Our Team

Meet your Dentist

Dr. Daniel Binkowski, fondly referred to as “Dr. B” by his patients, is a general dentist who is licensed to provide IV sedation dentistry through Story City Dental. Since 2011, Dr. Binkowski has immersed himself in dentistry, and he plans to stay in it long into the future. He advocates and practices true “wake me when it’s over” dentistry through his passion of combining medical anesthesia with general dentistry procedures.

Training and Education

Dr. Binkowski graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry, after receiving an Air Force Health Professions scholarship. He continued his education during his active duty in the Air Force from 2011 to 2015, where he was commissioned as a captain. He spent an extra year learning clinical procedures from several board-certified specialists in the Air Force’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at Offutt AFB in Omaha. He was ranked one of the top residents in his class for his clinical ability and treatment planning capabilities, as well as treating multidisciplinary complex dental cases. After, he volunteered for an assignment at a clinic in Eielson AFB in Alaska, where he provided a variety of dental services to the active duty population, such as the removal of fully impacted wisdom teeth, periodontal surgery, endodontics, prosthodontics and IV sedation.

His training did not end after residency, and he has since completed numerous hours of continuing education in the areas of IV sedation anesthesia and hands on surgical courses, as well as more than 200 hours of implant continuing education. While he practices all aspects of dentistry, from fillings to crowns, he is one of the few general dentists in the area who does all his own surgery, including placing and restoring implants, periodontal surgeries, and the removal of partially and fully impacted wisdom teeth. Dr. Binkowski has privileges at a local hospital to see patients in an operating room setting.

A Different Kind of Dentist

Dr. Binkowski is bringing a wide array of clinical skills into private practice. Patients at Story City Dental can expect to receive comprehensive dental care all under the Story City Dental roof, without hardly ever needing to be referred. And as the only general dentist in Central Iowa to offer deep sleep dentistry, Dr. Binkowski can help you overcome any fears or anxieties that keep you from the dental health you deserve.

Get to Know Dr. B

Dr. Binkowski values building long-term relationships with his patients. To start, here are a few things you may not know about your dentist:

  • He received a BS and PhD in biochemistry at Iowa State University, where he also swam for the Cyclones
  • His passion for dentistry embodies his love of art, materials and biological sciences
  • Binkowski met his wife, Kelly, at Iowa State University and married her in 2004
  • He and his wife are proud parents to four beautiful girls: Autumn, Addyson, Piper and Zoe
  • He still serves part-time in the Iowa Air National Guard and was promoted in 2018 to Major
  • When he’s not practicing dentistry or enjoying the company of family, he likes to travel and fish

Get to Know Dr. Mary Davis

Associate Dentist

Dr. Mary Davis is an associate dentist at Story City Dental. She has a passion for empowering patients like you to improve their own dental health daily, and she excels in restorative dental work, surgery, and oral health instruction and patient education.

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Dr. Davis graduated in 2011 from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with a BS in molecular and cellular biology, and a minor in chemistry. She continued her education with graduate school at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, finishing in 2015.

GET TO KNOW DR. DAVIS

  • She is the oldest of four siblings and grew up in Champaign, Illinois
  • She and her husband, Morgan, are the proud parents of a daughter as of September 2016
  • Her husband, Morgan, works for Iowa State University
  • She has a cat named Popcorn
  • In her free time, she reads, gardens, sews, hikes, and spends quality time with friends and family

 The Staff

Taylor Brekke

Dental Hygienist
Team Lead

Bio

At a young age, I knew I wanted to be a dental hygienist. I enjoy educating patients and providing them with great dental care in a comfortable setting. Away from work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Kyler, and we are obsessed with our blue heelers, Tilly and Lou. We love to be outside going on long motorcycle rides and playing fetch with the girls. I enjoy crafting, all things coffee, going to the farmers market and tending to my flower garden.

Nicole Funk

Dental Assistant
Expanded Function Level 2
Team Lead

Bio

I graduated from the Dental Assistant program at DMACC in 2012. I live in Story City with my husband, dachshund and two cats. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, camping, kayaking, softball, photography and target shooting. I’m a great listener and love building relationships with my patients.

