Welcome to Our Practice

Welcome to Rider Family Dentistry, Your Dentist in Cherokee, IA

At Rider Family Dentistry, we value our patient relationships, making it our priority to deliver gentle compassionate care that you deserve from a dentist in Cherokee. We work hard to make you feel at ease by providing exceptional patient care in a relaxed, convenient atmosphere. We strive to develop lifelong relationships with our patients by combining the latest dental technology with a professional and compassionate staff. The result is a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. We also believe that patients should have sufficient information to make educated decisions about their oral health, treatment options and choice of dentist in Cherokee. You’ll find all of this important information on our website, including directions to our Cherokee office, service descriptions, patient forms, patient education resources and more.

Not only are we a leading dentist in Cherokee, we are a full-service practice providing for all of your dental needs.

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Should you ever need additional information about our practice, we are always available to answer your questions. Let us care for your entire family! We look forward to meeting you.

Meet Our Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Cassady Rider DDS

    Dr. Cassady Rider graduated in 2010 with a Degree of Dental Surgery from Creighton University.  After graduation she joined the team at AppleWhite Dental of Cherokee.  After a few years she purchased the practice from her parent company and is enjoying being a small business owner.  Read More

  • Crystal Ruschmann
    Dental Hygienist

    Crystal Ruschmann is a registered dental hygienist.  She graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2001.  She has been practicing in Cherokee since 2006. Read More

  • Lea Allbaugh
    Dental Hygienist

    Lea graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Science and Dental Hygiene degree in 2006. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the International Association of Orofacial Myology. Lea is also a myofunctional therapist and owner at Orofacial Myology of Iowa. Read More

  • Crystal Preuss
    Dental Assistant

    Crystal Preuss is one of the skilled and knowledgeable expanded functions dental assistants.  Crystal received her training at WITCC and has served the Cherokee Community since 1996. Read More

  • Holly Schmillen
    Dental Assistant

    Holly became a dental assistant in 2014.  She loves visiting with patients and truly enjoys the dental atmosphere. Read More

  • Tina Ohlson
    Dental Assistant

    Tina Ohlson is an expanded function dental assistant.  Tina has been in the dental field since 2000.  She likes the variety that comes with dentistry and helping others. Read More

  • Ann Wolterman
    Office Coordinator

    Ann has lived in Cherokee for 43 years and has owned and operated a hair salon for 22 of those years.  Ann recently decided that it was time to start something new and was excited to start her journey with Rider Family Dentistry. Read More

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Rider Family Dentistry

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed