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Meet Our Team

Dr. L. Eric Anderson, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Anderson grew up on a family farm in Tampico, Illinois. He graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1994. In 1999, he graduated from the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry, receiving awards in multiple disciplines of dental practice. In 2006, he received certificates in Advanced Practice Management from Kellogg School of Business. With a strong passion for education, Dr. Anderson has served as an adjunct associate professor at the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry.

In August of 2000, Dr. Anderson bought the dental practice of Dr. William E. Nelson, which currently operates in West Des Moines. Dr. Anderson strives to provide the latest in diagnostic technology for his patients. In November of 2014, Anderson Dental Group installed 3-D Cone Beam Radiography in the office. This technology is an incredible tool for placing implants, diagnosing root canals, and examining all areas of the mouth with a 3-D view!

2015 brought big changes for Dr. Anderson, as he purchased the dental office of Dr. Howard Belsheim in Adel, Iowa. Dr. Anderson is excited to bring his passion for dentistry to the patients of Adel Dental Group!

Dr. Anderson and his wife, Diana, have four children that keep them very busy. As a family, they enjoy motorcycles, travel, camping, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends!

Dr. Ames Cross, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Ames Cross graduated from the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry. He completed his undergraduate degree at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa where he studied biology and graduated magna cum lauda. He was born and raised in Urbandale, Iowa.

Dr. Cross had specific training during his dental training at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines and completed a rotation with a focus on geriatric populations in the Special Care Clinic at the University of Iowa. Dr. Cross is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He has also enjoyed volunteering with the Iowa Mission of Mercy.

Dr. Cross is happily married to Mallory Cross, also an Urbandale native. They are expecting their first child in June of 2015. In his free time, Dr. Cross enjoys spending time with his wife, their dog, Bauer, and his extended family. Hockey has always been one of Dr. Cross’s greatest passions and he continues that passion by participating in the Des Moines Men’s Hockey League. He also enjoys golfing, cooking, exercising, and hunting.

Dr. Rachel Reis, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Rachel Reis is a 2003 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and 2007 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. She was born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa and moved to the Des Moines area after graduating. Dr. Reis is a member of the American Dental Association and Iowa Dental Association. She completed rotations at pediatric focused practices while in dental school and has volunteered with Iowa Mission of Mercy.

 
Dr. Reis and her husband, Jim, moved to Adel in 2013. They have two young sons, Benton and Tyson. The boys are starting to get involved in sports and activities in the community which will keep them busy for years to come. Rachel enjoys golfing, running road races and cheering on Iowa collegiate sports in her free time.

Diana

Practice Manager

Diana has enjoyed working in the dental field for over 20 years, and is very proud to be involved with a team that is committed to its skill and knowledge. Each team member possesses a particular area of expertise to make sure each patient’s experience here at Anderson Dental Group is a pleasant one.

Diana’s experience becomes readily apparent to patients as she is able to articulate all the services here at Anderson Dental Group. Her infectious smile and passion for helping people show, as she ensures patients feel good about their overall experience. Whether it is a question regarding a particular treatment, confusion about insurance benefits, or assistance is needed scheduling appointments, Diana is a great resource.

Diana and her husband, Eric, have 4 beautiful children that keep them very active! As a family they enjoy traveling, golfing, boating, walking, and spending time with family and friends.

Dawn

Business Manager

While Dawn’s main focus is to keep the practice running smoothly, she especially enjoys the time she spends with patients. Dawn began working with Anderson Dental Group in 2003, and absolutely LOVES her job, the staff, and the patients! Prior to joining Anderson Dental (and the “dental industry”), she gained a wide variety of experience in the business sector – through various credit, human resources,and operations management roles.

This will be an exciting year at Dawn’s house! Not only will Dawn & Jay celebrate their 30th Anniversary, but their daughter Megan will be getting married, their son Bryce will graduate from ISU and their daughter Jaymie will graduate from high school. Lots of celebrations – and we count our blessings every day!

