Your Smile Is Our Passion

Meet Our Dental Hygienists

Our dental hygienists are highly qualified to help you maximize the long term health of your smile.

Each hygienist has extensive training in the most up-to-date oral health procedures and access to the latest and best technology to detect decay or gum disease at its earliest stages.

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Cari

Dental Hygienist

Cari

Dental Hygienist

Cari graduated with a BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Iowa. She has become passionate about caring for phobic patients by creating a calm and attentive environment for care.

Cari was formerly an Associate Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota Periodontal Department working with third-year dental students and was a Dental Hygiene Clinical Instructor at Century College.

Cari and her husband Matt and their two children, Gunnar and Ingrid, and their Labrador reside in Otsego. She is an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan and enjoys gardening, reading and traveling. In the winter, she enjoys going to the ice arena, where she watches her children figure skate and play hockey.

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Erin

Dental Hygienist

Meet Erin

Erin first began her career in 1992 as a Dental Assistant, specializing in orthodontics. Erin returned to college in 1996 to pursue her degree in dental hygiene from Century College and then her BS degree in Dental Hygiene Education from the University of Minnesota.

Erin has been a member of the Boger Dental team since 2002. Erin strives to make her patients feel welcome, comfortable, and well-educated about their dental health.

Erin and her husband Jeff live in St. Michael and are the busy parents of three young children. She says, "My children keep us running from rink to rink with hockey." In her free time, she enjoys working out, reading, and being outdoors.

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Heidi

Dental Hygienist

Heidi

Dental Hygienist

Heidi graduated with a dental hygiene degree from Herzing College in 2007.

She started her career here at Boger Dental nearly ten years ago. She enjoys seeing her long-time patients that she’s developed a relationship with over the years.

In addition to being a vital part of our team here at Boger Dental, she also has participated in medical missions trips in the Middle East.

Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children: cooking, working out and volunteering at church.

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Heather

Dental Hygienist

Heather

Dental Hygienist

Heather earned her degree in Dental Hygiene from Minnesota State University at Mankato. Her previous dental experience includes being a treatment coordinator at an orthodontic practice.

She enjoys being a part of the Boger Dental team because they share her "values of high-quality dentistry, outstanding service and dedication and because everyone, patients and staff, is treated with the utmost respect."

Outside of the office, she and her husband are on the go with their kids' soccer, karate, and theatre activities. In her free time, Heather likes to read, travel, movies, and yoga.

Heather is also a runner and has completed many 5Ks, two half-marathons and three triathlons.

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Jill

Dental Hygienist

Jill

Dental Hygienist

Jill graduated in 2006 from hygiene school and became certified in Restorative Expanded Functions. She joined our team in 2016.

Jill is the proud mother of two accomplished daughters and three happy dogs. In her free time, she enjoys scrapbooking, international traveling, and listening to live music.

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Meghan

Dental Hygienist

Meghan

Dental Hygienist

Meghan grew up in Fridley and attended the University of Minnesota where she received her BS degree in Dental Hygiene. She is certified in Restorative Functions and is a member of the ADHA.

Meghan and her husband are busy parents to two boys. In addition, they enjoy spending time with their family and friends, traveling, walking their dog (Hank), and attending any Minnesota sporting event.

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Micah

Dental Hygienist

Micah

Micah is a recent graduate from Herzing University, earning her Bachelors Degree of Science in Dental Hygiene. She joined the Boger team because she wanted to surround herself with top professionals in the dental community and a family atmosphere.

Micah’s first priority is patient care, and as soon as she joined Boger Dental, she knew she was in the right place. You will love her infectious smile and ability to put you at ease during your dental visit.

She grew up in the Lake Minnetonka area and can never see herself leaving Minnesota. In her free time, she enjoys being on the lake with friends and family, snowboarding and new adventures.

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Michelle

Dental Hygienist

Michelle

Dental Hygienist

Michelle grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and received a BS and MS degree in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University.

She has been an educator since 1995, and has taught at Old Dominion University, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and most recently at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Michelle enjoys doing research and the challenge of working with students. Michelle has served as President of the Minnesota Dental Hygienists' Association.

She spends her free time working out, outdoors, especially on the water, traveling, and being with her dog, Simone.

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Morgan

Dental Hygienist

Morgan

Dental Hygienist

After growing up in Minnesota, Morgan attended The University of South Dakota where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2021, and competed in Division 1 Cross Country and Track.

She always knew she wanted to move back towards the Twin Cities and decided to join Boger Dental because of the teams welcoming environment and their exceptional level of patient care.

Morgan loves the one-on-one interaction that hygiene allows for, and her patients appreciate her compassion and comforting demeanor. She prioritizes patient education, as she believes that good oral health is an important factor for overall well-being.

