About Your Team

Kris , Practice Manager of Operations

Kris has been a Practice Manager in the dental field for 3 years, previously in retail management for 20 years. Her passion is to develop her team to be the best versions of themselves so they can take the best care of our patients. Her goal is to make each patient feel at home the moment they enter the practice. In her spare time Kris enjoys crafting and making items for her Etsy Shop, hiking outdoors, and spending time with her family.

Sandy , Registered Dental Hygienist

Sandy has over 30 years experience in dentistry and truly enjoys improving the lives of her patients. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages. Sandy is also a hygiene mentor and helps other hygienists become more successful. She continually strives to improve herself. In her down time, Sandy enjoys playing board games, camping, gardening, crocheting, hanging out with her husband of over 30 years and her adult sons and their significant others, and friends.

Mary , Registered Dental Hygienist

Mary graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. Making patients feel comfortable and at ease while developing strong, lifelong relationships is one of her main goals as a provider.

Outside of work, Mary loves spending time with her family and friends. She has 3 beautiful children that keep her busy between sports, school and routine daily life. In her free time, she enjoys reading (a new hobby of hers), running and trying new restaurants with her husband. You can always depend on Mary and will love getting to know her!

Kristaleen , Registered Dental Hygienist

Kristaleen has been in the dental field for 20 years, she started out as a dental assistant and furthered her education to dental hygiene. Kristaleen is committed to taking great care of you in our dental clinic, treating you as if you were her family member. She is also dedicated to learning along the way with continuing education to take the best care possible of her patients. Kristaleen lives in Prior Lake with her 3 wonderful sons and spending time outside with them in her down time.

Lana , Dental Assistant

Lana has been an LDA for 30 years and loved every moment of it. Her passion is to train new DA's on how to make doctors more efficient with their time during procedures. In her free time, Lana likes to relax, go for nature walks, and hangout with her 2 daughters that are her world.

Gina , Dental Assistant

Gina has been in the dental field for a little over 3 years. She started out her career as a front desk receptionist, and is now a Dental Assistant working towards getting her LDA to further her education. In Gina's downtime she likes to spend time with family and friends, traveling, and trying new things.

Katie , Dental Assistant

Katie graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Bemidji Technical College. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially creating new relationships with patients. Outside of work, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children. In her spare time she enjoys shopping, working out, and watching a good movie.

Maggie , Business Assistant

Maggie has been a Business Assistant since November 2022. She has learned so much about the dental industry and with having a background in finances, she does a great job educating our patients about their financial treatment plan. Outside of work Maggie loves spending time with her husband and 4 children. They enjoy watching movies, going out on the weekendss, and traveling in the summer time.

Laura , Business Assistant

Laura is currently working towards getting her Administrative Assistant Degree from Ridgewater College. In 2022 Laura decided to focus on her career path and joined Riverside Valley Dental Care as a Business Assistant and is loving every minute so far. She is very passionate about helping others and making everyone feel loved. Outside of work, Laura enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also loves to try new things and go on spontaneous trips with her boyfriend. Laura is very excited to further her knowledge in the business world as well as in dentistry. She is even more grateful to be part of such an amazing team that supports her along the way!