Our Staff



At Maplewood Dental Associates, we believe that great dental care is defined by more than just creating a perfect smile. Providing true, high-quality dental care to patients means making the journey to that healthier smile as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. That’s why at our practice, the Maplewood Dental Associates staff work tirelessly to ensure that every one of our patients feels right at home from the moment they walk through our doors.

To provide the best care to the families of the St. Paul and Maplewood, MN communities, we’ve gathered the best talent under our roof, from our talented team of doctors to our hygiene team, dental assistants, and business office staff. Each member of our staff is highly skilled, well-trained, and strives to provide an enjoyable and personalized dental care to each one of our patients. To learn more about the individuals that make our practice tick, and make it possible for us to offer the best in dental care, check out their individual bios below!

Hygiene Staff

Good oral hygiene is the foundation for any healthy smile, which includes both your at-home routine and your regularly scheduled cleanings here in our office. With our hygiene staff, your smile will be looking clean and pristine, clearing away any built-up plaque and bacteria that may have escaped the reach of your toothbrush or floss. Every time you come in for one of your teeth cleanings, you’ll always be met with a smile from these wonderful dental experts:


Colleen.jpgColleen has been employed at Maplewood Dental for the majority of her hygiene career. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1976. She says the best part of her job is all the terrific patients she has cared for over the years and the outstanding doctors who lead the Maplewood Dental Team.

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



Lisa.jpgLisa graduated from Normandale Community College and has been a part of the Maplewood Dental Associates team since 1995. The best parts of her job are meeting patients and educating them on oral hygiene.

Lisa has two kids, Kory and Rachel. In her free time, she enjoys downhill skiing, golfing, wine tasting and spending time with her family and friends.



Carolyn-.jpgCarolyn 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 family.



Ellen.jpgEllen started her dental carrier in 1990 as a Dental Assistant in general and orthodontic practices. She then went on to earn her Dental Hygiene degree from North Central Technical College in Wausau, Wisconsin in 1997.

Ellen grew up in LaCrosse, Wisconsin and moved to the Twin Cities to join the Maplewood Dental Team in 1999. She likes to attend dental meetings including Star of the North and Chicago Midwinter.

In her free time, Ellen enjoys fitness classes, bike riding, and mud runs. She volunteers in her community of Forest Lake and enjoys time with family and friends. She loves laughing with her patients and making dentistry a positive experience for them.


Kalli.jpgKalli started her career in 2010, graduating as a Dental Assistant from Century College. She loves the dental field and working with people and decided to go back to school, where she graduated as a Dental Hygienist in 2016 and joined the Maplewood Dental Associates family.

She loves the independence of her job, and working one on one with her patients making their experience uplifting and enjoyable! Kalli has had the opportunity to take two dental mission trips to Haiti, where she provided dental care, food, water, and many other humbling experiences to the people of Haiti.

She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and taking trips up to her family cabin in Wisconsin. Kalli is a huge animal lover and spends lots of time with her dog, Windsor.

Treatment Assistants

Dental Assistants

Our team of knowledgeable treatment assistants provides the support they need to deliver the best results every time. Our dental assistants are also always available to help patients with their questions at any time during their appointments or when they call into our office.

Business Office Staff


Our business office staff helps ensure that our practice is always running smoothly. They are also there to support patients with things such as processing patient forms, setting up payment plans, assisting in filing dental insurance claims, and much more. 

Let Us Guide You On Your Way To A Better Smile!

When you come to Maplewood Dental Associates for your family’s dental care, you get more than just state-of-the-art dental treatment. You get a group of dental professionals who are committed to making your treatment experience the best it could possibly be. If you’re ready to improve the health of your smile and get the quality dental care you deserve, just contact us a schedule an appointment for your visit. You can also reach out to us with any questions you may have, and a member of our team will be happy to help you out. We look forward to seeing you and your family in our office soon!