Our comprehensive dental care practice - located in Urbandale, Iowa - concentrates on family and cosmetic dentistry. Our dental team members are extremely experienced and knowledgeable about dental health and all dental procedures such as Invisalign, porcelain veneers, dental implants, teeth whitening, and permanent crowns and bridges. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have at any time.


We always work hard to ensure that you feel comfortable and well cared for during your visit with us. Our state of the art facility features Invisalign orthodontic technology and laser dentistry. Whether you are in for a visit or accompanying someone, we hope you will appreciate the effort we have made to ensure your comfort.


We strive to provide you with the best dental care in the State of Iowa. Through an ongoing relationship with you and your family, we will do the very best within our means to ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles for you and your family.



Brad Erickson, DDS

Dr. Brad Erickson was raised in Garner, IA. He received his undergraduate and D.D.S. degrees from the University of Iowa. Dr. Erickson has practiced in the Des Moines area since 1997. When not working, Dr. Erickson enjoys hunting, camping and spending time outdoors with his family.


Dr. Brad Erickson is a member of the Iowa Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the Des Moines Dental Association.

Jacob Krehbiel, DDS

Dr. Jacob Krehbiel was born and raised in Salina, Kansas. Growing up he enjoyed athletics, and played both football and tennis in highschool. He went onto the University of Iowa for his undergraduate degree where he played tennis for the Hawkeyes. Dr. Krehbiel furthered his education at the University of Missouri in Kansas City where he was presented with his degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2007. He worked as an associate at a private practice in Wichita, Kansas for a year before becoming business partners with Dr. Erickson. Dr. Krehbiel and his wife Erin currently reside in Waukee with their 2 sons, Koen and Winston, and are expecting their third child, a daughter. His calming and considerate disposition, combined with his witty nature, makes him a gentle and caring dentist.


Dr. Jacob Krehbiel is a member of the Iowa Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the Des Moines Dental Association.




Terri is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been in the field for 20+ years. She received her degree from DMACC where she was class president and bestowed the Clinical Excellence Award. Terri resides in West Des Moines and is enthusiastic about spending time with her family, her pets, working out, and traveling.


Julie is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been with our office for 10+ years. Her commitment to dentistry is evident through her work, as she is conscientious and compassionate. She currently lives in Johnston and cherishes her time with family and adores her loving dogs. Julie savors time for reading, gardening, and being outdoors so she can feed the wildlife.


Brooke is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She attended Iowa Central Community College for Hygiene school and has been in the field for 2+ years. Brooke loves working at Hickman Family Dental because of the friendly environment, fun co-workers, and great patients. She shares a busy household with her husband Jeremy, her daughter and son, and her pets. She enjoys Hawkeye football, traveling, movies, outdoor activities, and family time.


Leslie is a Registered Dental Assistant who has been working side by side with Dr. Erickson since 1998, bringing with her a few years of dental experience. She juggles her working career with 4 grown children and her 6 darling grandbabies, along with her generous volunteer work at her church. We capitalize on her natural green thumb to help keep the office spruced up. Leslie is an avid boater who enjoys the fresh air and sunshine.


Zerina is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has recently graduated and was previously working as a Dental Assistant in our office. Zerina loves spending time with her husband and family, enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors. Zerina and her husband are also expecting their first child. Her Yuglosvian roots appeal to our many Bosnian speaking patients, who love her enthusiasm. Our staff admires and appreciates her helpful attitude and dedication.


Tami is our Office Manager and Invisalign Specialist. She has been with the office since February 2011. Tami has her degree in Psychology from Iowa State University and brings 20 years of experience in customer service. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children, attending her daughter's softball tournaments, and traveling to the Carribean. One day she and her family plan to visit Greece to explore her husband's heritage.


Melissa is our Patient Coordinator that has been with us since the fall of 2012.  She is the first smile you will see when entering our office. She brings with her 20+ years of customer service experience and now has settled into the dental field where she feels most at home. She always takes great care of our patients and their families when they arrive for their appointments.  Melissa relocated from Iowa City to the metro area with her husband and 2 young boys in 2008.  Outside of the office she likes to spend time with her family and pets.  She enjoys working out, cooking, and wine-tasting.


Rusvita is a Certified Dental Assistant who has recently joined our team. She has been a dental assistant since 2003 and really enjoys taking care of her patients. Rusvita enjoys bike rides with her husband and two children, along with reading in her spare time. She is fluent in Bosnian, German, and English.


Jessica is a Registered Dental Assistant who started working for Hickman Family Dental in the spring of 2014. She has several years of dental experience and a desire to care for her patients with sincere kindness. Jessica was born and raised in the Des Moines area and is enthusiastic about boating, camping, and anything in the warm weather.  She enjoys spending time with her young daughter, her playful dog, and frisky kitty.


Renata is our newest team member to join our front office as a Patient Coordinator.  Along with her background in customer service, she brings a positive attitude and a zest for life.  She adores her dog Duke and spends her leisure time with family and friends.  Renata relaxes by baking sweets and retail therapy, with an emphasis in shoe shopping.


Alena is a Registered Dental Assistant who works alongside Dr. Krehbiel.  She has been an assistant since 2012 and appreciates building relationships with our patients and learning about their lives.  Her favorite activities are shopping for clothing and unique jewelry, as well as devoting time to her family and relishing in a good BBQ.


Mon - Thu (7am to 5pm)

Friday (8am to 12pm)


Phone: (515) 276-4981

Fax: (515) 276-4864


7117 Hickman Road

Urbandale, IA 50322

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