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Lindsey J. Meder, D.D.S.
Dr. Lindsey Meder was born and raised in Solon, Iowa. She earned her bachelors degree from the University of Iowa while playing basketball for the Hawkeyes. Upon graduation, she was drafted into the Women's National Basketball Association where she played for the Minnesota Lynx.

Dr. Meder then returned to dental school and graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2007. She was awarded membership into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society. Immediately upon graduation, she entered into her endodontic residency, where she was chief resident, and graduated in 2009.

Dr. Meder began practicing in West Des Moines in 2009. She is a member of the American Assoication of Endodontists. Dr. Meder and her husband, Chris, reside in Beaverdale. They are members of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. In her free time, she enjoys running, playing basketball, reading, and spending time with her husband, daughters and beagle.

Keith V. Krell, D.D.S., M.S. DIPLOMATE, American Board of Endodontics
Dr. Keith Krell was born and raised in Houston, Texas, but has now lived longer in Iowa than Texas! He graduated from Washington University (St.Louis,Missouri) in 1970 and immediately enlisted in the Navy. He was an instructor in the Dental Technicians “A” School and received a Masters in Sociology-Anthropology from United States International University, San Diego in 1975. That same year he was hired at the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry as the dental auxiliary utilization (DAU) instructor. He taught for 2 years and then began dental school. He graduated from the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry in 1981 and immediately began his Residency in Endodontics at the University of Iowa. He completed his residency and graduated with a Masters of Science in 1983 and was hired as an Assistant Professor in Endodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He was promoted to Associate Professor and tenured in 1986. He was the Graduate Program Director until April,1989 , when he left the university to join Dr. Leuck and Jungmann in full-time private practice. He has been an adjunct Professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Iowa since he left full-time teaching.

Dr. Krell maintained his military affiliation after his active duty in the Navy and in 1993 retired from the Iowa Army National Guard as a Lt. Colonel with 22 years of military service.

Dr. Krell has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics since 1986 and is a past President of the American Board of Endodontics. He is a past District V Director of the
American Association of Endodontists. Dr. Krell is now a Trustee for the American Association of Endodontist’s Foundation and is Vice-President. He is a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. He has written five chapters for current textbooks and has published 43 articles and 38 abstracts. He has lectured nationally and internationally. He is a past president for the Iowa Association of Endodontists.

Dr. Krell and his wife, Diane, have two married children, and three grandsons and two granddaughters. The have been members of Plymouth Congregational Church since 1989 where Dr. Krell was also a deacon for 3 years. In his spare time, Dr. Krell enjoys family activities, babysitting, playing and collecting guitars and fishing.

TY Erickson, D.D.S., M.S. DIPLOMATE, American Board of Endodontics
Dr. Ty Erickson was born in Charleston, South Carolina. With his father in the military, Dr. Erickson traveled extensively when he was young, even living in Alaska for a time. In his travels and schooling, Dr. Erickson learned Spanish as a second language. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Science degree from the University of Illinois in 1989 and his dental degree from the University of Iowa in June of 1995. Upon completing dental school, Dr. Erickson entered the endodontic program at the University of Iowa, and graduated in June, 1998.

Immediately after graduation, he joined Drs. Leuck, Jungmann and Krell at Endodontics, P.C. In 2001, Dr. Erickson became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

Dr. Erickson lives in West Des Moines with his wife, Kim, and their two children, Ellie and Cole. They attend Sacred Heart Church. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, and is an avid golfer. He once completed root canal therapy on Fuzzy Zoeller so that Mr. Zoeller could continue playing golf while in Des Moines.

Jeffrey P. Lilly, D.D.S., M.S. DIPLOMATE, American Board of Endodontics
Dr. Jeff Lilly was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and graduated from Regis High School. He continued his education at the University of Iowa. Dr. Lilly then entered dental school at the University of Iowa and graduated in 1993. He was awarded membership in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society.

Postgraduate training included a residency in Oral Medicine and a residency in Endodontics. He received his Master of Science degree during that time. He also spent one year at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics doing a General Practice Residency.

Dr. Lilly has been practicing in West Des Moines since 1998. Dr. Lilly is extensively published in the dental literature and continues to teach at the University of Iowa. He became Board Certified in Endodontics in 2001. He is also very active in the American Association of Endodontics.

Dr. Lilly and his wife, Lynn, have three children, Megan, Caroline, and Jack. They are members of St. Pius X Catholic Church. In his spare time, Dr. Lilly enjoys family activities, Hawkeye sports, and golfing.

Thomas D. Becker, D.D.S., M.S. DIPLOMATE, American Board of Endodontics
Dr. Thomas Becker grew up inGlenwood, Iowa. He earned a B.S. in Biology degree from Creighton University and his dental degree from the University of Iowa. Upon completing dental school, Dr. Becker entered active duty in the United States Army and moved to Fort Carson, Colorado where he completed a one year advance general dentistry program. Dr. Becker served in the Army for 9 years being stationed at Ft. Carson, Ft. Riley, Kuwait, Ft. Gordon and Ft. Leonard Wood.

In 2005, Dr. Becker completed his Endodontic specialty training at Fort Gordon, GA and earned a Master's degree in Oral Biology from the Medical College of Georgia.

In 2006, Dr. Becker was awarded the Fellowship designation from the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Becker became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 2008.

Dr. Becker joined Endodontics P.C. in 2008.

Dr. Becker enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing and spending time with his wife and three children.

Gary D. Matt, D.D.S., M.S. DIPLOMATE, American Board of Endodontics
Dr. Gary Matt was born and raised in Marshalltown, Iowa. He completed his undergraduate studies at The University of Notre Dame in 1994. Dr. Matt earned his dental degree from the University of Iowa in 1998 and was awarded membership in the honorary dental society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon.

Following a Naval scholarship for his dental school training, Dr. Matt served in the United States Navy Dental Corps for seven years. He received his postgraduate endodontics residency training at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, along with his Masters Degree from George Washington University in 2003.

Dr. Matt began practicing in West Des Moines in 2008 following three years of private practice in the Quad Cities. He has taught at the University of Iowa since 2005 and became Board certified in 2009.

Dr. Matt and his wife, Courtney, have four children and reside in Johnston. They are members of St. Pius X Catholic Church. In his spare time, Dr. Matt enjoys family activities, golfing, fishing, Fighting Irish and Hawkeye sports.

Drs. Leuck and Jungmann have retired.

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