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 patient and learning about the different things that keep them busy.

    When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, family and friends. I have three nephews in California that we try to visit a few times a year! My husband and I also have a dog, named Remi, who’s full of energy and loves going on walks and visiting the dog park. I like working out, love sports and am a huge fan of the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Steelers!

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  • Yesika
    Registered Dental Assistant

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    Hi, my name is Yesika and I was born in Colombia. I have lived in Iowa City since 2005. 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 am a member of the American Dental Assistant’s Association and am currently studying to become a Certified Dental Assistant.

    I want to further my education by going back to school for Dental Hygiene. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and attending my boyfriend Fernando’s soccer games at Western Illinois University.

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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 High School and started dental assisting in 1998 for Heather B. Heddens, DDS. I worked there until her retirement in 2013. I really enjoy the dental field and have experience in all aspects of a dental office, ranging from clinical assisting to office manager.

    I married my husband Rocky in 1981 and have 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren. In my spare time, I enjoy taking walks, 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 grew up in the Muscatine area and graduated from the Muscatine Community School District in 1992. I then attended Muscatine Community College and Hamilton Technical College and earned my diploma in Medical Assisting Technology in 2000. I worked in both oral surgery and general dentistry offices prior to orthodontics. I have been a clinical assistant in orthodontics for over eight years!

    I am married to my husband Rich and have three children – Brandon, Abby and Kaydence. I enjoy spending time with my family and in the warm months, like to garden.

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  • Jen
    Certified Dental Assistant

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    Hi! My name is Jen, I grew up on a small acreage in Martelle and went to school at Mount Vernon. I graduated from Central College with a BA in Exercise Science in 2012. After a few years of working in the health and wellness world I decided I needed a change. I worked front desk at a general dentist office for two years before starting Dental Assistant classes at Kirkwood Community College. I became a Certified Dental Assistant in August 2017 and am excited to start my dental assisting career with Clark Orthodontics!

    I live in Cedar Rapids with my husband Justin. We are awaiting the arrival of our first baby, who is due December 2017. We also have a black lab named Bane who keeps us very active. I love spending time with family, reading, shopping at Target and Trader Joe’s, traveling, and cheering for the Vikings. I am a die-hard Iowa Hawkeye football and wrestling fan.

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  • Lindsey
    Registered Dental Assistant

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    Hi! My name is Lindsey and I grew up in Garwin, Iowa. I attended the Iowa School of Beauty in Marshalltown to pursue a diploma in Cosmetology. I love anything beauty related! After becoming engaged to my fiancée in 2015, I moved to Cedar Falls to be closer to him. In the summer of 2016, my husband accepted the position as Principal at Muscatine High School. As much as I loved doing hair and makeup, I needed something that gave me better hours and that I didn’t have to start from scratch from any time I moved. I chose dental assisting! It allows me to be hands on, interact with people, and have fun all at the same time! My husband and I got married in September of 2016. We have a Munchkin cat named Sophia, whom we love dearly. I am excited to be a part of the team at Clark Orthodontics!

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