Our Team is Professional
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. Austin Foster was born and raised in the Des Moines metro area and graduated from Waukee High School. He attended the University of Northern Iowa on a Presidential Scholarship and graduated summa cum laude with a BA in biology. Dr. Foster went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Master of Science in Orthodontics, and Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics. He is a specialist in orthodontics for children and adults. As a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, he is one of only a few Orthodontists in central Iowa who are Board Certified in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. In addition to standard orthodontic treatment, Dr. Foster has advanced training in bone screw implants (TADs), Invisalign and 3M Clarity clear aligner therapy, orthognathic surgery integrated treatment, and soft tissue lasers. Dr. Foster is a published author. He retains strong ties with the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Iowa through his appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Orthodontics and enjoys serving as one of the six members of the residency program’s Admissions Committee. Outside the office, Dr. Foster enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, being outdoors, swimming, biking, and playing golf. He and his fiancé reside in the East Village and are thrilled to call Des Moines home.
Drs. Willham and Foster value you as a patient. They will take the time necessary to discuss your treatment options ensuring you have all the facts needed to make an informed decision before the work begins.
Our team of professional caring staff members has over 150 years of collective experience in orthodontic treatment with an average of 20 years experience working in this practice.
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 care 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 compassion and respect for our patients. Your satisfaction is important to us, and we strive to ensure you receive the best care possible.