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 is originally from Spirit Lake, Iowa. Her passion for dentistry was sparked while attending the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Kaisha played basketball for the UNC Bears, earning All-Big Sky Conference and All-Academic honors during her athletic career. (Fun Fact – she scored her 1,000th career point in her final game for the Bears!)

Dr. Kaisha returned to Iowa to attend dental school at the University of Iowa. Graduating in 2016, she received the Academy of General Dentistry Student of the Year Award her final year. In March 2017, Dr. Kaisha founded Waukee Dental. Her goal is to make every patient feel comfortable and at home while providing exceptional dental care. She enjoys being a leader in the dental community, serving as the Co-Chair of the Iowa Dental Association New Dentist Committee and remains committed to staying on the cutting edge of dental treatment as a member of a Spear Dental Study Club. 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.

In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family and friends, traveling, and is a volunteer coach for the Waukee Northwest Girls Basketball team. Go Wolves!

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

4.6 out of 5 stars

Jennifer Boyd

Jennifer Boyd

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks 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 Doepp

Casey Doepp

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

I recently had my first appointment with Dr. Kim at Waukee Dental and my experience was awesome! The office was very clean and inviting, and they even had a children’s area with a tablet to keep kids preoccupied if needed. Sarah was my hygienist for my cleaning and she did a great job. I think it was probably the least painful cleaning I’ve ever had. Dr. Kim was wonderful as well! She was very kind and personable, and I never felt like I was being rushed out of there so she could move onto the next patient, which is something I’ve experienced with other dentists in the past. It was the best dental appointment I’ve had in years and I would highly recommend Dr. Kim and Waukee Dental to anyone looking for a new dentist.



5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

Had a wonderful first time visit to Waukee Dental, the office is new and very nice. The staff were extremely friendly and Dr Kim was excellent, very easy to talk with and did a great job building rapport with and put my child at ease in a new environment…which is NOT an easy thing to do! 100% recommended and will be back again.

Kasey Vermillion

Kasey Vermillion

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

Recently started coming to Waukee Dental and so glad I did. They have been so good with working through challenges with insurance for me and being understanding I need to come up with a plan that is affordable for me. Dr. Allison and Kelly were amazing! Professional, helpful, and showed true concern and compassion. Definitely recommend.

ismail cem sonmez

ismail cem sonmez

1 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

I am dissatisfied with the service I received from Waukee Dental and feel the need to write this review to shed light on the similar negative experiences I have had with this establishment.
Approximately a year ago, I had a large filling in my tooth, and Waukee Dental recommended a crown, claiming that the filling was too large and could lead to issues down the line. Following the crown procedure, my tooth became abnormally sensitive, and I experienced severe pain in less than a year. When I approached Waukee Dental, they informed me that my tooth’s roots had become infected and that I needed a “root canal treatment.”
Under normal circumstances, I am aware that a crown should last at least 10 years without any issues, but the crown provided by Waukee Dental barely lasted a year, necessitating an expensive and urgent root canal treatment. Waukee Dental did not offer any guarantee on the crown, even charged me for the checking after I had severe pain, leaving me responsible for the costs incurred as a result of this procedure.
Additionally, I have observed that in the fall months, Waukee Dental sends marketing emails encouraging patients to spend their insurance coverage, which could potentially lead to unnecessary treatments being performed. This suggests that unnecessary interventions that could jeopardize patients’ health may be carried out.
This experience confirms my suspicions that Waukee Dental may prioritize profit over patient well-being. Therefore, I strongly advise anyone considering seeking services from Waukee Dental to consult opinions from different dentists regarding unnecessary interventions.
In the meantime, I shared this experience with a former Waukee community member named Gokhan. He also shared a similar situation with me, stating that he had experience that this dental clinic may suggests and may performs unnecessary treatments to maximize profits.
In conclusion, the service I received from Waukee Dental has left me greatly disappointed.

Giving Back


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


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


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



Tooth pain is a certain kind of pain. It is hard to even focus, let alone work or sleep. If you or a family member is suffering from one of these ailments, give us a call right away. The Waukee Dental team will be able to get you comfortable once again.

Your Emergency Visit

The Waukee Dental Office uses an emergency messaging system after hours so Dr. Brown is always reachable. When you call, please give us as much information as possible so we can be ready to help you out when you arrive.

The information we need includes;

  • Which teeth or tooth is bothering you
  • Whether there was trauma or recent damage to the area
  • How long it has been going on

Even if you are nervous about calling us because you do not think it is too serious, we would rather talk to you and come up with a plan. Tooth pain can go from mild to serious in a hurry.