Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our Ames Dental Practice and why we are so passionate about giving everyone the smile they deserve. Below you will learn more about my team – I am so proud to introduce them to you. If you would like to know more about me, click HERE.” – Dr. Amie
After retirement from the Ames Community School District, it seemed very natural for Renee to join our team. She enjoys working to promote fine service and loves fostering close relationships with our patients. Her background as an administrator gives her the patience to support and encourage you as you learn about your dental needs and care options. She is always eager to advocate on the behalf of our patients and find ways to help them with their insurance, which can be a challenging system to navigate. She enjoys helping out wherever she’s needed, whether it be assisting with treatment, office administration, marketing, education, or reception. She is invested in your care and satisfaction. Renee loves being with family, travel, music, reading, and all things ISU.
Kari joined Dr. Amie’s team initially as a dental assistant and as her passion for dental health grew, she went back to school to become a registered dental hygienist. Kari’s gentle listening ear is evidence that she really cares about people, and you can feel secure in her competent care. She makes patient comfort one of her goals so that you can enjoy your experience as much as she enjoys caring for you. Outside work, Kari especially loves being with her husband, her little girl, Marleigh, and their family dog, Ellie. She also likes occasionally taking a cruise to beat the cold Iowa weather!
Heather’s background in child and family services has given her a passion for educating and encouraging patients in their dental health. She has served in all aspects of our dental practice but currently plays a vital role working alongside Dr. Amie as her dental assistant. Heather finds satisfaction in attention to details, and loves being able to offer you greater comfort with a paraffin hand dip, a warm blanket, or a neck pillow. She wants you to enjoy your visit so you can look forward to coming again! Heather enjoys attending ISU events, baking, music, and family.
Tracie Jochum, our newest Dental Hygienist, graduated from the dental hygiene program at Iowa Central Community College. She grew up in a small town in central Iowa. Tracie recently got married to Stephen and has a chocolate lab named Hank… these are her two favorite males in the world. In her spare time, she enjoys doing anything outdoors, traveling, and hanging out with family and friends. Previously a dental assistant, Tracie decided to pursue dental hygiene school to educate patients about their oral health and help them feel confident about their smiles. She dreams of doing a mission trip to a third world country one day.