Hello, I am Raquelle. I am the office manager as well as a dental hygienist at Dana Dental Arts. I graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene in 1999. At that time, I was inducted into the national hygiene sorority, Sigma Phi Alpha. I worked at Dana Dental Arts as an administrative assistant six years prior to receiving my hygiene degree. I previously served as president on the South Dakota Dental Hygienist’s Association Board. I am a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and SD Dental Hygienists’ Association. I love what I do! I know our patients receive the best dental treatment in a very caring environment! I married my soul mate, Eric, in 2001. We are proud parents of a daughter and son. My passions outside of work include scrapbooking, sewing, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends. The most joy I have in life is creating memories with my husband, kids, parents, siblings, nieces and nephews!
I am known by many names other than my real name. You may hear, “Hey, there’s Alec’s mom,” or “Hey, you are my dentist lady,” or “Hey, you are the lady with five boys.” Yes, I really do have five boys, and the reason I have five boys is because I don’t want six. Yes, I have been called many things, but my real name is Mandie. After graduation from hygiene school, I was eager to find a position at a top-notch dental practice. After I interviewed with Dana Dental Arts and was offered a position, I called my husband, Troy. He wasn’t sure what to do since he hadn’t been to the Black Hills since he was little. He wanted to see it again before we made a family decision. I told him how beautiful it was here and how much I wanted the job but it just wasn’t enough for him. As difficult of a decision as it was for our family, all it took was for me to tell him there were almost no mosquitoes. His reply was “Hurry up and take the job.” I started in June of 2002 and truly enjoy all of the people I have come to know in the years that I have worked at DDA. My boys are Zachary, Walker, Dawson, Alec, and Joshua. Troy is the assistant store manager at AT&T.
Hi, I’m Tessa. I moved to Rapid City In January 2014 and have been a dental hygienist at Dana Dental Arts since then. I work both in the Rapid City and Spearfish offices. I was born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD. I graduated from the University of South Dakota Dental Hygiene Program in May 2013 and made the Black Hills my home a short time after that. I love my new home and I love the people I work with and the patients I serve. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time outdoors doing the many outdoor activities the Hills has to offer. I also enjoy spending time with my family, friends and husband, Grant.
Hey, my name is Jessica. I graduated from Sheridan College with my dental hygiene degree in 2000, and shortly thereafter began my career in dentistry. I went on to receive my bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming, and I pride myself on the many hours of continuing education courses I have completed. I love to learn new things and keep on top of the latest research and technology to best serve my patients! After 17 years of dental hygiene and farming/ranching in North Dakota, my family had the opportunity to relocate to the beautiful Black Hills. I consider myself very lucky and thankful to have found the dental home with Dana Dental Arts, and I look forward to serving you for many years to come. My husband, Del, and I have three amazing kids–Kaylee, Drace, and AnnaDel. We love the
outdoors and any type of sporting activity. In my spare time, when I’m not running after kids or attending one of their many extra-curricular activities, I enjoy being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, gardening/yard work, riding horses, exercising, and crafting. I also work with an international exchange program, placing students, and enjoy being an advocate for exchange students and their host families.
Hello, my name is Lexi. I graduated from NDSCS in Wahpeton, ND in 2009 with a certificate in dental assisting. Starting my career as a dental assistant only made me realize how much I loved the world of dentistry and wanted to further my education. In May of 2017 I graduated from NDSCS with a degree in dental hygiene. I have now turned my love for dentistry into a passion and look forward to meeting and serving my new patients with the best care possible. I grew up in a farm and ranch community by Rugby, ND and feel very privileged to be starting this new journey in the Black Hills. Outside of work I love to be outdoors hiking, fishing, hunting, and love playing sports. Most of all, I love making memories with my family and friends. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the team at Dana Dental Arts and am ready to be your new hygienist!
Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a graduated from North Dakota State College of Science in 2017. I am excited to serve and get to know all of my patients here at Dana Dental Arts. Broadening and expanding my dental knowledge is something I look forward to and I couldn’t be happier to be able to do that with the great team at Dana Dental Arts! I am a North Dakota native born and raised and was eager to explore and get to know a new area. What better place than the beautiful Black Hills in South Dakota? Traveling is a hobby of mine and I am always itching for a new adventure! So far I’v been to 15 different countries and 11 different states, with a long list to go! In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to the movies, hiking, riding bike… basically anything outdoors! I am excited to start exploring all that the Black Hills has to offer and can’t wait to meet your smiling faces!