Drew Carlson, DDS
Dr. Drew Carlson is a life-long Ankeny resident and Advanced Family Dentistry patient! Growing up, he knew he wanted to work in healthcare thanks to his family role models. Drew’s grandpa, Rodney Carlson, was a family physician in Ankeny from 1965-1999. Drew’s dad, Luke Carlson, has been a physical therapist in Ankeny since 1994. Drew feels extremely blessed to have the opportunity to work in the same community, continuing the family tradition.
Drew graduated from Ankeny High School in 2013 where he was a co-captain for the 2012 Ankeny Hawks State Championship football team. He continued playing football at Central College where he graduated in 2017 with a degree in Exercise Science. Drew went on to graduate from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2021. At Iowa, Drew was engaged with the Christian Medical and Dental Association, tutored new dental students, and volunteered with the Pediatric Dentistry Club on campus. Drew was awarded the American Academy of General Dentistry Outstanding Senior Dental Student Award in 2021. Dr. Carlson will join our team on August 2nd.
Drew enjoys spending his free time hiking trails with his dog (Kuma), traveling, golfing, and most importantly, being with his wife, Cathlin. Drew is excited about bringing a comprehensive, attentive, and caring approach to all patients.