Jankunas purchases Reinbeck Family Dental

Dr. Sigita Jankunas, shown above, recently purchased the Reinbeck Family Dental Clinic after Dr. Douglas Koele retired last month. Dr. Jankunas is now accepting new patients. (Photo by Michaela Kendall/The Grundy Register)

REINBECK – After over 30 years in practice at the Reinbeck Family Dental Clinic, longtime hometown dentist Dr. Douglas Koele retired on September 15, and turned over the reigns to Dr. Sigita Jankunas.

Jankunas, a native of Lithuania, graduated from the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences in Kaunas in 1991, and worked as a dentist in Lithuania for 12 years before moving to the U.S.

She obtained her dental license in the U.S. after graduating from the University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco in 2008 as a general dentist.

Since then, Jankunas has worked in Arizona, Canada, Vermont, and Iowa, where she practiced dentistry in the nearby Waterloo/Cedar Falls area.

When she heard that Koele’s office in Reinbeck had become available, she jumped on the opportunity.

“I wanted to come back to small town Iowa because I really like it here,” Jankunas said. “The people are all very nice and so accepting, and it’s just a nice place to raise a family.”

For the full story, see this week's Grundy Register.