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Meet the Team

Forget the old-fashioned, bad experiences at the dental office. We provide a truly better experience. From the time you walk in the door to the moment you leave, you’ll know you have come upon a better dental office.

Our team is exceptional in so many ways. It is comprised of individuals who are exceptionally talented, sincerely compassionate, and go out of their way to create a better dental experience. Our team loves our patients and our practice, and it shows in the level of care they provide and the pride they take in serving our wonderful patients.


Patient Service Coordinators | Hygienists | Assistants | Mascot


Patient Service Coordinators



Jayme

Office Manager / Dental Assistant

We welcomed Jayme to our office in 2011, first as a dental assistant, and now as an office manager. She always has a positive attitude and a constant smile, whether she’s watching patients who are proud of their new smiles or seeing that she’s made a difference in the life of just one individual. Her fun and bubbly personality brings our staff and patients joy as well!

Jayme is married to her high-school sweetheart! They have a son and a daughter, and are obsessed with their dog, Peety. Jayme stays busy with her kids’ sports and activities, as well as home projects.


Brenda M.

Treatment Coordinator

Brenda welcomes patients into the practice, explains their treatment options and suggested plans, and helps them with creative payment options to make ideal oral health attainable. She excels at helping people understand how important dental health is and how our treatments can greatly enhance their oral and overall health. She enjoys being a part of helping patients move forward with a beautiful smile!

Brenda and her husband Greg have two daughters, Kelsey and Ali, a beautiful granddaughter, and a dog named Dakota. She loves to travel and enjoys dinner with friends!


DeNae

Patient Care Coordinator

Having joined River’s Edge in 2018, DeNae welcomes new patients, goes over treatment plans, and reviews payment options. When patients leave happy, DeNae gets satisfaction from knowing she went above and beyond to make a great experience for them. She is a perfect fit with our friendly team and always contributes to our great work environment.

DeNae and her husband David have two sons named Tyler and Carter, and a dog named Tobi. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and vacationing when she can.


Lynn 

Patient Care Coordinator

As our patient care coordinator, Lynn provides excellent patient services, along with treatment planning and accounting. Though she is a new member of our team, her previous experience includes working in a dental lab for six years. Now in a patient-facing position, Lynn enjoys her interactions with the families who visit our office and loves seeing all the happy smiles that leave!

Lynn is exceptionally proud of her three grown children: Bri, Blake, and Zach. To keep her company at home, she has two dogs. Lynn’s favorite activities are hiking, running, traveling, and reading, and she’s a big fan of baseball, soccer, and football.


Trisha

Trisha has been a part of our team since 1994, giving her more than 25 years of experience in ensuring our patients have the best experience while in our care. In addition to assisting, she also manages accounts, submits insurance, and processes claims. While she wears many hats in the office, she approaches each task with fun, professionalism, and a sense of teamwork.

Trisha was born and raised in Farmington. She and her husband Mike have two children, Drew and Amber, as well as the family dogs. As a family, they love camping, fishing, and the outdoors. Hockey is also high on her list. She enjoyed watching her son play for many years and LOVES the Minnesota Wild!


Hygienists

Our excellent team of dental hygienists works hard to develop relationships with our patients while evaluating their oral health for periodontal disease and decay, educating them on how to maintain optimal oral health, and encouraging them to develop good nutrition. 



Amy

Amy is a 1999 graduate from Minnesota State University of Mankato with a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene. She has been with our practice for more than 18 years! Since she has more than 20 years of experience, she finds joy in her job and strives to give every patient a positive experience while making collaborative care plans for optimal health with the doctors and staff. She is conscientious, gentle, has a happy-go-lucky personality, and appreciates her patients! Amy’s attention to detail and enthusiasm to maintain high standards are appreciated by her patients. Connecting with people and putting a smile on her patients’ faces is her favorite part of her job.

When she is not here, she is running the trails or the road training for her next race! She has two children, Griffin and Autumn, with her husband Todd. As a family, they are often seen hiking as a family, at lacrosse games or walking their four-legged love of the family, Pippa!


Carrin

As a hygienist, Carrin takes great pride in providing outstanding patient care. She enjoys providing thorough yet gentle cleanings. Her chairside demeanor is top-notch and a sure remedy for those suffering from dental anxiety. It is her goal to provide patients with the knowledge to be able to improve their home care and encourage an everlasting healthy smile; all in a comfortable, caring, and positive environment.

Carrin is married and lives in Farmington with her husband Cory and Golden Retriever/Yellow Lab Ziggy. She enjoys anything outdoors and on the water, spending time with family and friends, traveling, crafting, gardening, sports, and concerts. She’s also a huge Packers fan!


Dawn

Dawn earned her Associate of Science at Normandale College in 1988 and joined our staff in 1998. Nearly 30 years later, she still loves her job as much as she did her very first day. Dawn likes helping people feel comfortable in a setting that isn’t always a fun place to be. She’s great at building relationships and making patients feel at home.

