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 and they have one son, Ilo.
“My goal is making people feel comfortable with their appointments and proud of their oral health.”
She and her husband, Gary, live in Breckenridge, Minnesota. They have two adult children. 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.
Jennifer started working with LifeSmiles Dental in 1996 after serving as a security specialist in the United States Air Force. In 1999, she received her Associate of Applied Science in dental hygiene from North Dakota State College of Science and has worked in the dental hygiene department ever since. Jennifer later returned to her educational interests and in 2009 earned her bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and management from North Dakota State University. Professional development has always been an integral part of Jennifer’s life and she is currently completing requirements for her master’s in dental hygiene management at the University of Minnesota.
Along with providing preventive care, Jennifer manages and coordinates several system operations at LifeSmiles Dental as their systems engineer. She continues to pursue her educational desires and has special interest in technical applications, business integrations, and organizational behavior.
Jennifer is well 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 and providing you with a calm and personalized experience.
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.
Heather joined the dental hygiene team at LifeSmiles Dental in 2012. She first gained experience in the dental field after graduating from North Dakota State College of Science in 2007 with her dental assisting certificate. Heather went back to school and earned her Associates of Applied Science in dental hygiene from Minnesota State Community and Technical College in 2012.
As a skilled dental hygienist, Heather is focused on your preventive care.
“I enjoy building a relationship with my patients and helping them understand the importance of maintaining their oral health.”
Heather resides on a farm in Barnesville, MN with her husband, Ryan, and children, Emery and Claire. She enjoys spending time at the lake with family and friends, grilling, and gardening.
Sofia graduated in 2007 and earned her Associates of Applied Science in dental hygiene from Argosy University in Eagan, Minnesota. She practiced in Minneapolis, MN and Athens, GA before joining the LifeSmiles Dental team in 2012. Sofia enjoys being able to practice with the latest technology at LifeSmiles and feels it is a valuable resource to better educate and treat patients.
As a valued member of the dental hygiene department, Sofia loves being able to share her knowledge, warm smile, and gentle touch with her patients.
“I love being able to adapt to the needs of each of my patients and I always aim to make each appointment comfortable and enjoyable.”
Sarah is originally from Fergus Falls, but now resides in Dilworth, MN. After high school, Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Augustana College in Minneapolis, MN. She then pursued her associate of applied science in dental hygiene and is currently teaching part-time in the dental department at Minnesota State Community and Technical College Moorhead campus. Her favorite part about the dental field is patient care and personal interactions. For Sarah, it is important to relay the systemic importance of oral care to patients. In 2018, Sarah completed coursework on her master’s degree in dental hygiene.
Sarah has had a lifetime connection with LifeSmiles Dental and is proud to be considered part of a team of wonderful people! She stays busy with her two children, family activities, and spending summers at the lake.
Caitlin grew up in Fergus Falls, MN. She received her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from the University of Minnesota in 2011. She practiced in Minneapolis, MN for six years before joining the LifeSmiles Dental team in the spring of 2017. She is passionate about providing personalized and gentle care for each individual patient.
In her free time, Caitlin enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, and spending time on the lakes. She is happy to be back in her hometown and closer to family and friends.
Judy moved to Fergus Falls in 2012 from NE Minneapolis. She is one of our friendly dental hygienists and aims to be compassionate and very gentle with all of her patients. She has many years of experience in the dental field in various areas of specialty, including dental assisting and patient services. She received her education from the University of Minnesota and Normandale College in Minneapolis.
Judy is married with four children. She likes to sing, garden and hang out at the lake with family and friends and with her two dogs. She is very excited and grateful to be part of such a great team here at LifeSmiles Dental.
“My goal is to truly understand your dental needs and provide compassionate and gentle dental care.”
Shaina grew up in Battle Lake, MN and graduated from North Dakota State College of Science in May 2018 with an associate of applied science degree in dental hygiene. Shaina provides care in multiple clinic areas and is excited to apply her skills at LifeSmiles.
“I feel that listening and understanding what your patients are saying and what they need is an important aspect of the dental field. It is an awesome feeling knowing you helped a person better their life and made them feel comfortable and welcome. I am excited to be at such an exceptional office.”
Shaina currently resides in Battle Lake. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and being outside.
Roxanne joined LifeSmiles Dental in 2019 after moving back to Battle Lake. She has been practicing dental hygiene for over 30 years. Her experience and knowledge are appreciated, and patients will find that Roxanne has a gentle touch.
“My favorite part about being a hygienist is getting to know every patient.”
Roxanne lives on the lake with her husband and enjoys spending time with her family. She loves traveling, quilting, spending time at the lake and hanging out with her two labs.
Aaron grew up in eastern New Mexico and for 16 years worked in the arena of ministry, music education, and non-profit organizations. He transitioned into the dental field and in 2020 graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College Moorhead campus with an Associate of Applied Science in dental hygiene. Aaron simultaneously earned his Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from Metropolitan State University.
Aaron loves to spend time with his wife and three children, biking, hiking, camping, playing music, and serving on his church worship team.
“I’m proud to be working with such an amazing group of dental health professionals. I love being able to meet new people and encourage them in their pursuit of optimal health.”
McKenna joined the LifeSmiles Dental team in 2019 while completing the requirements for her dental hygiene degree. In 2020 she graduated from North Dakota State College of Science with an Associate of Applied Science in dental hygiene.
She grew up in Moorhead, Minnesota and spends her summers at the family lake home near Underwood, MN. McKenna knew early on that she wanted to be a dental hygienist.
“I love the uniqueness that each day brings and look forward to meeting new people.”
Aside from spending time with her family and friends, McKenna also enjoys playing cards and baking. She looks forward to helping you with your preventive dental care.