1311 Hawkeye Ave. SW | Le Mars, IA 51031 (712) 546-5183

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1311 Hawkeye Ave. SW

Le Mars, IA 51031

Our Doctors

Tammy S. Rhea, DDS

Dr. Rhea earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1988. From 1988 to 1990 she remained at UMKC School of Dentistry, where she was an assistant clinical instructor in the Department of Periodontology. In 1990, she took an Associateship in Sioux City and has been practicing in Northwest Iowa since.

Dr. Rhea practices all aspects of general dentistry but has had in-depth training in occlusion from the Dawson Center for Advanced Dentistry in St. Petersburg, FL.

In 2015, Dr. Rhea completed a mini-residency for adult sleep apnea and craniofacial pain to offer non-invasive, painless oral appliance therapy for the treatment of sleep apnea. She is currently completing training in myofunctional appliance therapy for child sleep apnea.

Dr. Rhea is a member of the American Dental Academy, Iowa Dental Academy, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and the 3M Council for Innovative Dentistry.

2008 marked the opening of Dr. Rhea’s beautiful, spacious, state-of-the-art facility in LeMars. Her vision was to build a facility that would reflect the quality of care she and her staff provide.

Dr. Rhea’s family keeps her busy. She joins her husband, John, at school and sporting events for their two children, Kenny and Sophia. The family enjoys traveling together and, during football season, can be found cheering on their favorite team, the Green Bay Packers.

Tammy is committed to a healthy lifestyle and finds time to bike, run, and lift weights every day. She is committed to her community, donating her time, creativity and endless energy to many local causes and organizations, including the LeMars Main Street Project, Good Samaritan Spring Fling, Friends of St. Mary’s Ball, Advisory Board for the Good Samaritan Center. Tammy is a lay director and serves on the finance and restoration committees for St. Mary’s Church in Remsen.

Dr. Travis Van Roekel

Dr. Travis Van Roekel earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics after completing his bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Dordt University.

He offers comprehensive dental care. Taking a foundational approach to dental care, he believes good dental health begins with preventative, routine care. He encourages his patients to maintain good oral health, as this can positively affect a patient’s overall health and well-being. Dr. Van Roekel has a special interest in orthodontics and is Invisalign® certified. He also plans to place implants in the near future.

When he’s not seeing patients, Van Roekel spends time outdoors hunting, fishing, golfing, biking and running. During football season, he enjoys cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes and Green Bay Packers. While at Iowa, he volunteered at Iowa Mission of Mercy. During this time, he provided free dental care to in-need patients who normally may not be able to afford dental care. He looks forward to continuing to volunteer within the community.