We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
I am here to meet and connect with our patients and their families during the beginning of their treatment. Together, we go over treatment plans, financial arrangements, and coordinate benefits. I began my career as a Licensed Dental Assistant in 1994. It is through my experience as a Dental Assistant that I have gained the knowledge and insight to coordinate treatment for our patients. My favorite part of my job is interacting with our patients and helping them feel comfortable at their first visit.
I have been married to my husband Jamie for 21 years. We have two sons, Carson and Calvin. We also have to pets, a calico cat named Tiger and a dog named Harper. In my spare time I enjoy life at the lake, watching the MN Wild (win or lose), reading (anything) , spending time with family and playing games.
I am passionate about donating with the Red Cross and recently just got involved with Be The Match.
Mine is one of the first faces our patients see when they come into the office. I check patients in, schedule appointments, answerphones, and take care of our marketing and social media. I love being able to come up with fun ideas to show our patients how much we appreciate them! Working with Dr. Tamara is very easy. She has been an amazing teacher, especially since I am new to the dental community. I am extremely grateful to work with someone who encourages my creativity and embraces new ideas.
I live in Blaine with my two children Logan and Camryn. We have two dogs, Sascha and June, and one cat named Daniel. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time by the lake at my family’s cabin in Alexandria, binge-watching Netflix, shopping, and doing anything creative.
I have been an orthodontic assistant for more than 14 years and I love it. I joined Blaine Orthodontics in February 2017, and since I live in Blaine, it is fun having patients that I know from the community. I knew I wanted to work in orthodontics ever since I was a little kid. My favorite part of my job is the colors of course! I also love seeing the progress patients make each month toward having that perfect smile.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family. I am married and I have four boys and one girl. I also have a cat named Big Todd (named after the hockey player Todd Bertuzzi).
I have been a dental assistant since 2015, and knew that I wanted to work in orthodontics right away. I had braces in high school and actually really enjoyed them. My excitement about my smile’s outcome was the start of my interest in the field professionally. I have been working at Blaine Orthodontics since January 2017 and already feel at home with the staff. We all have fun together and share a tight bond.
I recently purchased my first home in Isanti and have been busy with renovations and decorating. I love spending time outdoors; biking, boating, hiking, and four-wheeling. Travel is also a passion of mine, one of my favorite things is to take spontaneous road trips to different states. One day, I hope to venture out further than the U.S. and explore different countries.
I started at Blaine Orthodontics summer of 2018, I've worked 16 years in the dental field, working in a variety of dental groups; including oral surgery, general dentistry and now orthodontics. My main job is making sure that patients and staff needs are met and that they ‘re happy. I work with insurances, financials, contracts and compliance issues. For me working in the dental field is rewarding; I love seeing the smiles on patients after their dental treatment is completed, knowing we’re enhancing their smile and function. I strive for excellent patient care and service.
I just completed my forth humanitarian trip to Jamaica with 1000 Smiles/Great Shape Inc., providing access to dental care and education, to children and families of across Jamaica. In my spare time I enjoy creating crafts, cooking, watching football, kayaking, kickboxing and spending time with family and friends.
I have been working in the dental field for 17 years. I received my dental assisting degree from Hennepin Technical College in 2001. I began working with Blaine Orthodontics in 2018. The most important part of my job is supporting Dr. Smith and providing quality care to all of our patients! The best part of my job is seeing the excitement patients have when they first see their new smile. Seeing bright happy smiles makes my day!
I grew up in the area, now residing in Ramsey with my husband of 17 years. We have two children, Isaac and Addison. We also have a yellow lab named Penny. I enjoy taking family vacations, summer days on the lake, home improvement projects and watching my kids play volleyball and race BMX.