Dental Assistants

Sue S

Sue S. has been a dental assistant since 1975. She has been with LifeSmiles since 1998. She and her husband Tim have two sons and daughter-in-laws and one daughter. They love spending time at the lake during the summer months.

“I love my job — helping people achieve a healthy smile. I not only enjoy teaching our patients about dentistry, I also enjoy learning from our patients.”

Sue B. has 36 years of experience in dental assisting; 26 of those years have been at LifeSmiles Dental/Westridge Dental Center. She strives to ensure a pleasant dental experience with her caring personality.

She and her husband, Tim, enjoy their two children, a son-in-law, and two grandchildren. Sue enjoys decorating, gardening, and cooking.

Sue B

Nia graduated from dental assistant school in September of 1996. She has enjoyed working at LifeSmiles Dental since August of 1999. Nia’s cheerful disposition makes each day a fun-filled experience for staff and patients.

She and her husband, Joel, live in Fergus Falls. They have two children, Logan and Avary. In her spare time, Nia enjoys taking naps, gardening, going to the lake, and playing with the kids.

Lynette graduated in 1975 from the Lakeland Medical & Dental Academy in Minneapolis. She has been a dental assistant for the past 34 years and for the past 19 years working for LifeSmiles Dental/Westridge Dental Center. The last year she has been assisting Dr. Wellman and loving it. Her big smile will tell you she is glad to see you and ready to help with your dental needs.

Lynette and her husband, Dennis, have two adult sons, Daniel and David. Lynette likes to read, bake, and scrapbook in her spare time.

She loves the new office and really enjoys working with all her fellow employees.


Allie joined the LifeSmiles Dental team May 2013 after receiving her dental assisting degree from the North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton. Allie truly loves her dental assisting job and finds it very rewarding when patients have a great dental experience while at our office!

Allie is from the Rothsay, MN area and enjoys living the country life, farming with her family, and spending time enjoying the great Minnesota outdoors!

Payton graduated from NDSCS with a dental assisting degree, soon after starting with LifeSmiles July of 2016. Being from a small town in North Dakota, Payton has felt an overwhelming comfort exploring the Fergus Falls area and getting to know members of the community. Payton loves working at LifeSmiles because of the people she works with and getting to help make beautiful smiles every day! When Payton’s not in the office she enjoys spending time with friends and family, staying active, fishing, and lake days. 

Maria obtained her dental assisting degree at M-State Moorhead. Immediately upon graduation, Maria joined the Lifesmiles Dental team and comes to work with a contagious and upbeat energy. For Maria, the best part of her job is seeing patients’ happy faces and having the ability to continually learn.

Maria resides in Pelican Rapids, MN and enjoys spending time with her family. She is the youngest of nine siblings and they are all extremely happy and proud to see Maria fulfill her dreams.



Sadie is from small town North Dakota. She graduated from NDSCS, Wahpeton with a degree in dental assisting. Sadie started here at LifeSmiles Dental in October of 2016 and absolutely loves it.

“I enjoy going back home working on the farm, riding horse, dirt biking, and spending time with family and friends. I am so fortunate to be doing what I love and helping others while working with such an awesome caring team!”