Meet The Team

 Thorough Patient Care at Ankeny Dental PracticeErika Portrait in Ankeny Iowa

Dr. Erika Peddicord earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Integrated Physiology from the University of Iowa before going on to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Following graduation, Dr. Peddicord accepted an associate dentist position at a practice in Huxley, Iowa. During her education and her initial experiences as a working family dentist, Dr. Peddicord came to believe in the power of preventive dentistry and patient education. These beliefs became the cornerstone of her Ankeny practice when she opened the doors of Peddicord Family Dentistry in 2009.

Dr. Peddicord focuses on building lasting patient relationships. When patients feel comfortable and well informed, they feel empowered to follow treatment plans, take proper care of their teeth and gums at home, and seek out professional dental help when a problem arises. In Dr. Peddicord’s opinion, a healthy mouth should feel good, look good, and work properly. This philosophy influences the procedures she performs, the materials she uses, and the technology she employs.

A member of the Iowa Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Des Moines District Dental Society, Dr. Erika Peddicord is licensed through the Dental Board of Iowa.

In her free time, Dr. Peddicord enjoys spending quality time with her family, traveling, and riding her bike. She now has 2 children, a girl and a boy, and loves spending time with her family and friends!

Since 2009, Dr. Erika Peddicord has assembled a top-notch team of highly skilled, compassionate, and friendly dental professionals who all have the same goal in mind: helping you maintain optimal dental health.

Jeffrey F. Allen, DDSAllen Portrait In Ankeny Iowa

Dr. Allen grew up in eastern Iowa and graduated from Augustana College in Illinois with a degree in Biology. He then entered dental school and earned his Doctorate of Dental Science from the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry, in 1987.

Dr. Allen and his wife Paula moved to Des Moines, where he worked in a group practice and she worked in management for Von Maur. The 9 years they spent in Des Moines allowed Dr. Allen to gain valuable dental experience and establish good working relationships with several specialists.

They moved to Pella in 1996 and Dr. Allen opened his family dentistry office in a historic building, downtown, on the square. In 2003, the building was completely renovated and expanded to accommodate the growing practice. In addition to his private practice in Pella, Dr. Allen serves as an adjunct faculty member, helping senior dental students in the Department of Family Dentistry at the University of Iowa.

The Allens participate in many community events and activities, and they support the community, schools, and local non-profit organizations. Their daughter, Katie, has been involved in tennis and dance throughout her high school and college years.

Dr. Allen enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially incorporating new technology and materials into his daily patient care. He feels fortunate to be in a profession in which he can help people enjoy high quality of life through excellent health. He takes special care to keep a warm and friendly atmosphere in his office so that his patients feel well cared for, comfortable, and welcome.

In their free time, Dr. Allen and his wife enjoy working out, hiking, playing tennis, biking, playing cards with friends, watching movies, and traveling.

Marissa Gregg, DDS

Dr. Gregg earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Morningside College in Sioux City, IA in 2013. She then completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa Dental School in 2017. She joined our office in 2017 and is a member of both the American Dental Association and the Iowa Dental Association.

She’s also volunteered her services at the Iowa Mission of Mercy since 2011, offering free dental care to people in need. Her down-to-Earth personality helps patients feel comfortable and she always looks forward to getting to know her patients and building a relationship with them.

She is currently engaged to her fiancé, Alex. They graduated in the same class and have been sweethearts since dental school. She has a golden retriever named Wrigley and when not in the office, enjoys watching the Chicago Cubs, seeing movies, traveling, and playing board games with friends and family.

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney

Stephanie, Dental HygienistStephanie Portrait in Ankeny Iowa

Stephanie earned her Associate’s of Applied Science degree from Hawkeye Community College and joined the Peddicord Family Dentistry team in November of 2009. A real people person, Stephanie enjoys getting to know her patients during their regular checkups and cleanings. She believes developing lasting patient relationships is the best way to help them reach their oral health goals. Stephanie is the proud pet-parent of one dog named Max and she enjoys running and spending time with friends and family during her free time.

