Meet Our Team


Dental Assistants


Judy - Dakota Dental Assistant

Judy


 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 - 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

Payton


I was born in Minot and raised in Glenburn, ND. Shortly after receiving my Dental Assisting Degree from North Dakota State College of Science, I moved back to work for Dakota Dental Health Center. Outside the office, you can find me spending time with family and friends. I enjoy fishing, going to festivities/concerts, staying active, hunting, and traveling. I love my job because I not only get to help people achieve a healthy, beautiful smile everyday, but I also work with an amazing dental team!


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.


Katie - Dakota Dental Marketing Director

Katie – Marketing Director


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.


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.