What our patients say?

"I have never been more impressed with a Dental Office. First thing you are greeted by a stunning waiting area, that resembles more of a high class reception area, then a waiting room. Both receptionist's were wonderful, kind, and personable. After the standard first time patient paperwork (that they filled most out for me) I was taken on a tour of the office and was awestruck. The layout, the decor, and the staff... everything has been thought out and executed flawlessly. My hygienist was no different, fantastic. And I haven't even gotten to the Doctor yet. Everything was explained, and I was consulted on every decision. If you have never been offered an in chair comfort menu, you are going to the wrong dentist!"
Christopher D.
"If anyone is looking for a top of of the line dentistry in the Des Moines area I highly recommend scheduling your next appointment with Altoona Smiles! They truly make you feel part of the family the moment you walk in the door. Thank you to Dr. Heather Anderson and the entire Altoona Smiles staff for everything! Extremely professional and always friendly each and every single visit."
Mitchell W.
"Professional, prompt, courteous and efficient. I greatly appreciate ongoing information and viewing of pictures during my exams. The staff does a great job of explaining the what, where and why of any issues."
Brenda H.
"The experience was absolutely amazing. I walked in and was greeted by first name by the front desk. The conversation was a great start to my afternoon. Emily came and grabbed me a few minutes after I sat down for paperwork. She was hands down THE best and friendliest Hygienist I’ve ever associated with. She gave me a tour and made me feel at home. Dr. Eric stopped by and definitely gave me a great client relationship with meaningful conversation and the usual Pun’s and jokes. I work in retail so my bar is set high for customer/client interactions and this was definitely the place for “Smiles”. I appreciate all the time you took to answer my questions with alignment and reassurment! Can’t wait to see you for my next visit!"
Brad F.
Best dentist office in Des Moines area hands down! Dr Nicole is great and all of the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend everyone to them. They have fixed multiple problems my past dentist had caused and are very gentle handed.
James P.
"Dr Eric is a one-of-a-kind dentist that is hard to find anymore. He has a great personality and really listens to your questions and concerns. The staff is amazing as well. I would recommend his practice to any new patients! My kids and I have been going there for years and will continue to as well. If I could give more than 5 stars, I sure would! Thank you Dr Eric for all you have helped me with!!"
Stephanie P.
"I recommend this office to anyone! It is very clean and orderly, with the latest technology. I was amazed at how caring, nice, and gentle Dr. Heather Anderson and her assistant Stacy were. They were AWESOME! They made my experience of an extraction like no other before. It was literally painless. I felt a pinch from the Novocain shot and that was about the extent of it. The receptionist and the financial coordinator were extremely nice and helpful. They made sure my experience was as painless as possible. I am a trucker whom was just passing through with an excruciating pain and infection in my tooth. They seen to fixing the problem with little pain and little money. The rates were extremely reasonable. I only wish I could come to them with all my dental issues. Keep up the good work, Team! 👏"
Tiffany H.
"My wife and I moved here from TN and as luck would have it, we BOTH needed major dental work! After visiting some local offices, we tried Altoona Smiles. What a DIFFERENCE! Dr. Forsberg and his entire staff are not only caring and professional but made us feel welcomed and at home. Having folks that truly care about you as an individual makes Altoona Smiles a rare find in today's healthcare environment. Many thanks to all of the wonderful people at this outstanding dental facility."
Jim and Tammy H.
"This is the best place ever because it has the world's best people here."
- Age 10
"It took me some time before I could get comfortable at a dentists office. Mostly due to poor past experiences. My teeth were not in the best of shape and I knew that going would mean drilling and pain. Despite that I am glad I did, the people were nice and accommodating. They explained to me what I would need to do in order to lessen the pain. And they were patient when I needed a breather. They understood and that's all that I could have really hoped for. I am glad that I can smile without being self conscious and it's thanks to them."
Amanda R.
"This office is awesome. From the time you walk in until the time you leave. I personally am terrified of the dentist. Enough so, I endured a horrible tooth ache way to long. Dr. Nicole was very understanding and compassionate. She did everything to make the experience more than tolerable. Finally found my dental home!"
Shelli G.
"I have a very sensitive gag reflex which can make for difficult dental visits. Dr. Nicole and the staff have been very patient and understanding with me. They make things for me as easy as possible. I would recommend Altoona Smiles to anyone."
Nicole K.
