Dental Assistants

 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.

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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 is a registered and licensed dental assistant, graduating from Lakeland Medical and Dental Academy in Minneapolis, MN in 1975. She has been part of the LifeSmiles Dental team since 1991 and in 2009, Lynette started chairside assisting Dr. Wellman when he joined the LifeSmiles team.

Lynette and her husband, Dennis have two adult sons, Daniel and David. She now has a daughter-in-law and loves having her in the family. In her spare time, Lynette enjoys reading, baking, scrapbooking, and spending time at the lake.

“I love working with the team at LifeSmiles Dental. We have a lot of fun together and I enjoy all the interactions I have with people.”


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

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


Sadie grew up in Steele, ND and joined the LifeSmiles Dental team in 2016 after receiving her dental assisting degree from North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. Sadie chairside assists doctors McGovern and Herzog and has a naturally, calming approach to help make your dental experience more pleasant.

“I love working in an upbeat, positive environment with great doctors and coworkers.” 

Sadie enjoys being outdoors, hunting, hiking, and hanging out at the lake.


Serena is from Fergus Falls, MN. Shortly after receiving her dental assisting degree from Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa, she moved back home and joined the LifeSmiles Dental team. Serena is known for her positive, upbeat personality and in her spare time, enjoys being around friends and family, going to the lake, and baking.

“I find it very rewarding to work for a caring and fun-filled office. I enjoy providing patients with a great dental experience.”


grew up in Battle Lake, MN. She joined the LifeSmiles Dental team in 2018 after receiving her dental assisting degree from Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead, MN. Carmen is compassionate and tries to help patients feel comfortable during their appointments.

“I knew I always wanted to help others. I invested time exploring the health care fields and I found my passion in the dental office. I really enjoy being involved in the process of helping others develop confidence in their oral health.”

Aside from enjoying time on the lake and traveling, Carmen spends time with family and friends.