Outside of the office, Morgan enjoys running, biking, paddle boarding, hiking, watching movies, baking desserts, and spending time with her family, friends, and kitten.

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Sarah

Dental Hygienist

Sarah

Sarah received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota-School of Dentistry in 2003 and has been with Boger Dental since 2004.

She is delighted to be part of such a dynamic hygiene department and team. Her dental knowledge and genuine interest in her patient concerns have contributed to excellent relationships and patient service.

She has had the opportunity to travel with two mission teams to provide dental services to Jamaica and Puerto Rico and looks forward to serving these populations again in the future.

Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, cooking, yoga, and cheering on the Gophers!

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Dental Hygienist

Morgan

Morgan joined Boger Dental in 2021 after completing her Dental Assistant degree. She then went on to get her Dental Hygiene degree at St Cloud Technical and Community College and graduated in 2023.

Morgan grew up in Maple Lake, Minnesota and enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring new destinations, reading, baking, and embracing the outdoors through camping adventures.

With a passion for dental hygiene, Morgan thrives on the opportunity to engage one-on-one with patients, and educate them on their overall dental health. Morgan chose Boger Dental because of the welcoming team atmosphere and the exceptional care that is provided to our patients.

An unforgettable highlight in Morgan's career was a mission trip to St. Lucia, where she had the privilege of educating a small village on dental health practices and providing vital care. This mission ignited a passion for humanitarian work, and she hopes to continue to serve communities in need.

Meet Our Dental Assistants

Our friendly and talented staff of dental assistants will make sure you're relaxed, comfortable and taken care of.

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Missy

Treatment Coordinator & Dental Assistant

Missy

Dental Assistant Team Lead & Treatment Coordinator

Missy has been a truly loyal and dedicated member of the Boger Dental team since 1992. Beginning as Dr. Steve's chairside assistant, Missy now is the Clinical Team Leader and Treatment Coordinator.

She is very proud to be a part of the Boger Team because she believes in what Boger Dental represents. Missy leads by example and is always willing to lend a helping hand. In her free time, she loves spending time with family and friends.

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Kim

Treatment Coordinator & Dental Assistant

Kim

Treatment Coordinator & Dental Assistant

Kim grew up in Coon Rapids, MN. She attended the University of MN Morris where she played basketball and graduated with a BA in Psychology and Human Services. After getting married in 2000 she went back to school and got an AS in Dental Assisting at Lakeland Medical and Dental Academy. In 2007 she completed her Restorative Expanded Functions at the University of MN. Kim appreciates the positive and professional environment at Boger Dental. Developing lasting relationships with patients, while educating them on all aspects of their treatment is what she likes most about her position as a Treatment Coordinator. Kim and her husband Dan reside in Plymouth with their 2 children. Her daughter and son both play volleyball and basketball year round. When she’s not in the gym watching her kids she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, playing volleyball, and cooking.

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Brooke

Dental Assistant

Brooke

Dental Assistant

Brooke earned her Dental assisting degree from St. Cloud Technical College and has been assisting ever since 2016. She grew up in Big Lake and now resides in Princeton with her Husband and yellow lab, Buck. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She strives to make each patient as comfortable as possible, and truly enjoys her role as an assistant. She is proud to be a part of the Boger team!

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Katie

Dental Assistant

Kate

Dental Assistant

Kate has been Dr. Chad's right-hand since she joined our team in 2002. She earned her dental assisting degree from North Dakota State College of Science.

She has since accrued extensive training with Dr. Chad through his continuing education coursework in the area of headache relief and neuromuscular dentistry.

In her free time, she enjoys doing crafts, baking, sewing, and relaxing at the cabin with her husband and four children.

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Dani

Dental Assistant

Dani

Dental Assistant

Dani has been a dedicated member of the Boger Dental team since 2019. She brings a warmth and passion to her role that extends far beyond the confines of the office. Born and raised in Ramsey,Minnesota. Family stands at the heart of Dani's world, she is blessed with a loving husband and two cherished sons. In her spare time she enjoys house projects, retreating to the tranquility of their cabin, and tending to her garden. What Dani loves most about dentistry is growing relationships with our patients, and helping them to feel confident with their smile.

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Mary

Dental Assistant

Mary

Dental Assistant

Mary graduated from Herzing College with a degree in Dental Assisting and has a number of years in her career. She joined the Boger Dental team in 2017. Mary enjoys spending time outdoors, soaking up the sun in the summer, bundling up in the winter and doing whatever the season has to offer.

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Lori

Dental Assistant

Lori

Dental Assistant

Lori has been a staple part of the Boger Dental assisting team since 1997. She grew up in Crosby, Minnesota, about two hours north of the Twin Cities.

