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Meet the Team

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.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Val has been with us since 2003. 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!



Registered Dental Hygienist

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

A mom and gramma, she loves caring for her family and enjoys her time in the garden, both at home and up north at the “tree house.”



Registered Dental Hygienist

Dr. Maley wanted to hire Mandi even before she was a hygienist. She’s the kind of person you want on your team. After she had been in it for more almost a decade, the stars aligned for Mandi to join the practice, and patients have welcomed her gentle, educating ways ever since. Mandi loves the family feel of the office 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 sporting events. When she gets a free moment, she enjoys exercising and taking trips to the lake.



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 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 dogs.



Registered Dental Hygienist

Nettie started with us as a temporary hygienist, and we loved her so much we hired her as soon as our newest operatory was complete and we had space for her to work. Patients appreciate her gentle cleanings and calm demeanor that ease anxieties. She finds the best part of being a hygienist to be building bonds with her patients. No surprises is her philosophy—you’ll know what she’s doing and why and leave your appointment better educated on your dental health.

Outside the office, Nettie enjoys her time with family and friends, staying active, cuddling her cat, and taking nature photos.


Business Coordinator

Ceng makes her patients feel like family by welcoming them with a smile. Her 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 add to her value on the team. Ceng loves to sing and line dance. She enjoys the great outdoors, hiking and sightseeing with family and friends.



Business Coordinator

Meredith began at our office as a dental assistant. Now she combines her clinical knowledge and business skills to ensure patients’ insurance claims get paid and their accounts settled. She’s also one of the friendly, welcoming team members you’ll meet when you call or visit the office. Meredith is committed to making sure every patient has a good experience here, helping them understand all the elements and costs of their treatment and feel good about proceeding. “No surprises” is her aim.

Outside the office, she loves spending time with her family, friends, her ginormous dog and two cats. Cooking and reading are her favorite activities.



Patient Coordinator

Tamarra is one of the first to greet you when you call or come in. Since her personal philosophy is, “Treat people as they want to be treated,” you can expect a warm welcome, good humor, and knowledgeable answers to your questions or concerns. She knows your time is important and does her part to ensure your appointment is a positive experience, so you’ll tell your friends and come back.

When she’s not at the office, she loves hanging out with her children. Playing dance games, singing karaoke, watching horror and mystery movies, traveling, and eating new exciting foods add extra joy to her life.



Patient Coordinator

If our schedule is a puzzle, then Violet is the puzzle master getting patients the right appointments, texting them for last minute openings, finding an emergency spot if they’re in pain, fitting it all together. She knows insurance, dentistry, people, and even speaks Spanish, so expect to have your questions answered and your appointment run smoothly when you’re in Violet’s hands.

When she’s not working, she enjoys hanging out with her daughter, eating out, going off-roading, and binge-watching Netflix!



Registered Dental Assistant

Lynda is a “lifer,” having worked with Dr. Maley for most of both of their careers. Lynda’s aim is to make every patient’s experience comfortable and positive. She gets great rewards out of seeing the results of their work and the happy smile of patients. She has completed extensive training which enables her to expand beyond her regular assisting duties.

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



Registered Dental Assistant

The aspect of Stefanie’s career 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.



Registered Dental Assistant

Visiting the dentist might not be people’s favorite thing to do. A gets that and makes it her job to ensure patients leave their visit feeling well cared for, their questions answered, and looking forward to coming back. She was drawn to our office after watching the sense of caring our team exhibits with patients. A welcomes the chance to continuously learn on the job. As she sees it, if you’re not learning, you’re not growing.

When off duty, A enjoys traveling and experiencing new things, having already visited Laos, Thailand and South Korea. When she’s stateside, you can catch her cooking up a storm or jamming to music with friends and family.



Registered 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 with 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.

1150 Montreal Ave Suite #104
St Paul, MN 55116
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