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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.

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.

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.

Becca Receptionist

Becca was born and raised in the wonderful town of Muscatine. She loves working at Gentle Family Dentists because of their strong family ties. When she comes to work she feels like she is with family. Greeting patients and working with the team brings her joy every day. When she is not at Gentle Family Dentists she enjoys relaxing at home and visiting/video chatting with her little niece in Minnesota.  


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.

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.

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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