Who We Are


Dr. Oliver Lee Willham was raised in Ames Iowa. He attended college at the University of Iowa, where he earned a BGS undergraduate degree, and studied art, design, science and liberal arts.  After his undergraduate work he went to Dental school at Iowa, where he enjoyed all aspects of dentistry.  After dental school Dr. Willham attended the University of Iowa for an additional two years.  He earned a Masters of Science, and Certificate of Orthodontics and Dental Facial Orthopedics. Dr Willham began practicing orthodontics in Des Moines in 1990.  In 2008 he served as President of the Iowa Society of Orthodontics.  Dr. Willham enjoys spending time with his wife and son, and is happy to have his parents living close by in Ames.  He is active in church, and enjoys windsurfing, snowboarding, and biking.  But most importantly to you, Dr. Willham enjoys his work, and feels fortunate to be able to use his art and science background in a job. 

Dr. Willham values you as a patient.  He will take the time necessary to discuss your treatment options insuring you have all the facts needed to make an informed decision before the work begins.

Dr. Willham’s team of professional caring staff members has over 150 years of collective experience in orthodontic treatment with an average of 20 years experience with Dr. Willham.

Our entire staff recognizes the important role we play in making sure your orthodontic experience is successful and enjoyable.  We strive to provide an atmosphere of trust and caring for our patients, and we take pride in our jobs and your smiles.  We know that successful orthodontic treatment requires teamwork, communication, and commitment.  We strive everyday to give our best as a part of your orthodontic team.

We recognize the importance of orthodontic care for you or your child.  Our practice emphasizes care and respect for our patients.  Your satisfaction is important to us, and we strive to insure you receive the best care possible.  


What To Expect

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Contact Us

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  • 7400 Fleur Drive, Suite 100
  • Des Moines, IA 50321
  • 515-285-6134

  • 401 East Robinson Street
  • Knoxville, IA 50138
  • 515-537-9330

  • 1008 Pleasant Street
  • Pleasantville, IA 50225
  • 515-537-9330

  • Fx. 515-285-2249