Meet the Dental Team
The team of Circle Pines Dental is happy to meet you!
Roni, Patient Coordinator
I graduated from Centennial High School and then proceeded to attended dental assisting school to become a Dental Assistant. I was blessed 33 years ago with a job with Circle Pines Dental as an Assistant and now I am a Patient Coordinator at the front desk.
I love spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy travelling to warm places by the ocean. I would like to thank the wonderful doctors, co-workers and clients for making Circle Pines Dental such an awesome place to work!
Erika, Patient Coordinator
I have been a part of the Circle Pines Dental team for the last 15 years. As a Patient Coordinator, I really enjoy building relationships and getting to know our clients on a personal level. When a new patient is hesitant, I feel confident letting them know that they will be in the best hands and receive the best care to make them as comfortable as possible. I have the pleasure of working beside the best staff in the Metro area.
My husband & I have lived in the Circle Pines area for the last 16 years. Currently, we are “empty nesters”, but we have one daughter, 26, who is a mechanical engineer for Polaris. I enjoy quality time with family & friends, boat rides, bonfires & a good glass of wine.
Deb, Dental Hygienist
I have enjoyed my 40 years as a Dental Hygienist, the last 30 years with Circle Pines Dental. Being a dental hygienist gives me the opportunity to meet a variety of people and allows me to get to know them personally and professionally. Working with the kind, professional group of people at Circle Pines Dental makes my job enjoyable and one where I can provide clients with the best possible dental care. My advanced training makes the dental experience more comfortable and positive for our patients.
Our children, their spouses and our 2 granddaughters keep my husband and I busy when we are not working. I also enjoy reading, walking and traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Celeste, Dental Hygienist
I have been a Dental Hygienist with the Circle Pines Dental Team since 2009. I also have been a message therapist since 1996 and still enjoy helping others feel better. I have been blessed with wonderful patients and coworkers here and helping our patients work toward their health goals is a joy to me. My life and hobbies revolve around my kids and I wouldn’t have it any other way! Nothing makes me happier than to see my girls smile. My oldest daughter is in competitive dance and my youngest is in recreational dance.
Tracey, Dental Hygienist
I joined the Circle Pines Dental team as a Dental Hygienist in 2013 and it is one of the best teams I have worked for. I really enjoy our patients and helping them with their dental care.
I graduated from Herzing University and received my license in Dental Hygiene in 2010. My dental career began as a dental assistant in 2000 and my love for the dental field inspired me to return to school for dental hygiene.
In my spare time, I enjoy taking my 2 kids to watch my husband play softball, family walks around the trails and playing at the park. Family time is the BEST!
Juanita, Dental Assistant
I went to school at Medical Institute of Minnesota and graduated in 1988 with a degree in Dental Assisting. I have worked in dentistry for the last 28 years. I’ve had the opportunity working both in a group and private practices throughout my career. I’ve been a Dental Assistant Circle Pines Dental since 2000. Working alongside Dr. Stentz has allowed me to expand my knowledge in dentistry. I have enjoyed that as an office, we are able to use the latest technology that dentistry has to offer. My goal is to help my patients understand their dental health needs and to make the dental office a place they can feel comfortable visiting.
I live in Hugo with my husband of 29 yrs. Paul. I have a son Adam, and a daughter Brittany, two dogs and a Cat. I enjoy reading and studying the bible and enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
Nikki, Dental Assistant
I joined the Circle Pines Dental team in 2013 as a Dental Assistant. Born and raised in Minnesota, I wanted to work in healthcare as long as I can remember. I graduated from Hennepin Technical College in 2006 and I am one of the Dental Assistants that has the pleasure of working with both Dr. Stentz and Dr. Shaffer. My goal is to help patients better understand their oral health with education and to provide an inviting atmosphere that people enjoy visiting.
I currently reside in Lino Lakes with my husband, Keith, our children Keegan and Tenley and our dog Kotah. The hobbies in my life include reading, playing games, doing anything outdoors such as fishing, camping, 4 wheeling and spending time with our friends and family.
Renee, Dental Assistant
I’ve been a Dental Assistant with Circle Pines Dental since 1995.
This has been my third career change and becoming a dental assistant has been a wonderful fit for me. I really enjoy my patients and work with a great team. I love to help address any concerns my patients may have and help them with their dental needs using the latest in technology. I strive to help my patients feel informed, comfortable and taken care of.
I am married and have been blessed with three adult children and three grandchildren. We have two rambunctious dogs as well. My hobbies and interests are usually centered around quality time spent with family and friends. I also enjoy a good book and working or sitting out in our garden.
Julie, Dental Assistant
I have been a Dental Assistant for the past 9 years and part of the Circle Pines Dental team for the past year. I graduated in 2007 from Hennepin Technical College and have been enjoying assisting ever since. It has been a pleasure getting to know the patients here and assisting with their dental needs. The staff here is second to none and I’m happy to be a part of this great team.
I am newly married and my husband and I live in East Bethel. We enjoy doing projects around our home, fishing, camping and spending time with family and friends.
I joined the Circle Pines Dental team as a Dental Hygienist in 2014 and I enjoy working with such a wonderful team of people, getting to know our patients and helping them with their dental care. I graduated with a hygiene degree from the U of M in 2006 and have loved working in the dental field ever since!
My husband and I welcomed out first child, a son, in October 2015. We also have a dog, Macie, who loves to play fetch and take long walks. My hobbies include traveling, getting together with friends and spending quality time with family. My favorite thing to do right now is to watch my son as he grows and constantly changes!