Meet The Team
Reception Team Leader
Yesenia has 15 years of experience in the dental field. In her free time she enjoys traveling, book club and spending time with friends and family.
Blanca is a Registered Dental Assistant. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband Herberto, son Benjamin and daughter Liliana. Blanca also enjoys visiting her parents and is an active member of her church.
Katie is a Registered Dental Assistant. She is a Sioux City native and a Heelan graduate. Katie has been in the dental field since 2007. In her free time she enjoys crafting, cooking and spending time with her husband and 3 girls.
Kari is our Office Manager. She has recently rejoined our practice and has been in the dental field for 23 years. Kari and her husband Cory have 3 children Meah, Micah and Maddox. In her free time, she enjoys reading, walking, and spending time with her family.
Karleen has been with the North Sioux Dental Clinic since 2007.
Katie is a Registered Dental Hygienist and a 2005 graduate of the University of South Dakota. Katie enjoys spending time with her 3 wonderful children Owen, Jack and Olivia and her husband, Paddy. Katie is a native of Elk Point and Jefferson. Katie enjoys gardening, crafting, tacos, and coffee.
Lori is a Registered Dental Hygienist and a 2007 graduate of The University of South Dakota. Lori has raised a daughter, Kelsey. She has two pups, Addie and Toby, that she adores. She loves camping in the summer with her entire family. Lori also enjoys the outdoors, doing yardwork, hiking, biking, kayaking and working out.
Mallory has been a team member since 2013. She completed her certifications in 2007. She had a great experience working in a dental clinic in Haiti with Dr. Cork. If Mallory is not in the office, she is often found at the Dunes Surgical Hospital helping with hospital dentistry or doing out reach in the community.
Sarah is a Registered Dental Hygienist and a 2008 graduate from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has recently moved to the area with her husband and two daughters. Sarah enjoys traveling either by plane or road trips with many adventure filled stops along the way.
Shari has been a Dental Hygienist for 37 years and has enjoyed this exciting career path. She attended the University of South Dakota and received her Dental Hygiene Degree in 1983 and a Hospital Administration Degree in 1985. She and her husband Johnny have 3 wonderful young men who are all in college. They are proud owners of a Morkie dog named Delano Franklin.
Business Team Leader
Sue is a receptionist and insurance specialist. She has been working at the North Sioux Dental Clinic since 1998. Sue loves gardening, camping with her family, and spending time with her grandchildren. She has three children: Holly, Morgan, and Jacob.
Fernanda has recently graduated from Western Iowa Tech with her Dental Assisting Degree. She joined NSDC in May 2023. In her free time is loves spending time with her daughter Camila, baking and anything with coffee in it.
Joan has been practicing dental hygiene since 1982 after graduating from the University of South Dakota dental hygiene program.
Joan and her husband raised three sons on a farm outside of Kingsley, where she resides to this day. Her husband, Kelly, is a station manager for FedEx Ground and is in partnership with two of their three sons in a cattle operation.
In Joan’s free time she enjoys swimming, traveling and spoiling her granddaughters. Her greatest professional joy is her patient retention and watching patient’s families grow. After 27 years at the Dentist Depot, she looks forward to practicing at NSDC and meeting new patients.