Dennis Yossi, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
Dr. Yossi was born and raised in Monticello, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1978 and has been practicing in Cedar Rapids since 1980. He has been extensively trained in general dentistry and is a member of the following organizations:
- American Dental Association
- Iowa Dental Association (Life Member)
- 2017 recipient of the IDA President's Award
- University District Dental Society (former Treasurer)
- Academy of General Dentistry (Life Member)
- Mastership Level achieved July 2017
- Iowa Academy of General Dentistry (former President)
- Linn County Dental Society (former President)
- University of Iowa College of Dentistry Alumni Association (former President)
- Pierre Fauchard Academy (prestigious society elected to by dental peers)
Dr. Yossi lives in Cedar Rapids with his wife, Deb (also on staff as a dental hygienist). They have two adult children, Megan and Chris.
Kristyn Watson, D.D.S.
Dr. Watson was born and raised in Iowa, growing up in Charles City. She received her Bachelor of Science degree graduating cum laude from the University of Northern Iowa, while playing women’s basketball for the Panthers. From there, she attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and graduated as a licensed dentist in 2013. As a general dentist, Dr. Watson enjoys many areas of comprehensive dental care from simple restorations to treating children, cosmetic dentistry, dentures, and implants. She enjoys being a part of the Cedar Rapids community and giving her patients the best quality dental care in a comfortable, caring environment.
Dr. Watson is an active member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and Iowa Dental Association. She strives to stay up to date with the latest techniques and technologies in the dental profession.
Dr. Watson currently resides in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with her husband Nick, two daughters, Raya and Juna and son Mack. They have a goldendoodle dog named, Kirby. Dr. Watson enjoys traveling, reading, running, cheering on the Panthers and Hawkeyes, boating, cooking, and exercising.
Daniel Henrich, D.D.S.
Dr. Henrich grew up in Mason City, Iowa. He obtained his B.A. in Biology (with a minor in Business) from Wartburg College in 2010 and was a trombone player in the band. Dr. Henrich earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2014 from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and started working at the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in 2014.
He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is dedicated to providing quality, conservative dentistry for his patients through the use of some of the latest techniques and technology. He believes that patient education and building lasting relationships with his patients are essential parts of practicing dentistry.
Dr. Henrich is an active member of the dental community. He has volunteered at the Iowa Mission of Mercy and enjoys pediatric dental screenings. He maintains memberships with the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and the Iowa Dental Association.
Dr. Henrich married his wife, Dr. Jenna Henrich (Optometrist), in August of 2013 and they have three children Natalie, Jeremiah and Clara. They enjoy spending time with family and friends as well as riding their bikes, watching movies and going for walks. Dr. Henrich is also an avid Green Bay Packers fan. He looks forward to meeting you and helping you maintain a healthy smile!
- Jillian, RDH, Team Leader
Jillian started at the Cedar Rapids Smile Center February 2017 and has 20 years of dental experience, 16 years as a dental hygienist. Jillian's main goal is to make every patient feel comfortable and important. She wants to educate her patients about their unique dental needs without the lecture. She feels that her job revolves around making long-lasting relationships. Jillian is looking forward to meeting you and your family. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors with her husband, Joe, and their kids, Oliver and Natalie. They love being on their boat on the Mississippi River. She also has horses that she does show jumping with, and 2 dogs that are always with them wherever they go.
- Andrea, RDH
Andrea joined Cedar Rapids Smile Center in July 2016. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College in 2015 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene and has been practicing dental hygiene in the Cedar Rapids area ever since.
Andrea has two daughters who keep her very busy. She enjoys attending their dance events, performances and competitions. They have two dogs, Buddy, an Aussiedoodle, and Rudy, a Poogle. Andrea likes getting together with her family for bonfires and cookouts, she also loves to cook and bake.
- Deb, RDH, Business Manager
Deb received her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Iowa. She has over 40 years of experience as a Dental Hygienist in a clinical and public health setting. She was President of of the Dental Hygienists Association and served on the Iowa Dental Board for 9 years. Deb is currently the Business Manager at the Cedar Rapids Smile Center. She and her husband, Dr. Dennis Yossi, have two grown children, Megan & Chris.
- Kristi, RDH
Kristi has an AAS degree from Kirkwood Community College. She has been a dental hygienist since 2009 and joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in March 2010. Kristi's husband Kyle is a HVAC/refrigeration service tech at Brecke Mechanical. They have three children, Ethan born in 2005, Kora born in 2012, and Kyson born in 2019. Kristi enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking the kids to fun places, traveling, spending weekends at their camper in Prairie du Chien, swimming, art, boat rides, waterskiing and flamingos.
- Bailey, RDH
Bailey graduated in 2020 at Carl Sandburg College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in September 2020. She lives in Marion with her boyfriend, Carter, who is on the Marion Fire Department. Bailey is passionate about her career and loves making a difference in her patients’ lives. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends in her hometown of Davenport, Iowa.
- Chloe, RDH
Chloe graduated from Kirkwood Community College in 2021 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She is from Illinois but moved to Cedar Rapids in 2018 for school. She and her boyfriend have a miniature lop bunny named Max! Chloe spends her time reading, watching movies, or hanging out with family and friends! She says, “I love getting to know my patients and creating a personal connection with them."
- Dana, RDH
Dana began her dental career at kirkwood in 1991 with dental assisting. She went back to school for dental hygiene and graduated in 1997 from Hawkeye Community College. In her 30 year dental career she has seen a lot of changes and continues to evolve with those changes. She enjoys building relationships with her patients and claims to "have the best patients!". She has two grown boys and one bossy cat at home. She loves to be on her kayak, bike or on a plane to her next favorite destination.
