Meet Our Dental Team – Chaska, MN

Caring, Compassionate, Dental Patient-Focused Care

Our team of friendly, highly-trained dental professionals comes to our dental office every day with one goal in mind: to simply make our dentistry patients’ lives easier. They’ll be the friendly voice on the phone, the smile that greets you at the door, and the helping hand that makes sure none of your questions go unanswered. They are completely dedicated to your comfort, health, and safety, and they are each striving to get better every day. Read on below to learn a bit more about the all-stars here at Chaska Dental Center.

Dental Patient Coordinator

Dental patient coordinator Renee

Renee joined Chaska Dental Center in April of 2015 as a Patient Coordinator. She is grateful for the opportunity to serve others as well as share her gifts of organization and attention to detail, and she strives to provide a positive experience for all of our patients. Renee also takes pleasure in working together with the skilled, talented, and caring team of professionals here at Chaska Dental Center.

She and her husband Randy have been blessed with four adult children and two grandchildren. Additionally, Renee has a pampered Bichon Frise named Miles. When she isn’t greeting patients with her cheerful smile, Renee enjoys hiking, baking, reading, the MN Landscape Arboretum, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Favorite MN food: Walleye

Dental Patient Coordinator

Dental patient coordinator Wendy

Wendy joined Chaska Dental Center in February of 2007 as a Patient Coordinator. She graduated from Augsburg College with a degree in Elementary Education with honors and was a family law paralegal for 17 years.

Wendy lives in Eden Prairie with her husband Jeff; a golden retriever named Trooper; and her cat, Louie. Wendy has two children: Hayley, who is completing her master’s in social work, and Patrick, who is attending the University of Minnesota in the biomedical engineering program.

When Wendy isn’t warmly greeting and caring for patients, she enjoys walking, reading, baking, hanging out with family and friends, and watching U of M football and hockey games.

Dental Patient Coordinator

Dental patient coordinator Mary

Mary received her education from the Minnesota Institute of Medical and Dental Careers, and she’s been working in dentistry for over 20 years now. She loves the customer service aspects of her job! Getting to know her coworkers and being able to work alongside them is always a great experience.

Mary’s family consists of her husband Greg, her daughter Hannah, and her dog named Oscar. Her hobbies include photography, boating, traveling, and getting together with friends.

Favorite MN Food: Walleye.

Dental Patient Coordinator

Dental patient coordinator Judy

Judy became a team member of Chaska Dental Center in June 2020 as a patient coordinator. She has over 30 years of experience as a Licensed Dental Assistant and a patient coordinator. She enjoys helping and meeting new people along with the fast pace of our dental offie.

Judy is married to Steve, and they have two daughters and 6 grandchildren. She loves to go to the club for Strike Kickboxing classes, bike outdoors, and go hunting up north with their family. If that doesn't keep them busy, they have hockey, lacrosse, and basketball games to go to all year-round.

Favorite MN food: Juicy Lucy

Patient Coordinator

patient coordinator Ali

Ali graduated from dental assisting school in 2018, and she’s worked in both clinical and reception throughout her career. Now, she is bringing her experience, training, and passion for dentistry to our team! When asked what she loves most about her job, she said it’s her coworkers – the energy and personality they bring to the office are wonderful!

Ali is the youngest of seven children, and she is a proud auntie to several nieces and nephews. When she isn’t spending time with them, she enjoys gardening and going on mini weekend getaways!

Insurance/Treatment Coordinator

patient coordinator Ali

Originally from Fresno, CA, Juliana completed her studies at Clovis Community College. She worked in the field of orthodontics for two years before joining our team at Chaska Dental Center as well! For her, the best part of her job is helping our patients have the positive experience they deserve while building genuine relationships with them.

Juliana has two sons at home, Jax and Jett. They love doing things together, especially when it involves going to the beach. She also enjoys using her time outside the office to go on hikes, ride her bike, and go rollerblading!

Front Desk

Dental patient coordinator Jessica

Jessica joined our team in 2023, and she has nearly a decade of experience in the dental field! That all began at Anthem College, which is where she studied medical assisting. Over the years, she has completed several continuing education courses on dental administration and insurance as well. Now, she loves using everything she has learned to help her patients understand their treatment plan and guide them on how to utilize their benefits to the fullest.

At home, Jessica lives with her husband, daughter, and their two dogs. Some of her interests include cooking, refinishing furniture, and planning upcoming vacations. In fact, she has a knack for travel hacking; she hasn’t paid for airfare in 10 years!

Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Linda

Linda received a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Oklahoma in 1981. She has been a practicing licensed dental hygienist for over three decades. She started her career in a periodontal dental office followed by a general dentistry one, but her true passion resides in pediatric dentistry, where she spent 16 years working with children. Linda has been with Chaska Dental Center since 2001. She continues to provide excellent care for her patients through her comprehensive approach. In addition to working as a dental clinician, she has had the honor of being asked to participate in research and provide consulting for Eastman Kodak on future dental products and advanced technology.

Linda loves spending time outside the office with her husband, Wes, as well as their two sons (who are both married) and five grandchildren! She also loves being outside – whether that involves gardening, hiking, or going on a long walk.

Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Wendy

Wendy has been with Chaska Dental Center for 15 years. She started her career as a dental assistant in 1980 and then earned her Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene at Normandale College in 1990. Wendy has over 35 years of experience in dentistry and 25 years as a dental hygienist. Wendy has a strong commitment and passion to helping her patients achieve optimal oral health.

Wendy lives in Delano with her husband Peter as well as her daughter Corrin. She has two stepchildren, Emily and Sam, and three step-grandchildren. She enjoys spending time helping Corrin with her many 4H projects and riding her Arabian quarter horse, Cash.              

Favorite MN food: Fried Cheese Curds

Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Sue

Sue is a new addition to our dental office, but she’s been working in dentistry for 35 years and counting! She attended the University of Minnesota and studied hygiene at Normandale Community College. She is also certified in local anesthesia. Helping others is a passion for her, and it’s her favorite part of the job.

Originally from St. Paul, Sue and her husband John have three children and three grandchildren. When she isn’t busy at work, she enjoys spending time with her family at their cabin and playing volleyball. She is actually an identical twin!

Favorite MN Food: Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Mary K.
Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Mary K

Mary grew up in Deadwood, South Dakota, and attended the University of South Dakota. She has been in dentistry for 26 years. Mary moved to Minnesota in 1996, and she resides in Shakopee with her husband and two daughters. Mary enjoys watching her daughters play volleyball, hockey, lacrosse, and softball. In her spare time, she likes to read, work out, sew, kayak, travel, and spend time with friends. Mary loves meeting patients, getting to know them, and helping them with their oral care. She loves seeing a difference when she educates patients. Best reward ever!

Mary’s Favorite Food: Walleye

Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Terese

With 14 years of experience under her belt, Terese joined Chaska Dental Center in July 2020 as a dental hygienist. Prior to that, she earned her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene and completed pre-med at the University of Minnesota. Today, she absolutely loves connecting with patients and helping them learn more about their oral health in the process!

When she isn’t at our office, you’ll most likely find Terese spending time with her family, golfing, kayaking, and traveling.

Favorite MN Food: Apple Dumplings

Dental Hygienist

patient coordinator Claire

Before joining our team, Claire attended Herzing University, which is where she studied dental hygiene for three years. Although there are several things she loves about her job, the best part is getting to help others become confident in their smiles and making genuine connections along the way.

In her free time, Claire enjoys hanging out with friends, going camping, and playing with her cats. Here’s a fun fact about her: she has an identical twin sister!

Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Coral

Coral knew at a very young age that she would have a career in the dental field. She has always loved teeth. Early signs of her interest in dentistry appeared when Coral was a teenager, as she spent her free time drawing braces on the teeth of fashion models on the covers of her favorite magazines.

Coral graduated from Hennepin Technical College in 1999 as a dental assistant. She then spent several years working in orthodontics before joining us at Chaska Dental Center.

Coral takes pride in assisting the doctors to complete high-quality dental treatment and finds pleasure in helping patients restore their teeth to “like new” conditions (see our before and after photographs).

Coral grew up in northern Minnesota where she met and married her husband of 30 years, Jim. She and Jim have three adult children and five grandchildren.

Coral is a history buff and enjoys traveling throughout the USA to visit historical sites. She also enjoys jet skiing, crocheting, playing board games, and spending time with friends and family.

Favorite MN foods:  Wild rice hotdish, pickled herring, and smoked salmon

Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Carly

Carly joined Chaska Dental Center in June 2020 as a Dental Assistant. She graduated from Herzing University in Dental Assisting and has 16 years of experience as a Dental Assistant. She loves the variety in dentistry and getting to know her patients. Carly has two daughters, Evelyn, age 7, and Olivia, age 5. When she's not in the dental office, Carly loves spending time outdoors with family and friends - especially enjoying live music!

Favorite MN food: Juicy Lucy (without the bun)

Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Brittney

Brittney joined Chaska Dental in May 2021. She graduated from dental assisting school in California and has been a dental assistant for 23 years. Brittney moved to Minnesota from Las Vegas in June of 2016. She has two boys, ages 11 and 8, and enjoys kayaking and time with her two sons and her three dogs, Isabella, Bud, and Vegas.

Favorite MN food: Chocolate Chip Cookies from the State Fair