Caring and Professional

The Orchard Dental patient support crew is as caring as they are professional. Through frequent and ongoing participation in professional training, the entire Orchard team is dedicated to raising their professional knowledge and bringing current dental industry best practices into our office. Plus, they lead busy lives right here in our local communities. You’ll probably see them cheering along the sidelines of the youth ball fields, or riding on the bike paths.

Dental anxiety? We understand.

For many people, a visit to the dentist causes a certain amount of anxiety due to unpleasant past dental experiences. Our dental hygienists and office team will kindly alleviate your fears right from the start. Want a soothing blanket? Or shaded glasses to block the glare? Our team goes the extra mile to ease your stress as they collaborate with you from consultation to cleanings and beyond. Fear of the unknown can trigger or intensify dental anxiety. At Orchard, you’ll know what to expect before treatment begins.


Shelly has been in the dental field for 28 years. She participating in hygiene study clubs to continue learning about the advancements in the dental world. She is married and lives in Mahtomedi with her husband. Shelly enjoys hiking, traveling, photography, and spending time with wonderful friends and family especially her grandkids!


Sheila has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1998. She is married and has two children and a dog. A lifelong resident of White Bear Lake, Sheila enjoys gardening, antiques, arts and crafts, cooking and shopping. Her favorite holiday is Halloween.


Maureen received her B.S. in Dental Hygiene from the University of Minnesota and has been practicing since 1996. She lives in Forest Lake with her husband and sons. Maureen enjoys spending time with friends and family at her cabin and rooting on the Minnesota Vikings.


Vicki is a 1978 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dental Hygiene.  Vicki has been married to her husband for 29 years and they have three wonderful, busy children and live in North Oaks.  She enjoys bike riding, travelling, and gatherings with many old friends and colleagues.


Katie graduated from Century College’s dental assisting program in 2008. Katie and her husband Dustin live in Lake Elmo and have a 4-year-old son who keeps them very busy. Katie is also very involved in the sport of purebred dogs and competes in dog shows nationwide.


Laurie graduated from Century College’s Dental Assisting program in 1982. She is married and lives in Oakdale. She has two Daughters and two Grandsons. She enjoys watching sports with her husband, biking, reading and traveling. Her favorite thing to do is babysit her grandchildren and getting together with family and friends.


Kari comes to us with 20 years of dental assisting experience. She grew up in International Falls, but now resides in Forest Lake. She has 2 children who are the light of her life! Kari enjoys horseback riding and visiting with friends & family up north. When you are with people you care about and enjoy, life is good!


Samantha graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dental Hygiene in 1997.  She enjoys reading, listening to music, traveling and spending time with friends and family.


Heidi joined the team in 2017 and is the office insurance coordinator. She lives with her family in White Bear Township where they like to spend most of their time being outdoors going to parks, hiking or playing outdoor sports.


Darla comes to us with over 30 years of experience working as a dental assistant and patient coordinator. She and her husband have a hobby farm and have three grown children and two grandchildren. In her free time she enjoys traveling, hiking, outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren!