309 N. Ankeny Blvd. Ankeny, IA 50023
(515)965-1653 Phone
(515)965-2491 Fax

ANKENY

OFFICE

We are located across the street from Hy-Vee.
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Our Ankeny Staff

Jerad Hintz, DDS

Dr. Hintz grew up just north of Bondurant, Iowa attending elementary, junior high school, and graduating from Bondurant High School in 1997.

 

After high school, Dr. Hintz lived in Santiago, Chile for two years as a missionary. There he became fluent in Spanish and learned great appreciation and respect for the cultures and traditions of others.

 

Dr. Hintz graduated from Iowa State College of Liberal Arts in 2004 with double majors: Spanish and Biology. He graduated as a Doctor in Dental Surgery (DDS) in 2008 from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.

 

Dr. Hintz and his wife always wanted to return to central Iowa and raise their children there. After much consideration, Dr. Hintz decided to start his own dental practice, Hintz Family Dentistry PC. Dr. Hintz offers the entire family quality dental care in a modernly equipped facility where continued education and patient comfort is a priority. Our staff wants to take time to understand your needs and help you to be happy with your dental care.

 

Dr. Hintz lives in Bondurant with his wife and 6 children.

Dr. Hintz is considered a Spanish interpreter and translator according to the American Dental Association (ADA).

Dentist

Jameson Klavins, DDS

Dr. Klavins is an Iowa native born and raised in Urbandale. He first became interested in dentistry during middle school after taking a career finder test that lined up well with his interest in science and passion for art.

 

He graduated from Iowa State University in 2014 with a degree in Biology and then moved to Minneapolis to attend dental school at the University of Minnesota where he graduated in 2018.

 

While a student at Iowa State, Dr. Klavins was a member of the drumline in the marching and pep bands and still enjoys music today. His other interests include biking, hiking, backpacking, and spending time with family and friends.

 

He was excited to move back to his home state after joining Hintz Family Dentistry in June 2018. Dr. Klavins strives to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for each of his patients in order to improve their overall oral health.

Dentist

Scott Hansen, DDS

Dr Hansen was born in north central Illinois, and grew up on a family farm.  He graduated from The University of Iowa with a BS in Biology in 1984.  Dr Hansen worked at the Dow's Institute for Dental Research at the College of Dentistry prior to attending dental school.  He has authored and corroborated on several dental articles relating to cavity remineralization, Fluoride toothpaste clinical trials and dental filling materials. He presented research findings at several national meetings. Dr Hansen graduated from The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1991.

He owned his own general dental practice in Davenport, Iowa for many years before moving to Ankeny.  Dr Hansen and his wife, Georgia, have been married thirty-five years. They have two married children and two granddaughters all of whom have made Ankney their home. The Hansen's enjoy boating, biking, and kayaking. Mostly, they enjoy being close to the kids and grandkids.

Dr Hansen joined Hintz Family Dentistry in March 2019. His mission is to provide high-quality personalized care and dental education that makes his patients feel comfortable and completely at ease. 

Dentist

Wendy Carnahan

Wendy has been working at Hintz Family Dentistry since September 2008. She started working in our office as the receptionist.

 

She showed great interest in dental assisting and did on the job training to become a registered dental assistant. She completed her training in March 2010. She is eager to help you with any questions or concerns you might have.

 

She lives in Bondurant with her 5 sons and 1 daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family and scrapbooking.

Office Manager

Mariela Maria-Mendoza

​Mariela was born and raised in Iowa and is currently going to school to become an OB/GYN. She is currently attending DMACC's Ankeny campus.

 

Mariela has two dogs - a chihuahua named Pixie and a husky named Oakley. She enjoys working out and spending time with family and friends.

 

Mariela joined Hintz Family Dentistry in May 2015 as a receptionist.

Mariela is considered a Spanish interpreter and translator according to the American Dental Association (ADA).

Assistant Office Manager

Thanh Tran, RDH

Thanh was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She moved to the United States in 2004.

 

Thanh got her Dental Assistant certificate in 2010, and she continued with her education and became a dental hygienist in 2013.

 

Thanh lives with her husband and their two French Lop rabbits. She likes to cook, spend time with family, and watch cooking shows.

 

She joined Hintz Family Dentistry in February 2014.

Thanh is considered a Vietnamese interpreter according to the American Dental Association (ADA).

Dental Hygienist

Andrea Carlson, RDH

Andrea holds an AAS from DMACC in Dental Hygiene and a BA from the University of Northern Iowa. She started with Hintz Family Dentistry in September of 2014 and works in both the Des Moines and Ankeny offices.