She earned her degree from St. Cloud Technical College in 1985 and enjoys spending her leisure time with her husband and daughter, working around her home, gardening, painting, camping and traveling with her family.

"I will try just about anything once," says Lori, referring to their scuba diving, cliff-jumping, and zip-lining adventures. "You only live once! Actually, I would do those things again."

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Natalie

Dental Assistant

Natalie

Dental Assistant

Natalie grew up right here in Plymouth, Minnesota. She attended Maple Grove Senior High and then Hennepin Technical College.

When she is not helping to deliver awesome patient care, Natalie enjoys playing tennis, traveling, cooking and exercising. She is also very interested in learning about her Swedish heritage.

She has traveled to visit cousins and has also helped to cook authentic cuisine for several events at the Swedish Institute. In the future, she hopes to travel and visit many more countries.

In her free time, she enjoys doing yoga, rock climbing, and has plans to backpack through Europe again!

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Stephanie

Dental Assistant
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Loni

Dental Assistant

Loni

Dental Assistant

Loni was raised in Baytown, Texas. She joined Boger Dental in 2023. She's married and has two daughters along with an adorable pug.

When she's not at work, Loni finds joy in cycling with her family, tending to her garden, and nurturing her house plants.

She takes pride in easing patients' concerns while delivering top-notch care. Loni is a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and Licensed Dental Assistant (LDA), with an associate's degree in applied science.

She possesses a strong skill set in the dental assisting profession.

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Gabby

Dental Assistant

Gabby

Dental Assistant

Gabby was born and raised in Menomonie, Wisconsin. She made the transition to the Twin Cities in 2023, becoming a valued member of our team at Boger Dental. Beyond the office, she finds joy in activities such as reading, volleyball, and spending time with loved ones.

Gabby particularly appreciates the vibrant atmosphere fostered by the Boger Dental team, where she finds continuous support and opportunities for growth. Her educational background includes completing a radiology course at the University of Minnesota and dental assisting training at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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Ryan

Dental Assistant

Ryan

Dental Assistant

Ryan grew up in Andover, MN. Following his father's footsteps into the dental field, Ryan began his career at Boger Dental in 2020 as a sterile technician. Over time, he has advanced to a full-time assistant, gaining valuable experience along the way. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending quality time with family and friends. He appreciates the supportive team atmosphere at Boger Dental and values the opportunity for continuous learning. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of St. Thomas, and is actively pursuing admission to Dental School.

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Crystal

Dental Assistant

Crystal

Dental Assistant

Crystal grew up in Albertville and now resides in Monticello. She is a graduate of Herzing University in dental assisting and has been a part of the Boger team since 2010.

With her husband and two cats, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, scrapbooking, and baking. She strives to make every day positive for the patients and our team.

Meet Our Patient Services Coordinators

With a warm smile and a friendly hello, our patient services coordinators will help you feel at home during your dental visit.

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Logeni

Practice Manager

Logeni

Dental Assistant

Logeni graduated from Herzing College with a degree in dental assisting in 2006, and she loves what she does. She is an avid indoor and sand volleyball player.

Logeni loves to entertain and spend time with family and friends. Outside of the office, she spends her weekends hanging out with her husband, daughter, and four-legged son, Otto. She also comes from a huge extended family, which she adores and sees often.

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Kim

Practice Administrator

Kim

Patient Services Coordinator

Kim joined the Boger Team in 2017. She has over 30 years of experience in dentistry and processes both a clinical and management background. She received a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree from The University of Missouri- Kansas City.

Kim grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and now lives in Eden Prairie with her husband, Jeff. She has four children, Josh, Justyn, Devyn and Joe, along with three cats and a toy poodle named Macy.

On the weekends, she enjoys her cabin in Alexandria, Minnesota, volunteering in the community, and spending time with family and friends."

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Jamie

BUSINESS MANAGER

Jamie

Business Manager

Jamie has been a member of Boger dental since January 2013. She obtained an Associate’s degree as a medical administrative secretary from Winona Technical College. Jamie has 21+ years of experience in the dental field ranging from private practice to large group practice. She comes to us with experience in collections, working on dental claims for patients to get them paid, helping patients submit treatment for estimates, and checking patients in and out for their appointments. In her free time, she enjoys taking in a Twins game or two each season, camping, cooking, spending time with her family, and scrapbooking at their cabin in Wisconsin.

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Odessa

Patient Services Team Lead

Odessa

PATIENT SERVICES TEAM LEAD

Odessa’s love for dentistry blossomed after enlisting as a dental specialist in the Minnesota Army National Guard in 2009. In 2018, she received her associate degree in liberal arts from Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN with a focus in biology. Odessa has a passion for serving patients and helping them feel comfortable and informed about their care.

