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Pam – Office Manager

Pam has been with Woodgrove Dental since December, 1982, starting as a dental assistant before moving to the office manager position in 1984. She has enjoyed becoming friends with many patients and watching their families grow throughout the years.

Pam and her husband live in Woodbury. They enjoy traveling, gardening and family time.

Amy – Office Manager

Amy has been working in the front office of the dental field for 15 years.  She joined the Woodgrove Dental team in 2018 when she moved to the area from southern WI.  Her favorite part of dentistry is helping patients love their smiles.

Amy loves spending time with her kids, watching movies and exploring the amazing lakes and trails this area has to offer.

Sydney – Patient Coordinator

Sydney joined the Woodgrove Dental family is 2019 and enjoys getting to know all the patients and their families.  She is always available to help with a smile.

Sydney grew up in Lake Geneva, WI and moved to the area to continue schooling at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls.  Her interest lies in International Studies and Psychology.

She enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends and hanging out with her cat, Ottis.

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Diane – Patient Coordinator

Diane graduated from the University of Minnesota program in Dental Hygiene in 1973 and spent many years practicing dental hygiene around the Twin Cities. She has spent the last six years as part of the business staff at Woodgrove Dental, where she enjoys helping patients and keeping current with the dental field.

Diane spends her free time involved with her three children, six grandchildren and lots of extended family. She also enjoys spending time reading, cooking and creating lots of costumes for dance and theatre.

Nikki – Patient Coordinator

Nikki joined Woodgrove Dental in July of 2020 and is from Texas! She loves to be the first smiling face you see when you enter the office.

She enjoys spending her weekends watching sports, spending time with her family, and snuggling up with her pups!

Pamela – Patient Coordinator

Pamela graduated in 1983 as a licensed dental assistant. In 2017, she transitioned from dental assistant to patient coordinator. Pamela joined Woodgrove Dental in 2019 and enjoys all aspects of patient care.

She lives in Cottage Grove with her husband Allan and two rescue cats. Pamela spends many hours in her flower gardens and volunteers as the assistant superintendent, flower division at the Washington County Fair.

When not gardening, she spends time on the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers on her boat, the ‘Nauti Munki’.

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Kari – Patient Coordinator

Kari joined Woodgrove Dental in 2010 as a patient coordinator. Her favorite part of working at Woodgrove Dental is building relationships with patients and coworkers as well as the relationships with the doctors.

Kari lives in Cottage Grove with her husband and two girls. Outside of work, Kari enjoys spending time up north and being with friends and family.

Ingrid – Dental Assistant

My name is Ingrid and I have been a Dental Assistant for 34 years and joined Woodgrove Dental one year ago. I have two wonderful grown daughters and a little Chihuahua that are my world.  I love working here with good people and helping patients receive their dental care.

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April – Dental Assistant

April has been a Licensed Dental Assistant for 20 years and has worked at Woodgrove Dental for the past nine years.

She is married and has a daughter who attends college in Colorado.

April enjoys going on hikes with her dog, Piglet, cooking and travel.

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Sara – Dental Assistant

Sara joined the Woodgrove Dental team in 2008 and loves every aspect of assisting Dr. Raitor. Her ultimate favorite part is watching kids grow, going through stages of treatment and overall results.

Sara lives in the east metro with her husband and two children.

Outside work Sara enjoys going to the lake, spending time with family and making memories.

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Sue – Dental Assistant

Sue has been in the dental field for 41 years and at Woodgrove Dental for 25 years. She really enjoys interacting with all of our patients.

Sue has lived in Cottage Grove for 42 years.

Sue loves spending time with family, friends and travelling.

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Jean – Dental Hygienist

Jean has been with the Woodgrove Dental team since 1994 after graduating from Normandale College.

She grew up and lives in Cottage Grove with her husband, two teenage daughters, two dogs and a cat.

Her favorite part of working at the practice has been all of the relationships she has built with patients and coworkers throughout the years.

In her spare time Jean enjoys volunteering, reading and spending time with her family.

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Kristin – Dental Hygienist

Kristin has 25 years experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She says it has been a privilege treating the patients of Woodgrove Dental for 15 of those years.

A true Iron ranger at heart, Kristin lives in Cottage Grove with her husband and daughter now.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, shopping and happy hour.

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Sheila – Dental Hygienist

Sheila is a University of Minnesota graduate and has been with our team since 1998. Her favorite part of working at Woodgrove Dental is getting to know patients and their families. One of her top priorities is educating patients to help them reach their dental goals.

Sheila has lived in Woodbury for over 20 years with her husband, two daughters and two dogs.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, volunteering at church and cheering on her two favorite teams. Go Vikings and Twins!

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Sonali

My name is Sonali and I’m a Dental Hygienist. I graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2002, where I received my Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. I joined Woodgrove Dental in 2015 and am proud to be a part of a friendly and patient oriented team. I enjoy constantly learning what’s new in dental hygiene and prevention. I believe in empowering my patients with knowledge to care for their oral health and general well being.

I live locally with my fantastic husband Nirav and my amazing kids Ishana and Armaan. In my free time I like to volunteer at schools or non profit organizations, travel, and cook.

Annie – Dental Hygienist

Welcome back Annie – one of our newest team members!  Graduating in 2007 from Argosy University, Annie is still excited to share her wealth of dental knowledge with her patients everyday. She always says every hour of the day is a new adventure.

When Annie isn’t busy cleaning teeth, she enjoys spending time at the gym, planting flowers on her patio, and walking her two dogs.