"It is an honor and a privilege to serve the patients in our practice; they are the reason I come to work with a smile on my face every day. I enjoy meeting new patients and getting to know them and their families as we work together to improve their oral health. I appreciate it when patients want to play an active role in their dental experience. I joined the oral healthcare field to help change the way people think about going to the dentist’s office. When patients tell me that they didn’t like to visit the dentist before, but now they love it, I know I’ve been successful!
I have been blessed with such an amazing team. There is not a day that goes by that I am not incredibly proud of each of them and how hard they work to make patients comfortable and happy. We work hard, but we enjoy each other and our patients immensely. The main thing that makes the team here at Plaza Dental Group special is that they care about patients beyond our office. We have a true family of patients here, and it is the special bond that you only find in Iowa!" — Dr. Mohan
A native of Ottumwa, IA, Dr. Mohan earned her Bachelor of Science in agricultural biochemistry at Iowa State University and completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Iowa. She enjoys attending continuing education courses that include ways that patients can improve their quality of life and have a healthy, beautiful mouth and smile. Most recently, Dr. Mohan has completed courses for Invisalign®, implants, and other areas of dentistry that can help patients to look and feel better and have improved function for chewing and smiling.
Dr. Mohan lives in Clive, IA, with her husband, Mike, and their four wonderful, sweet, crazy kiddos, Luke, Camaryn, Halle, and Josh. They also have a rather large, lovable cat named Nahla. As a family, they love to swim, bike, play golf and tennis, and hang out watching movies. Dr. Mohan can also be found at the farm and spending lots of time outdoors. She loves to read and would stay up all night with a good book if she could!
Dr. Mohan is also active in the community and volunteers for the mobile dental clinic, Mission of Mercy, Saving Smiles, Halloween Candy Buy Back, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Donated Dental Services.
"Dr. Jay J. Jensen, D.D.S. grew up in Polk City, Iowa & graduated from North Polk High School in 1987. He then attended the University of Iowa on an Army ROTC Scholarship, and received his undergraduate degree in General Studies in 1991. In 1995, he graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, and went on to fulfill his Army ROTC obligation by practicing dentistry for the United States Army at Fort Hood, Texas for four years. He then moved back to Iowa, became an associate dentist working for his childhood dentist, and later purchased that practice and owned it for many years. In 2009, he merged his practice with and joined Plaza Dental Group. "
Dr. Jensen has lectured internationally to other dentists and dental teams on clinical dentistry, dental practice management, personality profiling, and personal growth. He also has dental practice management & coaching experience teaching other dentists and business owners how to have more fulfilling professional and personal lives. Dr. Jensen has extensive, advanced training in the area of Smile Makeovers/cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Jensen is a huge fan of college wrestling, college football, and mixed martial arts. He also loves interior decorating, live music, entertaining guests, traveling, and visiting with friends.
Dr. Jensen has two beautiful, amazing daughters that keep him focused and on-task!
Dr. Jensen is very passionate about dentistry & life, and has a very positive attitude and outlook on both! Dr. Jensen loves empowering others to be their very best & he loves caring for his patients.
"Dr. Dietrich's middle name should be Adventure! An adventurer professionally and personally! She is continually learning and exploring all areas of dentistry to be able to provide the best care for her patients. Her vast knowledge is in Invisalign, cosmetic and rehabilitation smile makeovers, implants, dentures, sleep apnea, and therapeutic botox treatment. Dr. Dietrich enjoys all the aspects of general dentistry but she LOVES creating beautiful smiles that impact her patients lives in many ways."
Dr Dietrich was accepted into an accelerated pre-dental program which she completed at the University of Iowa and then also earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2011. She continues to broaden her dental knowledge with a variety of continuing education courses to ensure her patients are receiving the highest quality of comfortable dentistry.
When she is relaxing outside of dentistry you may find her spending time with friends, traveling with her mom, enjoying the outdoors, swimming, biking and running. Growing up the daughter of two veterinarian parents, she has an enormous love for animals which resulted in her busy household of 3 cats and doberman dog so there is never a dull moment!
"The highlight of my day is seeing my patients smiling as they leave the treatment room happy. I enjoy taking continuing education courses in order to provide the most updated dental techniques. When my patients are happy, I’m happy"
Dr. Sheri Salartash received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2009. In addition to an abundance of experience at several cutting edge dental practices in the Washington D.C. area, Dr. Salartash brings a rich background in periodontal research. Some of her most central achievements are her volunteer work which provides dental care for low income families, serving as President of a leading D.C. area dental society, along with many hours of continuing education. Dr Salartash has attended advanced training in Straight Wire Orthodontics, Invisalign, conscious sedation, Botox and dermal fillers, sleep apnea and Six Month Smiles. She has been recognized as one of "America's Top Dentists" by the Consumers' Research Council for several years in a row and awarded the A.D. Williams Research Fellowship from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Salartash is fluent in English and Farsi. She is an artist who likes sketching, oil painting, pottery and sculpting. Dr. Salartash and her fiance enjoy outdoor activities like golfing and scuba diving. They also spend a lot of time at their farm where they garden and make wine.