Dr. Kim Wass, a board-certified orthodontist, is a native of Ames. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1982. Dr. Wass continued his education an additional two years, and earned his orthodontic specialty certificate and completed his master’s degree from the University of Iowa Orthodontic Residency Program in 1984. Upon graduation, he joined his boyhood orthodontist and mentor, Dr. Jack Sturdivant, in his Ames practice and has been making beautiful smiles in Ames ever since!
In 1993, Dr. Wass earned the designation of Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Certification by the board is based on clinical proficiency and standards for dental specialists. He has established a practice of excellence by providing his patients with state-of-the-art technology and quality care.
Dr. Wass is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and both state and local dental organizations. Dr. Wass is past president of the Iowa Society of Orthodontists and a past president of the Ames Area Dental Study Club. He also has served on the board of the Ames Education Foundation as well as the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation Board and the Story County Red Cross Board.
Dr. Wass enjoys running, photography, and music. He and his wife Joan enjoy playing golf and exercising together. Joan grew up in Oskaloosa and is an avid horse enthusiast. Together, they own two Morgan horses. Their daughter Kristi graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in industrial design. She and her husband, Jason Van Allen (also a KU grad), currently live in Cincinnati while Jason is completing his Ph.D. internship. Dr. Wass’s son Andy attended the University of Northern Iowa where he also played on the golf team. He graduated with a Master of Accounting degree and passed the CPA exam. He is now attending law school at New York University.