Altoona Dental
107 8th St SE, Altoona, IA 50009, United States

Review №1

The lady who did my check-up was kind and knew her job well. She explained to me what she was going to do before she did it. Place integrated COVID restrictions by requiring a mask and having patients wait outside in car until called in. I was in and out fairly quickly.

Review №2

I am a new resident of Altoona IA and selected this dental practice just because they accepted my dental insurance.Staff was ready at my appointment time and were very friendly. The dental hygienist gave excellent instructions for positioning my head for the teeth cleaning.My dentist, Dr. Hlas, introduced himself and told me that I could call him by his first name, Chris. I had my dental records transferred from my previous dentist and I was very pleased that when he came into the room I could tell that he had already reviewed my records.I highly recommend Altoona Dental Clinic!

Review №3

I called at 2:15 and reported I had lost a filling. I got an appointment for the next afternoon. Twenty minutes later I was called an informed of a cancellation. I made it to the clinic, got my tooth fixed and back home by 3:30! Jenny is so sweet, Dr Hlas so kind, gentle and efficient! Thank you Altoona Dental for taking care of me for over 25 years!

Review №4

Best Dental place around!! Awesome staff, Wonderful Dentists, gosh I could go on. Will not go to anyone else.

Review №5

My first time here. Dr was very pleasant as was all the staff. Talked with receptionist multiple times prior to my appointment and she never let me feel like I was a bother. Hoping future appointments go as well.

Review №6

I got told by the dentist they didnt have time for my consultation when my appointment was scheduled for a consultation? The attitude of the front desk was very negative, I heard a guy in the back say why is everyone so grumpy.. the lady dentist tried to get me to schedule ANOTHER consultation when they wouldnt do anything the first one... as I decided to leave and not schedule a new appointment. The women dentist scoffs and says whatever really? Horrible customer service and im beyond thankful I didnt let her touch my teeth. I do not recommend, it seemed like they were in to try and charge even more for my insurance. Maybe they dont understand that people have to take time off work to go to the dentist. Do not go here

Review №7

Always very professional. Jenny at the front desk is always very helpful. Love this office.

Review №8

I love going to the dentist.. I know weird.. However, I have been to some rude dentists in the past. And not just the dentists but the hygienist too.. Let me tell you why I will be recommending Altoona Dental to everyone I know (I already have started) There was a miscommunication with my appt time, but I was still able to get in, in the same week.The doctor came in before I even started with my cleaning and introduced herself. The hygienist, Emmy (I may have butchered that, Im sorry) told me all about everything Altoona Dental offers. When I told them about the concerns I had they acknowledged and validated those concerns. This was huge. I have not been to the dentist for two and a half years (no dental insurance), but now that I am working full time again, I will be coming back to them time and time again. thank you guys for being kind and taking the time to care about your patients!

Review №9

They always do a great job, thanks for caring for customers.

Review №10

They always do a great job! I like that I’ve never had to wait long, and they are very efficient and professional. Highly recommend them.

Review №11

Very efficient and professional. No wait time. Always willing to answer questions. Always with a smile. Clean and hygienic!

Review №12

Fast, efficient, and friendly. I recommend them!

Review №13

Fabulous experience. Straightforward and kind staff. Nice quiet office located in central, convenient part of Altoona adjacent to Walgreens near Hy-Vee. I will surely continue with this office because of the calm and professional experience.

Review №14

Staff was great friendly and very helpful!

Review №15

Very good. Nice people. Good experience. Going back

Review №16

Excellent dentistry and welcoming atmosphere.

Review №17

We started going to Dr. Hlas and Dr. Shirazi 3 years ago. Unfortunately our insurance changed and they were out of our network. For the last 2 years. We are so excited to be coming back to Altoona Dental again this year. We have been to 4 different dentist the last 3 years and nothing compares. Thanks you for making me and my family not mind going to the dentist at all!!!

Review №18

The staff does an excellent job of caring for you and making you feel at home. My wife and I will continue our 6 months follow up with them.

Review №19

Nice AND professional

Review №20

They got me in quickly for the second time. Very friendly staff that helped me with my insurance and worked me in.

Review №21

I required a new crown on an upper tooth. The prep was quick and the final install was quicker. No problems and nice conversations while he installed it.

Review №22

Dr Hlas and all of his staff have been so good to work with over the years.I will never look for another Dentist,ever.

