Dental Team

Rachel
Practice Manager

Rachel joined the Relaxation Dentistry Team in July of 2015. With an Associate’s Degree in Business, Rachel decided to go back to college to pursue a degree in dentistry. After completing her pre-dentistry requirements, she decided that the administrative side of dentistry is where her passion lies and elected to forego dental school and focus on growth within the front office. Rachel believes in outstanding patient care and customer service and strives to create the best patient experience possible. Rachel has over 10 years of experience in the dental field and has worked in a variety of practice settings. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys yoga, running, spending time on the water, ice fishing and attending sporting events of any kind. She has a bull terrier named Rosie.


Heather
Insurance Coordinator

Heather joined the Relaxation Dentistry team in March of 2016 after she and her family moved back to Minnesota from Lake St. Louis, Missouri. Originally from Minnesota, Heather graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business. Heather never expected to work in the dental field but she found herself at a dental practice in St. Peters, MO and fell in love with the profession. After moving away for 5 years, Heather is extremely happy to be living back in her hometown of Prior Lake, MN with her husband Wade and their two kids, Easton & Leighton. Outside of work, she and her husband run a small business building custom wood furniture. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially now that she is back home.


Chris
Patient Service Representative/Dental Assistant

Chris grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and attended Century College, graduating in 1991 with a Dental Assisting Degree. Chris has worked in dentistry for over 20 years as a Dental Assistant and Patient Service Representative. She joined the Relaxation Dentistry team in May 2016 after working with her former employer for over 13 years. Chris' favorite, and most rewarding, aspect of her career is seeing a patient leave with a smile on their face. Chris resides in Shakopee with her husband Leon and two children Danielle & Mitchell. She has enjoyed watching her children grow into young adults. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family, camping, fishing and tending to her gardens.


Amy
Dental Hygienist

Originally from Western North Dakota, Amy graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at North Dakota State College of Science in 2000 and is currently advancing her degree at Metropolitan State University. Amy joined the Relaxation Dentistry Team in 2010 and strives to create great patient experiences. She enjoys time spent with family and friends, music, cooking, and going for walks.


Amanda H.
Dental Hygienist

Amanda grew up in St. Paul Park and received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth and Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Argosy University in 2010. We were lucky to add Amanda to the Relaxation Dentistry Team in September of 2015. She enjoys meeting new people, educating her patients on their oral health, and helping patients feel comfortable and confident with their smile. Amanda currently resides in Shakopee with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, painting, and spending time with family and friends.


Sherry
Dental Hygienist

Sherry grew up in Plymouth, Minnesota where she attended Wayzata High School. She received her dental hygiene degree from Argosy University in 2007 and spent the first 9 years of her career practicing in Wyoming and Colorado. Sherry has a passion for education and enjoys helping her patients make the best decisions for their overall oral health. Sherry strives to provide gentle dental cleanings and hopes that each appointmentment ends with her patient feeling confident they are on the right track toward a lifelong healthy smile. She and her husband, David, enjoy snowboarding, wakeboarding, hunting, and mountain biking.


Donna
Dental Assistant

Donna has been a Dental Assistant for 26 years. Outside of work, she loves to help with her son’s 4-H club as a co-leader/trainer of their Dogs Project. Dylan and his dog Toby have qualified to go to the State Dog Show after receiving the award for Grand Champion in agility, showmanship, rally, and obedience. Other activities Donna enjoys include working out, turbo kick, yoga, and barbell and kettlebell classes. She also likes to work in her garden during the summer and canning vegetables in the fall. Donna loves to cook and bake. Donna grew up in Excelsior, Minnesota and now resides in Waconia with her son Dylan and her dog.


Amanda S.
Dental Assistant

Amanda became a part of the Relaxation Dentistry team in August of 2016. Amanda has worked in a variety of medical settings and decided to take a chance on a position in the dental field in 2012. She then elected to further her education and graduated from Herzing University with a degree in Dental Assisting in 2015. She resides in Plato with her husband and their two children, a two year old and a five year old, and their two dogs. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys going on family adventures and watching her kids learn and grow.

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