Our 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 highly skilled, well trained and strives to provide personalized, quality care to each patient. We aim to stay abreast of the latest in technological advancements by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

Hygiene Staff


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 Cites 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

Business Office Staff