Dawn is married and has two daughters. Her free time is spent camping, boating, crafting, and going to dance competitions.


Saskia

Saskia graduated from Argosy University with her dental hygiene degree in 2017. Until joining us in 2020, she worked in general dentistry and did community service at Hope Dental Clinic and Community Dental Care in Maplewood. At Rivers Edge Dental Clinic, she gives patients a comfortable and pain-free experience while cleaning teeth and providing patient education. Her best reward is getting to build relationships with patients and helping them achieve oral health and a healthy, beautiful smile.

Saskia and her husband Aaron have two children, Leah and Brooks, as well as two Labrador retrievers. The family loves the outdoors; in the summer, they swim, fish, and go on boat rides, while winter brings sledding and ice fishing. Saskia is originally from Germany and is fluent in German and English.


Shelly

Shelly began her dental health career in 1992 as a dental assistant in New York City. After moving to Minnesota, she realized she wanted to further her career in dentistry and pursued her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of Minnesota. She also earned a graduate degree in psychology to help her understand and relate to her patients and their feelings when they come to the dentist. Today, after nearly three decades in the dental field, Shelly is happy to be able to provide a health service coupled with compassion to encourage her patients to return for their preventive dental care.

Shelly and her husband are blessed with two amazing boys, one who attends the University in Wisconsin and one who will graduate from Farmington High School. Together as a family, they love going to the movies, hiking, trying new restaurants, game nights, and anything that involves spending time together. They also have two Chihuahuas, referred to as “sweet and sour” because even though they hate everyone who walks through the doors, they are still the two most loving doggies anyone could ask for!


Vicki

Vicki began her career in dental hygiene in 1997, and ten years later, joined the River’s Edge team. She loves interacting with her patients and helping them to maintain dental and overall health. Her positive attitude and attention to detail make her a great asset to our team!

Vicki has two children and five grandchildren with whom she loves spending as much time as possible. They enjoy bike riding, swimming, going to parks, baking, reading, and just snuggling! Her additional interests include home improvement projects, gardening, reading, sewing, walking, and watching good movies.


Assistants

Our dental assistants are all licensed and certified in helping Drs. Carey and Jessica with patient care. Whether they are assisting with procedures such as fillings, crowns, bridges, or extractions, our assistants are here to make your dental experience as comfortable and positive as possible.



Cassie

Cassie started dental school at DCTC in 2005 and graduated with her AAS in 2007. We were pleased to welcome her to the team in 2018. While her day-to-day duties include assisting the doctors in all dental procedures, from set-up to take-down and ordering supplies for the office, Cassie’s biggest goal is to make patients feel comfortable in the dental chair and give them the best experience possible, so they look forward to their next visit. She is a firm believer that little acts of kindness go a long way!

Cassie and her significant other Jon own a home in Farmington and have two little boys, Jaxson and Breckin. Outside of work, she and her family enjoy being outdoors, going for bike rides, grilling, and spending time with family and friends. Most days, you can find them at the rink enjoying their children’s passion: hockey!


Jayme

We welcomed Jayme to our office in 2011, first as a dental assistant, and now as an office manager. She always has a positive attitude and a constant smile, whether she’s watching patients who are proud of their new smiles or seeing that she’s made a difference in the life of just one individual. Her fun and bubbly personality brings our staff and patients joy as well!

Jayme is married to her high-school sweetheart! They have one son and one daughter, and are obsessed with their dog, Peety. Jayme stays busy with her kids’ sports and activities, as well as home projects.


Marissa

Marissa assists Drs. Carey and Jessica Tri during a variety of treatment procedures, and maintains a clean, sterile, and positive atmosphere to optimize patient safety and comfort. Joining us in 2019, she earned her dental assisting degree from DCTC in 2014. Marissa most enjoys the variety of people she meets and procedures she performs, as well as being able to comfort someone who might be nervous going to the dentist and put them at ease. However, her most favorite is giving someone their smile and confidence back!

Marissa and her husband Jordan have a son, Colton, along with their two dogs, Harley and Quinn. In her spare time, Marissa likes to be with family and friends: watching sports (especially the MN Vikings and Wild), attending concerts and comedy shows, doing puzzles, playing board games, baking, and shopping. In the winter, you can catch her ice fishing while playing cribbage!


Trisha

Trisha has been a part of our team since 1994, giving her more than 25 years of experience in ensuring our patients have the best experience while in our care. In addition to assisting, she also manages accounts, submits insurance, and processes claims. Though she wears many hats in the office, she approaches each task with fun, professionalism, and a sense of teamwork.

Trisha was born and raised in Farmington. She and her husband Mike have two children, Drew and Amber, as well as the family dogs. As a family, they love camping, fishing, and the outdoors. Hockey is also high on her list. She enjoyed watching her son play for many years and LOVES the Minnesota Wild!


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