Our Staff

Our Dental Hygiene Team

Karla

Karla’s entry into the dental field was influenced by a very good friend of her parents who was a dentist. She started her career as a dental assistant in oral surgery and later completed her dental hygiene degree at Argosy university in Bloomington.

Patient advocacy has always been her passion along with her overall love of people . It is abundantly evident that building personal relationships, calming fears and helping her patients with their dental concerns is of paramount importance.

Her family is her other passion. Spending time with her husband and their children is truly a blessing to her. They love to camp, ski and play games.

Kendra

Getting to know her new patients and continuing to provide exceptional care to her current patients is Kendra’s goal as a hygienist. She is definitely a ‘people person.’ Kendra has over 25 years’ experience as a dental hygienist.

"As dental professionals we see people from all walks of life with many unique dental needs. This makes my job interesting and it challenges me to see the entire picture when treating our patients."

Away from the office, Kendra spends her time with her husband, three daughters and friends. She loves being outdoors- Canoe trips to the BWCA, hunting, and fishing, snowshoeing and camping.

 Tamara

Tammy received her degree from the University of Minnesota and has worked in the dental hygiene field for 17 years. She seamlessly joined our team in August 2015. She also works at Children’s Dental Services providing preventive care in a school-based mobile hygiene program.

"I enjoy treating and educating patients so they can obtain optimal oral health."

Tammy delights in being outdoors, gardening, reading and spending time with family and friends. She is married to Jared and they have three sons: Charlie, Krist and Asher.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 Dr. Jones’ Dental Assistants

Colleen

"Always remember your smile is the window to your soul."

Colleen became a dental assistant over 30 years ago to help people have a positive experience at the dentist and to make their smiles beautiful.

Her husband John runs a cabinet shop in Nowthen and their son Andy is studying chemical engineering at the University of Minnesota.

Colleen runs 5K’s to marathons, cares for her elderly parents, and takes joy in walking her dog Dodger. Her and her family spend their summer weekends on their houseboat on the Whitefish chain of lakes.

Karolyn

Karolyn has been a dental assistant for over 30 years and her love for people is evident.

"I love to be with peopleI love to talk to patients and help them feel comfortable and at ease in the dental chair." Her devotion to dentistry is due to her wish to be a positive influence on our patients.

Karolyn is married and mother to five childrenall boys! She loves the outdoors and her favorite hobby is hiking. She has climbed two 14ers (14,000 mountains) and hopes to climb more.

"It makes my day when a patient, who has had a negative dental experience in the past, comes to our office and experiences a stress-free and enjoyable visit. Watching people’s dental fears disappear is very rewarding."

 

 

 

 


 

Front Desk Staff

Angie

Angie has been in the dental field 14 years and her enthusiasm and grace is an asset to our practice. Our patients love to see her and her smile when they walk through our door.

"Even after all this time, I really appreciate the variety and challenges every day brings. I am a people-person and I take great pleasure in meeting and greeting our patients."

In Angie’s spare time she loves being with family and friends. She has fun golfing, fishing, shopping and playing board games.

 

 

 

  

 


 

Business Manager

Elizabeth

Elizabeth has been married to Dr. Jones for more than 30 years. They have two grown children, Nathan and Hannah.

Her degree and background is in Medical Office Administration, but has made the transition to Dental and accounting. She also does all the decorating and outside flowers at the officeher favorite!

In her spare time she relishes time reading, gardening, knitting and cooking. Traveling is her favorite thing to do.