Meet The Team


Lori

Clinic Administrator/Office Manager

I have been a part of Braveland since 1997.  I love my co-workers and really enjoy spending time with them and chatting with patients! My husband and I have lived in Savage for over 30 years.  We have two adult children and two grandchildren.  They all live nearby so we can spend a lot of time together!  My interests include shopping, cooking and seasonally decorating my home.


Carol

Clinic Administrator

I joined the Braveland Team in 2000 and truly enjoy working with such an amazing group! 

Originally from the Brainerd area, my husband and I have lived in Savage for over 30 years.  We have three adult children and four adorable grandchildren that I love to spoil!  Spending time with family is a top priority for me.  I also enjoy trying new recipes, decorating my home and creating things in my free time.


Julie

Registered Dental Hygienist

I am happy to have been part of the Braveland Dental staff since 2012.  

Originally from S.E. Iowa, I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene for the University of Iowa in 1987.  I worked in many dental offices all over the country while my husband served in the Navy. In 1998 we left the Navy life and settled in Apple Valley, raising our three children.  When I am not at work I enjoy photography, singing and spending time with my family.


Michelle

Registered Dental Hygienist

I started working at Braveland Dental in 2014 after taking time off to be a stay at home mom and feel so fortunate to be working with such a great group!  Although I loved having the opportunity to spend so much time with my children, I couldn’t be happier working in the dental field again.  In 1992, I received my Degree in Dental Hygiene from Mankato State University.  My hygiene experience includes periodontal (gum disease specialist), small private and large group practices.

My husband and I live in Bloomington with our two teenage children and two dogs.  I enjoy bicycle riding, cross country skiing, camping, hiking and kayaking when I’m feeling active.  When I’m feeling like a couch potato I like to read a good book or binge watch Netflix.

I look forward to seeing you!  I’ll always do my best to treat you with respect and compassion, and help you achieve or maintain your dental health.


Paula

Registered Dental Hygienist

I started working at Braveland in 2018.  However, I am not new to the office as my family and I have been patients for 20 years!  I graduated in 1984 for Normandale Community College with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Hygiene. I worked in Hygiene for 23 years before taking a break to pursue other interests.  I’m happy to be back in the dental field! 

My husband and I are both from this area and raised three children and are looking forward to spoiling grandchildren one day.  Some favorite passions of mine are dancing, reading, game night with family and hiking the North Shore. 

I feel very blessed to be part of this Awesome Team!


Joan

Licensed Dental Assistant/Office Manager

I’ve been with Braveland Dental since 1995 and feel very fortunate to have this amazing group of people in my life!  Dr. Mark and Dr. Mike are GREAT guys that make coming to work enjoyable! 

My husband and I have lived in Lakeville for 24 years and have three adult children.  We are also blessed to have three beautiful grandchildren.  In my “free time” I enjoy spending time with friends and family, gardening, reading and taking care of the three little ones two days a week!


Dawn

Licensed Dental Assistant/Certified Dental Assistant

I started with Braveland in February of 2019.  It has been a great group to work with and feels like family!  I’ve been an assistant for 20 + years and earned my degree from Rochester Technical College.

My husband and I live in SW Minneapolis with our two sons.  In my free time I enjoy cooking, gardening, paddle boarding and spending time with my family.

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