Meet Our Team


Dental Assistants


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.


Payton - Dakota Dental Assistant

Tori


I was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. I graduated from high school in 2018 and married my high school sweetheart. We were stationed in Minot for our first duty station. We have two German Shepherds that keep us on our toes at all times! I enjoy being outside and any kind of outdoor activities! I started working at Dakota Dental Health Center in 2020 and have enjoyed every moment! I love getting the opportunity to help patients and make sure they have the best dental experience possible.


Payton - Dakota Dental Assistant

Rebecca


I am a Registered Dental Assistant from Missouri. I graduated from Montana State University with my Dental Assistant degree in 2008. My husband is in the Air Force which brought us to Minot in 2012. I worked in Oral Surgery before joining the team at Dakota Dental Health Center in 2020. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, 2 kids, 4 dogs, going to concerts, and crafting with my cricut machine.   


Kristi - Dakota Dental Office Manager

Marissa


I was born and raised in a small town in Northern Idaho and moved to Minot in 2020 with my boyfriend for his job. I started my career in dentistry in 2015 and instantly knew it was right for me! I love getting to know my patients and making their dental experience the absolute best that I can.

I am licensed with both the Dental Assisting National Board and the North Dakota Dental Board. When not at work you can find us fishing, skiing, hiking, and rooting for Green Bay!


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 Coordinator


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

Patti – Business Manager


I started my career with Dakota Dental Health Center in 1992 as a dental hygienist. I later decided to become more involved in the administrative duties and began doing payroll and accounts payable which has led me to my current position as Business Manager. I have taken great pride in being part of such an amazing team. Staying current in every aspect of dentistry has been challenging yet extremely rewarding and has given me the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally.


Kristi - Dakota Dental Office Manager

Gracie – Receptionist


I was born and raised in GA. I graduated from dental assisting school in 2018. I love the dental field but have come to realize that my strong suit is in the administrative side of things. I recently moved to Minot in 2019 to be with my husband who is stationed at Minot Air Force Base. I started working at Dakota Dental Health Center at that time. We have two dogs that are one and two years old. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, finding new things to do here in Minot, and playing with our dogs.


Kristi - Dakota Dental Office Manager

Madelayne – Dental Hygiene Patient Coordinator


I was born in Cuba and moved from Miami to Minot in 2013. I graduated from Minot High in 2015. I discovered my passion for the dental field in 2017 when I started working as a treatment coordinator and found I enjoyed every minute of it. I love to interact with our patients and make every dental experience as great as possible. I have a beautiful son who takes up most of my free time. I love the beach, dogs, the outdoors and most importantly family time.