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Meet the Team

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Mindy

Front Desk

Mindy is a receptionist at Northwoods Dentistry. She has been working for Northwoods since 2012, making sure their patients are comfortable and well taken care of. Mindy grew up in the Kennan/Catawba area and graduated from Phillips High School. She attended UW-River Falls, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, riding on the back of a motorcycle, and spending time with family. She is always ready to help and comes to work with a smile on her face!

Amy

Front Desk

Amy is a receptionist at Northwoods Dentistry. She has been working at Northwoods since January 2018. Amy grew up in Kennan and has lived in Prentice with her husband and two sons since 1995. She enjoys the learning aspect of her job, the amount of options for dental care that Northwoods offers, her Northwoods Dentistry family, and of course the patients.

Holly

Dental Assistant

Holly has lived in Phillips most of her life and loves this city because of its small-town charm. Holly's extensive education and dental background make her a valued team member, working as a dental assistant. She has been with Northwoods Dentistry since 2004 and enjoys helping the patients achieve the perfect smile. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Lori

Dental Assistant

Lori is a dental assistant at Northwoods Dentistry. Lori has been working with Northwoods Dentistry since 2011, making sure our patients are comfortable and well taken care of. Lori grew up in Alma, WI, but has lived in Kennan since 1989. In her spare time, Lori enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family.

Lauren

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lauren is a dental hygienist at Northwoods Dentistry. She has been providing preventive dental care with Dr. Murphy since 2011. Lauren grew up in Phillips and went to North Central Technical College in Wausau where she received her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 kids, running, and enjoying the Northwoods.

Tara

Registered Dental Hygienist

Tara is a dental hygienist. She has lived in Phillips since 2006 and grew up in Rib Lake. Tara received her Associate Degree from North Central Technical College in 1998. She is very passionate about her job and the well being of her patients. Tara is married with 2 children. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, swimming, & boating. Family time at her cabin brings her a lot of joy.

Emily

Registered Dental Hygienist

Emily is a dental hygienist at Northwoods Dentistry. She has been working with Dr. Murphy since 2013. Emily grew up in Ogema and went to North Central Technical College receiving her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene, and a certificate in local anesthetic. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids in their country home outside of Ogema.

Michelle

Registered Dental Hygienist

Michelle grew up in Duluth, Minnesota. She graduated from the College of St. Scholastica with a Biology Degree and attended North Central Technical College where she earned her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. Michelle is excited to be a part of the Northwoods dental team helping to provide custom, quality, compassionate dental care to patients of all ages. Throughout her career she has completed multiple continuing education courses on a variety of topics to help ensure Northwoods patients get the best care possible. In addition to being an active member of the Phillips Lions Club, Michelle has volunteered every year, since moving to Philips in 2002, for the Price County Seal a Smile program for which she was nominated and received a Jefferson Award. In her spare time, she enjoys golfing, hiking, camping and spending time at the family cabin.

Jennifer

Practice Manager

Jennifer is the practice manager at Northwoods Dentistry. She works out of the Prentice business office, but travels to all five of Northwoods Dentistry's locations. Jenny grew up in Prentice and moved back in 2001 where she started working in the dental office that would eventually become Northwoods Dentistry. She has been working with Dr. Murphy since 2011. Jenny is passionate about continuing education, always striving for the best for herself and the team. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, music, and spending time with family, especially her husband and two children.

Marissa

Business Manager

Marissa has lived in the Northwoods of Wisconsin her whole life. She loves the charm of the small town and being close to her immediate family. Marissa is the business manager at Northwoods Dentistry and her extensive background in customer service and management makes her a valued team member. After being in human resources and staffing for several years, Marissa decided to enter the dental industry to work with Dr. Murphy and his wonderful team of people she knows and trusts from the area. She brings a wealth of interpersonal skills and professionalism along with true client compassion and will be there to help you have the best dental experience possible.

Tina

Insurance Coordinator

Tina is the insurance coordinator at Northwoods Dentistry. She works at our Phillips location, but assists our Ladysmith, Medford, Park Falls and Rice Lake locations as well. She has worked for Northwoods since 2006. Tina lives in Phillips and enjoys being a grandma. She is a positive part of our team, and her knowledge and experience help many of our patients make the best decisions.

Kelly

Office Manager

Kelly has lived in Park Falls since 1996. She moved here to raise her 3 children in a small-town environment. Kelly earned an Associates Degree in Accounting from WITI in Rice Lake. She worked for Dr. Bruce Klockow for 15 years as an office manager before Northwoods Dentistry bought his practice in 2015. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys reading, camping, crafts, and spending time with her 3 children.

Jeanine

Front Desk

Jeanine was born and raised in Butternut and has continued to work and live here in the Northwoods. She has had a variety of schooling and experience ranging from educational interpreting, middle school education and teaching, and working as a laboratory technician. Jeanine joined the Northwoods Dentistry team in 2018 and enjoys being part of a very enthusiastic, professional staff that works hard to provide the best standard of care to all dental patients.

Jeanine married her husband Bruce in 2018 and is a very proud mother of two beautiful children, Isaiah and Isabella. She most enjoys time spent with her family, working on the many home construction projects with her husband, and attending all of her ambitious and very talented children's school activities, sports games and concerts. When there is time, she enjoys hiking, biking, reading and enjoying a warm campfire on beautiful star-lit night.

Barb

Dental Assistant

Barb is a dental assistant at Northwoods Dentistry. A career path in the dental field has afforded her the opportunity to serve the people in her community and surrounding areas for over 20 years. She has a love for her profession and has a deep compassion for the patients that walk through the doors of Northwoods each day.

Whitney

Dental Assistant

Whitney is a dental assistant at the Park Falls office. She joined the team in June of 2019. Whitney was born and raised in Park Falls and currently resides in Butternut with her boyfriend Luke and their dog Gus. In her leisure time she enjoys kayaking, swimming, boating and spending time with her friends and family.

Ashley

Registered Dental Hygienist

Ashley is a dental hygienist at Northwoods Dentistry. She has been working with the team since 2015, making sure their patients are comfortable and well taken care of. Ashley grew up in Park Falls and went to University of Wisconsin Green Bay, receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She later attended Northcentral Technical College for dental hygiene. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and crafting.

Hannah

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hannah is a dental hygienist and has been working with Northwoods Dentistry since 2015. Born and raised in the Butternut/Park Falls area she is excited to provide her services to her hometown area. Hannah started off her dental career after high school working as a dental assistant for three years while pursuing her dental hygiene degree. She attended Nicolet Area Technical College and obtained her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2015. She graduated top of her class with a perfect score on her state exam and was awarded the Hu-Friedy Gold Scaler Award. In her spare time Hannah enjoys spending time with her family, hunting, fishing and camping.

Jennifer

Practice Manager

Jennifer is the practice manager at Northwoods Dentistry. She works out of the Prentice business office, but travels to all five of Northwoods Dentistry's locations. Jenny grew up in Prentice and moved back in 2001 where she started working in the dental office that would eventually become Northwoods Dentistry. She has been working with Dr. Murphy since 2011. Jenny is passionate about continuing education, always striving for the best for herself and the team. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, music, and spending time with family, especially her husband and two children.

Marissa

Business Manager

Marissa has lived in the Northwoods of Wisconsin her whole life. She loves the charm of the small town and being close to her immediate family. Marissa is the business manager at Northwoods Dentistry and her extensive background in customer service and management makes her a valued team member. After being in human resources and staffing for several years, Marissa decided to enter the dental industry to work with Dr. Murphy and his wonderful team of people she knows and trusts from the area. She brings a wealth of interpersonal skills and professionalism along with true client compassion and will be there to help you have the best dental experience possible.

Tina

Insurance Coordinator

Tina is the insurance coordinator at Northwoods Dentistry. She works at our Phillips location, but assists our Ladysmith, Medford, Park Falls and Rice Lake locations as well. She has worked for Northwoods since 2006. Tina lives in Phillips and enjoys being a grandma. She is a positive part of our team, and her knowledge and experience help many of our patients make the best decisions.

