Maplewood Dental Associates
1736 East Cope Ave.
Maplewood, MN 55109
Phone: 651-770-3831
Fax: 651-770-9645


7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
7 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Meet the Staff

We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide personalized, quality care to each patient.  We strive to stay abreast of the latest in technological advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.
Hygiene Staff  


Marilyn grew up in the White Bear Lake area, graduating in Dental Hygiene from the University of Minnesota in 1976. She has been employed at Maplewood Dental Associates since 1977. Working more than 30 years at the same dental practice is a testimony to what a great work environment and quality dentistry our doctors provide.

The most satisfying part of her job is building relationships with her patients and making their dental experience as comfortable as she can. Yearly the practice participates in Give Kids a Smile, which she states is very rewarding.

Outside the office, Marilyn enjoys travelling, reading, music, theatre, movies and spending time with her family and friends (and her two cats).


Colleen is a University of Minnesota graduate and has been employed at Maplewood Dental for 27 of her 34 years as a dental hygienist. She says the best part of her job is all the terrific patients she has cared for over the years.

Colleen enjoys reading, golfing, fishing, camping, hunting, traveling and spending time with her family.


Lisa graduated from Normandale Community College and has been a hygienist with Maplewood Dental Associates for 15 years. She has been married to her husband for 17 years and they have two great children.  The best part of her job is meeting  patients and educating them on oral hygiene.

Lisa enjoys downhill skiing, golfing and spending time with her family and friends


Carolyn graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Dental Hygiene from the University of Minnesota. She has practiced dental hygiene since 1973 and has worked for several periodontal practices in the Twin Cities. Carolyn has been a member of the Maplewood Dental Associates staff since 1979.

Her outside interests include gardening, cooking classes and spending time with her two daughters, son-in-law and new granddaughter.


Ellen grew up in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. After attending the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, she went on to receive her dental hygiene degree through North Central Technical College in Wausau, Wisconsin.  Ellen moved to the Twin Cities in 1997 and joined our dental team in 1999.

Ellen enjoys laughing with her patients and sharing funny stories about her family.


Laurie graduated from Century College and has been a dental hygienist at Maplewood Dental Associates for 10 years. She enjoys being a hygienist because of all the great patients she gets to meet.

Laurie is married and has a daughter. In her spare time, she trains and plays Flyball with her five dogs (Shadow, Sonic, Orbit, Vapor, and Throttle). Laurie is an avid deer and turkey hunter and she loves to go snowmobiling in the mountains each year.

Treatment Assistants


Business Office Staff