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.

Becca, Registered Dental Hygienist

Becca - Peddicord Family DentistryBecca joined our team in 2017. She earned her Associate of Arts from St. Petersburg College and her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene from Santa Fe College. Becca enjoys educating her patients and building a trusting rapport, while patients love her calm and friendly demeanor. In her free time, Becca enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs. She also enjoys traveling, yoga, running, and spending time with her family and friends.


Whitney, Registered Dental Hygienist

Whitney - Peddicord Family Dentistry
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. They have a son, Crosby, and a mini-goldendoodle 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 - Peddicord Family DentistryAmy 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.

Sam, Dental Assistant

Sam joined our team in 2021. She earned her Dental Assisting Diploma from Des Moines Area of Community College and became a Certified Dental Assistant shortly after. Sam strives to ensure that patients have a positive experience and feel comfortable while in our office. When Sam is not in the office, she loves watching movies, hanging out with family and friends, and exercising.

Emi, Dental Assistant

Emi has been a Dental Assistant since 2019, and joined Peddicord Family Dentistry in 2022. She earned her Dental Assisting Diploma from Indian Hills Community College. Her favorite thing about being a Dental Assistant is getting to know all of the patients and providing an overall positive experience. Outside of work she enjoys spending time outside, scrapbooking, and hanging out with her sweet daughter.

Jessica, Insurance Coordinator

Jessica - Peddicord Family Dentistry 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. Jessica and her husband, Jordan, have two children – Audrey and Owen. When not in the office, she enjoys a good book, cheering on the Cyclones, and hanging out with family and friends.

Malorie, Front Office Coordinator

Malorie joined our team in 2020. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and Spanish. Malorie enjoys chatting with patients and learning more about them. When not in the office, Malorie can usually be found spending time with her husband, Jacob, their children, and their two dogs. Malorie also enjoys cooking and experimenting with new recipes, traveling, reading, knitting, and bike rides.

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.