Jenna- Treatment Coordinator
I received my Dental Assisting License from Herzing University in 2010, which comes in hand while working the front part of the office. I am so happy to have joined the team here at Blakeslee Dental!
Outside the office I spend most of my time with my family. We have a cabin near Brainerd and I also love to go camping. I have been in dance since age 2 so that keeps me busy; along with taking my daughter to dance, gymnastics and baseball.
Selma- Patient Coordinator
After 3 years in Medical field I needed a change and I joined Dental World in 2015. I started at Blakeslee Dental as Front Desk/Patient Coordinator in 2018. I enjoy my position very much as i get to interact with patients most of my day.
On my days off I enjoy spending time with my family. Summer is our favorites time of the year as we all love swimming, camping and hiking. I am Animal lover and my 2 cats and a puppy are part of my family.
Kaylen- Recall Coordinator
I have been in the dental field for 3 years, I joined the Blakeslee Dental team in early 2019 and it has been the best decision ever!
Outside of the office I spend my time with my husband, our daughter, and our puppy. During the summer we enjoy going up to the cabin, spending time out on the boat and around the fire. During the winter we enjoy watching the Minnesota Wild.
Sheryl – Dental Hygienist
I have been a dental hygienist since 1989, graduated from University of Minnesota Duluth. I have enjoyed working with the staff at Blakeslee Dental since 1998. While making each patients experience unique to their needs, I find it rewarding to help them achieve a higher level of health.
I balance my work schedule by spending time with my husband, our two daughters, and our dog.
Heather – Dental Hygienist
I have been in the dental profession for 20 years. I began my career in 1997 as a dental assistant. I returned to college in 2000 to pursue my degree in dental hygiene from Century College. I have been working with Dr. Blakeslee since 2005. I truly enjoy working all aspects of the dental office. I enjoy getting to know my patients and their families.
My husband and I like to travel with our boys. We have two young boys and a Shih Tzu named Lexi.
Bobbi – Dental Hygienist
I graduated from the University of North Dakota (go Sioux) in 1992 with a degree in political science, spanish and psychology. My intention at that time was to go onto dental school. After deciding instead to pursue a career in dental hygiene, I enrolled at Normandale Community College. I have been a registered dental hygienist since 1996 and have been with Blakeslee Dental for the past 9 years. I wish I would have found them earlier!!
I love working with Dr. Blakeslee and all the girls; they truly are fun to be around. The best thing is that we ALL enjoy our jobs and want to improve the health of our patients.
I have 3 children who keep me busy with hockey, fast pitch, lacrosse and yes, more hockey. I also have a 4th child - Charli - our golden retriever who loves 24 hour attention.
Kelly – Dental Hygienist
I graduated from UMD in 1987 and have worked as a dental hygienist ever since. I worked with Dr. Blakeslee and his awesome staff from 2001-2005 and have recently returned. I can honestly say I missed my co-workers, and all our awesome patients. I LOVE to hear my patients “stories” and help them achieve optimal oral health.
My husband and I enjoy all our free time in northern Wisconsin ( I am a Packers fan) at our land, where we camp, fish, hunt, ride our side by side, float the river, relax around the fire and make memories with our family and friends. It truly is Gods country! I have two grown children, a lab and a granddog.
Claire – Dental Hygienist
Choosing to become a dental hygienist is one of the best decisions I've ever made. It truly has been the most rewarding career. I graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1980 and for the past 35 years have had the pleasure of working for Dr. Barr. As a hygienist, I am concerned about my patients needs and enjoy helping others develop healthy dental habits.
My husband and I have two wonderful children and have been blessed with six amazing grandchildren (including triplets). We LOVE spending time with them! I also enjoy reading a wide variety of books and volunteering in my Church's library. In my spare time, you will find me in my flower garden surrounded by weeds.
Carolyn – Dental Assistant
I have been a dental assistant since 1995, and have had the pleasure of working for Dr. Blakeslee since 1999. I find it very rewarding getting to know every patient. I LOVE making their dental experience great by helping them understand their treatment and of course, making their teeth look and feel great!!
My husband and I have a cabin in Northern Ontario and enjoy fishing and four wheeling. I have one daughter and two dogs.
I can honestly say I made the right decision becoming a dental assistant. I Love my job!!
Jody – Dental Assistant
Dentistry is a second career for me. I worked in corporate international transportation for 18 years and after a plant closing it was time for a change. I needed something more personal that helped other people and dentistry was my choice. Not long after graduating from Century College I started at Blakeslee Dental. I couldn’t have found a better place to work, Dr Blakeslee is a pleasure to work for and my coworkers are both professional and fun.
When I am not at work I love to spend time with my daughters and 8 grand kids. My naughty dogs pretty much run my house and I get to live there and serve them. I have a 100 year old (money pit) house up north that I work on whenever possible (and I have money to drop in to it.)
Cassie- Dental Assistant
After many years in management, I decided to make a career change. When my son left for college I went back to school to complete the dental assisting program. After graduating, I worked in oral surgery for 2 years before coming to Blakeslee Dental.
I live “way up north” (in the woods) and I absolutely love the beauty of “lake style” living.
Rachel- Dental Hygienist
I've been in the dental field for 22 years, I worked as a dental assistant for the first 3 years and decided to return to Argosy University to obtain my Dental Hygiene degree! I'm glad i found Blakeslee Dental. The Dr.'s and staff are a great group of people to work with! I love meeting and getting to know the patients while striving to make their experience comfortable and fun!
My husband Derrick and I have 2 children Owen (4) and Morgan (9). Outside of work i like to read, scrapbook, cook, and most of all i like to spend time with family at our camper tubing down the river and relaxing by the fire.
Carla- Dental Assistant
I became a Dental Assistant over 30 years ago, and have joined the team here at Blakeslee Dental. Throughout my career it has been very rewarding for me to help patients feel comfortable and confident during their dental visits.
I am married with 3 adult children, a dog, and a grand-dog! We enjoy our summer weekends being up at the lake, and we keep busy in the winter months with home projects.