Rebecca

Hygienist

Rebecca graduated from Iowa Western Community College’s Dental Hygiene program in 2001. Her degree included receiving clinical training from Creighton University’s Dental School in Omaha, Nebraska. Rebecca was the Membership Chair for the Nebraska Dental Hygienist Association before moving to Central Iowa. She has been the Hygienist for Dr. Belsheim’s office, and now Adel Dental Group, since 2009 and enjoys building relationships with all of her patients!

Rebecca grew up on a farm in Southern Iowa. She and her husband, Cliff, have two sons, Bryson and Kaden, who keep them busy with 4-H, Cub Scouts, and Baseball. They are proud to call Adel their home! Rebecca enjoys being with her family and friends, woodworking, and “junking”.

Kyle

Hygienist

Kyle graduated from Missouri Southern State University in spring 2014 with a degree in dental hygiene. Shortly after graduating, she moved to Iowa to begin her career with ADG in 2015.  She married her husband, Wade, in June of 2017.  Kyle enjoys visiting and getting to know each one of her patients and assessing their dental needs. When she’s not working, she loves spending time hunting, traveling, and spending time in Kansas with her family and friends.

Karla

Hygienist

Karla was a Dental Assistant for six years before going back to school to become a Dental Hygienist. She attended the Dental Hygiene program at DMACC and has been in the dental field for over 20 years.  Karla is married to Doug, and they have two children, Kendre and Kolby. In their leisure time, they enjoy being with their children and friends boating during the summer.

Andi

Front Desk Personnel

Andi has been in the dental field since 1997. In 1997 she graduated from the Dental Assisting Program from Kirkwood Community College and is currently a registered, expanded function dental assistant. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, customer service and is proud to be a part of a highly skilled professional team. She is committed to ensuring patients have a welcoming experience, providing a smile to everyone. Andi is always willing to help you with scheduling needs or inquiries.

Andi is married to Charlie and they have two children, a daughter Ryen and son Will. Andi enjoys doing anything from sporting events, gymnastics, bike rides, crafts and anything with her family.

Nancy

Front Desk Personnel

While spending the past approximately 28 years of her working career in pediatric, as well as, general dentistry, Nancy has grown to love the front desk dental position and the interaction with the patients. During the last 18 years, she worked for Dr. Belsheim. When Dr. Belsheim sold the practice and soon retired, she also considered retirement, however being so impressed with Drs. Anderson, Kouri, and Cross, she has decided to stay with the practice! Nancy and her husband Ron, originally from Greenfield, Iowa, raised three children, Tamera Hanson (Mark), Rhonda Wiggins, and Matthew Wiggins (Aly) all graduating from Dallas Center. They are very proud of their family, including 6 grandchildren. Eight years ago, Ron and Nancy moved from their acreage in the Adel-Dallas Center area to Urbandale, and in Nancy’s free time, if her grandchildren are not available, you will find her in the flower garden with her favorite shovel, planting something new or with some stones creating a new planting area.

Mary

Dental Assistant

Mary graduated from Vatterott College in 2005 as an expanded functions dental assistant. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is committed to ensuring patients have a welcoming experience. Her smile and laughter are contagious!  Mary joined ADG in 2016 and loves serving her community. She and her husband, Jerry, have been residents of Adel since 2006 and have daughter named Taylor.  In her down time Mary enjoys watching her husband drive his race car, being at her childhood farm, riding horses, helping with 4H and spending time with family and friends.

Donna

Dental Assistant

Donna is a graduate from the DMACC Dental Assistant program.  She loves working in the dental community with Adel Dental Group and seeing new friendly faces everyday. She loves meeting new people and creating new relationships while focusing on patient care. Donna plans to go back to school someday to earn a degree in Dental Hygiene but for now enjoys being a Dental Assistant and expanding her knowledge for that field.  She enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.  Donna has two golden retrievers that go everywhere with her.