The Team

D.D.S

Dentistry is my passion and gives me the greatest sense of satisfaction by allowing me to put smiles on someone’s face. After practicing dentistry in India, I came to the United States, and trained at one of the premier dental schools in the country, the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

I have been living in Eau Claire since 2014 and I am excited to join the wonderful team at the Dental Health Centers, where I can perform a variety of dental procedures in patients of all age groups. I am looking forward to working with this amazing group and providing dental care to my patients.

D.D.S

I grew up in Wabasha, Minnesota and attended college at St. Mary’s University.   From there, I attended Dental School at the University of Minnesota, completing my degree in 1994.  After that, I trained at the University of Minnesota in an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program.  In 1998, I relocated to Red Win, Minnesota where I owned my own practice until 2016.   I now work at the Dental Health Centers in the Cadott and Eau Claire offices.  Outside of work, I enjoy boating and spending time with my sons.

Ultimately, I have a passion for helping others and have learned the art of investigating dental conditions, diagnosis, and treatment.  I have many years of experience as a dentist, and hope to continue for many more years.  Making patients smile, makes me smile.

Office Coordinator

I have been with Dental Health Centers in Cadott since June of 2017 as the Office Coordinator. I have approximately 21years of Dental Experience comprised of roles as a Dental Assistant as well as in the front office. I enjoy working for Dental Health Centers and getting to know each and every one of our patients. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my granddaughter, camping and just being outdoors.

Office Coordinator

I have worked in the front office at the Thorp Dental Health Center since the opening in 2013, and prior to that, with the previous owner for a total of 22 years. I look forward each day to seeing our patients. I am here to help our patients, whether it be with setting up a payment plan that is right each individual, scheduling their appointments, or answering questions they have about their insurance coverage. It has been a joy through the years watching as children come in for their appointments, and now, seeing them bring their own children into the office.

Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have an amazing husband of thirty years, two awesome grown kids—a son and daughter, and two incredible grandsons. Whether it is helping on the farm, traveling around the state, going to basketball games, or sitting around the kitchen table, every day is a blessing.

Insurance & Billing Manager

I have been with Dental Health Centers since 2010 and I have been in the dental field for over 25 years. I manage patient account, insurance and billing. I have gotten to know many of our patients over the years and enjoy seeing them when they are in for appointments.

Out the office I enjoy time with my husband and family.

Chief Operating Officer

I joined the Dental Health Center team in 2016, and have thoroughly enjoyed working with the wonderful doctors and staff in all four of our offices.  While my background is in education, I’ve enjoyed learning about the many aspects of the dental field, and seeing some of the amazing transformations that our patients have achieved. When I’m out of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, as well as traveling, cooking, and volunteering in our community.

Dental Assistant

I graduated from Chippewa Valley Technical College in 2012 as a dental assistant and have been assisting ever since. I joined Dental Health Centers in Cadott in September of 2017, and could not have been more excited. I enjoy being part of a small town community helping with patient care. As an assistant, I love getting to know out patients and help make them feel comfortable at every appointment. I like being able to help the doctor maintain and achieve beautiful smiles. Outside of work, in our free time, my husband and I enjoy spending time with our family, friends and our yellow lab, Lilly. Together we spend time snowmobiling, four wheeling, pontooning, and well as other outdoor activities.

Dental Assistant/ Office Coordinator

I have been with Dental Health Center since 2014.  I have 12 years of experience and knowledge of chair side assisting and front office management.  I am passionate about getting to know all our patients, and like making sure patients receive quality service and attention starting from the front office, during treatment, insurance, and educating them on their dental needs.  I am from Thorp area and have lived in the community most of my life. In my early years, I was a competitive sports player, earning multiple awards.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, and my loving dogs, Ellie and Kona.

Dental Hygienist

I have been with Dental Health Center for 16 years. In that time, I have assisted, worked in the dental lab, and have been a dental hygienist for the last fourteen years. I enjoy working with Dr. Tessendorf and the rest of the amazing staff. I my free time, I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with my family.

Dental Hygienist

I’m proud to be a hygienist for the last fifteen years, eleven of them with Dental Health Centers. I received my degree from North Central Technical College in 2004. I want patients to look forward to their visits and I enjoy getting to know them personally. Beautiful smiles are contagious, and I love that I am part of that! I grew up in Stanley, Wisconsin, and still live there with my two children.

Outside of the office, I’m always up for anything, and I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I travel as much as I can.