"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!
"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!
"Dr Mark Fischer, DDS, was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Dakota in 2006 with Bachelor of Science degrees in both biology and psychology with a minor in chemistry. Dr. Fischer received his dental education at the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry, where he was involved in dental research and awarded the Dental Research Award in 2007. Dr. Fischer has been treating patients in the Des Moines area since 2011. He enjoys interacting with patients, helping them feel comfortable and offering quality dentistry to provide a positive experience for each patient. Dr. Fischer has a special interest in continuing education in dentistry and professional memberships include the American Dental Association, the Iowa Dental Association and the Des Moines Dental District. When he is not treating patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Nicolle, and dog, Abby. He is a big fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and the New England Patriots."