Meet the Team

We recognize that all our young patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your child to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Danielle

Dental Assistant

I have been with Pyfferoen Pediatric Dentistry since March 2012. I graduated from Marshalltown Community College’s dental assisting program. Our office is a fun place to be, full of people who enjoy each other’s company. We all work hard to help patients have a positive experience.

I live in a small town and have a dog, Pixie. She is a rascal but I love her. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends: camping, reading, and watching movies. I love to travel and would someday like to visit Hawaii and Jamaica. I enjoy most genres of music and going to concerts, but if I had to choose my favorite, it would be country music. If you visit our office, you’re more than likely to find me in pink. It’s my favorite color.

 

BreeAnna

Dental Assistant

I graduated from Kirkwood Community College in the dental assisting program in December 2013 and have been with Pyfferoen Pediatric Dentistry since February 2015. I assist Dr. Matt with chasing out the sugar bugs from kids’ teeth! I enjoy being able to help kids feel comfortable with coming to the dentist so they do not have a fear of the dentist when they are older. I also get a kick out of all the crazy, funny stories the kids tell us!

I grew up in a small town with two brothers, but I now live in Ames with my dog Bennett. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. We have ISU football game tailgates every Saturday so I guess you could say we are big ISU fans!

 

Taylor

Dental Assistant

I graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in 2015 and have been with Pyfferoen Pediatric Dentistry since October 2015. The best part of my job is interacting with so many different kids every day. It’s my goal to make sure each and every one has an enjoyable and fun dental experience.

I live in Boone with my husband and two dogs, Rizzo and Diggs. When I’m not working, I enjoy crafting and watching Marvel or any scary movies. I also love going to Minnesota Vikings games and professional drag races.

 

Brittany

Dental Assistant

I have been with Pyfferoen Pediatric Dentistry since August 2018. I studied at Iowa State and then Des Moines Area Community College, where I received my dental assisting degree in 2011. I assist Dr. Matt and care for patients, whether it is their first consultation appointment, a recall appointment, restorative, or a post-operation appointment. I love seeing the kids grow to love our office, team, and most importantly, Dr. Matt.

I have been married since 2014 to David and have a stepson Brayden. I enjoy watching football, taking snowmobile trips, camping, boating, and spending time with friends and family. My favorite food is pasta! I have a cat named Winston who is very spoiled. You will often find me at home having popcorn and watching movies with my family.

 

Tricia

Dental Hygienist

I have been with Pyfferoen Pediatric Dentistry in my current position since June 2018, but started here as a dental assistant in 2013. My role in the office depends on where I can assist Dr. Matt the most with my expanded training, and it can change from day to day. I can be seen anywhere from helping prepare patients for restorative treatment, to placing sealants, to giving oral hygiene advice, and removing more stubborn deposits and stain on teeth. My goal as a dental hygienist is to instill good oral hygiene habits in our patients and to educate them on why these habits are so important.

I live in Ankeny with my husband and two boys, Joshua and Jacob. They are what consume my free time!

 

Dan

Office Manager

I have been with Pyfferoen Pediatric Dentistry since June 2012. I previously spent 20 years at St. Anthony School as their before-and-after-school daycare director. I am a graduate of St. Anthony School, Dowling Catholic, and Grand View University (College). I love that every day there is something new to learn. I look forward to being able to talk to parents and kids and getting to know them a little more at every visit. I want them to know that we love seeing them and can’t wait to see them at their six-month visit.

I have four children: Marguerite, James, Josephine, and Mia. I enjoy attending my children’s activities, spending time with family and friends, gardening, yard work, woodworking, art, music, and classic car shows. I also enjoy coaching youth basketball for my children’s teams.

 

Angela

Dental Assistant

I attended Kirkwood Community College to get my AAS degree in dental assisting and joined Pyfferoen Pediatric Dentistry in 2014. I help Dr. Matt by cleaning kids’ teeth before he comes in to count their teeth and check them over for cavities or concerns. I also help clean up for the next patients and help to keep the office running smooth. It’s so exciting to see kids who are anxious to be at the dentist improve drastically at their next appointment. Seeing their little smiles is the best!

I am a wife to my wonderful husband Brandon and a mother of two spunky and beautiful girls, Brynlee and Haddie, with one more on the way! In my free time … what free time? When possible, I really enjoy playing rec volleyball and biking. I love being a stay-at-home mom, but working part-time gives me an opportunity to flex my dental assisting muscles while getting to socialize!

Lauren

Dental Assistant

I graduated from Kirkwood Community College with my Associate of Applied Science in dental assisting in the fall of 2017. I started working as an assistant shortly after in the spring of 2018 and joined Dr. Matt’s team in 2019. There’s never a dull moment and always something to talk about when working with kids! I really enjoy connecting with my patients and talking to them about their interests.

I am currently taking classes at DMACC for dental hygiene to further my education in the dental field. I live with my boyfriend Jarret here in Ames. We enjoy going hunting on the weekends and spending time with friends. We enjoy cheering on the Cyclones in football, wrestling, and dance. My parents have a dog named Skippy and we love to go on runs together.

Emmie

Dental Assistant

I started my dental career in 2018 when I enrolled in Marshalltown Community College’s dental assisting program. I joined the Pyfferoen Pediatric Dentistry team shortly after I graduated, and they’ve quickly become my second family. In addition to working with such awesome people, I really enjoy chatting with all our patients and their families.

I live in a small town about 20 minutes from Ames with my fiancé and young son. We enjoy spending time as a family and being outside.

Olivia

Dental Assistant

I attended Indian Hills Community College’s dental assisting program in 2018 and became a Pyfferoen Pediatric Dentistry team member in 2019. I assist Dr. Matt with caring for our patients and help our office run smoothly. I love getting to know our patients and their families — every day is something new!

I married my husband Joel in June 2019 and moved to Ankeny. We are expecting a baby girl in January 2021. Spending time with family and friends is a huge part of our lives. We love traveling and exploring new places and spending time outdoors. In my free time, I enjoy cooking new thing, going for bike rides, and watching Netflix.