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John Clay

Meet The Team

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John Clay, DDS

Dr. Clay graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2003. He then moved to Fort Dodge where Dr. Clay bought a practice and has served the community ever since. He has three children and is proud to call Fort Dodge his home.

Dr. Clay is a long time member of the American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association, and is former president of the Fort Dodge Regional Dental District. Community involvement is important to Dr. Clay as he believes in the philosophy of “you get out what you put in.” He has volunteered numerous years for the “Give Kids a Smile” program that provides underprivileged children with free dental care. He is also a volunteer at Iowa Central Community College as an overseeing Dentist in their Dental Hygiene Program.

Tyler Wallingford
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Tyler Wallingford, DDS

Dr. Tyler Wallingford is an Atlantic, Iowa native where his family still resides.   Since graduating in 2017 from the University of Iowa School of Dentistry, Dr. Wallingford has been practicing for the last year at the Family Dental Center located in Atlantic.  His educational background also includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Athletic Training from Central College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and a Master of Science - Clinical Anatomy where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.


Dr. Wallingford will be seeing patients and welcomes new patients to contact Clay and Associates DDS, PLC to schedule their next dental appointment with him.  He will be providing dental care for the entire family. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Community engagement and volunteer activities have been an important part of Dr. Wallingford’s dental experience.  Volunteering for the Red Bird Mission, Care and Share House, Phillips Cupboard, Habitat for Humanity, Project Sealed, Summer Pre-dental Academy, Iowa Mission of Mercy (IMOM) and Kids Against Hunger are just a few of the projects he has assisted on organizing along with actively working.

Nadeen Altaie
Dental Assistants
Dental Hygenists
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