Welcome to Veranda Dentistry! If you’re looking for an exceptional dentist in Pleasant Hill or Polk County to provide all of your oral health needs under one roof, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Chad Johnson, Dr. Emily Flesner and our entire team understand that dental work is not a top priority for many folks, which is why we do everything we can to make your experience enjoyable, convenient, and affordable while providing premium services with advanced technology and compassionate care.

At Veranda Dentistry, we take pride in what we do. Our doctors were born and raised right here in Pleasant Hill and Des Moines, so they love being able to provide quality dentistry and compassionate care for our friends and neighbors in our small-town community. We take pride in continuing education to bring our patients the very best solutions modern dentistry has to offer. We are always welcoming new patients into our dental family with open arms and a smile.

Advanced Technology

3D imaging technology gives our doctors a whole new dimension for better diagnostics and treatment planning that allows us to screen for sinus, TMJ and airway problems, and gain deeper insight into the oral pathology of bone and soft tissues and wisdom teeth. Our CEREC® milling machine allows us create and place beautiful, long-lasting restorations in a single appointment!


Meet the Doctors

Dr. Chad Johnson
Dr. Chad Johnson

Dr. Chad was born and raised in Pleasant Hill, and is honored to be able to provide quality dental care for his friends and neighbors in our small-town community. Dr. Chad earned his undergraduate degree and his DDS from the University of Iowa. Dr. Chad and his wife Sarah have three beautiful children who he loves spending all of his free time with, in addition to being a devout member of his church and staying active in swimming, cycling, and basketball.

Dr. Emily Flesner
Dr. Emily Flesner

Dr. Emily Flesner was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, IA where she graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. She then completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa, where she received a degree in Health Sciences and a minor in Spanish. During her undergraduate years, she was very involved with Chi Omega and was President of the sorority her final year.

Dr. Katelyn Amend
Dr. Katelyn Amend

Dr. Kate Amend grew up in Waterloo, Iowa with her older sister and younger brother. She went on to complete her Bachelor’s of Science at the University of Northern Iowa. She then went on to attend the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2019. Dr. Kate has held various dental organizational memberships.

Dr. Richard Reay
Dr. Richard Reay

Dr. Reay grew up in Des Moines, graduated from North High School, and attended the University of Iowa where he received his dental degree. Dr. Reay served in the US Army as a dental officer at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. He eventually moved to Johnston, Iowa, where he currently lives, raised a family, and enjoys his wife and grandkids.

Flexible Financing Options

At Veranda Dentistry, we understand that making dental care a financial priority can be difficult. That's why we're proud to accept most major insurance plans, and offer flexible financing options to help you get the care you need and deserve.


Quality Dental Care You Deserve in Des Moines IA

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We are open and here for you!
We appreciate your support during this time. We are excited to inform you that we are able to open our dental office for treatment effective May 18th, 2020. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety and health!

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