Please enjoy a tour of our website. We hope it will help you gain an appreciation of why we are here. We designed this site as a preview of what you can expect when you walk through our office doors or when you speak with one of our knowledgeable team members. Once you have experienced what we have to offer first hand you will see how we are different.

Our approach to dentistry has a holistic foundation, with an understanding that a healthy mouth usually translates into a healthy body. Our vision is to open peoples' minds to a whole new way of looking at and caring for their mouths and bodies. Together we will reveal what it is that you really want and explore how you can get it.

Our Friendly Staff

Dr. Ben Pospisil
I was raised right here in Mount Vernon. I am a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry. I am the proud husband to my wife, and thankful father to my two children. My biggest hobbies are bow hunting and fishing.

"When the Student is ready, the teacher appears."
Dentistry has impacted my life in a huge way. There have been times I have wondered why I am doing what I am doing and whether this profession would allow me to make a difference in my life and in the lives of others. Through the mentorship of Dr. Michael Schuster and Dr. Mike Robicheaux, I have begun to define who it is I want to become and how I can make an impact on the world.

A Word about My Staff
I have carefully selected the people on my team to deliver to you an exceptional dental experience. I hope you allow us to share with you our enthusiastic message of hope and healing.

Jenifer Back
Office Administrator

I was graced with one "n" Jenifer before even opening the doors at Mount Vernon Family Dentistry. I think that beyond her accolades and administrative expertise, you will enjoy just being in her presence.

She is a loving person who really cares about people and this practice. She is the first to joke around and the last person to leave every day. She will treat you like someone special every time you are near her. When I get all caught up in technical language that most people do not understand, she will come through and speak to you in terms that "real humans use." I hope you treat yourself to meeting her…one of the most special people in my life. Jenifer also grew up in Mount Vernon and is a proud graduate of Mount Vernon High School class of 1989. Jenifer currently resides in Lisbon with her beautiful daughter Samantha.

Amber Lombardi

It is with pride that I introduce to you my sister-in-law, Amber Lombardi. I consider myself lucky to have hung on to Amber through the years. In fact, Amber has worked with me in different roles since 2006. Amber was chosen to lead the hygiene program

in our office because of her outstanding hand skills, great chair side manner, and motivation to perform her very best with every patient. Amber has great personal and professional relationships with our patients and a heart that truly cares for them. You will know how much I respect Amber when you hear me ask her for her opinion. Beyond her class leading hygiene skills and gentle touch, the best gift Amber can bestow upon you is to teach you about how you can care for yourself and live a lifetime without pain and disease. Many gifted hygienists have graced my office, but Amber has set herself apart on so many levels. Amber enjoys spending time with her husband and son.

Carlee Kurth
Dental Assistant

Carlee Kurth

Carlee Kurth

Jill Brown

Jill joined our office as an experienced hygienist who highly values the relationships she forms with her patients. She is highly motivated to help move forward the vision of this practice by helping you learn how to help yourself. Jill currently resides in Olin, Iowa

with her husband Aaron and their children. Many thanks to Jill for stepping into our office during a time of need and for allowing herself to step out of what she knew as normal to a new way of thinking and treating patients.

Amy Guardado
Patient Coordinator

Amy joins our team as your patient coordinator. She brings with her many years of experience in public relations and management. She loves getting to know our patients and brings a warm smile to every appointment. Amy grew up in Iowa and spent several

years in Illinois and Nevada before returning in 2011 to be near her family. With two sons involved in music, sports, church and school, Amy and her husband are busy and enjoy being back in Iowa.

Danielle Frederick
Dental Assistant

Danielle Frederick

Danielle Frederick

contact us

Mount Vernon Family Dentistry
107 First Street NE, Mt. Vernon, IA 52314

Telephone: (319) 895-6490

Office Hours:
Monday:7am to 4pmTuesday: 8am to 4pm
Wednesday: 8am to 5pm
Thursday: 8am to 4pm

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We collect your name, address, phone number or email voluntarily, only if a visitor requests specific dental information. This information is NOT shared with any third party or any other entity. We retain this information and distribute it to our staff for follow up only.

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Mercury Free &
Mercury Safe

To my patients, friends and readers,
Dental schools are still, to this day, teaching the use of amalgam (silver) fillings. The American Dental Association (ADA) continues to tell the public that these fillings are safe. Recently more and more questions are being raised about the safety of mercury vapor released from amalgam fillings. This has resulted in controversy and an ongoing debate ... some dentists say they are safe and some say they are not. This issue is now evolved to the point where over 50% of practicing dentists are no longer placing amalgam fillings in their patients' teeth.

Fact: Amalgam filling materials contain 50% mercury by weight.

I have made the decision to make my office as mercury-safe as possible. To that purpose, I use state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and safe removal protocols, to protect my patients, my staff and the environment from excessive and unnecessary occupational exposure to mercury. Thus, I have made my practice both mercury-free and mercury-safe. "Mercury Free" means that no mercury containing materials are used for teeth restorations. "Mercury Safe" means that if a mercury/silver filling is removed, it is done with a prescribed and stringent protocol that limits exposure to staff and patient. Very few dentists use this removal protocol.

Holistic Approach

What kind of dentist are you looking for?

I am a dentist that is concerned about your whole body. You have heard that the eyes are a window into the soul? Well I believe that the mouth is a window into the health of the rest of your body. I use advanced technologies to help you understand what I see. I have always found that the more informed and aware you are, the better decisions you will make about your health.

When patients tell us that they have had the best dental experience of their lives in our office, it feels great. But even more joy comes from seeing my patients stay healthy.

Please take a moment and think of a pebble being tossed into a pond. Picture the ripples that spread to the furthest reaches of that pond. What is happening in your mouth today is just like that pebble, causing ripples to spread throughout your body affecting everything, including heart health and brain health.


CEREC is a dental restoration product that allows me to produce full crowns and partial crowns using pre fired porcelain, the dental material that most closley mimics natural enamel. With CEREC, the procedure is done in one appointment. Your tooth is restored to its natural beauty and function. CEREC also allows me to save your natural tooth structure whenever possible, because once it is gone you can never get it back.

Nothing is as good as what you were born with, but with CEREC we can get you pretty darn close.

Office Hours
Monday-7am to 4pm, Tuesday – 8am to 4pm
Wednesday – 8am to 5pm, Thursday – 8am to 4pm
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