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Meet the Team


staff photo Karen

Licensed and Certified Chairside Dental Assistant

Karen has been working in the practice since 1982 and with Dr. Hegstad since is first day in 2003. Originally starting in the dental field in 1980.  As a chairside assistant, she assists with all procedures and helps to educate patients on their treatments and oral hygiene. She enjoys helping to create a fun, inviting atmosphere with her co-workers.

In her free time, Karen and her husband, Bob, love to spend time with their adult children. She also volunteers for several free dental programs including Mission of Mercy, Give Kids a Smile, and the Minnesota Disaster Team, and many more! She also enjoys gardening, golf, biking, snowmobiling and scrapbooking.

staff photo Kelly

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kelly started with us in 1998, having been in the dental field since 1993. Her duties involve educating patients about their dental care, cleaning teeth, and giving her 'floss talk!' She loves getting to know more about her patients than just their teeth, making it her mission to learn one new thing from every patient that she sees.

Kelly describes herself as "fairly nerdy", often taking her kids to obscure historic sites when they were younger. She and her husband travel as much as they are able, collecting fossils and minerals along the way. Some of her favorite places to visit have been the Lewis and Clark trail in Oregon and Glacier National Park.

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Dental Hygienist

Since 2003, Lisa has been a hardworking member of our team. She assists with patient education as well as general procedures and teeth cleanings. Lisa believes the staff at our office is like one big family -- with lots of laughter.

Lisa and her husband, Ryan, live with their two children and two dogs, spending her time at her kids activities and supporting their interests. She loves hiking, snowmobiling and ranger rides.

staff photo Kim

Dental Hygienist

Kim started with us in 2020, having been in the dental field since 1998. Her duties include educating patients, teeth cleanings and periodontal treatments. Kim loves working with her wonderful team and getting to know her patients. She feels like everyone here is connected somehow like one big happy family.

Lazy days at the cabin with her husband and two children is a favorite pastime, and she relishes time at the horse barn with her daughter and listening to her son play guitar. (Shhh! Don’t tell anyone: Kim is extremely passionate about healthy living, but she has a sweet tooth for Starbursts and mint chocolate ice cream!”)


Office Manager

Hollis joined our team as Office Manager in August of 2022.

She has over 15 years of Dental Assisting and Office Managment experience. She enjoys educating patients on their dental needs and managing the ins and outs of the office. In her free time, she is spending time with her family. Hollis enjoys going to her cabin, being outdoors and walking her dogs.