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"Creating and caring for beautiful little smiles since 1975"

About Us

Your Des Moines Pediatric Dentists

Our doctors have over 50 years of combined experience in pediatric dental care and are active members of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Iowa Academy of Pediatric Dentists, Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities, American Orthodontic Society, and the International College of Dentists.

After completing a four year dental school curriculum, the pediatric dentist completes two to three years of additional training in child psychology, dental growth and development, sedation, hospital dentistry, interceptive orthodontics (bite problems) and behavior management. The doctors know how to calm anxious children, gain their trust, and make each visit pleasant.

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Dr. Joseph A. Barsetti

Dr. Joseph A. Barsetti Graduated Creighton University School of Dentistry, Omaha, NE. Additional degree in Pediatric Dentistry from Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, OH.

Professional Organizations: American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Iowa Dental Association, Iowa Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Des Moines District Dental Society.

Honors and awards: Board certified and a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Fellow in the International College of Dentists. Past president of the Des Moines District Dental Society. Member of the Legislative Committee, Iowa Dental Association.

Away from the office Dr. Barsetti stays active with his family.

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Dr. Steven D. Whittemore

Dr. Steven D. Whittemore Graduated University of Iowa School of Dentistry, Iowa City, IA. Additional degree in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Professional organizations: the American Dental Association, the Iowa Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Iowa Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Des Moines District Dental Society.

Dr Whittemore and his wife Natalie have four children Isaac, Jack, Joseph, and Abraham.

 

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Our Staff

Our staff are registered and certified with the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners and meet the highest standards of continuing dental education. Our friendly office staff is excited to welcome you and care for you during your office visit…

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