Welcome to Southside Dental Clinic!


At Southside Dental Clinic, patients receive the care and commitment they deserve, in a fun and welcoming environment. Our dentists know that everyone has different needs, and that your input is just as valuable as ours in having a successful outcome. Dr. Tae Barto, Dr. Bradley Melhus, Dr. Kimber Barto and Dr. Christopher Alley will spend time with you at your appointment finding an affordable way to get the result you desire.

Southside Dental Clinic provides comprehensive dental care by offering services such as preventive care (cleanings), restorations (fillings), crowns & bridges, extractions, implant restorations, implant dentures, partial dentures, and full dentures. Our in-office laboratory allows us to provide Same-day Custom Fit Dentures. We can also repair and reline your denture in one day!

Our goal at Southside Dental Clinic is to help each patient achieve the smile they desire by promoting good oral health practices and by providing quality dental care.


At Southside Dental Clinic, patients receive the care and commitment they deserve, in a fun and welcoming environment. Our dentists know that everyone has different needs, and that your input is just as valuable as ours in having a successful outcome. Dr. Barto and Dr. Melhus will spend time with you at your appointment finding an affordable way to get the result you desire.

Southside Dental Clinic provides comprehensive dental care by offering services such as preventive care (cleanings), restorations (fillings), crowns & bridges, extractions, partial dentures, and full dentures. Our in-office laboratory allows us to provide Same-day Custom Fit Dentures. We can also repair and reline your denture in one day!

Our goal at Southside Dental Clinic is to help each patient achieve the smile they desire by promoting good oral health practices and by providing quality dental care.

Meet the Dentists

Dr. Tae Barto

Dr. Tae Barto completed his undergraduate studies at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. Dr. Barto then attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry to earn his DDS in 2009. Growing up and living most of his life in Iowa, Dr. Barto always wanted to practice dentistry in his home state. He has been practicing at Southside Dental since 2009. “I feel so fortunate to have made so many great relationships with my patients. I greatly enjoy serving the needs of our community and working with such a talented staff.”

Dr. Brad Melhus

Dr. Brad Melhus attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids where he completed his undergraduate studies. He received his DDS from the University of Iowa College Of Dentistry in 2009. Dr. Melhus has previous dental experience in both private practice and community health before joining Southside Dental Clinic in 2012.

Dr. Kimber Barto

Dr. Kimber Barto completed her undergraduate studies at Central College in Pella, Iowa. She then attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry to earn her DDS in 2009. Dr. Kimber Barto has lived in the Des Moines area all of her life. She is excited to give back to the community she grew up in by serving her patients’ dental needs.

Dr. Christopher Alley

Dr. Christopher Alley attended Iowa State University to complete his undergraduate studies. Dr. Alley then attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry to earn his DDS in 2009. Dr. Alley has gained valuable clinical experience in both private practice and community health clinics. He is excited to use his expertise by serving your dental needs.