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Meet the Doctors

Ames, IA Dentists


Jason Niegsch, DDS, FAGD

Dr. Jason Niegsch received his undergraduate bachelor of business degree from the University of Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Dr. Niegsch joined the US Navy and served as an active duty Navy dentist in Japan and in Chicago, IL. Dr. Niegsch has been pursuing dental excellence since his college days, becoming a distinguished Graduate and Mentor with the Kois Center for Restorative Excellence in Seattle, WA. Dr. Niegsch continues his post-graduate education with Dr. John Kois today.

In 2014 Dr. Niegsch was awarded the distinguished Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Dr. Niegsch is the only Fellow in the Ames area. According to the AGD, only 7% of doctors nationally have achieved Fellowship status. This award is one of the most rigorous continuing dental education programs today. A general dentist who is a “Fellow” has been recognized by other general dentists as a leader and example to other dentists of the importance of quality continuing education to patient care.

In the 17 years Dr. Niegsch has been practicing dentistry, he has established himself as a leader in his community and a leader among his peers. Dr. Niegsch is also proud to have affiliations with the following organizations:


Dr. Niegsch is dedicated to giving patients the best treatment available and loves building long-term relationships with his patients. His warm, genuine personality and commitment to excellence help patients feel confident and comfortable in his dental chair. Dr. Niegsch and his wife, Marcie, live in Ames and have four kids, Charlie, Ben, Joe and Mollie. In his spare time, he enjoys running, golfing, going to games, traveling, and coaching his kids’ sports teams.


Down Syndrome awareness and advocacy is an important cause for the Niegsch family. Their second son, Ben, was diagnosed with Down Syndrome at birth. The Niegsch family is passionate about helping individuals of all abilities become their very best.

Daniel Garman, DDS


Dr. Daniel Garman grew up in Algona, Iowa and attended Bishop Garrigan High School before attending the University of Iowa for his undergraduate and doctorate programs. Dr. Garman has proven himself to be leader among his peers in all of his past academic and professional endeavors. He graduated with distinction from the University of Iowa for both his undergraduate and dental degrees. Dr. Garman has been practicing dentistry since 2014 and practiced in Spencer, Iowa before joining Dr. Niegsch here in Ames.

Dr. Garman has the highest integrity and a gentle, caring nature that his patients have grown to know and love. Dr. Garman is passionate about helping his patients feel their best and seeing them become proud of their smiles. Dr. Garman enjoys seeing patients of all ages and has a soft spot for our youngest patients because he has his own 2 little fans at home.


Dr. Garman’s pride and joy is his family. He has been married to his wife, Kara for 5 years and they have two beautiful daughters. Dr. Garman is dedicated to giving back to his community through volunteerism and charity. He has been active in his local Knights of Columbus, Jaycees and the Iowa Mission of Mercy. In his free time Dr. Garman enjoys spending time outdoors doing all sports. He especially enjoys golf and running. Dr. Garman and his wife, Kara, are proud to be part of our great Ames community.

Dr. Garman is a member of the following professional associations: