Pollard Family Dentistry Staff

Shannon Pollard-Jensen

Office Manager

Shannon started her career with Dr. Pollard at the young age of 15, filing charts and answering telephones after school. After college, Shannon began working as a financial coordinator for two dental practices in Iowa City.

After her husband accepted a position with a company in Ames, she relocated home to the Boone area. She has been back with Pollard Family Dentistry since 2013 as the office manager of both the Ames and Ankeny locations. Shannon loves working for Pollard Family Dentistry because the practice is patient-focused and treats each patient as a family member, not just another set of teeth!

In her spare time she loves to spend time with her husband, Trevor and her four children: Izzy 13, Addy 10, Cooper 7, Brindley 6.

Kasie Swihart

Patient/Scheduling Coordinator

Kasie brings a friendly demeanor and smiling face to your visit at Pollard Family Dentistry. Kasie’s previous experience has been in accounts payable and scheduling, both in the medical setting.

Kasie loves working at Pollard Family Dentistry because it has allowed her to gain knowledge about the dental industry and meet many new people. She loves working with a team of people that really care about their patients and their patient’s overall health.

In her spare time, Kasie loves to spend time with her husband and three stepchildren. She also enjoys spending time with her nephews and attending their activities.


Stacy Askelsen


Stacy started her dental career in 1998 by completing her Dental Assistant training at WIT in Sioux City, IA. After graduation she worked in orange City where she realized she would love to take her passion for Dentistry a step further. In the fall of 2000 she relocated to Ames and began Dental Hygiene school in Ankeny. She graduated in 2002 and has enjoyed her career in hygiene ever since.

Stacy’s focus is on patient care and being able to spend time with each of her patients and individualize each appointment to their specific needs.

Stacy loves working for Pollard Family Dentistry because the needs, concerns, and well being of each patient is always a priority at Pollard Family Dentistry.
Outside of the office Stacy loves to spend time with her husband and four children who range in age from 6-21. She also enjoys running and training at TFW Boone.

Anna Washington


Anna graduated from DMACC in 2014 with her degree in dental assisting. She chose to pursue the dental field because of er passion to help people coupled with a need and interest in dentistry.

As a dental assistant, Anna enjoys developing relationships with patients and giving them the best care possible. Her goal is to make sure every patient’s experience in the office is outstanding.

Anna loves working at Pollard Family Dentistry with reliable team members she knows are reliable and share the same philosophy of patient focused care.

In Anna’s spare time she enjoys playing volleyball, doing DIY projects, spending time with her dog, Ava, and being outdoors.

Holly Milby


Holly recently graduated from Indian Hills Community College in 2017. She knew she wanted to pursue a career in the health field from a young age. Holly’s older sister was diagnosed as a child with an immune deficiency disease and Holly made many trips to the hospital alongside her sister.

This is where she developed her admiration for the healthcare field. She found the idea of working a job that ultimately help other people satisfying. It wasn’t until high school, when Holly completed two internships at a dental clinic, that she decided on Dentistry.

Holly loves working at Pollard family Dentistry because she gets to build lasting relationships with the patients. She enjoys hearing the different life stories of all the patients that come in to the office.

In Holly’s spare time she enjoys spending it with friends and family. She also loves to play tennis and do anything outdoors.

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We treat our patients like family, and do so in our state of the art locations in both Ames and Ankeny so we can serve Central Iowa. Still not sure? Set up a free consultation and see what sets Pollard Family Dentistry apart from the rest today.