About Our Council Bluffs Dental Practice

Gary A. Smith, DDS

Dr. Gary Smith has created Hollywood smiles on Broadway for over 30 years.  During this time, he has created long-term relationships with many of his patients and enjoys making them smile.  After growing up in Council Bluffs, he attended Creighton University and graduated from Creighton University Boyne School of Dentistry in 1981. 

He furthered his skills in dentistry by obtaining his fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2002.  On June 29th, 2013, after years of hard work and dedication, Dr. Smith received the association’s Mastership Award (MAGD), which is the highest honor available. To earn this respected designation, he first had to complete 1,100 hours of continuing dental education.

Passionate about staying up to date in his craft, he is also involved in other professional organizations including the American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association, Omaha Implant Study Club, Academy of Laser Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Crown Council, and is the current president of the Midwest Gnathostatic Study Club.  Dr. Smith has also furthered his aesthetic training with courses at the Hornbrook Group, OBI, Invisalign, and the Dawson Academy.  He has taken courses to treat sleep apnea and implants. 

When not at the office, Dr. Smith enjoys traveling, golf, exercise, and spending time with his wife, Joan, and their two grown children Nick and Melissa.  He gives back to the community through involvement in the local Lions and Optimist clubs and through volunteer work with Catholic Charities, Give Kids a Smile, and the Iowa Mission of Mercy.  Dr. Smith enjoys the opportunity to work on many of his original patients’ grandchildren, a tribute to the lifelong friends his patients become.

Cary V. Jackson, DDS

Dr. Cary Jackson was born and raised in Winterset, Iowa. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology and minor in chemistry, magna cum laude, at the University of Northern Iowa. He furthered his education, graduating with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the prestigious University of Iowa College of Dentistry, where he honed his skills under some of the top dental educators in the country. While at the University of Iowa, Dr. Jackson served as president of his dental class and earned the Annual Dean’s Leadership Award four years in a row.

Since graduating, Dr. Jackson continued his education with advanced courses in such topics as Invisalign, dental implants for replacing single teeth, mini implants for dentures, cosmetic dentistry, laser dentistry training, and early oral cancer detection to name a few. A member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Jackson is working toward his fellowship. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Omaha Implant study club, and is past-president for the Southwest Iowa District Dental Association. Additionally, Dr. Jackson is on the Iowa Western Community College dental hygiene advisory board. In 2016 Dr. Jackson received the New Dentist of the Year award for the entire state of Iowa from the Iowa Dental Association!

Dr. Jackson enjoys serving his community through Rotary Club International, Donated Dental Services, Iowa Mission of Mercy, and Give Kids a Smile. He was the chair for the Iowa Mission of Mercy when it came to Council Bluffs in 2015 where over 1,200 patient encounters provided over $770,000 in free dental work to people in need. When away from the office, he enjoys traveling, reading, movies, and spending time with his wife, two cats, and dog.

The youngest of three children, Dr. Jackson grew up on a farm where he learned the value of honesty and hard work. Because he respects Dr. Smith’s passion for dentistry and focus on patients’ well-being, Dr. Jackson decided to become a partner at Broadway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry and now lives in Council Bluffs. He will do everything in his power to make sure you are satisfied with the treatment you receive at his office and that it lives up to his own high standards!

Our Team

Lisa Willett

Registered Dental Assistant, loves the challenge of cosmetic dentistry and helping patients look their best. A dental assistant for over 25 years, she makes every Broadway patient feel welcome. She's a graduate of Iowa Western Community College. Lisa and her husband are the busy parents of two grown children.  In her spare time, she enjoys yoga and cooking. 


Dani Wiley

Dani has been in the dental field since 2000 and has been a dental hygienist since 2005. She enjoys being a dental hygienist and forming relationships with patients while educating them on their dental needs and concerns. Dani grew up in Glenwood, Iowa and graduated from Iowa Western Community College in dental assisting in 2001 and dental hygiene in 2005. Her hobbies are gardening, cooking, and being with family and friends.


