Well, the reason I got into dentistry, I think started at an early age. My mom had a lot of problems, a lot of TMJ problems. Had to have some pretty significant dental work done when I was in probably middle school. But it wasn’t until later in my college years that it kind of became more clear that that’s what I wanted to do, was to be able to help people, work with my hands and make a difference every day in patients’ lives, the way that my mom had this life-changing experience for her all those years ago. For me, I think the most rewarding part of dentistry is being able to get people past their past fears, or a lot of people have had really unfavorable experiences and for me, that’s a challenge is to help them see a better way forward and to be able to help them in a big or small way to be able to have dentistry done and not have it be such an anxious experience for them.
Dr. Jason Niegsch Is Committed to Serving His Community
For over 25 years, Dr. Jason Niegsch (pronounced “Nicks”) has been serving patients and exceeding their expectations. An Iowa native, Dr. Niegsch has undergraduate and dental degrees from the University of Iowa. Following in his father’s footsteps, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served as an active duty dentist in Japan and Chicago, IL.
Dr. Niegsch believes in being generous to our beautiful community of Ames and the surrounding areas. In fact, that’s how he leads the team at Dentistry At Somerset. He believes in being generous with our time, talent, and resources. He models this by:
- Serving as the co-director for Iowa Mission of Mercy (IMOM), an organization that holds free dental care events throughout the year
- Holding free dental care days for veterans and active duty military through the Smiles for FREEdom organization
- Supporting the Story County United Way and Ames Youth & Shelter Services
- Contributing to local schools and churches, as well as charities that are near and dear to our team’s and our patients’ hearts
Dr. Niegsch’s generosity isn’t the only reason patients travel far distances to see him. He is also one of the most highly trained general dentists in the state of Iowa and among the leading dentists in the entire nation. His achievements include:
- Earning Fellowship status with the Academy of General Dentistry, a feat achieved by only six percent of dentists nationally
- Graduating from the Kois Center in Seattle, WA and now serving as a mentor in its highly-regarded program
- Receiving advanced training in treating temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD)
- Providing orthodontics with Invisalign for over 11 years
As the dad of four kids, Charlie, Ben, Joe, and Mollie, Dr. Niegsch enjoys time outside of work coaching his kids’ sports teams and going to their games. He also loves spending time outdoors by hiking, fishing, competing in triathlons, golfing, and traveling. His wife, Marcie, helps provide community outreach for the office around managing their busy family of six. His son Ben has Down syndrome, so it’s a passion for the Niegsch family to provide awareness and support for those of all abilities.
Great place and family friendly. Lexie (dental hygienist) was wonderful with my 5 and 3 year old today as she cleaned their teeth. Wendy (receptionist) was so kind to my kids and helped keep them entertained as I got my teeth cleaned. I have always had a great experience here and highly recommend going!
Somerset Dentistry is a fabulous place, like the Disney Land of dentistry! I had the best dentist appointment ever. People are very welcoming and nice. They even gave me a tour of the place and a gift since this was my first time there. They offered comforting stuff such as a weighted blanket, aroma therapy etc during the appointment. Their technology (X-ray machine) is top notch! The dentist (the very new one in this place) was an amazing person. She looked into everything in my records very carefully, answered all my questions to the best extent. The dental hygienist was also a super amazing person, made me feel very comfortable throughout the appointment. I would recommend Somerset Dentistry to anyone who is looking for a new dentist.
This, without a doubt, is the best overall dentist-related experience I’ve ever had and I would highly recommend it to my family and friends. I’ve never liked going to the dentist (an understatement), but after a few visits, they’ve managed to actually make me feel “good” about going which is a major accomplishment. Everyone I’ve interacted with at the office is polite, friendly, and professional, and seem truly interested in making me feel comfortable. I’m just so impressed with this place not just as a dentist’s office, but also as a business. It seems they’ve thought of everything to make the experience wonderful – and it is. Thank you Dentistry At Somerset!
I don’t normally review a lot but This place is definitely deserving of it. Highly recommend if you are looking for a new dentist. I went for my first time, and they greeted me with a very friendly tour and a gift, and really made me feel like they were listening to my concerns. The new doctor was amazing and the hygienist was also really great. Going to be coming back regularly from now on!
Well, this is not your ordinary dentist! I have been going to a dentist for over 45 years and this one was the best. I can only recommend Dentistry at Somerset very highly. Courteous and friendly staff (Bailee, Dr. Morgan), top-of-the-line equipment and excellent care. I have already recommended them to my colleagues. I think this may be my first (or second) public Google review. This is indicative of how happy I was with the visit.
Welcoming place for all your dental needs. I was put at ease the moment I walked in the door. I appreciate the welcoming atmosphere and the smiles. Top notch service from all that provided my dental care. I will definitely recommend this dental practice to others. Loved the menu of items that were offered to help with making my appointment better. Thank you!!
My experience here has been nothing but phenomenal. It had been a while since I last seen a dentist, and I was nervous, but the team here has done a great job making me comfortable. they work very well together and have made the best plan to continue to get my teeth and gums healthy as possible. The added comfort menu truely does help and actually getting a tour at the start was very helpful. I’m glad I choose them to restart the care I need.
I had a good experience at Dentistry at Somerset! My hygienist was very good! Sorry but I don’t remember her name, (getting old). I don’t remember names like I used to be able to do! Instead of having to scrape teeth, she can now use water to clean teeth! I liked that better and it’s better for her, too! My dentist was new to me but she did a good job too and told me something to watch!
I’ve never had a bad experience at Dentistry at Somerset. I absolutely adore their “comfort menu” or items that help people like myself with anxiety. I always go for the weighted blanket, squish ball, or lavender scents. Aside from that, their service is phenomenal. Every cavity I’ve (unfortunately) had has been filled with no pain and no problems, they even got me a new implant tooth within two weeks! Their cleaning service is very cheap and give gorgeous results too. I’m glad I found such a wonderful and affordable dentist in Ames. I highly recommend it!
Dentistry at Somerset is BY FAR the most welcoming, understanding, compassionate dentist office I have ever been to (and I’ve been to several). 😉 They clearly have considered patients’ fears and anxieties about going to the dentist and pulled out all the stops to relieve that anxiety. I felt seen and heard. I felt like every single employee–from the front desk to the hygienist, to the dentist–genuinely cared about me as a person, not only my teeth and mouth. I felt, dare I say pampered during my appointment. At the DENTIST! How many people can say that!
I felt like I was in magical spa-land that happened to offer the service of cleaning and investigating my teeth.
10/10 would recommend this dentist office.