To deliver non judgmental dentistry with the highest possible level of care, with empathy and understanding. Consistently delivering more than our patients expect.
“Hard to say that I love going to the dentist, but Plaza Dental make it a great experience. Dr. Jensen has been a pleasure! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a family-friendly dentist!”
“Dr. Odland is the best dentist I’ve ever had! He was so comfortable and personable. He transformed my smile in just 30 minutes and I’ve never felt more confident”
“I had the pleasure of working Dr. Dietrich. She is very knowledgeable in the field and made this a very comfortable visit. I will be back and keep up the the great work Plaza Dental.
“The entire office is professional, friendly and compassionate. Dr. Mohan takes her time and answers all my questions. Never had a dentist take the time with me that she does.”
Jay J. Jensen, D.D.S. grew up in Polk City, Iowa and graduated from North Polk High School in 1987. He then attended the University of Iowa on an Army ROTC Scholarship and received his undergraduate degree in General Studies in 1991. In 1995, he graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and went on to fulfill his Army ROTC obligation by practicing dentistry for the United States Army at Fort Hood, Texas for four years. He then moved back to Iowa, became an associate dentist working for his childhood dentist, and later purchased that practice and owned it for many years. In 2009, he merged his practice with and joined Plaza Dental Group.
Des Moines dentist Dr. Jensen has lectured internationally to other dentists and dental teams on clinical dentistry, dental practice management, personality profiling, and personal growth. He also has dental practice management and coaching experience teaching other dentists and business owners how to have more fulfilling professional and personal lives. Dr. Jensen has extensive, advanced training in the area of Smile Makeovers/cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Jensen is a huge fan of college wrestling, college football, and mixed martial arts. He also loves interior decorating, live music, entertaining guests, traveling, and visiting with friends.
Jay Jensen has two beautiful, amazing daughters that keep him focused and on-task!
Dr. Jensen is very passionate about dentistry and life, and has a very positive attitude and outlook on both! Dr. Jensen loves empowering others to be their very best and he loves caring for his patients.
Dr. Colin Odland, DDS grew up on a farm outside of Clarion, IA and is a graduate from Iowa State University and the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.
Dr. Odland loves being a dentist because he is rewarded with giving patients the smile they have always wanted while improving their oral and overall health. His favorite part about his job is creating meaningful relationships with every patient that makes going to the dentist a positive and comfortable experience.
Outside of work, Dr. Odland loves exercising, running, hiking and traveling. He also enjoys reading and watching movies in his free time. Dr. Odland is an avid Iowa State fan and loves going to Ames with his family to cheer on the Cyclones.
Dr. Dietrich was accepted into an accelerated pre-dental program which she completed at the University of Iowa and then also earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2011. After graduating she worked as an associate dentist in Iowa for 5 years and then moved to Chicago for 2 years. She most recently worked for the world-renowned cosmetic dentist Dr. David Hornbrook in San Diego. She has decided to return to Iowa to be closer to family and friends.
She is continually learning and exploring all areas of dentistry to be able to provide the best care for her patients. Her vast knowledge is in cosmetic and rehabilitation smile makeovers, cosmetic composite restorations, Invisalign, implants, implant-supported prostheses, and sleep apnea appliances. Dr. Dietrich enjoys all the aspects of general dentistry but she LOVES creating beautiful smiles that impact her patient’s lives in many ways.
When she is relaxing outside of dentistry you may find her traveling with her mom, trying new restaurants, enjoying the outdoors, attending sporting events, cooking, swimming, running, and crafting. Growing up the daughter of two veterinarian parents, she has an enormous love for all types of animals. She has 3 cats at home and 2 of them were stray brothers she adopted to complete her furry family.
“It is an honor and a privilege to serve the patients in our practice; they are the reason I come to work with a smile on my face every day. I enjoy meeting new patients and getting to know them and their families as we work together to improve their oral health. I appreciate it when patients want to play an active role in their dental experience. I joined the oral healthcare field to help change the way people think about going to the dentist’s office. When patients tell me that they didn’t like to visit the dentist before, but now they love it, I know I’ve been successful!”
Dr. Steffany Mohan lives in Clive, IA, with her husband, Mike, and their four wonderful, sweet, crazy kiddos, Luke, Camaryn, Halle, and Josh. They also have a rather large, lovable cat named Nahla. As a family, they love to swim, bike, play golf and tennis, and hang out watching movies. Dr. Steffany Mohan can also be found at the farm and spending lots of time outdoors. She loves to read and would stay up all night with a good book if she could!
Dr. Steffany Mohan is also active in the community and volunteers for the mobile dental clinic, Mission of Mercy, Saving Smiles, Halloween Candy Buy Back, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Donated Dental Services.
Dr. Chia Wu has been practicing dentistry for over 12 years. She attended Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA where she received extensive clinical training to deliver high-quality family dentistry. She pursued further training at a general practice residency in New York, Hospital of Queens, for two years.
Dr. Wu also specializes in holistic dentistry to treat patients with a holistic approach and collaborates with other healthcare professionals to promote optimum health. She is also one of the few Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) certified dentists in Iowa.
Dr. Wu has successfully operated a general practice for eight years in Arizona, helping patients with restorative, cosmetic, and sleep dentistry. She also enjoys listening to audiobooks, cooking, and playing with her two papillons, Buddy and Tino.