Meet the Team

Our highly qualified, friendly staff will make you feel at home from the moment you walk in the door. From our knowledgeable patient care coordinators to our exceptionally skilled assistants and hygienists, we are ready to take care of your dental needs and welcome you into our dental family!


Melinda – Patient Care Coordinator

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 Bachelor’s in Zoology. Melinda enjoys spending time with her baby daughter, husband, cat & dogs, as well as camping and traveling.


Karen – Business Administrator 

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 business administrator. 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. 


Barb – Dental Assistant

graduated from Mankato State University’s dental assisting program. She is a licensed, certified dental assistant who has been with Prior Lake Dental since 1994, recently celebrating her 25th work anniversary with us! Barb enjoys spending time with her family and grand kids, gardening, quilting, and spending time outdoors.


Jamie – Dental Assistant

is a Licensed Dental Assistant who joined our team Summer of 2018 and we are so excited to welcome her to our dental family! Jamie graduated from St. Cloud Technical College in 2010 and has been providing excellent patient care assisting the dentist chair side ever since. When away from work, Jamie enjoys spending time with her beautiful family, camping, and being outdoors!

Gabby – Hygienist & Social Media Coordinator

was born and raised in Chatfield, Minnesota. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist who recently graduated from the University of Minnesota- School of Dentistry in August of 2018, with her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene.  She loves spending time with family/friends, playing and coaching volleyball, working out, traveling and being a dog mom to her Great Dane, Finley! Beyond being a fantastic hygienist, Gabby is responsible for our amazing social media pages so be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates, GIVEAWAYS, and more!

Becca – Hygienist 

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! Becca and her husband welcomed their beautiful baby boy, Archie, this past Spring! When not at the office she enjoys traveling, wakeboarding, skiing in the mountains, scrap booking, playing piano, and working out. 


Amy – Hygienist  

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.

Tasha – Hygienist 

is a Registered Dental Hygienist graduating from Minnesota State-Mankato in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and earned her Associates in dental hygiene from Argosy University in 2017. We were excited to add Tasha to our fantastic team Summer of 2018. Tasha enjoys spending time with family, friends and my golden retriever,  being outside, working out, and going to country concerts.