About Us

Matthew T. Pyfferoen, DDS ("Dr. Matt")

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Matt is a pediatric dentist who specializes in oral health care for infants, children, adolescents, and children with special health care needs. He obtained this Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics at Iowa State University. He worked as a Registered Dietitian for multiple years before advancing his professional knowledge and entering the profession of dentistry.

Dr. Matt completed his dental training by obtaining his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at The University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He then went on to complete two additional years of specialty training in pediatric dentistry at The University of Iowa College of Dentistry. During his specialty training, he provided comprehensive dental care to children of all ages.

Dr. Matt believes in professional involvement. Dr. Matt is board certified and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and enjoys teaching dental students and residents one day each month. Dr. Matt is also an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Iowa Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Iowa Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. Dr. Matt is committed to provide the best possible care to his patients, while promoting a fun and educational environment where children can learn about their oral health.

Dr. Matt is married, and has three children. In his free time, Dr. Matt enjoys spending time with his family and friends, being outdoors, and completing home improvement projects.


Danielle - Dental Assistant

I have been with Pyfferoen Pediatric Dentistry since March 2012. I live in a small town and have a dog, Pixie. She is a rascal but I love her. I graduated from the Marshalltown Community College Dental Assisting Program. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, camping, reading and love to watch movies. If you visit our office you’re more than likely to find me in pink as that is my favorite color. I love to travel and would someday like to visit Hawaii and Jamaica. I enjoy most genres of music and going to concerts, if I had to choose my favorite it would be country music.

Breeanna - Dental Assistant

I have been with Pyfferoen Pediatric Dentistry since February 2015. I graduated from Kirkwood Community College from the Dental Assisting Program in December of 2013. I grew up in a small town with my two brothers. I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, going to concerts, boating, and football games. I really enjoy spending lots of time with my two nephews. My favorite genre of music is country music. Someday I would love to travel around the world and my top places to visit would be Hawaii and Germany.

Taylor - Dental Assistant

I graduated from Des Moines Area Community college in 2015 and have been with Pyfferoen Pediatric Dentistry since October 2015. I am originally from Denison, IA but live close to Ames now. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I have 3 nieces and 1 nephew that I help show sheep. I love country music and attending concerts. Someday I would like to travel to California to see the drag racing finals and go to Disneyland. My favorite Disney movie is The Little Mermaid so feel free to request it when you’re at the office!

Dana - Dental Assistant

I have been working in pediatric dentistry since 2013, but have been with Pyfferoen Pediatric Dentistry since June 2016. I live in Ankeny with my husband and our little Yorkie. In my free time I like to go to college football games, hang out with family and friends at my parent’s lake house, as well as going golfing.

Savannah - Dental Assistant

I graduated the Dental Assisting Program at Marshalltown Community College June of 2016 after that I soon started with Pyfferoen Pediatric Dentistry in July of 2016. I live at home with my family in a small town near Ames. In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, biking, going on walks around town, and supporting my sisters at their sporting events. My favorite sports to watch are Baseball, Wrestling, and Football. Someday I would like to travel to Germany and France.

Dan - Office Manager

I have been with Pyfferoen Pediatric Dentistry since June of 2012. I previously spent twenty years at St. Anthony School as their before and after school daycare director. I am a graduate of St. Anthony School, Dowling Catholic and Grand View University (College). I have 4 children Marguerite, James, Josephine and Mia. I enjoy attending my children’s activities, spending time with family, gardening, yard work, art, music, classic car shows and I DJ for my church and children’s school functions. I also enjoy coaching youth basketball and football for my children’s teams. I am also on the Board of Education for my children’s school. PS. I am the only one in the office that does NOT like country music.