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!
Cindy graduated from Des Moines Area Community College with her Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene in May 2003. Cindy began working for Grove & Platt Dental Associates, P.L.C. in May 2007.
Cindy is a proud mommy of a two girls, Peyton and Morgan. Besides spending precious time with her husband and daughters, Cindy loves doing yard work and cheering on Iowa State.
Molly graduated in May 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Fones School of Dental Hygiene in Connecticut.
Molly lives in Madrid with her husband, Nate, and their children, Isaac and Hannah. When not at work, Molly enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and Church community or cheering on the UNC Tar Heels and the Pittsburgh Steelers. She is excited to be working in Madrid and serving the community where she grew up!
Holly graduated from the University of South Dakota with an Associates of Science dregree 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 graduated in May of 2008 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Des Moines Area Community College. Prior to earning her Dental Hygiene degree, she obtained her Dental Assistant degree from DMACC in 2004. Along with being a Dental Hygienist, she is a DANB certified Dental Assistant. Tina has been with our office since April of 2006 as a dental assistant, but is currently working full time as a Dental Hygienist.
Tina lives in Grimes with her husband Jon, and sons, Caden and Brody. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and cheering on the Cyclones. Tina also enjoys being active in the community and getting involved with many local events.
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!
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.
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, fishing, and staying active.