Our doctors and staff have over 70 years of experience giving patients the highest quality care right here in central Iowa. We are also active in community organizations and proud to call central Iowa home. We invite you to read below, and learn a bit about each of us.    

 

Our Doctors

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Nate Leinen, D.D.S. | Owner
Member: American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association

Dr. Nate Leinen grew up in Spencer, Iowa. He attended the University of Iowa where he graduated from the College of Dentistry in 2004.  While there in 2001 he married his high school sweetheart, Lesa. In 2004 they moved to the Des Moines area and he began practicing in Grimes, Urbandale and Johnston. In 2011, he came to Ankeny and they built a home here in 2014. He and his wife Lesa have 3 amazing daughters, Ava, Autumn and Ambrey. They are very involved in gymnastics, swim team, choir and dance.

 

Brad Millard, D.D.S.  | Owner
Member: American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association

Dr Brad grew up in Altoona and went to SE Polk High School. He went on to serve in the United States Army from 1997-2004. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2012. He began practicing in Ankeny and moved to Ankeny in 2013 with his wife Claudia and children. Dr. Millard enjoys running, cycling and spending time out doors.

 

Our Team

  Julie  | Hygienist  Since 1997, Julie has worked in the dental field as a Dental Hygienist. She received her AAS in dental hygiene from DMACC and practiced in Cedar Rapids for 12 years before moving to Ankeny in 2009 with her husband Matt and 3 daughters Maddie, Emma, and Grace. Julie’s goal is to help her patients get to the highest level of health possible and provide individual care for each one of her patients with comfort and ease. Away from work Julie and her family enjoy spending time with Maddie who is a junior at Iowa State cheering on the Cyclones. They also keep busy with Emma, who is a senior at Centennial, following her golf. She will be attending ISU next fall. Grace is a sophomore at Centennial and participates in soccer. Julie enjoys traveling anywhere and riding bikes when they are not busy keeping up with the girls.

Julie | Hygienist

Since 1997, Julie has worked in the dental field as a Dental Hygienist. She received her AAS in dental hygiene from DMACC and practiced in Cedar Rapids for 12 years before moving to Ankeny in 2009 with her husband Matt and 3 daughters Maddie, Emma, and Grace. Julie’s goal is to help her patients get to the highest level of health possible and provide individual care for each one of her patients with comfort and ease. Away from work Julie and her family enjoy spending time with Maddie who is a junior at Iowa State cheering on the Cyclones. They also keep busy with Emma, who is a senior at Centennial, following her golf. She will be attending ISU next fall. Grace is a sophomore at Centennial and participates in soccer. Julie enjoys traveling anywhere and riding bikes when they are not busy keeping up with the girls.

  Megan  | Hygienist  Megan graduated from DMACC in 2001 with her AAS in Dental Hygiene and is licensed to administer local anesthesia. Megan thrives to provide individualized treatment and dental hygiene education to all patients. Megan is involved in the Uptown Ankeny Association where she has owned and operated Therapeutic Massage Center for 18 years. Megan and her husband, Brad, enjoy going to music concerts, watching Hawkeye sports and traveling. Her daughter, Maddy, is 13 years old and attends Southview Middle School where she is active in competition dance and volleyball. Megan, Brad and Maddy have 2 pug dogs, Carly and Maizy.

Megan | Hygienist

Megan graduated from DMACC in 2001 with her AAS in Dental Hygiene and is licensed to administer local anesthesia. Megan thrives to provide individualized treatment and dental hygiene education to all patients. Megan is involved in the Uptown Ankeny Association where she has owned and operated Therapeutic Massage Center for 18 years. Megan and her husband, Brad, enjoy going to music concerts, watching Hawkeye sports and traveling. Her daughter, Maddy, is 13 years old and attends Southview Middle School where she is active in competition dance and volleyball. Megan, Brad and Maddy have 2 pug dogs, Carly and Maizy.

