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

We are now accepting new patients!

 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. 

​​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. 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.