About Your Dentist

Fadzanai Mukarakate, DMD

"The best makeup is your smile. There is no beauty like one that comes from inside of you."

My Mission

"My goal is to let my patients know that I truly care about them by listening to their questions and concerns, meeting their needs, and exceeding their expectations. I aim to provide my patients with an exceptional dental experience and ensure that they feel comfortable trusting me with their dental care."


Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry
University of Louisville School of Dentistry - Louisville, KY

Bachelor of Applied Science - BASc, Chemistry
Tennessee State University - Nashville, TN

Continuing Education

In order to provide her patients with the most up-to-date services, Dr. Mukarakate has completed a variety of continuing education courses, including:

  • Case Acceptance: Everyday Dentistry
  • Periodontics: Antibiotic & Aggressive Periodontics
  • Smile Design: Occlusal & Esthetic Technique
  • Introduction to Orthodontics
  • Early Orthodontic Treatment
  • Predictable Endodontics

Life & Hobbies

In her free time, Dr. Mukarakate enjoys reading, traveling, research, trying different foods and watching sports.

Sonya Conlon, DDS

“Making one person smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world.”

My Mission

"My mission is to provide every patient with the level of care I would desire for my own family members. I strive to offer a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere to help my patients feel at ease under my care."


Doctorate of Dental Surgery
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN

Bachelor of Science
University of Wisconsin Madison - Madison, WI

Continuing Education

Dr. Conlon is an active member of the American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. She has completed additional training in Invisalign, laser treatment and endodontics, and continues to seek out more opportunities for advanced education in cutting-edge dentistry. 

Life and Hobbies

“Outside of my life in dentistry, I enjoy traveling as much as possible. I especially love to try out new restaurants and cuisines in every new place I visit. My husband and I also enjoy biking around the extensive, beautiful bike trails found in the Des Moines area. And of course, we always look forward to cheering on the Hawkeye football and basketball team (except when they play Wisconsin; my husband and I have a friendly rivalry at home while I cheer on the Badgers).”