  Jeanette  | Office Manager  Jeanette graduated from Vatterott college in 2008 from the dental assisting program. In 2010 she earned her expanded functions certification through continued education. Jeanette enjoys a professional work atmosphere, providing excellent care to patients, and putting them at ease. She enjoys dentistry because of the constant influx of new advances and close patient interaction. Jeanette has 4 girls with her amazing husband David: Abby, 17, senior at North Polk, Addison, 14, a freshman at North Polk, Grace, 10, 5th grade at North Polk and baby Zurie, who will be 2 in November. They spend most of their free time at the softball fields. 

Jeanette | Office Manager

Jeanette graduated from Vatterott college in 2008 from the dental assisting program. In 2010 she earned her expanded functions certification through continued education. Jeanette enjoys a professional work atmosphere, providing excellent care to patients, and putting them at ease. She enjoys dentistry because of the constant influx of new advances and close patient interaction. Jeanette has 4 girls with her amazing husband David: Abby, 17, senior at North Polk, Addison, 14, a freshman at North Polk, Grace, 10, 5th grade at North Polk and baby Zurie, who will be 2 in November. They spend most of their free time at the softball fields. 

 
  Brinkley  | Dental Assistant  Brinkley graduated from Hawkeye Community College with her Associates of Applied Science in 2015, and recently obtained her expanded functions certification. Brinkley and her husband, Bobby, moved to the Ankeny area for his job at Fareway. She is currently attending DMACC to obtain a degree in dental hygiene, as well. Brinkley likes to make each patient feel like part of our family and comfortable during each visit. Away from studying and work, Brinkley likes to spend her free time outdoors, biking, camping, kayaking and skiing with family and friends.

Brinkley | Dental Assistant

Brinkley graduated from Hawkeye Community College with her Associates of Applied Science in 2015, and recently obtained her expanded functions certification. Brinkley and her husband, Bobby, moved to the Ankeny area for his job at Fareway. She is currently attending DMACC to obtain a degree in dental hygiene, as well. Brinkley likes to make each patient feel like part of our family and comfortable during each visit. Away from studying and work, Brinkley likes to spend her free time outdoors, biking, camping, kayaking and skiing with family and friends.

  McKenzie  | Dental Assistant  McKenzie graduated in 2014 from Vatterott college with her Associate's as a Dental Assistant Specialist. McKenzie grew up in Ankeny and is an Ankeny Hawk alumni. In 2015 she married her high school sweetheart, Zack. McKenzie is glad to work in the community she grew up in and make great relationships with her patients. McKenzie and her husband still live in Ankeny with their two cats, Severus, and Mittens. In her free time she enjoys: crafting, walking, biking and being with family.

McKenzie | Dental Assistant

McKenzie graduated in 2014 from Vatterott college with her Associate's as a Dental Assistant Specialist. McKenzie grew up in Ankeny and is an Ankeny Hawk alumni. In 2015 she married her high school sweetheart, Zack. McKenzie is glad to work in the community she grew up in and make great relationships with her patients. McKenzie and her husband still live in Ankeny with their two cats, Severus, and Mittens. In her free time she enjoys: crafting, walking, biking and being with family.

 

Our Office

To deliver the modern, state-of-the-art patient experience envisioned by Dr. Nate and Dr. Brad, every square foot of our office was designed and built to their exact specifications. 

From our reception area, complete with refreshments, kids play area, and streaming Netflix, to our treatment rooms with the latest technology, you'll notice no detail was overlooked. We even feature an in house lab which offers the convenience of fabricating whitening trays, mouth guards, and retainers, eliminating a long waiting period and lab expenses. 


 
 

This is a great dentist office!
Everyone is so friendly and professional! I had a chipped front tooth and after Dr. Millard was done, you can't tell which tooth was fixed. I'm 65, so I've had a lot of fillings and none look as good as this one! If you are looking for a dentist in Ankeny, you need to go here and tell them Nancy sent you! - Nancy
The people at Summit Dental are the best. The entire staff is friendly and professional. I have gone to Dr. Leinen since we moved here six years ago and he is outstanding. Never been more relaxed in the dentist chair than now and his work is top notch. Could not be happier. - Glenn