Grand Forks Team
Welcome to Dakota Pediatric Dentistry! I am the business manager of both our Fargo and Grand Forks locations. I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in communication studies. I knew I wanted a career where I could work and communicate effectively with people. What I enjoy most about working here is getting to know our patients and their families personally, and watching the children grow. In my personal time, I enjoy spending time with my husband Matt, our three children Preston, Summer, and Harper, and our two English Bulldogs Heff and Violet.
Welcome. I am the Grand Forks office manager for Dr. Chad and Dr. Mikala. 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, and reading and exercising.
Patient and Hospital Care Coordinator
Hi! I am a patient care coordinator and a hospital care coordinator. I am also the team member who greets you when you come to visit us. I grew up in Oslo, Minnesota and graduated from high school in Grand Forks. I received my bachelor’s degree in recreation and tourism from the University of North Dakota. I have worked in Costa Rica and Big Sky, Montana, and these experiences were absolutely wonderful. My passion is to make you and your child comfortable by building confidence, trust, and friendships. I value quality time with my husband Zach and I love to travel, snowboard, and go to the lake.
Patient Care Coordinator
Hello! I am one of the patient care coordinator's here at Dakota Pediatric Dentistry. I went to high school in Thompson, North Dakota and graduated in 2013. I earned my associate in applied science degree in sales, marketing, and management from Northland Community and Technical College, and am currently pursuing my B.S. in business management and B.S. in business administration from University of Mary. I enjoy being a part of a great dental office that directly focuses on the comfort of children. I spend my free time at Cass Lake in the summer and either snowboarding or bundled up in the house in the winter.
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.
Hi! I am a dental hygienist here at Dakota Pediatric Dentistry. I am originally from Fargo, North Dakota and I earned my dental hygiene degree from MState in Moorhead. As a hygienist, I enjoy being able to provide a calming and trusting environment for both you and your child. I currently live in Grand Forks with my husband Brandon and our son, Kyzen. In my free time, I enjoy attending UND hockey games, spending time with my family, and going to the lake.
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!
Hello! My name is Robyn and I am a dental assistant here at Dakota Pediatric Dentistry. I am originally from Little Falls, Minnesota and I earned my dental assisting degree from the technical college in Bemidji, Minnesota. I enjoy hunting, fishing, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. I have a passion for working with children and I hope to give you and your child an enjoyable experience here.