LUCAS HINKE, D.D.S.

Dentist

Dr. Lucas Hinke is a general dentist who is from Cedar Falls, Iowa. He attended the University of Northern Iowa where he completed his undergraduate studies.  He continued his education at the University of Iowa where he graduated with his dental degree in 2009.  He began his professional career in St. Louis, Missouri working in Public Health.  After working in Missouri for 5 years, he decided to move back to Iowa and has been practicing dentistry in the Des Moines area since 2015.  Dr. Hinke is excited to have recently started his own practice, Hinke Family Dentistry.

He enjoys hobbies that include playing tennis, hiking, working out and spending time with his wife Megan and their sons Wyatt and Miles

Dr. Hinke and his staff look forward to serving Altoona and the surrounding communities with their dental needs.

ANGIE

ANGIE

Dental Hygienist

Angie graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at DMACC in 1996. With over 22 years of experience, she has truly enjoyed meeting new people and helping her patients improve and maintain healthy smiles.

In her spare time, Angie likes biking, traveling, watching Cyclone sports and spending time with family.  She and her husband are kept busy with their grown children and spoiling their grandchildren.

BECKY

BECKY

Dental Hygienist

Becky graduated from DMACC in 1989.  She began her career as a Dental Hygienist that same year and has been working in the same office for 29 years.

In the Summer, she and her husband enjoy spending time at Saylorville Lake on their houseboat. In the Winter, she enjoys attending her 5 grandchildren’s activities and vacationing where it’s warm!

MELANIE

MELANIE

Dental Assistant

Melanie graduated from the Dental Assisting program at DMACC 26 years ago.  She has worked in the same office her entire career as a Certified, Registered and Expanded Functions assistant.  Melanie loves giving patients their confidence through their smiles.

Melanie likes to spend her free time riding her bike, fishing and spending time outdoors tending to her flowers and garden.

LAUREN

LAUREN

Front Office/Insurance Coordinator

Lauren graduated from DMACC with her associates degree in Liberal Arts and General Studies in 2020. She has always had an interest in the dental field which is what led her here! Lauren is dedicated to helping patients with every step of their dental visit from making patients feel comfortable, scheduling their appointments, to processing their insurance claims.
In her free time, she enjoys boating, snowboarding, traveling, and spending time with her spouse Evan and their daughter Avery.
DOMINIQUE

DOMINIQUE

Front Office/Insurance Coordinator

Dominique graduated Southeast Polk High School in 2015. Born and raised in the Des Moines area, growing up with 5 sisters and 4 brothers, she is very family oriented. She loves trying new things and learning new skills, that’s what led her here! Although she is new to the dental world, the staff is making the transition much easier. 

In Dominique’s free time she enjoys spending time with her daughter and watching her nieces and nephews grow. She spends as much time as she can with her family. She loves camping, swimming, bonfires, but most of all making memories to share with her daughter.