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

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.”


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!

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!”


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.”