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Meet the Dental Team – Mankato, MN

Get to Know Our Friendly Team

Our friendly and compassionate team is the backbone of our dental office. They’re always looking for new ways to make each patient’s experience more memorable, enjoyable, and educational, and they’re all incredibly passionate about what they do. Whether you need help understanding your insurance benefits or you’d like to learn more about a treatment recommendation one of our dentists suggested, they’re always there to help. Read below to learn more about the friendly faces you’ll see around our dental office.

Office Manager

Dental office manager Marie

A Madison Lake native, Marie has been working in oral healthcare for an impressive 25+ years. Over time, she’s attended countless seminars and continuing education classes in order to improve her skills and learn as much as she can about this field. Today, what she enjoys most about her position is building such meaningful relationships with coworkers and patients alike. Plus, every day is different!

Marie and her husband Jim have five adult children and four grandkids. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with the grandkids, quilting, reading, horseback riding, and visiting the ocean. She’s also involved in the 4-H Dog Project, which keeps her very busy.


Receptionist Jody

Jody has been a part of our dental team for a handful of years so far, and she really enjoys getting to know all of our nice patients! Originally from Blue Earth, she studied at Anoka Technical College.

Jody’s family consists of her husband Brian and their two grown children. Her son lives in Washington, while her daughter (along with their son-in-law and grandson) live near Twin Cities. In her spare time away from work, some of her favorite hobbies include gardening, reading, biking, taking a daily walk, traveling, and playing pickle ball. She’s also a faithful Twins and Vikings fan!

Registered Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Sarah

Sarah’s career in the dental world covers two full decades so far, which most of that time spent right here at our dental office. She loves being able to work with such amazing, compassionate, and talented women who support each other in the common goal of improving patient care! Originally from Jackson, she has undergone advanced training courses in TMJ treatment, orthodontics, and periodontology in order to better support our dentists.

Sarah’s husband Mark is an engineer, and she also a daughter named Lauren who is a social butterfly and a soft-hearted, adventurous son named Parker. When she isn’t busy at work, you can often find her tackling various crafts or home projects, working out with friends, unwinding with some yoga or a good book, and riding bikes with the whole family.


Dental hygienist Kayla

Kayla completed her education at Minnesota State University, and she’s thrilled to be a new member of the team here at Hyland Dental! As one of our hygienists, she always goes above and beyond to form bonds with new patients. Seeing them return from appointment to appointment is always so fun and rewarding. She is additionally certified in local anesthetic, nitrous oxide, and certain restorative functions.

Kayla met her fiancé Isaac while in college at MSU. Today, they have a son named Maverick and two identical cats who are brothers – their names are Key and Peele. Outside of dentistry, some of her favorite hobbies include listening to music, traveling to new places/restaurants, baking, reading, skiing in the winter, being outside in the summer, and watching anything HGTV-related.


Dental hygienist Caroline

Caroline is pretty new to our team, but she’s already excited to start building good relationships with all of her new patients! Originally from Scandia, she attended Minnesota State University for her education.

Away from the dental office, Caroline loves spending quality time with her family, whether they’re traveling up to the lake or down to see other relatives in the Milwaukee area. Her brother is probably the funniest person she knows, her dad always has her tears with his crazy stories, and her mom’s kindness and intelligence inspire her every day. As for hobbies, one of her absolute favorite things to do is go walleye fishing on Leech Lake. She also enjoys hunting, practicing archery, snowboarding, drawing, painting, and playing with her cat Zoboomafoo.

Licensed Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Katie

Katie hails from Janesville and studied dental assisting at South Central College. Today, she has been working in dentistry for well over 15 years! She loves being able to help our patients by keeping them smiling brightly.

At home, Katie and her husband have six children (Brayden, Macy, Eli, Ellie, Rylan, and Ayla), as well as a dog named Molly. As a group, they love to camp and go canoeing, especially at Boundary Waters Canoe Area! Gardening is also one of her favorite personal hobbies.

Licensed Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Lyndsey

Lyndsey has been a part of the dental field for almost five years. She studied dental assisting at South Central College and has her Expanded Functions certification. As well, she has undergone advanced training courses in TMJ treatment and orthodontics. Today, what she enjoys most about her job is getting to know our patients while also being able to help them achieve their dental goals!

At home, Lyndsey and her husband have two Pugs named Luna and Stella. When she isn’t busy caring for teeth, she owns an online boutique and regularly travels to fashion markets. As for hobbies, she likes being out on the lake on warm summer days, trying new restaurants and breweries around Minneapolis, and hanging out with friends and family.

Licensed Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Lauren

As one of our dental assistants, Lauren loves getting to spend time with such wonderful patients and coworkers. Every day is different and brings so much variety to her life!

Lauren is very close with her two younger siblings, and she also has a cat named Milo at home. When not working, you can often find her shopping, going to movies, watching Netflix (her favorite shows are Criminal Minds and New Girl), being on the lake, and going to country music festivals with friends.

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