Dr. Jason A. Brown

Dr. Brown is a 2011 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He graduated with a special interest and emphasis in preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry for adults and children ages 6 months and older. With the most current and leading edge dental knowledge, Dr. Brown is eager to help you attain your most beautiful smile.

Dr. Brown is also a Deans’ List graduate of Iowa State University where he played 4 years of varsity ice hockey, which involved traveling extensively throughout the world. He was a member of the National Honor Society throughout high school and college, as part of his academic achievements. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association, and the Des Moines District Dental Society. He has attended numerous continuing education courses pertaining to esthetic dentistry, including composite bonding and veneers, to achieve long-term success. Dr. Brown’s gentle nature and innate passion for dentistry has been proven successful in countless patients throughout his career.

Dr. Brown enjoys spending time with his family, which includes his wife, son, and their two dogs. He also enjoys biking, hockey, softball, and living an active, healthy lifestyle. Dr. Brown and his staff are thoroughly committed to excellence in dental care for you and your family. Lakeside Dental looks forward to meeting you!

Meet your Office Team

Karla Waltman, Office Manager

Karla is our wonderful Office Administrator with over 30 years of dental experience. She will greet you as you come in, get to know you, help you with appointments that are convenient for your schedule. Karla will also take care of filing dental insurance and paperwork for you. She has attended Chicago seminars on dental plans and will help you with financing options. Karla enjoys attending spending time with her family, gardening, and spending time with friends. Karla is a talented and warm person who is a joy to know. She will do everything she can to make sure your appointments are comfortable and convenient.

Mary Salow, Front Office Coordinator

Mary is our front office assistant. You may see her up front helping you on the phone or checking you in. She also takes care of posting insurance to patient accounts. Mary has a warm smile for everyone to make your visit more relaxing. Mary has a love for animals, and she has 2 dogs.

 Stacey Young Long, Front Office Coordinator

Stacey has 5 years experience as a patient administrator and front office staff in a dental practice. She enjoys working with people and strives to offer the best customer service. She likes helping people gain knowledge of their dental plans and working towards a healthy smile. Stacey enjoys getting to know the patients and building relationships. She will help you through treatment plans so you can have a healthy smile. In her free time, she spends time with her husband riding bikes. They often do Ragbra. She loves warm weather so she can garden. Stacey has a large perennial garden with a collection of over 50 day lilies. She also has a vegetable garden and has fun making salsa and pickles every year.

Meet your Hygiene Team

Sarah Freml, Dental Hygienist

Sarah is a busy mother and a fantastic dental hygienist, gentle, thorough and so nice to visit with. She is originally from Chicago. Sarah has simple and effective tips for your very best smile care. Sarah has a special interest in dental care for older adults. She can help you sort through the maze of products and recommend the best ones for you. Her goal is to keep your smile healthy, comfortable and bright for a lifetime

Heather Davis, Dental Hygienist

Heather presented a dental hygiene Table Clinic at the Iowa Dental Association annual meeting. She enjoys getting to know our patients. You will love her upbeat nature and gentle care. Heather keeps busy with her son Landen, daughter Raegan, and craft projects.

Danielle Bennicoff, Dental Hygienist

Danielle has an Associates degree in Dental Hygiene and a Bachelors degree in professional writing. She specializes in calming patients. She went into the dental field because she wanted to help people achieve overall health. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her English bulldog, writing, kettle bell training, and biking on trails.

Liz Knobbe, Dental Hygienist

Bio coming soon…

Meet your Dental Assistants


Whitney Schuler, Dental Assistant

Whitney graduated from the dental assisting program at Des Moines Area Community College in 2012. She is a registered dental assistant with expanded functions. She went into the dental field because she loved going to the dentist as a child and enjoys helping people. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. They enjoy being outdoors, golfing, and going to sporting events. They are big Chicago Cubs and Bears fans.

Beverly Steinmeyer, Dental Assistant

Bio coming soon…