Amanda- Dental Hygienist
Amanda has been practicing dental hygiene since 2008. Previously a biology major at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, she continued on to attend hygiene school at Argosy University when she moved to Minnesota in 2006. What she loves about the dental hygiene field is the connection and education she gets to offer patients. “The best part of my job is being able to have a part in helping people to love their smile again.” Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband Kevin and their 2 sons.
Jenni- Dental Assistant
Jenni has been with the Dental Health Care Center team as Dr. Woell’s dental assistant since 2002. She attended Century College where she became a Registered Dental Assistant. She has enjoyed the long term relationships she’s developed with the wonderful staff and patients. Jenni has years of orthodontic experience and has a special interest in helping patients transform their smile. She brings a positive attitude to DHCC and is always wearing a smile. Jenni and her husband Nate have 2 children, Katie and Matt, and a puppy named Hallie. They enjoy exploring Wisconsin near their home.
Laura- Dental Hygienist
Laura has been employed as a dental hygienist at Dental Health Care Center since July 2005. She graduated from the dental hygiene program at the University of South Dakota in May of 2005 and soon after left her home state of South Dakota for the Twin Cities. Laura loves the daily interaction with all the patients at DHCC, and works hard to make sure her patients feel at ease and are comfortable while giving the best care possible. Laura has continually stayed active within the Minnesota Dental Hygienists’ Association, where she is currently holding the role of Vice President. She is very active with community service and coordinates the Oral Cancer Awareness Walk annually. In 2013 Laura was awarded “Outstanding Dental Hygienist” by the St. Paul District Dental Society. Laura and her husband live near Richfield with their 2 daughters.
Lindsay- Patient Coordinator
Lindsay has been in the dental field since 2008 and joined Dental Health Care Center as a patient coordinator in early 2013. She recently relocated to Minnesota from Pennsylvania. Lindsay plays a crucial role in helping our patients experience an excellent dental visit. Knowing and understanding treatment options, costs, insurance benefits and duration of treatment are all keys pieces of information that Lindsay keeps track of to assist you in making important dental treatment decisions. Lindsay looks forward to meeting all of our patients at your next dental visit. In her free time she loves to travel, read, and spend time with her husband Michael and their dogs Roxy and Reagan.
Melodie- Patient Coordinator
Melodie is from Minneapolis and attended the University of Minnesota. Her career in the dental field began in 1969 when she started working for Dr. John F Erickson, a founder of DHCC. She has been a long time smiling face at DHCC where “I have had the rewarding opportunity to learn so much and meet so many people.” Mel’s smiling face will be with you every step of the way throughout a dental visit. She is also committed to making sure patients understand all aspects of their dental experience. Mel enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and biking.
Sara- Office Manager
Sara’s career in dentistry started in 2002 shortly after she attended college at University Minnesota Duluth. She joined the Dental Health Care Center team in 2008 after working in general dentistry, oral surgery and periodontics. Sara is a very high energy person and one of the most positive people you will ever meet. Sara is the type of person who will drop everything immediately to help out in any way she can. She loves working for a practice that goes the extra mile for their patients. She is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers. Sara and her husband Pat live near Richfield with their 3 children, Grady, Kendall, and Cal.
Debbie- Dental Hygienist
Debbie comes to our office with many years of dental experience. Originally from Green Bay, WI she moved to MN to attend the University of Minnesota where she graduated as a dental hygienist in 1984. Debbie joined DHCC in 2015 as a temporary employee, and is now here full time. She is passionate about helping patients understand their treatment options and making them comfortable during their time in our office. She is always going the extra mile for our patients and for everyone she meets. Debbie volunteers with Operation Grace Minnesota which provides free dental care for patients in need. Outside the office, Debbie enjoys doing yoga and gardening. She lives in Lakeville with her children Logan and Olivia.
Jamie- Patient Coordinator
Jamie started in the dental field in 2009 and has developed her expertise in both clinical dental assisting and administrative duties. She became a certified dental assistant in Colorado where she worked before moving back to Minnesota. Her favorite thing about dentistry is knowing she’s in a professional field of work that is committed to excellence. Dentistry is constantly changing and improving the techniques, equipment, and education opportunities. Jamie joined our team in late 2014 and is the smiling face welcoming you to our office, helping schedule appointments, and answer questions regarding financial arrangements, insurance and treatment. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Brett and their 2 children, being outdoors, and crafting.
Susie- Dental Assistant
Always ready to greet you with a smile, Susie brings many years of dental experience to Dental Health Care Center while assisting Dr. Rhode. She attended Century College and has been assisting since 1990. She was very impressed with the state of the art equipment, but most of all with the friendly environment at DHCC. Susie has a genuine concern for the health and well being of each and every person she treats and meets. Susie has 2 sons, Cory and Jake, and enjoys running, biking, skiing, taking her 2 dogs on walks, and spending time up north with family and friends.
Sidonie- Dental Assistant
Sidonie became a part of the Dental Health Care Center team in early 2017 after going through the dental assisting program at Dakota County Technical College. Sidonie’s warm and friendly personality ensures each patient a pleasant and positive dental experience. She’s energetic and will greet you with her great smile. She’s always had an interest in dentistry, and enjoys helping people. She says working in our office is unique because of the amazing team members who truly care about patients. Outside the office, Sidonie enjoys being outside and camping in her family RV and spending time with her family and friends.
Shelby – Patient Coordinator
Shelby came to our office with many years of dental experience, both as a dental assistant and patient coordinator. She brings a fun, energetic and caring personality to the team. One of her favorite things about working in the dental field is all the wonderful people she gets to meet and interact with. Shelby has a passion for helping patients, whether that be in making appointments, understanding insurance benefits, or making patients feel welcome as they walk in the door or call the office. Shelby enjoys being outdoors, camping, fishing and spending time on the lake with family and friends. She also loves taking long walks with her two dogs, Stella and Ellie.
Nataliya – Dental Hygienist
Nataliya joined Dental Health Care Center in early 2018 and is happy to work with Dr. Woell, Dr. Rhode, Dr. Long and their wonderful team. Nataliya started in dentistry as a dental assistant before continuing on to dental hygiene school, where she earned her license as registered dental hygienist in 2014. She looks forward to using her skills and experience to make sure every patient has a positive dental experience each time they visit our office. Nataliya enjoys traveling and spending time with her 4 siblings and nieces and nephews when not at the office.