Meet the Staff


Office Manager

LeAnne is the General Operations Manager of Coral West Dental, where she ensures the daily operations run smoothly. Since she joined the office in 2012, she maintains Employee Performance, communicates the practice philosophy through systems, problem solving, communication and strives to bring out the best in the entire staff. LeAnne enjoys attending continuing education and always looking for ways to grow herself and the practice. She is a current member of AADOM (American Academy of Dental Office Managers). She received her Fellowship from the academy in Orlando Florida in July 2019.  Patient advocacy has been a passion and a challenge that has always lined up with her overall enjoyment of people. Building personal relationships, working through treatment concerns and creating financial plans has inspired her desire to grow in all of those skills as much as she can. Becoming a part of Coral West Dental has added more opportunity for furthering her education and use of these tools than any career or office that she's had the pleasure of being a part of. Other than loving the environment of our home like office, our patients are top-notch, our training is continuous and Dr. Rubel’s desire for his team to succeed in their goals is always so gratifying. When not at the office LeAnne spends her time with her husband Andy and their two kids Aaron and Bailey who keep her on her toes. Whether it be going to dance rehearsals, soft ball games, movie nights, the outdoors or playing games and dance night. Don’t hesitate to reach out to LeAnne with anything you need.


Chief Operations Manager

Danielle is married to her husband Nicholas, and 3 kids Grace, Karrah & Asher. In her free time she spends with her family and friends, she loves to collect antiques and builds furniture with her husband when she gets a free minute from her kids extracurricular activities. Danielle strives for excellence, and to be as efficient and knowledgeable in her field as she can.
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Insurance Coordinator

Amy loves being a part of the Coral West Dental team! She grew up in northern Illinois and now lives in West Branch. Amy is a 2016 graduate of Augustana College with a Major in Communication Studies. As the Insurance Coordinator, Amy loves having the opportunity to help educate patients on a topic that can be both overwhelming and confusing in order to empower them to make the best decisions they can about their healthcare. When she isn’t at work, Amy enjoys reading, cooking, watching Green Bay football, and petting every dog she can.
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Billing Coordinator

Kristy has been with the practice since October of 2019 who started as our Patient Coordinator and is now our Billing Coordinator. She was born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa and attended Kirkwood Community College in the Interior Design Program. She enjoys living out in the country on the farm with her husband and dogs. Kristy loves to spend time outside taking walks, gardening and shopping.


Treatment Coordinator

Jennifer grew up in Waterloo where she pursued a degree in Graphic Design before going to school for Cosmetology and eventually owning a Salon in Waterloo. She sold the Salon and moved to North Liberty in 2005 and has lived in the area since with her two daughters, Aliyah and Lexie. Aliyah owns a coffee shop in Raymond called The Thirsty Bohemian and Lexie is an Engineering Major at University of Iowa. Jennifer enjoys walking her Bulldog, Coco, as well as travel, boating at the Coralville Lake and spending time with friends and family.
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Scheduling Coordinator

Jenni comes to us from a long career in the Bar/Restaurant industry and brings with her a wealth of customer service knowledge. In her free time, you can find her singing with her band Casting Call or relaxing with her cats. She also loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking and spending time at the beach. Jenni has a son who is 16 and is a native of North Liberty.


Registered Dental Assistant

Courtney has been apart of CWD since 2017. Not only does she enjoy educating patients and making them feel comfortable in the chair, she loves to make them laugh and feel like they can have a great time even at the dentist!

When she isn’t sitting chair side with Dr. Rubel, she is probably working out with her husband, Alec. She loves spending time with her dog named Winston and cheering for the Hawkeyes and the bears!


Dental Assistant

Hi I’m Kaitlyn, one of the dental assistants here at CWD! I have worked in all parts of dentistry for 11 years! I enjoy being apart of each and everyone’s journey and creating a beautiful smile! My goal is to keep you comfortable and have fun while doing so! Outside of work I like to spend time with my family, travel, workout, and cheer on the Hawkeyes of course! Hope to see you soon!


Associate Doctor

Dr. Zach Behrendt was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa and attended college at the University of Iowa where he earned a degree in Chemical Engineering. From there, he attended Dental School at the University of Iowa where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2021. While at the University of Iowa, Dr. Behrendt enjoyed participating in a variety of intramural sports and attended many Hawkeye sporting events, including football, basketball, and wrestling.

Dr. Behrendt is a member of The American Dental Association and The Iowa Dental Association. He has special interests in esthetic dentistry and implementing the latest technological advancements in the dental field.

He looks forward to serving the Coralville area!
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Financial Coordinator

Gina Welcomes patients to Coral West Dental, she oversees the daily schedule and handles the bills and payroll. Gina particularly likes the part of her work that involves interacting with our patients, getting to know each individual, developing relationships, and keeping up with what is happening in their lives. Married to Dr. Rubel, they have one son, Travis. Gina has an active life outside of office hours including traveling, reading, watching movies, attending theater events, and scrapbooking.

Meet Dr. Rubel

Dr. Rubel has served this region’s dental needs since 1989. He is passionate about making each patient experience a positive one. Chosen top spot for the Press Citizen’s “Best Dentist” in Johnson county in 2010, Dr. Rubel and his team believe in listening to and helping patients achieve their individual needs. He continues to far surpass state mandated requirements for continuing education and remains committed to mastering what he considers to be both an art and science.
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