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Dr. Christopher Blanchard, Winterset Dentist


(515) 462-4474

About Us


   Sharon, Certified Receptionist 

Sharon is our receptionist for the last 30 years. She was originally hired by Dr. Larsen and then adopted by Dr. Blanchard.  Sharon keeps our office and schedule organized. As soon as you come through our door, you will be greeted by Sharon and her beautiful  smile.   

Sharon says, “I love visiting and working with our patients. It is so fun to see the second generation of patients come here for their dental care.” 

Sharon and her husband have two grown children as well as three four-legged children named Ella, Gracie, and Teddy, who pretty much rule their lives!  


  Nancy, Registered and Certified Dental Assistant

Nancy began her dental assisting career with Dr. Larsen on October 7, 1976. Upon Dr. Larsen’s retirement in 2002, she continued as an  assistant with Dr. Blanchard. She obtained her certification in 1980 and became a member of the American Dental Assistants Association and  Dental Assisting National Board.

Nancy says, “I am proud to be working in an office where patient care and comfort is the top priority.” She likes the fact that Dr. Blanchard has  all the latest products and technology that provide patients with top notch, quality care.

In addition to chairside assisting, Nancy works with various dental insurance companies to ensure patient claims have been filed properly so  patients get the most from their dental benefits.

Nancy and her husband have been married since July 1963 and have three adult sons and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They love to travel on their motorcycle.

Nancy officially retired June 2019. She occassionally fills in for our staff. Our patients enjoy catching up with her when she is in the office. We are so happy for her and her next chapter.


  Tracy, Registered and Certified Dental Assistant, Business Manager

Tracy has been with our practice since 1993. She started assisting with Dr. Larsen while she was in high school. In 1999, she became a  chairside assistant for Dr. Blanchard. She was promoted to Business Manager in 2015 and handles a variety of adminstration duties on top of her assisting duties. 

She is from St. Charles and says, “Winterset has been a great place to work all of these years.” She works part-time at our office and is  involved in multiple activities that keep her busy.

Tracy loves the variety of being an assistant as it is different each day. She is quick to help out her co-workers and patients. Her team members appreciate her keeping the supplies stocked and organized.

Tracy lives in the country with her husband and three boys who make her life very interesting! 



  Wendy, Registered and Certified Dental Assistant, Office Manager

Wendy joined the team in 2011. She completed the Dental Assisting Program and received her Associate’s degree at Des Moines Area  Community College. She is a member of the American Dental Assistants Association. She was promoted to Office Manager in 2015. Wendy handles the day-to-day duties for the office and our employees on top of assisting full-time. 

Wendy loves teaching oral health care to the children in her community and frequently volunteers at local events such as the Madison County  Health Fair. At Halloween, she can be found handing out toothpaste and toothbrushes at the Madison County Chamber’s trick or treating  around the square. At the office, she makes the dental experience positive and stress-free for the children and adults.

She enjoys working in a state-of-the-art facility and learning the latest advancements in dentistry. She has extensive Invisalign training and is  proficient using the iTero scanner to create accurate digital impressions. She loves her teammates and coming to work each day! Her teammates and her patients are like family. 

Outside of work, Wendy enjoys spending time with her two children, husband, and their three dogs.





  Danielle, Registered Dental Hygienist

Danielle began her career with Dr. Blanchard in July of 2020. Danielle attended Des Moines Area Community College and obtained her degree in Dental Hygiene in June of 2020. Danielle is an incredibly motivated dental hygienist and determined to provide the best care for her patients.

Danielle says, “I enjoy helping patients appreciate their smile. When someone doesn’t, I educate and help them learn to love and appreciate their smile.”

Danielle is a St.Louis native enjoying small town life here in Iowa. When Danielle is not in the dental office you can find her spending time with her son, Luke, playing outside and fishing. They enjoy spending time on their family farm just south of Van Meter.




"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success."
- Henry Ford