You’ll feel at home every time you visit Northwest Dental Group, thanks to the efforts of our friendly team. If you need anything, just ask! Find out more about our team here.
Alishia joined Northwest Dental Group in 2020 as a member of our front desk team. Her favorite part of the job is the one-on-one interaction with our patients. In her free time, Alishia enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, and being outdoors.
Jennifer began her work in dentistry when she came on board with our team in 2018. The part of her job she enjoys the most is meeting a lot of different people and getting to know them as they return for future appointments. Away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and doing anything outdoors.
Kazoua joined the Northwest Dental Group in 2019 and enjoys working behind the scenes while still being able to make a big difference on the patient experience! After spending five years as a preschool teacher, Kazoua is currently attending RCTC to become a dental assistant. In her free time, Kazoua enjoys being in nature, decorating, cleaning, and spending time with her son.
Deb started her dental career when she joined our crew in 2016. She is trained in OSHA and HIPAA compliance and is SI 5-star phone certified. The most enjoyable part of her job is providing great customer service to our patients. When she’s not working, she likes spending time with her kids, kayaking, and watching The Big Bang Theory.
Lindsay has worked in dentistry since 2015 and came on board with our team in 2017. She has an associate’s degree in dental hygiene and is certified to administer inhaled sedation, local anesthetic, CPR, AED, and first aid. She has additional training in OSHA and HIPAA compliance and in periodontal disease. As a hygienist, Lindsay enjoys helping people feel better about their smiles and have more confidence in themselves. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and her white, fluffy Pomeranian, Sammie, and cheering on the Vikings. (Skol!)
The best part of Alyssa’s job is improving the health of our patients. She began working in dentistry in 2015 and joined our crew in 2017. She is certified to administer inhaled sedation, local anesthetic, CPR, AED, and first aid. She has additional training in OSHA and HIPAA compliance. When she’s not at work, you’ll find her spending time with her husband, her two stepsons, her friends, and her German Shorthaired Pointer. She also enjoys watching movies, playing card and board games, and going on Caribbean cruises.
Michelle joined our staff in 2009 and began her dental career at the same time. She is certified to administer inhaled sedation, local anesthetic, CPR, AED, and first aid, plus she has additional training in OSHA and HIPAA compliance. Michelle’s favorite thing about working as a hygienist is meeting fun and interesting people and being able to brighten their smiles. When she’s not working, she likes to spend time with her kids watching hockey, fishing, reading, going on weekend adventures, listening to music, and doing household projects together.
Kristine has worked in the dental field since 2007 and has been a part of our team since 2014. In addition to receiving her dental hygiene diploma, she is certified to administer inhaled sedation, local anesthetic, CPR, AED, and first aid. She has also completed training in OSHA and HIPAA compliance. She loves helping our patients smile a little brighter. Away from the office, she enjoys walking her dog, Penelope.
Shannon joined our team in 2002 and has worked in dentistry since 1997. Taking care of our patients is her favorite part of her job. Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Nicole started working in the dental field in 2014 and at our office in 2018. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene and is certified in restorative functions, local anesthetic, inhaled sedation, and CPR. She enjoys the people she works with here and loves meeting new people. When she’s away from the office, she can be found spending time with her family, playing sports like volleyball and softball, and playing cards and board games.
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Maranda joined our staff in 2015, beginning her dental career at the same time. You are likely to find her working with Dr. Vander Broek. She is certified to administer inhaled sedation, CPR, AED, and first aid. She has additional training in OSHA and HIPAA compliance, plus she completes annual continuing education courses at the University of Minnesota. Her favorite aspects of her job are getting to know our patients and meeting lots of different people. She is married to her high school sweetheart, and together they are spoiling their fur babies, Meeka and Oakley. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, four-wheeling, and watching movies.
Molly began her dental career when she joined our staff in 2017. Her favorite parts of her job are interacting with our patients and getting to perform different procedures each day. In her spare time, she enjoys boating, camping, and spending time with her family.
Johanna has worked for us since 2017 when she began her dental career. She is certified to administer CPR, AED, and first aid. She has training in OSHA and HIPAA compliance and SI 5-star phone certification. She enjoys patient interaction and helping patients to feel confident about their smiles. Johanna, her boyfriend, and her daughter live in Kasson. When she is finished working for the day, you might find her spending time with family, watching movies, and enjoying the outdoors.
Karwyn joined our team in 2018, beginning her dental career at the same time. Besides her skills as a dental assistant, she is also certified in CPR. She loves being able to perform a variety of tasks during the day and take care of patients in need. She always tries to make them feel comfortable because she realizes that dentistry can be stressful. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, getting involved in the community, and spending time outdoors.
Danielle joined the Northwest Dental Group team at the start of her career in 2020. She works closely with Dr. Zhang to provide an excellent experience for her patients. In fact, interacting with patients is Danielle’s favorite part of the job! When away from the office, Danielle enjoys being a mom.
Devin began working in dentistry in 2017 and joined our team in 2019. The best part of Devin’s job is coming into the office and making our patients smile! When away from the office, Devin enjoys hiking, camping, and visiting family in Eau Claire.
Debbie joined the Northwest Dental team in 2019, but she has been in dentistry since 2012. Debbie’s favorite part of the the day is being able to affect someone else’s day in a positive way by providing excellent service! Debbie feels so privileged to be a member of this team and dental family. In her free time, Debbie enjoys her new RV. She travels with her yellow lab and cat. They enjoy the Root River area and exploring other beautiful sites in Minnesota. Debbie also likes biking and kayaking.
Emma joined the Northwest Dental Group family in 2020. She really enjoys her job and says that the best part is working with our incredible staff. When she is not busy helping our patients have a fantastic experience, Emma enjoys traveling.