About Us

Joseph A. Solinger II, DDS

I grew up in Mitchellville, Iowa; a small bedroom community to Des Moines.  I graduated from Southeast Polk High School and went on to the University of Northern Iowa where I studied biology and chemistry.  I then attended the University of Iowa Dental School graduating class of 2002.

I am married and have three children, all of whom attend the Holy Family Schools here in Dubuque.  We relocated here from West Des Moines in May of 2014; after ten years of practice ownership in West Des Moines it was time for a change.

I have had the privilege of taking hundreds of hours of continuing education and have become very proficient in all areas of dentistry.  The thing about my career that I enjoy the most is seeing the transformation in people when they regain their confidence through their smile.  I also enjoy getting to know my patients and becoming a part of their lives.

We have been very active in the community since being here.  Our practice believes in community service and believes that any good business supports the community that supports it.

Our Team

Megan Timmerman
Office Manager
Megan graduated from NICC with a dental assisting degree in 2009. Megan has specialized training in Sleep Apnea, TMJ, and Denture Repair and Reline. She has been a dental assistant for 7 years and has 3 years office manager experience. Megan is a registered dental assistant, certified dental assistant, and has expanded functions in dental assisting. She is devoted to being able to assist in giving patients the best possible care and most pleasant visit to our office. In her free time she enjoys being outside, playing volleyball, and everything crafty. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog.
Ashlee Duve
Office Coordinator
Ashlee has a Dental Assisting degree since 2006. She has many years experience in customer service and dental assisting chair side. She has a passion for oral health and making people feel good about their smiles. In her free time, she enjoys watching her children play sports and spending time with family and friends.
Stephanie Ingles
Registered Dental Hygienist
Stephanie graduated from Kirkwood Community College. She started her dental career as a dental assistant for 6 years before going back for dental hygiene. Stephanie went into dental health because she wanted to provide a positive impact for oral health to all patients & help them lead healthier lives. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, watching her 2 boys sports, and golf.
Sara Leslein
Registered Dental Hygienist
Sara has a dental assisting degree with NICC and a dental hygiene degree with Hawkeye Community College. She has been practicing dentistry for 15 years. Sara likes the one on one personal aspect of working with patients and making a difference in someones overall health. Her patient philosophy is to give the patient the information they need to better themselves and letting them do what they want with that information. In her free time, she enjoys boating, spending time with her family and friends.
Alicia Bussan
Registered Dental Assistant
Alicia graduated from NICC. She has specialized training in implant and surgical procedures along with general assisting. She has over 6 years of dental experience. Alicia chose this field because as a child she always loved going to the dentist and wanted to make other people enjoy their visits as well. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her children and fiance and also enjoys hunting and fishing.
Jami Roth
Registered Dental Assistant
Jami has her dental assisting degree with NICC. She has been a dental assistant for 4 years. Jami enjoys helping people feel better about themselves when they have a great smile. Jami strives to provide great care with a friendly smile. Jami enjoys spending time on the river and at her family cabin. She also spends every chance she can with her dog Rosco.
Dubuque Iowa Family Friendly Dentist