Kaley Carlson

Patient Care Coordinator
Team Lead

Bio

Small town girl, I grew up an Ogden Bulldog playing basketball for 12 years. In my free time I enjoy playing with my pups June and Case on our acreage. My husband and I love riding our motorcycles, canoeing, and spending time with our families. Oh and cheering on our Hawkeyes 🙂

Hannah Rohde

Dental Assistant
Expanded Function Level 1

Bio

The first thing I notice when I look at a person is their smile, and that is how I knew that I wanted to be a dental assistant. I graduated from DMACC in 2017. I love the clinical side of assisting and helping out patients in any way that I can. In my spare time I love spending time with my significant other and our 3 year old daughter Lana. We love to go camping and spending time on the lake. We also love our cat.

Adriana Flores

Dental Assistant
Expanded Function Level 1

Bio

I’m a small town girl with big city experience. I have a great passion for the medical field. I enjoy educating patients and helping them become more confident and motivated about dental health. At home I enjoy spending time with my 10 month old Mila and my significant other. I also love cooking and spending time with close friends and loved ones.

Morgan Nielson

Dental Hygienist

Bio

I graduated from Hawkeye Community College in 2015 with an associates degree. In May 2018 I graduated from Hawkeye Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. I live in Colo, IA with my significant other and two dogs (Kia and Victory). In my free time I enjoy going to dirt track races and spending time outdoors. I love building relationships with my patients, educating them on great dental care, and seeing the improvements in their dental health.

Jamie Sage

Patient Care Coordinator
Financial Specialist

Bio

After graduating from Iowa State with a Bachelors in Human Sciences, I continued on to Ellsworth Community College to specialize in medical coding and insurance billing. I like problem solving and working with numbers, as well as learning new things! When I am away from work, I love spending time with family and friends, camping, going to concerts and DIY crafting. Above all, I love spoiling my Texas Heelers, Remi and Copper.

Ranee Mcaninch

Insurance Specialist

Bio

Professionally I have been in the dental profession for 3 years and the insurance field for 8 years. I am always looking for ways to grow and expand my knowledge with Medical and Dental insurance. At home, my family includes my husband of 10 years Chuck, two ornery boys Lucas, 9 and Levi, 7. We have 2 fur babies Elsa our 4 year old black lab and Zoey our 12 year old Bengal cat. We have a very active home life with wrestling, baseball, camping, fishing, and making memories.

Kelly Binkowski

Practice Administrator

Bio

I love coming to work and being a part of the team. I enjoy working with people and the challenge of learning new things as we grow this business. It is amazing to be a part of the reality of something that was just a dream for so long. When I am not in the office, I am at home taking care of our four girls who keep me very busy between school and all of their activities. In my spare time I love to stay active, travel, and curl up with a good book.

Meet Bear

Bear is Story City Dental’s English doodle comfort dog. He was born February 22, 2018, and shortly thereafter joined the Binkowski family and started therapy dog training. Bear loves coming into the office to meet patients and to stand by their sides for stress-free, anxiety-free — and even fun — procedures.

FUN FACTS ABOUT BEAR

  • An English doodle is half English cream golden retriever and half poodle
  • Binkowski’s daughters named the dog Bear because they thought he looked like a polar bear
  • His favorite place to be is at the side of a human
  • The Binkowski family loves everything about him — except for the holes he digs in their backyard

Meet Our Partner

To provide Deep Sleep Dentistry, we have partnered with a local anesthesia group, Heartland Anesthesia & Consulting, to administer our different anesthesia options. Mindy Miller and her staff are a key resource in providing anxiety-free dentistry.

About Heartland Anesthesia & Consulting

Heartland Anesthesia & Consulting is a local Iowa anesthesia group who provides services in offices, ASCs and hospital settings. Our team of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) have a wide range of expertise and skills in all areas of anesthesia. Heartland has been working with Dr. Binkowski for more than a year serving the patrons of Story City Dental and offering safe sedation care for a variety of dental procedures. Our only goal is to make each and every patient comfortable and secure with our experience, professionalism, and customer service.

Meet Mindy Miller, CRNA

Mindy Miller CRNA, the owner of Heartland Anesthesia & Consulting, has been a CRNA for 15 years. She has in-depth knowledge and experience with dental sedation as well as other types of office-based anesthesia. In her practice, she provides anesthesia services for offices and hospitals across this state.

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