Our Staff

Our goal is to make all of our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each chair-side assistant, sterilization technician and laboratory technician is a registered dental assistant. Our team has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care.

We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in dentistry by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars throughout the year. The staff also attends the Iowa Dental Association meeting to stay updated on new products and techniques. Also, our staff chooses to volunteer at the Iowa Mission of Mercy, a 2-day event that provides free dental care to underprivileged Iowans.


Andrea.jpgAndrea lives in Urbandale with her husband, Brian and two children, Lute and Rex. She is a receptionist at Bernhardt and Smith. She enjoys watching her kids play sports and spending time with friends. She is also an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan and Chicago Cubs fan. Go Hawks!


Amanda.jpgAmanda has been a dental assistant with our office since August of 2006. She lives in Des Moines with her husband, Eric, and their three cats, Marley, Maya and Martini. In her free time she likes to shop, spend time with her husband, family and friends, watch Hawkeye football, and spend summer weekends at Lake Okoboji.


Angela.jpgAngela has been a dental assistant for 11 years and is currently working in the laboratory making orthodontic appliances. She has worked with Drs. Bernhardt and Smith since November 2007. She is married with a son. She enjoys reading, spending time with close friends & family and hiking with their two dogs.


Chelsea.jpgChelsea lives in Waukee. She has worked as a dental assistant with Drs. Bernhardt and Smith since August 2005. She has a boyfriend, Nick, and a cat, Frodo. She enjoys grilling out and going to the Ozarks with family.


Clair.jpgClair lives in Ankeny with her husband, Sean, their children, Ross, Summer and Ridge and three dogs, Hank, Hitch and Hartie. She has been a dental assistant with Dr. Bernhardt and Smith since October of 2004. She truly enjoys all holidays, spending time with her family, and a clean house.


Cynthia.jpgCynthia has been in the dental business for over 20 years as a dental laboratory technician and orthodontic assistant. She has one daughter and one granddaughter.


Jeff.jpgJeff lives in Waukee with his wife and three children. He has worked with Drs. Bernhardt and Smith since 2002 and is the practice Office Manager. He enjoys golfing, hunting, and spending time with his family.


Kelsey.jpgKelsey has been a dental assistant with our office since September 2012. She lives in Marshalltown. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her dog, reading and hanging out with friends & family.






Mary.jpgMary lives in Des Moines with her husband and two daughters. She has worked with Drs. Bernhardt and Smith since 2009, as the Financial and Insurance Coordinator. She enjoys running, reading, golf and spending time with her family.


Rachel.jpgRachel lives in Waukee with her husband, Dustin, and her two dogs, Rusty and Daisy. She has worked as a receptionist with Drs. Bernhardt and Smith since April 2003. In her spare time, she enjoys walking the dogs and riding their Harley.


Samantha.jpgSamantha lives in Granger with her husband, Lance, and their children, Hayden, Wyatt and Tyson. She loves spending time with their families, scrapbooking, and hanging out with friends. She has worked with the doctors as a dental assistant since May of 2006.


Tara.jpgTara is married and has two children, Kendall & Sanderson. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family. Tara has been a dental assistant for 10 years.