615 E. 14th St. Des Moines, IA 50316
(515)262-2655 Phone
(515)262-2651 Fax

DES MOINES

OFFICE

We are located right off of I-35, next to McDonald's and in the same parking lot as La Tapatia.

Hintz Family Dentistry's Des Moines office opened its door on January 12, 2012 as the second location for the dental practice.

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Our Des Moines 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

Brett Jones, DDS

Dr. Jones was born in southern Utah where he also attended elementary and high school. Following high school, he served a two year church mission in the Dominican Republic where he learned Spanish and gained a love for the Latino people. Upon returning from the Dominican Republic, Dr. Jones attended Dixie State College of Utah and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Biology.

 

Dr. Jones attended dental school at Indiana University. During his time at IU, he took a service learning trip to Ecuador to serve the dental needs of the people there. Upon earning his DDS degree, Dr. Jones joined Hintz Family Dentistry in July 2012 and has enjoyed serving the people in central Iowa.

 

Dr. Jones is married to Kim Jones, and they have 4 wonderful kids.

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

Dentist

Marisa Heisterkamp, DDS

Dr. Marisa earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Grand View University in Des Moines, IA. From there, she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2019. She is a member of both the American Dental Associated and the Iowa Dental Association, as well as the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.

She’s volunteered her services at the Iowa Mission of Mercy, which offers free dental care to people in need. Her easy-going personality and humor helps patients feel comfortable and welcoming. She looks forward to getting to know her patients and building a relationship with them.

Dr. Marisa enjoys spending time outside, watching her brothers play baseball, and relaxing her with three Bernese Mountain Dogs. She is extremely excited to be coming back to her hometown to serve the community one smile at a time!

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

Andrea Schubert Davis, RDH

Andrea grew up in Coralville, Iowa. She holds an AAS in Dental Hygiene from Kirkwood Community College and a BA in Business from the University of Iowa. 

 

Andrea has two dogs and two cats, and she loves to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys traveling to Guatemala where she has two god children and being able to help out those in need.

 

Her hobbies include photography, gardening, and enoying the great outdoors.

 

Andrea joined Hintz Family Dentistry in February 2016.

Dental Hygienist, Assistant Office Manager

Andrea French, RDH

Andrea is a Southsider.  She attended Des Moines Area Community College for the Dental Hygiene Program.  She received her license in 2000.  She loves to cook, spend time with her family, and enjoys spending time with her two dogs.

She joined Hintz Family Dentistry in March 2019

Dental Hygienist

Kayla Smiley, RDH

Kayla grew up in Des Moines, IA. She graduated from Des Moines Area Community College with her AAS in Dental Hygiene in 2017.

Kayla has two daughters and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Dental Hygienist

Roxana Zazueta, RDH

Roxana grew up in Marshalltown, IA, where she attended Marshalltown Community College and received her Dental Assisting diploma. She continued her education and graduated from Des Moines Area Community College with her AAS in Dental Hygiene in 2019.

Roxana loves spending time with her family, and loves to travel. Her hobbies include jogging, reading and baking.

 

She speaks both English and Spanish fluently.

Dental Hygienist

Daenna Cerda

Daenna was born and raised in Oxnard, CA. Daenna attended Oxnard College and then attended San Fernando Dental Center for dental assisting. She received her Dental Assistant certificate in 2012.

 

She has 2 beautiful children, a boy and a girl. She loves spending time with her husband and kids. Daenna and her family live in Des Moines, IA.

 

Daenna joined the Hintz Family Dentistry team in August 2011. She enjoys interacting with patients on a daily basis.

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

Dental Assistant

Deborah Lopez

Debora was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa and graduated from Roosevelt High School. She is currently attending DMACC to study Dental Hygiene.

She loves spending time with her loved ones and traveling, especially to Guatemala. 

Debora started at Hintz Family Dentistry in March 2016.

Debora 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 started at 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

Brian Mendoza

Brian was born in Des Moines, Iowa and graduated from East High School in 2014.

​He enjoys listening to music, drawing, photography, and playing video games.

​Brian began working at Hintz Family Dentistry in July 2018. He enjoys learning new things.

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

Dental Assistant

Esmeralda Maria-Mendoza

Esmeralda was born and raised in Iowa and graduated high school in 2012.

​She lives in Des Moines with her two dogs. Esmeralda enjoys yoga, spending time with friends and family, and working on hobbies such as taxidermy.

​She joined the Hintz Family Dentistry team in July 2018.

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

Dental Assistant

Eliza Moran

Eliza was born and raised in Marshalltown, IA. She graduated from Marshalltown High School in 2018 and went straight into Marshalltown Community College where she completed her Dental Assistant degree in 2019.

She enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Eliza joined Hintz Family Dentistry in July 2019. She enjoys helping patients feel at ease by listening, educating and comforting them during their appointments. Eliza looks forward to meeting you!

She speaks both English and Spanish fluently.

Dental Assistant

Bethlehem Rivera

Bethlehem was born in Meriden, CT and moved around the country multiple times. In 2018 she became a registered Dental Assistant.

Beth recently moved to Iowa, where she loves to spend time with her family and meeting new people.

Beth joined Hintz Family dentistry in August 2019 and is currently completing on-the-job-training to obtain her Dental Assistant license in the state of Iowa.

Dental Assistant

Amparo Menendez

Amparo was born in El Salvador, Ahuachapan and moved to Perry, Iowa when she was 4 years old. She graduated Perry High School in 2016 and is planning to attend DMACC this summer doing online classes for Business Management or Accounting.

Amparo loves being with her boyfriend and their 3 dogs named Oso, Simba, and Oreo. She also enjoys playing soccer, in which she plays goalie, as well as going running and spending time with her family.

Amparo joined the Hintz Family Dentistry team in February 2018.

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

Front Receptionist

Marie Ortiz

Biography coming soon

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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