Dr. Amie Rockow-Nelson always dreamed of becoming a dentist and setting up a practice in Ames, Iowa, home of her beloved Cyclones. She graduated from Iowa State University in 1992 and then continued her studies at Creighton University Dental School. Dr. Amie worked as a Resident in Dentistry at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St Louis, Missouri for one year. Then in 2001, she began setting up her own private practice in Ames.
After so many years of education, Dr. Amie is still continuing to improve her own technique as well as the skills and precision of her highly professional team members. She is a participant in the study of advanced dentistry techniques at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics, where she pursues cutting edge training on aesthetic dentistry, posterior restoration, occlusion, neuromuscular dentistry, full mouth reconstruction, and smile designs. She completed the Tufts University Residency for Dental Sleep Medicine and received her diplomat from the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. These program requirements are rigorous, detailed and time-consuming. Dr. Amie’s commitment and love of dentistry ensures that her patients feel confidence, trust and personal gain in their treatment.
Iowa State University B.S., 1992 • Creighton University D.D.S., 1999 • Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society Society • Creighton University Hospital-based Residency – St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri, 2000 • Anterior Cosmetic Course, Hornbrook Group, Kansas City, Missouri, 2003 • Las Vegas Institute Fellow – Las Vegas Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2005 – current • International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO) member, 2019 – current • Tufts University Dental Sleep Medicine Residency, 2021 • American Academy of Dental Sleep member, 2009 – current • Diplomat, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, August 2021 – current.
Professional Memberships, Speaking and Service
American Dental Association • International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine • International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics • Greater New York Dental Meeting Women, Delta in Dentistry, November 2023 • Go Red For Women, The Connection Between Dental and Heart Health, April 2022 • Dental Devices for Treatment of OSA, IAET Sleep Meeting MGMC, 2014 • Nursing Home Resident’s Dental Health, 2013 • The Art of Smile Design, The Octagon Center for the Arts, 2009 • Featured in Dental Economics, Editorial, March 2002 • Dental Health, Ames Community Schools, Gilbert Community Schools, Ames PEO, Ames Noon Rotary, 2001 – current.
Local Memberships and Service
Ames Chamber of Commerce • Past President Ames Youth Baseball • Past Board of Directors, Ames Noon Rotary Club • Past President Delta Delta-Alumni Group • Past Board of Directors, Ames Boys and Girls Club • Past Board Member of Mary Greeley Foundation • Cast Member and Volunteer, The Nutcracker, CY Stephens • Past Volunteer Hours Coordinator, Dancenter Dancer Community Foundation • Bethesda Lutheran Church Nursery Volunteer • Bethesda Lutheran Church Bible School Volunteer • Past Gilbert High School After Prom Decorations Chair • Gilbert Community School Booster Club Volunteer • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Out of Darkness Walk, Team Coordinator and Volunteer • Food at First Volunteer • American Heart Association, Go Red For Women, Story County Co-Chair, 2023 – 2024.