It’s our pleasure to work with our wonderful staff to transform smiles everyday! We love what we do and are so grateful to have the opportunity to improve people’s lives through their smile.
Dr. Carole Gleich was born and raised in Iowa and has spent most of her life in the Midwest. She pursued dentistry after deciding she wanted a career where she could care for others and make a difference in people’s lives. She attended dental school at the University of Iowa where she graduated in 2011. Dr. Gleich enjoyed practicing as a general dentist for 8 years before her interest in orthodontics became undeniable, and she went back to school to complete her specialist training at Nova Southeastern University in south Florida.
Dr. Gleich understands the impact your teeth and smile have on your self-confidence and quality of life. Her 8 years of experience as a general dentist mean she is especially thoughtful about using orthodontics to create beautiful smiles which are also healthy and last a lifetime. She strives to provide not only clinically excellent treatment but also a comfortable and caring patient experience. Dr. Gleich is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, the highest designation that an orthodontist can achieve. Dr. Gleich is very active in continuing education and is a member of the American Academy of Orthodontics and OKU honor society.
Outside the office, Dr. Gleich loves spending time with friends and family (especially her niece) and her pets. She likes to stay active and enjoys yoga and spinning. She also loves traveling—especially to the ocean or to concerts!
Dr. Dean Leonard, DDS, MS knows from personal experience what it is like to be embarrassed by a smile. For over 30 years he has been on a mission to help his patients feel better about themselves and their smile.
“I love what I do! It is so gratifying to see how orthodontic treatment has improved the lives of my patients and to be greeted by so many great looking smiles out in the community.”
Amanda has been with the Alpha since 2015 and serves as our Practice Director. She is also a licensed Dental Assistant and has experience as a Treatment Coordinator. She developed her love of orthodontics at a young age through her own personal experience with braces. She has been fortunate enough to be a part of every step of the process throughout her 20+ years in the field.
“I love being part of such a life-changing experience. I am very grateful and honored to be a part of such a great team!
Amy has been with Alpha Orthodontics since 2011. She is a Treatment Coordinator in our MN and IA offices. Amy has both great insurance and clinical knowledge and is full of character. She will make you feel comfortable while also being very helpful in getting you on your way to your new smile!
“It’s a great place to work! I enjoy getting to know all of our patients and watching their smiles change.”
Amy has been with Alpha Orthodontics since 2002. Amy is a licensed dental assistant and serves as Point in our offices. She is committed to patient care and is also our go to person with Dental Monitoring. Amy’s spunky and cheerful personality brings life to every workday.
“I love my job! How many people get to say they help create beautiful smiles and self-confidence every day?”
Kizzy is a Treatment Coordinator in both our IA and MN locations and has been a part of our team since 2016. Kizzy brings a lot of experience with her when it comes to customer service. We are sure you will enjoy her delightful personality and her genuine kindness.
“I am enjoying my career at Alpha Orthodontics and learn so much each day. I look forward to helping our new patients on their journey to a perfect smile.”
Dawn is a licensed dental assistant and has been in the dental field for over 10 years. She has always had a desire to be in orthodontics and was excited to join our team in 2022. Dawn’s attention to detail, caring chairside demeanor and her value for great patient education are just a few of the reasons we appreciate her so much!
“I’m so grateful I’ve been given the opportunity to make a lifelong change for someone!”
Kelli joined our staff in 2013 and is fitting in very nicely. Her humor and curiosity enlighten our workdays. Kelli has a general dentistry background, giving her an edge in orthodontics. Kelli works hard and always finds new ways to make our patients feel at home.
“I am happy to be in orthodontics. This profession has helped me to grow and I enjoy seeing our patients develop their confidence.”
Caryn has been assisting patients at Alpha Orthodontics since 1999. Her kind, gentle, and caring touch will make you feel at ease. Caryn serves as our Invisalign Coordinator, making sure your treatment goes as planned.
“I love what we do. We make great smiles, and that’s the best part of my job!”
Nancy joined our team in the fall of 2020 expanding our Concierge team. With over 10 years in general dental experience, this is her first role within an orthodontic office but she has jumped in with both feet! Nancy will likely be one of the first team members you will be greeted by when you arrive making you feel right at home. She is also very helpful with answering our patients questions when phoning the office.
“I have enjoyed meeting our patients and watching their smiles change and improve!”
Lynda is our most experienced employee. She has been with Alpha Orthodontics since 1986! Her experience and knowledge make her a top-notch dental assistant. Lynda is also responsible for keeping our offices well supplied. She continually looks for the best products for our patients.
“It’s great to see the wonderful changes that occur with someone’s smile.”
Dani is a registered dental hygienist who helps in our Mason City
location with the most exciting step of the orthodontic journey-the
DEBOND! She has been with our office since June of 2022. With over a
decade of experience in general dentistry, she is excited to expand her
dental knowledge and experience with Alpha Orthodontics! Dani will be a
final stop as patients reach treatment completion and unveil their new
“Each patient provides a new opportunity to learn and grow as a dental professional. I feel honored to have the opportunity to be a part of such a memorable milestone in the lives of our patients!”