Show Off Your Best Smile With Stuart Family Dental

Stuart Family Dental offers a wide range of dental services for children and adults. Whether you need a routine cleaning or restorative services, our team has all of your dental care needs covered. Trust us to care for your teeth and we’ll help you get your best smile and optimal dental health.

Dentistry Services


Your smile is your best accessory. We can help you brighten up your smile so you have the confidence to show it off.

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Dental emergencies happen. If you need to be seen for a condition outside of our normal office hours, we offer on-call services 24/7.

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Set the foundation for optimal dental health early. We’ll help your child progress through every step of dental development.

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Being proactive about your dental care is important. Keep your teeth healthy with regular checkups and cleanings.

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Damaged teeth can be dangerous and also make you want to hide your smile. We’ll repair your teeth and give you your confidence back.

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Stuart Family Dental has partnered with Iowa Orthodontic Solutions to provide orthodontic dentistry services in our office.

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Meet Our Doctor

Doctor Ames Cross, DDS

Dr. Ames Cross is a Central Iowa native. Born and raised in the Des Moines metro, Dr. Cross couldn’t imagine living anywhere else when it came time to raise his own family. After graduating from Simpson College, he completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.


I had a great experience at Stuart Family Dental. Dr. Cross and his staff made me feel very comfortable and at ease. I would recommend and have recommended Stuart Family Dental to my friends and coworkers.

Bob K.

Let me begin by saying I NEVER write reviews, but after my experience with Dr. Cross and my son, I felt it was the only right thing to do seeing as he has changed my outlook on dentists altogether.

Dr. Cross is the BEST dentist in western Iowa. Not just for people who are VERY fearful of getting dental work done (like my son who has severe fear of people), but Dr. Cross is also a grade-A professional at his craft. I took my son into his office and was greeted by very friendly staff and felt comfortable through the entire process. He knew my son had a fear of people, so he took the time to get to know my son while working with him. We originally planned to see what all needed to be done before proceeding, but because we had such an excellent experience with Dr. Cross, we plan to go back and get all the necessary work finished (which is a lot-several cavities, a broken tooth, multiple crowns, etc.). At the end of the day, you have to pay for quality, and that is what Dr. Cross exudes. My son looks forward to his next appointment (already scheduled) and getting his smile back with Dr. Cross.

Mary V.


Stuart Family Dental accepts most insurance plans. We submit to all insurances to help you maximize your benefits. 

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