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Arrowhead Orthodontic Specialists

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Meet the Team

 

Dana

Dana

Orthodontic Assistant

Licensed Dental Assistant

We care as much about helping you achieve that beautiful smile as we do about getting to know you. Everyone here wants to be as helpful and accommodating as possible for you and your whole family during your visit. Our doctors are very easy-going and wonderful with the patients and the staff as well. The whole team is tremendously upbeat and positive. We enjoy making you feel at home while you are with us. So, whenever you have questions or concerns, please ask. One thing many patients do not know is that I also make some of the retainers that help keep their smiles beautiful. I share my personal life with my husband, Dan, and our son, Davis. My hobbies include kickboxing and kettle bells. I also like cheering on my crazy husband when he runs marathons. When the summer weather is nice, I like yard games and going to the lake.

 

Trish

Trish

Orthodontic Assistant

Licensed Dental Assistant

My favorite part of this job is just getting to know our patients and witnessing their transformation. I believe one of the most important things I do is to help make patients as comfortable and relaxed as possible during their visit. My goal is always to treat each patient like a friend. I answer all of their questions and show them the same respect I would hope to receive if I were in their place. The entire team is passionate and committed to staying educated regarding the newest technologies and practices in orthodontics. We all have a good sense of humor and try to keep the office a fun place to be. In addition to assisting with your orthodontic procedures, I perform orthodontic lab work. At home, my husband, Lathe, and I have a dog named Tikka. I spend a lot of time with family and friends. I also enjoy photography, and outdoor activities such as camping and fishing. As someone from Grand Rapids, MN, I also love to watch a good Duluth East vs. Grand Rapids hockey game.

 

Amy

Amy

Orthodontic Assistant

Licensed Dental Assistant

It is really great finding out what the patients I see have been up to, how they have been doing in school, and what has been going on in their lives. I know the whole team has as much fun visiting with patients as they do working alongside one another. I think the relaxed, friendly atmosphere here is perfect for reducing anxiety and eliminating worry in young minds. Most importantly, the doctors here are super dedicated to the patients they see and spend enough time to get to know them and their families. The treatment plans they create are truly personalized and structured around the individual’s needs. I am passionate about what I do here. It makes me feel good knowing everyone else is, too. In my personal life, I am married with two sons. We share our house with a dog named Chalupa. Our family enjoys an active lifestyle that includes camping and traveling around northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. Of late, I have also been involved in a new hobby: photography.

 

 

 

 

Rachel

Rachel

Patient Coordinator/ Scheduler

I get to come to work every day and see brand new smiles that people have been waiting their whole lives for. That is pretty wonderful! I welcome patients and their parents into our practice, get them settled in, and make sure everyone is comfortable. It feels good to be able to share information about how our doctors are able to use their talents and technology to make incredible things possible for our patients. The doctors here are not only totally dedicated to the patients they see but are genuinely nice people to work with. Away from work, I am a happily married mom with two children. When I want to relax, I enjoy watching movies with my family and gardening.

 

Debbie

Debbie

Business Coordinator

The best part of my day is seeing all the smiles. As we get to know our patients over the course of their treatment visits, it would be hard not to notice the changes they go through. We marvel over how an improvement in their bite adds to their sense of confidence, self-assurance, and self-acceptance. It makes me feel so good that I can help patients and their parents with financial arrangements that make things easy and affordable or iron out insurance company issues for them. The people I work with are also very down to earth, like to laugh, and make the days here a breeze. When I am not helping patients, I am often handling our bookkeeping. In my leisure time, I really enjoy cooking, gardening, and fishing.

 

Mary

Mary

Patient Coordinator/Scheduler

This office is not only a very warm and welcoming place, but a pretty fun one to visit, too. We all laugh easily and you can see people start to relax after they have been here for only a minute or two. The doctors are very gentle with patients and know how to listen. Caring must be contagious because the team members here really like to help the people they see, too. Whether you call or come in person, I am usually the member of our team that helps you schedule your upcoming visits. I am also often the first person to greet you when you enter the practice. I enjoy solving problems for people, answering questions, and making sure your visit with us is a pleasant one. I am married and have three children. My favorite thing when time permits is to go to the beach. I also love muscle cars and spending time with my family.

