Brittany earned her dental assisting diploma from Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska. 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. Brittany oversees all the daily business administrative tasks in the office, manages the budget, and oversees HIPAA compliance. Brittany loves dentistry and enjoys being able to help facilitate a positive and efficient office environment for staff and patients.
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. She is passionate about helping our patients understand their insurance and financial obligations. Robin enjoys the friendly, positive, and family-oriented atmosphere of our office.
Heather graduated from Simi Valley Dental program with her dental assisting diploma. Heather worked as a dental assistant in California and South Dakota for many years before joining our office as the office manager. Heather is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) and is a registered dental assistant in the state of South Dakota. Heather oversees all daily office operations. Heather enjoys creating lasting relationships with our patients and awesome team!
Leanne has worked in the dental field for 19 years. Leanne worked in a dental office in Utah for many years before moving to South Dakota. Leanne works in our front office. She is very knowledgeable in all things dental but especially enjoys helping patients understand their insurance.
Penny is the financial coordinator at our office. 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.
Jill is the scheduling coordinator at our office. She has been working in the dental field for 26 years. She started her career as a dental assistant but found her calling at the front desk. Jill says her true passion is scheduling. Jill is awesome at finding convenient appointment times for our patients.
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 to be near family. In September 2020, she moved to South Dakota and joined our team. She feels it is the best move she has ever made! Laura loves the great atmosphere of our practice and how qualified and friendly all her coworkers are. Laura brings clinical knowledge to the front desk with a light-hearted personality.
Angie has worked in dentistry for 6 years and completed certification for medical coding and billing in 2020. Angie works in our front office scheduling and checking in all our patients. Angie has a bubbly personality and is always willing to help in any way possible. She enjoys talking with all our patients and loves the family feel of our practice.
Amanda came to us with previous management experience in the retail industry. She works in our front office greeting all our patients with her friendly smile and she helps to facilitate a smooth check in experience. Amanda enjoys learning all that she can about dentistry and loves being apart of a team that truly cares about their patients.
Kirsten N. has her associates degree in dental hygiene. She has worked in the dental field for many years and loves the challenges and variety working in dentistry brings. Kirsten moved here from Minnesota and enjoys the beauty of the Black Hills. Kirsten is organized, knowledgeable in dentistry, and her easy-going personality makes our patients always feel at ease.
Shelby graduated from Sheridan College with her associate degree in dental hygiene. She worked as a dental assistant for several years in North Dakota before continuing her education. Shelby’s bubbly personality and attentiveness helps our patients to have the best experience while in the dental chair. Shelby loves dentistry because she can be an integral part in changing patients’ attitude towards visiting the dentist.
Bridgett graduated from Sheridan College with her Associate of Science and graduated from The University of Wyoming with her Bachelor of Science of Dental Hygiene. Bridgett’s kindness shines through in everything she does, and she is great at making patients feel cared for! She loves working in dentistry because she knows she can leave a positive impact on patients and their oral health.
Kirstin G. Graduated with her dental hygiene degree from North Dakota State College of Science. Kirstin serves in the National Guard and has experience as a dental assistant. Her gentle demeanor and thoroughness provide a great dental experience.
Shay attended Sheridan College for her dental hygiene degree. She has worked in the dental field for several years. Shay’s bright smile and gentle demeanor makes our patients feel at ease. She loves the friendships and relationships she has made with her co-workers and our patients.
Michelle received her dental assisting diploma from Western Dakota Tech in 2021 and joined our office shortly after graduating. Michelle enjoys working chairside with all our doctors and is great at making sure our patients feel comfortable. Michelle loves working in dentistry because she likes to help patients become confident with their smiles and oral health.
Gretchen graduated with her dental assisting diploma from Lake Area Tech in 2019. Gretchen works chairside with our doctors as well as helps in the front office when needed. Gretchen has an outgoing personality and enjoys chatting with all our patients. She loves working in dentistry because she like to help make a difference in our patients lives.
Sarah graduated with her dental assisting degree from Santa Rosa Junior College. Sarah worked for several years as a dental assistant in California before recently moving to Rapid City. Sarah enjoys the versatility dentistry provides and loves building rapport with all our patients.
Paula graduated from Western Dakota Tech in 2018 with her dental assisting certification and joined our practice shortly after. Paula works chairside with our doctors and oversees all the office supply ordering. Paula is organized and always ready to take care of our patients. She loves working with our team and she enjoys helping our patients to feel more at ease while receiving treatment.
Kass graduated from Ozark Technical Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree and a certificate in dental assisting in October 2015. Kass joined our team after moving to the area from Missouri. Kass works chairside with our doctors and loves being part of a dental family that works well together. Kass is a self-starter and a team player, and she always works to stay positive in every aspect of her life.
KaLynn graduated with her dental assisting diploma from Western Dakota Tech in 2008. Kalynn not only works chairside with our doctors but also coordinates our implant cases. KaLynn is known for her vibrant laugh and outgoing personality. She says what she loves most about dentistry is being able to help patients become more confident with their smiles.
Averi attended bible college in Nebraska before moving to South Dakota with her husband. Averi is the sterilization tech and helps our doctors with our youngest patient exams. Averi is very organized and loves to be helpful in anyway possible.
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