Meet Our Team

What distinguishes one dental practice from another, is it’s team. The Lakeside Dental team has over 80 years of combined experience in the dental field and it’s experience you can trust. Because we are experts in our field, we have time to focus on your needs and listen to your concerns. Our team does not just clean teeth; we serve as advisors, counselors, and friends to everyone who comes through our door.

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Bridget

Bridget, DA

Dental Assistant

Bridget became a Dental Assistant in 2001. She joined the team at Lakeside Dental in 2007. Bridget became a Dental Assistant because she likes to work with people and enjoys increasing her patients’ self-esteem by improving their smiles. Bridget likes working with Dr. Hansen because he is honest and genuine.

Bridget’s community outreach work includes Halloween Candy Buy Back and Give Kids a Smile.

Bridget resides in Duluth with her daughter. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling, gardening, reading, decorating, turkey hunting, fishing , running, and spending time with friends and family.

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Kayla

Office Coordinator

Kayla graduated from the University of Wisconsin Superior with a degree in business administration. She joined the team at Lakeside Dental in January of 2015. She likes working at Lakeside Dental because Dr. Hansen and the rest of the staff truly care about their patients and the work they are doing. They love what they do and it really shows.

Kayla resides in Superior, WI. Away from the office, she enjoys the outdoors whether she is playing softball, on a lake, or in the woods. She also enjoys cooking, reading, photography, and upcycling furniture.

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Tarja

Tarja, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Tarja graduated from Lake Superior College with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 2011 and started working at Lakeside Dental in 2012. Tarja chose to become a Dental Hygienist because she enjoys helping people. She enjoys working with Dr. Hansen because he is such a great Dentist and Lakeside Dental provides a fun, friendly atmosphere.

Tarja enjoys volunteering with Give Kids a Smile and looks forward to participating in more outreach work throughout her career as a Dental Hygienist.

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Vicki

Vicki, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Vicki graduated from the University of Minnesota- Duluth with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 1986. She joined the team at Lakeside Dental in 2012. Vicki loves the energy at Lakeside Dental and enjoys working with Dr. Hansen because he is very patient oriented. He wants everyone to feel welcome and comfortable.

Vicki is a member of the ADHA and volunteers with Give Kids a Smile, Special Olympics – Special Smiles, and various church activities.

Vicki resides in Duluth, MN with her husband, 2 children, and cute dog, Chico. Outside of the office, Vicki enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, traveling, camping, skiing, walking, and Dragon Boating.

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Holly

Holly, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist/Treatment Coordinator

Holly graduated from Lake Superior College with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 1999. She has been a Dental Hygienist at Lakeside Dental since 2001. Dentistry is in Holly’s blood, as her Mom worked at a dental office for many years and Holly’s sister is also a Dental Hygienist!

Holly enjoys working with Dr. Hansen because he is so positive and enjoys making patients feel comfortable. Holly respects Dr. Hansen’s drive to educate and encourage his patients to decide how they want to proceed with their dental treatment. Holly really enjoys working with her patients and enjoys educating them about their dental health.

Holly volunteers at the Welcome Center and Children’s Program at her church.

Holly resides in Duluth, MN with her husband, 3 children, and 2 adorable dogs. When she’s not cleaning teeth, she enjoys attending her children’s activities, scrapbooking and hanging out with her friends and family

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Kristy, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist/Dental Assistant

Kristy has worked in the dental field since 2001. In 2005 she graduated from Lake Superior College and started working as a dental hygienist and a dental assistant. She joined the Lakeside Dental staff half way through 2015 and has been doing both hygiene and assisting. Kristy loves the opportunity to do both sides because every day is something different and it allows her to see patients throughout their entire care process. She likes working with Dr. Hansen because of how much time he takes with each patient and how much he focuses on continuing education to ensure patients receive the best experience possible.

Kristy lives in Superior, WI with her husband and daughter. She enjoys her weekends at the campground surrounded by friends and family.