"I saw Altoona Smiles while driving by and was looking for a new Dentist close to home. I finally called and I'm glad I did. Everyone is friendly, eager to please and very informative. I'll definitely tell my friends and family they should try Altoona Smiles out, they're great! The building is nice and new and smells new, love it!"
R. Jordan
"I have depended on Dr. Forsberg and his staff for my dental care for a long time. They have done a wonderful job caring for my dental needs. They are always kind, compassionate, & always professional."
Barbara P.
"Every experience I've had at Altoona Smiles has been great. Dr. Forsberg and his entire staff make you feel welcome from the moment you enter the office and continue to provide excellent customer service even after your visit is complete. As a dental professional myself, I trust Altoona Smiles with my family's oral healthcare."
Jennifer B.
"Dr. Forsberg has extended me great dental service. Dr. Forsberg is very upfront and shows me the reasons for any procedure that he recommends for me. His staff are very friendly and helpful while caring for my teeth. I highly recommend Altoona Smiles for your dental needs."
Terry P.
"Going to the dentist is not always the most popular event in any household, Dr. Forsberg has changed that notion for our family. We have received excellent treatment and care from Dr. Eric and his staff. He is competitive in his pricing, has a beautiful facility and all are extremely helpful and friendly. They use state of the art equipment and updated treatments. Altoona smiles is an excellent partner of the Altoona Chamber and Southeast Polk community"
Melissa H.
"I was treated very kindly. The people who work there are very thorough and efficient. They take being scared right out of you. The dentist himself is honest, pleasant and doesn't scare you."
Michelle E.
"I have been very impressed with the Altoona Smiles staff and services. All my experiences have been very positive. I would definitely recommend Altoona Smiles!"
Susan C.
"I recommend Altoona Smiles for all of your dentistry needs. The staff is highly skilled, considerate, compassionate and the most friendly in town.. with "Smiles" all around."
Paul G.
"Sabrina was very thorough. I felt confident that my teeth were as clean as they could possible get. My experiences was like going to Disneyland!"
Jim M.
"During my visits, I was treated very courteously and professionally! My Experience with Altoona Smiles has been exceptional. On a scale of 1-10 it has been a 20!!! Every time I was there and I was there a lot everyone treated me like I was part of their family. From the girls up front, to all the dental assistants, to Dr Nicole, and to Nishelle. My treatment was the best!! Dr Nichole's dental work was painless and precise. She took time and effort to make sure it was perfect! My visits were fun, and I hated going to the dentist. This is the first time in my 64 years that my teeth are in the best shape they can be in. Thank You so VERY MUCH!!!! You all are the best!!"
Vicky D.
"I have 3 boys who previously were terrified of the dentist. Since coming to Altoona Smiles they are relaxed, happy and LOVE Dr Eric and all his staff from the front desk to everyone in the back. They are AWESOME!!"
Rachel G.
"After a bad cavity repair at another dentist in another town my son's tooth became abscessed...a parents nightmare. Altoona Smiles made time for us, made us feel like family, as if we'd come there for a long time and made a scary situation so calm for my son. You can't put a price on that kind of care! Thank you! We will be back"
Nicole B.
"I want to say that I have treated more than fair with all my dealings and procedures with Dr Nicole and the staff at Altoona Smiles PC. They are always very concerned about my comfort level and that I completely understand what the procedures and the process is going to be.

Because of them I have a perfectly fitting partial and a great smile again!

Thank you Dr Nicole and Staff!!"
Roger H.
"All the staff are outstanding professionals here. I had the most thorough teeth cleaning ever by Sabrina. Everyone including support staff are caring and knowledgeable. Love this place for dental care! As a new patient, I would recommend Altoona Smiles to everyone needing care."
Cynthia J.
"This is the best dental care I could ever hope for. Dr Eric and staff are ideal, efficient, through, friendly and understanding. I'm very happy to see you all every 6 months. Thanks for the FANTASTIC CARE!!!!"
Daniel G.
"The BEST dentist office I have ever been to. Everyone on the staff is so friendly, they make sure you are comfortable and know everything about what is going to happen before they start. Love Dr. Eric and the entire staff!!"
Scarlett M.
"I highly recommend Altoona Smiles! Dr. Eric is absolutely amazing. I have high anxiety when it comes to going to the dentist. I’ve now had two pretty intense procedures done by Dr. Eric and I couldn’t be more satisfied. He helped me through my anxiety by talking to me every step of the way and making me feel comfortable! Also, all the hygienists and assistants, and all other office staff are just as welcoming and helpful."
