Focused on Patient Care
I really enjoy getting to know each of my patients and understanding what their goals are for their oral health. Everyone is an individual and deserves individual care; I always strive to make sure I know what each patient is hoping to achieve by having their treatment completed so that we can be sure the end result will make them smile.
We realize here at Dakota Smiles that a visit to the dental office is not the highlight of most people’s day. My hope is that our office can become a place our patients are able to relax and feel comfortable at. I aim to achieve this by walking patients through each procedure we do and taking the time to answer any and all questions that may come up along the way.
Education and Continuing Education
I attended North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota, where I received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. I then went on to attend and graduate with distinction from the University of Minnesota, where I received by Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
Since finishing my formal education, I have continued to expand my knowledge by regularly attending continuing education classes in my spare time. These classes have helped me to stay up to date on the always evolving field of dentistry. I have been very fortunate to attend classes by Spear Education that have enabled me to view dentistry comprehensively, so that I can provide the best individual care for every patient. I truly enjoy the opportunity to be a life-long learner and having the chance to take what I’ve learned and share it with my staff and patients.
I grew up just north of Fargo, ND, and after attending school in the Twin Cities, naturally returned to the Red River Valley to pursue my passion. I married my husband, Ethan, in 2017 and we welcomed our first child in March of 2019.
When I’m not at the office, you can find me at our lake cabin, regardless of the time of year. My husband and I enjoy spending time in the ice house in the winter and time out in the boat during the summer. We also enjoy cheering on the Bison football team in the fall and traveling to Minneapolis to catch a game by any of the Minnesota sports teams.