Welcome to Our Practice

Our doors are always open to new patients who are ready to receive the best in dental care. With our array of dental services, it's no surprise we are regularly expanding our family of patients. We are skilled at treating patients from all dental backgrounds and make every effort to ensure your appointment is as comfortable as possible. We provide superior care to get you onto the path of improved dental health

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  • Invisalign for Adults

    When you hear the word “orthodontics,” what comes to mind? Probably a young teenager whose teeth are covered by a latticework of metal. There are indeed many orthodontic patients who fit that description. However, there now exists an increasingly popular alternative to traditional metal braces: Invisalign® ...

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  • Educational Videos

    Take a few minutes to watch our educational videos and learn more about different dental treatments and procedures. Video topics include general & cosmetic dentistry, Implants, oral health and hygiene, orthodontics and preventative dentistry. ...

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  • Smile Makeover

    Smiling with confidence makes you feel great. A beautiful smile is also an important social and professional asset. Yet there are many people who avoid showing their teeth in public or in photographs because they don't like what they see. If that describes you, then why not start the process of getting ...

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  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease

    While you may think that some loss of teeth is inevitable with aging, it is actually possible for all of your teeth to last a lifetime. One of the ways you can achieve this goal is to avoid periodontal disease (“peri” – around; “odont” – tooth), which is caused by bacteria that attack the ...

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  • Mouthrinses

    Numerous studies have shown that using an appropriate mouth rinse, in conjunction with regular brushing and flossing, is an easy and effective way for you to improve your overall oral health. As part of a regular program of oral hygiene, mouth rinses (which are sometimes called mouthwashes) can be effective ...

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  • Oral Hygiene for Kids

    Teeth can last a lifetime if you take care of them right — and the best time to start is just as soon as they begin appearing. By establishing good oral hygiene routines for your children right from the start, you'll give them the best chance of keeping their teeth healthy — forever. Tooth decay, ...

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  • Invisalign for Teens

    There's a new technology that's (literally) putting a smile on plenty of young faces: A system of clear, removable aligners made especially for teens called Invisalign Teen®! If you (or a teenager you know) are a candidate for this treatment, you might find it's the best fit for your lifestyle: It lets ...

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  • Fillings

    If you have never had a cavity, congratulations! If you have had one, you are not alone. About 78% of us have had at least one cavity by the time we reach age 17, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. Fortunately there's a time-tested treatment for cavities: the dental filling. Fillings ...

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  • Orthodontic FAQs

    What do orthodontists do? Orthodontists are dental specialists who diagnose and treat problems with the position, alignment or spacing of the teeth, and related irregularities in the face and the jaw. A number of special treatments, including braces and other oral appliances, are used to correct these ...

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  • Sinus Surgery

    If you want to replace a missing or failing tooth with a state-of-the-art dental implant (watch dental implant video), your dentist will first need to make sure that you have sufficient bone in your jaw to anchor the implant. This is true no matter what type of tooth is being replaced. However, if it ...

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Meet Our Doctor

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  • Dr.
    Joel D. LeMense

    Dr. LeMense was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  He attended the University of Iowa, where he received his bachelor’s degree in biology in 1988.  Dr. LeMense received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa in 1992.  He then completed a 2-year post-graduate residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, in the AEGD program (Advanced Education in General Dentistry).

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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "I am a person that is terrified of going to dentists. TERRIFIED. Anxiety... Have had some really horrible dentists in my life. Anyway, I've had some cavities recently and the Dr is very attentive of how stressed out I get. He always makes sure I'm numb enough and checks how I'm doing. I will continue to go here."
    - Jane A>
  • "Joel Lemense is an ethical dentist who I would highly recommend. He is a total professional, caring about his patients, and an expert when it comes to the work he does. His staff is caring and considerate and really gets to know you as a person. I would recommend Dr. Lemense without reservation."
    - April B.
  • "Great dentist, very honest, direct, and open about your options for any given procedure. The staff is friendly and helpful and always straightforward about costs, scheduling, and any issues I've had. Dr. Lemense helped me form a detailed plan to fix my long-neglected teeth and was extremely supportive and informative during the entire process. Great dentist, great guy, great team. I highly recommend this practice and hope he sticks around in the KC area for many years to come!"
    - Dan J.
  • "Dr. Lemense and his team are fantastic! I have struggled to find a dentist that makes me feel comfortable and heard. They checked in with me throughout my procedures and paused when I need time to relax my jaw or take a deep breath. Very trauma informed and considerate! Couldn't recommend them more. They are not in-network with my insurance but I gladly pay them a little extra to make sure I am comfortable!"
    - Tamara S.