Meagan D.
"I took my 3 year old son here to his first dental appointment and everyone we met was AMAZING! They made going to the dentist fun for my son--Mom win!!"
Ashley V.
"After going to the same dentist for 25 years, moved from east coast was nervous to switch dentist however, Very friendly, outgoing and answer ALL questions or concerns. They do great with our kids (ages 5 under). Dr. Nicole has assisted us with our check ups, procedures besides cleaning & always reviews our appointments with us Dr, Nicole is very sweet, gentle during ANY mouth care, caring and shows she’s there for her job & to do it right (along with hygienists & assistants- Sabrina was awesome!) I am very thankful the transition from east coast to Iowa for dental care- worked out amazingly. Thank you Altoona Smiles."
Ashleigh R.
"This is one of the friendliest, most professional dental establishments I have ever been in! I have had lots of dental work done and it has never been as thoroughly discussed with me prior to any procedure or as pain free as it is here. They genuinely care about you as a person.... not just a patient! Dr. Eric is a great listener and has unmatched skill in dentistry! If you're looking for a place that provides an environment that is comfortable and a practice that is more concerned about your health than filling their pockets, then this is the place to go. #Altoonasmilesmakesmesmile"
Julie B.
"I have had very bad experiences with dentists in my past so I was very worried. But they did great! I can honestly say I can't wait to come back. All the gals are so very nice."
B. Hayes
"Best dental appointment ever. Competence, experience, technology all first rate. VERY high recommendations for service & attitude-Best Ever!"
"At Altoona Smiles the entire staff is so friendly and personable. I love Altoona Smiles, this is the best Dentist and dental care I've had in all of my 40 years"
"Dr Nicole is awesome! She knows the dentist is not my favorite place to visit and somehow we manage to laugh through my appointments every time. The assistants and hygienists are all professional and great at their jobs."
Gina C.
"My husband and I are happy with Dr. Forsberg's service and work with each of our children. The children like him and feel safe."
"After many years without seeing a dentist I decided to finally go. I'm extremely pleased with Dr. Eric and his staff and would recommend Altoona Smiles to anyone."
Art S.
"Dr. Forsberg and his staff provide a great atmosphere and top quality dental service. I'm especially grateful for his office staff in their attention to following up with my insurance and making me feel comfortable. Quality dentistry and active members of their business community."
Hilary D.
"It had been 10 years since I had been to a dentist... I was petrified. Everyone at Altoona Smiles has completely changed my view of the dentist. My experience has been wonderful!"
Nichole C.
"I am a new patient at Altoona Smiles and couldn't be happier! Everyone is so professional and helpful. Giving good advice along with great service. I just had a cleaning yesterday with Maleah and Wow, what a gentle touch she has! Dr. Nicole is also very through and professional. Taking the time to show my cracked tooth with her camera on the spot. I appreciated that! Nishelle and Kyrie also helped me at the end of my appointment and they did it with a SMILE!"
T. Kessler
"Dr Forsberg and his staff have provided me excellent dental services in a professional and friendly manner. Thank you Eric, Kelli, Laura, April, Nishelle, and Amber!! "
Marty C.
"I had a tooth extraction today and didn't feel anything. I also didn't feel when the tooth came out. Had excellent care and concern from everyone."
Patricia G.
"During my visits, I was treated very courteously and professionally! My Experience with Altoona Smiles has been exceptional. On a scale of 1-10 it has been a 20!!! Every time I was there and I was there a lot everyone treated me like I was part of their family. From the girls up front, to all the dental assistants, to Dr Nicole, and to Nishelle. My treatment was the best!! Dr Nichole's dental work was painless and precise. She took time and effort to make sure it was perfect! My visits were fun, and I hated going to the dentist. This is the first time in my 64 years that my teeth are in the best shape they can be in. Thank You so VERY MUCH!!!! You all are the best!! "
Vicky D.
"Everyone is always so friendly, unlike any dentist office I've been before!!"
Jenny C.
"I've required extensive dental work and the staff, dental assistants, and Dr Nicole were wonderful! They helped sort through an allergy that that prevented me from seeking dental care. They were very patient and kind throughout the entire process. I've even brought my children there as new patients."
Kristin D.
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