Meet Our Team


Dental Assistants


Connie - Dakota Dental Assistant

Connie


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 - Dakota Dental Assistant

Kathy


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.


Payton - Dakota Dental Assistant

Staci


I was born in Rochester, NY and raised in St. Marys County, Maryland. I’m a Certified Dental Assistant licensed through the Dental Assistant National Board as well as the North Dakota Dental Board. I’ve been assisting since 2011 and have loved every minute of it. My husband is in the Air Force which is why we moved all this way to Minot, ND. We have two dogs and are hoping to add a third to the mix. In my free time I love reading, playing with our dogs, spending time with my husband, and finding new adventures in Minot.


Hygienists


Dorlee - Dakota Dental Hygienist

Dorlee


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.


Lindsey - Dakota Dental Hygienist

Lindsey


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 - Dakota Dental Hygienist

Heather


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 - Dakota Dental Hygienist

Hannah


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.


Natalie - Dakota Dental Hygienist

Natalie


I was born and raised in Minot and graduated from Minot High School in 2013. I attended the University of North Dakota for a year and then went to North Dakota State College of Science. Once at NDSCS, I graduated with an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene and a minor in Liberal Arts in the spring of 2017. I started working at Dakota Dental Health Center right after graduation in May. Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and going to our cabin at Lake Metigoshe as well as doing any other outdoor activity and traveling.


Front Desk


Jo - Dakota Dental Patient Coordinator

Jo – Patient Coordintaor


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 chairside 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.


Sheila  - Dakota Dental Patient Coordinator

Sheila – Patient Coordinator


I started working at Dakota Dental Health Center in 2017 as a Patient Treatment Coordinator. My passion for making people smile began long ago as I started my career in dentistry as a Certified Dental Assistant. The experience I gained chairside allows me to understand the treatment needed to help our patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. In my time away from the office I enjoy cooking, attending rodeos and supporting the Green Bay Packers! Go Pack Go!


Kristi - Dakota Dental Office Manager

Kristi – Office Manager


I joined the DDHC team in October 2017 after 17 years in the automobile industry.  Working with the public and helping people have always been a passion of mine.  I’m happy to work for a place that strives to be the best in providing excellent patient care. I enjoy spending my free time with my family.  We enjoy travel, camping, and playing on the water.


Kristi - Dakota Dental Office Manager

Amber – Receptionist


I was born in Florida and raised in east Tennessee. I moved to Minot in 2014 to be near my eldest sister who was stationed here. I love working in such a friendly family environment at our Dental Office and seeing our patient’s smiling faces! In my free time I like to travel, cook, read, and spend time with my little family which includes taking my two pups Bo and Cleo on adventures.