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

Dr. Daniel Van Roekel grew up in Grinnell, Iowa after being born in nearby Monroe, Iowa. He attended the University of Northwestern – St. Paul for undergrad and was an Academic All-American while competing as a member of the golf team. After graduation, Dr. Daniel graduated from the University of Iowa – College of Dentistry to complete his Doctorate of Dental
Surgery (D.D.S.).

Dr. Daniel is thrilled to be back in central Iowa practicing near the community that raised him. Outside of work he stays busy parenting his two boys Theo and Henry alongside his wonderful wife, Shelby. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, traveling, guitar, and sporting events. Additionally, he enjoys helping out on his family’s farm.

He looks forward to meeting you and helping you meet your dental health goals!

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.