Brenda

Office Manager

Brenda joined the Northwoods Dentistry team in 2016. She is the friendly face you are greeted by at our front desk in Ladysmith. Brenda is passionate about getting to know our patients and making sure they receive quality service and positive attention from our front office. Brenda's goal is to incorporate her wealth of knowledge in customer service that she has acquired over the years, to best serve our team and our amazing patients. Her outstanding professionalism along with her heart-felt compassion will be here to help bring out your best smile! Brenda has enjoyed growing up and raising her beautiful family here in the Northwoods.

Nichole

Dental Assistant

Nichole is a dental assistant at Northwoods Dentistry. She has been working with our team since 2018 and enjoys making sure that their patients are well taken care of. Nichole grew up in Holcombe and went to Chippewa Valley Technical College to receive her dental assistant certification. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends. She is always ready to help and comes to work with a smile on her face!

Rachell

Dental Assistant

Rachell is a dental assistant at Northwoods Dentistry. She has been working for Northwoods since 2016, always making sure their patients are comfortable and well taken care of. Rachell grew up in Ladysmith and studied dental assisting through the National Dental Academy. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is always willing to help, whether it be with our team or our patients.

Meagan

Registered Dental Hygienist

Meagan began her profession in 2005 after graduating from North Central Technical College and has been a Dental Hygienist with Northwoods Dentistry since 2016. Her own love for visiting the dentist ultimately led her to choose this career path and she carries on believing that creating a positive experience for patients can make a huge impact. Meagan strives to provide gentle yet thorough cleanings and enjoys working with her patients every day.
Meagan grew up in Hawkins and now resides in Bruce with her family. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends in her spare time.

Hannah

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hannah is a dental hygienist and has been working with Northwoods Dentistry since 2015. Born and raised in the Butternut/Park Falls area she is excited to provide her services to her hometown area. Hannah started off her dental career after high school working as a dental assistant for three years while pursuing her dental hygiene degree. She attended Nicolet Area Technical College and obtained her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2015. She graduated top of her class with a perfect score on her state exam and was awarded the Hu-Friedy Gold Scaler Award. In her spare time Hannah enjoys spending time with her family, hunting, fishing and camping.

Shelly

Registered Dental Hygienist

Shelly was born and raised in Ladysmith. Prior to graduating high school, she obtained a certificate in dental assisting through the Ladysmith Health Care Academy and knew then that she wanted to further her career in the dental field. After earning her Degree in Dental Hygiene from Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, she worked for Dr. Dave Olsen for 3 years before his retirement. Shelly strives to ensure her patients are comfortable and enjoy their dental experience. She is passionate about educating and helping our patients, along with gaining great relationships with her long-time patients. Shelly has been married to John since 2015 and they have a daughter and a son. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, being outdoors, and continuing to further her education in dental hygiene.

Jennifer

Practice Manager

Jennifer is the practice manager at Northwoods Dentistry. She works out of the Prentice business office, but travels to all five of Northwoods Dentistry's locations. Jenny grew up in Prentice and moved back in 2001 where she started working in the dental office that would eventually become Northwoods Dentistry. She has been working with Dr. Murphy since 2011. Jenny is passionate about continuing education, always striving for the best for herself and the team. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, music, and spending time with family, especially her husband and two children.

Marissa

Business Manager

Marissa has lived in the Northwoods of Wisconsin her whole life. She loves the charm of the small town and being close to her immediate family. Marissa is the business manager at Northwoods Dentistry and her extensive background in customer service and management makes her a valued team member. After being in human resources and staffing for several years, Marissa decided to enter the dental industry to work with Dr. Murphy and his wonderful team of people she knows and trusts from the area. She brings a wealth of interpersonal skills and professionalism along with true client compassion and will be there to help you have the best dental experience possible.

Tina

Insurance Coordinator

Tina is the insurance coordinator at Northwoods Dentistry. She works at our Phillips location, but assists our Ladysmith, Medford, Park Falls and Rice Lake locations as well. She has worked for Northwoods since 2006. Tina lives in Phillips and enjoys being a grandma. She is a positive part of our team, and her knowledge and experience help many of our patients make the best decisions.

Sandi

Office Manager

Sandi is the office manager at Northwoods Dentistry. She was born and raised in the Medford area. After high school, Sandi attended UW Marathon. Uncertain if the dental field was the area she wanted to study, she took a job as a dental assistant. She has been in the field for over 40 years and has made it a career. Sandi's goal is to make sure our patients are treated well and happy to come back to Northwoods Dentistry. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, along with curling, shopping and cooking.

