Meet the Team




We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Dental Hygienist

Allison graduated from Hawkeye Community College’s dental hygiene program in 2010 and joined our office in 2015. She works with patients during the placement and removal of their braces, making sure that they are informed about their treatment and comfortable. Allison’s favorite part of her job is seeing the result of a long journey to a beautiful smile.

Allison is married with two kids. She spends most of her time watching and enjoying her kids play sports.


Dental Assistant

Andrea’s job includes multiple areas, from assisting Dr. Stark to making sure our patients have a comfortable, fun experience in our office! She has been in the dental field and at Dr. Stark’s office since she graduated from Marshalltown Community College in 1989. She loves helping to make beautiful smiles!

At home, Andrea has a handsome Corgi named Henry. In her free time, Andrea enjoys volunteering at the Animal Shelter.


Scheduling Coordinator

Joelle’s job includes greeting patients, answering phones, scheduling appointments, completing Dr. Stark’s correspondence with referring dentists, and many more office needs. Joelle started in the office in October of 2017 and loves getting to know all of our patients! Joelle has lived here in Ames her entire life and even graduated from Ames High School. She is happily married to Chad and has 3 beautiful children Logan, Gus and Ely.

In her free time, Joelle loves to read, hike, and spend time with family and friends.


Dental Hygienist

Linda’s favorite part of her job is removing braces and sharing in the enthusiasm of our patients. She began in the dental field in June 1979, attending the University of Nebraska and receiving her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, and starting working for Dr. Stark in March of 1992. Linda has a patient-first attitude and works hard to provide excellent customer service.

Linda has been married to her husband Scott for more than 36 years. She has three grown children, one of whom is getting married in 2017. Photography is one of her serious hobbies, as is staying active, playing tennis, and traveling.


Dental Assistant and Lab Technician

Cassie works in our lab where she pours impressions, trims models, and makes retainers, in addition to assisting Dr. Stark with patient care. Cassie joined Dr. Stark’s team in 2010, right after graduating from DMACC’s dental assisting program. She loves to watch as each patient’s beautiful smile emerges during treatment.

Cassie is married and has three adorable fur babies. She and her husband are in the process of updating and redecorating their acreage!


Business Manager

Chasity runs the business section of the office. She works with new and existing patients and families on the financial part of orthodontics, including processing insurance and managing accounts receivable and payable. Chasity loves seeing our patients’ results and watching how excited each individual is with his or her amazing smile!

Chasity is married with three wonderful teenagers. She loves to camp and watch her daughter playing sports. Her boys work hard and are preparing for college. Their family also includes a sweet mini beagle named Cy and a very active kitten named Wrigley.

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Cindy feels incredibly blessed to be working alongside her husband and his tremendous team. She find it pure joy to help in continuing the work of creating beautiful smiles every day. 

Cindy and Dr. Tom love spending time with their children and grandchildren. Their daughter, Emily, and son-in-law Jake have two adorable boys, Jimmy and Robbie. Cindy and Dr. Tom also have three sons: John, Steve, and Michael. 


Treatment Coordinator

Amy is a registered and certified dental assistant with added qualifications in radiology. She takes care of our new patients by collecting all new information and taking impressions, x-rays and pictures during their first appointments. Her extensive experience includes working in general dentistry and orthodontics for more than 17 years. Upon moving to Iowa in 2013, she was given the great opportunity to join Dr. Stark’s team, where she loves being a part of creating beautiful smiles.

Amy enjoys spending time with her husband Telly and their two children, Torea and Dylon. They have two dogs and two cats, all of whom are rescues. In her free time, Amy likes crafting, camping, and gardening.


Dental Assistant and Lab Technician 

Sabine does lab work including making retainers and model work, and orders supplies for the office. She also assists Dr. Stark with patient care. She joined Dr. Stark’s office in 2004 after moving from Germany, and in 2005, she took the dental assisting boards in the U.S. Her favorite part of her job is working with people to create a perfect smile.

Sabine has two adult sons and lives with her significant other and their dog Elise. She loves cooking, traveling, gardening, hiking, and working out.


Certified Dental Assistant

Olivia works with Dr. Stark in perfecting our patients’ smiles. She started with Dr. Stark in 2011 right after she graduated from Marshalltown Community College.

Olivia enjoys being active, working out, and being outdoors. She also loves spending time with her friends and family. In the summer, you can find Olivia at her family's lake home in the Ozarks.


Dental Assistant/ Lab Technician

Ginger works in the lab to make retainers and study models. She works chairside to assist with orthodontic treatment and retention. Ginger attended Marshalltown Community College and graduated in 1999. She joined Dr. Stark’s team in 2004. Ginger enjoys the variety that comes with working in the lab and clinical setting, and loves working together with our team to create a beautiful smile!

Ginger is married to Jon and has four children: Alex, Joey, Quinton, and Kaylee. Attending church and working with youth group, visiting Alex and Joey, and attending Quinton and Kaylee’s various activities take up most of her free time.

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Boone Office

703 8th St
Boone, IA 50036
(515) 432-4522
every other thursday
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
summer: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

ames Office

1212 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 232-2255 (888) 402-2255
office hours
Mon 7:30am to 4:30pm
Tue 7:30am to 4:30pm
Wed 7:30am to 4:30pm
Thu 7:30am to 4:30pm
Fri 7:30am to 3:00pm
Open one Saturday
morning every
six weeks