Meet the Doctor
We are the Midwest's FIRST PEDIATRIC LASER DENTIST! We use multiple types of lasers for a variety of problems from tooth decay and canker sores to correction of tongue and lip ties. No other pediatric office in the Midwest has as much expertise in LASER DENTISTRY FOR KIDS!Learn More
At Children’s Dental Center of Central Iowa, Dr. Jim Shealy and our team understand the importance of our role: we want to help your child develop excellent oral health and a great attitude about dental care, and to feel valued!
We really do want you and your kids to feel welcome here. From the time children walk in to the last goodbye, it is our goal that your child’s dental visit be as pleasant and fun as possible. Children learn and deal with their world through play. Because of that, you will see many opportunities for kids to play in our office.
Dr. Shealy is playful with kids to establish a relationship with them from their very first visit. You will find that the doctor frequently interacts with children more than with parents. Our goal is to make our office a place that children understand is specifically for them, not just another adult environment that they are expected to adapt to. Learning from an early age that seeing the dentist is fun and enjoyable sets a great foundation for the rest of their life.
The state-of-the-art care we offer includes:
- Dental exams and cleanings, and fillings for infants, children, teens, and young adults
- Solea® Dental Laser
- DIAGNOdent laser cavity screenings
- Pain prevention and dental nitrous
- Sealants, fluoride, and mouthguards
- Tongue / lip tie release
- Sports dentistry
- Care for pediatric dental emergencies
Children’s Dental Center of Central Iowa in Urbandale welcomes patients from Waukee, West Des Moines, Clive, and throughout the Midwest. To learn how we will start your child on a path to a healthy mouth and beautiful smile, please call. We look forward to welcoming your family to our practice!
Lasers decrease pain, speed healing and even allow surgery in the office, with no bleeding or stitches, that is otherwise done in an operating room! We are proud to say that patients actually come to us from multiple states as well as European countries for our expertise in treating children.
What Our Patients Say
“Wouldn't want to go anywhere else with Skyler!! The team is always so attentive and smiling!! He actually enjoys going to the dentist!”
“The staff at Children's Dental are all so kind and make my girls feel at ease. They look forward to going to watch the movies, play in the game room, and get their tokens for the machines when we leave. I only wish he took adult patients!”
“They are amazing, and do a great job at reassuring the kids that dental work isn't scary at all! With the laser available for fillings it makes those accidental cavities a little easier!”