Meet the Staff

Cheryl, Dental Assistant, LDA

Cheryl has been working at Lakes Orthodontics for fourteen years and feels that she works with a great group of people. She enjoys making our patients feel comfortable and seeing them have fun while they are in our office. Working with teens and children makes her feel young and keeps her day interesting!

She has two children of her own ages 20 and 15 yrs. She enjoys singing, crafts, and spending time with her family. She lives on a lake and enjoys jet skiing and swimming. Over the years she has appreciated getting to know many great kids and their parents as well.

Laurie, Dental Assistant, LDA

Laurie is an orthodontic assistant and has been with Lakes Orthodontic office for over 20 years. The most rewarding part of her job is the ability to create wonderful changes in patients lives through orthodontics. Laurie is married with 4 children. She enjoys going to movies, walking, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren.

Lisa H., Dental Assistant, LDA

Lisa has worked with Lakes orthodontics for 12 years. She enjoys working with all of our patients and enjoys seeing their smiles when treatment is complete and the braces come off! Outside the office she enjoys spending time with her three children and two grandchildren Tristan and Harlow. She also enjoys traveling, bicycling, kayaking and spending time with friends.

Lisa M., Dental Assistant, LDA

Lisa has been a dental assistant at Lakes Orthodontic since 2000. What she enjoys most about work is seeing the patient excitement when they see the change in their smile after the braces are removed.

Outside of the office Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She also likes to go camping, kayaking, biking, and fishing.

Mary, Dental Assistant, LDA

Mary joined Lakes Orthodontics in 2000. She lives in Shoreview with her husband and daughter and little dog, Latte.

On her days off she loves to go out looking for antiques and vintage collectibles. Mary enjoys seeing the patients grow into their beautiful new smiles that last a lifetime at Lakes Orthodontics.

Nicole, Dental Assistant, LDA

Nicole has worked as a dental assistant at Lakes Orthodontic since 2003. She enjoys getting to know our patients and being a part of creating their beautiful smiles.

Nicole is married and has five children who keep her very busy. She loves sports, running and watching movies.

Gayle, Treatment Coordinator, LDA

Gayle has worked at Lakes Orthodontics for twenty five years. She is one of the first members of our team that you will meet.

She assists the doctors with new patient exams, initial records, and enjoys meeting our patients to explain their treatment plans and goals.

Getting to know our patients one on one and creating beautiful smiles is very rewarding to her. Gayle is married and has two adult children. In her spare time she enjoys sports, drawing, photography, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Terri, Treatment Coordinator, LDA

Terri has been with Lakes Orthodontics for 21 years, 11 years doing chairside and 10 years as our Treatment Coordinator. When she can, she enjoys helping out and doing chairside.

She enjoys meeting and getting to know the patients and their families over the years they are in treatment, and seeing the changes made in their beautiful smiles.

Terri lives in Lindstrom with her husband Orris, and they have two children. When not working she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and also travelling.

Dawn, Office Manager

Dawn earned a BS degree from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management and has been working in the business area of dental practices since 1985. In 2012 she joined Lakes Orthodontic and is excited to be part of such a progressive and caring group.

Dawn and her husband live in Lino Lakes and have one grown son. Her outside interests include gardening, quilting, cheering on the Minnesota Wild and spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren.

Marci, Lindstrom Administrative Coordinator

Marci has been with Lakes Ortho for 26 years. She was a chairside assistant for 12 years and, as of now, 14 years as office manager at our Lindstrom location. She also maintains her license for assisting. Just in case!

Over the years she has enjoyed getting to know the patients and their parents and has been very fortunate to work with a wonderful group of co- workers who have become like family. She also, gratefully respects the quality of the Doctors care for the patients.

She enjoys spending time with family, friends and visiting with the elderly. She loves her kitchen!

Marci is the proud mother of two and has three beautiful grandchildren.