Amanda

Dental Assistant

Amanda is a dental assistant at Northwoods Dentistry. Amanda has been an assistant since 2009 and has worked for Northwoods Dentistry since 2017. She always makes sure their patients are comfortable and informed about their dental needs. Amanda grew up in Rib Lake and resides there with her husband, Brandon and son Chet. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family. Amanda enjoys cheering on her husband during baseball season and traveling with him and Chet during the summer league. Amanda loves what she does, and it shows in her interactions with patients and her ability to make them feel well taken care of.

Alaina

Dental Assistant

Alaina is a dental assistant at Northwoods Dentistry. Alaina has been an assistant since 2019. She always makes sure their patients are comfortable and informed about their dental needs. Alaina grew up in Medford and now resides in Prentice with her husband, Bill and dog Harley. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her kids and grand children. Alaina also enjoys camping and motorcycling. Alaina enjoys what she does, and it shows through her compassion with patients.

Sue

Registered Dental Hygienist

Sue is a dental hygienist at Northwoods Dentistry. She has been working at Northwoods since 2017, making sure their patients are comfortable and well taken care of. Sue grew up in Abbotsford and went to North Central Technical College receiving her associate degree in dental hygiene. In her spare time, she enjoys painting on canvas, scrapbooking, card making, baking, playing volleyball, and wool rug hooking. She is always looking for ways to help patients and the team.

Tracy

Registered Dental Hygienist

Tracy is a dental hygienist at Northwoods Dentistry. She has been working at Northwoods since 2017. Tracy is passionate about her job, making sure her patients are comfortable, informed, and well taken care of. Tracy grew up in Medford and went to Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, where she received her associate degree in dental hygiene. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, curling and watching her children play sports. She is always ready to help and comes to work with a smile!

Jennifer

Practice Manager

Jennifer is the practice manager at Northwoods Dentistry. She works out of the Prentice business office, but travels to all five of Northwoods Dentistry's locations. Jenny grew up in Prentice and moved back in 2001 where she started working in the dental office that would eventually become Northwoods Dentistry. She has been working with Dr. Murphy since 2011. Jenny is passionate about continuing education, always striving for the best for herself and the team. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, music, and spending time with family, especially her husband and two children.

Marissa

Business Manager

Marissa has lived in the Northwoods of Wisconsin her whole life. She loves the charm of the small town and being close to her immediate family. Marissa is the business manager at Northwoods Dentistry and her extensive background in customer service and management makes her a valued team member. After being in human resources and staffing for several years, Marissa decided to enter the dental industry to work with Dr. Murphy and his wonderful team of people she knows and trusts from the area. She brings a wealth of interpersonal skills and professionalism along with true client compassion and will be there to help you have the best dental experience possible.

Tina

Insurance Coordinator

Tina is the insurance coordinator at Northwoods Dentistry. She works at our Phillips location, but assists our Ladysmith, Medford, Park Falls and Rice Lake locations as well. She has worked for Northwoods since 2006. Tina lives in Phillips and enjoys being a grandma. She is a positive part of our team, and her knowledge and experience help many of our patients make the best decisions.

Renee

Front Desk/Dental Assistant

Renee joined Northwoods Dentistry in 2019. She is a Dental Assistant and Front Office Coordinator in our Rice Lake office. She worked hard and obtained her DANB Certification through WITC-Rice Lake Dental Program. She was born and raised in Cumberland, Wi. In her spare time, she enjoys the great outdoors, cross-country skiing, doing yard work, & driving her vintage Ford tractor. She’s a former home-school teacher and loves to teach and read. Renee’s demeanor is cheerful, helpful, & outgoing. Renee’s goals are to provide quality care and a positive dental experience for her patients.

Tonya

Registered Dental Hygienist

Tonya is a Registered Dental Hygienist who was born and raised near the Ladysmith area. She is a 2015 graduate from Chippewa Valley Technical College and has been practicing dental hygiene since then. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. Tonya strives to provide the highest standard of personalized care to each of her patients. She takes pride in educating her patients and making sure they have a good experience at the dental office. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband Todd, their three children, other family members, friends, camping and being outdoors. Tonya looks forward to being able to take care of your dental hygiene needs.

