Douglas A. Wheelock, DDS

Born and raised in Sioux City, Dr. Douglas Wheelock graduated from Sioux City Central High School in 1969. He then received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Briar Cliff College in 1973. He attended dental school at the University of Iowa and earned his Doctor of Dental Science degree in 1976 (and became a devoted Hawkeye fan in the process). After graduation from dental school, Dr. Wheelock returned to Sioux City. He began supervising the construction of his first dental office at 3901 Transit Avenue, working for Dr. Jerry Smith in South Sioux City, NE, until its completion in February 1977. In 1996, Dr. Wheelock moved his practice to its current location. He is a proud member of the Iowa Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Wheelock has created a highly successful practice focusing on the dental needs and desires of their patients. They have continued to grow with countless hours of continuing education to ensure that each patient receives the best possible care. They have also invested in their practice with cutting-edge technology such as CEREC and lasers.

In addition to his commitment to providing excellent dentistry, Dr. Wheelock is also dedicated to being involved in his community. He is active in his church, Sunnybrook Community Church, where he serves on several committees. Dr. Wheelock earned his Eagle Scout Award as a youth and has served as an adult scouter in many capacities, including Webelos leader and Scoutmaster.

Dr. Wheelock is married to his college sweetheart, Marilyn, and has three adult sons and three daughters-in-law. He is also the proud grandfather of six incredible grandchildren. When not working, Dr. Wheelock enjoys hunting with his two German Shorthaired Pointers, Delle and Daisy. He is a passionate fisherman who never passes up an opportunity for “one last cast.” Dr. Wheelock received his private flying license in 2004 and is qualified to fly a Cessna on wheels or floats.

Dr. Wheelock is proud to call Siouxland home and enjoys providing quality dental care to the community.



Ryan Baller, DDS

Raised in Sioux City, Dr. Ryan Baller grew up in the Northside area. He is a graduate of North High School and Briar Cliff University. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 2009. After graduation, Dr. Baller practiced dentistry for 8 years at the Siouxland Community Health Center, finishing his career there as Co-Dental Director.

Dr. Baller is a member of the American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association, and the Sioux City Dental Society. He has also participated in the Iowa Mission of Mercy.

In February 2017, Dr. Baller became a fulltime associate at Wheelock & Associates Dentistry. He is dedicated to the dental profession, and takes every opportunity to further his knowledge and skill with continuing education. His latest training has included Invisalign as well as participating in a mini-residency program in Implantology. Dr. Baller is thrilled to continue to provide outstanding comprehensive care in Sioux City, IA.

When not in the office, Dr. Baller is very busy with his family and all of their activities. His wife Gretchen is a pastor of their local congregation, President of the Mariners Swim Club , Vice President of the North High Band Parents Association, and board member of the Sioux City Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Together they have 4 children: Emma (UNL student, lifeguard, singer, dancer), Seneca (avid equestrian, photographer and kickboxer), Brecken (swimmer, track and baritone sax player) and Daxton (Tae-Kwon-Do enthusiast and soccer player).



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Jordon M. Wineland DDS

Jordan grew up in Grimes, Iowa, and went to Dallas Center-Grimes High School. He spent most of his time playing sports, specifically basketball, soccer and football. He graduated in 2009 as a salutatorian. He went on to play soccer and study biology at Morningside College, earning a Bachelor of Science in biology in 2013. He then went to dental school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2018.

Jordan and his wife of four years, Brianna, spend most of their time with their daughter, Jadyn, watching tennis and soccer, and spending time together. Jordan and Brianna are happy to come back to Sioux City and enjoy meeting new people and staying active in the community. Even though Jordon graduated in Nebraska, he stays true to his Iowa roots and cheers on the Hawkeyes.


Meet Our Team

At Wheelock & Associates Dentistry, our dental professionals focus on providing our patients with excellent service. We are highly skilled, and work hard to create a friendly, welcoming atmosphere at our office. Please come by our office or call us at 712-274-2038 to meet our incredible team! We look forward to caring for you and your family!

Marilyn, Office ManagerMarilyn, Office Manager

Marilyn is our esteemed office manager. She has been with the company for 42 years. She received her undergraduate degree from Briar Cliff and went on to graduate school at the University of Iowa. She is a licensed master social worker. Marilyn believes that the people working in the dental industry and the new, dramatic changes in dentistry are the most important factor in the office. Her favorite part about working at Wheelock & associates is the opportunity to improve patients’ lives.

Marilyn is married to her college sweetheart, Douglas. She loves spending time with her six grandchildren. She also enjoys walking, swimming, reading, and is an avid “Dancing with the Stars” fan.


Kelli, Front Desk Coordinator
Kelli, Front Desk Coordinator

Kelli, a Sioux City native, graduated from East High School in 1995. She graduated from the Western Iowa Tech Dental Assisting Program in 1997. She joined Dr. Wheelock’s practice upon her graduation as both a front desk coordinator and dental assistant, but has since hung up her dental assisting hat.

Kelli married her high school sweetheart, Matt, in May 1999. They live in Morningside with their three boys: Noah, Cale, and Iain. Kelli enjoys spending time with family and friends, photography, reading, and being involved in her sons’ activities.


Sharon, Front Desk Coordinator

Sharon was born in Sioux City and grew up here. She graduated from Heelan High School in 1969. In 1970, she completed the dental assisting program at Western Iowa Tech. Upon graduation, she started working for Dr. Morgan, where she met her husband, Dennis, who was a patient there.

Sharon joined Dr. Wheelock’s team in 1982 as a front desk coordinator. She has twin sons, Dr. Rory McKenna, a chiropractor in Chicago, and Dr. Ryan McKenna, a dentist in Sioux City. Ryan has two sons, Liam and Owen, and a daughter, Maren.

Sharon enjoys spending time with her family and golfing.


JaimeJaime, Front Desk Coordinator

Jaime was born in Des Moines, IA, moved to Sioux City as a child, and graduated from Sioux City East High in 2003. After graduation she moved back to the Des Moines area and graduated with a certificate in dental assisting and an Associate’s degree in occupational health studies. Jaime started at Wheelock and Associates Dentistry in February 2019.

Jaime lives in Ponca, NE, on an acreage with her husband of 9 years, Dan, and her 3 children, Nolan, Bronsan, and Saylor. She keeps busy going to school activities, sporting events, and family functions. In her free time she enjoys boating, bike riding, reading and gardening.


Emily, Dental HygienistEmily, Dental Hygienist

Emily grew up in Moville, IA. She graduated from Woodbury Central High School in 2004. She attended the University of Northern Iowa majoring in Health Promotion before being accepted into the Dental Hygiene program at Hawkeye community College in Waterloo.

After graduating from the Dental Hygiene program Emily then worked in Iowa City before moving back to her hometown in August of 2009. She joined the Wheelock & Associates team in November 2009. Emily also enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing, reading, playing with her dogs Baxter and Winston, watching the Iowa Hawkeyes, and the Boston Red Sox.

In the winter you can find her supporting Woodbury Central wrestling while her husband, Jake, coaches the team.


Kevin, Dental Hygienist

Kevin was born in Ogden, Utah, but moved to New Mexico, Kansas, Alabama, Texas, Washington, South Dakota, and finally to Iowa. He graduated from high school in 2001 from McCook Central in Salem, SD. Kevin then attended the University of South Dakota, graduating in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. After graduation Kevin moved to Sioux City and worked in LeMars and Vermillion. Kevin joined Dr. Wheelock’s team in July 2014.

Kevin married his wife, Jodi, in July 2006 and shortly after moved to Sergeant Bluff. They have five children: Anna, Brody, Cara, David, and Ella. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with his family.


Alisha, Dental HygienistAlisha, Dental Hygienist

Alisha was born in Sioux City and raised on a farm outside of Kingsley. She graduated from Kingsley-Pierson High School in 1997. She pursued her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of South Dakota where she graduated with her dental hygiene degree in 2000 and BS in 2001.

