Amanda, Office Manager
A New Jersey transplant, Amanda is now at home in Woodbury. She was a WDC patient before she joined the office in 1998. Her role is to assist patients with their treatment plans, benefit questions, and financial options. Amanda says WDC is not a traditional dental office, but has a fun, relaxing atmosphere that patients respond to. The most satisfying part of her job is building relationships with patients and helping them with their needs.
“We all care about our patients and are interested in their dental health. We try to make their experiences here extremely comfortable.”
Julie, Treatment Coordinator
Julie assists patients with their treatment plans, benefit questions, and financial options. She has worked at WDC since 1995 and says coming to work at WDC is like getting together with good friends. This mother of four especially loves seeing all the kids who love to come to the dentist.
“This is the best office I have worked at in all my years in dentistry. We offer patients cutting-edge dentistry in a family-like atmosphere.”
Ione, Patient Services Coordinator
Ione greets patients, answers phones, and assists patients with appointments and financial questions. She sees everyone from toddlers to older patients who had grown up dreading trips to the dentist respond immediately to the warm and caring atmosphere. As a mother and grandmother, she especially enjoys seeing children walk through the door, excited to be here. It is important to Ione to make a great first impression, whether on the phone greeting patients, when they walk through the door, or helping to schedule an appointment. Ione enjoys working with the assorted and unique personalities of each person and their families. Ione spends a lot of her free time with her grandchildren.
“The atmosphere here is warm, inviting, and fun – not just for a staff member, but for patients as well.”
Jen, Patient Services Coordinator
The moment I walked into WDC I was welcomed with happy smiles and warm hearts. I have come to realize only being at WDC a short time that every person that comes into the office is treated the very same way! My husband, son and I just moved to Woodbury and fell in love with the town and the friendly peope in in. I feel incredibly privileged to be a part of Woodbury Dental Care and call the staff here my dental family. I look forward to meeting all the new patients that come to WDC.
Marisa, Patient Service Coordinator
Marisa joined Woodbury Dental Care in 2015 in our sterilization department where she is responsible for the sterilization and organization of our dental instruments. You may also meet Marisa at our front desk where she also works as a Patient Services Coordinator.
After growing up in Superior, WI, Marisa currently makes her home in Hudson, WI with her four-legged baby Bentley. She also enjoys time at the lake, riding her horse, Peanut, and performing in rodeos.
"It is a rare opportunity to have so many wonderful people working in the same place. Woodbury Dental Care is one of those places. I feel lucky to be a part of it."
Jean, Licensed Dental Assistant
An assistant since 1986, Jean joined us at WDC in 2000. She assists Dr. Pelke and Dr. Edlund in all aspects of the practice, including lab cases and post-treatment patient care. This mother of two commutes from Marine on St. Croix, but says she would happily do a much longer commute just to work at WDC. Jean describes the atmosphere as very upbeat, where people truly enjoy one another as friends as well as co-workers. It is an atmosphere and attitude that patients enjoy and feel a part of as well.
“The most satisfying part of my job is ensuring the comfort for our patients, and seeing how much they appreciate the way they are treated as well as the positive changes we can make in their lives.”
Sherry, Licensed Dental Assistant
Sherry has been at WDC since 2004, but in dentistry since 1989. She assists all three dentists and is responsible for ordering and orthodontic cases. She says the atmosphere at WDC is one of a family, where the people are concerned about each other and always willing to help. Sherry has three grown children and 4 grandchildren. Her oldest son, Tim, is a graduate of the U of M School of Dentistry and practices in Siren, WI.
“I love getting to know our patients and their families and working with doctors who really care about their patients.”
Alix, Licensed Dental Assistant
Alix has been part of the Woodbury Dental Care team since 2012. She has advanced training in sedation dentistry. She feels the atmosphere of the office is warm and welcoming and enjoys seeing the patients feel a part of the WDC family as well. Alix, her husband, Brody, and sons Decker and Jameson reside in Woodbury and spend time with their family and friends enjoying the outdoors and cheering on the Minnesota Wild!.
“I love being a part of this warm and welcoming and supportive team. The most rewarding part of working at WDC is seeing our patients happy and comfortable”
Riley, Licensed Dental Assistant
Bio coming soon.
Tonia, Licensed Dental Assistant
Tonia joined WDC in 2017, but has been a Dental Assistant since 1996. Tonia, a native of northern Minnesota/ Canadian border town of Roseau, now resides in Lake Elmo with her family. She enjoys traveling and following her kids with hockey.
"I have always been fulfilled by taking care of of patients needs in the dental field. WDC provides outstanding care with the latest modern technology, yet provides a unique charming environment to patients. I am grateful to work with such a professional, supportive team. It has been a joy meeting the patients of WDC."
