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Ankeny Family Dental Center

About Us

We do general dentistry for your family.

Here at Ankeny Family Dental Center, we practice general dentistry for the whole family. We are not a corporate dental office; we are a locally owned. You are not just a number. We recognize you have your own dental needs and goals, and we do our best to make sure you feel welcomed and comfortable through all your dental care needs.

Some patients tell us that we remind them of a “small-town” business. That’s because we get to know you, do what’s best for you, and do our best to serve you and your needs. As things get bigger and busier, we promise to stay true to those values.

We do cosmetic procedures, too.

Most of what we do is practical, traditional dentistry. However, we can also do a wide variety of cosmetic procedures as well. We can give you the smile you want using:

Dental crowns
Dental bonding
Composite (white) fillings
Clear Aligners

Areas Served

Polk County, IA | Ankeny, IA | Des Moines, IA

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On 4/14/2024 Casey G had this to say:
Sarah is one of kindest and gentlest human beings ever. I was very hesitant to establish care after moving here from out of state and not having been to the dentist in several years. Sarah and Dr Palmer were both understanding and so supportive. I just had my follow up and didn’t even have anxiety about going back again! They’re both so professional but also feel like old friends you’re excited to see, that also provide excellent dental care! Testimonial written by Casey G on this site.

On 4/9/2024 Stevie Wells had this to say:
Dr. shaver and her assistant Susan are absolutely amazing! I came to this practice for a second opinion and have never felt more reassured from a dentist and staff! Every person I encountered from the front desk to the Dr herself was friendly, knowledgeable, and welcoming.

On 4/9/2024 Roberts McMahon had this to say:
It’s so hard to find anyone willing to help another human, let alone a dentist or doctor that isn’t a slave to insurance or corporate policies . Dr Gelfond was approached with a challenging situation for a friend of mine that needed a dental exam so they could have an important life saving surgery. this person was turned away or scheduled out too far with other dental offices in Des Moines because of insurance and the providers didn’t care , but Dr Gelfond was amazingly kind , compassionate and willing to help and I am forever grateful for Dr Gelfond and his office. May you all be blessed ❤️

On 3/16/2024 Tracey Bramble had this to say:
After recently, moving to Ankeny, I have found my new dentist! Sarah, the hygienist, was awesome. I had never had an ultrasonic cleaning before, and it was amazing.

On 2/22/2024 Inna Kuznetsova-Wieland had this to say:
Dr. Gelfond is amazing. I cannot begin to describe how much he helped me not to lose my implant. I had my implants done in another country and it got loose. Dr. Gelfond investigated and found a representative from this implant company to bring him the tools. Thanks to Dr. G. my implant is safe. Dr. Gelfond is not only an amazing doctor but also an amazing human being. Thank you so much. I am forever grateful.

Contact Us

Ankeny Family Dental Center
1225 SW State St Ankeny, IA 50023
Phone: (515) 964-8350

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Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM




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