Amy, Expanded Function Dental AssistantAmy Portrait in Ankeny Iowa

Amy joined our team in 2012. Patients appreciate how compassionate, caring, and easy to talk to she is. Amy strives to ensure patients feel comfortable and wants to get to know them. She is a member of the Lighthouse Community Church and volunteers with mission trips and the child’s ministry. She and her husband, Dennis, have three children, Kolby, Karlee, and Korben. They also have a Chihuahua named Wrigley. Outside of the office Amy enjoys spending time with her family, watching her children grow and play, and attending all of their sports and after-school activities.

Chelsea, Expanded Function Dental AssistantChelsea Portrait in Ankeny Iowa

Chelsea attended High School in Manning and then completed her Dental Assisting program in Marshalltown. She joined our office in 2015 as a Dental Assistant. She is certified in Expanded Functions through the Dental Assisting National Board. Chelsea is a member of the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) and her goal is to participate in international dental missions. She loves getting to know her patients and improving their oral health. She has a son named Connor and a daughter named Elsa. Outside of the office she enjoys working at the YMCA in Marshalltown, reading, and playing with her children.

Jhana, Patient Coordinator/Dental Assistant

Jhana graduated from East High School and joined our team in 2016. Jhana’s certifications include her Nursing Assisting License. Patients appreciate Jhana’s smiling, bubbly attitude. Jhana looks forward to watching our patients’ faces when they see their new smile. Outside of the office, Jhana enjoys spending time with friends and family, including wife, Megan and son, Josh. Jhana also looks forward to taking long walks at Ledges. Favorite Quote: “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow. So today is the right day to love, believe and mostly, live.” -Dalai Lama

Maddie, Dental HygienistMaddie Portrait in Ankeny Iowa

Maddie graduated from Hawkeye Community College and joined our team in 2016. Maddie’s degrees include an Associates of Applied Science. Patients love how friendly, informative, and thorough she is, and she loves getting to know her patients and building relationships with them. Maddie’s number one goal is to make her patients feel relaxed and comfortable when they’re at the dentist office. Outside of work, Maddie enjoys hiking, biking, and being outdoors. Family members include hubby Lucas and her two adorable nephews whom she spoils rotten. Favorite Quote: “Stay humble, work hard, and be kind.”

Michelle, Dental Assistant

Michelle graduated from Vatterott College and joined our practice in 2017. Patients love how easy it is to talk to Michelle and her sense of humor; she enjoys getting to know her patients and listening to their stories. Outside of the office, Michelle bakes, reads, and enjoys time with her husband Andy and son Hudson.

Rebecca, Registered Dental Hygienist

Rebecca earned her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene from Santa Fe University and her Associate of Arts from St. Petersburg College. She joined our team in 2017 and our patients appreciate her calm, gentle, and friendly approach to dentistry. Rebecca enjoys educating our patients and building a trusting rapport. She also volunteers with the Mission of Mercy Dental Outreach. Outside of the office, Rebecca enjoys traveling, yoga, running, spending time with friends and family, and of course, quality time with her Boston terrier, Chief.

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” -Mother Teresa

Destinae, Patient Care Coordinator

Detinae graduated from Roosevelt High School in 2007. She joined our team in 2017 and has a customer service background. Patients love how friendly she is and the fact that Destinae takes her time to explain things. Destinae loves the hellos and smiles of her patients and always looks forward to a chance to catch up and make them feel welcome. She is very close to her mother, Tracey; her brother, Charles; and her sister, Olivia. She has two cats, Biggie and Buddy, that are her pride and joy. Outside of the office, Destinae enjoys pursuing her passion: health and wellness. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

“We may go to the moon, but that’s not very far, for the greatest distance we have to cover still lies within us.” – Charles de Gaulle


We Can’t Wait to Meet You!

To meet our team in person, schedule an appointment by calling our dental office today at (515) 963-3339. Located in Ankeny, IA, we also serve patients who live in Bondurant, Polk City, Elkhart, Alleman, Cambridge, and all surrounding communities.