After obtaining his degree in Biology from the University of St. Thomas in 2000, Dr. Francis went on
"The greatest thing about being a dentist is being able to build relationships and have a positive impact in the health and confidence of my patients."
He and his wife, Michelle, have recently moved to Maple Grove with their three children, Avery, Drew and Brynn. His hobbies include playing hockey, golfing, jogging and spending time with his family, including their dog, Zoe.
Fun Fact: All 5 foot 8 inches of him was the starting quarterback for the Mounds View Mustangs!
Dr. Kate received her undergraduate education at the University of Kansas. She went on to graduate from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1987. She owned her own private practice in Kansas! She moved to Minnesota in the year 2000. She has enjoyed practicing in Private practices in Edina and Burnsville, as well as in Community Dentistry. Dr. Kate brings 32 years of experience in dentistry to Grove Health Dental and enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and oral surgery.
“I love to take care of people, and that's why I am still loving dentistry! I’m thankful to have found a high quality dental practice with a fantastic dental team here at Grove Health Dental.”
Dr. Kate has 3 grown children! Brian, Alissa, Mallory, and a son in law Tony! Her hobbies include fitness, football, family and dental outreach!
FUN FACT: She has been on 3 international dental outreach trips in the past 2 years to Guatemala, Vietnam, and Peru.
Mandy received her license and certification in Dental Assisting from Herzing University in 2011. After working a year as an assistant, Mandy was cross-trained at the front desk.
“My favorite part of my job, is that I genuinely get to build friendships with our patients! My goal is to have you leave with a smile, probably induced by my awkward charm.“
Fun Fact: Mandy's passion includes all things performing arts. She enjoys singing, playing guitar, performing aerial silks, among other things! If her career wasn't in dentistry, she would travel the globe performing. She also puts hot cheetos in everything.
Carmen received her license and certification at Minneapolis Community and Technical Collage. Carmen has worked in a large community based dental office for years and has now found a home with us here at Grove Health Dental.
Fun Fact: Carmen's hobby is making up hip hop and ballet dances with her daughter. She hopes to one day own her own studio.
Ashley received her license and certification in 2005 from Herzing College in Crystal, MN. She started her career in a large community c
linic setting but is really enjoying the more personal attention she's able to give to her patients now.
"I love making sure my patients are comfortable and also getting to know them on a more personal level."
Ashley currently resides in Oak Grove with her husband Nolan, and her two children, Liam, and Brooklyn. She enjoys being outdoors, being active, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
Fun Fact: If Ashley weren't a Dental Assistant, she would be an interior designer. She's the DIY queen.
Adrienne received her degree in Dental Hygiene from Fox Valley in Wisconsin. Adrienne has been with us since July 2011 and has enjoyed getting to know our patients on a more personal and professional level.
"I enjoy educating my patients while providing a fun and relaxing visit!"
Adrienne lives in Coon Rapids with her boyfriend Tony and their son Layton, whom they welcomed into this world March 2017.
In her free time, she has a passion for shopping, running, taking her pup to dog parks, concerts, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Fun Fact: Adrienne played the violin for 10 years. She wants to start getting back into it!
Heather received her Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene from Minnesota State University Mankato in 2011. She has previous experience working in a small community clinic and is now enjoying being a part of a practice where she can focus on her patients.
"I love getting to know my patients and helping them leave with a smile!"
Heather lives in Coon Rapids with her husband Phil. She enjoys riding bike, attending Twins games, and going snowmobiling in the winter.
Fun Fact: Heather hates breakfast food. (WHHATTT?!)
JJ graduated with her Bachelors of Science degree from Minnesota State University of Mankato in May of 2015!
She was lucky enough to find the perfect fitting career with Grove Health Dental. She is excited to work with such great people and gain more experience every day. She is dedicated to making it a fun and comfortable environment for her patients, all while providing them with oral health education! Her goal is to see them leave with a smile!
She enjoys shopping, cooking, trying new things, traveling, and spending quality time with her wonderful boyfriend, family, and friends!
Fun Fact: JJ can throw a tight spiral, 30 yards....plus
Sophia received her Degree in Dental Assisting in 2009 from Herzing University in Crystal, MN. She has worked at a large practice for 5 years, but decided to go back to small practice so she is able to build relationships with patients better.
"I enjoy helping my patients become better educated in their oral health as well as getting to know them personally."
Sophia currently lives in Andover with her husband Rob and dogs Teddy and Willow. She enjoys gardening, hiking, camping, and cooking.
Fun Fact: Sophia loves to cook and bake!
“I’m so excited I get to work with some amazing people who genuinely care for their patients and treat everyone like family. I aspire to make every patient feel at home when they walk through the door.“
Kristina just married her husband Jake Sept 22. 2017 at “Garden of the Gods” in Colorado. In her spare time you’ll find her fishing, “Pinterest-ing”, baking, eating tacos and spending time with family and friends.
Fun fact: Jake proposed to Kristina on stage at Red Rocks Ampitheatre in front of 10,000 people while they were taking photos for a Kehlani & Geazy concert!