The team of dental professionals at Waterloo Dental Associates work together with one goal in mind – your comfort and happiness! We’ve made every effort to provide an inviting atmosphere with friendly, caring people who love their jobs.
If you’d like, take a moment to learn more about our team. We’ll take every opportunity at your next appointment to get to know you better so that we can provide the dental treatment you want for you and your family.
Dr. Christopher Aldrich
Dr. Christopher Aldrich earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Iowa in 2012. Upon graduation, Dr. Aldrich wanted to continue his education as well as gain advanced clinical experience prior to entering private practice. Dr. Aldrich earned his General Practice Residency Certificate from Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, in 2013. After graduating from his residency, he joined Dr. Martin Averill as an associate at Waterloo Dental Associates. After a year of associating for Dr. Averill, Dr. Aldrich purchased Waterloo Dental Associates in July of 2014.
Dr. Aldrich is committed to excellence in dentistry as well as making his patients feel comfortable. At his residency, Dr. Aldrich performed advanced procedures, including extensive cosmetic cases, wisdom tooth extractions, implant placement and restoration, root canal treatment, and many other dental therapies. Dr. Aldrich is committed to continuing education and staying up to date with the latest procedures in dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Iowa Dental Association, and the Waterloo District Dental Society. Dr. Aldrich has served as an executive and delegate for the Waterloo District Dental Society at the state level.
Dr. Aldrich enjoys treating patients of his practice as well as performing missionary work. Dr. Aldrich has been fortunate to participate in two dental mission trips to Jamaica while in dental school as well as working with multiple Iowa Missions of Mercy. Dr. Aldrich is also an active member in the community. He is involved with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, The Boy and Girls Club and the Cedar Valley Jaycees, and has also served as the caddie chair and youth clinic coordinator for the Waterloo Open.
Dr. Aldrich is originally from Oelwein, Iowa. Dr. Aldrich earned his biology degree from the University of Iowa in 2007. While at Iowa, Dr. Aldrich met his wife, Elana, and the two feel very fortunate to have joined the Cedar Valley Community. Dr. Aldrich has a passion for sports and played six sports in high school. He also played wide receiver for the University of Iowa Football Team from 2003 to 2006. He stays active playing basketball and golf, working out, and running. He also enjoys watching Hawkeye sports and reading. In his spare time, Dr. Aldrich enjoys spending time with his wife, family, friends, and his Great Dane puppy, Madison. Dr. Aldrich and his wife had their first baby, Annalise Jackson Aldrich, on August 7, 2015. Dr. Aldrich and his wife welcomed their son, Michael Christopher, into the world on June 26, 2017.
Dr. Aldrich’s wife, Elana, has a Master’s degree in social work from the University of Iowa. She has been with Waterloo Dental Associates since mid-2014. Elana takes care of payroll and all other accounting needs for the office. She is currently retired from the social work field as she is staying busy with the office work and taking care of their two small children.
A Mason City native, Elana enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends. She also likes reading, fashion, and working out. Elana and Dr. Aldrich have two children, Annalise Jackson and Michael Christopher.
Front Desk Administration
Rene has been in the dental field for nearly 30 years. She is a registered dental assistant and also has her expanded functions certification. Rene joined Waterloo Dental Associates in March of 2018. Rene loves spending time with her husband, family and friends.
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Arian is originally from Clinton, IA and attended Hawkeye Community College for her dental assisting training. In her free time Arian loves seeing live music, reading, watching movies, working out, and going on walks with her dog Rosie. Arian's favorite thing about working in dentistry is forming relationships with patients and making them feel comfortable!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Gentle and friendly Registered Dental Hygienist Annie was trained at Hawkeye Community College and is pleased to be working with such an easygoing and fun team!
Annie always brings a positive attitude and friendly smile to the office. She enjoys conversing and laughing with her patients helping make them feel at ease. She feels the key to good oral hygiene is patient education and makes sure her patients understand the importance of proper dental care.
Annie is originally from Omaha, Nebraska, and in her spare time, she enjoys photography, seeing movies, and spending time with her friends, family and two lab puppies.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Registered Dental Hygienist
Olivia is from Gilbertville, IA and graduated from Hawkeye Community College in May of 2018. Olivia loves working with such a caring and fun dental team. Her favorite things about dentistry include making conversation with patients, making sure they are relaxed and comfortable, personalizing treatment for patient's individual needs, and making sure they leave with a smile on their face. Olivia loves spending time with friends and family at the river and going to country music concerts.
Annie and Connie
While not working directly with patients, Annie and Connie play an essential role in maintaining the beauty of Waterloo Dental Associates! They work behind the scenes to ensure that every patient sees a spotless and comfortable office.
Both enjoy spending time with their family, friends and puppies!