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Meet Our Staff









Dr. Steven Fuller

Dr. Fuller has been practicing general dentistry for 34 years. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science Degree in General Science. Next, he continued his education at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). Upon graduation, Dr. Fuller moved to Des Moines, IA to work along side his father, the late Dr. Richard Fuller. Fuller Associates Family Dentistry opened in 1963. Steven led the expansion in 2003 and opened our first Altoona location where we resided from 2003-2022. In July 2022, the Altoona office location expanded to greater serve the needs of our patients. 

Dr. Fuller strives to stay up to date in dental education by constantly attending continuing education classes. He is always learning about new techniques, equipment, and technology available that can better himself, his staff, and our patients experience here at Fuller Associates. 


Past Professional Involvement:

Iowa Dental Board Continuing Education Advisory Committee 

Iowa Dental Board Anesthesia Credentials Committee    

CRTS Central Regional Testing Service Dental Boards Examiner 

Mobile Dental Unit Committee and I-Smile Board Member   

American Dental Association

Iowa Dental Association 

Des Moines Dental Society

Iowa AAU Sports Chair 

National AAU Board of Directors 

National Basketball Commissioner

AAU Basketball Sports Committee

AAU Vice Chair of Legislation Committee

East High School Booster Club

Life and Hobbies:
Steven is married with four children and three grandchildren. During his free time Steven and his wife, Beth, can be found cheering on the Hawkeyes at Iowa football games or completing projects around the house.


Favorite Eastside Food: Original beef enchilada at Tasty Tacos

Dr. Kelsey Edwards


Dr. Edwards attended the University of Iowa where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Physiology. She continued her education at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry obtaining her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). Many of you may recognize her as she began working at Fuller Associates in 2011 and has held numerous positions around the office as dental receptionist, dental assistant, and marketing coordinator. We are excited to welcome her back! Dr. Edwards is the third generation of Fuller Associates Family Dentistry as her grandfather, the late Dr. Richard Fuller, began the practice in 1963 after returning from serving in the Army. Her legacy includes 5 general dentists, one dental hygienist, and one oral surgeon. She enjoys the variety of procedures general dentistry offers. She has helped lead the expansion of our new Altoona office location adding additional hours and services.   

Professional Involvement:

Dentistry has brought Dr. Edwards to different countries and across the state of Iowa while volunteering in free dental clinics. In 2022, she was awarded the Iowa Section of Outstanding Achievement Award for her leadership involvement from The American College of Dentists, the oldest national level honorary organization of dentists.


Life and Hobbies:

During her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling with her husband, and adoring their four-legged children, Hank and Eloise. 

Favorite Eastside Food: Carne asada tacos at Tacos Villanueva Food Truck

Karen: Dental Hygienist

After graduating from East High School, Karen attended Grand View and earned her Associate of Arts degree. She continued her education at the University of Iowa earning a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She has practiced for 44 years and loves her job! She and her husband have three adult 3 children. Karen loves attending Iowa football games, reading, and scrapbooking.

Chloe: Dental Hygienist

Chloe graduated from dental hygiene school in 2021 from Indian Hills Community College. Outside of practicing dental hygiene, Chloe enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 dogs, and 2 rabbits. Chloe is an avid crafter. You can usually find her making jewelry or crocheting blankets. 

Kelsey: Front Desk Care Coordinator

Kelsey joined Fuller Associates Family Dentistry in 2021 after relocating to Bondurant from a small town in central Illinois. Kelsey has worked in the dental field for the last 5 years. When she is not working, she loves spending time with her fiancé, James, and their Australian shepherd, Kaci. Fun fact: Kelsey has seen nearly every episode of Wheel of Fortune.

Shawn: Front Desk Care Coordinator

Shawn joined Fuller Associates Family Dentistry at the beginning of 2023. Shawn is a big Seattle Sounders fan and food enthusiast. Outside of work, Shawn enjoys playing soccer, hanging out with his partner, Dennis, and their basset hound, Carmela. 

Teresa: Dental Assistant

Teresa joined Fuller Associates Family Dentistry in 2023. Teresa has worked in dentistry for many years and most recently was a travel dental assistant prior to joining our team. Teresa enjoys spending her free-time with family and her fur babies, Dolche and Sophie. 

Michelle: Dental Assistant

Michelle relocated to Des Moines, IA and joined Fuller Associates Family Dentistry in 2024. Despite having a degree in Forensic Science, Michelle has found a love for dentistry. Outside of work, Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband, their three fur babies; as well as reading, puzzles, and crafting. 

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