Meet The Team

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.


Front Desk Coordinator

Karen is a lifelong resident of Council Bluffs.  She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School.  Karen married her husband Jim in 1984. Together they have six boys.

In her spare time, Karen enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, reading, making jewelry and crafts. Karen has 33 years of experience in the dental field as a front desk coordinator.  Karen has worked for Dr. Pinkham since August of 1994.


Registered Dental Assistant

Laurie was born and raised in Omaha, NE, is the mother of three children, and has three grandchildren.  She has been living in Council Bluffs for more than 25 years. 

Laurie attended Omaha College of Health Careers and graduated with a degree in Dental Assisting in 1989.  She is a registered dental assistant, certified in Expanded Functions, and has worked for Dr. Pinkham since September of 1993.


Registered Dental Assistant

Samantha was born in Council Bluffs, but grew up and continues to live in Harlan, Iowa.  Samantha loves to spend time with her daughter Madison and enjoying the great outdoors in Okoboji.

Sam graduated from Harlan High School.  She attended Iowa Western Community College and graduated with a degree in Dental Assisting.  She is a registered dental assistant, a certified dental assistant, and she is also certified in Expanded Functions. Samantha has worked for Dr. Pinkham since March of 2009.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Angie graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 1988.  She minored in Life Sciences and Psychology.  She is licensed to practice in Iowa, Nebraska and Texas, and has worked for Dr. Pinkham since August of 2002.

Angie grew up in Blair, but moved to Texas when she married her husband, Bill. Together, they had two kids; Kelsey and Dillon. They moved back to Iowa to be close to family. Angie loves to take pictures, bird watching, bicycle riding and beach vacations.

Angie is the past president of the Iowa Dental Hygienists’ Association and remains active in her professional association.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Angela graduated in 2009 with an associate degree in Biology from Iowa Western Community College.  She graduated from Iowa Western Community College with an associate degree in dental hygiene in 2011. Angela is a member of the Iowa Dental Hygiene Association, active in her church and is a cut flower grower.

Angela loves spending time with her husband Andy and her three children Oliver, Amelia and Lydia whom she homeschools with classical conversation.

Angela enjoys educating patients and empowering them to have the best oral health they can while embracing individualized care and goals. Angela understands that the dental office can be a source of anxiety for some patients and does her best to make everyone feel comfortable. Angela has worked for Dr. Pinkham since November of 2011.