Meet Our Team
Dr. L. Eric Anderson, DDS
Dr. Anderson grew up on a family farm in Tampico, Illinois. He graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1994. In 1999, he graduated from the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry, receiving awards in multiple disciplines of dental practice. In 2006, he received certificates in Advanced Practice Management from Kellogg School of Business. With a strong passion for education, Dr. Anderson has served as an adjunct associate professor at the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry.
In August of 2000, Dr. Anderson bought the dental practice of Dr. William E. Nelson, which currently operates in West Des Moines. Dr. Anderson strives to provide the latest in diagnostic technology for his patients. In November of 2014, Anderson Dental Group installed 3-D Cone Beam Radiography in the office. This technology is an incredible tool for placing implants, diagnosing root canals, and examining all areas of the mouth with a 3-D view!
2015 brought big changes for Dr. Anderson, as he purchased the dental office of Dr. Howard Belsheim in Adel, Iowa. Dr. Anderson is excited to bring his passion for dentistry to the patients of Adel Dental Group!
Dr. Anderson and his wife, Diana, have four children that keep them very busy. As a family, they enjoy motorcycles, travel, camping, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends!
Dr. Rachel Reis, DDS
Dr. Rachel Reis is a 2003 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and 2007 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. She was born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa and moved to the Des Moines area after graduating. Dr. Reis is a member of the American Dental Association and Iowa Dental Association. She completed rotations at pediatric focused practices while in dental school and has volunteered with Iowa Mission of Mercy.
Dr. Reis and her husband, Jim, moved to Adel in 2013. They have two young sons, Benton and Tyson. The boys are starting to get involved in sports and activities in the community which will keep them busy for years to come. Rachel enjoys golfing, running road races and cheering on Iowa collegiate sports in her free time.
Dr. Erin Jensen, DDS
Dr. Erin Jensen was born and raised in West Des Moines and attended Valley High School. After graduating in 2009, she continued her education at Iowa State University and graduated with a degree in Kinesiology and was also a member of the Iowa State softball team.
Dr. Jensen went on to the University of Iowa College of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. While in dental school, Dr. Jensen was involved in various clubs and intramural sports and enjoyed volunteering at Iowa Mission of Mercy.
Dr. Jensen and her husband, Brandon, live in West Des Moines and enjoy spending time with their families and friends, traveling, working out, and many outdoor activities. Dr. Jensen is very excited to be serving in her hometown and Adel.
Diana has enjoyed working in the dental field for over 20 years, and is very proud to be involved with a team that is committed to its skill and knowledge. Each team member possesses a particular area of expertise to make sure each patient’s experience here at Adel Dental Group is a pleasant one.
Diana’s experience becomes readily apparent to patients as she is able to articulate all the services here at Adel Dental Group. Her infectious smile and passion for helping people show, as she ensures patients feel good about their overall experience. Whether it is a question regarding a particular treatment, confusion about insurance benefits, or assistance is needed scheduling appointments, Diana is a great resource.
Diana and her husband, Eric, have 4 beautiful children that keep them very active! As a family they enjoy traveling, golfing, boating, walking, and spending time with family and friends.
While Dawn’s main focus is to keep the practice running smoothly, she especially enjoys the time she spends with patients. Dawn began working with Anderson Dental Group in 2003, and absolutely LOVES her job, the staff, and the patients! Prior to joining Anderson Dental (and the “dental industry”), she gained a wide variety of experience in the business sector – through various credit, human resources,and operations management roles.
This will be an exciting year at Dawn’s house! Not only will Dawn & Jay celebrate their 30th Anniversary, but their daughter Megan will be getting married, their son Bryce will graduate from ISU and their daughter Jaymie will graduate from high school. Lots of celebrations – and we count our blessings every day!
Rebecca graduated from Iowa Western Community College’s Dental Hygiene program in 2001. Her degree included receiving clinical training from Creighton University’s Dental School in Omaha, Nebraska. Rebecca was the Membership Chair for the Nebraska Dental Hygienist Association before moving to Central Iowa. She has been the Hygienist for Dr. Belsheim’s office, and now Adel Dental Group, since 2009 and enjoys building relationships with all of her patients!
Rebecca grew up on a farm in Southern Iowa. She and her husband, Cliff, have two sons, Bryson and Kaden, who keep them busy with 4-H, Cub Scouts, and Baseball. They are proud to call Adel their home! Rebecca enjoys being with her family and friends, woodworking, and “junking”.
Kati has been in the dental field for 16 years. She earned a Certificate of Dental Assisting from Iowa Western Community College in 2002 and more recently, an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2016.
Having also graduated from Iowa State University, Kati is a huge Cyclone fan. In her free time she enjoys cheering on the football and basketball teams. Kati also enjoys summer vacation trips to the Lake of the Ozarks and Okoboji, as well as spending time on the family farm near Norwalk.
Kati’s favorite thing about being a hygienist is getting to know each patient’s specific needs and helping meet those individually. She also enjoys getting to assist chairside as her passion for dentistry all began with being a dental assistant.
Front Desk Personnel
Sarah had been working as a Medical Receptionist for two years, when she decided to make the adjustment to working in the dental field. She loves working with the public and being able to learn new things. She and her husband, Taylor, reside in Adel along with their daughter, Ella, and dog, Jax. Sarah is really enjoying being a part of ADG, as well as getting to live and work in the same community.
Sarah graduated from Iowa State University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and getting projects done around their home.
Front Desk Personnel
Cindy graduated from the Dental Assistant Program at Iowa Central Community College and has since become an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. She has enjoyed 40 years in the dental profession in various positions including dental assisting, front desk, business office, and lab, and still loves it! Cindy joins us as one of the friendly, helpful professionals that you’ll find at our front desk.
Cindy has a wonderful fiancé, Bill and two fantastic boys that are married. She loves her daughter-in-laws and has been blessed with two grandchildren. In her free time she loves time spent with her family, golfing, fishing, and reading.
Front Desk Personnel
While spending the past approximately 28 years of her working career in pediatric and general dentistry, Nancy has grown to love the front desk dental position and the interaction with the patients. During the last 18 years, she worked for Dr. Belsheim. When Dr. Belsheim sold the practice and soon retired, she also considered retirement, however being so impressed with Dr. Anderson and his staff, she decided to stay with the practice! Nancy and her husband, Ron, originally from Greenfield, Iowa, raised three children, Tamera Hanson (Mark), Rhonda Wiggins, and Matthew Wiggins (Aly) all graduating from Dallas Center. They are very proud of their family, including 6 grandchildren. Eight years ago, Ron and Nancy moved from their acreage in the Adel-Dallas Center area to Urbandale, and in Nancy’s free time, if her grandchildren are not available, you will find her in the flower garden with her favorite shovel, planting something new or with some stones creating a new planting area.
Mary graduated from Vatterott College in 2005 as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is committed to ensuring patients have a welcoming experience. Her smile and laughter are contagious! Mary joined ADG in 2016 and loves serving her community. She and her husband, Jerry, have been residents of Adel since 2006 and have daughter named Taylor. In her down time Mary enjoys watching her husband drive his race car, being at her childhood farm, riding horses, helping with 4H and spending time with family and friends.
Janae has enjoyed working as a Registered Dental Assistant with expanded functions for more than 30 years! She truly embraces the “patient comes first” approach and patients love her calming and caring nature. Janae comes from our West Des Moines office to Adel on occasion.
Janae lives west of Des Moines with her husband, Steve. Their daughter, Desi, and her family live just a few miles away. Their son, Sam, is a senior at UNI. Janae recently became a grandma and spends most of her free time spoiling baby Arlo!