Staff

  • JUDY - Dental Assistant

    I am a certified dental assistant at Dakota Dental Health Center. I attended MSU for 3 years for something completely different. In 1979 Dr. Fishpaw needed an assistant for “the summer” so I applied and got the job. I started with on the job training and then took the certification test so I can do all of the expanded duties. I assisted Dr. Fishpaw until Dr. Bengson joined us in 1991 and have been assisting him ever since. I like the fact that the doctors stay current with the latest technologies and equipment. I grew up in Surrey, married, had two kids and moved to Minot. I love spending time with my three grandchildren and riding our Harley Davidson motorcycle. My family is very important to me. I feel like Dakota Dental Health Center is my second family.

  • CONNIE - Dental Assistant

    I was born and raised in Esmond, ND. I attended Minot State University and graduated from NDSSS in dental assisting. I started working for Dakota Dental Health Center in 1984. I assist Dr. Fishpaw during patient dental procedures. I really like interacting with the patients and making sure they are as comfortable as possible. I have one daughter, Jessica and I have recently married my husband, Derrill, in which I inherited three grown children and three grandchildren.

  • KATHY - Dental Assistant

    I’m a certified Dental Assistant. I’ve worked at Dakota Dental Health Center since 1992. We have a beautiful office, the latest technology, and a knowledgeable and fun staff. It’s a great place to work. I have three grown children. Kris and his family live in Mound Minnesota. Jamie and her family live in Rugby and Chad and his family live in Burlington. I also have eleven beautiful grandchildren. In my spare time I love spending time with my family and grandchildren. In the summer I enjoy working in the yard and in my flower garden. I currently live on a farm South of Max.

  • JAMIE - Dental Assistant

    I grew up in the Glenburn and Minot area. I joined the Dakota Dental Health Center family in February 2016 after returning back home to North Dakota from Arizona where I lived for over 10 years and attended Pima Medical. Since both of my children are grown, I spend most of my spare time spoiling my dogs. I enjoy cooking, baking, sewing, fishing and camping.

  • DORLEE - Hygienists

    I have been working as a Dental Hygienist at Dakota Dental health Center since 1996. I provide my patients with quality care and form a bond with many of them. I take pride in educating each patient according to their dental needs. I have a daughter, Jasmine who is adopted from India. She is attending college at Minot State University. We enjoy traveling, friends, and a love for animals.

  • CINDY - Hygienists

    I grew up in Powers Lake, ND and graduated from Powers Lake High School. I attended Minot State University for one year and then North Dakota State College of Science. I graduated from NDSCS in 2004 with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. I started my career as a dental Hygienist with Dakota Dental Health Center the summer of 2004. My husband Chad and I have three children, Ella, Ava and Isak. I enjoy spending time with my kids, gardening and helping with the family farm when I can.

  • LINDSEY - Hygienists

    I was born and raised in Minot and graduated from ORCS. I graduated from NDSCS in 2008 with an Associate Degree in liberal arts and Dental Hygiene. I live in Minot and enjoy spending time with my kids, Ruby, Noah, and Harvey. I also enjoy gardening, camping and music.

  • HEATHER - Hygienists

    I graduated from Minot High School in 2006 and from NDSCS in 2010 with my degree in Dental Hygiene. I have been working at Dakota Dental Health Center since September 2010. I have always been interested in dental hygiene as a career and I really enjoy it. I also enjoy spending time with my husband Bobby, my son Benton, family, friends and pets when I am away from the office.

  • HANNAH - Hygienists

    I was born and raised in Minot and graduated from Minot High School in 2008. I attended North Dakota State College of Science and graduated in 2011 with my Associate in Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. I started working at Dakota Dental Health Center in the fall of 2011. When I am not at the office, my husband Kris and I enjoy playing with our dogs, getting together with family, spending time at the lake and traveling.

  • SAMANTHA - Office Manager

    Hi, I’m Samantha and have been with the practice since February 2013. I enjoy meeting all of our wonderful patients and helping them with all of their needs. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, Matthew, and our son, Adrien. I also enjoy reading, photography, spending time with family and friends, and planning/taking our Disney vacations.

  • JO - Patient Coordinators

    I grew up in upstate New York but chose to stay in North Dakota because of the people here. I joined Dakota Dental Health Center in 1996 after having been a chair side assistant for several years. I love visiting with people and helping them feel at ease in the dental office. I love animals, fishing, jewelry making, and vacationing.

  • Katie - Patient Coordinators

    Hi I’m Katie! I was born and raised in Minot. I graduated from Minot High in 2011. I have always enjoyed working with people and trying my best to put a smile on people’s face. I married my husband Ron in 2016, and we enjoy spending a lot of time with family and friends. We also enjoy multiple year-round activities, such as camping, boating, and ice fishing.

  • Tina - Patient Coordinators

    I started with Dakota Dental Health Center as a treatment coordinator in 2016. I Enjoy working with patients to help them understand the financial investment that they are making in creating a healthy smile. I do my very best to help each patient get the most out of their insurance benefits and work with them to schedule a time that works best for them to get their needed treatment completed. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and cats and playing games.