Meet the Team

Our Dental Assistants

Our Dental Assistants are here to make you more comfortable. They have many tasks at Grove & Platt Dental Associates, P.L.C., ranging from providing comfortable, friendly care and taking X-rays, to careful record keeping and scheduling your appointments! We’re here to make you feel at home and like part of our family!

Dental Assistant

Fikreta

Fikreta is a registered Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions. She graduated in 2012 and has...

Fikreta is a registered Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions. She graduated in 2012 and has enjoyed working in the dental field. She appreciates building relationships with our patients and loves learning about their lives.

In her free time, she loves to read and spend time with her family.

Dental Assistant

Fatima

Fatima graduated from the Dental Assisting program at DMACC in 2018 and joined our Grove...

Fatima graduated from the Dental Assisting program at DMACC in 2018 and joined our Grove and Platt Dental team shortly after her graduation.

Fatima lives in Urbandale with her husband, Damir and son Elin. In her free time, Fatima enjoys reading, shopping, and traveling with friends and family.

Dental Assistant

Ashley

Ashley is a registered, certified, and expanded functions Dental Assistant. Ashley graduated from...

Ashley is a registered, certified, and expanded functions Dental Assistant. Ashley graduated from IWCC in Council Bluffs with a degree in dental assisting in 2007. She joined Grove & Platt Dental Associates, P.L.C. with seven years of experience in the dental field.

Ashley, and her husband Juston, live in Stuart. Together they have two sons, Dillon and Chace, and two spoiled dogs, Sophia and Axel. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family at their farm in Western Iowa.

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Tara

Tara graduated from the Scott Community College Dental Assisting Program in Benttendorf...

Tara graduated from the Scott Community College Dental Assisting Program in Benttendorf, Iowa in 2004.

Tara moved to Grimes in August of 2019 with her husband Mark. Together they have two daughters, two grandchildren, as well as two spoiled dogs.In her free time, Tara enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially her grand babies, boating, golfing, riding motorcycles, and traveling.

Dental Assistant

Tami

Tami is a Registered and Certified Dental Assistant with Expanded Duties. Tami graduated...

Tami is a Registered and Certified Dental Assistant with Expanded Duties.

Tami graduated from Ankeny DMACC Dental program in 1981, and was working in an office before she graduated. She really enjoys getting to know the patients and their families and always seems to find connections.

In her spare time, Tami enjoys spending time with her husband Chris. They enjoy riding the Harley and have gone on many trips seeing the country. Tami has been busy working on their new house out in the country. Tami also likes to sew, quilt, and putting in new flower gardens around the farm.

Dental Assistant

Abby

Abby graduated from Southeast Polk High School in 2022. Shortly after graduation she started...

Abby graduated from Southeast Polk High School in 2022. Shortly after graduation, she started on-the-job training at Grove and Platt Dental Associates in December. After a full year of training, she received her certificate through the Iowa Dental Board.

Abby currently lives in Grimes. In her free time, Abby enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.

Dental Assistant

Wendy

Wendy graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in August of 2023. Upon graduation...

Wendy graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in August of 2023. Upon graduation, she joined the family here at Grove and Platt. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Wendy resides in Perry where she enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends. She has plans on attending dental hygiene school in the future.

Dental Assistant

Carly

Carly graduated from the Dental Assisting program at WITCC in 2023 and joined our Grove and Platt...

Carly graduated from the Dental Assisting program at WITCC in 2023 and joined our Grove and Platt family shortly after graduation.

Carly lives in Ankeny, but enjoys going back home to enjoy time with her family and friends. In her free time, Carly enjoys going to Iowa football games, watching basketball games, hanging with her girls (the chickens), and being outdoors.

Dental Assistant

Cris

Cris graduated from the Dental Assisting program at DMACC in 2023 and joined the Grove and Platt...

Cris graduated from the Dental Assisting program at DMACC in 2023 and joined the Grove and Platt Dental team shortly after her graduation.

Cris lives in Perry with her family. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. In her free time, Cris enjoys being outdoors, shopping, and spending time with family. In the future, she will be attending dental hygiene school.

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