Meet the Lawson Family Dentistry Team


Kerri – Office Manager

Kerri graduated from the dental assisting program at DMACC in 2012, before bringing her enthusiasm for accounting and patient relations to the Lawson Family Dentistry business team.

Still living in her hometown of Knoxville, Kerri enjoys spending time with her significant other and her dog. She also enjoys working and riding horses on her family’s farm.


Courtney – 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.


Shardae – 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.


Maggie – 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.


Andrea – Expanded Functions Level I Dental Assistant

Andrea graduated from the dental assisting program at DMACC in 2014, after studying sleep disorders and earning her PCT certification from Mercy College. She is currently working toward qualifying as an expanded dental assistant.

Andrea always finds new ways to learn more about dentistry and what it has to offer. She is excited about being a part of the Lawson Family Dentistry team, and is passionate about giving patients the best care possible. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son, baking delicious treats, and playing games with family and friends.


Heidi – Expanded Functions Level II Dental Assistant

Heidi has served the dental profession as a dental assistant for over 23 years! She obtained her expanded functions dental assisting license in 2012, and in 2016, she became one of only nineteen Iowa assistants to graduate with a level II expanded functions license.

Heidi has had hours of training in placing fillings, and takes great pride in providing the best care possible by continuously learning and applying her knowledge. With experience in the Dawson Academy philosophy for complete dental care (treating the mouth proactively and not reactively), Heidi is a fantastic asset to the Lawson Family Dentistry team. Outside of the office, Heidi enjoys spending time with her grandkids and daughters, and biking the Des Moines trails.


Meet our amazing dental team and enjoy a better, more personalized kind of dental care! Call our dental office in Urbandale, IA, today at 515-278-4366.