•    707 5th St., Suite 101
    Ames, Iowa 50010

  • 1400 Fawcett Pkwy., Suite A
    Nevada, lowa 50201

Meet Our Team

At Ames Orthodontics, we strive to make all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comfortable treatment. Our staff is well trained and skilled and we provide energetic and fun-loving service to all of our patients. Each member of our treatment team is a registered dental assistant and we have years of experience in treating patients with high quality care. We regularly attend continuing education courses to stay current with the very latest in technology and advances in orthodontics.


Kelly is a clinical assistant who has been with our office since 1983.  She loves being a part of a process that brings wonderful lifelong changes to so many people. Outside the office Kelly enjoys helping her husband, Steve, with their farm operation, motorcycling, tractor pulling and snowmobiling.  She also has fun playing with her dogs, Rusty and Charlie.


Ashlee has worked as a dental assistant, lab technician and office assistant for Dr. Wass since 2010. She enjoys working in the orthodontic field and seeing the difference a new smile can bring. Outside of work Ashlee loves spending time with her husband, Tyler, their daughter, Brynna, son, Brooks, and two dogs, Zoey & Khloe. Her other interests include spending time with friends and family, traveling and cheering for the Cyclones.


Brittany has worked for Ames Orthodontics since 2011 as a dental assistant, assisting in all phases of our patients’ orthodontic treatment. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, David, and stepson, Brayden, being outdoors, cheering on the Cyclones and Vikings, and being around her friends and family.


Penny is our financial manager and has been with Dr. Wass since 1995.  She enjoys working in an orthodontic office that makes a difference in the confidence of people, young and old, by giving them a beautiful smile.  Penny and her husband, Brad, have two children, Luke and Haley, and she loves spending time with them boating, skiing, and attending college athletic events.  They have two dogs, Daisy, a Yorkshire Terrier and Akela, a German Shorthaired Pointer.


Janel joined Ames Orthodontics in 2014 as our treatment coordinator and she enjoys her role in helping patients as they begin the journey to a better, more confident smile.  Outside the office Janel and her husband, Kent, enjoy spending time with her children and grandchildren, traveling and cheering on the Cyclones.  They also adore their French Bulldog, Howie.


Misty joined our office in August 2015 and assists Dr. Wass with a variety of treatment procedures including removal of braces and sterilization of instruments. Outside the office Misty enjoys spending time with her three children, Kelsey, Gage and Caden. They love to stay active and enjoy walking, hiking at the Ledges, fishing and biking on the High Trestle Trail.



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