MEET THE STAFF

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

HEATHER
RECEPTIONIST & BILLING

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.   

RAEJEAN
REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT AND OFFICE MANAGER

Rae Jean is our Business Office Manager and a Registered Dental Assistant. She had 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, fishing, riding my motorcycle 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."

SHAWNA
REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

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.

ALEXUS
REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

Alexus is our newest Registered Dental Assistant. She previously worked at Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Central Iowa. Alexus enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Wesley, and their two rescue dogs, Sammie and Saige. She also enjoys spending time on their farm with their cows and hunting. Alexus states, "My favorite thing about dentistry is that we can always help people love their smile."

MARY (KATE)
REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

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, Dr. Phelps 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
REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

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 and three grandkids. 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 she went back to school to fulfill her dream of becoming a Dental Hygienist and has been living her dream since 2006. In her down time, Shelley enjoys riding on the motorcycle and playing with her dogs.  Shelley joined Winterset Dental in 2019 and is hoping to make Winterset her permanent home!

BOBBI
REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

Bobbi currently lives in Ankeny with her husband and four children. She is looking forward to making Winteret her home in the very near future.  Bobbi grew up in a small town in Minnesota and has been dreaming of moving back to a small town for as long as she can remember. Bobbi recently graduated from the dental hygiene program at DMACC and is super excited to be part of the team. She has been part of the Winterset Dental family since June, 2021, and hopes to stay for years to come.

SHADOW
Therapy Dog

Shadow is an Aussiedoodle two year old. She is gentle and calming to our patients and loves to greet you. You will likely see her come in briefly and say hi or greet you at the door. However, if you are not comfortable with our therapy dog, just let us know. We will keep her back in the office away from you.