Meet the Team

Ours is a close-knit, highly-experienced team, all working together to give you and your family the best dental care available.

Building long-term, trusting relationships with people who feel like family, while ensuring each enjoys a healthy smile, is what we do best. We are all looking forward to welcoming you and your loved ones to our practice and getting to know you as you achieve your dental goals!

Bette Herbst

Office Manager and Receptionist

Welcome to Padula Dental! I’ll be one of the first people you’ll meet, either on the phone or when you arrive, and my goal is to help you feel at home in our office. That’s true of everyone here. We have a dedicated team who support one another so we’re able to provide you with the best dental experience.

I’ve been with the practice since 1985, and stayed on when it transitioned to Dr. Padula. I have enjoyed getting know all the families and watching them grow. Among my daily responsibilities, I answer the phones, schedule appointments, welcome and check patients in and out, and manage and file the financial information. I’m busy, but never too busy to hear what’s happening in your life!

Outside the office, I enjoy spending much of my time with my three grown children and five remarkable grandsons.

Jennifer Newby

Clinical Registered Dental Assistant

Hello and welcome! We’ll likely meet when I bring you into the clinic area for your appointment. I want you to feel at ease, so please tell me what you need to make a visit more comfortable. I, the rest of the team, and Dr. Padula, are caring and attentive. When we are working with patients, everyone here is very serious about treatment delivery, but we also have fun and enjoy our time with you.

I’ve worked in the dental field since 1986, beginning in Southern California, then in Wisconsin, and now in Minnesota, where I’ve been for the last 25 years. I work closely with Dr. Padula, sitting chairside and assisting during procedures. I also take X-rays, provide patient care, and am here to help you, however I can.

I am beyond blessed with a wonderful husband for more than 35 years, two remarkable sons, and a terrific daughter-in-law. We have two Shorkie-Tzu puppies and four grandpups, too. My husband and I enjoy flying, vacation destinations, long nature walks, boating, time with our dear friends, and gardening, cooking together, music, and lots of puppy time.

Terri Klatt

Dental Hygienist

Hello and welcome to Padula Dental! I’m the practice hygienist and we’ll meet at your hygiene appointments. I want you always to be comfortable in my chair, to know I’m listening and that I care, and that I’m here to help. We have a super team at our office and we all want only the best for you and your family.

I graduated with a degree in dental hygiene from Normandale Community College in 1989 and have been with Padula Dental since 1997. I really enjoy getting to know our patients and hearing what’s new in their lives every time they come in for a cleaning. In addition to cleaning teeth, I take X-rays and provide personalized oral hygiene instructions. Seeing a bright and clean smile at a recall visit makes me smile!

I’ve been married for more than 30 years and have a pair of twins who are grown along with two dogs and a cat. During our off time, we especially enjoy camping in the great outdoors and absolutely love spending time with our little granddaughter.