Meet Dr. Molly Bremen

My enjoyment of caring for children started for me as part of playing and coaching soccer. I played soccer growing up in West Des Moines and continued playing and coaching through college. I was inspired by my coaches to be the best me I could be, both on and off the soccer field. That developed in me a strong desire to be that inspiring force for children in caring for their oral health and being the healthiest person they can be.

My biggest excitement as a pediatric dentist comes from seeing a child realize that having their teeth fixed or cleaned is not a scary thing, and that in fact they want to be there being taken care of! I remember in dental school, when I started treating children, how natural it felt to me and how much I enjoyed knowing as much as I could about taking the best care of my young patients.

I like to have fun with my young patients. Among other things, singing to my patients while I care for their teeth, listening to their stories, and laughing with them are highlights of my day.

Personal Information

I grew up in West Des Moines and attended Valley High School. I grew up playing soccer here and went on to play varsity soccer at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

While getting my education, I have continued to follow up my love of soccer — both playing and coaching. I enjoy baking and spending time with my husband David. I have been out of the Des Moines area following my dream of becoming a pediatric dentist and gaining special experience in pediatrics practicing in the Boston area and in Phoenix, Arizona. I am so excited to be coming back to the Des Moines area to work with Dr. Bob Wade and his team.

Education and Continuing Education

  • Bachelor of Science, dean’s list – Bowling Green State University
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Iowa
  • Certificate in advanced dental general practice – Alpert Medical School, Brown University
  • Certificate of specialty in pediatric dentistry – Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University
  • Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Community Involvement

  • Craniofacial Team Clinic Member, treatment planning for children with head and face deformities
  • Pediatric dentistry summer internship program, University of Iowa College of Dentistry
  • Student athlete dental screening program, University of Iowa College of Dentistry
  • Iowa Mission of Mercy: providing dental care to patients in need and unable to afford dental care

Leadership

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Women in Dentistry
  • Iowa City Kickers Soccer Team, player and captain
  • Bowling Green University Varsity Women’s Soccer
    • Mid America Conference Champions, 2004, 2005
    • Mid America Conference Academic Team, 2004, 2005
  • Student Athlete Advisory Committee Leader, Bowling Green State University
  • City of Bowling Green Community Soccer, co-head coach