The staff at Winterset Dental enjoy working together. We genuinely care about the office, the patients and each other, and we strive to make your visit pleasant while meeting your dental needs.


Heather was raised in Ankeny, Iowa and attended AIB where she graduated with an Associates Degree in Business Management.  She has served in several roles from medical billing to a barista.  Heather is happily married to her husband, Ron and has two grown children, Erin and Alicin. She joined our practice in February of 2018.   


Rae Jean is our Business Office Manager and a Registered Dental Assistant. She has worked for Dr. Keul since 1999 prior to Dr. Elliott taking over Winterset Dental. She previously worked at Iowa Oral and Maxillary Surgeons. She is married with children, grandchildren and two dogs to keep her busy. She enjoys spending time with family, going to her twins' sporting events, fishing and doing some volunteering. She states, "I really enjoy my job - never the same thing. I have really enjoyed learning new things since Dr. Elliott has taken over the practice. I work with a great group of people who truly care about our patients."

Morgan was raised in Greenfield, IA.  She is a 2011 graduate of the DMACC Dental Assisting Program in Ankeny. Morgan worked for Dr. Michelle Mercer for 5 years before transitioning to our office. Since transferring to our office in December of 2016, she has done chair-side, supply ordering, office marketing, and managing between here and Greenfield.  She loves her dachshund, Sassy, and spending time with her friends and family. A few other things she enjoys doing are supporting local musicians and artists, poetry, blogging, and reading.


Shawna is a Registered Dental Assistant with over 20 years of experience in the dental field. She is known as the "mom" of the group as she enjoys bringing and feeding us delicious food.  Shawna is married with two grown kids, Jordan and Trey.  She also claims she has lots of pets. Shawna enjoys working with flowers, gardening, going camping, and cheering on the Hawkeyes in her free time. She is a Winterset graduate and long-time resident.  Shawna joined our practice in May of 2018.


Mary (Kate) is a Dental Hygienist and has been with the former Dental Associates and Winterset Dental for many years. Mary likes to confuse people on whether to call her Mary or Kate - either works! She truly enjoys Dr. Elliott and this staff. She appreciates the ability and desire of the staff to work well together and to do what is best for the patients' needs. Mary enjoys keeping up on current research in periodontics and oral hygiene. Mary has a daughter, son, and three grandchildren. She was born and raised on a farm south of Winterset. She enjoys spending time with her family, being involved in her church, and volunteering at the Historical Complex.


Shelley was born and raised in Michigan. Although she is surrounded by Iowa Fans she is an avid Michigan Wolverine fan through and through “ GO BLUE!"  Shelley has two grown children, a daughter Ashley and a son Bryce. She has one grandson Henry (Bubba) and will soon have a granddaughter who will be named Josie ( Jo Jo).  Shelley recently moved to Winterset and is still learning about small town life but loving it so far!  She knew since she was 12 years old that she wanted to be a dental hygienist!  She first became a dental assistant and after 17 years, went back to school to fulfill her dream of becoming a Dental Hygienist and has been living her dream for over 14 years now!  In her down time, Shelley enjoys riding on the Motorcycle and playing with her dogs.  Shelley joined Dr. Elliott's staff at Winterset Dental in 2019 and is hoping to make Winterset her permanent Home!