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Our team is energetic, dedicated, and ready to help you with your scheduling, insurance and financial needs. When you visit here, we will greet you with a warm smile! Our goal is to always make you feel welcomed, answer all of your questions and help you to the fullest extent of our abilities. Our team consistently strives to provide high quality services which will give you the best results for your treatment and make sure that the time you spend at Urbandale Smiles is beneficial to you.
We feel its important to offer every patient personal attention when it comes to their check-up and cleaning and find education just as important as the examination of your teeth and gums. Our office will offer you tips and advice to help you reach and maintain oral health.
Dr. Chia Wu has been practicing dentistry for over 12 years. She attended Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA where she received extensive clinical training to deliver high-quality family dentistry. She pursued further training at a general practice residency in New York, Hospital of Queens, for two years.
Dr. Wu also specializes in holistic dentistry to treat patients with a holistic approach and collaborates with other healthcare professionals to promote optimum health. She is also one of the few Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) certified dentists in Iowa.
Dr. Wu has successfully operated a general practice for eight years in Arizona, helping patients with restorative, cosmetic, and sleep dentistry. She also enjoys listening to audiobooks, cooking, and playing with her two papillons, Buddy and Tino.
Dr. Dietrich completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2011 and worked alongside the world-renowned cosmetic dentist, Dr. David Hornbrook, in San Diego. She completed her accelerated pre-dental program from the University of Iowa and worked as an associate dentist for 5 years. Now, she joins our Urbandale Smiles team to help create beautiful smiles that impact her patients’ lives in many ways.
Outside of the office, Dr. Dietrich enjoys traveling with her mom, eating at new restaurants, experiencing the outdoors, attending sporting events, cooking, swimming, running, and crafting.
Dr. Paulsen grew up a farm kid in northwest Iowa (Cherokee). She attended the University of Iowa for her undergraduate studies then on to the U of Iowa College of Dentistry for her DDS. After graduating in 1995 she settled in eastern Iowa where for the past 24 years she owned her practice in DeWitt. Dr. Paulsen enjoys all aspects of family practice and has completed extensive additional training in restorative implant dentistry. In pursuit of a new adventure, she relocated to the Des Moines area in the summer of 2020 and joined Urbandale Smiles where she plans to continue providing care "like you were family". (She likes her family!)
When not in the office you can often find Traci on her bike, taking advantage of the superb trail system in the area. Hiking, kayaking and really anything in the great outdoors puts a smile on her face. She has traveled across 5 of the 7 continents and is typically busy planning the next adventure.
Steffany Mohan, DDS is a native of Ottumwa, IA, and has been practicing dentistry for over 22 years. She has earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery at the University of Iowa and is one of the few Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART)-certified dentists in Iowa with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). In her free time, Dr. Mohan enjoys her family-time with her husband, Mike, and their four sweet children: Luke, Camaryn, Halle, and Josh.
Dr. Steffany Mohan has business affiliations with various professional dental organizations, including the American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Christian Dental Society, and The Progressive Dentist. Also, she has worked as a consultant in over a hundred individual practices, driving their dental implants services and management systems.
Apart from her professional expertise, Dr. Steffany Mohan has also been serving her community members through her philanthropy efforts. She volunteers for multiple charity groups and events, including Saving Smiles, Mobile Dental Clinic, Mission of Mercy, and many more.