Dr. Ryan Francis

Dr. Francis has lived in Maple Grove since 2012 with his wife and three kids.  He will tell you his other part-time job is coaching and transporting the kids to either hockey, baseball, softball or gymnastics! 

Fun Fact:

All 5 foot 8 inches of him was the starting quarterback for the Mounds View Mustangs!

Dr. Janna Holmgren

Dr. Janna and her husband, Brad, live in Crystal and have two rescue pups, Suma and Lulu. Janna and Brad are expecting their first baby in July 2020!  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.

Fun Fact:

Dr. Janna was a gymnast for many years growing up and can still walk on her hands!

Dr. Kate Blubaugh

Dr. Kate has 3 grown children! Brian, Alissa, Mallory, and a son in law Tony! She recently became a grandma to little Rosie last summer, and she is a dog mom to her rescue pup Mckenna! Her hobbies include fitness, football, family and dental outreach!

Fun Fact:

Dr. Kate has been on 3 international dental outreach trips in the past 2 years to Guatemala, Vietnam, and Peru.

Alisha

financial coordinator

admin lead

Alisha lives in Maple Grove with her husband Josh and pets Lola and Jinx.  Her daughter Mackenzie is a freshman at UW-Madison, majoring in Biology.

Alisha started out as a Dental Assistant and has been an Office Manager for the past 11 years. During her spare time, she enjoys indoor cycling, trying new restaurants and traveling.

Fun Fact:

Alisha is an empty nester!

Mandy

patient coordinator

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!

Fun Fact:

Mandy and her husband enjoy making and playing music together.

Amanda N.

insurance coordinator

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:

Amanda loves to collect funko pops and sneakers - 100's of them :)

Ashley D.

Lead Dental Assistant

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.

Fun Fact:

XTRA XTRA read all about it, This girl is crazy about BUBBLE GUM ain't NO DOUBT about it! (sugar free gum that is)

Sophia

Dental Assistant

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

Dental Assistant

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.

Fun Fact:

If Kelsey weren't in the dental field, she would be a photographer!

Adrienne

Lead Dental Hygienist

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 fiancé Tony and their son Layton, whom they welcomed into this world March 2017. They are expecting another son to join in on the fun June 2020! 

In her free time, she enjoys cooking, walking, and being outdoors with the family! They travel often to soak up the sun, beaches, hike, and experience new activities!

Fun Fact:

Fun Fact: Childhood consisted of taking yearly summer road trips, traveling around the U.S to go tent camping! Longest road trip was 70 hours in a station wagon!

Heather

Dental Hygienist

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 can only wink one eye 

Katie

Dental Hygienist

Katie received her Dental Hygiene Degree from Herzing University in 2006.  She spent many years practicing dental hygiene in a large group practice.  She is happy to be here at Grove Health Dental to grow new relationships with her patients and provide great care. 

 

Katie lives in Corcoran with her husband Mike, and three kids, Preston, Ariel , and Parker.  She loves spending time with her family  at their cabin fishing, skiing, and listening to music. 

Fun Fact:

Katie and her husband met in high school and have been married for 16 years. She likes to refinish furniture, paint and do any DIY projects.

Amanda

Dental Hygienist

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. Amanda and her husband Brad recently had a little girl, Finley Beth!

Fun Fact:

Amanda loves making baby quilts for family and friends!

Ashley S.

Dental Hygienist

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, three daughters and dog Cooper! In her past time she enjoys playing tennis, vacationing, reading and working as a hairstylist.

Fun Fact:

Ashley used to be a Flight attendant and, fly the friendly skies while in College, managing to visit every state.