Barbara, Financial Administrator
Barbara joined our team in 2017 after working nine years as a nursing assistant. She works with patients’ accounts and their insurance providers to help make their dental experience easier. She loves working with patients on a daily basis and building good relationships with them. It makes her happy to see patients leave with a new smile they are proud of. Barbara believes that a hygiene appointment is not just a cleaning. It is a clinical exam of your oral health and is a very important part of your overall physical health, as well.
Larizza, Administrative Assistant
Larizza joined our team as an Administrative Assistant in 2021, and loves the chance to work with such awesome people. She always looks forward to meeting new patients. When not in the office, Larizza enjoys spending time with her three children.
“It’s never too late to improve your smile.”
Stefanie, Practice Manager and Licensed Dental Assistant
Stefanie joined the team in 2007. As a child, she had a lot of dental work done and found the field interesting. She loves seeing patients feel confident about their smiles. Patients love that she makes them feel comfortable by asking them about things happening in their lives other than why they are at the appointment. Seeing patients on a regular basis makes it easy to build relationships, which she enjoys.
Cassie, Licensed Dental Assistant
Cassie has been in the dental field since 2014 and with our team since 2018. She loves helping give people healthy smiles and seeing their confidence increase when their smiles are transformed. She can relate to patients by having had orthodontics done herself. Patients love that she encourages questions and that she is always listens to their concerns. She believes that a healthy mouth allows you to live longer and that smiles are worth it no matter your age.
Paige, Licensed and Restorative Functions-Certified Dental Assistant
Paige joined our team in 2020. She graduated from South Central College North Mankato in 2014, and earned a degree in Restorative Functions in 2018 from the University of Minnesota. She is Restorative Functions certified, and looks forward to having real conversations with her patients and finding common ground with them. Paige also enjoys the chance to bond with her co-workers. Her hobbies include golf, volleyball, and music. Her favorite quote: “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.”
Sydney, Licensed and Certified Dental Assistant
Sydney originally joined our practice in 2018, and then began working with us again in 2020. She earned her degree in Dental Assisting from Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount MN in 2018. Sydney loves seeing the before and after transformations and making her patients happy. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time in her camper, hunting, and four wheeling.
“If you are working on something really exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pushes you.” -Steve Jobs
Angela, Registered Dental Hygienist
Angela has been a dental hygienist for 21 years and with our team for five years. She became a hygienist to help make dental visits as comfortable and stress free as possible for patients. She loves getting to know patients and answering their questions, helping them become better educated about their oral health. Patients love that she listens to them and that she honors their exam preferences during dental appointments. Angela believes in the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” especially when it comes to your periodontal health.
Katrine, Registered Dental Hygienist
Katrine has worked in the dental field for 20 years. She enjoys helping people keep their teeth for a lifetime, as a smile is one of the first things a person and others notice. She wants to be a part of making their smiles beautiful. Patients love that she makes everyone feel special and that she listens to their concerns, helping them have as comfortable a dental appointment as she can. She believes that daily brushing and flossing and regular dental hygiene appointments improve your overall health. She likes to say, “Only floss the teeth you want to keep for a lifetime.”
Shannon, Registered Dental Hygienist
Shannon earned her degree in Dental Assisting in 2009 and her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2015, both from Rochester Community and Technical College, and joined our team in 2020. Shannon is a Licensed Dental Assistant and a Licensed Dental Hygienist, and is certified in the use of dental lasers. She enjoys learning about all aspects of dentistry and loves a good challenge. The most rewarding part of her job is seeing different people everyday and working with them to improve their oral health. She appreciates the opportunity to get to know each patient on a personal level. Shannon’s hobbies include ranger riding, crafting, baking, and spending time with her kids, nieces, and nephews.
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