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, Iowa Dental Association, and Linn County Dental Society and she strives to stay up to date with the latest techniques and technologies in the dental profession.
Dr. Watson currently resides in Marion, Iowa with her husband Nick, daughter Raya, 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, Iowa Dental Association, and the LInn County Dental Society.
Dr. Henrich married his wife, Dr. Jenna Henrich (Optometrist), in August of 2013 and they have two children Natalie and Jeremiah. 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, Hygiene Team Leader
Jillian started at the Cedar Rapids Smile Center February 2017 and has 20 years of dental experience, 13 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 a horse that she does show jumping with, a black lab named Ben, who is always with them wherever they go.
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 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.
Ellen attended the University of Iowa and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene and has been a dental hygienist since 1978. She has over 40 years of experience, the last 30 of which she has worked with Dr. Kent Willer and Dr. Dennis Yossi. Ellen and her husband Dwight have been married for 40 years. They have three children, two sons, Zach and Sam, and one daughter, Amy. Ellen enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, golfing, spending time with family and spoiling her grandchildren.
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 waterskiing, spending time with friends & family, decorating, playing cards, art, boating, snowmobiling, gardening, spending time at the river, cooking, and traveling.
Shelbie joined Cedar Rapids Smile Center in September 2016 and has been practicing dental hygiene since 2011. She graduated from Hawkeye Community College with an Associates of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She is married to her wonderful husband Maurice and they have two daughters Razaya and Kinsley. In her spare time she enjoys camping, scrapbooking, boating, running and spending time with her family and friends.
Ema was born and raised in Lake Mills, Iowa. She graduated in 2019 from Hawkeye Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She is passionate about the dental hygiene profession because she loves the interaction with patients, especially when she can turn their dental visit into a positive experience. In her free time she enjoys crafting, baking, and spending time with her cats Phoebe and Quinn and her fiancé Levi, who works as a software engineer in Cedar Rapids. We look forward to getting married in December, 2020.
- Jenny, Treatment Coordinator, Dental Assistant Team Leader
Jenny received her dental assisting training from Kirkwood Community College 2012 and joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in May 2015. She completed her Expanded Functions training in 2015. Jenny is a Marion native and currently lives in Cedar Rapids with her husband Tony and daughter Kate. She enjoys reading, walking, being outside, and spending time with her family.
- Erica, Lab Coordinator
Erica is a Registered Dental Assistant, Expanded Function certified. She's been in the dental field for over 10 years, with experience as an office manager, assistant and more recently providing lab technician skills. She enjoys spending time with her family, boating, reading, and having bonfires.
Lindsey graduated from the dental assisting program at Kirkwood Community College and has since earned her Expanded Functions and National Certifications. She has been with the Cedar Rapids Smile Center since 2009. Lindsey enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family. She has been married to her husband, Josh, since October 2018 and welcomed their first child, Riley, in July 2020.
Luba is originally from Latvia and moved to Iowa in 2004 with her mom. Russian is Luba's first language. She is a 2015 graduate from Kirkwood Community College Dental Assisting program and was Expanded Functions certified in June of 2016. She has been with the Cedar Rapids Smile Center since December of 2015. She enjoys watching movies and TV shows, going to the gym, spending time with family, camping, and walking dogs. She has 3 fur babies: a Pug-mix named Apollo, a Dachshund named Rockee, and boxer named Mia. She lives with her fiancé Dan, who is a welder. Dan and Luba welcomed their first child, Aniya, in November 2019.
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. She enjoys reading, scuba diving, traveling, and going to Iowa games. She has two standard poodles, Mic & Finn.
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 playing piano and hanging out at home with her fiance, Dakota.
Cassie graduated from the Kirkwood Dental Assisting program in December of 2019. She is now working on achieving her expanded functions. She loves to spend time with her friends and family, cook, watch movies, and go on adventures.
- Caitlin, Business Office Coordinator, Front Desk Team Leader
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 first son in August of 2018. 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 with commission through November 2021.
- Angie, Insurance Coordinator
Angie has been with Cedar Rapids Smile Center since October 2010. She is a registered dental assistant with Expanded Functions training. She started her dental career in 1991 as a dental assistant and front desk staff member. Angie attended Hawkeye Community College for Respiratory Therapy. Angie enjoys antiques, motorcycling, creating, writing poems, Facebook, and spending time with family, especially her son, Jacob.
Angie is a current notary public with commission through December 2021.
- Corinne, Office Assistant
Corinne joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in December 2016 and has been in the customer service industry since 2006. She enjoys reading, jet skiing, camping, boating, spending time with her husband Brandon and daughter, Lucy. They also have 2 cats, Karmel & Pixie.
- Haley, Office Assistant
Haley graduated high school from Jefferson and graduated from Kirkwood Community College in 2017. She joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center team in April of 2018. Haley enjoys yoga, reading and being outside. She's been with her longtime boyfriend for over 5 years now and they have a Pitbull named Rusty; he's a gentle giant.
- Baylee, Marketing Coordinator
Baylee joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in August 2018. She graduated from Mount Mercy University in May 2018 with degrees in Marketing and Management. She enjoys crafting, sewing, farming, and spending time outdoors camping and fishing with her boyfriend, Hunter, and two dogs, Reynolds and Bella.
- Katie, Scheduling Coordinator
Katie joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in August of 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 movies as well as spending time with her boyfriend and two kittens, Jack and Faye.