MAIN CLINIC

PLEASE NOTE – Dental Connections, Inc. is closed whenever the Des Moines Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather. Listen to local television or radio stations for information about school closings.  We only recognize full day closures; therefore, in situations where Des Moines Public Schools does a delayed opening or early closure, Dental Connections, Inc. will be open for regular business hours.

About the Clinic

  • Preventive exams, x-rays, and cleanings
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Crowns
  • Periodontal care
  • Root Canals (case by case) – our dentists are sometimes able to complete your root canal in our clinic; however, there are times where your case is better served by a specialist. Should your case require a referral, we will help provide that information to you and help get it scheduled
  • Dentures
  • Emergency Services/Treatment
  • Picture ID
  • Insurance card(s)
  • List of medications (if applicable)
  • Current x-rays if available
Patients are seen on an appointment basis. Please call 244-9136 during our regular business hours so our receptionists can schedule your appointments. Voicemail will take your message after business hours and on weekends.
  • We do ask that you arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment to allow time to check in and complete any required paperwork or updates
  • The Des Moines Health Center does utilize text and e-mail communication to help remind you of your upcoming appointments – we appreciate you confirming your appointments, so that we can appropriately plan our schedules to ensure you receive prompt and courteous service on the day of your appointment!
  • All minor children must be accompanied by a parent who remains in the clinic while treatment is being provided.
  • If you are being seen as an adult, please ensure you have someone with you to watch your children while you’re being seen.
  • Smoking, eating, or drinking is not permitted anywhere in the clinic.
Our clinic is located in the United Way Human Service Campus one block north of the freeway (I-235) and south of University Avenue on West Ninth (9th) Street.
Free parking is available in the parking lots directly south and north of our building. Please do not park under the canopy or in the circle driveway.
If you cannot keep your appointment, please notify us immediately.
A $20.00 charge will be made for appointments broken or cancelled without 24 hours notice.
Payment is expected at the time of service – We accept cash, check, and credit (Visa & Mastercard)
  • If you would like to be considered for our sliding fee discounts, please call ahead and ask to be scheduled for an income interview.
  • At the time of your income interview, you will need to bring documentation of: > Your most recent pay stub showing your gross year-to-date income. If you do not have pay stubs or you have a new job, bring a signed statement from your employer verifying your pay and start date.
    > Your most recent state and federal tax returns.
    > Statements showing the amount of any unearned income you receive. (Child support, social security benefits, pensions, VA benefits, unemployment insurance, etc.)
For dental emergencies during our regular business hours, call us before 9:00 a.m. and we will try to work you into the schedule. For emergencies after hours, we recommend you seek care at an emergency clinic or hospital of your choice. To avoid dental emergencies, please schedule regular dental checkups.

PLEASE NOTE – Dental Connections, Inc. is closed whenever the Des Moines Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather. Listen to local television or radio stations for information about school closings.  We only recognize full day closures; therefore, in situations where Des Moines Public Schools does a delayed opening or early closure, Dental Connections, Inc. will be open for regular business hours.