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Gentle Family Dentists Staff - Nathan Yoder - Registered Dental Assistant, Clinical Administrator | West Liberty, IA
Nathan Registered Dental Assistant, Clinical Administrator F.A.A.D.O.M

Nathan began his career with Gentle Family Dentists in 1998. He worked his way through each department, learning how the office functioned as a whole. Now a clinical administrator for both offices, he takes pride in living our mission statement, to “create a partnership to educate and empower our patients to have complete health with beautiful smiles in a supportive and comfortable dental home.”

Nathan is proud that our clinic has been updated with the latest technologies. These include digital X-rays and CEREC machines, which digitally recreate broken down teeth and mill them in one visit, saving you time and money. Nathan believes nothing compares to the compassion and care our patients receive from our staff. He appreciates that the Gentle Family Dentists team reserves time every week for updating staff skills. Constant, never-ending improvement is his goal, along with the rest of the staff.

Brandee​ Business​ ​Team​ ​Leader

Brandee plays a valuable role in keeping our office in order. She enjoys working in a kind atmosphere where everyone is motivated to help patients be healthy. She also appreciates the endless opportunities to learn new things at Gentle Family Dentists. Brandee is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, which also is where she met her husband. Together, they are raising a beautiful and “sassy” daughter.

Gentle Family Dentists Staff - Selene Barrera - Registered Dental Assistant, Clinical Team Leader | West Liberty, IA and Muscatine, IA
Sally Dental​ ​Assistant Expanded Functions II, Clinical Team Leader

Sally has been working for Gentle Family Dentists for over 20 years and absolutely loves her job. Sally believes Dr. Roberto and Dr. Carol are both wonderful to work with. She loves their attention to detail and the quality dentistry they provide. She wouldn’t be here if she didn’t think they did great work! Sally also loves working with the community and making a difference. She speaks Spanish and can help our patients who speak Spanish understand their dental concerns and help them have healthy, beautiful smiles. Sally has four children and a terrific husband. She has lived in West Liberty all her life and loves living in Muscatine County.

Gentle Family Dentists Staff - Mylea Goddard - Certified Dental Assistant | West Liberty, IA and Muscatine, IA
Mylea Certified Dental Assistant, Expanded Functions II

Mylea started out as a dental assistant in Texas. She had been looking for a great dental office to work in and is glad she finally found Gentle Family Dentists. Mylea loves working with both Dr. Roberto and Dr. Carol. She believes they are very caring and very gentle dentists who know how to help their patients relax and have pleasant dental visits. Mylea is married and has two boys. Her husband grew up in Muscatine, and she is happy to be here in Iowa.

Kyra Financial Coordinator

Kyra is originally from the small town of Lone Tree and has recently moved to West Liberty. She loves working at Gentle Family Dentists because she is able to be in a fun, inviting environment where she is able to help people from the community. She lives with her boyfriend and his daughter Kaylee. When she is not at work, Kyra loves spending time with family, traveling, and hiking.

Jessica Scheduling Coordinator
Jessica is a valuable asset to Gentle Family Dentists. She is from the Walcott area and moved to Muscatine in 2017. She has a Surgical Nursing and Business Management degree. Jessica is impressed with all the new and ever-changing technology that is available to our patients. She loves that the dentists involve the team with continued education and opportunities for growth. She is so happy to be a part of a team that is so kind, patient, and caring. Jessica also enjoys working with the patients and seeing first-hand the difference a happy smile can make. She is excited to see what the future holds at Gentle Family Dentists!

When Jessica is not at work, she is spending time with her husband and singing, dancing, and being silly with her children, Aidan and Mayzie, whom she adores!

Alondra Receptionist

Gentle Family Dentists is a hardworking team that daily focuses on giving their best. I’m excited to be a member, with such an energetic team by my side.

I was raised in Muscatine by my super hero parents. Truly,  the spotlight of my day is always my family, which included 2 sisters who are my best friends. In my free time I love to go hiking, swimming,camping with my family.

Maria Scheduling Coordinator

I was born in Ecuador, South America moved to New York City for 14 years. I then moved to Iowa 6 years ago and fell in love with the Midwest. I have a wonderful husband Kevin. We have 4 kids, Eliel, Keviannys, Jaydon, and Leah.

I love listening to music and singing.

Working at Gentle Family Dentists feels like I have a second family. We all treat each other with respect and listen to each other. The doctors are kind and humble. I love the work schedule which allows me to spend time with my family

Heidi​ Dental​ ​Hygienist

​Heidi will tell you that she loves working at Gentle Family Dentists. The reason is simple: we have a great, awesome, caring team. She lives with three dogs — a pit bull, Lady, and two bullies, Cassius and Sheeba.

Nicole Dental​ ​Hygienist

Nicole is a recent graduate from Carl Sandburg College and is very excited to start her career at Gentle Family Dentists! She is passionate about patient care and loves educating her patients on their oral health. In her free time she loves spending time with her fiancè and their fur babies.

Tyler Dental Assistant

Tyler enjoys the drive everyone at Gentle Family Dentists has most. The team strives to not only do their best, but to be their best. He appreciates how well the team works together. Gentle Family Dentists has three wonderful doctors who take the office’s name to heart, and Tyler loves that.


Tyler enjoys taking mini trips and traveling to new places, driving around singing to music, shopping, going out to dinner, being around his friends, and most importantly- spending time with his family.


Tyler loves coming to work each day knowing he is helping his patients be happier AND healthier. He looks forward to seeing what the future brings as he continues to work for a great office and continues his education!



Desirae Dental​ ​Assistant Expanded Functions II

I love working at Gentle Family Dentists because I get the opportunity to work with 3 different dentists, not many people can say that. I have enjoyed learning how each dentist likes to do different procedures and learning their own routines. It was challenging at first but everyone likes a good challenge. I like coming to work every day and being around my coworkers, we have fun while getting our work done. 

I’m from a small town Columbus Junction. I graduated from Kirkwood Community College in 2016 with my associate’s degree in Dental Assisting. I have been a dental assistant for a few years now and I wouldn’t change a thing about it. I really enjoy making a difference in people’s smiles. I live with my boyfriend and our dog Abigail. In my free time, I like going shopping, watching football and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes. When I’m not doing that you’ll probably find me listening to music. 


My favorite song is Don’t Wanna Know by Maroon 5. 

Veronica​ Dental​ ​Assistant

Veronica started her dental career in California, and she has been a dental assistant since 1989. She has been a great addition to our team. She enjoys helping all our patients, and she especially loves working with kids. Speaking of children, when she isn’t at work, she stays busy keeping up with her three sons and a bunch of “fur kids.”

Jessica Registered Dental Assistant

The best thing about working with Gentle Family Dentists is being able to grow as not only a dental assistant but as a person also. Jessica enjoys working hands-on with all of her patients, teaching them about oral health, and making a difference in each of their lives. Every day Jessica learns something new and has endless opportunities to expand her education with the support of GFD.

When she is not working, Jessica is spending time with her family. Together they enjoy walking their dogs to the park, painting, and baking! Jessica grew up in Jackson County and traveled here for a great job opportunity. She is very proud to be a part of the team!

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