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.

Mos

Years of Experience   18.  Does raising kids count?

Certifications/Credentials     BA

One professional (MVP) accomplishment

My family is my greatest accomplishment.

Values and how they inform your career

Being positive, kind and serving others the best I can.

Outside of work

  • Family: My husband and 6 kids.
  • Hometown: I spent my first 12 years in Morez, France, before moving to St. Paul, MN.
  • Sports I play: Badminton (it is a sport!).
  • Hobbies and interests: sewing, crafting, reading, and spending time with my family.
  • Favorite music: most anything including k-pop, Thai pop, Hmong music, etc.
  • Travel destinations: I’ll always have a soft spot for France but I’d love to see the world, especially Greece.
  • Side hustles I’m working on: getting through my kids’ teenage years.

Tia

Years of Experience   5

Certifications/Credentials     RDA, CDA

One professional (MVP) accomplishment

I worked my way to becoming a dental assistant through many years of hard work and dedication.  This makes me a valuable player because I persevered and never gave up on my goal or life.

Values and how they inform your career

I do this because I love to help people and working with kids/teens.  It’s fun to watch the kids grow while they are in treatment.  I enjoy listening to their stories and being able to learn from them.  We have a great group of people here who enjoy what they do and it shows through with the care

Outside of work

  • Family: my brother and my sweet little dog, Gypsy.
  • Hometown: Parshall, ND.
  • Sports I play: volleyball.
  • Hobbies and interests: making tie blankets, crafts and taking my dog to the bark park.
  • Favorite music: all types.
  • Travel destinations: Norway, to see my living relatives.
  • Side hustles I’m working on: I work at Fiancée on the weekends selling prom & wedding dresses.

Olivia

Years of Experience   3

Certifications/Credentials     RDA, CDA

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: hunky boyfriend and the sweetest 10-year old!
  • 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 and Tejan music.
  • 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.

Amanda

Years of Experience   11 years general professional

Certifications/Credentials     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 of.  The Guard allowed me to meet people in all walks of life while traveling the world a little, allowing me to broaden my horizon 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: Matt, Staley and Aynzlee
  • Hometown: Minot
  • Sports I play: golf, volleyball, softball
  • Hobbies and interests: camping and reading
  • Favorite music: all music
  • Travel destinations: tropical/Europe
  • Side hustles I’m working on: lion tamer, dog food tester, rubber chicken maker

Becky

Years of Experience   22 years in healthcare – 1 ½ year in orthodontics and 5 years in construction.

Certifications/Credentials     A+ Computer Certified.  Attended many insurance and management courses over the years.

One professional (MVP) accomplishment

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)!  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.

Outside of work

  • Family: My husband and I have 3 amazing adult children, a son-in-law, and are proud new grandparents to baby 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 and spending time with my family. They are 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’m working on: Amway IBO.

Lea

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 sports 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

Years of Experience   41 (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 remained excited for change (even after 41 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: Husband-Greg, 2 daughters, 1 son-in-law, yellow lab (Marlie), and grandma of 4!
  • 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 and pop music.
  • Travel destinations: I love to travel anywhere!
  • Side hustles I’m working on: scrapbooking and spending time with grandkids.