Brooke, Licensed Dental Assistant
Brooke is Dr. Lira's lead assistant and basically runs the back office. She joined our team in 2013 and has been very versatile working with Dr. Lira and as a valuable member in the front office. She has also has taken the reigns in implementing Sleep Dentistry in our office. She trained in Raleigh, NC with Dr. Lira and Sandi with the 3D-Dentists organization. Her high energy, creativity and sense of humor only add to the positivity she brings to the office every day.
Brooke grew up in Glencoe, MN with her two brothers, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 30 (yes, 30!) ducks and geese. She was very active in high school playing volleyball and basketball and as part of the Danceline and Cheerleading teams. She graduated from South Central College in Mankato. She loves spending time with family and friends and going to Vikings and Wild games. She always looks forward to the summer and spending time on the lake
Jenna, Registered Dental Hygienist
We were very happy that Jenna joined our team in the summer of 2008. She is a very thorough, but gentle dental hygienist and does a wonderful job keeping her patients comfortable. She is a graduate of Maple Grove High School. and attended the Lake Superior College in Duluth before receiving her Dental Hygiene degree from Argosy University. Jenna is a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association.
Jenna and her husband, Jonathon have a little boy, Jackson, and two little girls Jaidyn and Jocelyn. In her free time Jenna enjoys running, going to her family cabin, playing soccer, boating on Lake Minnetonka, Snow Boarding, and riding motorcycles.
Megan, Registered Dental Hygienist
We are also very happy to have Megan join our team in the summer of 2008. Again, like Jenna, she is a very thorough hygienist with a soft touch and has a wonderful, comforting personality. Megan is originally from Madison, WI (yes, she is a Packer Fan!), and moved to the Twin Cities where she attended the University of Minnesota and received her degree in Dental Hygiene. In May of 2007, Megan was awarded the Naomi Rhode Dental Hygienist Patient Relationship Award. This award was given in recognition of a graduating student who exhibited exceptional interpersonal skills with patients. Megan also was a member of the University of Minnesota Cheerleading Team where she cheered for the U of M athletics. Megan's professional affiliations include the American Dental Hygiene Association and the American Dental Education Association.
Megan and her husband, Mike, have have two little ones Mason and Monroe (Roe). Her interests outside the office include home decoration, spending time with her friends and family, and taking her French Bulldog/Pug mix puppy (Olive) to the dog park.
Sandi, Scheduling Manager & Insurance/Financial Coordinator
Sandi was Dr. Lira's scheduling manager when he first started practicing in 1999. She has brought her experience and knowledge to Cities Dental and works with patients with scheduling and to coordinate insurance benefits and finances. Not only does she keep our front office going, she is also a Licensed Dental Assistant (Minnesota State Mankato graduate) so she has a deep understanding of treatment plans and patient needs.
Sandi is originally from Glencoe, MN, spent a long time living in Arlington, MN and now lives in Buffalo, MN. She graduated from Glencoe Senior High where she was active in sports and cheerleading. Sandi has a degree as a Medical Office Assistant & Medical Secretary from Willmar Vocational School. She has 3 children, Justin, Jaime and Janessa. Her daughter, Janessa, is a Dental Hygienist and has filled in at our office in the past. Sandi loves spending time with her two young granddaughters and with her dog, Rydell. She is our resident Kingpin/Queenpin as she loves to bowl and can score higher than the rest of us combined. Going to the local race track where she plays the role of videographer at times is another hobby she enjoys. She is an avid NASCAR/Dale Jr. Fan and NHRA/John Force fan.
Kailey, Registered Dental Hygienist
Kailey is a graduate from Zimmerman High School and received her Dental Hygiene degree from St. Cloud Technical and Community College. Although she is a new face to our team, she is not a new face to our practice. We first met Kailey while she was in high school when she became a patient at Cities Dental Group. We were so honored to have her join our team after graduating from Hygiene School. She has quickly become a very versatile team member as she not only is an incredible hygienist with an amazing chair side manner, but she also helps Brooke out in assisting Dr. Lira when needed.
In the summer, Kailey enjoys relaxing at the cabin, fishing, kayaking, and going for long walks with her dog, Harlow. Kailey's winter hobbies include, snowmobiling with family, down hill skiing, and curling up on the couch with a good book. Kailey is currently very busy planning her wedding for June 2018.