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, Financial 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, Treatment Coordinator
Jen strives to welcome everyone with a happy smile and warm heart. She graduated from Herzing College in the Dental Assisting Program in 2008, which makes her uniquely qualified to answer any questions regarding treatment. She is also able to assist with benefit questions and appointment scheduling. Jen lives in Cottage Grove, MN with her husband, Antonio, and their two children, Brody and Elle. She enjoys spending time with her neighbors and watching her son participate in all his sporting events.
"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, Treatment Coordinator
Marisa has taken on many roles at Woodbury Dental Care since joining the team in 2015. She works at the front desk as a Treatment Coordinator, a Sterilization Assistant, and she is also our Marketing and Practice Development Coordinator. After growing up in Superior, WI, Marisa currently makes her home in Hudson, WI with her four-legged baby, Bentley. She enjoys time at the lake, kayaking, and riding her horse, Peanut.
"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 the dentist's in all aspects of the practice, including lab cases and post-treatment patient care. This mother of two and proud grandmother 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 four 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.”
Riley, Licensed Dental Assistant
Riley completed one of her internships at Woodbury Dental Care through Century College's Dental Assisting Program. She joined WDC in 2016 following her graduation. Riley enjoys getting to know patients and providing comfort throughout each dental visit. Riley grew up in Cottage Grove, MN. She enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and volunteering in humanitarian efforts around the world.
"I appreciate the environment Woodbury Dental Care has created for patients to feel comfortable and cared for. My goal has always been to help others. I find it very rewarding seeing a patient smile after treatment."
Tonia, Licensed Dental Assistant
Tonia has been a assisting since 1996, joining the WDC team in 2017. 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 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."
Jami, Licensed Dental Assistant
Joining the team in 2017, Jami is a dedicated assistant who strives to put a smile on your face. Jami grew up in the small town of Rush City, MN. She now resides in St. Paul Park, MN with her fiancé, Greg, and their two dogs, Finn and Chevelle. Jami enjoys working on house projects with her fiancé, trips to the dog park and spending time with family.
"I have always had an interest in the dental field. I feel blessed to be working my dream job in a wonderful dental clinic that puts patients first. I truly enjoy being a part of the WDC team."
Malerie, Licensed Dental Assistant
A graduate of Dakota County Technical College, Mal enjoys the dental field because it affords her the opportunity to work with people of all ages and backgrounds, she loves to hear each patient's story. Mal lives in her hometown of Hastings, MN where she coaches a girls traveling hockey team. Mal enjoys travel to tropical places and spending time with her family and friends.
"I strive to do the best I can to help each patient feel as welcome and as comfortable as possible. It is a blessing to be apart of this hard working team here at Woodbury Dental Care.
Denise, Licensed Dental Assistant
Denise started her dental career 20 years ago following her graduation from Lakeland Medical Academy. Her passion is to educate her patients in all their dental needs and make sure they are comfortable throughout each visit. Denise grew up in Maine moving to Minnesota years ago, she now makes her home in Woodbury, MN. Denise has two daughters, recent college graduates, and a spunky 15 year old mini schnauzer. She enjoys exploring Minnesota and Wisconsin's country side on her Harley with Dan.
"I am so excited to be part of WDC and I can't wait to meet everyone. It's such a honor to be able to work for such wonderful and fun doctors."
Mary, Registered 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.”
Annie, Registered 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, Registered 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, Registered 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, Registered Dental Hygienist
After graduating from the University of Minnesota with her Bachelor 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. She now resides in Rosemount, MN with her husband and two daughters. 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.
"I love meeting new people and hearing their story, which makes meeting new patients always a pleasure!"
Tonya, Registered Dental Hygienist
Tonya joined WDC in the summer of 2009. The wife and mother of two boys 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, Registered 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 went on 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, Registered 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 achieve 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."
Angela, Registered Dental Hygienist
After graduating from the University of St. Thomas in 2012, Angela went on to attend the dental hygiene program at the University of Minnesota. Her and her family had been patients at Woodbury Dental Care of 13 years before she joined our staff as a dental hygienist in 2015. Currently, Angela resides in Rochester, MN with her husband, Josh and their son, Danny. They enjoy getting outdoors for walks and cooking meals together.
"Having been a patient at WDC, I have the staff to thank for years of wonderful care, which encouraged me to apply for dental hygiene school. The atmosphere in the office always was and still is, welcoming and friendly, making every dental visit pleasant."
Nichole, Registered Dental Hygienist
After graduating from Minnesota State Univeristy, Mankato with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene in the summer of 2018. Nichole was excited join the WDC staff because of the caring team and fun, comfortable and positive environment. She grew up in Oakdale, MN and recently moved to Cottage Grove, MN. Outside of work, Nichole enjoys shopping, boating, and spending time with friends and family.
"I have always loved teeth and enjoyed helping others. It make my job even more rewarding to see the smiles on patients faces after treatment."
Nicole S., Registered Dental Hygienist
Nicole joined the WDC team in the fall of 2018. She moved back to Minnesota after spending a decade providing care to patients in Iowa. Nicole received her Bachelors of Science in 2008 from Minnesota State University Mankato. To Nicole the best part of her job is getting to know her patients beyong their teeth. She cherishes the relationships she encounters with not only her patients, but work family as well! She is married to her college sweetheart and is a busy mom of three! In her spare time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family and trying to improve her golf game.
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.