Dental Associates South
Leading Des Moines in Family Dentistry
Dental Associates South has been providing compassionate, comprehensive dentistry in Des Moines for generations. This location is proud to be located in the midst of the Greater South Side. Nestled near South Union Elementary School and Magnolia Park, Dental Associates South continues to provide complete dental care for the entire family.
Growing up in nearby Ankeny, Dr. Ryan Shaw is loving being back in the area after spending the past seven years in Iowa City, followed by a year in Bondurant. He’s a lifelong Hawkeye fan after attending the University of Iowa for his undergraduate and the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, graduating with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2020. In dental school, Dr. Ryan received the International Congress of Oral Implantologists Pre-doctoral Student Achievement Award in addition to the Dr. Andreas Dahl Scholarship.
When the Hawks aren’t playing, Dr. Shaw can be found on a bike trail or spending time outside whenever he can. His Labrador retriever, Marco, loves to ensure Dr. Ryan stays busy! Dr. Shaw also enjoys great food, either a new local hot spot, or a home cooked meal, but nothing compares to Little Debbie Oatmeal Crème Pies!
At Dental Associates South, we provide a range of family dentistry services. Our dentists come from a range of backgrounds and specializations, so you can rest assured knowing you are in good hands with us. We believe preventive dental care is of utmost importance, so we work with you to help you care for your teeth and prevent any substantial dental work. However, our team can also offer reconstructive work when necessary. This includes same-day dental crowns and other fillings when appropriate. However, as mentioned above, our aim is to help you prevent work like dental crowns.