Dentistry in Des Moines

Do you know that 30 to 40 million Americans put off or cancel their trips to the dentist as a result of dental phobia? If you are one of the many people who suffer from dental anxiety or fear the dentist due to having had a negative experience, your comfort is our first concern.

If you become fearful at the mere mention of dental treatment, do not lose hope—you are not alone, and we have a number of sedation dentistry solutions for you here at Smiles on Hickman – a locally owned and operated dental practice in Des Moines.

Call us at (515) 276-0202 to schedule an appointment with our dentists at Smiles On Hickman or just fill out our simple online form. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We're here to help!

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If you want an immediate appointment, call us (515) 276-0202.


Our goal is to maximize your insurance benefits and make any remaining balance easily affordable. If you have any questions regarding your insurance benefits, please don't hesitate to call our office at (515) 276-0202 to review your concerns.

Patient Reviews

Not enough stars to compliment Dr Thies and his wonderful Dental staff. I've been going to him for 7 years now and that's after not seeing a dentist previously for 20 years due to panic attacks from a bad dental experience in the 1980's! I have anxiety disorder so they are able to use "gas" to keep me relaxed. My periodontal problems are gone and so are five cavities and now I see him three times a year with very little anxiety to keep my periodontal issues under control. He even worked me in the same day for an emergency.As long as Dr Thies is in business I will always go to him; I can't imagine going to a different dentist.

Kerry C.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Stephen R. Thies

Dr. Stephen R. Thies has years of experience helping people get a beautiful and healthy smile without the stress and pain of dental treatments through dentistry.

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Dr. Christopher Phelps

Dr. Christopher Phelps is a general dentist, national/international lecturer and an amazon best-selling author who practices in Des Moines, Iowa.

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