Dr. Kaisha Brown 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. Brown attended the University of Iowa where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
Dr. Brown’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.
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Dr. Allison completed her undergrad degrees in business marketing and general science at the University of Oregon. She also earned minor degrees in biology and chemistry from Portland State University. Dr. Allison completed her dental training at the Oregon Health Sciences University Dental School, receiving her Doctorate in Medical Dentistry in 2009.
Upon graduating dental school, Dr. Allison practiced dentistry in Oregon before meeting her now husband John, a resident of Iowa. After many trips to Iowa, she fell in love with the “Iowa nice” culture. She married John in 2016 and moved to Iowa to continue her career and their love story.
Dr. Allison is committed to continued education and has completed numerous hours in endodontics, periodontics, and restorative dentistry. Additionally, she received training through the American Academy of Facial Esthetics in Botox and filler injections, and is pleased to offer her patients injections to relieve TMJ pain caused by clenching and grinding.
Amanda is originally from the north side of Des Moines and has been in the dental field since 2003. She spent her first three years as a dental assistant, before going to dental hygiene school at Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She has been practicing as a dental hygienist in the Waukee area since 2010. Amanda enjoys getting to know her patients and making them feel comfortable in our dental office. She loves educating patients on oral health and seeing the improvement they make every six months. Amanda and her husband, Scott, live in Waukee and keep busy by running after their two kids, Owen and Harper!
Angie has been a dental hygienist at Waukee Dental since July of 2018. Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, Angie now calls Iowa home—but she is still a Husker fan! She has been a practicing dental hygienist since 2009 and worked in Ankeny prior to joining Waukee Dental. Angie enjoys the family oriented nature of our office and loves making every patient that walks through the door feel welcome and comfortable. When she’s not at work, she likes spending time with her friends and family, including her husband, Matt; step-son, Will; daughter, Charlotte; and their dog, Charlie.
Fun fact: If Angie wasn’t a dental hygienist, she would have pursued a career in criminology!
Erica is a West Des Moines native and attended Valley High School. Before joining our team during the summer of 2019, she graduated from the DMACC Hygiene Program in 2017. Erica loves getting to know her patients, educating them on oral health, and helping them achieve a healthy smile. She also loves her awesome co-workers! When she is not at work, Erica loves to work out, watch football (Go Hawkeyes! Go Dallas Cowboys!), and spend time with family and friends.
Karlee is a Van Meter Bulldog and graduated alongside our hygienist, Erica, from the Des Moines Area Community College Hygiene School in 2017. Karlee enjoys educating her patients on dental health and seeing the improvement when they follow through with their home care. Karlee and her husband, Tyler, live in Van Meter with their two children. They enjoy being outdoors and staying active by four wheeling and camping, and recently they have picked up kayaking as a new hobby!
Fun fact: Karlee and her family love animals. They have dogs, cats, fish, and chickens!
Lindsey is originally from Georgia but grew up in Pleasantville, Iowa. She is the newest addition to our amazing hygiene team but has been in the dental field since 2009. Lindsey started as a dental assistant, and in 2013 became a dental hygienist. She finds connecting with her patients and building trusting relationships to be the most rewarding parts of dentistry. Her goal is to make every dental visit comfortable and enjoyable for patients! She loves being active and outdoors and takes any chance she gets to escape for things like hiking in the mountains or swimming and snorkeling in the ocean. In addition to her love of the outdoors, Lindsey loves spending time with her daughter, Lennex.
Andrea is one of our amazing expanded function dental assistants. She grew up in North Polk, then attended DMACC’s Dental Assisting School. She joined Waukee Dental in March of 2017 and was on staff to assist with our very first patient, Dr. Brown’s dad! Andrea received her expanded functions certificate in September of 2018. Andrea is in charge of keeping our sterilization center and the clinical side of Waukee Dental running efficiently throughout the day. She loves making every patient feel comfortable and at ease during their visit. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and working out.
Fun fact: Andrea’s favorite musician is Chris Stapleton!
Julyn is the newest addition to our dental assisting team and brings a lot of experience from a large, fast-paced office. She is an expanded function dental assistant and enjoys making the dental office a fun place for patients to visit! Julyn is originally from Fairfield, Iowa, and loves running, all things related to “The Bachelor,” and spending time with her friends and family (especially her niece and nephew and her 11-year-old dog, Bently).
Susan is an expanded function dental assistant at Waukee Dental who joined our team in 2018. She enjoys assisting Dr. Brown and Dr. Palecek, helping patients with dental education, delivering the best treatment plans, and helping patients complete their oral health goals. Susan hails from New Jersey, but, fortunately for us, followed her sister to Iowa more than 15 years ago! In her spare time, she enjoys working out at the gym, bike riding, traveling, and spending time with family and friends, especially her husband Eddy, her son, and their yorkie!
Front Office Staff
Jen is our scheduling coordinator, but from time to time you may see her in the back office, as she also is a registered dental assistant! Her primary job is to keep the schedule full and running smoothly. Jen loves working at Waukee Dental because of the family atmosphere and the fact that we build such great relationships with our patients and their families. When she is not at work, Jen is running her family’s cattle operation. Some of her favorite things to do are bow hunting, camping, or spending time with her husband, Scot, and their two kids, Colton and Claire.
Originally from Montezuma, Iowa, Kristen is our account manager. She likes helping patients understand their dental insurance benefits and enjoys the challenge that dental insurance brings. Kristen is always eager to learn more and educate patients on what their dental insurance covers. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Jason, and their two sons, Kade and Konner. When she is not at the office, she likes to spend time golfing and working out.
Sky, our dental insurance coordinator, is new to the dental field and spent the last six years at an optometry office. Her love for patient care kept her in health care, and she is eager to get to know all of our patients at Waukee Dental. Sky is originally from Storm Lake, Iowa, and enjoys baking, hiking, and being outdoors with her dog, Beau.