Our Staff

Our exceptional, friendly team is our greatest asset. Our staff members are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.

Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. We are eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.

We love what we do, and it shows on our faces—it seems we’re always smiling around here. You’ll find our staff is friendly and up-beat--and we’ll do our best to make your visit comfortable, and even fun! And all the while we’ll be providing you with the highest quality dental care. Don’t be surprised if it’s the best time you’ve had in a dental office.



Samantha Derifield, Registered Dental Hygienist

Samantha Derifield was raised in the Waterloo area and graduated from Hawkeye Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 2004.  She has worked at Adel Family Dentistry for 10 years.  Samantha lives in Adel with her husband Joe, and their sons Andrew, Jacob, and Samuel.

Samantha's hobbies include reading, quilting, and watching movies. 

Samantha has been a volunteer for several years with the Special Olympics Special Smiles program providing dental screenings for the Special Olympic athletes during the summer games in Ames.  She also provided dental screenings at back to school events.


Ali Baker, Registered Dental Assistant

Ali Baker attended Des Moines Area Community College for her Dental Assistant training and graduated in 2009.  Ali had been a patient of Dr. Sedars and during her final semester of schooling she asked if she could participate in an clinical rotation at our office.  We were delighted to have her join our team permanently after her graduation.  Ali grew up in Redfield and currently lives in Earlham.


Erin Sedars, Office Manager

Erin graduated with a BS in Biology from St. Ambrose University in 1999.  Before moving to Adel, Erin worked in medical research at the University of Iowa where she met Kelly.

Erin has been the Office Manager at Adel Family Dentistry since October 2003.  In 2008, she completed her requirements to become a registered dental assistant.  She enjoys working in a small town and being able to personally know the patients and their families.  She especially enjoys seeing how excited most children are to visit the dentist. 

Erin was raised in Cascade, Iowa.  Her parents, John & Katie, are both school teachers in Cascade.  Erin has 2 sisters, Angela & Molly, and 2 brothers, Brendan & Matthew. 

In her spare time, Erin enjoys reading, traveling, Hawkeye football games, and spending time with her family and dogs Basie & Duke.


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