Meet the Staff Working Alongside Your Eagan, Twin Cities, and St. Paul Dentists

Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is here to make your visit a great experience.


The first thing you'll notice when you walk into Northwood Dental is the incredibly friendly and inviting Northwood atmosphere. Members of our team have been hand-picked to provide you the best possible experience during your visit to our office. Learn more about the team that works side-by-side with our Twin Cities, Eagan, and St. Paul dentists here at Northwood Dental.

Jessica, Patient Accounting
Jessica has worked in the dental field since 2005 and became a team member of our office in 2019. Jessica has a passion for helping patients understand their treatment, insurance benefits. It is her goal to make you feel welcome and comfortable getting the treatment that you desire and need. Aside from her three wonderful boys, she has one rescue dog, two cats, two rabbits and lots of aquatic animals.
Amber, Patient Relations
Kelly, Dental Assisant
Kelly completed her dental assisting program at Dakota County Vocational College and came directly from there to work with our practice. She loves to bake with her daughters and take day trips to fun Minnesota destinations. She loves the personable and down to earth staff here at Northwood Dental and is excited to be assisting with Dr Thomas. Kelly became a team member in 2015.
Ashley, Dental Assistant
Ashley got her dental assisting degree from Century College in 2009 and became a team member in 2019. She primarily assists Dr Taple with his patients. Ashley loves the cabin feel of our office coupled with our technology of same day crowns and other procedures such as Invisalign. She really enjoys getting to know each patient and helping them with any of their dental concerns. Outside of the office Ashley loves being outside, reading, being crafty and watching her boys play sports.
Amy, Dental Assistant
Ara, Dental Hygienist
Ara has been providing excellent care to patients for over fifteen years. She started her dental career in Mexico and then went on to get her dental hygiene degree from Mankato State University. She has a passion for providing the finest and most up-to-date therapy that dentistry has to offer. Ara enjoys the outdoors, weightlifting, and spending time with her family. As Spanish is her first language, she is always excited to find Spanish speaking patients. Ara became a team member in 2014.
Dena, Dental Hygienist
Dena obtained her bachelors degree in hygiene from the University of South Dakota. She enjoys the ability to build long term relationships with her patients here at Northwood Dental, helping them to achieve lifelong oral health. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, yoga and taking walks around our many lakes. Dena has been a team member since 2017.
Amy, Dental Hygienist
Stef, Dental Hygienist
Stef got her hygiene degree from North Dakota State College of Science. She loves helping her patients understand the importance of oral health, giving them a healthy and confident smile. Being from a small town she loves the sense of community our practice has. In her spare time she enjoys playing guitar. Stef has been a member of our team since 2019.
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