Meet the Lawson Family Dentistry Team


New Patient Coordinator/Dental Assistant

Courtney has been working in the dental industry for over 15 years as an office coordinator and dental assistant. She received her dental assisting license in 2009 after completing in-office training under the supervision of several dentists. She loves working with patients, especially helping them understand and fulfill their dental needs.

Courtney is originally from West Des Moines, but now lives in Waukee with her significant other, their six-year old son, and their three pets. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family at the pool or lake, watching re-runs of Friends, cheering for the Hawkeyes, and volunteering for Forever Home Dog Rescue as an adoption coordinator and dog foster mom.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Shardae has worked in the dental field since 2007, and received her AAS in dental hygiene from DMACC in 2010. Shardae received the Academic Excellence Award for graduating at the top of her class, is licensed to administer local anesthesia, and is certified to provide nitrous oxide.

Shardae enjoys dentistry because of the constant influx of new advances, and close patient interaction. Her goal is to help patients achieve the highest level of health possible. Shardae loves spending her free time with her husband, two children, and dogs.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Maggie has been practicing dental hygiene since 2010. She graduated as the top honor student from Central Community College in Hastings, Nebraska. Maggie enjoys learning about dentistry and providing patients with the highest standard of care.

She also enjoys developing relationships with patients and educating them on the relationship and importance of oral health to the whole body. In her free time, Maggie loves spending time with her husband and their two daughters.


Expanded Functions Level II Dental Assistant

Tanya has been a practicing registered dental assistant for over 10 years.  She obtained her expanded functions dental assisting license in 2008, and in 2016, she became one of only nineteen Iowa assistants to graduate with a level II expanded functions license. Tanya started out in pediatric dentistry and has loved making the transition to family dentistry.

She enjoys spending time with her husband, three children and her puppy.   In her free time she loves to stay active with running and hosting barbecues at her home.

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