 

Anna

Anna

Orthodontic Assistant

Licensed Dental Assistant

As an orthodontic assistant, it is my job to help our doctors with each treatment and to make sure that our patients feel comfortable during every office visit. I love getting to know our patients and becoming a regular part of their lives. It’s so rewarding to see how happy our patients are when they look at their new smiles for the first time. I love being able to give my patients the beautiful smile they’ve always wanted. Everyone here at Arrowhead Orthodontics loves what we do and has a good time at work; I think it’s nice to go to an office where the employees are genuinely happy to be there. When I’m not in the office, I enjoy camping, going for walks, and watching movies with my husband, Dan.

 

Ann

Ann

Patient Coordinator

My favorite part about being an office assistant is getting to know our patients and hearing all of the wonderful stories they share at each office visit. I also love getting to watch as our patients’ smiles and confidence transform throughout their treatments. We have such a wonderful team as well, and our doctors are always laughing and smiling, and making sure that our patients are having a good time. We all work together to make the patients and parents happy.  I have two sons, Adam and Cole. I enjoy the outdoors, going to the cabin, boating, and watching my sons in their sports activities.

 

Barb

Barb

Treatment Coordinator

I help our families out with questions and concerns that they may have so they feel like part of the Arrowhead Orthodontics family. I really enjoy talking to our patients about their hobbies, family, and school activities. It’s so nice to have a job that helps people of all ages accomplish something that will have a positive affect them for the rest of their lives – a beautiful smile! I get to meet many people in the community and surrounding area and have a chance to get to know them. We have a great group of friendly, competent doctors who make coming to work fun. Our whole team enjoys what they do and all work hard but most of all have a good time with our patients and each other. My husband, Mike, and I have a son named Jeremy and a lovable cocker spaniel, Mindy. I enjoy the outdoors, gardening, snowmobiling, swimming, spending time at the lake, scrapbooking, attending my son’s various sports and school activities, and I going on family vacations.

 

Julie

Julie

Orthodontic Assistant

Licensed Dental Assistant

I assist the doctors at Arrowhead orthodontic with a friendly attitude and make sure our patients understand what is going on at every appointment so they are comfortable and not surprised by anything. I love having the opportunity to work with so many unique patients, and watching as their smiles transform throughout their treatments. It’s such a wonderful feeling to watch our patients see their new smiles for the first time. This is a wonderful practice, and the doctors and staff are dedicated to helping each patient achieve a beautiful smile. I am happily married with three sons. In my free time, I enjoy camping, reading, walking, baking, and spending time with family and friends

 

Linda

Linda

Orthodontic Assistant

Licensed Dental Assistant

I am responsible for assisting in all aspects of a patient’s orthodontic care from beginning to end. There are so many things I love about my job. I love getting to work alongside such fun, upbeat, caring, amazing people! I also love getting to know our patients and watching them transform over the course of treatment. There’s nothing better than seeing their newfound confidence after achieving that perfect smile! The doctors at Arrowhead Orthodontics are wonderful at what they do. They create an enjoyable environment for staff and patients alike. Patients can rest assured that they are in experienced, capable hands and will get an absolutely amazing result. I am happily married and have one amazing little boy. We also have a cat that we consider a second child! Mostly, I love just spending time with my family and friends, but I also enjoy doing pretty much anything outdoors.

 
 

Deann

Deann

Orthodontic Assistant

Interacting with patients makes every day here great! My goal is to never give anything less than the absolute best care I can deliver. I look forward to getting to know our patients and their families, and look forward to their stories about school, sports, or fun. Beyond assisting our doctors with patient procedures, I do many other things in our office to keep things running smooth for them, our staff, and, most importantly, our patients. The best part of orthodontics is seeing the finished results at the end of treatment; I should know! I had braces right here at Arrowhead Orthodontics in 2007! Our office is truly a family affair for me; my sister, Dana, is also my co-worker! In my free time, I enjoy four-wheeling; fishing, hunting, and camping!