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Dentistry At Somerset

Meet the Doctors


Dr. Jason Niegsch, DDS, FAGD

For nearly 20 years Ames dentist, Dr. Jason Niegsch, has been serving patients and exceeding their expectations. Dr. Niegsch is one of the most highly trained general dentists in the state of Iowa. Patients travel long distances to see Dr. Niegsch. He is the only Ames, Iowa dentist who has achieved Fellowship status with the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Niegsch continues his post-graduate education with the Kois Center for Restorative Excellence in Seattle, WA and is a Graduate and Mentor for their program.He is highly trained in Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and many patients are referred to him from all over the state of Iowa for treatment.For over 10 years Dr. Niegsch has also been providing clear orthodontics and patients are thrilled with their life-changing results.

Dr. Niegsch is committed to giving back to Ames and surrounding communities. For many years he has supported the Story County United Way, Ames Youth & Shelter Services, the Ames Emergency Residence Project, the Iowa Chapter of the American Heart Association – Go Red for Women, Veterans services, as well as local schools and churches. One of the core values of our office is GENEROSITY, to be generous with our time, talents, and resources. Dr. Niegsch leads the team with this philosophy.

As the father of four kids, Charlie, Ben, Joe and Mollie, Dr. Niegsch enjoys time outside of work coaching his kids’ sports teams, going to their games, spending time outdoors hiking and fishing, running, golfing, and traveling. His wife, Marcie, helps to provide community outreach for the office around managing their busy family of six. Ben Niegsch, Dr. Niegsch’s 8-year-oldson has Down syndrome, so it’s a passion for the Niegsch family to provide awareness and support for those of all abilities.

Dr. Niegsch received his undergraduate and dental degrees from the University of Iowa. After college he followed in his dad’s footsteps and enlisted in the US Navy, where he served as an active duty dentist in Japan and Chicago, IL. It’s a priority for Dr. Niegsch to take care of our military service members.

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Dr. Daniel Krook, DDS

Dr. Daniel Krook of Ames enjoys treating patients of all ages and helping them feel comfortable no matter the procedure. He grew up in West Des Moines, Iowa before receiving undergraduate degrees in Biology and Accounting at the University of Iowa. He then traveled to Miami, Florida where he completed a Masters in Biomedical Sciences before attending dental school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Florida and Erie, Pennsylvania. He received additional experience at a one-year, hospital-based dental residency program in Reading, Pennsylvania. After being out east for 6 years, Dr. Krook is excited to return home to Central Iowa and is looking forward to settling down and becoming part of the Ames community.

Dr. Krook’s favorite aspect of being a dentist is the privilege of serving people on a daily basis. He’s passionate about helping patients overcome dental anxiety, giving people their smiles back, getting patients out of pain, and helping the less fortunate. Dr. Krook has participated in many dental charity events such as Mission of Mercy events in Iowa, Florida and Pennsylvania, where free dental care is provided to thousands of individuals. While a dental resident in Reading, Pennsylvania Dr. Krook was recognized by the Keystone Farmworker Health Program for his work in providing free dental screenings and treatment for children without the means for basic dental care.

When not treating his patients, Dr. Krook stays active by riding his bike and playing hockey. He also enjoys cooking, watching sports, and spending time with his family now that he is back home. Dr. Krook loves serving our Dentistry at Somerset patients and is looking forward to providing care to the Ames community for years to come.