Meet our team

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Dr. Joe Lenz Read Bio

Dr. Joe received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He also received his Bachelor of Science with honors in Exercise Science from the University of Iowa. Dr. Joe was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa where he attended Hempstead High School. He is married to Hannah (Meyer) Lenz, a native of Ely, Iowa, who is an elementary teacher at Bowman Woods Elementary in the Linn Mar Community School District. Dr. Joe and Hannah have one daughter, Mavis. ...Read More

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Karen Read Bio

Karen has been in the medical field for over 20 years as a transcriptionist and recently switched her focus to the dental world. Karen loves working with people and enjoys taking care of our patients’ needs at the front desk. Karen’s organizational skills have improved our patients' overall dental experiences. Karen is married to Ted and they have two children, Brianna and Bryce. They have lived in Marion for over 20 years and really love the “small town” feel of the community. In her free time,...Read More

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Allison Read Bio

Allison received her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene, Associate of Science, and Associate of Arts degrees from Kirkwood. She received the Colgate S.T.A.R. (Student Total Achievement Recognition) Award. Allison is licensed in the state of Iowa in Dental Hygiene, Local Anesthesia, and is certified in CPR/AED and Soft Tissue Laser Periodontal Therapy. She is an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association, serves as the Iowa Dental Hygiene Association (IDHA) Linn County ...Read More

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Jane Read Bio

Jane is from Chicago, Illinois and has been a Registered Dental Assistant for over 20 years working in our community. Jane enjoys the relationships she has created with our patients having been with this practice the longest, working with the previous dentist, Dr. Dan Trimble. Jane attends a number of continuing education courses including the yearly Iowa Dental Association meeting to further her dental education. She is trained in medical emergencies and certified in CPR/AED and dental radiogra...Read More

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At Uptown Dental we strive to provide our patients with the best and most complete dental care. Our doctors and staff frequently attend continuing education seminars to learn the latest dental techniques. Here are some of the services we provide

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