Jordyn

Dental Assistant

Jordyn graduated from Chippewa Valley Technical College and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2016. She has been with Northwoods Dentistry since 2018. She was raised in Bloomer, Wisconsin. Jordyn loves to spend her free time outdoors, camping, water skiing, volunteering around the community, and of course being with her family and friends. She is always willing to help, whether it is with our team or our patients.

Patti

Dental Assistant

Patti has been a Dental Assistant since 1977. She worked in three practices over that time including one in Illinois where she grew up. She has been with Northwoods Dentistry since 2018. Patti makes it a priority to make sure her patients are comfortable and well taken care of. She likes to spend her free time outdoors, reading, and spending time with her family.

Linda

Registered Dental Hygienist

Linda is a dental hygienist for Northwoods Dentistry. She received her degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Linda is passionate about her profession. She works closely with the dental team to provide caring, quality dental care to her patients. She enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, attending community events, and spending time with family.

Miranda

Dental Assistant/Front Office

Miranda joined Northwoods Dentistry in 2020. She has been a dental assistant since 2011 and loves bringing a smile to her patients' faces. While not at work, she enjoys being outside, specially on the lake in Holcombe, or riding a four-wheeler. She also likes spending time with friends, family, and her dog June.

Jennifer

Practice Manager

Jennifer is the practice manager at Northwoods Dentistry. She works out of the Prentice business office, but travels to all five of Northwoods Dentistry's locations. Jenny grew up in Prentice and moved back in 2001 where she started working in the dental office that would eventually become Northwoods Dentistry. She has been working with Dr. Murphy since 2011. Jenny is passionate about continuing education, always striving for the best for herself and the team. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, music, and spending time with family, especially her husband and two children.

Marissa

Business Manager

Marissa has lived in the Northwoods of Wisconsin her whole life. She loves the charm of the small town and being close to her immediate family. Marissa is the business manager at Northwoods Dentistry and her extensive background in customer service and management makes her a valued team member. After being in human resources and staffing for several years, Marissa decided to enter the dental industry to work with Dr. Murphy and his wonderful team of people she knows and trusts from the area. She brings a wealth of interpersonal skills and professionalism along with true client compassion and will be there to help you have the best dental experience possible.

Tina

Insurance Coordinator

Tina is the insurance coordinator at Northwoods Dentistry. She works at our Phillips location, but assists our Ladysmith, Medford, Park Falls and Rice Lake locations as well. She has worked for Northwoods since 2006. Tina lives in Phillips and enjoys being a grandma. She is a positive part of our team, and her knowledge and experience help many of our patients make the best decisions.

Technologies

Our office is proud to offer the latest in dental technologies to provide you with the best in-office experience.

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays save time and reduce radiation exposure.

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Electronic claims

Electronic claims help maximize your insurance benefits.

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Cone beam CT Scan Technology

CBCT scans help us make more accurate assessments.

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Laser dentistry

Laser technology allows us to clean much deeper than before.

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Panoramic X-rays

Panoramic x-rays use a three-dimensional scanning system.

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Intraoral camera

Intraoral cameras use digital imaging for accuracy.

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Paperless charting

We save trees and our patients time with paperless charting.

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Patient education

We will be here guide and inform you during your appointment.

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Telescopic Loupes

Magnifying loupes help us make more accurate assessments.

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Digital X-rays

Digital X-rays save time and reduce radiation exposure.

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Electronic claims

Electronic claims help maximize your insurance benefits.

Learn More

Cone beam CT Scan Technology

CBCT scans help us make more accurate assessments.

Learn More

Laser dentistry

Laser technology allows us to clean much deeper than before.

Learn More

Panoramic X-rays

Panoramic x-rays use a three-dimensional scanning system.

Learn More

Intraoral camera

Intraoral cameras use digital imaging for accuracy.

Learn More

Paperless charting

We save trees and our patients time with paperless charting.

Learn More

Patient education

We will be here guide and inform you during your appointment.

Learn More

Telescopic loupes

Magnifying loupes help us make more accurate assessments.

Learn More

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