Meet Our Staff

We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our treatment team has had extensive training, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the latest in technological advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.


Administrative Staff

Vicki
Vicki manages the front desk at our Brooklyn Park location, and takes after-hour calls for both practices. She has worked with Heritage Dental for over 20 years

 

Myra
Myra has greeted patients at the New Hope front desk for over 25 years. She is one of the friendly voices you’ll hear when calling, and assists patients with questions and appointment scheduling. Myra and her husband enjoy time at the lake, traveling and visiting with family and friends.

 

Deb
Deb has been assisting patients with treatment plans, benefit questions and financial options since 2007. The most satisfying part of her job is building relationships with patients and helping them. A Chicago transplant, Deb is now living in Plymouth with her husband, cat and dog. She enjoys golfing, volleyball, bowling, and crossword puzzles.

 

Barb
For over three years, Barb has been working with patient accounts. She helps patients understand their pre-authorizations and sets up financial arrangements. Outside the practice, she enjoys going to the lake and taking winter vacations.

 

Peggy
Peggy specializes in coding, insurance claim submission and pre-authorizations. She also assists at the front desk, answers phones and schedules appointments. Peggy has been a part of the Heritage Dental Team since 1994.

 

Rene
Rene’ works in our accounts payable department, but you will also find her helping out at the front desk in the afternoons and evenings. She has over 35 years of dental experience and loves every part of the industry. Rene’ moved here from Pittsburgh after meeting her husband Jeff in 1999. Both her and her husband are avid Steelers fans, and on Sundays in the winter you will find her and her husband watching football and snowmobiling. During the summer months Rene’ loves to be outside in her many flower gardens. They have one dog named Bailey.

 

Hygienists

Kayla
Kayla graduated from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2001, and has been with Heritage Dental Centers since graduation. Kayla is married and has two children. In her spare time she enjoys running, traveling and spending time with family.

 

Meghan
Meghan is a 2007 graduate of Ferris State University and has been with Heritage Dental since 2007. She was born and raised on a dairy farm in North Branch, Michigan. Meghan is married and lives with her husband and son in South Minneapolis. She enjoys spending time with her sisters and her friends.

 

Jessica
Jessica is a 2003 graduate from the University of Minnesota Dental Hygiene program. She has been enjoying her job at Heritage Dental for over 10 years. She is married and has four children. Outside of the office she enjoys going on vacations with her family and doing projects around her house.

 

Michelle
Michelle graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. The following year she started working at Heritage Dental Centers. In her spare time she enjoys being with her husband and two young children, traveling, spending time at the lake and a variety of outdoor activities.

 

Nicole
Nicole has been a member of the Heritage Dental team since 2004. She joined after getting her BS degree in dental hygiene from the University of Minnesota, class of 2004. Nicole and her husband enjoy skiing, boating, traveling, and being up north at the cabin in Hayward, WI. She loves being a mom to her two young children.

 

Christine
Christine is a 1987 graduate of the University of Minnesota Dental Hygiene program. With HDC since 2010, she enjoys working at both the New Hope and Brooklyn Park clinics. An Iron Range native, Christine enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, downhill skiing, reading, and visiting the city lakes.

 

Kristy
Kristy graduated from Herzing University in 2011 with an Associate degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined Heritage Dental Centers in 2014. In addition to making patients feel comfortable and providing quality care, Kristy enjoys volunteering outside of the practice to various dental organizations around the Twin Cities. She currently resides in Maple Grove and enjoys spending her free time with her family and cats, as well as traveling, reading, and going to the lake.

 

Assistants

LaDonna
LaDonna has been Dr. Anderson’s assistant since 2006. She graduated from MSB technical college in 2000, and worked at various clinics until finding her home with Heritage Dental. LaDonna is the Brooklyn Park OSHA compliance coordinator and radiation safety liason. LaDonna “loves it here!”

 

Linda
Linda is a veteran Dental Assistant, with over 25 years of experience. She graduated from Lakeland Academy (now Herzing University) in 1987, and joined our team in late 2013. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family.

 

Karla
Karla started with Heritage Dental Centers in 1991 and spent 16 years as Dr. Pihlstrom's assistant. She returned in 2016 and is currently Dr. Peterson's assistant. She is very happy to be back as a part of the Heritage Dental team.

Karla is married and has 3 children. Outside of the office she enjoys volunteering at Faith's Lodge, traveling, gardening, sports and spending time with her family.

 

Chong
Chong has been a Dental Assistant for over ten years and have recently teamed with Heritage Dental Center in 2016. You will most likely catch her working side by side with Dr. Lee as her Dental Assistant. Her daily goal is to make sure her patients are comfortable, educated in the dental procedures, and that they walk out satisfied.

In her free time, Chong enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and kids.