The first thing you'll notice when you walk into Circle Drive Dental is the incredibly friendly and inviting atmosphere. Members of our staff have been hand-picked to provide you the best possible experience during your visit to the dentist. Learn more about our team below.
Kristi , Office Manager
Kristi has worked as an office administrator in the dental field for over 10 years. Kristi enjoys working in a face-paced office setting assisting both clinical and administrative teams with day to day operations. In her free time she enjoys running, vacationing and spending time with her husband Travis and their children Grayson and Rowen.
Sharon, Front-Office Administrator
Sharon started out part-time after being retired for nearly 10 years, and enjoyed it so much, she became full time. She is a testament that life really begins at retirement. She has a focused high-energy personality, is fun to be around, and remembers everyone by name. She enjoys touring with her husband in their roadster convertible, volunteering, cooking, gardening, the RAC, and shopping. Fun fact: Sharon owned the Chanta Clear Room supper club back in the day.
Stephanie, Marketing Manager
Stephanie has been married to Dr. Sawyer for 22 years. They have 2 great kids and live just north of Rochester. Stephanie enjoys playing golf, shopping, gardening, and all things chocolate! Stephanie likes the business side of dentistry, and she has over 25 years experience as a dental assistant.
Kathleen, Clinical Coordinator
Kathleen first began working as a Dental Assistant in 1990. Being a Clinical Coordinator means she does a little bit of everything. Kathleen has worked in the Twin Cities, Sioux Falls, and Rochester. After spending the past several years as a stay-at-home mom and aerobics instructor, she came back to work with us at Circle Drive Dental. She and her husband, Steve, have two children that keep them very busy. Free time is spent with friends and family.
Pam, Dental Assistant
Pam is a graduate of Minneapolis Community and Technical College and joined Circle Drive Dental in 2008. She has over 15 years of dental experience and loves helping people with their dental concerns. Pam and her family enjoy collecting Danish modern furniture, reading, mountain biking, running, and boating. They have 2 dogs, Belle and Casanova. She was involved in “The Promise” at Bethel Lutheran Church and was also recently in “The Miracle.”
Terri , Dental Assistant
Terri has worked as a dental assistant for over 25 years and joined the team at Circle Drive in June of 2016, she truly enjoys dentistry and caring for patients. Terri and her husband Bruce are very involved in the local shrine organization. The Shriners organization help raise money for the Shrine Children’s Hospital in the Twin Cities. Terri also enjoys • Cruising in their Torino convertible • Scrap-booking • Golfing • Spending time with family & friends. Terri and her husband have two children and one grandson…whom they adore!
Summer, Dental Hygienist
Summer has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2007, and a Registered Dental Assistant since 2002. Before coming to Circle Drive Dental, Summer was a Dental Assistant in Oral Surgery. Summer loves a challenge. She does everything she can to give each patient the best individualized, positive dental experience. Summer is a native of Rochester. She spends her free time with friends and family. Her family are all avid sports fans.
Nanette, Dental Hygienist
Nanette is a Registrered Dental Hygienist. She graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at RCTC in 2010. She is now completing her Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene at Mankato State University. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys fishing, golfing, and shopping.
Hollie, Dental Assistant/Dental Hygienist
Hollie began her career at Circle Drive Dental in 2009 as a dental assisting intern and eventually became a permanent face in the office. In 2014 Hollie graduated from dental hygiene school and dabbles in both assisting and hygiene at Circle Drive Dental. She enjoys spending time outside gardening and hiking. Among her many talents is jewelry making. In her free time, Hollie can be found spending time with friends and family.
Laura , Dental Hygienist
In 2011 Laura moved to Rochester from Willmar, MN to complete her dental hygiene degree. She has been working as a dental hygienist since 2014. She really enjoys getting to know her patients, helping them with their dental needs, and truly giving them a great dental experience. Laura enjoys traveling back to Willmar to see her friends and family and being on the lake in the summer, but Rochester has become her home away from home. She also enjoys meeting new people and trying new things (food & activities). In her spare time she watches sports, shops and spends time with her friends and family. She also has a puggle named Bentley who always keeps her on her toes!!