Ankeny Dental Associates

Meet the Team at Ankeny Dental Associates

At Ankeny Dental Associates, while your dental needs are our number one priority, we strive to provide the highest quality dental care for your family. Our expert dentists and staff work together to make sure you are comfortable from the moment you enter our office.

When you choose Ankeny Dental Associates, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. All three of our dentists were trained at The University of Iowa College of Dentistry, where they earned their Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees.

They are committed to practicing with current knowledge regarding the latest techniques in the field and guiding you in making well-informed decisions regarding your oral health. Our team takes the time to develop personalized treatment plans, increase your knowledge, and help you feel comfortable with your treatment.

Please call us, and we will be happy to arrange an appointment at your convenience. Until then, we hope you’ll take a moment to get to know our team.

Dr. Zackary K. Dow

Dr. Zackary Dow was born and raised in Ottumwa, IA. After graduating from Ottumwa High School in 1995, he attended Iowa State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. In 2004, Dr. Dow graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry with his DMD.

His professional affiliations include membership in the American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association, Des Moines District Dental Society, and the G.V. Black Dental Study Club.

Dr. Dow resides in Ankeny, Iowa, and enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. His interests include reading, cycling, hiking, photography, landscaping, and ceramics.

Dr. Gregory S. McCullough

Dr. Gregory McCullough was born in Storm Lake and has lived in Iowa his entire life. After graduating from Ankeny High School in 1987, he completed his undergraduate education at Iowa State University in 1991. Dr. McCullough graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1995.

In addition to maintaining his schedule in his dental office, he is also active in the American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association, Des Moines District Dental Society, and the G.V. Black Dental Study Club. Dr. McCullough resides in Ankeny with his wife and three children and enjoys his children’s activities, fishing, and reading.

Dr. Brian J. Miller

Dr. Brian Miller was raised in West Des Moines and graduated from Des Moines Christian School in 2005. He attended he University of Iowa and graduated with undergraduate degrees in psychology and interdepartmental studies. He went on to pursue his dream of becoming a dentist by graduating from he University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2014. He previously practiced in Albia, IA.

Dr. Miller is a member of the American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association, Des Moines District Dental Society, and the G.V. Black Dental Study Club. He resides in Ankeny and enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. Dr. Miller enjoys skiing in Colorado, camping, and canoeing.

Kelly O.

Dental Hygienist

Kelly attended Des Moines Area Community College and has been with Ankeny Dental Associates since 1999. As a native of West Des Moines, Kelly values the time she spends getting to know her patients, hearing their stories, and watching their families grow through the years.

In her free time, Kelly enjoys quilting and craft projects.

Megan

Dental Hygienist

Megan attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.

She has been with Ankeny Dental Associates since December 2007 and loves the relationships she has built with our patients through the years. Megan enjoys having conversations and joking around with her patients to help put them at ease. As a native of Gothenburg, NE (Go Big Red!!), she likes that the job helps her to get to know people in the community, which makes Ankeny feel like home.

Megan loves lifting weights and is also a kickboxing instructor. She is very passionate about traveling out of the country and exploring new places with her husband

Beth

Dental Hygienist

Beth attended Des Moines Area Community College and is a native of Defiance, IA. She has been with Ankeny Dental Associates since 2015.

Outside of the office, Beth enjoys running, doing anything outdoors, traveling, reading, and spending time with her dog, family, and friends.

Brittney

Registered Dental Hygienist

Brittney attended Iowa Central Community College where she received her associate degree in dental hygiene. She has been with Ankeny Dental Associates since April 2016, and she enjoys meeting and getting to know patients of all ages. Brittney is also happy to work with such an excellent team!

A native of Fort Dodge, Brittney enjoys spending her free time outdoors with friends and family as well as crafting and doing projects around the house.

Katie

Dental Hygienist

Katie received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at the University of South Dakota and has been working with us since 2016.

A native of Paullina, IA, Katie spends her free time reading and spending time with her husband Zach and their dog Millie.

