We are now accepting new patients!

Dr. Stewart, Dr. Smith, and staff are committed to being an extraordinary team that treats every patient as family. We hope this page provides you with comfort and ease to becoming a patient at Ankeny Dental Center. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at your convenience. 

Information regarding Covid-19:

Tuesday May 12th, we will begin seeing patients for elective care, as well as continue seeing patients for emergent and urgent care.

Infection control has always been a top priority in our practice and processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to inform you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Along with our best judgement, we follow the activity of these agencies to stay up-to-date on any new infection control procedures, rulings, or guidance that may be issued.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questionsand to also discuss recent changes at our office that you will encounter. You will then be asked those same questions again when you are in the office
  • Masks will be required for all guests upon entering our office, but removed once in the treatment room.
  • We ask you take your temperature at home, before your appointment, and to stay home if you have a fever. We will also take your temperature upon entering the office.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys, and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options when scheduling your appointment.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep every patient and staff member safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please
contact our officeor call 515-964-0621.

If you feel sick, develop a cough, or fever please contact our office or call 515-964-0621 to reschedule your appointment. We ask that you please give us 48 hours in advance if you need to reschedule your appointment for other reasons. 

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.

Click the button below to download the screening form ahead of time.

​​At your first appointment, we will need to update any necessary radiographs, as needed. However, if you recently had some made at another office, just let us know and we will work with you to have them sent over. We will conduct a thorough initial exam looking for any abnormalities, gum disease, or cavities. We will then educate you and review your treatment options to create a personalized plan specific for your dental needs, using  Dr. Stewart and Dr. Smith's recommendations. 

A dental cleaning is usually done on the same day as the initial visit.  However, If your needs are more complex, a comprehensive medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day. 


Your first Visit

How do you become a new patient?

New Patient

Call our office directly at 515-964-0621or request an appointment on our website and our staff will call you!

Our staff can take your information over the phone so that you can schedule an appointment that is convenient for you. 

​At your initial visit please provide a list of your medications you are currently taking, radiographs that were taken by a previous dentist, and dental insurance information.

Also, if you prefer, you can download, print, fill in your information, and bring these forms with you for your first visit. 

If you are scheduling for a child who has not had a lot of dental office experience before, please call our office for tips on how to make them feel more comfortable! 

We would be happy to give them a tour of the office with no treatment done, so that they are more comfortable when the time comes.

Read more about our Pediatric Dental services that we offer and why pediatric dentistry is important!

Pediatric Dental Appointments