Meet the Dental Team – Minot, ND
The Backbone of Our Practice
The Souris Valley Dental Group has been serving Minot families for over five decades now. In order to keep delivering the care that earned us our reputation, we rely on a team filled with experienced, friendly people who all share a common vision of providing quality treatments to patients from all walks of life. Every member of our team works together to provide an excellent dental experience; before you set up an appointment, use the biographies below to get a better understanding of our knowledgeable staff.
Cassie, Office Manager
Cassie has been a part of the dental world for over 20 years so far. She studied at North Dakota State College of Science and is a CDA/RDA in addition to her managerial expertise. Today, she loves being part of such a great team that is 100% committed to delivering the best dental care possible! At home, she and her husband Brooks have three kids named Tate, Hattie, and Stella. Her free time is spent farming with Brooks’ family, as well as cheering on her kids at the baseball field to the football field to the volleyball courts, and even the basketball courts. Her family loves spending time retreating to a lake on the weekends to kick back and relax.
A Burlington native, Shelly really enjoys spending time around her coworkers and the nice patients here at Souris Valley Dental Group. She and her husband have two children, with a new daughter-in-law about to join the family soon! In her spare time, she enjoys walking, reading, and sipping a nice glass of wine.
Judy has been a part of our dental office for nearly five years now, and she thinks the people she works with are the best! Her husband currently works for the state of North Dakota, and they have three grown children who live in Minnesota, Arizona, and New Mexico. When she isn’t busy at work, one of her biggest hobbies is dancing!
Stephanie, Appointment Coordinator
Stephanie’s dental career spans over five years so far. Although she hasn’t been a part of Souris Valley Dental Group for very long yet, she already feels like part of a big, extended family. Plus, getting to see both new and long-term patients every day is a pleasure for her. She and her amazing son Jay recently moved to Minot to be with her fiancé, who is in the Air Force. They have two pugs and one Chihuahua, and a brand-new baby boy is on the way in November of 2020! As for personal hobbies, she likes practicing photography, exploring the world, spending quality time with family, and indulging her weird obsession with pugs. She also can’t get enough of coffee.
Diane has her Bachelor of Science in Retail Management (along with a Business Management minor) from North Dakota State University. She has been working in the dental field for over two full decades so far. As our patient coordinator, she really enjoys all of the personal interaction with both her work family and her patients. Every day, there are opportunities to both make new friends and continue lasting friendships with others! Outside of work, she’s married with a wonderful son who’s blessed her with a daughter-in-law and two granddaughters. You can typically find her living the farm lifestyle on the weekends.
Terrie, Insurance Coordinator
Terrie’s career in dentistry impressively spans nearly 40 years! She is originally from Missoula, MT and studied at Big Sky College. Today, she loves working with such talented people here at Souris Valley Dental Group. Away from the office, she spends plenty of time with her mother and three sisters, whom she gets along with well despite their very different personalities. Her favorite hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, golfing, hiking, jet skiing, going on road trips, listening to music, watching movies, putting together LEGO’s and puzzles, sewing, and much more.
Angie, Dental Hygienist
Angie studied at North Dakota State College of Science, and she’s been working in dentistry since 1997. Today, what she likes most about her position is building relationships with the wonderful patients! Away from the office, she spends plenty of quality time with her husband Corwin and their three children. As for personal hobbies, she likes to read, go on walks, and watch the kids’ various sporting events.
Taya, Dental Hygienist
Taya’s dental career spans well over 20 years so far, and she first joined our practice in 2007. She studied at the North Dakota State College of Science. Today, she really enjoys getting to know each patient and helping them maintain great dental health over the years. At home, she and her husband Kevin have a son and a daughter in college. Her hobbies include reading, spending summers at the lake, and doing pretty much anything outdoors. If she hadn't become a hygienist, she'd probably be working as a park ranger or a biologist!
Jodi, Dental Hygienist
Jodi’s dental career impressively spans over 25 years so far, and she couldn’t ask for a better office family or patients here at Souris Valley Dental Group. Funny enough, she actually operated heavy equipment for her parents’ construction business for a decade before deciding to become a hygienist! Today, her husband Mike runs the company, with their son Garrett helping out. Their daughter Lauren is currently attending Minot State University for speech pathology and works as a nanny for a newborn baby. When she isn’t busy at work, Jodi enjoys spending hot days at the lake, attending sporting events, traveling, hanging out with loved ones, and watching Netflix.
Michelle, Dental Hygienist
Michelle has been working in the dental world for nearly 20 years, with the last few spent right here at Souris Valley Dental Group. She studied at North Dakota State College of Science and is licensed in local anesthesia. As one of our talented hygienists, she really enjoys getting to know patients and their families on a personal level! At home, she and her husband Bryan have three daughters named Madeline, Brecca, and Sadie. In her spare time, she likes to go to her lake cabin at Devils Lake, play golf and darts, shop, read, and hang out with friends. She also LOVES music and can recite most song lyrics – especially 90’s rap!
Madison, Dental Assistant
Madison is originally from Arlington, TX and studied at North Dakota State College of Science. She is certified in pit and fissure sealants, nitrous oxide, and orthodontic removal bands. She loves spending time with such wonderful people here at Souris Valley Dental Group! Outside of working hours, she enjoys spending quality time with her parents and siblings, playing with kids, going to the lake, and hiking.
April, Dental Assistant
April has been a part of our team for well over 15 years so far, and she thinks there’s a lot to love about her job, from the interactions with patients to working with such a great group of dental professionals! She studied at North Dakota State College of Science and is a CDA/RDA. At home, she and her husband Brady have a daughter named Addison and a son named Beau, along with two dogs named Buttons and Cash. They’re a very outdoorsy family and enjoy doing activities like fishing/ice-fishing, hunting, running, playing golf, and simply hanging out in the backyard.
Carmen, Dental Assistant
Carmen has been a part of our team for over a decade now. She studied assisting at Minnesota West Community & Technical College and has her Expanded Functions certification. A Minot native, she has two children and two grandchildren. In her spare time, she likes to garden and dabble in various arts and crafts. She also really enjoys taking pictures of interesting signs!
Becky, Dental Assistant
Becky attended North Dakota State College of Science for her education and is also a Certified Orthodontic Assistant. She always goes the extra mile to help our patients achieve the good dental health they deserve! She is happily married with two sons and one dog. When she isn’t busy at work, her favorite hobbies include going to the lake and spending time outside.
Krystal, Dental Assistant
Krystal studied at Northwest Technical College in Bemidji, MN and is an RDA with training in dental sealants and nitrous oxide. Today, her dental career spans well over a full decade so far. She really values the lasting friendships she’s formed with our patients over time. At home, she is happily married to Brent, her high school sweetheart and love of life. They have a little boy named Quinn who is the light of their lives, along with a cat (April) and a dog (Jozie). In her spare time, she likes going to the lake, golfing, crafting, walking, baking, participating in the pool league, and (of course) being a proud wife and mom.