Meet our experienced and knowledgeable staff.



Terri is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been working 18+ years in our office. She received her degree from DMACC where she was class president, bestowed the Clinical Excellence Award, and continues to enjoy honing her skills as a dental hygienist. Terri resides in Earlham with her husband Mike. She is enthusiastic about gardening, painting, fishing, traveling, and spending time with her family.


Julie is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been with our office for 10+ years. Her commitment to dentistry is evident through her work, as she is conscientious and compassionate. She currently lives in Johnston and cherishes her time with family and adores her loving dogs. Julie savors time for reading, gardening, and being outdoors so she can feed the wildlife.


Brooke is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She attended Iowa Central Community College for Hygiene school and has been with us since 2009. Brooke loves working at Hickman Family Dental because of the friendly environment, fun co-workers, and great patients. She shares a busy household with her husband Jeremy, her daughter and son, and her pets. She enjoys Hawkeye football, traveling, movies, outdoor activities, and family time.


Zerina is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She attended DMACC and has been in the field since 2010. She loves spending time with her husband and family, enjoys traveling, and spending time outdoors. Zerina and her husband have a new energetic son and are eager to expand their family. Her Yuglosvian roots appeal to our many Bosnian speaking patients, who love her enthusiasm. Our staff admires and appreciates her helpful attitude and dedication.


Alex is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She attended Kirkwood for her RDH degree and before that Loras College for her bachelors. Alex thoroughly enjoys being a hygienist and values the opportunity to meet, work with, and help patients. In her downtime she is very active, loves spending time with her family, reading, watching movies, and cheering on the Cyclones!



Leslie is a Registered Dental Assistant who has been working side by side with Dr. Erickson since 1998, bringing with her a few years of dental experience. She juggles her working career with 4 grown children and her 7 darling grandbabies, along with her generous volunteer work at her church. We capitalize on her natural green thumb to help keep the office spruced up. Leslie is an avid boater who enjoys the fresh air and sunshine.


Megan is a Registered Dental Assistant who works by the side of Dr. Erickson. She graduated from Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo in 2012. She loves getting to know her patients and making them feel as comfortable as possible. Megan enjoys shopping, traveling, trying new foods, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.


Alena is a Registered Dental Assistant who works alongside Dr. Krehbiel. She has been an assistant since 2012 and appreciates building relationships with our patients and learning about their lives. Her favorite activities are shopping for clothing and unique jewelry, as well as devoting time to her family and relishing in a good BBQ.


Ajla is a Dental Assistant in training who is instructed by Dr. Krehbiel. She has attended two years of pre-requisites in hygiene at DMACC in preparation for a future career as a hygienist. Her favorite thing about working in our office is to meet new patients and build relationships with them. Her positive, upbeat personality is a great addition to our team. Ajla likes to cook a variety of different dishes, but her specialty is in Mexican food. She enjoys loving up her two chihuahua dogs and curling up with them and watching Netflix.



Tami is our Office Manager and Invisalign Specialist. She has been with the office since February 2011. Tami has her degree in Psychology from Iowa State University and brings 20 years of experience in customer service. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, attending her son’s sporting events, visiting her daughter at the University of Iowa, and traveling to the Carribean. One day she and her family plan to visit Greece to explore her husband's heritage.


Melissa is our Patient Coordinator that has been with us since the fall of 2012. She is the first smile you will see when entering our office. She brings with her 20+ years of customer service experience and now has settled into the dental field where she feels most at home. She always takes great care of our patients and their families when they arrive for their appointments. Melissa relocated from Iowa City to the metro area with her husband and 2 young boys in 2008. Outside of the office she likes to spend time with her family and pets. She enjoys working out, cooking, and wine-tasting.


Renata is our Patient Coordinator in the front office. Along with her background in customer service, she brings a positive attitude and a zest for life. She adores her dogs, Rocky and Lola, and spends her leisure time with family and friends. Renata relaxes by baking sweets and retail therapy, with an emphasis in shoe shopping.

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