About our office

Uptown Dental is located in the historical Uptown District in Marion. Our office provides general dentistry to all ages for the Marion and Cedar Rapids surrounding area. We take pride in serving our patients with honesty, respect and compassion. Our goal is make the patient experience as comfortable as possible.

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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Dr. Mueller Dentist Read Bio

Dr. Mueller received his undergraduate degree in biology from Central College in Pella, Iowa. He then went on to receive his dental degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics.Dr. Mueller enjoys rooting for the Iowa Hawkeyes, St. Louis Cardinals, and Kansas City Chiefs. He also enjoys golfing in the summer, biking, reading, watching movies, cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

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Karen Front Desk 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 adult 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...Read More

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Cassie Front Desk Read Bio

Cassie received her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Assisting from Kirkwood Community College in 2007. Cassie is a Registered Dental Assistant with radiography qualifications.Cassie started her dental career working as a receptionist in a dental office. After completing her education, she then worked as a dental assistant before transitioning back to a receptionist. Cassie has been working in the dental field for almost 14 years and over the years she has worked both clinically and...Read More

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Jane Dental Assistant 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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Jeni Dental Assistant Read Bio

Jeni graduated from the Kirkwood Community College dental assisting program in 2010, and then continued her education to work towards getting her expanded functions in 2015 through Kirkwood Community College as well.Jeni's husband, Andrew and her live in Springville and have two little boys, Everett and Easton. Jeni loves spending her free time with her family and friends, traveling and being outdoors.Jeni really enjoys building long-lasting personal relationships with our amazing patients and h...Read More

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Alex Dental Assistant Read Bio

Alex is a Registered Dental Assistant with X-ray certification. She attended Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids for Dental Assisting and graduated in 2015. She has been a RDA for 4 years. Previously worked in healthcare doing home health nursing. She grew up in Vinton and graduate from Vinton Shellsburg High School in 2011. She currently lives in Cascade on a cattle farm with her fiance. They have a 6-month-old chocolate lab puppy named Gunner. She enjoys going to country music co...Read More

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Ellisha Hygienist Read Bio

Ellisha received her Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Liberal Arts in Dental Hygiene from the University of Iowa in 1993. She is licensed to administer local anesthetic and to practice Dental Hygiene in the state of Iowa.Ellisha is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the Iowa Dental Hygienist Association, where she is a former vice president. Locally, Ellisha has served as president, treasurer and continuing education chair for the Linn County Dental Hygiene Ass...Read More

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Karrie Hygienist Read Bio

Karrie graduated with her dental hygiene degree in 2001, and has been a dental hygienist for over 18 years. Karrie is also a member of IDHA. Karrie has 15 years' experience in general private practice and 3 years in a periodontal office. She was a clinic instructor for 2 years for Kirkwood Community College’s dental hygiene program, and is also a continuing education speaker for dental professionals.Karrie has been married to her husband Brian for 16 years. They have 2 sons, Collin and Justin. T...Read More

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Sarah Hygienist Read Bio

Sara received her Associate of Applied Science degrees in Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene from Kirkwood Community College. She holds Iowa licenses in Dental hygiene and Local Anesthesia as well as certification in CPR/AED. She also received training at the University of Iowa dental school in Nitrous Oxide inhalation administration.Sara is married to Ben and they have 2 sons, Grayson and Tate. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors with family and keeping busy with boys' activitie...Read More

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Jes Hygienist Read Bio

Jes has been in the dental field since 1997 starting out as a dental assistant/front desk receptionist, until graduating from Kirkwood in 2011 with Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Jes holds license for Dental Hygiene and Local Anesthesia, CPR/AED certification, Nitrous training, Level I laser certification and Soft Tissue laser.Jes started with here at Uptown Dental in June 2019. She enjoys building a strong rapport and the trust of our patients by truly getting to know them and...Read More

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Services we provide

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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