Meet Us

Your Smile. Our Passion. Your Life.

Our number one goal at Clark Orthodontics is to provide the highest-quality orthodontic care in a
family-based, high-technology practice. Using proven state-of-the-art technology to enhance your
experience, we use the most advanced procedures and equipment available. Digital radiography, digital
photography, Invisalign and advanced orthodontic bracket systems are just a few of the techniques we use,
ensuring every patient achieves a healthy and beautiful smile. We offer a unique orthodontic experience
that is fun, affordable, interactive and effective. Combining the right mix of personal care, high
technology and continuing education, we maintain a commitment to our patients in every facet of our
practice. If you have questions or concerns, please let us know. We LOVE what we do and are excited for you
to become part of our orthodontic family!

Meet the Doctors

  • Dr.
    Sarah E. Clark

    DDS, MS

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    Hello, my name is Dr. Sarah Clark and I was raised in Sioux City, Iowa. I studied and
    participated in athletics at Dana College in Blair, Nebraska prior to attending dental
    school at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. I received my Doctor of Dental
    Surgery (DDS) in 2003. It was here where I met my husband, Dr. Tanner Clark.

    After dental school, I voluntarily chose to serve in the United States Air Force as a
    general dentist for five years. It was an amazing experience both professionally and
    personally! I completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at
    Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. I was then assigned as a general dentist at
    Ramstein Air Force Base in Ramstein, Germany for the remaining four years. During that
    time, I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend one month in Mali, Africa on a
    humanitarian mission treating dental disease in many local African children. Tanner and I
    also were able to travel all over Europe and visit many amazing places!

    After my military service, I practiced as a general dentist in a private practice in Cedar
    Rapids, Iowa and also became a faculty member at the University of Iowa College of
    Dentistry, Department of Family Dentistry. In 2009, I was accepted into the orthodontic
    residency at the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry. In 2011, I completed my
    orthodontic specialty training and earned my Master’s degree (MS) and Certificate in
    Orthodontics. I am proud to be board certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of
    Orthodontics.

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  • Dr.
    Tanner J. Clark

    DDS, MS

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    Hi, my name is Dr. Tanner Clark and I grew up in Hillsboro, Wisconsin. After high school, I
    received my Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I then
    went on to attend dental school at the University of Iowa and received my Doctor of Dental
    Surgery (DDS) in 2004. While in dental school, I was elected into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon
    dental honor society.

    After dental school, I voluntarily chose to serve in the United States Army as a general
    dentist from 2004-2008. In the Army, I completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry
    (AEGD) residency at Pulaski Barracks in Kaiserslautern, Germany. I was then selected to
    serve three years as the Officer-In-Charge of the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Dental
    Clinic in Landstuhl, Germany. This the primary hospital and clinic where members of our
    armed forces are first seen when flown out of Afghanistan and Iraq for medical and dental
    emergencies. I was forever humbled by this experience, and I feel so fortunate and honored
    to have gotten to work with and treat such amazing soldiers during my time in the United
    States Army!

    After my military service, I returned to the University of Iowa College of Dentistry to
    complete my orthodontic specialty training and earn my Master’s degree (MS) and Certificate
    in Orthodontics.

    After graduating from my orthodontics residency, I stayed on as a clinical faculty member
    for a year at The University of Iowa Department of Orthodontics. Like Sarah, I also
    completed the process to become Board Certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of
    Orthodontics.

    Our professional affiliations include: the American Board of Orthodontics, the College of
    Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics, the American Association of Orthodontics,
    the Midwest Society of Orthodontics, the Iowa Society of Orthodontics and the American
    Dental Association.

    We are proud parents of three sons, Drew, Luke, and Jake – they keep us busy! In our spare
    time, we enjoy traveling and watching Iowa Hawkeye and Wisconsin Badger athletics. We are
    also avid runners and triathletes – you can often see us running and cycling on the trails
    and backroads of eastern Iowa.

    We are excited to have you as a patient! Our practice is unique in that we are the only
    husband-wife orthodontic private practice in Iowa! Orthodontics is truly a passion of ours
    and we look forward to giving you a fabulous smile!

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Our Staff

  • Monica
    Registered Dental Assistant

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    Hi, my name is Monica and I am from Cedar Rapids. I graduated from Prairie High School
    in 2010. After high school, I attended Kirkwood Community College and graduated in
    December 2013 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Assisting. I am
    currently a member of the American Dental Assistant Association.

    I strongly feel that it’s important to give back by volunteering around my community. I
    also enjoy spending time outside with my husband Mitchell and our dog Hank, reading,
    archery, John Deere tractors, and spending time with family and friends. I am a huge
    fan of the Hawkeyes and enjoy cheering them on during football and wrestling seasons.

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  • Megan
    Front Desk Coordinator
    Registered Dental Assistant

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    Hi I’m Megan! I grew up in Northern Illinois and moved to Cedar Rapids in 2009 to
    attend Kirkwood Community College. I received my Dental Assisting Degree from Kirkwood and later attended The University of Dubuque to obtain my Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration. I worked as an orthodontic assistant for five years and am now working at the front desk. I love getting to know each family that comes through the door at Clark Orthodontics!

    When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our new baby! In my free time I like working out and cheering on our different sports teams!

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  • Yesika
    Registered Dental Assistant

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    Hi, my name is Yesika and I am from Colombia. I graduated from Iowa City High
    School in 2012. I then went on to attend Kirkwood Community College in the Dental
    Assisting program and graduated in December 2014. I really enjoy getting to know all
    the patients and families that we see at Clark Orthodontics!

    In my free time, I enjoy working out, traveling, volunteering and spending
    time with my family and friends.

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  • Judi
    Office Manager
    Registered Dental Assistant

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    Hello, my name is Judi and I am from Letts, Iowa. I graduated from Louisa-Muscatine. I started dental assisting in 1998. I really enjoy the dental field and have experience in all aspects of the dental office, ranging from clinical assisting to office manager.

    I married my husband Rocky in 1981 and have 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren. In my spare time I enjoy walking, golfing, reading books and watching my grandchildren’s activities. I am also an Iowa Hawkeye fan!! GO HAWKS!!

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  • Janean
    Registered Dental Assistant

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    Hi, my name is Janean and I grew up in Grandview, Iowa. I graduated from Louisa-Muscatine High School. I earned my Medical Assisting Technology degree in 2000. I have worked in the dental field including Oral Surgery, General Dentistry and Orthodontics for 18 years.

    I am married to Rich and have 3 children – Brandon, Abby and Kaydence. We enjoy spending our time boating and camping in the summer months.

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  • Lindsey
    Registered Dental Assistant

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    My name is Lindsey and I grew up in a very small town called Garwin, Iowa.
    After high school I attended the Iowa School of Beauty in Marshalltown, Iowa, to pursue
    a career in Cosmetology. I love anything beauty related! Over the last four years since
    meeting my husband, who works in school administration, we have had to move as he
    advances in his career. In 2016 I decided I needed a career change that didn’t force me
    to start from scratch each time I moved. I chose dental assisting! It still allows me
    to be hands on, interact with people, and have fun all at the same time!

    In my free time I enjoy decorating, baking, spending time with family and
    friends, and our munchkin cat, Sophia, whom we love dearly!

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  • Meg
    Registered Dental Assistant

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    Hello! My name is Meg, I grew up in the Quad Cities, I graduated from
    Bettendorf High School. I attended Scott Community College and graduated from the
    accredited Dental Assisting program in 1998. As well as St Ambrose University.

    I have a son, Max who attends college in Florida. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, volunteering at the homeless shelters, shopping, watching college sports, and still like to catch a high school football or basketball game!

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