Meet The Team

 
Kathy, Practice Manager Kathy joined the Integrity Dental Care team in 2018 with over 15 years in medical office management after obtaining her Bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in Psychiatry with Honors and a Minor in Business Management. Originally from southwest Minnesota, she recently moved (back home) to the Midwest after spending time in Boston and Northern Virginia. In Boston, she enjoyed managing the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Orthodontic and Endodontic specialty clinics and enjoys continual learning and operational improvements. When not at work, Kathy enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 kids, her extended family, playing cards, doing puzzles, reading and anything outdoors.

 

Denise, Dental Hygienist

Denise graduated from Minnesota State University with a degree in Dental Hygiene and Community Health and has been with the Integrity Dental care team since 2004! She really enjoys getting to know patients and their families. Denise resides in Woodbury with her husband, daughter, and son. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her children’s sports, traveling, reading, boating, and spending time at their cabin in Northern Minnesota.

 
Kristin, Dental Hygienist

Kristin graduated from Normandale Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 2012. She loves helping her patients maximize their oral hygiene and overall health.  She enjoys connecting with each of her patients on a personal level to make them feel comfortable and to leave with a great experience. Kristin is married and has one son and three cats. She values health and wellness; clean eating/cooking, and teaches yoga and group fitness. In her free time, she enjoys reading (especially audio-books), family barbecues, and camping.

 

 

Lacey, Dental Hygienist

Lacey graduated from Herzing University with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Her passion is in understanding each patient’s individual needs and educating them about their oral health. She lives in Cottage Grove with her husband and children. In her spare time, Lacey loves to garden, read, and watch her kids’ sporting events.

 
Larissa, Dental Hygienist

Larissa graduated with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of Minnesota in 2006. Her favorite part about being a hygienist is finding unique, customized ways to help patients keep their smiles healthy, or guiding them back to good habits if it has been a few years since their last visit. She lives in Cottage Grove with her husband and children. You may see her around town at soccer games, the dog park, and likely the grocery store, since she loves to cook and is always trying new recipes!

 
DeeAnn, Dental Hygienist

DeeAnn graduated from Concordia University – St. Paul in 1997 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  She worked in Human Resources Benefits for five years before returning to school and graduating from Normandale Community College – Bloomington with a degree in Dental Hygiene.  We are so grateful that she found her calling in the dental field!  DeeAnn enjoys traveling with her husband, as well as cycling and running.

 
Jen, Licensed Dental Assistant

Jen has over twenty year’s experience in the dental field and joined the Integrity Dental Care team in 2014.  She is a long-term resident of Cottage Grove, where she lives with her husband and two children.  Jen loves to spend her time outside of the office fulfilling her role as a “Dance Mom,” or kicking back poolside in the summer months.

 
Misty, Licensed Dental Assistant

Misty’s interest in a career in dentistry began in junior high school and she now has over 20 years of experience in the field!  She really enjoys talking with our patients, whether its answering questions about the day’s procedure or swapping favorite recipes.  She and her husband love cheering on their two boys in sports and spending time at the family cabin.  Misty also loves to run and participates in many local races!

 
Alisha, Licensed Dental Assistant

Originally from Mankato, Alisha graduated from the University of Minnesota-Mankato in 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. After a few years in sales, she decided she needed to pursue a different path. Alisha returned to school and graduated from Minneapolis Community Technical College as a Dental Assistant in 2011. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry as well as helping patients feel comfortable while they are in our care. Alisha lives in Cottage Grove with her husband and two kids and enjoys reading, music and spending time with her family.

 
Laine, Insurance Coordinator

Laine began her career in the dental field in 2011 as a patient coordinator and has been with Integrity Dental care since 2017. She loves helping patients understand their benefits and will make sure they get the assistance they need when dealing with difficult insurance situations! Laine lives in Saint Paul and enjoys home decorating, cooking, concerts, and traveling.  She has two cats and is a huge animal lover!