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Meet the Team

Administrative Staff

Renee Office Manager As office manager, Renee is at the hub of Dakota Dental. In the dentistry field for more than three decades, she nearly has done it all. A graduate from North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, she began her career as a dental assistant in 1980. She joined Dakota Dental in 1995 as a dental hygienist and became the office manager in 2000. A Red River Valley native, Renee, her husband and daughter call Grand Forks home. When it's time to relax, she likes to travel, spend time with her family and get knee-deep in scrapbooking.


Nicole Dental Hygien Coordinator Dakota Dental's hygiene coordinator is Nicole, a dental professional with more than three decades in the field. Nicole graduated from dental hygiene school at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. She started at Dakota Dental as a hygienist in 2001 before becoming the hygiene coordinator in 2010. Nicole enjoys spending time with her daughter, gardening and is the ringmaster of small “circus” of unruly pets at home.


Kelsey If you are planning for more than a filling, you will sit down to discuss your treatment and financial options with Kelsey. Kelsey graduated from MSCTC with a degree in Dental Assisting and spent five years working chair side prior to becoming Dakota Dental's treatment coordinator. If Kelsey finds herself with spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening, cooking and spending time with her husband and kids.


Miranda Miranda is one of the first people you'll talk to when making a new appointment or checking out of a current appointment. She may review your insurance information and can answer questions about fees. Miranda earned a degree in early childhood education from Minnesota State University-Moorhead in 2009. She volunteered with the Peace Corps for two years and joined Dakota Dental in May 2012. She enjoys camping, baking, bowling, and spending time with her husband, Shane, and their son, Luke.


Sandi The first smile you see when you enter the office is likely to be that of Sandi. Sandi will assist you in getting checked in for your appointment as well as getting your insurance on file. Sandi is an East Grand Forks native with education in both medical secretary and dental assisting. She likes spending time with her two daughters, their dog, Shadow, and during the warm summer months, she enjoys relaxing at the lake.


Allison Ready to assist patients with scheduling an appointment and checking you out of your current appointment, is Thompson native, Allison. She is a true dog lover and has three dogs of her own, Digger, Dodger and Burrito. She enjoys being a volunteer agility instructor at the Grand Forks Dog Training Club and participating in local animal events in the Grand Forks area. Allison loves cooking, swimming, racing, hockey and football. She especially loves cheering on her favorite local college, The University of North Dakota. When you don't find her busy with her dogs and sports, she is spending time with family and friends.


Taylor Taylor grew up in Northwood, ND and graduated from UND in Grand Forks, ND with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in Sociology. You will find Taylor busy updating patient's insurance information and can assist you with your insurance questions. In her free time Taylor enjoys spending time with her niece and nephew, who keep her busy and heart full of love! Taylor also enjoys spending time with her dog, Curry, attending concerts, date nights with her boyfriend and wild Friday nights of watching Dateline. :-)


Hygiene Staff

Jess Jess, a Page, N.D. native, graduated in 2010 from the dental hygiene program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College. Jess and her husband, Dallas, have 3 energetic boys, Toren, Barett and Wilder . When Jess isn't chasing around her boys, she enjoys reading and home renovations with hopes of moving the country one day. She also likes to spend time with her entire family at her parents' lake home and going for walks with the kids.


Rachel Dental Hygienist Dental hygienist Rachel is a 2013 North Dakota State College of Science graduate. She is originally from Michigan, N.D. and returns home often to spend time with family. She likes gardening, baking, cooking and doing projects around her new house with her husband, Cody. They enjoy going on vacations together and watching Netflix.


Lindsay Dental Hygienist Lindsay is a Grand Forks native and returned to the area after graduating in dental hygiene from Minnesota State Community and Technical College in 2011. Lindsay and her husband, Bryan, enjoy going to the lake, cross country skiing, watching sports and playing with their daughter, Karlie.


Kayla A native of Drayton, ND, Kayla graduated from the dental hygiene program at NDSCS in Wahpeton in 2013. She loves educating and motivating her patients to take an active role in their oral health. When she is away from the office, Kayla loves spending time with her husband, Mike, and their German Shepherd, Gemma.


Sara Sara grew up in Alvarado, MN and graduated from MSCTC in Moorhead, MN with a degree in Dental Hygiene. When not at work Sara enjoys baking, crafting and spending time with family and friends. She especially enjoys going to her family’s cabin at Lake of the Woods in the summer and working on home projects.



Assistant Staff

Robyn RDARegistered Dental Assistant Robyn, is an East Grand Forks native who joined Dakota Dental in 2005 after graduating from Moorhead State Technical College in 2004. When she's not working she’s juggling children. Her and her husband, Jason, have a daughter, Bailee, twins, Max and Miley and a black lab named Jazzy. Robyn enjoys baking, going to UND hockey games, spending time with family and going to the lake in the summertime.


Alayna Alayna grew up in Roseau, MN and graduated from Northwest Technical College in Bemidji for dental assisting before joining our office in 2013. When Alayna isn't working or caring for her dog, Suki, she enjoys reading, visiting with friends & family, practicing yoga, and dancing.


Ali Ali, who leads our sterilization department, is from Grand Forks. When she isn’t working or attending the Healing Arts Institute for massage therapy, she likes to cook, see the latest movies, and spend time with friends, family, and her daughter, Olivia.


Jessica Most days you will find Jessica in our busy orthodontic wing and laboratory. Coming from Vero Beach, FL, she loves outdoor activities including gardening, boating, four-wheeling, and especially loves going to the beach so moving to North Dakota with her husband, son, and daughter has been an adventure. She enjoys cooking and baking, spending time with her family, watching her children grow and learn.

 SaraRachael grew up in Thief River Falls, MN and graduated from NCTC in Bemidji, MN with a degree in Dental Assisting. She enjoys assisting the Doctors with whatever the day brings and especially loves working in our high tech environment. When not at work, Rachael enjoys spending time with her dog, Rayn, roller blading, cooking/baking, sports, and binge watching Netflix!