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. Then in 2020, they welcomed Birdie a black lab to the family. Their second child, Bea, was born in 2021.
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, in 2020 he served as the Board Vice President, and is currently serving as Board 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!
Janet grew up around the Mingo and Baxter area. In 1995, Janet graduated from Marshalltown Community Colleges Dental Assistant Program. Then in 2005, she successfully completed the Expanded Functions training and married her husband, Joel. Since then, they have been living on a farm in rural Chariton. Janet has 4 children Bailey, Riley, Drake, and Beau. In addition, she has 3 granddaughters Peyton, Kinzlee, and Caydence. In Janet’s free time, she takes care of the farm and enjoys doing anything with her horses, which is a big passion of hers.
Ana grew up in Kansas City, MO, where she attended North Kansas City HS. In 1997, Ana moved to the Des Moines area. She worked as a Dental Assistant for ten years, before going to DMACC to advance her career. Ana received an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from DMACC. Ana has been married to her husband Shawn for 18 years, together they have one dog and two cats. In Ana’s free time she likes spending time with her husband and pets. She also enjoys watching sports with her husband.