Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Office Manager

Jane

Jane

As the office manager, I am also responsible for the human resource aspect of the clinic and managing day-to-day activities. I have 30 years of experience in the dental field, and worked as a dental assistant prior to moving to the administrative side of things. It is my goal to help each patient achieve the best possible smile. The staff here at West Central Smiles are great to be around. We have a friendly and fun staff that can make you feel very welcome as soon as you enter our practice.

I am married to Paul and we have three sons: Brady, Jacob, and Andrew. In my time away from work, I love to watch and coach my boys in their sporting events. I also love to golf when I find time.

 

Treatment Coordinators

Pam

Pam

As a treatment coordinator, I assist Dr. Johnson with the treatment plans, and review financials with families. As an assistant, I get to work hands-on with patient care! My favorite part of my job is meeting new people, talking with them, getting to know them, and helping to make the decision to have braces. I also enjoy working with our team. We have a great group of people who all have the same goal: to help each patient obtain a beautiful smile to enjoy forever.

I am married with two children: a son who is in the Air Force and a daughter who is finishing high school. In my free time, I enjoy camping, outdoor activities, and reading.

 

Pam

Mandy

I enjoy helping people understand their orthodontic treatment and working with them to achieve the goals they desire.  The best part of my job is seeing the changes happen in a patient’s smile and self-esteem. I love how everyone on our team is eager to help each other out as well.

My husband Brad, our daughter Venna, and I have recently returned to western Minnesota after living in the metro area for seven years. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, home decorating, landscaping, and gardening.

 

 

Orthodontic Assistants

Our orthodontic assistants help to place braces, change wires, take any necessary X-rays and photographs, and give instruction on the best ways to take care of your braces or appliance. They love meeting new patients and take the time to make sure your treatment is an easy, comfortable and all-around positive experience from the moment you enter the door.

Staying on top of technology is of great importance to our assistants, and they can be found taking numerous continuing education courses throughout the year in order to make your treatment as effective and efficient as possible. Our assistants look forward to helping you or your child gain the self-esteem and confidence that comes with a beautiful, straight smile.

 

Amy

Amy

I like working in orthodontics because I love to see the results of nice straight teeth and how happy the patients are. I like visiting with patients and trying to make them as comfortable as possible.

I have been married for seven years and we have three girls. For the most part, my girls take up most of my time. I try to golf, play volleyball and softball, and run whenever I can, and love being with my family and friends.

 

Becca

Becca

I love getting to know our patients and being a part of helping them achieve their perfect smile. Our office is great because everyone comes to work with a fun, energetic, and optimistic attitude that puts a smile on everyone’s face!

I like to make the most of Minnesota winters by snowboarding, snowmobiling, and ice fishing. I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends, and am engaged to be married in September of 2015!

 

DeeAnn

DeeAnn

I truly enjoy visiting with patients and making them feel we care about them as individuals.  It is rewarding to see positive outcomes and a great new smile.  It's easy going to work when we have such a great team.

 
I have three grown children and am excited for my first grandchild due in May 2015!  I enjoy decorating, and have a passion for antiquing, flea markets, and garage sales.  I am also a fan of all Minnesota sports.  I have recently found fishing and lake life thoroughly enjoyable.  Life is good.
 

Jessie

Jessie

I enjoy the interactions I have with the patients and getting to know them during their treatment. I love our office, too! We have a great, hard-working team that works together very well.

I have been married for eight years to my husband Forrest, and we have three children: Sawyer, Harrison, and Hadley. In the summer, we enjoy spending our days at the lake swimming and fishing. I also enjoy spending my time with family and friends playing games!

 

Katie

Katie

My favorite part of working here is being able to see the change in each smile and patients’ excitement over the final result once the braces are removed. We have a great team at West Central Smiles. We all work well together, get along, and are willing to help each when needed.

My husband Dan and I love spending time in the Minnesota outdoors: hunting deer, snowshoeing, pheasant hunting, kayaking, and ice fishing. We enjoy working our veggie garden, boating, and swimming as well. 

 

Kim

Kim

Our office is a happy, exciting environment where we’re able to be a part of our patients’ lives by giving them a beautiful smile. Our team is friendly, kind, and caring. We all have fun as a staff and bring out the best in each other with our different personalities!