Alisha joined Dr. Wheelock’s team in February 2004. She was married in July 2005 to Matthew and they live on a century farm outside of Westfield. They were blessed with two children, Brody and Morgan. Alisha enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and gardening.


Teri, Dental Hygienist

Teri was born in Sioux City and graduated from East High School. In 1999, she moved to Des Moines, where she attended Des Moines Area Community College. She graduated in 2000 from the Dental Assisting Program and again in 2003 from the Dental Hygiene Program.

Teri worked in Des Moines for several years before returning to Sioux City. She and her husband, John, have a daughter, Isabella; son, Frankie; and a pug, Matilda. Teri enjoys cheering on her children at their activities, playing golf, and spending time with family and friends.


SarahSarah, Dental Hygienist

Sarah was born and raised in the Morningside area of Sioux City. She graduated from East High School in 1996 and went on to USD to earn a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Relations in 2004. After years of sales work in the Siouxland area, Sarah decided to go back to school. In 2017, she graduated from the Dental Hygiene department of the University of South Dakota. Sarah has been with Wheelock and Associates Dentistry since March of 2018, and is loving the new profession.

Sarah is the busy mom of three beautiful children; Michael (14), Rachael (11), and Charlie (9).


Kim, Dental Assistant
Kim, Dental Assistant
Kim is a lifelong Siouxland resident. She graduated from South Sioux City High School in 1985. She then attended the Western Iowa Tech Dental Assisting program and, upon graduation in 1986, began working with Dr. Wheelock.Since getting her certification in 1986, Kim received her Dental Assisting Registration in 2001, became an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant in 2006, and most recently became 1 of 7 dental assistants in the country to be certified in CEREC design. Kim has also served on the WITCC Dental Assisting Advisory Committee since 1990.Kim currently lives in South Sioux City with her companion, Jeff. Together they have two daughters, Kristi and Aleah. In 2008, Kim and Jeff were blessed with their first grandson, Brayden, and in 2012 a second grandson, Mickey, joined the family.In her time away from the office, Kim enjoys spending time with her family and friends and attending any football game played by Nebraska (GO BIG RED), Morningside, or the Bandits. She also loves reading by her pool (weather permitting) and driving around town singing in her 1979 little red Corvette!


Georgina, Dental Assistant

Georgina was born and raised in Sioux City, IA. She is 19 years old. She is the youngest of six and graduated from Bishop Heelan High School in 2016. Georgina attended Western Iowa Tech and graduated in 2017 as a Certified Dental Assistant. Georgina joined Wheelock & Associates Dentistry after graduation. In addition to her dental assisting skills she is able to translate for our Spanish speaking patients. Georgina enjoys spending time with her family and boyfriend, hiking, shooting and horseback riding. Her favorite color is blue and she loves to travel.


KirstenKirsten, Dental Assistant

Kirsten was born and raised in Sioux City, IA. She grew up on the North-West side of Sioux City, graduating from West High School. She graduated from Western Iowa Tech in 2018 as a Registered Dental Assistant/Certified Dental Assistant and is currently pursuing her Expanded Functions Dental Assistant certification.

Kirsten lives in Sioux City with her son Dashel, who loves to learn. She enjoys reading, being outdoors, soap making, gardening, charcuterie, and craft beer.


CarolinaCarolina, Dental Assistant

Carolina grew up in South Sioux City, Nebraska, and graduated from South Sioux City High School in 2004. Before pursuing dental assisting, Carolina worked for Mercy Medical Hospital as an oncology nurse’s aide.

Carolina attended Western Iowa Tech and graduated from the dental assisting program in 2010 and has been enjoying helping patients smile since. Carolina is a certified, registered and expanded functions dental assistant. Her bilingual skills help Spanish-speaking patients understand their dental options and treatments.

In her free time, Carolina loves spending time with her daughter, Diana, and her dog, Jax. Carolina enjoys being out in nature, gardening, reading, yoga and drinking coffee. Carolina teaches chair yoga at Underground Yoga Studio in Morningside.