Drs. Ames Cross and Mallory Cross and our dental team work hard every day to provide patients in Madrid, IA with high-quality patient care delivered with compassion and kindness in a warm and safe environment. We take time to answer your questions, listen to your concerns, and work together to design treatment plans that treat, restore, and enhance your smile.
At Madrid Family Dental, we uphold traditional values like honesty, integrity, communication, and confidence. Our dental staff members are down-to-earth and friendly; we never rush patients or make them feel unvalued. Everyone is important at our dental office.
Our dentists and their team are here to listen, answer questions, and provide guidance throughout their oral health journey. We want patients to feel comfortable enough to confide in us about their smile goals or ask questions they might have felt embarrassed to discuss with a stranger. There are no strangers here; we treat everyone with the respect we would expect for our own family. We also never pressure patients to rush into decisions or rush them out the door.
Our dentists love interacting with patients and their families. Many dental health offices can be so busy that they forget to take the time to sit down and educate their patients or making sure patients understand their treatment plans. At Madrid Family Dental, you can take a deep breath and relax with us.
Questions are always welcome here! Make a list; we don't mind.
Our dental team understands the benefit of having a healthy and beautiful smile, and we want to help you understand what choices can maintain excellent oral health. We love seeing patients who are confident about their oral health.
Please take a moment to get to know our team, then call us to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Mallory Cross
Originally from Urbandale, Dr. Mallory Cross is highly skilled and experienced in dentistry. Graduating from the University Iowa College of Dentistry class of 2015, she went on to earn the 2013 Alton K. Fisher Oral Pathology Award.
Dr. Cross believes in continuing education and staying current with changing dental technology and equipment. For her, the best part of dentistry is providing personalized education to patients of all populations and backgrounds. She received her Bachelor's from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. Dr. Cross also worked at a not-for-profit dental clinic in Des Moines, IA for the past five years before joining Madrid Family Dental.
Outside of the dental office, you can find her on extended family walks with her three children (all sons: Bennett, Braxson, Bodee, and Bauer, the dog). She also enjoys leisurely bike rides, spending quality family time like dinner and a game, and nights with her husband, children, extended family, and friends. Her other main interests outside of her loving family, include going to church, baking, and reading her favorite authors.
Dr. Ames Cross, DDS
Dr. Ames Cross went to Urbandale High School before attending Simpson College for his Bachelor's degree. He earned his DDS from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He has spent six years practicing in the Des Moines metro area; he continues to own and operate Stuart Family Dental since 2017.
Dr. Cross has advanced dental training and expertise, but his favorite part of dentistry is getting to know his patients. He enjoys building mutual trust and respect with patients and giving them the confidence to smile again. When patients are in pain, he can help relieve and manage discomfort and dental anxiety. Dentistry is often a collaborative process, and Dr. Cross helps guide and educate patients to make their own decisions on what works best for them with all the knowledge they need to make those decisions.
When he's not at work, he loves spending time with his wife and three boys, Bennet, Braxson, Bodee, and their dog, Bauer. Along with being involved with their church, he is also passionate about hockey, working out, golf, and cooking delicious family meals.
Registered Dental Assistant
Originally from Bedford, Iowa, Tiffany has benefitted from on the job training with certification in Infection Control, Jurisprudence, Radiography, and CPR. She has had 20 years in customer service, which makes her patient care exceptionally fine-tuned.
Tiffany has been a registered dental assistant for 11 years, and this is her first year with Madrid Family Dental.
Her favorite part of her job is working with the public and giving people their smile back.
When she's away from the dental practice, she has fun spending time with her family, running, and working in the garden.
Front Office Administrator
Cindy Graduated from Des Moines Community College with a degree in Dental Assisting. She has been in the dental field for over 25 years and has loved her experience!
Cindy and her husband, Chris, reside in Slater and have two married children: Katie (married to Josh) and Jacob (married to Mackenzie). In her free time, Cindy loves to spend time with her two grandchildren Kinley and Maddux, and her two grand puppies Jaxson and Cali. Other activities she enjoys are boating and motorcycle riding.
Molly graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Fones School of Dental Hygiene in Connecticut.
She loves getting to know her patients and their families, especially watching children grow and learn about their teeth. She is excited to continue working in Madrid and serving the community where she grew up.
Molly lives in Madrid with her husband, Nate, and their children, Isaac and Hannah. When not at work, Molly enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and Church community. She enjoys scrapbooking and keeps busy with her kids’ many activities.