Rachel

Dental Hygienist

Rachel attended Iowa University to study Child, Adult, and Family Services and Des Moines Area Community College where she received associates degrees in Science and Dental Hygiene. She joined us in March 2018 and enjoys having the opportunity to meet new patients and get to know what matters to them.

Rachel is a native of Polk City, IA and likes to spend her free time attending Iowa State football and basketball games, hanging out with friends, and working out.

Liz

Dental Hygienist

Liz attended Faith Bible College where she earned her Associate of Arts degree, then went on to attend Des Moines Area Community College where she received her Associate of Applied Science degree.

Liz has been a member of our team since 2001. She enjoys having the opportunity to interact with people of all ages and backgrounds on a daily basis and helping them understand the "why" and "how" of oral home care. Liz loves building trust with her patients and helping them achieve excellent oral health. 

Liz is a native of St. Charles, IA and, with a houseful of boys, she doesn’t have much spare time. But she enjoys anything having to do with the outdoors, particularly hiking, canoeing, and biking. She also enjoys playing sand volleyball in the summer with her husband and just hanging out with her kids.

Kelly G.

Dental Hygienist

Kelly attended the dental hygiene program at Des Moines Area Community College and has been with Ankeny Dental Associates since 2011. The aspect of her job she enjoys most is the time she spends getting to know her patients.

Kelly’s family moved around a lot, but she has called Ankeny home since 5th grade when they relocated here. She and her husband have two kids, ages five and three, so she doesn’t have a lot of free time. But when she does, you can find Kelly gathering with friends and family and squeezing a workout or bike ride into her busy schedule.

Kara

Dental Assistant

Kara has been with Ankeny Dental Associates since 1999. She is a native of Urbandale and attended Des Moines Area Community College where she received her dental assisting training.

Kara likes to spend her free time with her family or reading a great book.

Jamie

Dental Assistant

Jamie received her training at Brookline College and joined Ankeny Dental Associates in February 2018. She is a native of Maxwell, IA and enjoys movies and traveling in her free time.

Kristi

Dental Assistant

Kristi received her training at Iowa Central Community College’s Dental Assistant Program. She has been part of the Ankeny Dental team since May 2018. Kristi is a native of Fort Dodge, IA and loves building relationships with all our patients and making sure they have a great experience every time they visit our office.

In her free time, Kristi enjoys her grandchildren and family and friends. She also likes walking her dogs, and she and her husband enjoy traveling to new places. 

Jolene

Receptionist

Jolene started with Ankeny Dental Associates as a chairside assistant after graduating from Des Moines Area Community College and has held various positions in our practice since. She enjoys meeting and helping people and watching our youngest patients grow up.

Jolene is a native of Des Moines but has lived in Ankeny most of her life. In her free time, she enjoys being with family, hiking, canoeing, and biking. 

Tawny

Certified Dental Assistant

Tawny is one of our veteran team members and has been with Ankeny Dental Associates since 1994. She is a native of Gilbert, IA and attended Des Moines Area Community College where she studied dental assisting. Tawny enjoys meeting and getting to know all about our patients and loves the awesome team she works with.

Tawny enjoys spending free time traveling with her husband and being with her family as well as gardening in the summer. 

Allie

Dental Assistant

Allie is a native of Albia, IA. She attended Indian Hills Community College and joined Ankeny Dental Associates in April 2018. The aspect of Allie's job that she enjoys most is that she gets to work with such an amazing team!

When she’s not helping patients, Allie likes spending time with family and friends. She also loves horseback riding and being outdoors.

Barbara

Dental Assistant/Front Desk

Barbara has been with us for over 30 years and is happy to have finally earned the privilege of working part-time! She is a native of Collins, IA and attended Des Moines Area Community College. Barbara enjoys working with our wonderful doctors and awesome staff and seeing patients every six months and hearing their stories.

Barbara loves traveling with her husband, spending time with family and friends, and going home to visit the farm. She also enjoys photography and has nine beautiful grandkids who keep them entertained. 

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