- Leigha, RDH
Leigha joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in June 2023. She recently graduated from Hawkeye Community College with her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has four younger siblings back home who keep her busy! Leigha and her boyfriend, Andrew, moved to the Marion area in the summer of 2023. She also has an 18-year-old Shih Tzu pup at home! In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time at her family's cabin on Lake Delhi.
- Makayla, RDA, EFDA, Team Leader
Makayla graduated from Kirkwood Community College from the Dental Assisting program and completed her Applied Science degree in 2018. She has been with the Cedar Rapids Smile Center since her internship in November 2017 and was employed in January of 2018. She has one sister and a twin brother. She enjoys hanging out with family and watching many tv shows. She got married to her husband Dakota in August of 2021.
- Erica, RDA, EFDA, Lab Coordinator
Erica has been a registered dental assistant for 17 years, expanded function certified. Prior to that, she was an office manager. For the last five years with the Cedar Rapids Smile Center, Erica has managed the orthodontics cases and provided lab technician skills for the office. She spends her free time with her family, boating, reading and working out.
- Sharon, RDA, CDA, EFDA
Sharon has been with Cedar Rapids Smile Center since June 2008. She received her dental assisting training from Northeast Iowa Community College at Peosta and has been in the dental field since 1998. Sharon lives in Cedar Rapids with her boyfriend, Richard. She enjoys reading, scuba diving, traveling, spending time with family and friends and going to Iowa games.
- Kenzie, RDA, EFDA
Kenzie started with the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in January 2022. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College in December 2021 with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Assisting. She enjoys reading and watching movies in her free time.
- Kylie, QDA
Kylie started with the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in March 2023. She is currently a dental assistant trainee while she waits to get into Dental Hygiene School at Kirkwood Community College. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, working out and traveling.
- Liz, QDA
Liz joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in April 2023. She has a background in healthcare and has almost 5 years of experience as a CNA. Some of her favorite things are cooking, traveling, occasionally diving into a good book, and spending time with friends and family.
- Taylor, QDA
Taylor joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in August of 2023. She recently graduated from Kirkwood Community College with a Marketing Degree and has worked previously in the digital marketing field. From the age of 15, Taylor knew she wanted to work in the dental field - her goal is to attend Kirkwood in the Dental Hygiene program. She has an older sister and a younger brother, as well as a French Bulldog named Motley. In her free time, you will find Taylor taking Motley for walks, shopping, or spending time with family.
- Caitlin, Office Manager
Caitlin joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in March 2016. She has six years of administrative experience, three of which were in a medical therapy office. Caitlin and her husband, Taylor, welcomed their son in August of 2018 and their daughter in August of 2022. They also enjoy playing with their dogs, Penny & Skully, going to see movies, hiking, being outside and watching Hawkeye sports!
Caitlin is a current Notary Public.
- Angie, Insurance Coordinator
Angie has been with Cedar Rapids Smile Center since October 2010. She is a registered dental assistant with Expanded Functions certifications and started her dental career in 1998 as a dental assistant. She has been focusing mainly on the insurance aspect for the past 12 years here at the Cedar Rapids Smile Center. Angie attended Hawkeye Community College for Respiratory Therapy. In her free time, she enjoys muscle cars, motorcycling, cooking, writing poems, and spending time with family, especially her son, Jacob.
Angie is a current Notary Public.
- Corinne, Patient Coordinator
Corinne joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in December 2016 and has been in the customer service industry since 2006. She enjoys reading, camping and going on adventures with her husband, Brandon and 2 daughters, Lucy & Eloise.
- Katie, Marketing Coordinator
Katie joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in August 2019. She graduated from Benedictine College in 2015 with a degree in Art. She worked as a Dental Technician before coming to the Smile Center. She enjoys crafting, bike riding and watching Korean Dramas as well as spending time with her boyfriend, Ryan and 3 cats, Jack, Faye & Nugget.
- Mackenzie, Treatment Coordinator
Mackenzie joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in May 2023. She attended the University of Iowa and received her Bachelor's Degree in Human Physiology. She also almost completed a Dental Hygiene degree through Kirkwood, but decided she enjoyed the administrative side of Dental more. She previously worked in a large dental office in a suburb of Minnesota, but recently moved back to the Cedar Rapids area to be closer to family. She has a son, Barrett, and is expecting a daughter, Amallia, in September 2023. She's a huge animal person - they're like her kids! She has two Bulldogs, Daisy and Maui. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her kids and family, crafting, DIY-ing, cheering on the Hawkeyes and cooking/baking.
- Tyler, Patient Coordinator
Tyler joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in June of 2023. Most of her working career has been spent in teaching and childcare. She has three children - two boys and one girl, as well as a French Bulldog/Boston Terrier mix. In her free time, she loves to read, be outdoors, spend time with her children and watch them play sports. Go Hawks!
- Loren, Patient Coordinator
Loren joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in September of 2023. She is a Marion native, graduating from Linn-Mar High School in 2022. She is also attending Kirkwood Community College for Dental Hygiene and plans to start in the Dental Hygiene program in Fall of 2025. Her previous work experience is in the customer service industry, specifically at Your Pie in Marion. Loren has 2 older brothers and a dog named Chloe. In her free time, you will find her running, hiking, watching Netflix, baking, or spending time with her family and friends. Fun fact about Loren is that her dad almost named her Laya because her birthday is on May 4th (Star Wars Day)!