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband kayaking, fishing, and relaxing on the lake. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family, especially my nieces and nephews.

 

Kristen

Kristen

My favorite part of being a dental assistant is building a relationship with patients, watching their smiles change, and seeing their confidence in their smile after treatment.

I was raised on a family crop farm by DeGraff. I am so lucky to be able to be living in the area I grew up in and begin my professional career near my family and friends. Outside of work, I enjoy spending tons of quality time with my friends, family, and my Chihuahua-mix puppy named Buckley. I love shopping, being at our family cabin on Lake Scandinavia, and simply being outdoors.

 

Linda

Linda

The best part of my job is seeing the final result for our patients and the happiness it brings them and their families. We have the best team in all of Minnesota! Everyone gets along well and we work very efficiently and effectively together. Dr. Johnson works very hard to make sure every patient has a good experience and leaves our practice happy.

I grew up in Redwood Falls and I am married with three children and one grandchild. We live on a farm and in our spare time we like to camp, boat, fish, hunt, and do water activities.

 

Tammy

Natalie

Watching our patients’ smiles transform and seeing their final results are the most exciting aspects of my job! We have a great group of people here at West Central Smiles! Each person is a valued member of the team, and we work together very well.

Outside the office, I spend time with my husband and daughter. We love to take family vacations out to the mountains and be outdoors.

 

 

Nissa

I have spent the majority of my career in orthodontics.  I took a break and am excited to be back.  I missed seeing the excited looks on patient's faces when they achieved the result they always wanted.

Outside the office, I spend time with my husband and two sons.  I enjoy attending my sons' sporting events and spending time outdoors.

 

Tammy

Tammy

I love working with people, so my job here is a great fit! I enjoy building relationships with my patients seeing the final results of treatment. We all work so hard to give our patients the very best experience possible.

At home, I have three wonderful children. As a family, we enjoy boating and outdoor activities.

 

Front Office Team

Our front office team is here to help with all your scheduling, financial, and insurance needs. Most often, our front desk staff members are the first smiling faces you’ll see when you come into the office. They’re always available to answer any question you may have and want to make your time here as pleasant, comfortable, and stress-free as possible.

Our office team puts enormous emphasis on providing the very best customer service to ensure you not only get an effective and excellent outcome from your treatment, but also enjoy your time in our office.

 

Deanna

Deanna

From our front desk, I love getting to know patients and their families, and seeing that they leave happy with their new smile. There’s so much to love about this office, but most of all, I enjoy working with my friendly and supportive coworkers.

My husband and I have three children, two grandchildren and a miniature Schnauzer.  I like spending my free time at the lake camping and I enjoy quilting.

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Deb

Deb

I’m here to help provide a friendly environment by greeting people as they come in to West Central Smiles. I enjoy the interaction with our patients and their families, and the challenge of accommodating them and making the schedule work out to the best of our ability. I also love seeing the final result: a great smile!

My husband, children, and grandchildren take up much of my free time. As a family, we love to spend time outdoors.

 

 

Becky

I recently joined the team and am very excited about my new career choice.  I look forward to meeting all the patients and helping new patients achieve their orthodontic goals.  

Outside of work I enjoy time at the lake tubing, jet skiiing, fishing, swimming, bonfires, playing volleyball, and basketball. Hanging out with family and friends is a top priority and doing adventurous things, as well as watching the Minnesota Wild.  My husband Jeremy and I have a 2 year old daughter (Kinsley) who keeps us on our toes, and baby #2 is due December of 2017. We also stay busy with our ivory lab who has just as much energy and personality as our daughter. Life is just a little busy!

 

Tina

Tina

As the office financial coordinator, I work with each family to ensure we provide our services with an affordable payment plan, and I act as a liaison between our patients and their insurance providers. It’s great to be a part of a team that is so patient-focused and provides quality care to patients in a friendly, personal manner.

My husband Nick and I have two children. Tyler is sophomore at Concordia College and Mitchell is a sophomore in high school. We also have a dog named Ella. In my spare time, I like to watch football and basketball, and spend time with family and friends.

 

Vicki

Vicki

I really value knowing that the service we provide to our patients makes them feel good about themselves and makes them happy and healthy. We have a very experienced, caring team at West Central Smiles. We try our best to give the patients a great result.

I am married with two grown children. I like spending my free time at the lake, reading, and exercising.

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