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?
Bonnie has been a dental hygienist for over 25 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 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 college 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 and interpersonal communication.
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 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 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.
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.
Kaylee graduated from North Dakota State College of Science in 2016 with an associate of applied science degree in dental hygiene. During the first year of her career, Kaylee gained experience working in several dental offices prior to joining the LifeSmiles Dental team in the spring of 2017. She feels that listening and communicating with patients is an important aspect of their appointment, helping them have the best dental experience possible.
“Ever since I was in grade school, I have had a passion for oral health and teeth. I am eager to grow my career with an exceptional team at LifeSmiles and help patients have a great dental experience.”
Kaylee resides on a farm in North Dakota and enjoys spending spare time doing outside activities with family, friends, and her dog, Mack.
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.