Dr. Amy Groeltz, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Fellow Academy of General Dentistry
Dr. Amy Groeltz, a graduate of Burlington High School, received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago in Biology and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Iowa. At the end of her final year in dental school, she received a scholarship to complete her extramural at a dental hospital in London. This allowed her an excellent chance to see rare dental cases, an opportunity to observe a different health care system, and a chance to study with some incredible people. She has also participated in dental mission trips to rural Jamaica and rural Costa Rica. Currently, she is an active member of the American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association, (g)nathos, local dental societies, and the Academy of General Dentistry. She is a past president of the Prairie Valley Dental Society. She has achieved Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and has recently joined the faculty at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry as a Clinical Professor in the Family Dentistry Department. She is married and has two daughters, one son, and a Labrador Retriever.
I enjoy having dates with my husband, making new discoveries with my children, and playing fetch with our Labrador Retriever. I also enjoy traveling, photography, almost any outdoor sport, cooking, and reading.
Something you may not know about me is that I love to travel but I have a knack for getting into crazy situations. Some of my vacation "highlights" include getting stung multiple times by a smack of jellyfish, having my hand sliced by a mountain gorilla in Rwanda, hanging upside down from a bridge above the Zambezi, being charged by an angry bull elephant, bruising myself cliff jumping, getting shocked by a fence meant to contain chimpanzees, being bucked off then stepped on by a horse, and unintentionally swimming several class V whitewater rapids. Since we have had children, though, vacations have become much tamer and most of the animals we see are in cages at a zoo.