Our Team

Welcome to Fort Des Moines Dental. We are a family-centered dental practice that welcomes patients of all ages. Our office has provided comprehensive dentistry in Des Moines for over 40 years. Our experienced dentist and friendly staff look forward to providing you with a comfortable and pleasant dental experience.

Doctors

Dr. Michael Howes Learn More
Dr. Michael Howes

Dr. Howes is from DeWitt, Iowa, and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He then went on to graduate from the University of Iowa Dental School in 1996 when he began practicing in the Des Moines area.

Dr. Howes is an active member of the Des Moines Dental Society, the Iowa Dental Association as well as the American Dental Association. He was also involved for many years in the Clive Jaycees. Dr. Howes has been in private practice since 2000 with Fort Des Moines Dental.

Dr. Howes enjoys following Iowa Hawkeye sports, golf and running.

RDH

Crystal Learn More
Crystal

Position: Registered Dental Hygienist

Education: AAS Degree in Dental Hygiene

Hometown: Altoona, Iowa

Interests: Staying current with evidence-based dentistry, exceeding patient expectations, spending time with family and anything outdoors

Linda Learn More
Linda

Position: Registered Dental Hygienist

Education: Graduate of the dental hygiene program at D.M.A.C.C.

Interests: Gardening, reading, trying out new recipes

Marcy Learn More
Marcy

Position: Registered Dental Hygienist

Education: Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from the University of Iowa

Associations: American Dental Hygiene Association

Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Interests: Kayaking, biking, family, friends, continuing education

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Office Management

Angie Learn More
Angie

Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Interests: Spending time with her three beautiful children and supporting their activities, boating with family

Carol Learn More
Carol

Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Interests: Taking care of her patients, coworkers

Administrators

Kassie Learn More
Kassie

She enjoys spending time with her family, spending time outdoors and working on projects for her home.

Rhonda Learn More
Rhonda

Education: Graduate of the dental assisting program at D.M.A.C.C.

Hometown: Indianola, Iowa

Interests: Travel, extreme activities like tandem skydiving, shopping, puzzles, reading, movies and watching TV

Shannon Learn More
Shannon

Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Interests: Husband L.C. and children Trey and Jenica Raine, basketball, sports, photography

Tracy Learn More
Tracy

Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Interests: Husband Joey and daughters Natalie and Olivia, family gatherings with six nieces and nephews, reading

Appointments + Insurance

515.287.5400

M 8 AM – 5 PM
T 8 AM – 5 PM
W 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
TH 8 AM – 5 PM
F 7 AM – 12 PM

Closed Saturday & Sunday

We file to all insurance companies but, we participate with the following: Delta Dental (Premier), Blue Dental, Cigna, Humana, United Concordia, Ameritas, Guardian, Principal, and Dentamax.

Got questions?

Stop on by, give us a call or send us a message and we’ll gladly attend to your needs.

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