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
Melinda 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 sweet daughter, husband, cat & dogs, as well as camping and traveling.
Karen – Business Administrator
Karen 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
Barb 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
Jamie 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!
Becca – Hygienist
Becca 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 young family reside in Prior Lake. She enjoys traveling, wakeboarding, skiing in the mountains, scrap booking, playing piano, and working out.
Gabby was born and raised in Chatfield, MN. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist, graduating from the University of Minnesota – School of Dentistry with her Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene. She loves spending time with family/friends, playing and coaching volleyball, working out, traveling, and hanging with her pup Finley!
Tasha – Hygienist
Tasha 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.
Amanda is ecstatic about being able to practice and serve the in the community in which she lives! Amanda graduated from The University of South Dakota in 2013 and was warmly welcomed to the Prior Lake Dental family Summer of 2020. She is our “Floss Boss” who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the latest and greatest dental hygiene products and techniques. Outside of the office, Amanda enjoys time on the lake with her husband and family, as well as checking out local restaurants and wineries.