Stefanie Donnell-Randall, DDS
Dr. Stefanie Donnell-Randall grew up in Ames, Iowa. She graduated at the University of Northern Iowa in 2001, earning a degree in Biology with a biomedical emphasis. She followed her undergraduate work at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, where she became a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2005.
Dr. Donnell-Randall serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry. She has also achieved the unique position as Mercy Hospital’s on-call dentist, performing dental consultations and in-house oral surgeries for medically complex patients.
Dr. Donnell-Randall’s favorite part of her job is changing a person’s view about going to the dentist. She feels one of the highest compliments she can receive is when a patient tells her they are no longer scared to go to the dentist after she has treated them. Once the fear is gone, she believes patients are motivated to return to the dentist and become more receptive to education about keeping their mouth and body healthy, which, she says, “can be life-changing and is so exciting to be a part of!”
Dr. Donnell-Randall worked at a community health center in Des Moines for several years after becoming a DDS and still sees patients there on a limited basis. She loves to help all people but has a special place in her heart for the underserved—one of her main reasons for choosing dentistry as a profession was to utilize her talents for good.
Dr. Donnell-Randall met her husband, Steve, at a rock-climbing class during her undergraduate years in college. They have five active daughters: Ellie, Emma, Hallie, Harper, and Violette. Family is very important to her and her favorite thing to do is spend time with them. Dr. Donnell-Randall says: “There is never a dull moment at our house!” When she gets some quiet time, she also enjoys reading, sewing, and anything crafty; she loves to discover new ideas on Pinterest.
Dr. Donnell-Randall’s vision for The Dental Loft is one of a calm, comfortable environment that doesn’t feel like a dental office, with a skilled, kindhearted team that’s enthusiastic about providing patients with compassionate, high-quality care. As a mother of five, Dr. Donnell-Randall understands the importance of a positive, convenient dental experience for busy families. She is excited about opening The Dental Loft just a few miles from home and grateful for the opportunity to serve the Urbandale community she and her family love.