Pete Olberding, DDS
I graduated from Dowling High School in 1981. I then matriculated to Creighton University, where I obtained a degree in psychology. In 1985, I entered the Dental School at the University of Iowa. During my studies, I was honored to be elected as the University representative for the American Student Dental Association. I also had the pleasure of holding the office of class president. In my second year, I began conducting research projects. This gave me the opportunity to present at numerous symposiums nationally and internationally. Since the end of my formal education, I have been engrossed in several aspects of dentistry; primarily, advanced training in such areas as aesthetics and occlusion.
I am fortunate to be married to another excellent dentist and wonderful mother. We have twin daughters who are active in sports. I enjoy most outdoor sports; however, I concentrate most of my free time on my family and the golf course.
We strive to provide the best treatment for our family of patients.
Shannon – Dental Hygienist
I reside in West Des Moines with my husband of 13 years and our two children. I was born in Washington State. After graduating high school, I continued my education at North Seattle Community College and PIMA Medical Institute, where I received my dental assisting certificate with expanded functions. I practiced dental assisting for seven years in Washington, Omaha, and Iowa. I continued my education at Des Moines Area Community College, where I received my A.A. in dental hygiene. I have been practicing dental hygiene since 2004, and I actively continue my education through numerous continuing education courses.
My goal is to maintain optimal oral health for the patients we care for by utilizing the most skilled and up-to-date services in a professional and safe environment.
Rhonda – Dental Hygienist
I am a dental hygienist. I was born in Topeka, Kansas. When I was a freshman in high school, I moved to Des Moines with my family. While in college, I was student representative to the Iowa Dental Hygiene Association, and I was elected to give the commencement address at our graduation ceremony. In 1988, I graduated from hygiene school and since that time I have taken numerous continuing education classes, including receiving my certificate to administer local anesthesia. I like to spend time with my family, and I enjoy reading, gardening, and playing with my two cats, Natty and Shanny.
We are a group of skilled individuals who believe in using current technology and new materials to keep our patients’ oral health optimal. We provide a friendly environment and want our patients to be active participants in the care and treatment of their mouths.
Mary – Dental Hygienist
I am proud to join Dr. Olberding and the EP True Dental team! I graduated from the Des Moines Area Community College in 2017 with a degree in dental hygiene. I graduated top of my class, earning the Academic Excellence Award. I value education, and I will continue to keep up with professional developments in the dental field through continuing education courses. I love spending time with my family, especially when I can spoil my nephew, Travis! In my free time, I enjoy binge watching Netflix, cooking, and live music.
We strive to provide excellent dental care to help people achieve optimal and oral health. We offer a friendly environment that allows our patients to leave with a SMILE on their face!
Katie – Office Assistant
I am a Register Dental Assistant, and I now enjoy assisting Dr. Olberding and the patients at EP True Dental at the front desk. I am proud to call Iowa home. I grew up and graduated from Indianola High School. I continued my education at the University of Florida, where I obtained by certificate for expanded functions dental assisting.
I have two wonderful children: Tate loves playing golf for Ankeny Centennial, and Ellie is our entertainer who also plays club volleyball for Ankeny. In my free time, I enjoy riding my bike, watching sports, and spending time with my family and friends.
The reason I chose to become a Dental Assistant is because it brings a smile to my face when I can educate and provide our patients the best dental care possible. E.P True Dental takes great pride in providing our patients with the knowledge and comfort knowing they will leave here with a smile in which they can say came from our practice.
Shawna – Office Assistant
I am an office assistant for Dr. Olberding and have been part of his team since 1999. It is my pleasure to make each patient feel like part of our family and comfortable during each visit. I graduated from DSM East High School and went on to receive an A.A. at Des Moines Area Community College. I was raised in Pleasant Hill and reside there with my husband, Matt, and our children, Aidan, Mattison, Riley, and Caroline. Our children are my greatest reason to SMILE! When I’m not being a “soccer mom,” I enjoy movies, music, and everything French.
I am proud to be part of a team that is excited to be moving forward, learning, and practicing stronger and healthier dentistry. We want to share our excitement and expertise with you to create a healthy, beautiful smile—a smile that you are proud to share.
Brandi – Dental Assistant
I have been a dental assistant for Dr. Olberding since July of 2014 and I love that our team members and patients are one big, happy family. I am also happy to do whatever needs to be done to make the days go smoothly. Prior to my dental career, I graduated from Carroll High School in 2011 and moved to Des Moines in 2012 where I graduated from the DMACC dental assisting program in 2014.
In my free time, I love to stay busy. I enjoy working out, running, and hanging out with friends. I am proud to have completed several marathons. I am also a server at the Highlife Lounge.
Sarah – Dental Assistant
I am an Expanded Functions Certified Dental Assistant. I received my associate’s degree and dental assisting certificate from DMACC in 2006. I have been with Dr. Olberding since 2015, and I enjoy working beside him and being part of the team. My husband, Josh, and I reside in Adel. We have two beautiful girls, Aria and Audi. We enjoy being with friends and family, playing outside, swimming, and being “house-divided”: Iowa and Iowa State. Go Hawks!
My goal is to use my expanded functions to provide efficiency in patient care and overall health. Bringing a smile to our patients’ faces leaves a permanent SMILE on my face.