About Dr. Daniel


“Coming from someone who has always had an enormous fear of all dentists, Dr. Daniel, and all the staff helped in calming my anxiety and making me feel extremely comfortable. Altoona Smiles, and Dr Daniel will be our forever dentist/dental office because they truly care about you as the patient!”

- Melanie V.

Dr. Daniel Van Roekel

I always knew I wanted to find something that would let me talk to people and get to know them, work with my hands, and leave a positive influence on my community. Dentistry is a career that allows for all that while providing an awesome opportunity to serve others.

I grew up in a farm family and have loved the opportunity to help with the operation. I love my family, friends, sports, the farm, music, traveling, photography, hiking, and cooking. I enjoy following my Cyclones and Packers. I (usually) love the game of golf and had the opportunity to play in college.

My wife and I love the Des Moines area and are thrilled at the opportunity to live in the city we met and were married in. We love spending time with our little one and are excited for his soon-to-arrive sibling!

Dr. Daniel

Meet Our Experienced & Compassionate Dentists

We are dedicated to serving the Altoona community by providing caring, affordable, personalized dental services. Our team is committed to creating a warm, pleasant atmosphere in which you will feel like you are among friends.