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.

Alex

AlexAlex lives in Van Meter with her husband, Nick. She has been a dental assistant with our office since May of 2015. In her free time she likes spending time with family and friends, kayaking and going to new places.

Andrea

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

Amanda.jpgAmanda has been a dental assistant with our office since August of 2006. She lives in Ankeny with her husband, Eric and their sons. She enjoys spending time with her close friends and family, watching hockey and being on the lake in Okoboji or Minnesota.

 

Amy

AmyAmy lives in Urbandale with her husband, Jake and their three children, Connor, Addie and Caden. She has been in the dental field since 1999. In her free time she loves to be with family and friends, traveling and being creative.

 

Anna

AnnaAnna lives in St. Charles with her husband and two daughters. She has been a dental assistant since 1999 and joined our staff in 2016. She is a huge Green Bay Packer fan, enjoys camping and spending time with her family.

 

Angela

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

Chelsea.jpgChelsea lives in Waukee with her husband. She has worked with Dr. Bernhardt and Smith since 2005. She loves Packers football games and going to the lake with her family.

 

Cynthia

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

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

UpdatedKelsey20180118Kelsey 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

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

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

Samantha.jpgSamantha lives in Waukee 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

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.