Outside of work, she enjoys live music, traveling, and camping with her partner and their two mini dachshunds.

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Melissa

Patient Services Coordinator

Melissa

Patient Services Team Lead

Melissa has been an essential part of the team since 1987. "I first came to know Boger Dental and their unique philosophy as a patient. I was so impressed that I joined the team myself!"

Melissa has a degree as a dental assistant; however, her primary role at Boger Dental is leading our talented team of patient services coordinators. She will ensure that you're greeted with a sincere, warm smile and assisted with all of your scheduling and administrative needs.

Melissa and her husband Brian are proud grandparents of three grandchildren. They are enjoying this part of their lives immensely along with time to travel.

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Mariann

Patient Services Coordinator

Mariann

Patient Services Coordinator

Mariann and her family had been Boger Dental patients for years before we recruited her to our team. As one of our outstanding Patient Services Coordinators, Mariann will greet you with a warm, genuine smile and gladly assist you with any needs during your visit. Outside of work, Mariann and her husband enjoy spending time with their three sons, traveling, skiing, and entertaining in their home. Mariann enjoys exercise classes at Lifetime, biking and quality time with friends. Interestingly, as well, Starr and Mariann have been the best of friends for many years and their families take regular vacations together.

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Heather

Patient Services Coordinator

Heather

Patient Services Coordinator

Heather brings to Boger her warmth and compassion for others. She has a background in customer services and is happy to assist patients with a smile. She has three children and 2 beautiful grandchildren along with a wonderful Husband.

Heather enjoys gardening, camping, four wheeling and shooting at the range. Most important, she loves spending time with family and friends.

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Katie

Patient Services Coordinator

Katie

Patient Services Coordinator

Katie was raised in the twin cities and has resided in both Alaska and Hawaii before returning to her roots in Minnesota. Married with three children and a furry companion, she finds joy in activities like reading, hiking, and exploring new destinations.

With extensive experience in customer service, Katie has seamlessly transitioned to her role at Boger Dental. She is enjoying the opportunity to learn more about dental health and its significant impact on overall well-being. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and English Literature from Concordia College- Moorhead.

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Starr

Patient Services Coordinator

Starr

Patient Services Coordinator

Before joining our team, Starr and her family were loyal Boger Dental patients for many years. In joining Boger Dental, Starr brings a deep commitment to customer service to our front desk.

With her vibrant personality and genuine warmth, Starr will make sure that your visit is pleasant and relaxing.

A native of the Brainerd Lakes area, Starr enjoys returning up-north to snowmobile and do water sports with her family. Starr and her husband have four children, and they travel and camp regularly, particularly to Montana and the Florida panhandle.

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Alison

Patient Services Coordinator & Insurance Specialist

Alison

Patient Services Coordinator & Insurance Specialist

Alison is a valued member of Boger Dental, having joined the team in 2023. Born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Alison brings a strong sense of community and dedication to her role. With three children to keep her busy, Alison finds solace and joy in spending quality time with her family and friends. An avid lover of the outdoors, she particularly enjoys being out on the lake, embracing the serenity of nature. Alison's passion for her work shines through in her role at Boger Dental. She finds immense fulfillment in being part of a team that feels more like family.

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Rachelle

Insurance Specialist

Rachelle

Patient Services Coordinator & Insurance Specialist

Rachelle was raised in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. She's married and has two children, a son and a daughter. Her pastimes include observing her kids' activities, such as hockey, volleyball, and dance. She has a great passion for the outdoors, relishing hiking, fishing, and spending quality time with her family. Rachelle finds immense satisfaction in her job at Boger Dental, citing her colleagues as incredibly friendly, supportive, and enjoyable to work with.

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Madison

Patient Services Coordinator

Madison

Patient Services Coordinator & Insurance Specialist

Madison grew up in Columbia Heights, Minnesota, and became part of Boger Dental in 2020. She cherishes moments with her parents, sister, English lab, and two cats. Beyond her professional life, she finds joy in walking her dog, hiking, exploring new eateries, and spending time with loved ones. Madison finds fulfillment in her position at Boger Dental as it guarantees her laughter and a supportive team.

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Jody

Insurance Specialist

Jody

Patient Services Coordinator/Insurance

Jody has been a member of Boger Dental since August 2018.

She has 15 years of dental experience with insurance, billing, collections and assisting. She enjoys spending time with family, friends and her two dogs. In her free time she likes taking exercise classes at Lifetime and traveling.

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Kelly

Patient Service Coordinator

Kelly

Patient Services Coordinator

Kelly grew up in Boston, MA. She is married with 3 children. In her free time she enjoys golfing, traveling and watching her kids’ sports activities. What attracted Kelly to Boger Dental was the “Happy to Help” atmosphere of the team.