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

  Nicole    | Dental Assistant  Nicole is a Marshalltown Community College graduate with her Expanded Function Certificate. She wants to help provide the best dental care available to all patients. She lives in Saint Anthony with her boyfriend Harley and their children, Kortnie, Tanner, Chase and Ashton. Nicole enjoys following her kids with their activities, spending time with her three year old lab, Sam, and riding motorcycles with Harley.

Nicole | Dental Assistant

Nicole is a Marshalltown Community College graduate with her Expanded Function Certificate. She wants to help provide the best dental care available to all patients. She lives in Saint Anthony with her boyfriend Harley and their children, Kortnie, Tanner, Chase and Ashton. Nicole enjoys following her kids with their activities, spending time with her three year old lab, Sam, and riding motorcycles with Harley.

  Kara  | Dental Assistant  Kara graduated from Marshalltown Community College's Dental Assisting program with her AAS in 2014 and obtained her Expanded Functions certification shortly after.  She enjoys the personal connections made with patients throughout their visits, providing the best quality of care and seeing smiles be transformed.  In her free time, Kara can be found playing sand volleyball, golfing, crafting and spending the with her husband, Zach, and their beagle, Gunner.

Kara | Dental Assistant

Kara graduated from Marshalltown Community College's Dental Assisting program with her AAS in 2014 and obtained her Expanded Functions certification shortly after.  She enjoys the personal connections made with patients throughout their visits, providing the best quality of care and seeing smiles be transformed.  In her free time, Kara can be found playing sand volleyball, golfing, crafting and spending the with her husband, Zach, and their beagle, Gunner.

  Brigietta  | Hygienist  Brigietta was born and raised in Nevada. She graduated from the University of Iowa with her Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology in 2009 and from Iowa Central Community College dental hygiene program in 2012. She has been working in Ames the past 5 years and is happy to be back in Nevada. She enjoys helping people become more comfortable in the dental chair and teaching people how to care for their teeth. She enjoys watching the Hawkeyes, running, reading and being outdoors.

Brigietta | Hygienist

Brigietta was born and raised in Nevada. She graduated from the University of Iowa with her Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology in 2009 and from Iowa Central Community College dental hygiene program in 2012. She has been working in Ames the past 5 years and is happy to be back in Nevada. She enjoys helping people become more comfortable in the dental chair and teaching people how to care for their teeth. She enjoys watching the Hawkeyes, running, reading and being outdoors.

 
 
  Kim  | Hygienist  BKim grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High in 2000. She has lived in Ames since 2001 and attended DMACC in Ankeny. Kim went through the Early Childhood Education Program before entering the Dental Hygiene Program. Kim enjoys helping people be more relaxed at the dentist office. Kim is married to her high school sweetheart, Aaron, and they have one daughter, Kinley. Kim loves the Cyclones and the Chicago Cubs and enjoys going to the games. Kim also loves music, reading and being outdoors in the summer.

Kim | Hygienist

BKim grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High in 2000. She has lived in Ames since 2001 and attended DMACC in Ankeny. Kim went through the Early Childhood Education Program before entering the Dental Hygiene Program. Kim enjoys helping people be more relaxed at the dentist office. Kim is married to her high school sweetheart, Aaron, and they have one daughter, Kinley. Kim loves the Cyclones and the Chicago Cubs and enjoys going to the games. Kim also loves music, reading and being outdoors in the summer.

  ReChelle  | Treatment Plan Coordinator  ReChelle is a registered dental assistant with some expanded functions. She has 25 yrs. of dental experience and a passion to help and serve others. Her most enjoyed part of her position is assisting our patients, one as important as the other, move towards better dental health and wellness. ReChelle and her husband Gregg have two girls, Madisyn and Sarina, and now are blessed with a granddaughter, Paityn. They live on an acreage with their 3 dogs. Outside of the office she likes to spend time with her family. She also enjoys being near water, long walks and taking adventures on their Harley Davidson motorcycle.

ReChelle | Treatment Plan Coordinator

ReChelle is a registered dental assistant with some expanded functions. She has 25 yrs. of dental experience and a passion to help and serve others. Her most enjoyed part of her position is assisting our patients, one as important as the other, move towards better dental health and wellness. ReChelle and her husband Gregg have two girls, Madisyn and Sarina, and now are blessed with a granddaughter, Paityn. They live on an acreage with their 3 dogs. Outside of the office she likes to spend time with her family. She also enjoys being near water, long walks and taking adventures on their Harley Davidson motorcycle.

 

 
 

Our Care is His Main Priority
We have been patients of Dr. Leinen for almost 9 years now. He has always made us feel that our family's care is his main priority. We are so thankful to have a dentist that everyone in our family looks forward to seeing! We recommend Dr. Leinen to anyone looking for a great dentist.  - Steve & Robbie
Surprisingly Enjoyable Experience
"I have had some terrible experiences going to the dentist in the past and dreaded showing up for my appointments, but not any longer. I have had a few procedures done (crown and fillings) and each of them were surprisingly enjoyable experiences. I had minimal pain. I would recommend anyone to Dr. Brandon Millard." – Jay