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. Jonathan Karch 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 with 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. Jonathan Karch
Dr. Jonathan Karch

Dr. Jon was born and raised in Des Moines, and earned his undergraduate degrees and DDS from the University of Iowa. Dr. Jon spent many of the last years practicing dentistry in Alaska, providing comprehensive and urgent care for patients in remote locations. Dr. Jon and his wife Danielle recently welcomed their first born in June 2016 - Hudson Jon Karch. In his free time, Dr. Jon enjoys mountain biking, camping and skiing, and is thrilled to be back practicing dentistry in his home state.

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.

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