Opening Hours : Mon-Thurs 7:30-5pm | Friday 7:30-12:30pm
  Contact : [218] 729-7270

Our Staff


Deb, Hygienist

Born and raised in Proctor, Deb has been a hygienist at Pike Lake Dental since 1984! She attended Gustavus and UMD to earn her Dental Hygiene degree. Deb and her husband of 29 years, Giff, have a son Billy, and a dog, Tuli. Deb enjoys traveling with family, crafts like beading and quilting, and her book club. Her family is very active in their church community and the Boy Scouts.


Sue, Hygienist

Sue has been with Pike Lake Dental since 1990. She is originally from Naperville, IL and moved to Duluth in 1980. She received her Registered Dental Hygienist degree from Lake Superior College. Sue has 3 children and a dog. When she isn’t at work, Sue enjoys sitting on her cabin’s dock, working in the woods, painting, decoration, and attempting to golf.


Bethany, Dental Hygienist
Bethany has been at Pike Lake Dental since 2011.  She is originally from Hinckley, MN but has lived in the Duluth area since 2006.  Bethany earned her Dental Hygiene degree from Lake Superior College in 2011, her Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Health Education from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2012 and will complete her Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Education from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2017.  She also has completed additional training in Restorative Expanded Functions.  Bethany enjoys taking continuing education courses, cooking, gardening and spending time with her husband Cory, yellow lab Kojak and her extended family and friends.


Lisa, Assistant
Lisa has been a member of the Pike Lake Dental team since 2006. She recieved her Dental Assiting diploma from Duluth Business University in 2003 and has since completed further training at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Lisa and her husband, Travis, live in Esko with their two dogs, Morgan and Daisy. In her free time Lisa enjoys a variety of outdoor activites including camping, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and golf.


Nancy, Assistant
Born and raised in Duluth, Nancy joined the Pike Lake Dental team in 2005. She received her training from Lake Superior College and the U of MN School of Dentistry. Nancy and her husband, Ward, have been married since 1996. They have a Chocolate Lab named Roudy. Nancy’s free time is filled with traveling, golf, snowmobiling, fishing, and hunting.


Sandy, Receptionist
Sandy is originally from the Fargo-Moorhead area and moved to Duluth in 2000; She began working at Pike Lake Dental the following year. Sandy has been married to her husband since 1979 and they have 4 girls, 4 sons-in-law, and 8 beautiful grandchildren. Sandy enjoys cooking, baking, Bible study, walking, and time with family and friends. Sandy spends the majority of her time at Pike Lake Dental with patients, working to find ideal time for their appointment needs.

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Stacey, Hygienist/ Assistant
Stacey was born and raised in Duluth. She graduated from Duluth East and went on to earn her degree in Dental Hygiene from Lake Superior College in 2004. In addition to working at Pike Lake Dental, Stacey works as a Field Clinical Trainer for CEREC, training other offices how to impliment the technology of same day crowns and bridges in their practices. In her spare time, she enjoys golfing, running, and spending time with her husband and two children.

Stephanie, Office Staff

Stephanie has worked at Pike Lake Lake Dental Center for nearly 20 years, starting out as a financial coordinator back in the geodesic dome for Dr. Johnson. Recently, she’s begun to manage our office’s website, advertising and social media presence. Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband of 16 years and their three busy teenagers, even if most of that quality time is spent shuttling kids around town. She is also a voracious reader and finished over 100 books last year. Some of her other favorite aspects of life include road trips, beaches, camping, boating, and sampling craft beer. Because she also loves coffee and red wine, Stephanie whitens her teeth at least twice a month. She wears a splint faithfully every night and swears by her electric toothbrush.