Meet the Team

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meet the staff meet the staff

 

Drs. Maley and Thomas feel privileged to work with the best dental care team EVER. You really need to meet them in person to know why we can brag like this, but here's a little description to give you a sense of what you can look forward to as a patient here.

Val

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Val has been with us since 2003 and has been a hygienist for more than 17 years. She loves easing patients’ anxieties about their dental care so they can get the most out of their time with us. She is thankful for the opportunity to meet so many interesting and wonderful people each day as she helps them learn new and helpful oral care. Her patients love the gentle, thorough, and informative care and coaching she provides them. 

Val is very passionate about her animals, music--especially live concerts--and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys staying healthy by exercising as much as she can; she even completed the Minnesota Iron Man!

 

Karmen

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Creating comfort and understanding and caring for her patients’ needs are what make Karmen love being a hygienist. Her 23+ years of experience, gentle nature, and great communication skills help patients feel comfortable and confident in her care.

With five children age 15 on up, she loves caring for her family and enjoys her time in the garden, both at home and up north at the “tree house.”

 

Mandi

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Dr. Maley wanted to hire Mandi even before she was a hygienist. She’s just that kind of person. Now that she’s been in it for more than 9 years, the stars have aligned for Mandi to join the practice. She loves the neighborhood feel and the ability to build relationships. Her favorite part of the job is making connections with her patients and putting fearful people at ease. Life outside of work is filled with family and friends. With four uber-energetic boys, her family spends loads of time at the hockey arena. When the kids aren’t playing, they’re all watching hockey. Go Gophers!

 

Kelly

 

Patient Coordinator

Combine extraordinary customer service from her retail days and dental savviness of an assistant with the effervescence of champagne and the pirouette of a dancer and you get Kelly.  Along with her other front desk team mates, Kelly serves as the face and voice of the practice—our first opportunity to put patients at ease and feel the warmth of our care. In her off hours, Kelly keeps busy with her fiancé and their “fur kids”—two dogs, a cat and various foster dogs. She loves singing karaoke, crafting, heading north to the cabin, and finding treasures at flea markets she can breathe new life into.

 

Susan

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Office Coordinator

Got a question about your teeth? Insurance? Your bill?  Golf? Susan’s a “know-it-all” in a good way. Her breadth of knowledge comes from beginning her career as a dental assistant, working as a dental lab tech, and finding her niche at the front desk. She takes our “no surprises” philosophy very seriously and makes sure our patients are comfortable in their understanding of treatment and the costs.

When she’s not in the office, Susan enjoys spending time with her grownup kids, golfing, and just being active.

 

Ceng

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 Patient Coordinator

She makes her patients feel like family by welcoming them with a smile. Ceng's specialty is ensuring the whole process runs smoothly for our patients, from making appointments to walking out with a healthy smile, eager to return in six months. Her associate degree in office management, tech-savviness, and ability to speak Hmong make her a valuable asset to the team. Ceng worked with Dr. Jennen for nearly three years before joining Dr. Bob Maley Family Dentistry is 2015.

 

Lynda

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Registered Dental Assistant

Lynda is a “lifer,” having worked with Dr. Maley more than 20 of the 30+ years she’s been in dentistry. Lynda’s aim is to make every patient’s experience positive, and she gets great rewards out of seeing the results of their work and the happy smile of their patients. She has completed extensive training, which allows her to expand beyond her regular assisting duties.

During her off hours, Lynda enjoys being with her husband and three kids as well as gardening, walking, and reading.

 

Stefanie

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Registered Dental Assistant

The aspect of Stefanie’s nine-plus years in dentistry she enjoys most is building relationships with patients. She's been known to hold "dance contests," tell jokes and play games during kids' appointments, and they LOVE her.  Serving alongside our dentists through every procedure, she loves getting to know patients and making sure they’re comfortable and satisfied with their visit.

Outside the office, Stefanie loves spending time with her daughter, being outside, and cooking.

 

Candice

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Thorough. Gentle. Comfortable. These three words describe Candice’s approach to care and, coincidentally, are the same words patients consistently use to describe their experience in her chair. Candice is invested in her patients’ health and making the dental experience a little more relaxed than they expect. She gets great satisfaction when she sees tissues healing and improving over time. And talk about proactive! Candice had heard this was a pretty great place to work, so for more than a year she made herself available to fill in during crunch times. Patients loved her. We loved her. So when it came time to bring on a new hygienist to expand our appointment availability, guess who we thought of?! When she’s not doing dentistry, Candice can often be found walking and kayaking with friends and her husky.

 

Meredith

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Licensed Dental Assistant

Getting to know new people every day. That’s the best part of dentistry for Meredith. She’s committed to making sure every patient has a good experience here, and that involves two parts: one, ensuring the patient feels comfortable and safe in our care, and two, taking time to be sure her patients understand all the elements of their treatment and feel good about proceeding.  No surprises is her aim. Outside the office, she loves spending time with her daughter, family, friends and her two cats. Cooking and reading are her favorite activities.

 

Trish

Licensed Dental Assistant

From the moment we met Trish, we knew she was a great fit. She’s a skilled assistant, passionate about dentistry, loves caring for patients (especially kids!) and exudes positivity. What can patients expect from Trish? “I value your time, concerns, questions and fears and will do my absolute best to put you at ease, answer your questions, and make your visit enjoyable.”  

On her off hours, Trish loves spending time her with husband and two sons at the cabin, volunteering, reading, baking, going on new adventures and hanging with old friends. And making cute Tooth Fairy bags for her little patients with wiggly teeth.