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 three children. 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 working 18+ years in our office. She received her degree from DMACC where she was class president, bestowed the Clinical Excellence Award, and continues to enjoy honing her skills as a dental hygienist. Terri resides in Earlham with her husband Mike. She is enthusiastic about gardening, painting, fishing, traveling, and spending time with her family.
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 with us since 2009. 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 7 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. She attended DMACC and has been in the field since 2010. She loves spending time with her husband and family, enjoys traveling, and spending time outdoors. Zerina and her husband have a new energetic son and are eager to expand their family. 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 two children, attending her son’s sporting events, visiting her daughter at the University of Iowa, 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.
Renata is our Patient Coordinator in the front office. Along with her background in customer service, she brings a positive attitude and a zest for life. She adores her dogs, Rocky and Lola, 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.
Christine is a Certified Dental Assistant who works alongside Dr. Krehbiel. She graduated from DMACC in Ankeny in 2012 and has recently obtained an expanded functions accreditation. She loves getting to know her patients and takes pride in making sure they have the most comfortable experience possible. In her free time, Christine loves being with friends, family, her dog Pugsley, going shopping, working out, riding her bike and enjoying nice weather.
"By far the best dental experience I’ve ever had. Every person I was in contact with was courteous and helpful. The actual procedure was honestly painless and has eliminated any fear I previously had of the dentist. I won’t be going anywhere else again for my dental needs."
Seth - Grimes, IA
"Love Hickman Family Dental….
The staff always greets you and make you feel like you are the patient of the day!"
Terri - Ankeny, IA
"I always receive professional and wonderful care here.
I would recommend anyone to come to Hickman Family Dental."
Deanna - West Des Moines, IA