Springbrook Family Dentistry

Meet the Team at Springbrook Family Dentistry

Springbrook Family Dentistry delivers quality general dentistry in Guthrie Center, IA for the whole family. We provide the highest standard of dental care with professional team members who maintain ethical standards while also valuing the patient as an individual. 

  • We will continuously integrate the latest advancements in dental technology, techniques, and materials through our commitment to continuing education.
  • We will strive daily to provide dental treatment in an efficient, clean, and comfortable environment with staff that is friendly, compassionate, and sincere with each of our patients.
  • We will achieve a personalized patient experience that values each person’s oral health in relation to their overall health.
  • We will provide a family-oriented atmosphere that values integration with our community.

Every day we strive to grow and improve as a team to ensure that you continue to receive the most up-to-date, highest quality dental care available. Because Dr. Nelson listens and cares about anything that relates to your health and well-being, he'll come up with a treatment plan for your oral health that's personalized to fit all your needs.

But it's one thing for us to tell you about everything we offer and another for you to see and experience it for yourself. We know that after just one visit, you'll appreciate our friendly, small-town hospitality and patient care. 

Please call our Guthrie Center, IA dental office at (641) 332-3100 to schedule a dental appointment. Dr. Nelson and our team look forward to welcoming you! 

Dr. Daniel Nelson, DDS

Dr. Nelson always had a desire to return to Guthrie County. He created Springbrook Family Dentistry to focus on matters most: you. He is passionate about providing quality dental care in a calm, comfortable, and clean environment. Dr. Nelson practices conservative dentistry that emphasizes prevention. This means he is honest and only recommends the treatment he would recommend for his own family. 

Dr. Nelson and our team are continually learning about modern dentistry to exceed the standard of care. We only used the highest quality of materials and do not cut corners. In addition to being a skilled general dentist, Dr. Nelson is a certified Invisalign provider.

Dr. Nelson went on to attend The University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinic and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. In dental school, his classmates elected him as Secretary of the Iowa American Student Dental Association (IASDA). Dr. Nelson is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry (IAGD) and Iowa Dental Association (IDA). He is currently the VP for Main Street Guthrie Center

Springbrook Family Dentistry Team

(Front Row L to R) Ollie "Office Dog", Ashley, Dr. Nelson 

(Back Row L to R) Shayla, Daffnie, Kylee

Ashley , MPA, BS, RDH, CDA

Dental Hygienist and HR Director

Ashley Miller is a Dental Hygienist with 14 years experience. Ashley has a unique background in multiple areas of healthcare including: public health, dental, medical, and chiropractic. She graduated from Earlham High School and has resided around the local area her entire life. Ashley received her AAS Degree in Dental Hygiene from DMACC in 2009, Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Health Care Administration from Upper Iowa University in 2014, and Master’s of Public Administration from Drake University in 2016. Ashley currently enjoys working as a Dental Hygienist/Dental Assisting Adjunct Instructor at DMACC and a Clinical Dental Hygienist. Ashley’s hobbies include: spending time with her husband, Charles and their 4 children and 2 dogs. She spends any extra time as a youth coach, running her children to multiple activities, and being active on her acreage.

Daffnie, RDA

Dental Assistant and Patient Care Coordinator

Daffnie graduated from Panora-Linden in 1986 and moved to Atlanta where she resided and worked as a Dental Assistant for 25 years. After raising 3 beautiful children Daffnie moved back to the local area. She is excited to have returned home and now focuses her time on her 2 beautiful grandchildren. She loves all aspects of dentistry, but truly enjoys Oral Surgery and Implants, where she can use her 25 years of experience as a Dental Assistant. Daffnie is passionate about family, health, and exceptional dental care and enjoys working at Springbrook Family Dentistry. 


Dental Assistant Trainee and Patient Care Coordinator

Shayla is a Dental Assistant Trainee at Springbrook Family Dentistry. She grew up in Kansas City, MO and has enjoyed moving to multiple areas in the country such as, Savanna, Raleigh, and Berkeley Springs. She recently moved to Iowa to be closer to her grandparents who reside in Mt Ayr. Shayla has worked as a traveling CNA for 2 years and worked as a Dental Assistant in North Carolina. She appreciates the dental field because it expands her knowledge in healthcare and radiology. She values learning about her patients and treating them to the fullest. Shayla is excited to continue to grow in the dental field. In her free time Shayla enjoys reading, spending time with her boyfriend and Grandparents and loving her cats, Panini, Pickle, and Poppy.   


Dental Assistant and Patient Care Coordinator

Kylee is our Dental Assistant Trainee. She graduated from West Central Valley in 2019 and continued her education at DMACC. She is passionate about becoming a Dental Assistant and growing in the dental field by becoming a Dental Hygienist. She enjoys learning all aspects of dentistry but her favorite is orthodontics. Kylee strives to treat all patients with compassion. In Kylee's spare time she enjoys barrel racing at rodeos and spending time with her boyfriend and family.



Ollie is our office manager that will greet you at the door for your appointment. He is a goldendoodle therapy dog and hypoallergenic – so don’t worry if you have any allergies. Ollie’s favorite thing is to wait by the door for his next patient. Outside of the office, Ollie enjoys running around the farm or going for long walks. 


***If you would prefer Ollie to not be around for your appointment, please let us know.

A Healthy smile is just a click away.
This place is definitely a huge asset to Guthrie Center!

Dr. Daniel Nelson has an amazing team at Springbrook Family Dentistry! From my husband to our grandson they were great! They made us feel welcome and followed up with a call to make sure all was well the next day. This place is definitely a huge asset to Guthrie Center!

- Jeanine S.

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