Hi! I’m Dr. Mary! I’m very excited to be joining the Altoona Smiles family! This is one of the best parts of my homecoming back to central Iowa after spending two years working in Jackson, Wyoming. I grew up in Central Iowa and graduated high school from Collins-Maxwell just north of Altoona. I attended the University of Iowa where I received a bachelor’s in Biochemistry and my DDS degree. During our time there my husband and I became big Hawkeye enthusiasts and are looking forward to being driving distance from Kinnick again! In our free time my husband and I enjoy taking long walks with our two toy poodles and finding home improvement projects to tackle. We look forward to being back in the area and spending quality time with our family and friends again.
I enjoy being a dentist because of the active and engaging type of work the profession offers. I enjoy perfecting techniques and learning and applying new techniques that will improve outcomes. There is always something to learn and to offer to our patient base that will keep their smiles healthy and happy.
My goal as a dentist is to grow with the community and to strive to offer high quality dentistry to promote optimal outcomes for our patients. I want my patients to get to a point where they feel confident about their oral health and I want them to always feel confident with their smiles.