Dental Services

Creating a Lifetime of Your Beautiful Smiles.

We pride ourselves on our caring, knowledgeable team of staff that is here to serve our patients. As our patient you have access to three state of the art facilities to serve your dental needs during convenient day and evening hours and prompt emergency care.

Dental Services

General Dentistry

From tooth colored fillings, crowns, dentures, implants, bridges, veneers to children dentistry – we do it all…Learn More

Invisible Braces

We offer Invisalign with no restriction on what you can eat. You easily brush and floss without all the “hardware” …  Learn More

Tooth Whitening

We offer “whitening for life” to our patients. For $99 we make a custom fit tray and give a whitening gel.Learn More

Oral Surgery

We do most surgical procedures including tooth removal, wisdom and full mouth tooth removal.  Learn More

About Dr. James Pollard

Meet Dr. James PollardDr. Pollard grew up on the East side of Des Moines. He attended Dowling High School, now Dowling Catholic. He received his bachelor’s degree from Loras College in Dubuque. He went on to receive his D.D.S. from the University of Iowa in 1977. After graduation, Dr. Pollard moved to Boone where he practiced for 31 years.  Dr Pollard is an adjunct professor for the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry. He has been doing this since 1979 and enjoys teaching senior dental students for five week rotations in our Ames, Spirit Lake, and Eagle Grove offices. In his spare time Dr Pollard likes to stay active by running, swimming and working out. He is a four time finisher of the Hawaii Ironman world triathalon competition. He also enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren.

What Clients Say

He may have to do a little more to give you a beautiful smile, but he is great, he never acts like it is too late to make that happen. I could not be happier with the smile he has given me. Overall, I would very much recommend Dr. Pollard.
Pam O'Hara, Gilbert, IA


Tooth Whitening– We offer “whitening for life” to our patients of record. For $99 we make a custom fit tray and give our patients whitening gel. As they return for their periodic dental health exam and cleanings gel is given. Whitening when completed should last up to two years.

Oral Surgery– Including tooth removal and full mouth tooth removal. We do most surgical procedures including wisdom tooth removal. Happy gas available but referrals are given for deeper sedation. We receive many referrals from other dentists that do not remove teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry– From tooth colored fillings to veneers we do it all.

Invisible Braces– Invisalign – no restriction on what you can eat. You easily brush and floss without all the “hardware” which means you are less likely to get cavities. Can be simply removed for photos. We all know straight teeth are esthetically pleasing, but did you know that straight teeth are less likely to get cavities and periodontal disease!

Fillings– From simple fillings to complex crown build ups and everything in between.

Children– We love to see children and are very familiar with their individual needs. The proper care of the primary teeth and guidance/development of the adult teeth can prevent many tooth problems.

Crowns– Most people know that crowns (or caps) make your teeth stronger but they also make your teeth less likely to get cavities.

Bridges– Great choice for tooth replacement. Less expensive than implants and does not have to be removed for cleaning.

Implants– We restore implants and refer for surgical replacement.

Partials/Dentures– Least expensive tooth replacement option.

Complete Dentures– The patient knows exactly how the teeth will look before final processing. We can guarantee at the time of completion that they will fit as tight as humanly possible.

More Reasons to be our patient:

Infant Oral Health– No fees to see infants in their first year of life, when their parents are patients of record.

No fee consultations– Come meet the doctor and staff and have all your dental health related questions answered. Tap into Dr. Pollards 38 years of experience in the dental profession. No Fear! No obligation!

Second opinions: We encourage them to our patients. Again, no obligation!

Oral Cancer Screening– as a public service. If you have a question about some changes in the soft tissue in or surrounding your mouth. We do biopsies, make referrals.

Orthodontic Evaluations– We do invisible braces (see Invisalign under services). Many times crooked teeth can be prevented or their effects lessened. Treatment times can be greatly reduced! We practice these “interceptive orthodontic techniques.” Not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign, therefore we do orthodontic referrals for those patients.

Esthetic evaluation– What can I do to improve my smile?

Tooth shaping, “enamelplsty”- No fee is charged for patients of record. Can be an amazing service to improve smile with no pain and minimal invasiveness.

Denture Adjustments– No fee denture adjustments for the first 6 months



Our office is conveniently located at 1620 S Kellogg St in Ames between the Mongolian Buffet and Vesuvius Pizza. We offer complete comprehensive dental services with convenient day and evening clinic hours. Please contact us at 515-233-3303 to schedule your appointment or email

Eagle Grove

Our Eagle Grove office is located at 306 W Broadway, in charming downtown Eagle Grove, IA. We offer complete comprehensive dentistry with convenient clinic hours. Please call us at 515-448-5022 to schedule your appointment.

Spirit Lake

Our Spirit Lake office is located at 2606 17th St in beautiful Spirit Lake, Iowa. We offer complete comprehensive dentistry with convenient clinic hours. Please call us at 712-336-3037< or email Also doing business as “Great Lakes Dental Center.”

Download New Patient Forms

If you are a new patient, please download and fill out both files below and bring them to your first appointment. This will maximize your time with the doctor.

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Phone: 515-233-3303

Eagle Grove

Phone: 515-448-5022

Spirit Lake

Phone: 712-336-3037

We are looking forward to serving your dental needs!