Hygienists - We love to clean your teeth!
At Grove & Platt Dental Associates, P.L.C. our dental hygienists clean your teeth, examine you mouth for signs of oral diseases such as gingivitis, and provide other preventative dental care. They make sure your pearly whites are in tip-top shape for the dentists before your professional dental exam. They can also educate you on ways to improve and maintain good oral health. They will offer solutions for better brushing, flossing and more!
Holly graduated from the University of South Dakota with an Associates of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 1996.
Holly and her husband Russ enjoy spending time with their children, Drew and McKenna. Both kids tag after their parents with their love for athletics, while both being on traveling sports teams. Drew and Kenna keep their family traveling and having lots of fun together.
Mickie graduated from DMACC and received a Diploma in Dental Assisting in 2006. Mickie continued her education and graduated from DMACC in 2011 with and Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene.
Mickie, her husband, Bobby, their son, Lincoln, and their Yorkie-poo, Chloe, live in Grimes. In her free time, Mickie enjoys camping, biking, scrapbooking, fishing, and spending time with her family and friends.
Erin graduated in May 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry in Lincoln, Nebraska. Erin also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a Pre-Dentistry emphasis from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Erin has been working in the dental profession since 2001 and has held various positions within the dental and hygiene fields. She joined the Grove & Platt team in July of 2015.
Erin grew up in Grimes, Iowa and is a graduate of Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District. She currently lives in Grimes with her husband Will, and their two children Brooklyn and Dylan. Erin enjoys spending time with her family and boating at Lake Panorama with family and friends.
Kristen graduated from DMACC in May of 2009 with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. Prior to Dental Hygiene school, Kristen became a Registered Dental Assistant in 2004.
Kristen grew up, and currently lives in Perry, with her husband Matt, and son, Atlee In their free time, they enjoy boating, being active, camping, and spending time with family and friends.
Tina began working at our office as a dental assistant in 2006. She graduated from DMACC obtaining her Dental Assisting Certificate in 2004. In 2008, Tina graduated with her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from DMACC, and started working at our office as a dental hygienist. In 2019, Tina graduated from Wichita State University with her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. In addition to working full time at our office, she is an adjunct instructor in the dental clinic at DMACC.
Tina lives in Grimes with her husband Jon, and two sons, Caden and Brody. In her free time, she enjoys attending her boys music and sporting events and hanging out with her family and friends.
Amanda graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2008. She joined the Grove & Platt Dental Asociates, P.L.C. family in September of 2013.
Amanda lives in Grimes with her husband, Alex, daughter, Emily and their dog, Oscar. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, boating, and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes!
Michelle graduated from DMACC in 2014 with her Associate in Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.
Michelle grew up in Des Moines. Together her husband Fernando and Michelle have three children, Carmen, Anna and Sam. Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and friends in her free times. She also enjoys cooking, reading, and enjoying the outdoors.
Keni graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Leisure, Youth and Human Services: Programming. She enjoyed playing soccer for the Panthers as well! Upon graduating from UNI, Keni attended DMACC and graduated in 2015 with her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She joined the Grove and Platt family in October of 2019 and has loved it ever since!
Keni lives in Granger with her husband Tom, her daughter Aubree and mini golden doodle Gemma! She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, time outdoors, and cheering on the Minnesota Vikings!
Amy graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1994 with her Associates of Arts Degree in Dental Hygiene. She worked for ten years in the Twin Cities, followed by six years in Spencer, before moving to the Des Moines area with her family in 2010. After staying home with her young children for three years, Amy is excited to be working again and loves being a part of the Grove & Platt family.
Amy lives in Urbandale with her husband, Chris, and their children, Maggi, Patrick, Joseph and Michael. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends and being active in her church community.
Alexis graduated from DMACC in 2019 with her Associate in Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined our Grove and Platt team in June 2020.
Alexis was raised in Northern Iowa in a small town north of Mason City. She moved down to the Des Moines area to attend the Dental Hygiene program at DMACC. She now lives in Waukee with her fiancé, Rasim. Together, they have a mini golden doodle Fonzy, and a Maine coon cat Tilly, In their free time, they love spending time being active, on their bicycles, and being with their families and loved ones.
Rachel graduated in May of 2015 with an Associates in Dental Hygiene from DMACC. Prior to that she graduated from Iowa State in 2013 with a Bachelors Degree in Child, Adult, and Family Services.
Rachel grew up in Polk City and lives in Polk City currently with her boyfriend Alex, and their Golden Retriever Faith. Rachel enjoys attending Iowa State events, being outdoors, biking, cooking, and hanging out with her friends.