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Welcome to Towncrest Dental!

Welcome to Towncrest Dental Office in Iowa City, IA. Dr. Jay Davidson, Dr. Jennifer R.M. Ballard, Dr. David Smith and the Towncrest Dental team are pleased to provide the finest care in dentistry. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our family oriented dentistry practice. We encourage you to join our patient family by scheduling an appointment at our Iowa City practice.

Patients come to Towncrest Dental from throughout the Iowa City area because they know they will receive the personal attention that is our trademark. Each member of our team is dedicated to ensuring our patients feel well-informed and comfortable at all times. At Towncrest Dental, there are no surprises: we will never begin a treatment or procedure until our patient has had all of his or her questions answered and feels completely at ease. Furthermore, at Towncrest Dental, we offer a number of dental financing options and payment plans to ensure a beautiful, healthy smile is within the reach of all of our patients. NO DENTAL INSURANCE NO PROBLEM. We offer SMILESAVERS, information under insurance tab.

Our one-on-one approach to dentistry achieves simply stunning results, making Dr. Davidson, Dr Ballard and Dr. Smith  the dentistry team of choice in the Iowa City area. We offer many treatment options including but not limited to: cosmetic, dental implants,  dentures, root canal therapy. For a more complete transformation, our patients are encouraged to work with our Towncrest Dental smile design team to combine multiple treatments to achieve a full smile makeover.

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If you are ready to work with our smile makeover team to achieve the smile you have always dreamed of, or are simply looking for the most thorough dental cleaning and examination available, we invite you to contact the Towncrest Dental team at 319-337-2114, or to send us a fax at 319-337-3382. We look forward to hearing from you.



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  • Jay R. Davidson

    Dr Jay R. Davidson in a native of Nebraska, in 1978 he graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University and in 1983 graduated from the University Of Nebraska Medical Center College Of Dentistry. In 1983 Dr. Davidson opened a private practice in Flint Michigan. His wife, Beverly, was recruited to Iowa City and the couple soon moved and in 1995 he joined the staff of Towncrest Dental Office.Dr. Davidson believes in giving back to the community and has been a participating doctor in the Donated Dental Program for many years.Dr. Davison is a member of the American Dental Association, Iowa State Dental Association, Johnson County District Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and Pierre Fauchard Academy.

  • Dr. Jennifer R.M. Ballard

    Dr. Jennifer R.M. Ballard graduated in 1990 from the University Of Iowa with a B.S. in Psychology. She is a 1996 graduate of The University of Iowa College of Dentistry. She went on to complete a one-year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry.Prior to joining the team at Towncrest Dental Dr. Ballard practiced nine years in Cedar Rapids and four in Solon. Dr. Ballard's philosophy is 'To provide the best possible dental care in a comfortable environment, offering compassion, empathy, and the ability to listen.'Dr. Ballard is a member of the American Dental Association, Iowa State Dental Association, Johnson County Dental Society, University District Dental Society.

  • Dr. David A. Smith

    Dr. David A. Smith graduated in 2013 from South Dakota State University with a B.S. in Biochemistry. He is a 2018 graduate of the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry. Dr. Smith focuses on providing excellent dental care while focusing on each individual’s needs. He believes in providing a comprehensive approach in a compassionate setting. Dr. Smith is a member of the American Dental Association, Iowa State Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Michele was quite pleasant and did a good job of cleaning. Office staff was very cordial and my experience was just as I have become accustomed to over the last 30 plus years, thank you very much, it is a pleasure having my dental needs met at your office!"
    Dorothy W.
  • "I no longer fear going to the dentist. All the hygienists are great."
    Carol H.
  • "Very professional and pleasant service."
    Donald S.
  • "I was very pleased with the service and my nice clean teeth feel great!"
    Kate T.
  • "Dr. Davidson is the best dentist I've ever had…and the staff is so friendly and kind."
    Amy H.
  • "I had very little waiting for my appointment. Everyone was kind and friendly. Pam R.

    My appointment was professional and done in a timely way. I was seen on time and everyone was very friendly. I will be back in 6 months!"
    Kara L.
  • "I liked it and not as scared to go back to the dentist!"
    Bob O.
  • "Mr. Maas and Nita always treat me warmly and take care of whatever I may need."
    Margaret H.
  • "Great Hygienist, very gentle will definitely be back."
    Eric J.
  • "Dr. Ballard was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions, my kids love her."
    Sarah H.

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Towncrest Dental

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed