Erika Peddicord, DDS
Dr. Erika Peddicord earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Integrated Physiology from the University of Iowa before going on to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. During her education and her initial experiences as a family dentist, Dr. Peddicord came to believe in the power of preventive dentistry and patient education. These beliefs became the cornerstone of her Ankeny practice when she opened the doors of Peddicord Family Dentistry in 2009.
Dr. Peddicord focuses on building lasting patient relationships. When patients feel comfortable and well informed, they feel empowered to follow treatment plans, take proper care of their teeth and gums at home, and seek out professional dental help when a problem arises. In Dr. Peddicord’s opinion, a healthy mouth should feel good, look good, and work properly. This philosophy influences the procedures she performs, the materials she uses, and the technology she employs.
A member of the Iowa Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Des Moines District Dental Society, Dr. Erika Peddicord is licensed through the Dental Board of Iowa.
Dr. Peddicord and her husband, Patrick, have lived in Ankeny for over 10 years, and enjoy raising their two young children in the family-friendly community. Outside of the office, she enjoys playing with her children, taking them to various activities, socializing with friends, exercising, gardening, cooking, and being a part of her church community.
Since 2009, Dr. Erika Peddicord has assembled a top-notch team of highly skilled, compassionate, and friendly dental professionals who all have the same goal in mind: helping you maintain optimal dental health.
Marissa Gregg, DDS
Dr. Gregg earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Morningside College in Sioux City, IA in 2013. She then completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa Dental School in 2017. She joined our office in 2017 and is a member of both the American Dental Association and the Iowa Dental Association.
Her calm and gentle personality helps patients feel comfortable and she always looks forward to getting to know her patients and building a relationship with them. The thing she enjoys most about working with patients is celebrating their improvements in their dental health and overall health, whether it be just adding an extra day of flossing to their routine or finishing a complex treatment plan, it’s great to see their success and healthy smiles!
She is married to her dental school sweetheart, Alex. They graduated in the same dental class at Iowa and enjoy their companionship within the same career. She has 2 golden retrievers Wrigley and Rookie and when not in the office, enjoys watching the Chicago Cubs, seeing movies, traveling, and playing board games with friends and family.
Becca, Registered Dental Hygienist
Becca joined our team in 2017 as a registered dental hygienist. Becca earned her Associate of Arts from St. Petersburg College and her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene from Santa Fe College. She also volunteers with Mission of Mercy’s Dental Outreach program. Becca enjoys educating her patients and building a trusting rapport, while her patients love her calm and friendly demeanor. Becca has a Boston terrier named Chief and when not in the office, she enjoys traveling, yoga, running, and spending time with family and friends.
Whitney, Registered Dental Hygienist
Whitney joined our practice in 2020. She earned her Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene and her Bachelor’s in Child, Adult, and Family Services. She has completed continuing education courses on the link between gum disease and heart disease. Patients appreciate the steps she takes to assure them and explain what is happening with their oral health. Whitney enjoys learning about her patients and building relationships with them. In 2018, Whitney married her husband Parker, and they have a mini-golden doodle named Gibby. When not in the office, Whitney enjoys cooking, hanging out with family and friends, being on the water, and cheering for ISU, the Vikings, and the Cubs.
Amy, Expanded Function Dental Assistant
Amy joined our team in 2012. Patients appreciate how compassionate, caring, and easy to talk to she is. Amy strives to ensure patients feel comfortable and wants to get to know them. She is a member of the Lighthouse Community Church and volunteers with mission trips and the child’s ministry. She and her husband, Dennis, have three children, Kolby, Karlee, and Korben. They also have a Chihuahua named Wrigley. Outside of the office Amy enjoys spending time with her family, watching her children grow and play, and attending all of their sports and after-school activities.
Michelle, Expanded Function Dental Assistant
Michelle graduated from Vatterott College and joined our practice in 2017. Patients love how easy it is to talk to Michelle and her sense of humor; she enjoys getting to know her patients and listening to their stories. Outside of the office, Michelle bakes, reads, and enjoys time with her husband Andy and son Hudson.
Jennie, Dental Assistant
Jennie joined our team in 2019 and graduated from Des Moines Area Community College with her Associate degree in Business Administration. Our patients appreciate her warm and easygoing personality, and Jennie loves that each day brings unique challenges and opportunities.
When she’s not in the office, Jennie enjoys volunteering with her church, Urbandale Baptist Church, and with Iowa Regular Baptist Camp. She and her husband, Joshua, have a St. Bernard/Great Pyrenees mix named Ryker, a calico cat named Butterscotch, and a turtle named Myrtle.
Her hobbies include Batik, watercoloring, reading, and playing guitar.
“I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way-things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keeffe
“If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.”
Jessica, Insurance Coordinator
Jessica joined our practice in 2018. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Child, Adult, and Family Services from Iowa State University. Jessica strives to ensure patients enjoy a positive experience at the office and is always eager to hear their stories. When not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jordan, and daughter, Audrey. She also enjoys a good book and hanging out with friends and family.
Malorie, Front Office Coordinator
Malorie joined our team in 2020 and graduated from Dordt College with a focus on Secondary Education and Spanish. She is married to her husband Jacob, and they have one son, Levi. Malorie has two pets, Mocha and Joe-Joe. When not in the office, she enjoys cooking and rock climbing!
Meet Our Team in Person
To meet our team in person, schedule a consultation by calling Peddicord Family Dentistry in Ankeny, IA, today at (515) 963-3339. We also proudly serve patients of all ages from Bondurant, Polk City, Elkhart, Alleman, Cambridge, and all surrounding communities.