Fort Dodge is a city in and the county seat of Webster County, Iowa, United States, along the Des Moines River. The population was 25,206 in the 2010 census, a slight increase from the 2000 census. Fort Dodge is a major commercial center for North Central and Northwest Iowa. It is located on U.S. Routes 20 and 169. The major industries of Fort Dodge are biofuels, livestock feed, gypsum and limestone mining, can production, drywall manufacturing, trucking, the manufacture of veterinary pharmaceuticals and vaccines, and retail. Fort Dodge is located 45 miles from Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State University, 85 miles from Des Moines, Iowa, home of Drake University, 90 miles from Cedar Falls, Iowa, home of the University of Northern Iowa, and 150 miles from Iowa City, Iowa, home of the University of Iowa.
Fort Dodge is the home of Iowa Central Community College which offers two-year college transfer programs in applied science and technology classes, health science, office technology, marketing and industrial sciences to its more than 5,500 students.
Buena Vista University offers undergraduate programs in accounting, elementary education, history, human services, management/entrepreneurship, psychology, sociology, and computer sciences at the Iowa Central campus.
Fort Dodge is served by the Fort Dodge Community School District. The public-school system includes Fort Dodge Senior High School (9−12), Fort Dodge Middle School (5−8), and several elementary schools. The City of Fort Dodge Public School System has an enrollment of over 3,600 students in grades K-12. Additionally, over 1,000 students are enrolled in the City's three private school systems. Private schools in Fort Dodge include St. Edmond (Preschool−12), Community Christian School (Preschool−8), St Paul Lutheran (Preschool−8), and Harvest Baptist School (K−12).
Our practice was established in 2003 by Dr. John Clay and was originally located in the hospital. In 2015 the current practice location was erected. The office itself is approximately 6000 square feet and has 12 operatories. The current technology in the practice includes a cone beam, cephalogram, pantomograph, soft tissue laser, and 2 Cerec scanners with an in-house milling unit. There are currently 3000 active patients in the practice. Last year we saw about 850 new patients. We provide general, preventative, cosmetic, implant, and orthodontic dentistry in the office. Our office produced $3.0 million dollars last year.
Laurens is a city in northwest Pocahontas County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,258 in the 2010 census. The major industries located in Laurens are Jack Links, Bobalee, Positech, and Pengo. Laurens is served by the Pocahontas Community School District just 16 miles east in the city of Pocahontas. We serve adjacent cities of Fonda, Gilmore City, Havelock, Palmer, Plover, Rolfe.
Our practice was established in 1947 by Dr. A. Miles Olson in Laurens, Iowa. It is a thriving practice that does 1.5 million in production each year. There are 5 doctor operatories and 2 hygiene operatories. Currently there are 2000 active patients in the practice. 58% of the patient have insurance and the other 42% are non-insured and pay with cash. We provide general, preventative, cosmetic, and orthodontic dentistry in the office.
Spirit Lake is a city in Dickinson County, Iowa, United States. The population was 4,840 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Dickinson County. Spirit Lake is in the center of the Iowa Great Lakes and the town itself is located along the western shore of East Okoboji Lake. Spirit Lake was founded and continues to reflect the best of Midwestern values – offering families a wide variety of community, recreation, employment and business opportunities. We welcome seasonal residents and guests while remaining a true, four seasons community. Spirit Lake, Iowa is one of the healthiest, most beautiful and dynamic smaller cities in the Midwest. Spirit Lake has a vibrant downtown and area commercial districts, with a wide variety of retail and service-oriented businesses. We have two active industrial parks that provide current and prospective employers with quality amenities. Our neighborhoods are safe, and our schools are first class. Spirit Lake is a rapidly developing city, boasting one of the fastest growing economies in Northwest Iowa. New residential areas are developing in the southern part of the city, retail and commercial businesses are locating along the Highway 71 corridor and downtown.
Spirit Lake is a great place to raise a family. We have excellent schools and many opportunities for involvement in religious activities, scouting, dance, and art. Children are safe here and can enjoy the quality of life that we all want them to have.
Spirit Lake is a major employment center for Dickinson County and surrounding areas. From industrial production jobs to professional and retail positions, the opportunities for employment are varied and continuing to grow.
The City has the widest variety of housing options in the Iowa Great Lakes area. Whether lake front living, single family homes, condominium, town home, or apartment living, opportunities for housing are great and expanding rapidly.
Lakes Area residents are increasingly promoting sustainable living activities. Our community has an active farmers market. A grower’s cooperative promotes the sale of locally grown produce and there is an active community garden. The City has enacted low-impact development regulations and has been implementing innovative storm water management measures.
Public education in the city of Spirit Lake is provided by the Spirit Lake Community School District. Advanced-degrees and technical training opportunities are available through the Iowa Lakes Community College and Buena Vista University’s Spirit Lake Campus. Iowa Lakes also has other campuses in nearby Estherville, Spencer and Emmetsburg.
Our new office will be about 5000 square feet and have 10 operatories with a full basement. There are 3500 active patients in the practice. Last year we saw 400 new patients. Approximately 70% of our patient have insurance. The practice did 1.8 million dollars in production. The current technology in the practice includes a cone beam, cephalogram, pantomograph, soft tissue laser, and 2 Cerec scanners with an in-house milling unit. We provide general, preventative, cosmetic, implant, and orthodontic dentistry in the office.