Meet The Team

 

  


  Administrative Team

 Our Administrative Team is here for you from the moment you walk in our front door to the moment you walk out.  They will provide answers to your questions as well as many important administrative operational tasks. 

Their attention to detail is unsurpassed.  So whether it is scheduling your next appointment or filing your insurance claim, you can rest assured that it is done with your convenience in mind.    

Sally, Laurie, Kerin and Kirsten look forward to helping you anyway they can with your dental needs.  Call us today at Laketown Dental to make your appointment.

 

 
Kirsten - Office Manager
 
Kirsten brings 20 years of dental experience to our practice and has a true passion for the dental field.  She is eager to assist existing and new patients with their financial concerns and strives to provide them with exceptional customer service while helping them reach their dental goals.  Outside of the dental office she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She loves weekends at the lake, reading, golfing, and attending sporting events with her husband, Dusty, and children Wyatt and Whitney.                       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


Sally

Patient Coordinator

Sally started working in the dental field 39 years ago.  Sally resides in Annandale wit her husband Jim. They have three grown children, and one grand child. Sally has enjoyed helping patients for the past 39 years  with their scheduling and front desk needs.


Laurie

Dental Assistant and Recare Coordinator

Laurie grew up around this area living in Monticello, Silver Creek, Annandale, and Clearwater.  She presently lives in Monticello.  Laurie attended high school in St. Cloud, graduating from Tech High School in 1982.  She completed the dental assisting program at St. Cloud Technical College in 1983.  Laurie and Steve have been married for 28 years.  The have two children, Erick and Sadie, four grandsons and one granddaughter.  Laurie has been working as a dental assistant since 1984.  She enjoys all the technology we have to offer the patients.  She has attended many state and national dental conventions to keep her continuing education current.   She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and volunteering at church in her spare time. 


Kerin Hinchey

Hygiene Coordinator / CLDA

Kerin has enjoyed working with patients for over 25 years as a dental assistant. In recent years she transitioned to working at the front desk assisting patients with scheduling appointments and insurance.

Kerin has 2 sons James and Dave, 2 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. Spending time with family is definitely here favorite pastime along with time spent on the water, boating, fishing, or just relaxing with a book.


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Hygiene Team 

Our four registered dental hygienists are uniquely qualified to help you maintain the long-term health of your smile.  Each has extensive training in the latest oral healthcare procedures and utilizes advanced technology to treat gum disease at its earliest stages.

Our hygienists are trained to take digital and intra-oral images of your teeth.  These images can be viewed on the monitors located in each of our operatories.  This technology allows you to see what the doctor and hygienist are seeing while they discuss any treatment you may need. 

Katie, Kelli, Tesslynn and Megan will educate you in your oral health and advise you in your treatment to keep you smiling with confidence.  


Katie

Dental Hygienist

Katie was born and raised in Annandale.  She graduated from Mankato State University with a degree in dental hygiene.    She is a member of the Annandale School Board and loves cheering on the Annandale Cardinals.  Katie and her husband, Jeff, have three kids.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, scrapbooking, cooking and cooking.


Kelli

Dental Hygienist

Kelli was raised in Kelliher, a small town in Northern Minnesota.  She graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Hennepin Technical College in 2001 and graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at St. Cloud Technical College in 2007.  She started at our office in 2009 and enjoys working closely with individuals one on one and strives to provide her patients with the best possible dental care.  She finds dental care to be truly rewarding and enjoys working with patient of all ages.  Kelli and her husband moved to Annandale in 2005 and have two beautiful children that keep them very active and busy at home.  She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, gardening, fishing, and most other outdoor activities. 


Tesslynn

Dental Hygienist

Tesslynn grew up in South Haven, MN, near Lake Francis. She graduated from Kimball High School. Tesslynn attended St. Cloud Technical & Community College and graduated from the Dental Hygiene program in 2014. She continued her education at St. Cloud and completed the Dental Hygiene program in 2014.  Throughout her career as a hygienist she has completed continuing education classes to specialize in orthodontic treatment.  Tesslynn was recently married, her and her husband live in St. Augusta.  In her free time she enjoys volleyball, softball, golfing, bow-hunting, fishing, and working at her aunt's quilt shop in Kimball.   Tesslynn loves being able to work in the Annandale area, close to where she grew up, and getting to see some familiar faces and build relationships with other patients. 


Megan Smith

Megan was born and raised in Annandale.  She went on to graduate from Minnesota Ste University, Mankato in 2011 with a bachelors degree in dental hygiene and continued with her education to complete her masters in educational leadership from MDU, Mankato.  After working in a dental office in the metro, Megan was excited at the opportunity to work with her hometown dental office.  In addition to working at Laketown, Megan is also a dental hygiene educator at Normandale Community College and St. Cloud Technical Community College.  She is married to her husband, Robby and they stay busy with their two children, Liam and Sienna. 


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Assistant Team

Our dental assistants take on significant responsibility as a member of the dental healthcare team.  Assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral healthcare.

Our friendly and talented team of dental assistants will assure that you understand your dental treatment and feel comfortable in the dental chair. 

In each operatory we have educational videos that can be viewed on computers or televisions.  We  have music headphones for your enjoyment.  Your comfort while at our office is one of our highest priorities.  Just ask Cathy, Julie, Krista or Katie and they will help make your appointment as easy for you as we can.


Cathy

Dental Assistant

Cathy was born and raised in Annandale.  She lives on Sugar Lake with her husband, Doug.  They have raised two grown children.  Her hobbies include gardening, kayaking, and motorcycling.  She has been an active member and board member of the Sugar Lake Association.  She graduated from Annandale High School and completed her dental assisting training at St. Cloud Technical College.  She began her dental career 35 years ago as a senior in high school. 


Julie

Dental Assistant

Julie was born and raised in Annandale.  After living and working in St. Cloud for 12 years, she and her husband, John, moved back in 1989 to enjoy the beautiful lake community with their two daughters, Lindsay and Brianna.  At that time, she proudly became a member of the team at this office.  While attending SCSU, she discovered an interest in the dental field.  She completed her education at St. Cloud Technical College in dental assisting.  Julie strives to provide the best possible care and dental experience for her patients.  Among her favorite things to do are spending time with her 3 grandchildren, outdoor and lake activities, and "cabin time" with family and friends. 


Katie C

Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant

Katie is originally from Wahpeton, North Dakota.  She received her Dental Hygiene degree from North Dakota State College of Science in May 2011.  Katie moved to the area in 2011 and currently lives in Morris with her two sons, Carson and Caleb.  Katie strives to make your visit at Laketown Dental as comfortable as possible.  She has completed continuing education to provide the most up to date quality care, including continuing education on creating CEREC - one visit in office crowns and orthodontics.  When out of the office she enjoys spending time with family and friends.  


Krista Bursch

Krista graduated from Annandale High School and continued her education at Winona State and then St Cloud Tech graduating from the Dental Assisting program. She spends much of her time at the office assisting with orthodontic cases and helping design CEREC same day crowns.

Out of the office Krista enjoys spending time with her husband Zechariah and their son Declan.