Westgate Dental – 1000 73rd Street, Suite 1 West Des Moines, IA 50265. Call (515) 223-5001

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We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Expanded Functions Clinical Assistant

I really enjoy getting to know our patients and building strong friendships with them. I want them to feel at home, safe, and relaxed during their visits, so they look forward to coming back. I joined the West Des Moines Dental Care team in 2010 and love being part of such a wonderful practice. Working with patients, I take X-rays, prepare them for their procedure, and explain what will happen. Then I sit chairside, supporting the doctor and the patient.

My husband and I have a young son and two English bulldogs. We spend our time with family and friends. We enjoy going for walks, taking the boat out, and dinner get-togethers.


Expanded Functions Clinical Assistant

I like helping people feel at ease and secure during their visits. Even people who have had bad dental experiences and are anxious quickly learn we offer painless care. As soon as they learn that, they relax and develop a positive feeling about dentistry and their oral health. I started working in the field in 2007 and found my home here in 2015. I assist the doctor during procedures while talking with and encouraging our patients.

I am the proud mother of a young son who keeps me very busy. In my free time, I like to hang out with him and my friends.


Dental Hygienist

I enjoy the company of my patients and learning about their lives. Not only do our conversations build a bond, but they tell me how I can help that person develop their healthiest smile. I became part of our team in 2015 and love working in a supportive environment where our patients’ needs come first. While I clean my patient’s teeth, I teach them about their oral health. Together, we find the best home care routines and products for their needs.

I’m currently engaged and will be married in October 2016. I like playing soccer in my spare time and being outdoors. I also love time with my family, especially my nieces and nephews.


Financial Coordinator

I really like getting to know our patients and connecting with them. I’ve been part of West Des Moines Dental Care since 2002 and have developed wonderful friendships with many patients and families. I spend time with patients making financial arrangements that work with their budget. I also help them with their dental insurance, making sure they get the most from their benefits and communicating with the insurance companies. I handle billing, too.

My husband and I have been married for more than 15 years. We have two sons and a daughter. My family loves riding four-wheelers and dirt bikes and playing with our three dogs.


Office Coordinator

I enjoy working with people personally and professionally. Building lasting relationships with our patients and families is rewarding. I started at West Des Moines Dental Care in 2000 and am proud to be part of an incredible group of dental professionals. It’s essential each patient has a positive and comfortable experience at every visit and I strive to make that happen. We focus on great clinical and customer care and are here to help, whatever a patient needs.

My husband and I love to travel, from the beaches of Florida to the wine country of California. We enjoy cooking together at home and socializing with our friends.


Certified and Registered Clinical Assistant

I am glad to help patients during their visits. I want each person to know they’re in gentle, compassionate hands and needn’t worry about anything. I also want them to know they’re important to all of us and we’re here to make sure they are comfortable. I’ve been working in the dental field since 1974 and joined our team in 2013. I assist the doctor with operative procedures. I also sterilize instruments and take X-rays.

I’m a proud mother of an adult son. I’m active in my church and like helping at the Women’s Shelter. My interests include jazz, cooking, hiking, and dancing.


Dental Hygienist

I like talking with patients, hearing about their families, interests, and hobbies. These conversations lead to friendships and I’m glad to help my friends develop a healthy smile they love. I started working in the field in 2005, as a dental assistant, and became a hygienist in 2007. I joined our team in 2015 and immediately felt at home. I work with patients, cleaning their teeth, preventing gum disease, and teaching them about their oral health.

I’m originally from Chicago and moved to Des Moines in 2011. I have three children, as well as a cat and a dog. I enjoy DIY house projects, time with my kids, and visiting family in Chicago.

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"Dr. Ruisch and his staff are rock stars. My husband and I have been patients for years, and we bring our three children to this office as well. All five of us receive five-star care. We have received exceptional service and kind attention, both during regular checkups and during more complicated procedures. Dr. Ruisch is a fantastic dentist, and his staff are so welcoming and caring. I highly recommend Westgate Dental Care for patients of all ages."

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Randall J. Ruisch, D.D.S.

1000 73rd Street, Suite 1
West Des MoinesIA 50265

(515) 223-5001

Monday: 8:00am to 3:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am to 3:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am to 3:00pm
Thursday:8:00am to 3:00pm
Friday: Closed

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