 

In the dental field, she loves helping people learn how to take care of their oral health and how good oral health contributes to overall health. Additionally, Andrea is excited for the opportunity to use and improve her Spanish.

 

She lives in the Des Moines area with her husband, two active boys, and dog. She enjoys gardening, yoga, zumba, and attending her children's sporting and music events.

Andrea is considered a Spanish interpreter according to the American Dental Association (ADA).

Dental Hygienist

Bailey Reyes, RDH

Bailey was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and she moved to Iowa in 2012. She holds an AAS in Dental Hygiene and is currently working toward her Bachelor in Business.

Bailey enjoys spending time with her son and reading. Her hobbies include language learning and gaming.

She began at Hintz Family Dentistry in February 2018.

Dental Hygienist

Karen Alcaraz

Karen attended Vatterott College to earn her degree in Dental Assisting. She received her certificate in 2011.

 

Karen lives in Des Moines with her husband and three sons.

 

Karen started working at Hintz Family Dentistry in May 2010.

Karen is considered a Spanish interpreter according to the American Dental Association (ADA).

Dental Assistant

Stephanie Silva

Stephanie was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and moved to Iowa in 2005. She graduated from Perry High School in 2013. Stephanie completed on the job training and became a registered dental assistant in December 2014.

She surrounds herself with music, enjoys spending time with family and friends, meeting new people, and loves to watch movies.

Stephanie began working at Hintz Family Dentistry in February 2017. She loves to learn something new every day thanks to the doctors and staff members.

Stephanie is considered a Spanish interpreter according to the American Dental Association (ADA).

Dental Assistant

Ruby Contreras

Ruby was born in Anaheim, CA but raised in Des Moines, IA. Ruby graduated from North High School in 2013 and attended DMACC for a few years.

Ruby hopes to complete the job training to become a registered dental assistant and later become a hygienist.

Ruby joined Hintz Family Dentistry in May 2017.

 

Ruby is considered a Spanish interpreter according to the American Dental Association (ADA).

Dental Assistant

Jakeline Guerrero

Jakeline, who usually just goes by Jakkie, is currently attending DMACC for Criminal Justice.

She has a little Dachshund named Nova that she loves playing with or taking on walks. Jakkie also enjoys hanging out with her friends and family. She also enjoys traveling, going to the movies, and writing.

Jakeline is considered a Spanish interpreter according to the American Dental Association (ADA).

Dental Assistant

Linda Kuhn

Linda was born in Tucson, Arizona and moved to Perry, Iowa in the third grade. She graduated from Perry high school in 1986 and went on to attend Des Moines Area Community College and was granted a diploma with a Degree of Dental Assisting in 1988.

 

She still lives in Perry with her husband and their three Yorkies. She enjoys spending time with her husband and her grandkids. She also enjoys shopping, traveling to different areas and camping (glamping).

 

She joined Hintz Family Dentistry in April 2019 where she continues to grow her love for dentistry along with her passion for helping people.

Dental Assistant

Alyssa Lundquist

Alyssa was born and raised in Iowa and attended MCC where she received her Dental Assisting License.  Alyssa enjoys spending time with her 3 kids, family and friends. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, hiking, music and bike riding.

She began working for Hintz Family Dentistry in March 2019

Dental Assistant

Ashley Yilek

Ashley was born and raised in a small town outside of Marshalltown, IA and moved to Ames to attend Iowa State University. She graduated from Marshalltown Community College for Dental Assisting.

She enjoys spending time in the gym, traveling with her boyfriend, meeting new people, and taking her two Australian Shepherds on fun adventures!

Dental Assistant

Chelsea Clark

Chelsea was born in Waterloo, Iowa and lived in Gladbrook, Iowa until 2004 when her family moved to New Sharon, Iowa. She graduated from North Mahaska High School in 2011. She attended Marshalltown Community College and graduated in June 2019.

Chelsea enjoys spending time with friends and family, going on vacation and spending time outdoors.

Chelsea joined Hintz Family Dentistry in July 2019. She enjoys working with the doctors and staff because they are always willing to help her learn new things to better her skills.

Dental Assistant

Shawna Moreland

Shawna is from Radcliffe, Iowa; born and raised as a small town Iowa girl.

She loves spending time with her family as well as camping, fishing, and sledding - anything that gets her outside. Shawna is exposing her kids to the world in her free time.

She started at Hintz Family Dentistry in January 2018.

Front Receptionist

Haleigh Dolder

Haleigh was born in Clare, IA and resides in Ankeny, IA. She graduated from Iowa State University in December 2018 with a degree in Kinesiology. She plans to attended graduate school to obtain her doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Haleigh loves spending time with friends and family and enjoys being outside.

She joined Hintz Family Dentistry in July 2019.

Front Receptionist

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