About Us

You can trust Family 1st Dental to care for all of your family’s dental needs. In any of our 30 dental office locations our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized gentle care you desire and deserve.

Our mission is to improve your health, well-being, and happiness with your smile through all of our dental services and treatments! Our priority is putting your family’s dental needs first and we are committed to providing and retaining excellent dentistry in even the smallest of communities.

Our professional and individual goal is to deliver the best in dental care using the most current technologies and materials for all of our patients at every location. We are committed to serving our patients by providing information that helps them make more informed decisions about their oral health needs. Each of our offices accepts many forms of insurance and will gladly process your dental insurance claims on your behalf. We also offer patient financing programs that include Dental Financing - Care Credit. We offer affordable dental rates for all families and patients wanting to maintain and retain their natural teeth.

Family 1st Dental holds ALL of our offices to the highest standard of excellence in personalized dental care as we create comprehensive treatment plans for both cosmetic and restorative dentistry, to help you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile. If you have a dental emergency arise, we do our best to see you and care for your emergency as soon as possible, and with 30 locations, there is one near you!

We believe in preventative care and know that education is a key factor! That is why we believe in teaching and showing our patients their dental situation. We not only check the overall health of your teeth and gums, we take dental x-rays with all new exams and any time they are necessary. We also perform oral cancer screens at each yearly exam! We know the importance of teaching you the right technique for cleaning and flossing for at home care. By educating us with your medical history, you help us stay informed on your overall health, medications, and illnesses that can impact your dental health.

Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination procedures using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves on providing you the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

We strive to make your visits not only comfortable, but also pleasant. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the most personalized, gentle care that you deserve. At Family1st Dental… “Your Family Comes First!” and it shows in everything we do!

Trusting in your dentist and your dental team is very important. We truly believe in our 1stmotto: “Where Your Family Comes First!” By visiting our office consistently and from a young age you are making an investment in your overall life time health. However, do not be worried if you have not been a regular at your dental office – we are happy to see you and help you begin your journey to good oral health!

Visit Our Hawarden Dental Office

Hawarden Location

810 Central Avenue,
Hawarden, IA 51023

(712) 551-4220

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