Dental Hygienists: Your Prevention Ally in Oral Health
Dentistry for the Entire Family‘s dental hygienists are your ally in the prevention and treatment of oral diseases such as dental caries (cavities), periodontal (gum) disease, and oral cancer.
In office preventive services combined with good oral hygiene between dental visits help to boost your overall health by reducing inflammation in your body which research has shown to reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke.
Our dental hygienists are available Monday-Friday and offer a wide variety of appointment times to fit your busy schedule: early, over the lunch hour, and Wednesday evenings.
Read our reviews from existing patients. You’ll see that no matter how long its been since your last dental visit, we promise:
No Lectures, No Scolding, No Judgments
Call (763) 586-9988 to schedule an appointment or click to request an appointment online today.
Joined Dentistry for the Entire Family in 1988
What do I love most about working at Dentistry for the Entire Family? “I love the fact that I’ve been able to work for Dr. Cretzmeyer for 29 years and watch many of my once young patients mature into adults with families of their own”.
Kathy has an AS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Minnesota. She holds advanced certifications to administer local anesthesia and is CPR certified.
Kathy lives in White Bear Lake with her husband and three nearly grown children. Kathy hails from Wisconsin and is a loyal “cheese head” of the Green Bay Packers. She loves to stay active and watch reality TV shows.
Joined Dentistry for the Entire Family in 1988
What do I love most about working at Dentistry for the Entire Family?
“More than ever, I enjoy taking the time necessary to help patients understand their available treatment options so they can make informed decisions regarding treatment—all while trying to keep within their budget”.
Patients love Sue, many have seen Sue for many years.
- “I’ve been seeing Sue since I was a kid. She’s always willing to listen to my concerns and make sure I walk away each time with a fresh smile”!
- “I’m always treated with respect, kindness, and compassion. Sue and everyone always go above and beyond to make sure I’m comfortable”.
- “Sue was amazing with my nervous and wiggly 3 year-old toddler. My son now tells everyone he has 20 teeth and that going to the dentist is fun”!
Sue has an AS in Dental Hygiene and an AS degree in Open Studies, both from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Sue also has advanced certifications to administer local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and is certified in CPR.
Sue is an active volunteer. She is our creative behind our in-office activities during National Dental Hygiene Month as well as presents in local school classrooms to teach kids about the importance of taking care of one’s teeth. Sue also volunteers in her local community: Sharing and Caring Hands, Holy Name Church Associations, and is a current board member for Orono baseball. Former affiliations include her school PTA and a Orono Football board member.
Sue lives in Medina with her husband of 34 years. Together they have three children. Oldest two girls are married. One lives in LA and the other here in MN. Her son will attend St John’s University in the fall of 2019. In her spare time, Sue enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
5 Fun Q & A’s about Sue
Q. What is one important skill that you think everyone should have?
A. Excellent customer service
Q. If you could tour with any band, which band would you choose?
A. Elton John
Q. Would you rather spend a year living in space or in a submarine?
Q. What’s one of your most favorite books you’ve read?
A. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Q. Do you think you could live without your smartphone for 24 hours?
Joined Dentistry for the Entire Family in 1998
Why did I become a dental hygienist? “To use my knowledge, experience, and expertise to provide a service that benefits our global society”.
Mary is a lifelong learner and has earned multiple degrees: AS in Dental Hygiene (St. Cloud Technical College), BS in Community Psychology (St. Cloud State University), Dental Assistant Certificate (Central Lakes College), and in 2018 will graduate from the University of Minnesota with a MS degree in Dental Hygiene.
In addition to her position at Dentistry for the Entire Family, Mary is an adjunct dental faculty teacher at Herzing University and provides dental care for US soldiers returning home from active duty. Mary is a member of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and is a dental US volunteer with Medical Teams International and Global Dental Relief. Mary has traveled to India, Africa, Romania, Mexico, and Moldova. Both organizations provide medical and dental care to impoverished children worldwide.
Mary has three grown children and in her spare time enjoys spending time outdoors: running, camping, fishing, and snowmobiling.
Joined Dentistry for the Entire Family in 1999
What do I love most about working at Dentistry for the Entire Family? “Working with patients”. Patients often compliment and tell me that I’m knowledgeable and efficient with a caring, gentle approach to patient care“.
Lisa has an AS degree from Herzing University and Dental Assistant Certificate from Lakeland Dental Academy. In addition to her position at Dentistry for the Entire Family, Lisa is an adjunct dental faculty teacher at Herzing University and is a member of the Herzing University Advisory Board Committee and participates yearly in Give Kids A Smile Day and Special Olympic Special Smiles Dental Screenings.
Lisa holds advanced certifications to administer nitrous oxide, local anesthesia, restorative functions, and is certified in CPR.
Lisa has two adult children and is a volunteer of MN Hooved Animal Rescue. In her free time, Lisa enjoys riding horses, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Joined Dentistry for the Entire Family in 2014
What do you love most about being a hygienist? “I enjoy the relationships I have with my patients; most become my friends whether they like it or not:)”.
Emily graduated Magna Cum Laude from Minnesota State University, Mankato where she earned a BS in Dental Hygiene and has advanced certifications to administer local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, restorative functions, and is certified in CPR.
Emily participates yearly in Give Kids A Smile Day and Mission of Mercy events. Both organizations provide free dental care to adults and children in need.
Emily lives in NE Minneapolis, loves sports, fitness, and margaritas:)
5 fun Q & A’s about Emily
Q. If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get?
A. Candy (double-verified for accuracy)
Q. There are now 25 hours in a day! How would you spend your extra hour?
Q. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A. An electrician
Q. If all the superheros went to battle against each other, who would win?
A. Wonder Woman, of course:)
Q. If you could learn any skill, what would it be?
A. Handstand pushups
What do patients say after an appointment with Emily?
- “I’ve never had so much fun (nor knew it was possible) having my teeth cleaned”!
- “I’ve never laughed that hard while at the dentist, Emily is awesome”!
- “Emily is professional, funny, and VERY GENTLE”!
Joined Dentistry for the Entire Family in 2015
Why did I become a dental hygienist? “Being obsessed with the health and appearance of my own smile inspired me to become a dental hygienist. I love the opportunity to get to know each patient and help them to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile”.
Ashely has AS degree in Dental Hygiene and Dental Assistant from Century College and has advanced certifications to administer local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and is certified in CPR. Ashley has also completed laser bacterial decontamination training from the Academy of Laser Dentistry.
Ashley and her family live on a farm in Stacy. Ashley enjoys gardening, hunting, fishing, and playing golf.