We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Office Manager and Receptionist
My day-to-day duties are to schedule patient appointments, manage and file financial information, and most important of all, greet all our patients with a smile! I’ve been working at this office since 1985, the same year I started in the dental field. We have a dedicated team that works so well together; they feel like my second family. The people are what really make my job a joy.
My husband Ken and I have three wonderful adult children, and I now have five amazing grandsons. We have a cabin in Motley, MN. I enjoy spending time with all my family, as well as going on road trips, reading, watching old movies, and listening to oldies and country music. My favorite exercise is walking.
My job entails direct work with patients and remaining chairside to assist the doctor in any way necessary. I keep the process running smoothly and make sure the patient is calm and comfortable during the entire appointment. I started working as a registered dental assistant in California in 1986 before moving to Minnesota ten years later, and earned a certification from the Dental Assisting National Board as a certified dental assistant. I love interacting with our patients and helping to address their needs and concerns. Our entire team is fun-loving and caring, and we all work very well together.
I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for more than 29 years, and we have raised two remarkable sons together. My husband recently became a pilot and we enjoy flying on weekends and weeknights. We have two sweet puppies at home that we enjoy spending time with. My strong faith is an important part of my life too.
You’ll usually find me cleaning teeth, taking X-rays, and giving instructions on oral hygiene to our patients. I really enjoy getting to know our patients and hearing what’s new in their lives every time they come in for a cleaning. I’ve been working as a hygienist since 1989 after I graduated from Normandale Community College, and started working with Dr. Padula in 1997. We have a super team here and it’s always fun to come into the office.
I’ve been married for 24 years and have a set of twins that are 21 years old. Our family has two dogs and one lovely kitty. On our time off we especially enjoy camping in the great outdoors!