"Creating and caring for beautiful little smiles since 1975"

COVID-19 Update

May 14th, 2020

We are happy to announce that as of today, May 14th, our Ankeny and Des Moines offices are open again! During this time we will be taking extra precautions to make sure that each one of our locations are a safe place for you and your child to visit. Here are some measures that we are taking to keep our staff and visitors safe from COVID-19.

  • All staff members will be wearing masks and we will require all visitors to do the same. If you do not have a mask to wear while at our offices, we are more than happy to provide you with one.
  • Only one parent may be present in our offices during a child’s appointment.
  • When showing up to either one of our locations for your child’s appointment, we ask that you remain in your car until we call you inside. This will allow us to properly oversee and control how many patients are in our offices at any given time.
  • We will be constantly sanitizing and wiping down all surfaces and common touch points throughout our building.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us! We look forward to seeing you and your children’s smiling faces again!

-Dr. Whittemore, Dr. Percival, and the Pediatric Dentistry of Iowa staff

Pediatric Dental Clinic – Ankeny & Des Moines

Our main priorities at Pediatric Dentistry are your child and his/her oral health. Your child already has a beautiful smile, but we want to do everything we can to keep it that way. Our caring staff and qualified pediatric dentists offer a fun, nurturing, and safe environment for your child to learn about dental hygiene.

Dr. Whittemore and Dr. Percival have decades of combined experience in the field, and the dentists actively participate in national networks for dental professionals, including the American Dental Association. Our staff of caring dental assistants are all certified and registered with the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners. We maintain a vast network in the industry in order to stay knowledgeable with the most up-to-date and effective methods in dentistry. Whether your child is going to the dentist for the first time or visiting Pediatric Dentistry for the first time, we will provide quality service that will keep your child’s smile beautiful and healthy. At our offices, we aim to show children a positive dental visit early on and teach them about oral health so that they can have happy, healthy mouths for the rest of their lives.

Preventive Dentistry for Children

We offer specialized and comprehensive care in prevention of dental diseases and bite problems for infants, children, young adults, and children with special needs. Our full list of dentistry services includes:

    • Dental exams, cleanings, and fillings
    • Pain prevention and nitrous oxide
    • Sealants, fluoride, and mouthguards
    • Care for pediatric dental emergencies
    • Interceptive orthodontics
    • Outpatient hospital dentistry
    • Anticipatory guidance
    • Infant oral screening

Every child has a different smile and different needs. We work with those needs in every patient and create a positive atmosphere at our locations in Des Moines and Ankeny. Our friendly staff values every patient’s health and comfort they enter our doors. We look forward to meeting your family!

Office Locations

Ankeny Office
221 NW School Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
(515) 964-3833
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Monday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday Closed

Des Moines Office
1000 73rd Street, Suite 10
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 223-1298
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Monday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday Closed