Julie has over 30 years of dental experience and joined our team in 1995.  Her years in dentistry have included dental hygiene education as well as clinical practice.

She especially enjoys being a grandma and spending time with her granddaughters. Julie and her husband, Jim, typically have a home project going on either at their place or one of their children’s.  Restoring old furniture is a hobby and a great buy at a garage sale can make her day!

What does she like best about being at LifeSmiles Dental?

“I can honestly tell patients they are at a good office – one where the doctors treat staff and patients with respect and where high-quality care is given.”

Bonnie has been a dental hygienist for 16 years. Her favorite part of the job is getting to know all the patients. She has a gentle touch that is appreciated by all her patients.

She, her husband, Gary, and two children live in Breckenridge, Minnesota. Bonnie enjoys playing softball in the summer and volleyball in the winter. She is a Girl Scout leader and school superintendent at her church. Some of her favorite family activities include camping, fishing, biking, four-wheeling, and snowmobiling.


Shary has been practicing hygiene for over 20 years. Her experience and knowledge are appreciated by her patients.

She lives with her husband, Jeff, in the Campbell area and they are involved in farming. Jeff also works for Minn-Dak Sugar.  They have two sons.  Jordan is married to Emily and they have one daughter, Lila. Josiah is married to Trista.

“My goal is making people feel comfortable with their appointments and proud of their oral health.”

Jennifer started working with Westridge Dental Center in 1996 after serving in the United States Air Force. She then received her dental hygiene degree from North Dakota State College of Science in 1999 and has worked in the dental hygiene department ever since. In 2006, Jennifer returned to college and finished her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management at North Dakota State University.

Along with providing preventive care, Jennifer manages and coordinates system operations at LifeSmiles Dental as their systems engineer. She continues to pursue her educational desires and has special interest in technical applications and interpersonal communications.

A variety of remodeling projects and athletic training keep Jennifer entertained throughout the year. She also balances time with her children and their activities, leisurely reading, and plays a round of golf occasionally. She and her husband, Soup, reside in Fergus Falls with their four children. 

Jennifer is known for her gentle touch and enjoys the diversity the latest technology LifeSmiles Dental provides. She looks forward to helping you with your dental concerns.

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Janice joined our team in 2007 with a dental assistant degree from Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Moorhead. She continued her education and received her degree in dental hygiene in 2010. Janice has a special interest in patient education. She feels your dental experience is a reciprocation of teaching as well as learning. Whether during your preventive cleaning or assisting with your restorative needs, Janice is eager to help with your dental questions and concerns.

During her spare time, Janice enjoys coaching for the Minnesota State Community and Technical College Lady Spartans basketball team and coaching a Junior Olympic Volleyball team in Underwood.

Jenny received her degree for Dental Hygiene from Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead in 2007. She joined our dental team in 2009 and is very dedicated and concerned about patient health, including coaching her patients regarding their overall oral health.

Jenny grew up in Pelican Rapids, MN and is married with a son – Treyton. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with friends and family.


Heather received her dental assisting degree from North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton in 2007. She worked for an orthodontist for three years before continuing her education. She earned her dental hygiene degree from Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead in 2012. She joined the LifeSmiles Dental team in August 2012.

Heather and her husband Ryan recently had a baby girl named Emery. She has brought so much love and joy to our lives. Heather enjoys reading, gardening, farming and spending time with family.

“My lifetime goal in dental hygiene is to help patients achieve oral health success – in and out of the dental office.”

Sofia grew up in Garfield, MN. She received her dental hygiene degree in 2007 from Argosy University/Twin Cities. She worked at an office in Minnetonka her first two years of practice. There she learned valuable skills and new practices of dental hygiene that she’s been able to carry along with her. Meeting, marrying her husband and moving to Georgia she continued practicing for the three years they lived there.

She and her husband Joel moved to Fergus Falls in June, 2012. They are proud parents to two boys. Sofia enjoys knitting, sewing, cooking and baking, outdoor activities and church activities.

She is so glad to work with the skilled team at LifeSmiles Dental and to help take care of patients’ oral health needs. She has a gentle touch and a warm, welcoming smile.


Kirsten has been a dental hygienist for 11 years, graduating from NDSCS in 2005. Her work history includes a combination of dental hygiene education and clinical practice. Kirsten grew up on a farm in North Central Montana and has lived in Wahpeton, ND for 17 years with her husband, Derrick, and their children Garrett, Carter, and Claire.

She enjoys bike riding, scrapbooking, and reading in her spare time.