Colleen, Dental Hygienist
Colleen, Dr. Edlund’s first hygienist, has been with the practice since 1991. She is the Radiation Coordinator and also serves as the Dental Hygiene Department Representative. This mother of three echoes the feelings of others on the staff, that being part of the WDC team feels more like spending a day with friends than working.
“The mutual respect we have for each other allows each of us to use our education and knowledge to improve and maintain our patients’ oral health.”
Mary, Dental Hygienist
Mary has been at WDC since 1991. She is the mother of two grown children and a new puppy to keep her young. She says her co-workers work very well as a team, which results in building trusting relationships with our patients. She also enjoys working with the doctors because they are excellent with the patients and treat the staff as professionals. Mary is blessed with great teeth and wants to help others learn good dental health practices.
“My job is to put myself out of business by educating people on how to take care of their teeth.”
Sandy, Dental Hygienist
Sandy joined the dental hygiene department in 1996. In addition to her hygiene duties, she serves as Marketing and Practice Development Coordinator. She especially appreciates the genuine team approach taken to patient care at WDC. Allowing all members to stay on task and on time reduces stress and maintains a calm atmosphere. Sandy is married and has two adult children and spends her free time cheering on her favorite sports teams: the Gophers, the Twins, and the Packers.
“At WDC the doctors empower this staff to make decisions, to treat and provide services. We are all treated like professionals here.”
Annie, Dental Hygienist
This Woodbury native has been at WDC since being recruited from the University of Minnesota in 1997. She says she especially loves working with kids, seeing them grow over the years from their first dental visit to graduating from high school. A mother of three, Annie has participated in many of WDC’s humanitarian projects.
“I am impressed by how much time our dentists give to humanitarian programs like Give Kids a Smile and Union Gospel Mission. The love of their work shows!”
Nancy, Dental Hygienist
Nancy grew up in the cold environs of International Falls, but loves the warmth and camaraderie she finds every day at WDC. Since joining the practice, this 1997 University of Minnesota grad has been an active participant in most of WDC’s humanitarian programs and partaking in focus panels for 3M’s dental division.
“I take great pride in working with patients of all ages to develop a personalized home care routine that works for them to keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime.”
Sherry, Dental Hygienist
Sherry’s main goal is to make her patients feel comfortable, relaxed and of course laugh, while providing them the best dental care. Sherry has been at WDC since 2000. She loves outdoor sports and has a deep appreciation for everything life has to offer. Her work on WDC’s many humanitarian projects has reaffirmed her gratitude for her life, her family, and the great place she works.
“Our office has a very positive atmosphere, and the goal here is to provide individualized care for each and every patient.”
Kate, Dental Hygienist
After graduating from the University of Minnesota with her Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in the summer of 2008, Kate joined WDC in the following winter. A farm girl at heart, Kate was raised on a farm with her nine siblings in the small town of Medford, MN. Kate is a good fit with the rest of the WDC team, whom she considers her second family. She appreciates working with a supportive team who aims to help each other grow. Kate also loves meeting new people and hearing their story, which makes meeting new patients always a pleasure!
Tonya, Dental Hygienist
Tonya joined WDC in the summer of 2009. The wife and mother of two enjoys spending time fishing and boating at the family cabin. Tonya feels passionate about making patients feel comfortable, relaxed and well informed about their health care needs.
“The staff and the great patients make this a very enjoyable and relaxing place in which to work. I am proud to be a part of WDC.”
Trisha, Dental Hygienist
Trisha grew up in Chaska Minnesota and has been in the dental field since 2002. She graduated from Lakeland Dental Academy with an assisting license where she assisted a local orthodontist for over six years which has given her several years experience in patient care. Since then, she felt the need to further her education and returned to school to pursue a career in dental hygiene. She graduated from Century College and joined WDC in the spring of 2013.
Trisha and her family reside in Woodbury and are big hockey fans. She enjoys spending time with her husband John and her two boys Samuel and Zachary. Together they spend time at their family cabin in northern Minnesota.
Katie, Dental Hygienist
Katie's dream in life was always to work in the dental field. Growing up as a patient of Woodbury Dental Care truly inspired her to acheive her goal. She first joined our practice in 2009 working in the sterilization area and assisting. Following her dream, she continued her schooling and graduated from the Argosy University Dental Hygiene program in 2013. She was welcomed back to WDC to join the Dental Hygiene team. This mom of two boys enjoys checking out all the fun kid parks throughout the twin cities.
"Woodbury Dental Care has always been home. From taking care of me as a child to welcoming me to their team. You really can't go wrong in the hands of anyone here."
Alex, Clinical Coordinator
This New Jersey native has been at WDC since 2010. She expedites the flow of office functions and procedures. She also maintains the sterilization center which ultimately ensures that our patients not only receive the very best in dental care, but also benefit from the safe, clean, and comforting environment that we provide. Alex and her husband have three children.