• About Us

  • Dr. William Braymen DDS

    Dr. Braymen founded the Tooth Emporium in 1979 and has been practicing general dentistry on the corner of Bennett and Eastwood ever since.  He is originally from Omaha, having graduated from Benson High School and University of Nebraska College of Dentistry.  He was an Associate Professor at Creighton University where he taught for 11 years.  Dr. Braymen has also been a past president of Council Bluffs Dental Society.  In addition to his dental practice, he also manages the Park Building in downtown Council Bluffs.  He is a father of four, one boy and three girls, and a grandfather of two.  In his spare time he enjoys exercising and escaping to his condo in Tampa for a long weekend when he can. 

  • Lonnie Richards, RDH

    Lonnie originally hails form Missouri Valley, Iowa and has been a part of the Tooth Emporium dental team since 1993.  Lonnie started as the hygiene assistant but returned to school and graduated form hygiene school in 2005.  When not making patients smile, he can usually be found hunting or playing competitive pool.

  • Angel Schleis, RDH

    Angel is a Council Bluffs native and a graduate of TJ. She has been in the dental field for over 25 years starting her career as dental assistant.  She graduated from the IWCC/Creighton University dental hygiene program in 2000 and has been a member of the Tooth Emporium team since 2002.  Angel has four daughters and five grandchildren.  When not working, she is off seeing the world both above and below sea level as a licensed scuba diver.

  • Kari Brown, RDA

    Kari is originally from Harlan, Iowa and has been part of the Tooth Emporium dental team since 2005.  When not busy with patient care, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.  Kari and her husband Andy enjoy taking their girls camping whenever possible.

  • Chelsea Cross RDA

    Chlesea is from Council Bluffs and is a TJ graduate.  She is a graduate of the IWCC dental assisting class of 2014 and came to work at Tooth Emporium right out of school.  Chelsea has a daughter, Lydia, who loves the outdoors including nature walks and playing at the park. Chlesea is also an avid runner.

  • Leslie Wood

    Leslie is a Council Bluffs native and a TJ graduate.  Leslie has been a member of the Tooth Emporium team since 2006.  She handles all the office work ranging from answering the phones and making appointments to the office finances and everything in between.  Leslie is a mother of three girls and grandmother of two.  Leslie is an avid college sports fan, GO HAWKS!  She also enjoys traveling and don't forget the College World Series.