Dental Staff

All professionals at JOHN R. STRIEF, D.D.S. maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

  • Dr. Strief was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. He attended Drake University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Having always known he wanted to be in the healthcare field, he decided to pursue dentistry. Dr. Strief attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry where he received his doctoral degree in 1974. Immediately after graduating, Dr. Strief furthered his education with a residency in periodontics at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. His residency provided him with advanced training and a background in dental research.

    In 1976, Dr. Strief took over the practice of Dr. Herb Scott and has been operating that practice under John R. Strief D.D.S. ever since. The office was moved four times from downtown Iowa City to our present location in Coralville.

    Dr. Strief looks forward to serving Iowa City/Coralville and the surrounding area for a lifetime! He is constantly refining and updating his skills to provide his patients with the latest advancements in dentistry. Dr. Strief maintains memberships with American Dental Association and Iowa Dental Association.

    When Dr. Strief is not practicing dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his family. Dr. Strief’s hobbies include golfing, tennis and working on his favorite cars.

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8:30 am-5:00 pm

Lunch 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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    Could a dentist be any better than John Strief, DDS? I really doubt it.


    Dr. Strief is the best dentist I've ever been to. actually cares and does and excellent job, explains everything and his staff is amazing. i will never go to another dentist. you have to check him out.


    Trusted the Dr and fit me in when I was in need of a emergency! I would recommend him to anyone! Pleasant experience and he's a dr who actual cares about the patient!! He's very professional and explains things well and recommends the most needed treatment/prevention to help you with your teeth ! By far most favorite dentist I've EVER been to.


    Doc Strief knows NERVES! No pain while he administers anesthetic before surgery. Believe me, "NO WORRIES --- each and every time!" GOD BLESS HIM! {He sure BLESSES his patients!}


    I went Dr. Strief for an emergency visit and have nothing but great things to say! I've never been one who enjoys the dentist but after leaving their office I felt great! They made me feel comfortable the whole time and communicate everything that's going on! Amie at the front desk was awesome! She helped me out in any possible way she could. Great place with even better people! 5 starts is selling them short! Highly recommend this office to anyone