Kayla, Dental Hygienist
Kayla is a registered dental hygienist who first joined our team as a dental assistant in 2013. She gradated from the Des Moines Area Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She has also obtained certification in CPR, local anesthesia, and the administration of nitrous oxide. Patients love her friendly and approachable demeanor. She loves the opportunity to build relationships with patients and help them become healthier.
She is a member of the Iowa Dental Hygienist’s Association and the American Dental Hygienist’s Association. She volunteers with the I-Smiles Mobile Trailer and at elementary schools, education children on the proper ways of caring for their smiles. She has a daughter named Millee who keeps her busy and she enjoys soaking up the sun at Lake Rathburn and cheering the Saint Louis Cardinals. Favorite quote: “Take a chance, you never know how perfect something can turn out to be.”
Lesley, Registered Dental Assistant (Albia and Polk City)
Lesley joined our team as a registered dental assistant in 2015. She attended the Des Moines Area Community College and earned a degree in Dental Assisting in 2014. Patients love her bright smile and friendly attitude. She loves getting to know her patients and seeing smiles on their faces when they leave. She has volunteered to teach kids during Dental Awareness Month and volunteered at the Iowa Special Olympics. She is also an IMOM volunteer. She is originally from Deloit, Iowa and has a dog named Bowzer. Outside of the office she enjoys playing tennis, camping, fishing, and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes and Denver Broncos. Favorite quote: “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”
Rachel, Front Office Coordinator
Rachel joined our team as our front office coordinator in 2015 after graduating with a degree in Office and Business Administration. She loves seeing familiar faces, and building lasting relationships with all of our patients.
Rachel regularly volunteers at elementary schools throughout the community performing fun oral health presentations for the children, and loves spending time with her husband and their daughter, Reagan. She has two dogs, Zoey and Piper, who are also very much a part of the family. When not in the office, Rachel enjoys hanging out with friends and family, preferably outdoors. Favorite quote: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Polk City Location
Jamie, Dental Assistant
Jamie joined our team in 2013. She has certifications in radiography, infection control, CPR, and AED. Jamie loves being able to help patients feel better about their smiles and themselves. Outside of the office, she loves spending time with her other half and three beautiful daughters. She also likes being outdoors and watching football. Favorite quote: “Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.”
Kris, Front Office Coordinator
Kris joined our Polk City office in 2016. She is also a Registered Dental Assistant with special certifications in Expanded Functions. Patients love that she is caring, outgoing, and treats them like family. She appreciates the chance to get to know her patients so she can serve them better. She is a member of her church and has volunteered with dental missions in Kenya as a team leader, conducting seven mission trips since 2008. Her family includes three sons, three daughter-in- laws, eight grandchildren, and one great granddaughter. Outside of the office she enjoys community service, family activities, and participating in missions. “I will hold myself to a standard of grace…not perfection!”
Paula, Dental Hygienist
Paula has been a Dental Hygienist with our team since 2015. She received her degree in Dental Hygiene from UTHSCSA, and has special certification in local anesthesia.
Patients appreciate Paula’s chatty nature, and her ability to make everyone feel comfortable. Paula loves meeting new patients and learning as much as she can about them as she helps them optimize their smiles.
Paula is a member of the PPA, and has been recognized as a top-notch photographer in 2015-2016. Her hobbies include photography, gardening, and kayaking. Favorite quote: “Gracious words are like honeycomb; sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24
Chelsea, Dental Hygienist
Chelsea joined our team as a Dental Hygienist in 2015, after graduating from DMACC-AAA with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She is also specially certified in local anesthesia and administration of nitrous oxide.
Chelsea is known for having a friendly, gentle touch and demeanor with all of her patients, and she thoroughly enjoys educating and motivating patients to reach and maintain their oral health needs and goals. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the Iowa Dental Hygiene Association
When time allows, Chelseas volunteers at local elementary schools, giving oral health presentations to children, and with Special Smiles. Outside of the office, Chelsea enjoys spending time with her husband, Jason, and their pet cat and dog. Her bobbies including travelling, being outside, and spending time with her family. Favorite quote: “Do what you can, for whom you can, with what you have, and where you are.”
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We invite you and your entire family to visit us at Cornerstone Dental, so we may begin offering you the treatments you need for a gorgeous smile and excellent oral health. You will enjoy an office with luxurious amenities, including paraffin hand treatment, warm scented towel, and DirecTV to keep you feeling content. Please call us today, so we can provide you and your loved ones the excellent care you deserve. We are happy to serve families from Polk City, Albia, and all surrounding communities.