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DR. DANIEL BINKOWSKI

Dr. Daniel Binkowski, also known as “Dr. B” by his patients, is a general dentist with a true passion for dentistry and a very diverse skillset from his unique education and training. He has developed a practice where he is able to provide family dentistry as well as specialized services. A few of these include wisdom teeth removal, implants and in-office deep sedation. His passion for dentistry has created a practice that caters to those wanting the highest level of comfort and care.

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

A Different Kind of Dentist

Dr. Binkowski brings a wide array of clinical skills to Story City and the surrounding communities. He takes the time to talk to you and explain details in laymen’s terms. Patients at Story City Dental will benefit from both Dr. B’s diverse skillset and our many financing options for treatment. We take insurance and have an in-house dental savings plan and finance options to help eliminate cost barriers. And Dr. B brings Bear the comfort dog to work with him to help patients who need a little extra comfort.

Get to Know Dr. B

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 five children: Autumn, Addyson, Piper, Zoe and Wyatt

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

MEET OUR DOCTORS

Dr. Sophia Chen

Dr. Sophia Chen is focused on helping people of all ages achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy smiles. Each smile is unique, and she believes in providing patient focused comprehensive care to address each persons’ individual needs. She cares about the people she serves and makes sure you understand our options so that you can make the best decision for a healthy smile. With her years of experience, Dr. Chen prides herself in delivering quality, compassionate care in a comfortable and friendly setting. Having practiced dentistry in Keokuk for the past two years, Dr. Chen is excited to be returning to central Iowa and helping you achieve your best smile.

Training and Education

Dr. Chen graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics in 2018. During her dental school training, she has been very involved with the Dental Public Health Club and received a distinction in Dental Public Health upon graduation. Through the Dental Public Health Club, she organized several community outreach activities for dental students that focused on prevention and community education on oral health. In partnership with the University of Iowa and Rotarians from District 6000 (Iowa) and Xicotepec, she participated in two service trips to Xicotepec, Mexico that focused on providing preventive care and education to school aged children. She was also active in several student-led organizations and continues to be involved in community based dental activities like the Iowa Mission of Mercy. In her senior year, Dr. Chen had the opportunity to provide comprehensive care to patients of all ages during her preceptorships at Broadlawns Dental Clinic and Sioux City Community Health Center.

Dr. Chen is committed to implementing the latest innovations in dentistry into her daily practice and engages in many hours of continuing education each year to provide the best care to her patients. She is trained in providing a wide variety of dental treatments, but especially enjoys doing InvisAlign, esthetic bonding, and treating children. Dr. Chen is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Spear Faculty Club, and Academy of General Dentistry and is pursuing her fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry..

Compassionate Care

What Dr. Chen likes most about dentistry is interacting with her patients and sharing her passion for dentistry. She enjoys getting to know each of her patients, listening to their individual concerns, and working alongside them to achieve and maintain optimal oral health. She strives to combine her clinical knowledge with her patients’ goals to deliver the best possible care for each patient. While you are in the dental chair, Dr. Chen works with you to make sure you are relaxed and comfortable during dental treatment.

Get to Know Dr. Chen

She is an Urbandale native and graduated from Urbandale High School in 2011. Go J-Hawks!

She achieved a BA in biochemistry with honors at the University of Iowa

She is continuing her passion for volunteering by serving as a member of the Community Outreach committee for FUEL Story County.

She was active in band, having served as drum major for her high school marching band and participated in university and community bands. She continues to support her alma mater at local high school marching band competitions

She loves to bake and likes to try new recipes

Drawing, paddleboarding, playing tennis/pickleball, and doing Zumba are just some of the things she like to enjoy in her free time.

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