Meet the Doctors
Jason Niegsch, DDS, FAGD
For over 21 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 one of only 30 dentists in the state of Iowa and one of only 6% of dentists nationally 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 (TMJ/TMD), and many patients are referred to him from all over the state. Dr. Niegsch has been providing clear orthodontics with Invisalign for over 11 years and patients are thrilled with their life-changing results.
Dr. Niegsch is committed to serving and being generous in our beautiful community of Ames and surrounding communities. For many years he has volunteered for Iowa Mission of Mercy (IMOM) and is now serving as the Co-Director for this statewide event. Dr. Niegsch has held free dental care days for Veterans and Active Duty Military for several years through the Smiles for FREEdom organization. Annually, the office supports the Story County United Way, Ames Youth & Shelter Services, the Ames Emergency Residence Project, local schools and churches, as well as charities that are near and dear to our team’s hearts and our patients’ hearts. One of the office’s CORE VALUES is GENEROSITY — to be generous with our time, talents, and resources. Dr. Niegsch leads the Dentistry At Somerset team with this philosophy.
As the dad 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, competing in triathlons, golfing, and traveling. His wife, Marcie, helps provide community outreach for the office around managing their busy family of six. Ben Niegsch, Dr. Niegsch’s 11-year-old son 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.
Dr. Daniel Krook, DDS
Dr. Daniel Krook has been practicing dentistry at Dentistry At Somerset in Ames for over 2 years and continues his post-graduate education with the Kois Center for Restorative Excellence in Seattle, WA. He enjoys treating patients of all ages and helping them feel relaxed and comfortable no matter the procedure. Dr. Krook 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. Dr. Krook received additional experience at a hospital-based dental residency program in Reading, Pennsylvania. After being out east for 6 years, Dr. Krook is thoroughly enjoying being back in Central Iowa close to his family.
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 shares Dr. Niegsch’s passions for serving and generosity. He has participated in many dental charity events such as Smiles for FREEdom and Mission of Mercy events in Iowa, Florida and Pennsylvania. During his residency 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, kayaking and playing hockey. He also enjoys working on his home here in Ames, cooking, watching sports, live music and spending time with his family and friends. Dr. Krook loves serving our Dentistry at Somerset patients and is looking forward to providing care to the Ames community for years to come.
Amy Mayse, DDS
Dr. Amy Mayse joined Dr. Niegsch and Dr. Krook at Dentistry At Somerset in 2020. She is grateful to be practicing and living in Ames close to family. Dr. Mayse and her husband did their undergraduate studies at Iowa State University and fell in love with the Ames community while they were here. She completed her undergraduate work in Biology, then went to Iowa City for her dental degree at the University of Iowa.
Dr. Mayse believes her purpose is to promote compassion, diversity and service to one another. She is committed to serving and giving of her time and talents to others. Dr. Mayse has volunteered at Iowa Mission of Mercy events, and in fact, this is where she first met Dr. Niegsch in 2019. In her free time Dr. Mayse enjoys spending time with her family and friends, camping, hiking, playing the violin and cooking. Dr. Mayse looks forward to meeting you and serving you for many years.