The Key to Your Smile


Preventative, restorative, cosmetic and pediatric dentistry. We’re passionate about helping our patients discover their very best smile.

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Dental Surgeon & Volunteer Coach

Dr. Kaisha Heemskerk is a Doctor of Dental Surgery and volunteer coach for the Waukee JV and Varsity girls basketball team. Go, Warriors!

She was born and raised in Spirit Lake, Iowa, then continued her education and basketball career at the University of Northern Colorado.

After graduating in 2012 with a B.A. in Chemistry with a Pre-Health emphasis, Dr. Heemskerk attended the University of Iowa where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery.

Dr. Heemskerk’s dental and leadership experience, awards, distinctions and volunteer efforts are a true reflection of her drive to provide you with the very best dental care possible.

  • Dental Experience
  • Leadership Experience
  • Awards & Distinctions
  • Free Medicaid and Dental Clinic of Iowa City, Volunteer Clinician
  • Iowa Mission of Mercy, Volunteer Clinician
  • University of Iowa Hawkeye Caucus Day
  • American Association of Women Dentist Past Co-President
  • Iowa American Student Dental Association (IASDA) Morale Committee Past Co-Chair
  • Class of 2016 Class Representative
  • University of Northern Colorado Women’s Basketball Team Past Co-Captain
  • Academy of General Dentistry Student of the Year Award, May 2016
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists/Dentsply Pre-doctoral Student Achievement Award, May 2016
  • University of Iowa, Outstanding Student Organization Leader Award, May 2016
  • University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, Ralph C. Appleby Removable Prosthodontics Fund, May 2016
  • University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, Jane and Murray Bouschlicher Scholarship Fund, May 2016
  • University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, Drs. John and Suzanne Synhorst Scholarship Fund recipient, May 2015
  • University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, Dean’s Student Leadership Award, April 2016
  • University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, Dean’s Student Leadership Award, April 2015
  • University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, Dean’s Student Leadership Award, April 2014
  • University of Northern Colorado, Top Graduating Chemistry (Pre-Health) Major, 2012
  • NCAA Academic District 7 All-District Basketball Team, 2011
  • All Big Sky Conference All-Academic Basketball Team, 2008 – 2012
  • University of Northern Colorado, Chemistry Honor Student Award, 2011
  • University of Northern Colorado, Dean’s List, 2009 – 2011
  • University of Northern Colorado, Organic Chemistry Award from the American Chemical Society, 2010


Here’s what our patients are saying:

  • Great dentists and a great facility. You will not be disappointed.

    Pat Brambert Avatar Pat Brambert
    September 19, 2017

    I had my first appointment this morning and had a great experience!! Dr. Brown and the hygienists are wonderful, and the receptionist is so friendly! I would highly recommend this dental office!!

    Holly Pilkington Avatar Holly Pilkington
    September 18, 2017

    This is a beautiful new office & everyone there is very friendly & professional.

    Jessica Jones Avatar Jessica Jones
    August 30, 2017

  • The whole staff was very welcoming and professional. They made switching over as a new patient quick and painless. I could tell right away that they only had my best interest in mind, would definitely recommend Waukee Dental to anyone!

    DJ Vega Avatar DJ Vega
    August 26, 2017

    Our first visit to Waukee Dental was amazing! I would highly recommend it!

    Stacey Burke Irvine Avatar Stacey Burke Irvine
    August 16, 2017

    Beautiful office and very friendly and helpful staff!

    Laura Miller Avatar Laura Miller
    August 14, 2017

  • Great experience with this wonderful office, this is now my family dentist!! Highly recommend!

    Lindsay Resch Sprague Avatar Lindsay Resch Sprague
    July 27, 2017

    What an amazing place!! Dr. Brown is awesome-- so knowledgeable and helpful!! Waukee is super Lucky to get his place!!

    Baileigh O'Brien Avatar Baileigh O'Brien
    May 25, 2017

    What a state-of-the-art facility! This place is absolutely beautiful and the staff is super friendly. Dr. Brown is very knowledgeable and I love how she emphasizes education to her patients! This place is also very kid-friendly which was a nice bonus! I would recommend anyone looking for a dentist in the Waukee/Des Moines Metro to check this place out!

    Wade Pettitt Avatar Wade Pettitt
    May 18, 2017

Google Reviews

Waukee Dental

Reviewed from Google

4.5 out of 5 stars

Travis Hall

Travis Hall

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Very nice facility, and great staff. Erica does a very quick and thorough job of cleaning my teeth, and gives me great advice for continued success in keeping my teeth nice. I would definitely recommend Waukee Dental for anyone looking or not happy with their current dentist.



1 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I’ve been a patient since 2018 and will no longer continue with care at this dental office.

They used to be great, friendly, welcoming. Inviting and knowledgeable. But that has since faded especially since they moved to their larger building. I had a routine visit, wasn’t offered glasses of course I want to wear my expensive prescription ones while getting my teeth cleaned. No warm welcome, no offering of turning on the TV ect also this visit had to be rescheduled multiple times as they kept canceling on me.
I sat in completely awkward silence. There was no narrarations about what the dental assistant was doing to my teeth.

Not to mention 2 years ago while pregnant they refused to do a crown on a tooth due to the pregnancy which they could of. Instead it was always “we’ll just watch it” eventually I was left in excruciating pain and needed a root canal before a crown could be placed.
In hind sight I found an amazing dentist at the emergency dental clinic who fixed my tooth that Waukee dental wouldn’t.

Of course Waukee dental wanted the referral to the endo and more money to come back to fix said tooth.

I’m over them find some where better and not just making up non sense!!

Alexandra Padden

Alexandra Padden

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

I am so thankful for Erica and Dr. Allison. I had a very traumatic experience as a child going to the dentist and getting a lot of teeth pulled, they have completely eased all of my worries of coming back to the dentist as an adult. I was very nervous about coming back after so long and a little embarrassed. They did not make me feel judged at all and educated me. Dr. Allison had to numb my mouth today and made it so quick and easy. They are amazing!

Jennifer Boyd

Jennifer Boyd

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

I highly recommend this dental office! Beautiful building, very clean and inviting. Your receptionists are so friendly, welcoming and kind. My hygienist Cara is the best! She does an amazing job. Friendly, caring and does an exceptional job cleaning my teeth!
And to Dr. Kaisha, from the bottom of my heart, Thank You for giving me my smile back!! I appreciate your kindness and care! So thankful to be a patient at Waukee Dental!
If you are looking for a new dentist, look no further, you’ve found the BEST!

Casey Lewis

Casey Lewis

1 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

Worst dental experience. First and last time patient and the firs time I’ve ever STOPPED the cleaning, got up and left.

The hygienist, Kelly, was condescending and rude when I voiced my choice for manual tools to be used instead of the ultrasonic tool. When she switched to the manual tools, the use of unnecessary aggression on my teeth was ridiculous. I stopped the procedure right then.

The dentist offered to continue my cleaning and reschedule, but with disrespectful and aggressive staff, I declined.

I will not be back and would absolutely NOT recommend this office to anyone.

Giving Back


Dr. Heemskerk donates her time and talents as a volunteer girls’ basketball coach for the Waukee NW Wolves.


Waukee Dental is a proud supporter of the Waukee Warriors & Northwest Wolves. Look for our Waukee Dental Smile Cam sponsorship this year!


We love spending time with our children in the classroom, teaching them how to achieve a healthy smile!