Our Team

Dr Villiard

Dr. Tyler Villiard was born and raised in a small town in northern Wisconsin. Once he graduated high school, he attended Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI, and the University of Wisconsin Madison, where he completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then attended Midwestern University – College of Dental Medicine in Illinois, earning a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. While at Midwestern University, Dr. Villiard met his wife Emma, who is also a Dentist in the Des Moines area. In 2019, they welcomed their first child, Ruth, into the world.

Dr. Villiard’s philosophy of dentistry begins and ends with the patient. His job is first to examine, and then recommend what the best treatment is for the patient. The most ideal option is not always a realistic one for every individual. Dr. Villiard makes sure that each patient knows all of the available treatment options. His goal has been, and will always be, to treat each and every patient as an individual person that walks through his doors, and not just a mouth. He does this through patient education, explaining industry misperceptions about products and procedures, including preventative treatments. Dr. Villiard only uses vetted and reliable materials and techniques. This led to Dr. Tyler Villiard starting Des Moines River Dental Care in 2017.

In addition to dentistry, he has been a Carlisle Chamber Commerce member since 2017, as well as a board member since 2019, currently serving as Board Vice President. Dr. Villiard is also an avid sports fan, having played baseball and coaching beyond his high school days. He enjoys cheering on the Packers, Badgers, and Brewers. His other hobbies include being outside hunting, camping, hiking, or golfing.

Dr Villiard’s Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Iowa Dental Association (IDA)
  • Des Moines District Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce
  • St Elizabeth Seton – Knights of Columbus


Becky grew up on Des Moines south side, where she attended Lincoln High School. She worked in the mortgage industry for thirty years as a loan processor. In 2013, Becky became a receptionist at the same location, which Des Moines River Dental Care resides today. More recently, she has moved Carlisle to be closer to her work, children, and grandchildren. She loves to spend time at any sporting events her grandchildren are actively involved in, and to cheer on the Iowa Hawkeyes!


Catherine grew up on a farm in Rockwell City, after graduating High School she moved to Des Moines to attend post-High School education. She started out going to Iowa State, majoring in graphic design, but after a short time transferred to DMACC, and in 1996 received an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Since 1998, Catherine has been a practicing dental hygienist here at Des Moines River Dental Care. Catherine is a whiz at crafting, and she loves antique furniture shopping. In addition, she enjoys being around family, playing board games, and especially spending time with her grandkids. Her personal claim to fame is that she is married to a Venezuelan Soap Star!


Katerina was born in Greece but grew up in Knoxville, IA. Upon graduating High School, she attended Kirkwood Community College’s Dental Assistant program. Shortly after graduating in 2018, Katerina started working at Des Moines River Dental Care as a Dental Assistant. Looking into the future, she would like to acquire the Expanded Functions certification, to further her career as a Dental Assistant. In addition to watching the Vikings and the Iowa Hawkeyes, she also enjoys traveling, working out, going to concerts and festivals, and visiting friends and family.


Sarah grew up in Ft. Worth, Texas, with two brothers. After graduating from High School, she started modeling on the east coast. In 2010 she started working in the Ankeny area as a flexibility and fitness coach. Then in 2012, Sarah graduated from DMACC with an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She also is licensed for Nitrous and Local Anesthetic. In late 2013, Sarah started working at DSM River Dental Care as a dental hygienist. Currently, Sarah is working towards a BS in Health Coaching. For fun, Sarah is a makeup artist, photographer, and from time-to-time, Sarah will still occasionally model, and has been on the cover of Des Moines Cityview 3 times.