Meet the Team

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has been with Prior Lake Dental since November 2014 as a patient and financial coordinator. She graduated from Anoka Ramsey Community College with an Associate’s in Biomedical Technology, and from MSU Mankato with a Bachlor’s in Zoology. Melinda enjoys caring for her pets, spending time working on her new home, camping and gardening.



is a Licensed, Certified Dental Assistant, she graduated from South Central College. Karen has been with Prior Lake Dental since July 2005 as a dental assistant and administrative assistant. Karen enjoys spending  time with her husband and two daughters, coaching dance, watching her girls dance, scrap booking, spending time outside and weekends at the family cabin. 


graduated from Mankato State University’s dental assisting program. She is a Licensed, Certified Dental Assistant. She has been with Prior Lake Dental since 1994. Barb enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, quilting and the outdoors. 


is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated with her hygiene degree in the state of Texas. After being a patient at Prior Lake Dental for many years, she was excited to join the staff in January of 2009. Rene enjoys spending time with her family, summer weekends at a family cabin, and home improvement projects. 


graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene in May 2008. She was ecstatic to join Prior Lake Dental in September of 2008 and is passionate about helping you obtain a healthy, gorgeous smile! When not at the office she enjoys traveling, wakeboarding, skiing in the mountains, scrap booking, playing piano, and working out. 



is a Registered Dental Hygienist, she graduated from Argosy University. After working as a traveling (temp) hygienist for a few years in offices all over the Twin Cities, Amy was ready to find the perfect fit and is happy to call Prior Lake Dental home as of January 2016. Amy enjoys spending time with her two boys, traveling, summer weekends at the family cabin, boating and any outdoor summer activities.