Joan Smith

Office manager, focuses on helping patients and keeping the Broadway team organized. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She has two children and likes to read, garden, volunteer, exercise in her spare time, and she enjoys time with her dogs and college kids..


Krystle Miller

Krystle makes a special effort to help even the most nervous patients feel at ease in the dental chair. She graduated from Iowa Western Community College with a degree in dental assisting. When she's not at the office, Krystle loves spending time with her husband and their black Labrador. She also enjoys visiting family and friends, attending concerts, riding her bike, and camping.


Mary Ann Sullivan

Office Administrator, began her career as a chairside assistant in 1999. Mary Ann furthered her credentials with continuing education classes at Iowa Western Community College and became a registered dental assistant. In 2006, she decided to move from the operatory to the office.  Joining Broadway Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in 2009, she’s kept our practice, and our patients, on schedule and at ease. 

Mary Ann has been happily married for more than 30 years, and takes joy in the family farm she runs with her husband. She is the mother of four wonderful boys, and now the proud grandmother of a beautiful little girl. When she has free time, she likes relaxing with a good book, or taking care of her garden.


Crystal Hill

Registered Dental Hygienist, takes pride in the close relationships she develops with her patients and enjoys helping people achieve optimal oral health. Crystal earned an associate's degree in dental hygiene from Kirkwood Community College and a bachelor's degree in oral health science from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. While in dental hygiene school, Crystal achieved Dean's List status for her academic excellence. She was also recognized for her work on "meth mouth" during the Iowa Dental Association Conference. Away from the office, Crystal enjoys participating in dental mission trips, skiing with her family in Washington, and relaxing with her husband, two cats, and a dog.


Deb Gross

Scheduling Coordinator, has been serving within the dental industry for more than 25 years and also has experience as a receptionist. She studied at Iowa Western Community College. Every day, she loves meeting new people and helping them with their important dental needs. Deb has also been married for almost 40 years. She has two grown, married children and five grandchildren. She loves spending time with her family and with her grandchildren especially. She also likes taking walks, decorating, exercising, gardening and traveling.


Stacy Underwood

Stacy has been working in the dental field for four years now, with one spent so far as a valued member of our staff. She attended Northwest Missouri State University before moving on to Iowa Western Community College where she earned her certification in dental assisting in 2011 and then her Applied Sciences Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2015. Her favorite thing about her job is getting to interact with patients and educate them on the importance of oral health. Stacy is an aunt to four great boys and she has a dog named Mario. In her free time, she enjoys being with friends and family, traveling, crafting, and refurbishing old furniture.


Leigh Thrasher

Brand new to our office, Leigh entered the dental field in 2008. She loves working as part of our team to offer superior service for each patient, and Leigh takes her time getting to know everyone she meets. Leigh studied dental assisting at Concorde Career College. She went on to earn her expanded duties dental assisting certification after studying at the Colorado University Anschutz Medical Campus. Originally from Sioux City, IA, Leigh is happily married to Eric, and she enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, listening to music, and spoiling her fat cat, Tigger.

Christy Abel

Registered Dental Assistant, with nearly two decades of experience in the dental field, Christy joined our team in 2017. She loves having the opportunity to help patients achieve their oral health goals in comfort, and has already started to build great relationships with our patients. Christy is an expanded functions certified dental assistant and has been trained in the CEREC system. She attended Western Dakota Tech in South Dakota. A native of Council Bluffs, IA, Christy is happily married with five sons. She loves spending time with friends and family, cake baking, and crafting.

We are a team of highly educated caring professionals committed to improving our patients' overall health. While providing the highest quality dentistry, our team strives to make each patient comfortable and satisfied. Meet the Team

Contact Us

2612 W. Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 USA
Dr. Gary Smith Dr. Cary Jackson Council Bluffs IA dentists (712) 323-3615 (712) 325-6155 care@smilesofbroadway.com