My father is a Veterinarian, my grandfather was a Veterinarian, my grandfather was actually the State of Iowa’s State Veterinarian so I grew up with my dad working 7 days a week, 24/7 and I love animals. I love spending time with them. I really like that his best friends were his clients and the animals and he can tell you the names of different dogs but maybe not the names of the owners which I think is great. He loved being able to influence different people who were his employees and different people in the community and kind of giving back to the community and that was a big part of it. Part of dentistry over medicine for me was I can do that. For me, ever since I was a little kid, I liked to sketch or draw or work with my hands. I would take lots of pottery classes and things like that so dentistry ended up being a gold mine for me. I can talk all day and nobody can talk back and I can work with my hands. You spend a lot of time when you do these full mouth rehabs. We have people come in and we will just redo their entire smile and a lot of it is shade or color, this angle or just a little turn here, a little thing there. My assistant Kelly will always tell the patient “take a look at this, okay now we are going to have Dr. Post come in and put her magic touch on it” and Kelly will say “I don’t understand how you see that” but once I smooth that off, then it just looks that much better. And I think from a small age that has been a part of me and I just kind of fell into it and it is a perfect fit.
Dr. Katie Post is the leader of our team at Northwest Dental Group. She graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2003 and then completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Post joined Northwest Dental Group in July of 2004. An artist at heart, she enjoys helping patients create their dream smiles. She also makes comfort a top priority.
Dr. Post has advanced training in using a STA wand for painless anesthetic, oral sedation, implant dentistry, Invisalign, and same day crowns.
You are likely to find her coaching one of her three children in basketball, traveling on mission trips (Costa Rica, Haiti, and MSP), or supporting the ISU Cyclones with her husband when she is not in the office.