Hygienists

Lacey obtained her Dental Assisting Licensure at Central Lakes College in 2006 and obtained her Dental Hygiene license at Argosy University in 2012.  Lacey is passionate about her career in the dental world and plans to pursue a master’s degree to teach and further her career helping others. She has worked in various dental settings and has a wide range of experience. Lacey and Dr. Mesa were married in 2008. They have a daughter Natalia born in 2009, a son Nicholas born in 2012 and twins, Lauren and Jonathan, born in 2016. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and traveling.

Katrina grew up in Iowa and moved to Minnesota in 2006 to pursue a degree in dental hygiene at MSU, Mankato. She is passionate about her job and loves her team and patients.  Katrina and her husband have two kids that are always keeping them busy.

Kay Lynn graduated from the University of South Dakota with her Dental Hygiene and Bachelor of Science degrees. She has been part of the Eden Prairie Smiles family since May 2016.  Developing relationships and helping patients with their oral health is the most rewarding part of her job.  Her main priority is to make every dental visit as comfortable as possible for each of her patients .  Kay Lynn married her high school sweetheart, Tim, and has two teenage boys, Cole and Carter.  Anyone who has teenagers knows that their social calendars are far more busy and important than their parents.  Outside of the office you will likely find her at a baseball, lacrosse or football field watching her boys play.  She enjoys reading and being outside with any “spare” time she has.

Julie graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 2003. She has a passion for helping educate people on the link between oral health and general overall health. Julie is married and has four young children, Lucy, Mary, Lucas, and Anthony. When not in the office, Julie loves spending time with family and friends.

Bethany grew up in Chanhassen and graduated in 2010 from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She loves creating the ultimate dental experience, cultivating relationships with her patients and helping them develop good habits and oral hygiene for years to come. Bethany and her husband, Levi, have to boys-Josiah and Zeke. When Bethany isn't at work you can likely find her spending time with family and friends.

Assistants

Brianna graduated from South Central College in Mankato as a Licensed Dental Assistant in 2014. She enjoys helping patients feel more confident and happy with their smile! Brianna is married and has two boys, Kaleb and Nolan. In her free time she loves spending time with her family, hunting, and fishing.

Cayla grew up in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. She graduated from Hennepin Technical College as a Licensed Dental Assistant in 2019 with honors. She has a passion for making people feel happy and confident with their smile. Outside of the office Cayla loves crafting, fishing, hunting and anything outdoors.

Front Office

Debbie, Office Manager: Debbie has been with our office since 1987. She enjoys working at the front desk with a variety of duties. Her favorite part of her job is interacting with patients. Debbie enjoys spending time with her family. She has three married children. One of Debbie’s true joys and treasured moments is spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoys traveling with her husband of 40 plus years, with Mexico as one of their favorite destinations. Debbie believes life needs to be enjoyed to the fullest.

Cheryl, Insurance Coordinator: Cheryl attended Bethel University and the University of Minnesota where she studied Education. She has worked in the dental field for over thirty years. Cheryl has worked at the front desk of our practice since 1998. She truly enjoys helping patients fully maximize their insurance benefits to decrease their out of pocket expense. Cheryl spends her free time gardening, boating, and camping with her husband of 35 years. They have two married daughters and three grandsons that they thoroughly enjoy spending time with.

Tara, Patient/Insurance Coordinator: Tara truly enjoys greeting and visiting with our current patients, and meeting new patients! After seeing both of the doctors as a patient for a combined total of over 15 years, she couldn’t be more proud to be part of this amazing team. Tara is happily married, and during her free time she loves to go fishing with her husband, Jake. He actually proposed while she was reeling in a fish!

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