Matt Kubovich, DDS

Matt Kubovich, DDS

Dr. Kubovich is a specialist in pediatric dentistry. He was born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa where he attended East High School.  He then went on to Ames where he received his Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University.  After living and working in Des Moines for a few years, Dr. Kubovich entered the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.  While studying dentistry, he was awarded a certificate of merit from the American Society of Dentistry for Children . The recipient of this award is selected by the faculty and given to the senior dental student who has shown proficiency and skill in the treatment of children.  Dr. Kubovich then completed an additional two years of specialty training in pediatric dentistry also at the University of Iowa.  Dr. Kubovich’s postdoctoral training focused on the growth and development of infants, children, and individuals with special needs. Dr. Kubovich is board certified and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, he is also the past President of the Des Moines District Dental Society.  Dr. Kubovich is also an active member of the Iowa Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Dental Association.  His goal is to provide comprehensive dental care while building self-esteem and self-confidence in each child.   He is pleased to be able to provide pediatric dentistry in Des Moines and the surrounding communities.  Dr. Kubovich enjoys spending time with his wife Shilo and daughters Kenzie, Zoe, and Jozie.  They like bike riding, going to the zoo and spending time outdoors.


  • 1989-1994 Iowa State University – Bachelors of Science
  • 1997-2001 University of Iowa College of Dentistry – Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • 2001-2003 University of Iowa College of Dentistry – Residency Department of Pediatric Dentistry
  • 2003 Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry

Honors and Awards

  • 1993 Henry Shmidt Outstanding Senior Award
  • 2001 American Society of Dentistry for Children Award Recipient
  • 2002 Chief Resident – Department of Pediatric Dentistry
  • 2007 Board Certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • 2009-2010 Des Moines District Dental Society President

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Iowa Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Society
  • Iowa Dental Association
  • Psi Omega Dental Fraternity
  • Past President of Des Moines District Dental Society

Professional Experience

  • Treatment of children under general anesthesia
  • Treatment of children with special needs at the Center for Disabilities and Development as well as Childserve
  • University of Iowa Cleft Lip/Palate Team
  • General Anesthesia Rotation
  • Rotations through General Pediatrics, Genetics and Hemophilia Clinics
  • Public Health Outreach Clinics – Des Moines and Davenport
  • Adjunct Professor – University of Iowa Department of Pediatric Dentistry 2004-2009

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