I am very passionate about providing optimal oral care for all children. Our office is committed to helping underserved populations and providing access to high-quality care for all. It is a joy to work with children from diverse backgrounds; finding ways to meet each child’s unique needs makes me a better pediatric dentist and person.
I love to provide a safe, comfortable, and fun environment for my patients. Children always bring curiosity and imagination, which makes every interaction exciting and enjoyable – for them and me. My goal is to help each child overcome challenges and in doing so, to educate, support, and guide them and their families to a path of lifelong oral health.
~ Dr. Alison Christensen
Education and Experience
Dr. Alison Christensen chose to become a pediatric dentist in order to provide children with positive experiences and establish oral health at an early age. This helps ensure her patients do not fear the dentist or neglect their oral health into adulthood.
An Iowa native, Dr. Christensen attended the University of Northern Iowa, where she received her Bachelor of Science. She then attended dental school and went on to complete her two year pediatric residency at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, where she obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) and her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.
As a practitioner, Dr. Christensen is dedicated to providing each child with anxiety-free, painless care, and ensuring visits are filled with laughter and smiles. With her gentle manner, and genuine appreciation for children’s personalities, she builds trusting relationships with little ones and their families.
Professional Affiliations, Continuing Education, and Activities
In addition to being board-certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Christensen is an active member of the following organizations:
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Association
Iowa Dental Association
Des Moines Dental Society
Through these organizations, Dr. Christensen has access to and participates in numerous continuing education (CE) courses throughout the year. In addition to attending meetings, lectures, and seminars, she studies the latest journals and other professional publications.
Through ongoing CE, Dr. Christensen remains current on the latest medical, technological, and methodological developments in the pediatric dental specialty. This ensures patients are receiving the most up-to-date care available, for the ideal experience and results.
Additionally, Dr. Christensen is an adjunct professor in the Pediatric Dentistry Department at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.
Beyond the Practice
After growing up in Waterloo, Iowa, Dr. Alison now resides in Waukee with her husband, Chuck and their adorable dog, Poppy. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, skiing, reading, trying new recipes and most of all, time with family and friends.