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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  • Root Canal Treatment

    Every tooth has two sections: a crown, the visible part of the tooth above the gum line, and one or more roots, which anchor the teeth within the jaw. Each tooth has three basic layers: an outer layer of hard enamel (which protects the crown) or cementum (which covers the root), a middle layer of softer ...

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  • Fillings

    The bacteria in plaque produce acids that erode tooth enamel, eventually creating a hole, or cavity, in the tooth surface. Left untreated, this decay can spread to the interior of the tooth, and might lead to the need for a crown, a root canal, or even extraction. When caught early, your dentist can ...

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  • Veneers

    A dental veneer is a thin, durable porcelain shell that is custom-fabricated to cover the front of a tooth. Veneers can restore the appearance of teeth with chips, cracks, and stains, can close small gaps between the teeth, and can reshape misshapen or slightly misaligned teeth. Veneers are a popular ...

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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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  • Laser Decay Diagnostics

    Using lasers, dentists can detect tooth decay that is not yet visible and would otherwise be undiagnosed using traditional methods. Laser cavity detection is based on the fact that healthy tooth structure reflects light, or “fluoresces,” differently than does decayed tooth structure. Teeth with decay ...

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  • Laser Dentistry

    Lasers direct a controlled force of energy that can remove or alter bone and tissue. By applying varying wavelengths of energy, dental lasers are used to detect and treat a myriad of oral health issues, including detecting oral cancer and treating small cavities. There are two different types of dental ...

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  • Same-Day Crowns

    A tooth that has been structurally damaged by decay or trauma sometimes needs to be crowned or “capped” so that it can look good and function properly again. A crown is a durable covering that is custom-made to fit over the entire tooth from the gum line up. Getting a crown used to mean multiple ...

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  • Digital X-Rays

    X-rays are one of the most important parts of a dental exam, and can help medical professionals detect problems long before they are visible to the naked eye, including early tooth decay, gum disease, abscesses, and abnormal growths. Benefits of Digital X-rays Easy to obtain Digital X-rays are obtained ...

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  • Intraoral Camera

    Slightly bigger than a pen, an intraoral camera is an innovative tool that can take up-close pictures of teeth, gums, and other hard-to-reach places in the mouth. Intraoral cameras can help dentists detect dental issues like tooth decay, periodontal disease, and oral cancers. Benefits of using an intraoral ...

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  • Anesthesia Wand

    The single-tooth anesthesia wand provides increased comfort and decreased anxiety when it comes to dental procedures requiring anesthetization. The wand looks like a small pen with an extremely small needle at the tip. The anesthesia wand works by numbing the individual tooth your dentist needs to work ...

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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.