About Us

At Children’s Dental Center of Central Iowa, we provide the highest quality care in a fun, child-friendly setting. We want your child to think of the dentist as their best buddy – and that’s why we’ve equipped our facility with the latest dental innovations, such as our laser dentistry services, specially designed for pediatric patients.

At Children’s Dental Center of Central Iowa, Dr. Danielle Leonard and our team understand the importance of our role: to help your child develop excellent oral health and a great attitude about dental care, and to feel valued!

Children’s Dental Center of Central Iowa is the first laser dentistry practice in Iowa. Laser dentistry utilizes the latest technology to provide a quick, virtually pain-free experience. Using this innovative technology, the dental procedure is less invasive and more convenient for patients and their families, so children can get back to school and parents can get back to work – the same day!

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. Leonard is playful with kids to establish a relationship with them from their very first visit. You will find that the doctors frequently interact 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.

Our Mission
We deliver the best pediatric dental care in a fun, friendly environment.

What Sets Us Apart?
Our team genuinely loves kids, so we work hard to create a safe, comfortable and fun experience for everyone who walks through our doors! Sure, we focus on education and prevention, but we do it all in a playful space that fosters learning. It doesn’t get much better than that! Because here at Children’s Dental Center of Central Iowa, we don’t just care for smiles – we create them.

Quality Care

We deliver fun, not fear. By filling our office with fun touches, like games in our waiting areas and ceiling TVs in our treatment rooms, we’ve made going to the dentist like going on a playdate – no stress, all smiles. We put attention on prevention. We “treat and teach” at every visit because we know that when kids learn healthy habits early, it leads to a lifetime of great oral health. We also make every lesson fun – because happy kids keep coming back, ensuring healthier teeth and gums. Moms and dads, would you partner with us? Let’s work together to teach your child this valuable lesson: prevention is the key to a healthy smile for life. We’re kid experts. We’re not just dental professionals. We’re kid experts! In fact, most of us are parents just like you, and we’ve dedicated our entire careers to caring for little teeth and mouths. We tailor our approach to fit each child’s personality, helping to build a strong doctor-patient relationship. And nervous little guys have nothing to fear! Our gentle dentists know how to comfort even the most apprehensive patients. So, get ready for the unbelievable! Before long, your child is going to love going to the dentist.

What People Are Saying

I wish I could go here as an adult! They have an awesome waiting area with a video game room for the kids, the staff are all wonderful, both dentists are amazing! I could not recommend a better pediatric dental office. They were able to squeeze my daughter in same day for tooth pain and made her feel very special and calmed all of her anxieties, I would give them more stars if I could!

Ashlee M

My oldest child had a poor experience at the dentist before we went here. It was amazing! The staff was super friendly and informative. They were awesome with all my kids. The kids had a good time and are actually excited to come back for their next visit!

Amanda M

From the moment we were greeted by their awesome front desk staff, the experience was smooth and relaxed. For being my sons first dental appointment he was a little nervous, but after we left he was asking me when he can go back! I’ll be recommending this dental clinic to all my friends and family with kids!

Lauren M

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