At Ames Family Dental you can expect friendly, enthusiastic care from each of our team members. Our team of dentists are trained, experienced and ready to help you with the best treatments regarding teeth whitening, full or partial dentures, TMJ, dental fillings, cleanings and more! We look forward to caring for you on the road to a healthier, happier smile.
Originally from Spencer, Dr. Patten graduated from Wartburg College in Waverly with a bachelor of arts degree in biology. He completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in Iowa City before receiving a commission in the United States Navy Dental Corps. In the Navy, Dr. Patten completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Naval Hospital Great Lakes. He served two years aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and one year at Naval Dental Center Mid-Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Patten is married to Dr. Corrie Patten, a pediatrician at McFarland Clinic PC in Ames. Together they enjoy spending time with their three children as well as friends and family.
Dr. Altaie attended Drake University graduating with a degree in Biology and then attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry where she graduated with the Class of 2020. She is a member of the Iowa Dental Association and the American Dental Association. Dr. Altaie enjoys being outdoors with her husband and two children. You can find them biking, fishing, swimming and some days just spending the day watching Netflix.
After growing up in Rochester, MN, Dr. Gray attended the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience. He then obtained his DDS from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2021, and spent the following year as a General Practice Resident in Hospital Dentistry at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He spends his free time playing the drum set, hanging out with his girlfriend, and most importantly, his cat Franklin.