Get to know our entire Relaxation Dentistry team. Our professional dental team is committed to the quality of care each patient receives during their visit and the lasting results from their time with the Relaxation Dentistry dental team in Chaska, MN.
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 grew up in Plymouth, Minnesota. She received her dental hygiene degree from Argosy University in 2007. Sherry has a passion for education and prevention, and enjoys helping her patients make the best decisions for their overall health. Sherry strives to provide gentle dental cleanings and hopes that each appointment ends with her patient feeling confident they are on the right track toward a lifelong healthy smile. Sherry is a trained Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist. She completed the Myomentor program in 2020. Sherry aims to help adults and children with dysfunctions related to the tongue, airway and breathing. She is a member of the ADHA and IAAH. She lives in Victoria with her husband, David, their daughter Hazel, and son Harvey. In her free time she enjoys snowboarding, boating, and hunting.
Krista grew up just down the road from Relaxation Dentistry. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Minnesota State University-Mankato and spent the last 12 years practicing in Edina and Minneapolis. Krista finds passion in getting to know her patients so she can better assist them with achieving their oral health care goals. She loves sending her patients home with healthy and confident smiles. Krista currently resides in Chaska with her husband Brandon, daughter Raegan, son Cullen, and dog Maddy. In her free time, she enjoys golfing, swimming, boating, traveling, cabin trips and chasing her two active and busy kids around.
Nicole joined Relaxation Dentistry in December 2022. She received her dental hygiene degree from Normandale Community College in 2002 and spent the last 20 years practicing in Edina and Orono. Nicole truly enjoys helping patients improve their oral health and educating them about the mouth-body connection, dental sleep medicine and overall hygiene practices to do at home. The most rewarding part of her job is when a patient has listened to the education given to them and has improved the health of their mouth by their next visit, so exciting to see! Nicole lives in Chanhassen with her husband and two children, along with two mini Goldendoodles,Trixie and Poppy. When she's not driving her kids to various activities, she enjoys reading, working out in her home gym, and traveling to visit family and friends. She looks forward to seeing you in the office!
Sue joined Relaxation Dentistry in 2021. She received her dental assisting degree at Dakota County Technical college. She has over 20 years of experience in the dental field primarily in general dentistry and oral surgery. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends which include her two beautiful granddaughters. In the summer Sue spends her time fishing and lounging in her pool.
Samantha grew up in Marshall MN, where she found a passion in dentistry during high school. She received her dental assisting degree at MN West Community and Tech College in Canby in 2008. Relaxation Dentistry became her new home in 2022. Her favorite part of the field is giving people their smile back and the confidence to use it. Samantha lives in New Prague with her significant other Nate, their kids Peyton, Everett, Schaefer and Asher, cat Chaska, and great dane Midas. She loves spending time with family and friends, playing games, coffee, and making people laugh. She looks forward to seeing you in the office.
Originally from Excelsior, Kareena recently moved back after spending the last four years in Boulder, CO. During her time in Colorado, Kareena began her career in the dental field and quickly fell in love with all the ins and outs of the industry. After finding herself enjoying the insurance sector, she obtained certification from Drexel University in Billing and Coding. Kareena is happy to be back home in Minnesota. Outside of work she loves spending time with her family and friends, especially if it involves soccer and watching her beloved Chelsea F.C.
Heather joined the Relaxation Dentistry team as an insurance coordinator 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 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.
Rachelle joined Relaxation Dentistry in 2021. Before joining the RD team, she was a business owner for over 20 years. As a business owner, she developed management and organizational skills which help her problem-solve around the office. She has a passion for dentistry and enjoys finding ways to help the practice run efficiently for the patients and the dental team. Rachelle lives in Norwood Young America with her husband, Jerrod, their children, Justin and Courtney, and their black lab, Ice. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, hunting, fishing, and DIY projects.
Kayla joined our team in 2021 after working as a Dental Assistant in an Oral Surgery practice for nearly ten years. There, in addition to assisting the Surgeon with procedures, she learned how to facilitate insurance claims, manage the schedule, and complete administrative tasks. The 2020 Pandemic gave Kayla the opportunity to look for something new and Relaxation Dentistry was a perfect fit! Here, she is able to use her skills and knowledge of front desk operations as well as working chairside with patients. She enjoys devoting her time with each individual patient to help create an overall positive experience and takes a special interest in working with children to help make their visits fun and enjoyable. In her free time, Kayla enjoys doing everything with her family, including gardening, nature walks, road trips, and competing in BBQ competitions.
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