We are one big, happy family here at Grove & Platt Dental Associates, P.L.C. (literally!), so we treat each and every patient like they are a part of our family, too!
Come and see for yourself what exceptional dentristry is supposed to be! We look forward to building a lifelong relationship with you as your family dental care provider in Central Iowa!
Welcome to the family!
It's All About Family.
Jennifer Grove, D.D.S., P.C.
Dr. Jennifer Grove is a 2004 graduate of the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry. In 2004 & 2005 she practiced in Bloomington, Minnesota as an associate for a general dentist. During her time in Minnesota she had the opportunity to work in a practice with advanced technology and state-of-the art equipment. This experience enabled her to enhance her skills as a dentist.
In 2005 she and her husband, Andy, moved to Grimes, and helped with planning and preparation of Grove & Platt Dental Associates, PLC. Since opening in the fall of 2005, she has attended continuing education courses in the areas of endodontics and comprehensive orthodontics. Dr. Grove and Andy live in Grimes along with their daughters, Gabriella and Luciana, and their two dogs, Bismark and Mae Mae.
In her free time Dr. Grove enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, shopping and reading.
Matthew Platt, D.D.S., P.C.
Dr. Matthew Platt is a 2008 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. After graduation from the University of Iowa in 2001 with a B.A. in Marketing, he lived in West Des Moines, where he worked for Patterson Dental Supply Company. He learned the trades on the products and also how to set up an office. In 2003 Dr. Platt and his family worked hand in hand to design and develop a business plan for opening this dental practice in Grimes. Dr. Matt brought the contacts, Dr. Jen brought the design ideas, and Dr. Mark brought the experience. Together they fell in love with the community and could see the need for a new dental practice.
Dr. Platt lives in Dallas Center with his family. Dr. Platt and his wife Betsy have four children: Caleb, Adelyn, Asher, and Stella. Dr. Platt has truly fulfilled a dream of working the family business that he has been around for the better part of his life.
In his free time, Dr. Platt enjoys spending time with his family , being involved with his church and serving others in his community. He and his wife Betsy love to keep up with all of the kids activities, and attending Hawkeye sporting events. Go Hawks!
Mark Platt, D.D.S., P.C.
Dr. Mark Platt is a 1982 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He has been practicing general dentistry in Ogden, Iowa for thirty-five years. Throughout his career in the field of dentistry he has enriched his skills by attending many continuing education courses in the areas of full mouth reconstruction, comprehensive orthodontics, and endodontics. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry, and he is thrilled to be able to practice with both of his children; Dr. Matthew Platt and Dr. Jennifer Grove.
In his free time he enjoys traveling with his family, gardening, spending time on his family farm, and relaxing at the Lake, but most of all he enjoys playing with his six grandchildren. Dr. Platt is also very active in his community and church. He and his wife Debbie have just recently moved to Grimes and are enjoying being close to family to take in all of their grandchildren's events.
Allison Palecek, D.D.S., P.C.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Allison Palecek to our practice! Dr. Allison completed undergrad studies at the University of Oregon, earning a B.S. degree in both Business Marketing and General Sciences. Dr. Palecek also earned minor degrees in both Biology and Chemistry from Portland State University. She then continued her education at Oregon Health and Sciences University Dental School, receiving her Doctorate in Dental Medicine in 2009. Dr. Allison maintains memberships in respected organizations including the American Dental Association, the Iowa Dental Association, and the Polk County Dental Association.
Committed to continuing education, Dr. Allison has participated in numerous hours of additional education in endodontics, periodontics, and restorative dentistry. She received training with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics in Botox and filler injections, and is pleased to offer her patients injections to relieve TMJ pain caused by clenching and grinding.
Dr. Allison was practicing dentistry in Oregon when she met her now husband John, a resident of Iowa. After marrying in 2016, she moved to Des Moines to join her husband and start a family in Iowa! Dr. Allison feels like she has found a second family by joining Grove and Platt Dental Assoc. and looks forward to getting to know our patients. When not at the office, she has donated her time to Medical Teams International and Give Kids a Smile in her local communities. She also enjoys traveling with her husband, snowboarding, golfing, and cycling on all the beautiful trails this Des Moines area has to offer.
Austin Tysklind, D.D.S., P.C.
We are excited to welcome Dr. Austin Tysklind! He is a 2017 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He received his B.A. in Business management from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business in 2012. Dr. Tysklind currently resides in Waukee, where he grew up. He considers himself very fortunate to return to the Des Moines area and provide care to this community. As of July 2017 he will be married to his soon to be wife, Johnnie.
Outside of the office you can find Dr. Tysklind spending time with his family, golfing, partaking in fantasy sports, or at the movies. Please join our family in welcoming Dr. Tysklind to our practice!