Meet Our Team

We are experienced and knowledgeable while still being real and approachable. Our team enjoys providing you with excellent treatment just as much as we enjoy catching up with you on last weekend’s football game or that book you just finished. We want each appointment and the whole experience to be a pleasant one that inspires you to explore who you are and who you want to be. We always want to make you feel comfortable and help you find your happy place.

Dani- Registered Dental Assistant

Years of Experience   5

Certifications/Credentials     RDA

One professional (MVP) accomplishment

I graduated top of my class in assisting school.  I also traveled to Nicaragua and Costa Rica with school to help the less fortunate and educate the community on the importance of brushing and good oral health.  I feel that the trip helped me become more empathetic when it comes to patient care.

Values and how they inform your career

Nothing makes me happier than helping others, whether it be by holding the door open for a stranger or helping a patient become less scared to come into the office.  I care for each of my patients and enjoy getting to know them.

Outside of work

  • Family:  I am married with one daughter, Peyton and two dogs, Duke & Spencer.
  • Hometown: Lake Geneva, WI
  • Sports I play: Softball & tennis
  • Hobbies and interests: I love playing games with my family and making crafts with my cricut.
  • Favorite music: I love MGK and the Jonas Brothers and everything in between.
  • Travel destinations: Colorado, Michigan, California and the Badlands
  • Side hustles I’m working on: Being the best mom to my daughter!

Ruth- Registered Dental Assistant

Years of Experience   8

Certifications/Credentials     RDA, BLS, DANB, ACLS, PALS

One professional (MVP) accomplishment

My family and my animals are my greatest accomplishments. I strive to help people and animals every day.  I have also graduated from college and became DANB and RDA certified.

Values and how they inform your career

I like knowing that when I come to work, I am helping patients have better smiles.

Outside of work

  • Family:  My daughter, Alice; my dogs, Foxy and Trigger; my cat, Keeva; and my tortoise, Brunhilda
  • Hometown: McGregor, MN
  • Sports I play: Horseback Riding
  • Hobbies and interests: Horses, books, the ocean, sharks & animals
  • Favorite music: Country
  • Travel destinations: Any place that’s tropical
  • Side hustles I’m working on: My equine and canine massage therapy business

Olivia- Registered Dental Assistant

Years of Experience   4

Certifications/Credentials     RDA

One professional (MVP) accomplishment

Growing up, I knew I wanted to help people.  I just wasn’t sure in what way.  I started out as a receptionist for a dental clinic and was given the opportunity to be a dental assistant.  Immediately, I felt that this is what I was destined to do.  I am now a registered dental assistant and every day, I come to work so excited to brighten patients’ smiles.

Values and how they inform your career

I love coming to work knowing that I am helping a patient get a better, more confident smile.

Outside of work

  • Family:  My sweet 12 year-old boy, Aiden and my beautiful new baby girl, Lainey
  • Hometown: Littlefield, TX, home of Waylon Jennings and the world’s tallest windmill.
  • Sports I play: softball.
  • Hobbies and interests: collecting all things that are the classic Ninja Turtles.
  • Favorite music: Country
  • Travel destinations: Las Vegas. I would like to visit Switzerland next.
  • Side hustles I’m working on: I’m a child facilitator for the ND Parenting program. The program focuses on the unique developmental needs of young children and sets the foundation for nurturing and health family relationships.

Mandy- Patient Relations & Marketing Coordinator

Years of Experience   14 (Professional Administration)

Certifications/Credentials     B.A. in Speech Communications; Minor in Spanish; But most importantly- Mom, Ma, Momma, Mommy

One professional (MVP) accomplishment

I graduated from Minot State University about the same time as I completed 9 years in the Army National Guard, both of which I am very proud.  Being in the Guard allowed me to meet people in all walks of life while traveling the world a little!  Both college and the Guard enabled me to broaden my horizons in regard to diversity and other cultures, which is a big part of what makes me, me!

Values and how they inform your career

Kindness, caring, fun, compassionate, professional.  I believe that we all have unique backgrounds that come together to make our environment and practice what it is… a light-hearted, caring, fun-loving group!  And who doesn’t want to be a part of that!?  We hope our patients feel that and enjoy their time here!

Outside of work

  • Family: Main squeeze, Matt; kiddos, Aynzlee (17) & Staley (5)
  • Hometown: Minot
  • Sports I play: Golf, volleyball, softball
  • Hobbies and interests: Camping and reading
  • Favorite music: Alternative, classic rock, 70’s, pop, some rap/hip-hop
  • Travel destinations: Tropical, Europe, a cruise
  • Side hustles I’m working on: Lion tamer, dog food tester, rubber chicken maker

Becky- Office Manager

Years of Experience   I have been in healthcare since 1991, with the exception of 5 years when I dabbled in construction.

Certifications/Credentials     A+ Certified and I have attended many insurance and management courses over the years.

One professional (MVP) accomplishment

My family is my greatest accomplishment.

Values and how they inform your career

Making a difference and making people smile.  Helping where I can and make each visit to our facility a happy one. I am a people person.  I enjoy meeting new people and sharing our stories.  I love to meet people from my home state of Wisconsin and to talk up our sports teams (even in an off or rebuilding year)!

Outside of work

  • Family: My husband and I have 3 amazing grown children, a terrific son-in-law, and we are the proud grandparents to Huxley.
  • Hometown: Rudolph, Wisconsin – yes, like the reindeer and home of the Dairy State Cheese Factory.
  • Sports I play: you’re joking right?!
  • Hobbies and interests: I enjoy baking, canning, fishing and spending time with my family. My family is my pride and joy.
  • Favorite music: Country music.
  • Travel destinations: Wisconsin and Florida to visit family. Nashville, I loved it there.  Someday I’d love to see Ireland.
  • Side hustles: I am an Amway IBO and Primerica IBA

Lea- Clinic Team Cordinator

Years of Experience   13

Certifications/Credentials     RDA

One professional (MVP) accomplishment

After 13 years of assisting, I enjoy helping to train new assistants, ordering retainers and appliances, and making sure all systems flow smoothly.

Values and how they inform your career

Bringing smiles to people is a wonderful, inspiring job.  I enjoy getting to know our patients and seeing their transformation.  Contests are one of my favorite part of my job.  I hope you all play along.

Outside of work

  • Family: I’m surrounded with family here in ND. I have 2 beautiful girls and a wonderful husband.
  • Hometown: Haines, AK.
  • Sports I play: My summer sport is fishing.
  • Hobbies and interests: Reading, sewing and quilting.
  • Favorite music: Country music.
  • Travel destinations: The lake!
  • Side hustles I’m working on: I’m currently a member of the Minot Prairie Quilt Guild and volunteering on the Minot Prairie Quilt Festival to bring quilting class to our community.

Julie- Treatment Coordinator

Years of Experience   43 (I started as a junior in high school)

Certifications/Credentials     RDA

One professional (MVP) accomplishment

I became DANB certified.  I feel that I have continued to accept, and remain excited for change (even after 43 years)!

Values and how they inform your career

I love teeth and smiles and how they make you happier and healthier.

Outside of work

  • Family: 3 daughters, grandma of 3, and a yellow lab (Marlie)!
  • Hometown: Milbank, SD.
  • Sports I play: golf although I love to watch hockey too!
  • Hobbies and interests: Golf, cooking, being at the lake.
  • Favorite music: Country
  • Travel destinations: I love to travel anywhere!
  • Side hustles I’m working on: scrapbooking and spending time with grandkids.