Our team is excited to meet you! We love helping our patients improve their oral health and achieve beautiful, confident smiles. We invite you to call Nelson & Bury Dentistry at 605-341-3670 to schedule your appointment with Dr. James Nelson, Dr. Matthew Bury and Dr. Mandy Nelson, our experienced dentists in Rapid City, South Dakota, and learn more about our many dental services.

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Office Manager

Brittany

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Office Manager

HANNAH K.

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Scheduling
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JILL

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Brittany earned her dental assisting diploma from Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska, and then took the Dental Assisting National Boards (DANB) to become nationally certified in dental assisting. While her husband finished dental school in Nebraska, she worked for a pediatric dental office and later assisted at a practice in rural South Dakota upon her husband’s graduation. Brittany can be often found managing the day to day aspects of the office. She says her favorite part of dentistry is being able to be a part of creating a positive experience for all patients.

Brittany is married to her husband, Matt, and together they have a 5-year-old daughter named Blaire. When not at the office, Brittany enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching her daughter participate in gymnastics, playing racquetball with her husband and catching up on her Netflix shows.

Hannah earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Northwestern University. She joined our team in 2019 and also volunteers as the chair of professional development for Elevate Rapid City. As our office manager, Hannah oversees the daily operations of our office, including growth planing and execution, marketing and insurance partnerships. She loves the relationships that we build with our patients, and she enjoys knowing that our patients are happy with us and feel comfortable referring their friends and family to us for their dental care. She is always looking for ways to use the talents of our team to improve our patients’ experience and ensure that Nelson & Bury Dentistry is a place where everyone is treated like family.

Hannah is a Black Hills native. She and her husband, Dalton, have a puppy named Bear. Hannah can often be found playing sand volleyball, camping, hiking or chasing Bear around the dog park.

Jill has been working in the dental field for 25 years. She started her career as a dental assistant but found her calling at the front desk. Jill says her true passion is scheduling and has recently took on the position of scheduling coordinator. Jill is awesome at finding convenient appointment times for our patients.

Jill has been married to her husband, Ken, for 25 years. In her free time, Jill enjoys bike riding, swimming and spending time with her family and friends.

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Financial Coordinator

PENNY

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Front Office

BRENDY

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Front Office

ROBIN

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Penny joined our team in March 2013. Penny has completed many seminars and courses regarding dental, medical and management training, and she has more than 20 years of experience in the dental field. She loves being part of such a great team of professionals and enjoys helping patients whenever possible.

Penny was raised in Rapid City and married her high school sweetheart, Chuck, with whom she has a son and three grandsons. When not in our office she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and enjoying the Black Hills and all it has to offer.

Brendy graduated with high honors from Western Dakota Tech with a medical secretary degree and has been working in the medical and business fields for over 20 years. Brendy joined our practice in 2018. She loves her co-workers and our wonderful patients, and she goes the extra mile to help every patient leave our office with a smile on their face.

Brendy was born and raised in Rapid City. She is a proud mother to two amazing children, Chance and Timarie. Chance and his wife, Stacey, live in Omaha and work helping the youth at Boys Town. Brendy’s greatest joy is being a grandma to their beautiful son, Miles. Timarie is a recent graduate of USD in Vermillion and is currently working on her master’s degree. Brendy enjoys spending time with her family and with her four dogs, Toby, Roxy, Sky and Gracie, and her two cats, Genesis and Moustachio. She also loves playing board games, camping, gardening, doing crafts, going to plays, reading and sitting out by the fire on her deck.

Robin completed her associate degree in computer science in 2020, joining our team in May of that same year. She brings with her a cheerful attitude and great organizational skills, and she enjoys the friendly, positive and family-oriented atmosphere of our office.

Robin has a 3-year-old daughter with whom she loves spending time when not in the office.

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Dental Hygienist

ARISSA

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Dental Hygienist

ASHLEY G.

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Dental Hygienist

HANNAH J.

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Arissa attended Sheridan College and joined our practice in January 2013. She loves the relationships she has built with her patients over her years with us.

Arissa is a Rapid City native and loves the outdoors. Outside the office, she enjoys hunting, fishing and hiking with her family. Arissa and her husband, Casey, have one daughter named Andi.

Ashley obtained her dental hygiene degree in 2014 from Tarrant County College in Hurst, Texas. Before becoming a hygienist, Ashley worked as an assistant at an orthodontic office. Ashley says she enjoys getting to know her patients and takes pride in providing patients with the proper tools in preventing oral disease.

Ashley moved to the area from Texas. She is married to her husband, Aaron, who serves in the Air Force, and they have two children named Jackson and Paisley. Ashley and her family love to travel with their camper and enjoy the outdoors.