Review №23

I called to get a filling fixed and was told by Vanessa I had to be re-evaluated first, because i hadn’t been since 2018. I also told them that I had a crack on my partial that needed fixing and I couldn’t even get that done without an evaluation. I told her that I would have to go to another Dentist then and she said “that’s your preference.” Both my husband and son also go there, NOT ANY MORE! I hope that $100.00 cleaning is worth loosing 3 patients.

Review №24

My appointment was on time and the staff was friendly. My cleaning went well and the dentist was very friendly. She ask me all the questions and answered mine. I am always pleased at this dentist office. Been going to the same office for 50 years.

Review №25

This was my first time here after moving to the Des Moines area last year. I went online to schedule an appt on Tues and was promptly called the next day about getting in on Friday that same week.The receptionist, hygienist, and dentist were all very friendly and made me feel welcomed. The appt went very well, I was explained any work that needed done, the price, and what my insurance covered.I would recommend this dentist to anyone who wants to feel at ease about the work they need done, or even for a simple cleaning! Very friendly, very professional!

Review №26

I have been going to Altoona Dental for three years or so now. Very friendly and welcoming staff. I would recommend them to anyone looking for family dentistry in the area.

Review №27

From Doctor to staff. Greatly satisfied.

Review №28

I’ve been going to this dentist for only a few months, but the doctors and nurses are so nice and Jenny at the front desk is so helpful! I had a toothache one weekend and used their online form to submit my issue, and they called me first thing Monday morning to schedule a checkup without hesitation. The doctor also took the time to make sure I understood the procedure he was taking me through and to help me feel more comfortable.

Review №29

Dr Hlas is very nice and thorough too. The cleaning took just a short time, but I am missing a few teeth (LOL). I had a new hygienist, and she was thorough. My teeth are really shiny!

Review №30

A wonderful team of personable and caring professionals who I am happy to recommend.

Review №31

Thank you, did a good job! Appreciate the extra time the staff take to make sure my teeth are clean .

Review №32

I love Altoona dental! My family has been going there for several years, they do a super job.

Review №33

Love my hygienist and my dentist.From the reception staff to the dentist very professional and friendly.

Review №34

Very courteous and thoughtful. Had a patient in mind at all times. Very thorough in what he was doing and what I needed to do before and after. Highly recommend I’ll turn it down

Review №35

Absolutely love my dentist. The dental hygienist and the wonderful support staff. Have gone to them for several years. I was terrified of dental work but have overcome that since receiving dental work here. I recommend them to anyone and everyone who wants competant and compassionate dental experience.

Review №36

Exceptionally satisfied. Very professional and friendly office staff which makes for good customer service. No wait time for appointment. Dental procedure was explained prior to work being done. Dental work was done with care and expertise and ...without pain!! For someone who had to change dentists because of insurance I feel I found a gem.

Review №37

Dentists have always been great up and up until recently, we have been patients for 17 years. We left because the office staff are exceptionally rude and bill for services not rendered. Im also following up with my insurance company to let them know about the billing issues we encountered.

Review №38

My wife and I are traveller and workcampers, currently in Altoona to work for Adventureland for the summer. Having a toothache and no dentist in the area, reviews pointed me to Altoona Dental. They were able to fit me in quickly and I must say, exceeded my expectations. Everyone from the front desk to the dental hygenist(Kat) to the dentist( Dr. Has ) were very friendly, professional, and reassuring, in spite of my avoidance of dental cleanings and checkups for many years. In addition, I felt the pricing was very fair. I highly recommend!

Review №39

Friendly staff. Very Timely.

Review №40

Highly recommend each staff member. They were very good with my shy three year old. Helpful and knowledgeable about toddlers teeth cleaning habits. Five stars. Would recommend any person of any age to switch to Altoona Dental

Review №41

Have always had positive and professional care. Everyone puts you at ease when you walk through the door. They care about their patients. I recommend them whenever I can.

Review №42

The office is very efficient. And the dentists are very professional and do excellent work. They are very good at providing detailed information to you about each step of process as they work so you know what to expect. I highly recommend them.

Review №43

The dental team is friendly and responsive to patients needs. They take the time to educate the patients about their dental needs. Very comfortable atmosphere! Experienced, knowledgeable, friendly Dentists!

Review №44

Awesome job and friendly staff as always!This is an addition to my previous review. We are still going to Altoona Dental because both doctors are amazing, and very kind and caring. Now both our kids, ages 5 and 2, are getting treated here too. Amazing job from your entire team! Please keep up the great job!

Review №45

Finding a new dentist is never easy, but from the moment I walked in, it was like they had known me forever. The receptionist was extremely friendly and nice. The staff is outstanding, and Dr. Hlas “Chris” is gentile and very nice. I would recommend them to everyone!

