Welcome To Our Ames, Iowa Dental Practice

Dentist Ames, IA - Expressions Dental

Dr. John Clary is committed to providing top-notch dentistry for patients of all ages with a focus on personalized care and state-of-the-art technology. He’s a member of a number of leading dental societies, and has worked among the nation’s leading educators in the field. With services ranging from general and preventive to restorative and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Clary offers the expert care needed to maintain healthy, beautiful teeth for life.

A Variety of Excellent Dental Services

When we say we offer comprehensive dental care, we mean it. Our office is equipped to provide all the services you expect at the dentist’s, like regular checkups and cleanings, to special treatments you just won’t find anywhere else — like dental implantsTMJ therapy, various laser treatments, oral appliances for sleep breathing disorders, and cosmetic services to help your smile dazzle like you’ve always dreamed. And if dental anxiety gets in the way of your oral health, we’re prepared to administer relaxing care with options in sedation dentistry!

We’re the office with the
bear in the window!

State-of-the-Art Technology

Dentistry is constantly improving, and Dr. Clary stays on top of the advancements by offering the latest and best in modern dental care. What does that mean for you? Better results, faster and more comfortably than ever before. One-visit crowns and other restorations are now possible with our CEREC on-site milling machine. Treatment planning is more informed than ever before with digital x-rays and intraoral photos. And DIAGNOdent finds cavities in their earliest stages — for faster, easier treatment.

Insurance and Financing

Our office wants to make your dental care as affordable and headache-free as possible. That’s why our expert staff will happily file claims for most insurance plans for you. We also gladly accept payment through CareCredit, the third-party healthcare financer that allows you to pay for your dental work at a pace you’re comfortable with. Call us to discuss your payment options in more detail!

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John E. Clary

Dr. John Clary believes that you and your family deserve a balance of clinical excellence, personalized care, and cutting edge technology based on sound research, success rates, and your comfort.

“I was amazed at how comprehensive my first exam with Dr. Clary was. I learned a ton and was impressed by the service provided by each person in the office!”


Sophia Chen

We are excited to announce the addition of Dr. Chen to our practice! She comes to us from Keokuk, Iowa where she has been practicing for the last two years. She graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, and is excited to be back in central Iowa to help provide her patients with beautiful, healthy teeth for life! Dr. Chen strives to provide the most comfortable, comprehensive care for her patients. She thoroughly explains all recommendations and options to allow you the choice to decide what is best for YOU. Helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile for life is her ultimate goal.