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Dr. James Sands

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Meet Dr. James Sands

Dr. James Sands is a partner and general dentist at Associated Dentists’ Verona office. Dr. Sands is experienced in all facets of dentistry, but he feels he is never done learning. His warm and reassuring personality is known to put even the most timid patient at ease.

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From private study to longer courses and training opportunities, Dr. Sands is always striving to provide his patients with the latest innovations and techniques that dentistry has to offer. Nothing gives him greater satisfaction than being able to guide a patient through the process of fixing their smile.

Dr. Sands is a credentialed member in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He earned his Associate Fellow designation in 2013 after completing over 300 credit hours of training in dental implants and passing a rigorous oral and written examination process. Dr. Sands feels that he owes it to his patients to have the training he himself would want in a dentist.

Dr. Sands and his wife have three young children that keep them very busy. He enjoys traveling, photography, videography, Legos with his children, and biking. Three years ago, Dr. Sands began cycling with JDRF. The 100 mile Ride to Cure takes place around the US to help raise money for research to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. By this year’s ride in Amelia Island, Dr. Sands will have helped raise over $10,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Philosophy on life

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” — Robert A. Heinlein


University of Nebraska – Lincoln (BA-Psychology)
Creighton University School of Dentistry (DDS)
AAID Maxi-course (Implant Dentistry)

Volunteering Activities

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Mission of Mercy
Dental talks with area elementary students
Cub Scouts
Monthly contributor to “Ask the Professional” column in the Verona Press

Fun Facts


Omaha, Nebraska

Best Invention


First Car

1984 Honda CRX with tinted windows

First Car

1984 Honda CRX with tinted windows


Saxophone and Guitar Player


Saxophone and Guitar Player


Licensed Drone Pilot


Nomophobia — Go ahead. Look it up.

Meet The Team

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Dental Assistant

Tiffany graduated from MATC in 2000 and assisted in oral surgery for 7 years. After assisting in periodontics for a year and a half she came to Associated Dentists in 2010. When not assisting, she likes golfing (she’s a pro), working out and cleaning.

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Dental Assistant

Brie graduated from MATC and joined Associated Dentists in 2007. She has two dogs, “Blaze & Mills.” She enjoys camping, hunting and spending time with her husband and 3 children.

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Dental Hygienist

Brenda joined Associated Dentists in 2002 and has enjoyed being a part of the Associated Dentists team over the years. She loves spending time with her family and renovating her old farmhouse with her husband, Andrew.

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Dental Hygienist

Amanda graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at MATC in 2013. She has been with Associated Dentists since 2014. In her free time she likes to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with family and friends. Amanda is a Badgers and Packers fan. She also helps her dad with farming duties when she can.

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