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Janice - RDH

Janice – RDH

 

Janice has been an RDH at our office since 2003.  Janice graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1994 with a degree in biology.  She attended dental hygiene school at the U of M and graduated in 1997.  She lives in Woodbury with her husband and 3 children.  She enjoys running, taking walks with her family, and hiking in the North Shore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vicki - RDH

Vicki – RDH

Vicki joined Grand Avenue Dental during the summer of 2011. She graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota Dental Hygiene program in 1978. Her dedication to the profession extends beyond clinical care. She has developed and marketed several dental products over the past several years. She truly enjoys all aspects of dental hygiene, meeting new patients, and attending continuing education courses.  She resides in North Oaks with her husband John. They have three adult children, Shannon, Bridget and Tom.

 

 

 

 

 

Karis - RDH

Karis – RDH

Karis came to Grand Avenue Dental in September of 2016 after working in one other office since her graduation from the Argosy University Dental Hygiene program in 2007. Prior to that, she graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Sociology.

“What I love most about working in the dental field is the longstanding and trusting relationships that I’m able to develop with patients. It’s such a rewarding thing to help guide patients to do what works best for them, as there’s no one size fits all approach to dental care. Outside of work, I enjoy reading, running, light gardening, old homes and spending time with my husband and daughter.”

 

 

 

Robin - Scheduling Coordinator

Robin – Scheduling Coordinator

Robin is our Scheduling Coordinator and also has her LDA, CDA Dental Assistant certifications.  She has been at our office since 1995.  After receiving her dental assistant’s license and certification she worked for Dr. Strand and Wild in Roseville for 11 years.  When Dr. Strand retired his daughter suggested meeting Dr. Amble and in 1995 she began her employment with him.  Robin has had many hats in our office but recently has focused mainly on the front desk and insurance.  When asked what her favorite thing about dentistry is – she enthusiastically responds the relationship she maintains with the patients and team members of Grand Avenue Dental.  “They are the greatest gift any practice can have.”  When not working she enjoys spending time with her family (especially her nieces and nephew) and her dog-like cat, Ginger!  “I enjoy watching almost any sporting event (except golf), reading a real page turner (romance novel), watching a great sitcom or romantic comedy or spending time with the kids in my Sunday school class.  My favorite vacation spot is DISNEY WORLD of course! LOL”

 

Michelle - LDA

Michelle – LDA

Michelle has been an LDA at our office since 2004.  She received her degree in Dental Assisting from Lakeland Dental Academy in 1987.  Michelle has been working in private and group dental practices since graduating from Lakeland.  She has enjoyed working as Dr. Amble’s assistant for the past 6 years.  Her favorite part of the day is working with the staff and building relationships with our patients.  Outside of work she thoroughly enjoys watching her kids participate in their dance company and spending time with friends and family.  Someday, she would love to learn to cook, but truthfully Michelle can be found jamming to 80’s rock music and watching 80’s movies like Grease and Footloose all weekend long.

 

 

 

Maika - LDA

Maika – LDA

Maika is the newest addition to Grand Avenue Dental, starting with us in 2015. She brings with her a great smile, easy laugh and pride in her ability to provide good patient care and to create great provisional crowns for patients to wear between crown prep and final crown seat. She received her degree as a Licensed Dental Assistant from Century College in 2013, but has been customer focused for the past eight years and has worked in a couple of other dental offices.

She enjoys meeting new people and making connections. She is passionate about helping others. “It’s a great feeling when you know that you’ve made a difference in someone’s day by making them laugh or putting a smile on their face.” During her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family doing whatever the day brings to them. Where does she want to travel? “Everywhere, I would love to explore this small, big world, lol!”

 

 

Business Manager

Business Manager

Bob is the Business Manager at our office and has worked here since 2008.  Bob is a dental transplant that was in the corporate world for 27 years and “repotted” himself to the small business world of dentistry in 2008.  He loves all aspects of running a business and enjoys the relationships he has now developed with patients, suppliers, the Grand Avenue Business Association, and Grand Referrals Networking group.  He is an author, avid reader, a bit of a technology geek, loves to travel and loves dogs.

 

 

 

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