" This is what I love about this place... it's REAL People" Lettie
Dr. Ryan Francis
He and his wife, Michelle live in 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.
Dr. Janna Holmgren
Dr. Janna and her husband, Brad, live in Crystal and have two rescue pups, Suma and Lulu. She enjoys being at the cabin/on the lake, walking the pups, watching MN sports, live music, doing home improvement projects, reading, being active, and coaching Olympic weightlifting and CrossFit.
Dr. Kate has 3 grown children! Brian, Alissa, Mallory, and a son in law Tony! Her hobbies include fitness, football, family and dental outreach!
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, most likely induced by my awkward charm.“
Mandy lives in White Bear Lake with her husband Grayson, and their two cats Puss and Pancake!
Mandy loves to sing, and has auditioned for both American Idol, and The Voice!
Her husband Grayson is from Canada and they go back to visit once a year. Beautiful British Columbia!
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.
“I have come to find that the difference between a community office and a private office is the fact that here I really get to take my time and get to know my patients. It allows me to customize a type of care that fits the patient’s needs. I love being able to overcome fears as well as indulge in new experiences with my patients. I have definitely found a home here at Grove Health Dental”
Carmen lives in Fridley, MN with her 4 year old daughter Siyuri. She enjoys traveling, dancing, spending quality time with her family and friends! She is always down for creating new memories.
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 Dental Assisting in 2005 from Herzing University in Crystal, MN. She started her career in a large community clinic 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.
If Ashley weren't a Dental Assistant, she would be an interior designer. She's the DIY queen.
Born and raised in Minnesota, Amanda grew up in Saint Paul – Frogtown to be exact! She loves everything about Minnesota except the freezing temps. During her spare time, she is about health and wellness; she enjoys road cycling through the Grand Rounds, weight-training and yoga. She has two kids – Laila & Railan who also keep her very busy & active.
Before getting into dentistry over three years ago, she worked as a HFA 2nd Lien Compliance Coordinator for US Bank. She decided to change pace and wanted to take on something that would be more impactful. She took on a position with a non-profit sector serving the underserved.
Although, Amanda loved working with the community – she prefers working in a smaller practice where she can better individualize each patients’ care.
Fun Fact and photos for Amanda to come soon!
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!
Kelsey received her Dental Assisting license in 2012 from Minnesota State Community and Technical College- Moorhead. She has worked both in a private practice and community setting.
“I enjoying building a relationship with patients to help ease their anxiety and build trust”
Kelsey currently lives in Otsego with her husband Jordan and their three
girls, Lakynn, McKenley and Hadley, and their two dogs Syrah and Kora. She enjoys staying active, time with her family and friends and weekends at
their family cabin.
If Kelsey weren't in the dental field, she would be a photographer!
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 and daughter Charlotte. She enjoys riding bike, attending Twins games, and going snowmobiling in the winter.
Fun Fact: Heather hates breakfast food. (WHHATTT?!)
More info, fun facts, and photos from Katie to come!
Amanda loves the prevention and wellness aspect of dental hygiene and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people she cares. She received her Dental Hygiene degree from Herzing University in 2009. After working in a large dental office since graduation from college, She enjoys the smaller practice feel where she can focus on providing her patients with the best care possible while making it a fun experience.
When not working, she enjoys spending time fishing, being outdoors and enjoying time with her family and friends. Recently married to her husband, Brad, they live in the Albertville area.
She has 3 amazing step children and 2 fur babies, Deegan and Mika!
Ashley has been working in the dental field as an RDH for over 9 years. She prides herself in staying current with the latest research in preventative oral health care. It is truly gratifying for Ashley to Provide quality care to patients in a calm and caring atmosphere where their comfort and well being is the main concern. Ashley lives in Lake Elmo, MN with her husband, two daughters and dog Cooper! In her past time she enjoys playing tennis, vacationing, reading and working as a hairstylist.
Ashley used to be a Flight attendant and, fly the friendly skies while in College, managing to visit every state.