About Us

Dr. Jessica Johnson and FamilyDr. Jessica Johnson

Dr. Johnson received her doctorate in dental science, DDS, from the University of Iowa in 2007. She began practicing at that time and opened her current practice in April 2012. Dr. Johnson is a general dentist who focuses on overall oral health and preventative dentistry for families. Her commitment to patient education sets her apart. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Iowa Dental Association, the Des Moines District Dental Association, and the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce.

On a personal level, she is married and has three children. Her family also includes a beloved cat and dog. Dr. Johnson loves cooking, reading, and spending time with her family. Her favorite sports team is the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Tara

Tara is the registered dental assistant at Valley Ridge Family Dental. She received her certification from Des Moines Area Community College, then began working with Dr. Johnson in 2007. Tara enjoys working with each patient to ensure comfort and relaxation. She also works with Dr. Johnson at the Smile Squad and i-Smile charity organizations.

Tara enjoys spending time with her son. An animal lover, she is also mother to a cat. She enjoys painting, going on walks with her son, and cooking. She’s also a big fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Pam

Pam is a registered dental assistant at Valley Ridge Family Dental. She received her certification from Des Moines Area Community College. Pam earned her Expanded Functions Dental Assisting certification in 2012.

Pam enjoys spending time with her two children and husband. In her spare time, she enjoys running, biking, and sewing. Pam is also a fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Cathy

Cathy graduated from Des Moines Area Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Cathy enjoys volunteering with the School Smiles program as well as with the Iowa Mission of Mercy. She is licensed to provide both local anesthesia and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation in order to keep you comfortable during your visit. Cathy enjoys attending many continuing education classes throughout the year to keep current on the latest treatments and is very passionate about educating her patients in order to help them improve their oral health.

In her personal time, Cathy enjoys baking with an emphasis on coming up with new flavors of cheesecake. She enjoys traveling, golf, boating, and spending time with her husband and rescue dog Sally.

Lauren

Lauren graduated from Iowa Central Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She is licensed to provide both local anesthesia and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation to help keep patients comfortable during their visits.

If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jessica Johnson at Valley Ridge Family Dental, contact our office at (515) 223-9764. We serve West Des Moines, Waukee, Clive, Urbandale, and the surrounding communities.

Contact

MapValley Ridge Family Dental
6150 Village View Drive, #109,
West Des Moines, IA, 50266
Phone: 515.223.9764
After-hours emergency: 515.423.0445
Fax: 515.327.6230

Office Hours

Monday: 8 am-5 pm
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 8 am-5 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am- 1:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am-4:30 pm