Dental Assistants - We're here to make you more comfortable!

Our Dental Assistants have many tasks at Grove & Platt Dental Associates, P.L.C., ranging from providing comfortable, friendly care and taking X-rays, to careful recordkeeping and scheduling your appointments! We're here to make you feel at home and like part of ourfamily!

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Fikreta is a registered Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions.  She graduated in 2012 and has enjoyed working in the dental field.  She appreciates building relationships with our patients and loves learning about their lives.  


Fikreta loves spending time with her husband and two little girls.  In her free time she likes to relax with her family or go shopping.

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Jessica graduated from the Concorde College in Kansas City and is an expanded functions dental assistant. She enjoys getting to know patients, as well as keeping up with the latest dental information and technology.

Jessicas dental background is useful when reviewing treatment plans, coordinating with specialists, or explaining treatment to patients. Making sure patients understand the next step in their treatment is her #1goal.


Jessica lives in Adel with her husband Cody, together they have two sweet daughters.  In her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching her girls' activities, being outdoors, and cheering on the Kansas Jayhawks.

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Fatima graduated from the Dental Assisting program at DMACC in 2018 and joined our Grove and Platt Dental team shortly after her graduation. 

Fatima lives in Urbandale with her husband, Damir.  In her free time, Fatima enjoys cooking, shopping, and traveling with friends and family. 

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Lydia lives in Grimes with her husband, Dave and her two dogs, Louie and Mazie.  She graduated from DMACC Dental Assisting Program in 2007.  


In her free time Lydia enjoys reading, being outdoors and staying active with her husband and dogs.

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Ashley is a registered, certified, and expanded functions Dental Assistant.  Ashley graduated from IWCC in Council Bluffs with a degree in dental assisting in 2007.  She joined Grove & Platt Dental Associates, P.L.C. with seven years of experience in the dental field.


Ashley, and her husband Juston, live in Adel.  Together they have a sweet little boy Dillon and two spoiled dogs Bella and Sophia.  In her spare time, Ashley enjoys being with her son, biking, golfing, photography, and spending time with her family at their farm in western Iowa.

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Tami is a Registered and Certified Dental Assistant with Expanded Duties.  

Tami graduated from DMACC in 1981 from the Ankeny Dental Assisting program and was assisting before she graduated.  She really enjoys getting to know the patients and their families and always seems to find connections.

In her free time Tami enjoys spending time with her husband Chris and ride their Harleys together.  She also likes to quilt, fish and kayak.  Together Tami and Chris have a daughter Leah who is married to Adam Ray.

Also dear to heart, Tami is involved with Bras fro the Cause, a non-profit organization. 

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Abby graduated from the Dental Assisting promgram at DMACC in 2020 and joined our Grove and Platt family shortly after graduation.

Abby lives in Ankeny, but enjoys going back home to enjoy time with her brother and family. In her free time Abby enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and being outdoors.

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Tara graduated from the Scott Community College Dental Assisting Program in Benttendorf, Iowa in 2004.


Tara moved to Grimes in August of 2019 with her husband Mark. Together they have two daughters Brianna and Brooklyn, as well as two spoiled dogs Gus and Sam.

In her free time Tara enjoys boating, golfing, riding motorcycles, traveling, and watching the girls play volleyball.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.