Grand Forks Team
Hi! I am the Grand Forks Office Manager. I have been with Dakota Pediatric
Dentistry since January, 2015. I grew up in Oslo, Minnesota and graduated from
high school in Grand Forks. I received my bachelor’s degree from the University
of North Dakota. My passion is to make you and your child comfortable by
building confidence, trust, and friendship. I appreciate how positive the
environment is here and we all work extremely well together to provide the best
service for you.
When I am not at work, I value quality time with my husband, Zach and our two puppies. I love to travel, golf, snowboard, and go to the lake.
Hospital and Sedation Care Coordinator
Referral Care Coordinator
Hi! I am one of the Patient Care Coordinators here at Dakota Pediatric Dentistry. I am originally from Fisher, MN. I graduated from Northland Community and Technical College with my associate’s degree for Occupation Therapy Assistant. I strive to make every visit in our office welcoming, fun, and enjoyable for both you and your child. I currently live out in the country with my husband, our son, and two puppies. We cherish our time with our family and friends going to the lake, cooking out, and playing games. I look forward to meeting you and your kiddos!
Patient Care Coordinator
Hello! I am one of the Patient Care Coordinators here at Dakota Pediatric Dentistry. I am originally from Grand Forks, where I went to both high school and college. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of North Dakota, and went on to get my Master’s Degree in Biomedical Science from Iowa State University. I enjoy reading, exercising, and spending time with friends and family during my free time. I have always loved kids, and have worked with them since I was 14. I look forward to meeting you and creating a positive and fun environment for you and your children!
Patient Care Coordinator
Welcome. I am a Patient Care Coordinator. I am a Carrington, North Dakota native and I earned my bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from the University of North Dakota. I also earned a Master of Science in general administration from Central Michigan University. I feel that I can provide a nurturing and positive experience for both you and your child, and this is very rewarding for me. I enjoy playing sports with my three sons, spending time with friends and family at the lake, reading, and exercising.
Patient Care Coordinator
Hi there! My name is Karyn, and I’m thrilled to be one of the smiling faces you’ll see when you come visit our Grand Forks Office! I was trained and worked as a Dental Assistant many years ago while serving in the United States Navy, then also assisted chairside for a local dentist here in Grand Forks until choosing to stay home with my kiddos in their young years. I love being back in the dental arena, and especially love seeing your kids happy to come to the dentist! In my free time I enjoy many outdoor adventures like camping with my family, as well as reading, quilting, and relaxing.
As a Dental Hygienist, it is my goal to provide a comfortable and compassionate experience for your child. I grew up in Grafton, North Dakota and after high school I was educated in dental assisting. I worked as a Dental Assistant for 9 years and in 1999, I decided to further my education and went back to school for dental hygiene. I have been working as a Dental Hygienist ever since! I currently live in Grafton with my husband Chris and our daughter Claire. I have two older children, Melissa and Cory, who are living and working/going to college in Minneapolis. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending summer weekends at the lake, and going to UND hockey games with my family.
Hello, I’m a Registered Dental Hygienist here at Dakota Pediatric Dentistry. I was born and raised in Grand Forks and now live in Thompson, ND with my son. I knew at an early age this was the profession for me, particularly being able to work with kids. I strive to put children at ease and love to celebrate their accomplishments in the dental environment. My favorite things to do outside of the office are spending quality time with my son and friends, going to sporting events, hunting, and crafting. I cannot wait to meet your family!
Lorrie, RDA, CDA, CPFDA
As a dental assistant, I enjoy helping your child with any dental treatment by providing a caring and calming environment. I grew up in Edinburg and Adams, North Dakota on a farm. After graduating from Adams High School, I received my dental assisting education from Lakeland Medical Dental Academy in Minneapolis. I then moved to East Grand Forks and began my dental assisting career in general dentistry. However, for the last 25 years, I have enjoyed assisting in pediatric dentistry. My husband Dean and I live in Alvarado and we have three adult children, Chelsey, Emily, and Adam. We also have two grandsons, Murphy and MaCready. I love spending time with my family and playing with my grandsons. I enjoy warm vacations, movies, walking, and spin classes.
Hi! I am a Registered Dental Assistant here at Dakota Pediatric Dentistry. I truly enjoy every opportunity I have working with kids in my profession. I earned my degree in dental assisting from North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. My small hometown of Walhalla, North Dakota was where I first came to adore working with children. Spending time with friends and family is something I really cherish. I also love hunting, exercising, summertime, and organizing. My goal at Dakota Pediatric Dentistry is to provide a relaxed and enjoyable experience for kids during their dental treatment. I am thrilled to meet you and your family and to welcome you to this friendly, fun environment that I love being a part of!
Hi! My name is Kaia and I am a Registered Dental Assistant here at Dakota Pediatric Dentistry. I am originally from Fisher, Minnesota. I received my Dental Assisting degree at MState in Moorhead. I enjoy being outdoors, going to the lake, working with children, and spending time with my husband, two children, and dog. I look forward to meeting you and your family and hope to provide you an enjoyable and fun experience here.
Hello, I am a Registered Dental Assistant At Dakota Pediatric Dentistry. I enjoy helping your family feel more comfortable and confident here. I grew up in Devils Lake, North Dakota. I earned my Associates Degree in 2016 from Northland Technical College in Bemidji, Minnesota. I now live in Grand Forks with my husband, Brandon, our daughter, Jo, and our three dogs. In our free time we love spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, and camping.
Hello! I’m a Registered Dental Assistant here at Dakota Pediatric Dentistry. I grew up in the small town of Red Lake Falls, MN. During my high school years, I worked at after school programs and babysat for families during the summer. These jobs created my passion to work with children. I earned my Registered Dental Assistant degree at Northwest Technical program in Bemidji, MN. When I'm not working, I love spending my free time at the lake, tubing on the Red River, hunting, fishing, seeing friends and family, and spoiling my niece and nephew! I look forward to meeting you and your family, and to help provide a fun and comfortable environment for your family. Hope to see you soon!