Hannah attended the dental hygiene program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry for her training. She joined our team in July 2020 and enjoys how everyone at our practice is a team player and helps each other out. Hannah always greets our patients with a friendly smile and can be found helping out wherever she is needed.

Hannah is originally from Chadron, Nebraska, and is the youngest of three siblings. Outside the office, she enjoys hiking, trying new places to eat, watching movies, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

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Dental Hygienist

SHAYLON

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Dental Assistant & Sterilization Technician

ELLIE

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Dental Assistant & Clinic Coordinator

JUDY

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Shaylon attended Sheridan College for her dental hygiene training prior to joining our team. She loves the friendships and relationships she has made with her co-workers and our patients.

Shaylon and her husband, Nate, have three children, Mayson, Hudson and Nova.

Ellie completed her dental assisting degree through the University of Georgia. She joined our office in June 2020 and loves connecting with our patients and learning all about dentistry.

When not in the office, her hobbies include swimming, hiking, traveling and fishing.

Judy completed her training as a registered dental assistant in 1985 and joined our team in May 2018. She is a great team player and loves the teamwork, quality of dentistry, skill and bedside manner in our practice.

Judy is married and has two sons and three grandchildren. Outside the office, her hobbies include horseback riding, bow hunting and shooting.

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Dental Assistant

KALYNN

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Dental Assistant

KASSIE

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Dental Assistant

PAULA

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KaLynn graduated with her dental assisting diploma from Western Dakota Tech in 2008. She is most often found assisting Dr. Nelson chairside. KaLynn is known for her infectious laugh and outgoing personality. She says what she loves most about dentistry is being able to help patients become more confident with their smiles.

KaLynn enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs. She enjoys ATV riding, camping and playing with her granddaughter.

Kassie graduated from Ozark Technical Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree and a certificate in dental assisting in October 2015. She joined our team in December 2019 and loves being part of a dental family that works well together. Kassie is a self-starter and a team player, and she always works to stay positive in every aspect of her life.

Kassie recently moved to Rapid City from Missouri. She and her fiancé have three daughters and two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys anything outside, including hunting, fishing, hiking and camping.

Paula graduated from Western Dakota Tech in 2018 with her dental assisting certification and joined our practice in April 2019. She loves working with our team and our amazing patients, and she often helps our patients to feel more at ease while receiving treatment.

Prior to entering the dental field, Paula worked as a graphic designer for print and websites. She and her husband, Travis, have two children, Merrik and Peyton, and three dogs. Her sons are Scouts, and scouting plays a big part in their family life. Paula’s hobbies include fishing, camping and hiking.

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Dental Assistant

KELIA

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Treatmant Coordinator

LAURA

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Front Office

PAM

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Kelia joined our team in June of 2020. She graduated from Rapid City Christian School in 2019 and completed a dental assisting program at Western Dakota Tech in 2020. She loves getting to work with our patients and help them improve their dental health, as well as working closely with the dentists and hygienists to achieve the overall goal of making sure our patients have the best care anywhere.

Kelia is lucky to have her parents and a little sister living in town. When she is not in the office, she enjoys snowboarding in the winter and going to the lake in the summer.

Laura graduated from Western Career College in 1993 and earned an Associate of Science degree in 1996 from American River College. She worked as a registered dental assistant in California from 1993 to 2013 before moving to Minnesota in 2013 to be near family. In September 2020, she moved to South Dakota and joined our team, and she feels it is the best move she has ever made! South Dakota is a breath of fresh air for her, and the people of Rapid City are so welcoming, including the awesome dental team at Nelson & Bury Dentistry.

Laura loves the great atmosphere of our practice and how qualified and friendly all of her coworkers are. Laura brings clinical knowledge to the front desk with a light-hearted personality, and she enjoys making patients feel comfortable in stressful situations.

Pam joined our team in 2020 and loves the great, caring people she gets to work with! She appreciates how her team members take care of each other and treat everyone like family, and she is always ready to help our patients with her friendly disposition.

Pam is a mother to five adult children and grandmother to 13 grandchildren. In her spare time, she loves cooking, crafting and being with her family.

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Dental Hygienist

Ashley L.

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Cynthia

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Ashley L. was previously a dental assistant as well as a dental receptionist. In 2019, she graduated from Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming, as a dental hygienist. She joined our team earlier this year and enjoys building relationships with patients and feeling like one big family in the office! She is attentive to the needs of her patients and strives to create a relaxing environment and ensure their comfort during treatment.

In her spare time, Ashley L. enjoys gardening, boating, going on walks with her silver lab, Kona, and doing home renovations.

Cynthia joined our team in 2020 and is a very energetic worker! She feels that work is about building lifelong relationships with her patients and team, and she loves how well her team members work together to provide our patients with exceptional care.

Outside of the office, Cynthia is married with three wonderful children. She and her husband are both from Montana and are enjoying living in Rapid City. Cynthia loves watching her children's sporting activities and hiking with her family.

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Office Manager

Brittany

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Brittany earned her dental assisting diploma from Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska, and then took the Dental Assisting National Boards (DANB) to become nationally certified in dental assisting. While her husband finished dental school in Nebraska, she worked for a pediatric dental office and later assisted at a practice in rural South Dakota upon her husband’s graduation. Brittany can be often found managing the day to day aspects of the office. She says her favorite part of dentistry is being able to be a part of creating a positive experience for all patients.

Brittany is married to her husband, Matt, and together they have a 5-year-old daughter named Blaire. When not at the office, Brittany enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching her daughter participate in gymnastics, playing racquetball with her husband and catching up on her Netflix shows.

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Office Manager

HANNAH K.

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Hannah earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Northwestern University. She joined our team in 2019 and also volunteers as the chair of professional development for Elevate Rapid City. As our office manager, Hannah oversees the daily operations of our office, including growth planing and execution, marketing and insurance partnerships. She loves the relationships that we build with our patients, and she enjoys knowing that our patients are happy with us and feel comfortable referring their friends and family to us for their dental care. She is always looking for ways to use the talents of our team to improve our patients’ experience and ensure that Nelson & Bury Dentistry is a place where everyone is treated like family.

Hannah is a Black Hills native. She and her husband, Dalton, have a puppy named Bear. Hannah can often be found playing sand volleyball, camping, hiking or chasing Bear around the dog park.

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Scheduling Coordinator

JILL

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Jill has been working in the dental field for 25 years. She started her career as a dental assistant but found her calling at the front desk. Jill says her true passion is scheduling and has recently took on the position of scheduling coordinator. Jill is awesome at finding convenient appointment times for our patients.

Jill has been married to her husband, Ken, for 25 years. In her free time, Jill enjoys bike riding, swimming and spending time with her family and friends.

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Financial Coordinator

PENNY

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Penny joined our team in March 2013. Penny has completed many seminars and courses regarding dental, medical and management training, and she has more than 20 years of experience in the dental field. She loves being part of such a great team of professionals and enjoys helping patients whenever possible.

Penny was raised in Rapid City and married her high school sweetheart, Chuck, with whom she has a son and three grandsons. When not in our office she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and enjoying the Black Hills and all it has to offer.

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Front Office

BRENDY

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Brendy graduated with high honors from Western Dakota Tech with a medical secretary degree and has been working in the medical and business fields for over 20 years. Brendy joined our practice in 2018. She loves her co-workers and our wonderful patients, and she goes the extra mile to help every patient leave our office with a smile on their face.

Brendy was born and raised in Rapid City. She is a proud mother to two amazing children, Chance and Timarie. Chance and his wife, Stacey, live in Omaha and work helping the youth at Boys Town. Brendy’s greatest joy is being a grandma to their beautiful son, Miles. Timarie is a recent graduate of USD in Vermillion and is currently working on her master’s degree. Brendy enjoys spending time with her family and with her four dogs, Toby, Roxy, Sky and Gracie, and her two cats, Genesis and Moustachio. She also loves playing board games, camping, gardening, doing crafts, going to plays, reading and sitting out by the fire on her deck.

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Front Office

ROBIN

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Robin completed her associate degree in computer science in 2020, joining our team in May of that same year. She brings with her a cheerful attitude and great organizational skills, and she enjoys the friendly, positive and family-oriented atmosphere of our office.

Robin has a 3-year-old daughter with whom she loves spending time when not in the office.

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Dental Hygienist

ARISSA

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Arissa attended Sheridan College and joined our practice in January 2013. She loves the relationships she has built with her patients over her years with us.

Arissa is a Rapid City native and loves the outdoors. Outside the office, she enjoys hunting, fishing and hiking with her family. Arissa and her husband, Casey, have one daughter named Andi.

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Dental Hygienist

ASHLEY G.

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Ashley obtained her dental hygiene degree in 2014 from Tarrant County College in Hurst, Texas. Before becoming a hygienist, Ashley worked as an assistant at an orthodontic office. Ashley says she enjoys getting to know her patients and takes pride in providing patients with the proper tools in preventing oral disease.

Ashley moved to the area from Texas. She is married to her husband, Aaron, who serves in the Air Force, and they have two children named Jackson and Paisley. Ashley and her family love to travel with their camper and enjoy the outdoors.

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Dental Hygienist

HANNAH J.

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Hannah attended the dental hygiene program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry for her training. She joined our team in July 2020 and enjoys how everyone at our practice is a team player and helps each other out. Hannah always greets our patients with a friendly smile and can be found helping out wherever she is needed.