Review №46

I had been going to Altoona Dental for many years. Had left because I was living in a different community. I recently returned to this office and it was like nothing had changed. They even had all my old records. Their Service is professional, friendly and welcoming. I have had cleaning, fillings and crowns there all has went well.

Review №47

My whole family loves going to Altoona Dental! Very friendly staff. Both doctors are amazing! They are great with kids and we have never had a bad experience! Would recommend to anyone!

Review №48

Of course it’s awesome as usual! I got my crown put on today, it took about 10 minutes and was painless. Thanks Dr. Hlas and dental assistant!

Review №49

Another great checkup and cleaning at Altoona Dental today! My kids and I have been going here for years and we are so grateful for the friendly staff, great service and care we get from them EVERY time! Today they even worked extra efficiently for they knew I had a tight window of time before another family medical appointment.

Review №50

Dentist is friendly and professional. Been going there for years. My hygienist does an excellent job, which makes cleanings every 6 months simple and painless. Highly recommend.

Review №51

I always have a great experience at Altoona Dental. They all are so polite and seem to remember personal details about me even though I only see them twice a year. I have never had any issues during my checkups and they always answer all of my questions. I would recommend everyone to Altoona Dental.

Review №52

Highly recommend this dental group. The receptionists are friendly and super efficient. The hygienist team are all very good at cleaning teeth and being friendly. The dentists are highly skilled in their work. Their dental assistant is exceptional, as well. I recently had two crowns done, at one visit! The dentist explained everything she was doing as she went along. I thought that was just great! Helped calm the nerves and see that the procedure was almost done! I would recommend anyone selecing this group as their family dentist!

Review №53

I’ve been going to Altoona Dental clinic since 1998! I’ve been very happy with Nam Sun and Dr. Chris. Always a good visit and everyone is always so kind and friendly.

Review №54

The Dr and the staff are fantastic! Very caring and thorough. They have met the needs of my schedule every time and managed to fit me in. Over all I have been VERY pleased.

Review №55

I had an emergency. They fit me right in accommodating my hectic work schedule. They are such compassionate and caring doctors and the staff is very friendly and professional. I sincerely appreciate their excellent care.

Review №56

I have been going to Altoona Dental for about 5 years now and they are great! All the staff are super friendly and genuinely care about their customers . I love the email and text appointment reminders sent to remind me of my appointment, as I am a busy, full-time working mother.

Review №57

The entire staff is very professional and appear very happy working there. The waiting room has the most comfortable couch and chairs. The dentist is amazing, she explains everything to me, is careful not to hurt and she likes my service dog who sits on my chest while I’m there.

Review №58

Everyone is very friendly and helpful. They are there for you.

Review №59

I wasnt able to get anything done but they definitely made me feel welcomed and wanting to come back for my other appointments whenever its possible. Hoping to see them again ❤️

Review №60

Excellent dental care! Both dentists are kind, considerate always making sure the patient has all their questions answered before proceeding. They tell you what they are going to do, before they do it and the patients comfort is always their priority. Staff are cheerful, friendly and courteous. Great Experience!

Review №61

Very high level of service and efforts to make the patient both comfortable and well informed about whatever procedure is on the docket for each visit. Makes one feel at home!

Review №62

Very sweet people! Everyone is very friendly and helpful! Would recommend to anyone I know!

Review №63

Ive been coming here for years. I feel like Dr. Hlas and Brandi have my best interests and make it fun while truly caring. Excellent staff make you feel welcome.

Review №64

Such a wonderful dental office, with a great atmosphere. Staff is very friendly. I always enjoy coming to see Jenny, Brandi and Dr. Hlas. Hes very calm and sincere. Added bonus that I can never feel a thing during any procedure.

Review №65

I have been a patient at this office for over 10 years. I am always confident that the services I recieve are the best. The office staff make a point to know your name which makes the visits feel personal instead of being just an account number. I would recommend this dental office for their quality work and kindness.

Review №66

Always professional and courteous, x-ray, cleaning and exam completed inside of 30+ min. Very convenient.

Review №67

I was very pleased with my first visit to Altoona Dental. I was greeted pleasantly on entering and found everyone involved everyone there to be friendly, professional, and caring. I was very happy with the work that Dr. Hlas did and I look forward to my next appointment.

Review №68

Chris Hlas is the best!! All staff members are great and wouldnt think of going anywhere else. Long time patient and so happy with them. Highly recommend!!

