Susan joined our clinic in 2018, and brings with her extensive experience in management of medical and dental practices. She enjoys the variety of responsibilities that comprise her days, but the greatest satisfaction is seeing patients begin to smile, and ultimately make positive changes in their lives because of the amazing dental work they receive. Susan lives in Plymouth with her husband and two dogs. She has two adult children who are married, and is “Nana” to two grandchildren (with one more on the way!). In 2015, she earned her 1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and is also an avid scrapbooker. Her favorite place to travel is Mexico!
PATIENT CARE COORDINATORS
Jodi joined Gendler Dental Center as Patient Care Coordinator in 2006. Prior to taking on her current position, Jodi was already quite familiar with the workings of a dental office – she graduated from the Minnesota Institute of Medical and Dental Careers, and has worked as a Registered Dental Assistant for 13 years before moving into business administration. Jodi loves seeing how transforming someone’s smile changes their whole outlook, and our patients are very appreciative of her vast knowledge of dental procedures. In her spare time, Jodi enjoys painting, traveling, and spending time with family. Jodi and her husband have two daughters and one granddaughter.
Before becoming a Patient Care Coordinator at Gendler Dental Center, Bela was a loyal patient of our office for 7 years. Bela has a degree in economics and statistics, but her focus is on helping patients with understanding proposed treatments plans, financial arrangements and their insurance benefits. What Bela likes most about her job is working with people and seeing them walk out with a smile. Bela’s role is vital to everyday operations of our office because of her main responsibility to oversee doctors’ schedule and ensure a tranquil and productive environment. Outside of work, Bela enjoys traveling, spending time with her friends and family but most of all with her two nephews. She is also an avid fan of Minnesota Wilds and attends their games regularly.
Yuliya is a 2002 graduate of Dakota County Technical College Dental Assisting Program, and has been with Gendler Dental Center since 2001. Yuliya is a Lead Dental Assistant and her knowledge of dentistry is impeccable. She truly enjoys the time she gets to spend working with patients, and they love her gentle touch. In her free time Yuliya likes to exercise, dance and travel. Most rewarding time for Yuliya is when she is with her husband and two boys.
Alyssa joined our team in January 2014. She is a 2013 graduate of Herzing University Dental Assisting program. Alyssa’s friendly smile and kind demeanor bring comfort to the patients she cares for. Alyssa likes to spend her free time doing yoga and working out.
Ella is a 1997 graduate of North Hennepin Technical College Dental Assisting Program. She has been with Gendler Dental Center since 2015. Ella enjoys working with her patients and her patients love her delightful caring demeanor. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, reading books and going on road trips with her husband and children.
Natalia joined our team in 2012. She graduated from North Hennepin Technical college in 2011. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading books, baking and being a mom to her three beautiful children. Natalia is wonderful with our patients and is a great asset to our practice.
Becky was born in South Korea, and was adopted at 4 months of age. She grew up in White Bear Lake and went to school to become a Medical Assistant. In the summer of 2018, she joined our team as a Dental Assistant. Becky manages the sterilization area, as well as working at the front desk. She plans to work towards becoming licensed as a Dental Assistant. Becky enjoys being outdoors during the summer, and she can be found playing softball, fishing and hunting. She’s a die-hard Minnesota Wild Fan. Her greatest enjoyment is spending time with her family, including her two sons and daughter.
Tracy enjoys spending her days working as part of the Gendler Dental Center team. She appreciates the wonderful patients; each with unique needs and concerns that are addressed on an individual level. She finds it very rewarding to improve a person’s dental health and give them a confident smile, and loves being part of a team that makes this happen. Tracy is a native and current resident of Minnetonka. She loves spending time with both her immediate and extended family. She and her husband have two children. Tracy received her Dental Assistant License in 2003, and followed that with many continuing dental education certifications including Nitrous Oxide (2009) and Restorative Expanded Functions (2011). In addition to her assistant duties she serves as our OSHA, Radiation Safety Officer and Infection Control Officer. Tracy looks forward to meeting you and helping you gain the oral health and smile you deserve.
Irina was born in Russia. She has 3 sisters and 2 brothers. At the age of 16 she moved to USA with her parents and siblings.
Irina became a Licensed Dental Assistant in 2014 and joined our team in 2015. Irina enjoys working with patients. Her warmth, kindness and caring disposition helps patients feel comfortable during their visit. In her free time she loves to travel with her husband and 2 sons. She also likes to read books.
Marina has been with Gendler Dental Center since year 2000 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Her dental education began with graduating with a dental degree from a Dental School in Minsk, Belarus. In 2000 Marina graduated University of Minnesota Dental Hygiene program with Bachelor’s of Science Degree. What sets Marina apart from others is her total dedication to her patients and profession of dentistry. Her favorite part of being a hygienist is interacting with patients and ability to help patients to keep their smiles healthy. Our patients love her gentle hand and friendly personality. Marina enjoys traveling, swimming, dancing and spending time with her husband and son.
Tanya joined our practice in 2003 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. After graduating from Dental School in Russia she practiced as a dentist for 7 years in Saint Petersburg before moving to the United States. Tanya is a 1999 graduate of Century College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She has also received a degree in Practical Nursing from Minneapolis Technical College. We are lucky to have a team member with such extensive clinical knowledge and experience. She does an excellent job of teaching and communicating with patients about the importance of oral health and maintenance. Tanya has many hobbies which include biking, exercising, dancing and cooking healthy meals.
Nadya began her career as a Dental Hygienist in 2002. She joined Gendler Dental Center in 2017 and is very delighted to be part of such a dynamic hygiene department and dental team. Nadya strives to make her patients feel welcome, comfortable and well-educated about dental health. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, working out and cooking.