Jeffrey Hemmingsen, DDS
Meet Dr. Hemmingsen
Dr. Hemmingsen was raised in Elk Horn, Iowa, a small Danish settlement just off of interstate 80 (exit 54) in rural Western Iowa. There was never a dull moment on the farm when he was young, as he explored every inch of the creek, and the land where they lived. He was active in sports, and especially loved, wrestling, football, and baseball.
Dr. Jeff received his undergraduate education from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, after serving a two-year mission in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He wanted to go back to the Midwest and he brought with him, his best friend, and companion, his wife Jodi, who has been with him ever since. He attended dental school and completed his residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Jeff and Jodi loved their time in Iowa City, and were anxious to move on to the next phase of their lives. That next phase, was Dr. Jeff’s first dental practice which opened in Sioux City, Iowa in 2001.
Along the way, they have been blessed with five great children; 4 girls and 1 boy. Their children are excited about life, and maintain a “never a dull moment” theme. Their lives are very busy, as they actively serve in their church and community, as well as find time for each other with indoor and outdoor activities all year-around.
Dr. Hemmingsen has served on the board for the Sioux City Dental Association, the Northwest Iowa District, The Iowa Mission of Mercy, and is a member of the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association. He enjoys working with the children to establish good habits early in life. He offers services that are traditional to pediatric dentistry, including behavior guidance, nitrous oxide sedation, tell-show-do, and early intervention habit correction. This treatment is designed to help the jaws reach their full genetic potential and minimize crowding of the teeth. It also minimizes the need for extensive treatment as a teenager.
The Hemmingsens love everything about the Siouxland area (except the sub-zero temperatures in winter) and have been so blessed by moving here. They look forward to serving the community in all aspects of life, for many more years to come.