What Sets Us Apart


A Different Kind of Orthodontic Practice

You have your own life, interests, clinical concerns, and smile dreams. You deserve an orthodontic experience that respects your individuality, is tailored to your specific desires, and delivers a smile that transforms your life!

Dr. Thomas M. Stark and our team offer an orthodontic experience unlike the rest: everything we do is focused on you. We’ll always treat you with respect and compassion, provide ethical care, and create a treatment plan that strives to achieve all your desires.

Not only do we want to help you realize your dream of a healthy, beautiful, confidence-filled smile: we want you to enjoy every minute of the process!

Patient-Centered Care

Dr. Tom and our team know the best orthodontic experience, finest results, and happiest patients all begin with personalized care. Here, there is no cookie-cutter approach to treatment. Instead, we’ll work with you to find the treatment plan that works for all your concerns, not just your clinical requirements. Because we offer a range of advanced care options, Dr. Tom is able to create a plan that’s timely, affordable, and delivers the incredible smile you seek.

Communication is the foundation of our practice. It’s essential that you are comfortable asking questions, knowing you’ll receive direct, transparent answers. We’ll explain every procedure, walk you through home care, and encourage you to be an active, excited part of treatment.

When we say we’re family-friendly, we mean it! We consider our patients and their families to be an extension of ours. For Dr. Tom, the first thing he thinks when meeting a new patient is, “How would I approach treatment planning if this were my child?” and proceeds from there. We welcome parents and family members in our treatment area: we want everyone to know what’s going on and it’s a great time for you to ask Dr. Tom your questions. He and his team updates patients and families, at each visit, about the progress of the new smile.

We’re committed to patient education. We will teach you about your mouth and how the health of your body affects what’s happening in your mouth and vice versa. We’ll show you the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy and clean during treatment and once you’re finished. We want you to have a beautiful smile and the knowledge to keep it beautiful and healthy for life!

We’re constantly learning, too! Dr. Tom is an adjunct professor at the University of Iowa Orthodontic department where he teaches residents and learns from leading researchers, faculty, and practitioners. He, and our clinical team, also take many continuing education courses, ensuring we’re current on advancements in technology and techniques.

Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation

The first step toward a new smile is a complimentary orthodontic consultation. Please contact our main office, in Ames, or satellite office, in Boone, and schedule your consultation with Dr. Tom and our team. We can’t wait to meet you and start you on the path to a lifetime of beautifully healthy and wonderful smiles; call, today!

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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