Review №69

A job well done! First time to visit Altoona Dental and was very impressed.

Review №70

It is a great place to have dental work done. I have been going there for years.

Review №71

I LOVE the staff at Altoona’s dental!! They main concern and goal is to take care of you the best way possible!!

Review №72

I saw Dr. Hlas. He was more than awesome. Super down to earth guy and easy to talk to. He did my cleaning since I was a first time patient. He in depth explained what my X-rays showed instead of just looking at them himself. I don’t have terrible teeth so my visit was just a cleaning and it was overall painless. I highly recommend Dr. Hlas to anyone looking for an awesome small family run dentist.

Review №73

For going to the dentist asa child was not always a good experience. Since going to Altoona Dental from when they both started their practice. It’s always been a good experience and a great staff to be around!

Review №74

Great friendly dental place! They were able to get me in early the same day I called about a horrible toothache. Found out I needed a root canal and was able to get it scheduled the same week. I called and asked if they could get me in sooner if anything opens up and they got me in the next day! During the root canal procedure Dr. Chris Hlas explained each step he was doing so I knew what was happening. So thankful for them I can finally get some sleep!

Review №75

Very friendly, I had a troublesome tooth and they got me in within 24 hours to take care of it. They were very eager and patient to answer any questions I had.

Review №76

Dr Hlas being aware of my deep seated fears of dental procedures made my experience of a crown nearly painless. It went very smoothly, the staff there were very professional which kept me calm.

Review №77

They helped me when I had an emergency with my tooth and I loved how I fix it. ❤They are very understandable and kind, and they offer a dental plan ...that is great !!!God bless you ❤

Review №78

I cant say thank you enough for the excellent care I received at Altoona Dental. A root canal is not something you look forward to but my experience was not only painless but recovered quickly and returned to work an hour later.

Review №79

The staff is friendly and professional. I have had my dental work done there for several years. I recommend highly.

Review №80

They are always great

Review №81

Great service - efficient, professional and friendly; highly recommended.

Review №82

They were very friendly, easy to talk with.and didnt try to do more work than needs

Review №83

Everyone is always so friendly and professional! The dentists do a great job of explaining everything they are doing and making me feel comfortable.

Review №84

I have been to 4 different dentists in my adult life and they have been the best at everything by far

Review №85

I got in on time and the dentist himself cleaned my teeth and took the xrays. Was in out and had my next appointment in about 45 minutes.

Review №86

Staff was super friendly and service was fast. No waiting in the waiting room forever. Dr was great found the cause of my pain with in 2 mins of being in the chair and now I am going back to get it fixed tomorrow.

Review №87

My daughter has a cap fall off over the holiday. It was causing her pain and the Dr. Got her right in the next Morning and saw her again in the afternoon to help. Altoona dental has always been very caring to my family

Review №88

Great experience. Staff is very nice and friendly. I feel like it is a very family oriented atmosphere.

Review №89

Had such a great experience! Felt comfortable, relaxed, and no pain. Everyone is friendly and understanding.

Review №90

I had a very good experience.Would recommend.

Review №91

As usual, everyone was kind, helpful and professional. Dr. Chris is very good at explaining things and answering my questions.

Review №92

Dr. Hlas and staff are great! Always very friendly and accommodating. Dr. Hlas is awesome, that it why I drive out of the way to come to this clinic.

Review №93

Altoona Dental ia a awesomeness and great place to get all your teeth needs!

Review №94

Always treated with friendliness, care and respect. Do great work!

Review №95

Professional job great work.

Review №96

The staff are always welcoming, informative, and take an initiative to get to know me better.

Review №97

Got emergency root canal done. Was such great service didnt feel a thing! Actually was fighting falling asleep during it! Highly recommend!

Review №98

Chipped my tooth and they were able to work me in right away. Very caring and they do an excellent job!

Review №99

I was very happy with the Hygenis and she is thourgh with her work.

Review №100

Always professional, knowledgeable, kind and prompt. Have enjoyed coming here for many years!

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  • Address:107 8th St SE, Altoona, IA 50009, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 515-967-4211
  • Cosmetic dentist
  • Dentist
  • Denture care center
  • Orthodontist
  • Periodontist
  • Teeth whitening service
Working hours
  • Monday:8am–5pm
  • Tuesday:7:30am–5pm
  • Wednesday:7am–12pm
  • Thursday:Closed
  • Friday:Closed
  • Saturday:8am–5pm
  • Sunday:8am–5pm
  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance:Yes
  • Appointments recommended:Yes
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