Heritage Creek Dental Team


Katie - Office Manager

Katie has always been fascinated with teeth, mostly due to the fact that she wasn't happy with her own.  Growing up, she had a large diastema (gap in her front teeth) that she was not proud of, but it never stopped her from showing off her contagious smile.  Katie graduated from DMACC with a degree in Dental Assisting.  After completing school Katie became a dental assistant and got the opportunity to fix her diastema with Invisalign braces, which was life changing.

Katie loves helping patients achieve their perfect smiles.  Over the past 4 years, Katie has transitioned from a dental assistant to an Office Manger role, which she is extremely passionate about.  Working with Dr. Ehlen over the past year has inspired Katie to consider going back to school to become a dentist.

Outside of work, you can spot Katie shopping or on a long walk.  She also loves to cook, bake, and try new things.  Her weekends are filled in the company of great friends or family. 


Beth - Dental Assistant, RDA

Beth has been a dental assistant at Heritage Creek Dental since July 2013.  She earned her dental assistant degree from Hawkeye Community College in 2011, then continued on to become nationally certified and expanded functions.  Her favorite part of coming to work each day is getting to work with her amazing co-workers, building relationships with her patients, and getting to see everyone leave with a smile on their face.

Beth grew up in Meservey, IA.  Beth and her husband, Aaron, moved to Clive in 2013 so he could attend Medical School at Des Moines University.  Beth loved growing up in small town Iowa, but absolutely loves that there is always something fun and exciting going on in Clive.  When Beth is not at work, you can find her enjoying some good music at a concert, running, or spending time with her family and friends.



Christy - Dental Hygenist, RDH

Christy graduated from Iowa Central Dental Hygiene program in 2011.  She began her career in Davenport before moving to Des Moines in 2013.  Christy joined the Heritage Creek Dental team at that time.

At work, Christy enjoys the opportunity to educate patients on maintaining healthy smiles, seeing results when patients follow through on treatment recommendations, and building one on one relationships with her patients.

Christy was born in Northwest Iowa and now resides in Johnston with her husband of 3 years.  Together they have a son, Camden and a dog, Optimus.  In her spare time, Christy enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, watching hockey, and crafting things from Pinterest.


Office Location

11088 Hickman Road

Clive, IA 50325

(515) 278-2253


M: 7:30AM - 12PM

T: 7:30AM - 4:30PM

W: 7:30AM - 4:30PM

TH: 7:30AM - 4:30PM

F: 7:30AM - 12PM