Meet Our Team


Dental Assistants


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!


Ashlee - Dakota Dental Assistant

Ashlee


I was born and raised in Bismarck, ND! I joined the Dakota Dental Health Center team with the hopes to make the dental office an inviting and welcoming experience for everyone. Outside of work, I love trying new restaurants, baking, and snuggling my pup, Bear! I have a MAJOR sweet tooth, so dessert is the way to my heart. I look forward to helping both new and familiar faces here at Dakota Dental!


Payton - Dakota Dental Assistant

McKayla


I was born and raised in Minot, ND and graduated from Minot High School in 2019. I started my career in dentistry in June of 2021 while training to become a certified dental assistant. I really enjoy seeing the results of procedures and seeing patients smile. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, camping, and traveling!


Payton - Dakota Dental Assistant

Jessica


I was born in Southern California and lived there until I was 5 years old. My family moved all over the northern states until we moved to Minot in 2008. I graduated from Minot High in 2013. I have worked in healthcare since 2014, but my career in dental health started in February of 2022 while training to become a dental assistant. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my friends, family and two cats.


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.


Regan - Dakota Dental Hygienist

Regan


I was born and raised in Minot, North Dakota. I always enjoyed going to the dentist as a child and knew I wanted to be in this profession and help others. I graduated from Minot High School in 2019 and then from the North Dakota State College of Science in 2022 with my dental hygiene degree. I began working at the Dakota Dental Health Center in June of 2022. Outside of work, I enjoy reading, going to the lake, and spending time with family and friends.


Front Desk


Sheila  - Dakota Dental Patient Coordinator

Sheila – Front Office Manager


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!


Sylvia - Dakota Dental Office

Sylvia – Patient Coordinator


I was born in Michigan and moved to Minot, ND in 2014 due to the oil field. I’ve loved living here ever since! I started my career in dentistry in 2019 when I became a dental assistant, and realized I love the administrative side instead! I have been working for Dakota Dental Health Center since January 2021. I look forward to helping our patients every day! In my spare time, I love to watch movies with my husband, go shopping, and cuddle my daughter Harper!


Patti - Dakota Dental Office

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.