Hannah is originally from Chadron, Nebraska, and is the youngest of three siblings. Outside the office, she enjoys hiking, trying new places to eat, watching movies, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

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Dental Hygienist

SHAYLON

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Shaylon attended Sheridan College for her dental hygiene training prior to joining our team. She loves the friendships and relationships she has made with her co-workers and our patients.

Shaylon and her husband, Nate, have three children, Mayson, Hudson and Nova.

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Dental Assistant & Sterilization Technician

ELLIE

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Ellie completed her dental assisting degree through the University of Georgia. She joined our office in June 2020 and loves connecting with our patients and learning all about dentistry.

When not in the office, her hobbies include swimming, hiking, traveling and fishing.

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Dental Assistant & Clinic Coordinator

JUDY

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Judy completed her training as a registered dental assistant in 1985 and joined our team in May 2018. She is a great team player and loves the teamwork, quality of dentistry, skill and bedside manner in our practice.

Judy is married and has two sons and three grandchildren. Outside the office, her hobbies include horseback riding, bow hunting and shooting.

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Dental Assistant

KALYNN

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KaLynn graduated with her dental assisting diploma from Western Dakota Tech in 2008. She is most often found assisting Dr. Nelson chairside. KaLynn is known for her infectious laugh and outgoing personality. She says what she loves most about dentistry is being able to help patients become more confident with their smiles.

KaLynn enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs. She enjoys ATV riding, camping and playing with her granddaughter.

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Dental Assistant

KASSIE

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Kassie graduated from Ozark Technical Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree and a certificate in dental assisting in October 2015. She joined our team in December 2019 and loves being part of a dental family that works well together. Kassie is a self-starter and a team player, and she always works to stay positive in every aspect of her life.

Kassie recently moved to Rapid City from Missouri. She and her fiancé have three daughters and two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys anything outside, including hunting, fishing, hiking and camping.

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Dental Assistant

PAULA

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Paula graduated from Western Dakota Tech in 2018 with her dental assisting certification and joined our practice in April 2019. She loves working with our team and our amazing patients, and she often helps our patients to feel more at ease while receiving treatment.

Prior to entering the dental field, Paula worked as a graphic designer for print and websites. She and her husband, Travis, have two children, Merrik and Peyton, and three dogs. Her sons are Scouts, and scouting plays a big part in their family life. Paula’s hobbies include fishing, camping and hiking.

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Dental Assistant

KELIA

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Kelia joined our team in June of 2020. She graduated from Rapid City Christian School in 2019 and completed a dental assisting program at Western Dakota Tech in 2020. She loves getting to work with our patients and help them improve their dental health, as well as working closely with the dentists and hygienists to achieve the overall goal of making sure our patients have the best care anywhere.

Kelia is lucky to have her parents and a little sister living in town. When she is not in the office, she enjoys snowboarding in the winter and going to the lake in the summer.

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Treatment Coordinator

LAURA

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Laura graduated from Western Career College in 1993 and earned an Associate of Science degree in 1996 from American River College. She worked as a registered dental assistant in California from 1993 to 2013 before moving to Minnesota in 2013 to be near family. In September 2020, she moved to South Dakota and joined our team, and she feels it is the best move she has ever made! South Dakota is a breath of fresh air for her, and the people of Rapid City are so welcoming, including the awesome dental team at Nelson & Bury Dentistry.

Laura loves the great atmosphere of our practice and how qualified and friendly all of her coworkers are. Laura brings clinical knowledge to the front desk with a light-hearted personality, and she enjoys making patients feel comfortable in stressful situations.

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Front Office

PAM

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Pam joined our team in 2020 and loves the great, caring people she gets to work with! She appreciates how her team members take care of each other and treat everyone like family, and she is always ready to help our patients with her friendly disposition.

Pam is a mother to five adult children and grandmother to 13 grandchildren. In her spare time, she loves cooking, crafting and being with her family.

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Dental Hygenist

Ashley L.

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Ashley L. was previously a dental assistant as well as a dental receptionist. In 2019, she graduated from Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming, as a dental hygienist. She joined our team earlier this year and enjoys building relationships with patients and feeling like one big family in the office! She is attentive to the needs of her patients and strives to create a relaxing environment and ensure their comfort during treatment.

In her spare time, Ashley L. enjoys gardening, boating, going on walks with her silver lab, Kona, and doing home renovations.

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Cynthia

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Cynthia joined our team in 2020 and is a very energetic worker! She feels that work is about building lifelong relationships with her patients and team, and she loves how well her team members work together to provide our patients with exceptional care.

Outside of the office, Cynthia is married with three wonderful children. She and her husband are both from Montana and are enjoying living in Rapid City. Cynthia loves watching her children's sporting activities and hiking with her family.

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