Meet the Team
Andrea started working in orthodontics immediatly after graduating from the dental assisting program back in 2008. She joined the Dunn Ortho team in May of 2016. Andrea is passionate about educating our fmailies on the importance of having a healthy bite and the gift of a confident smile!
Andrea lives in Cottage Grove with her husband Dan, their daughter Teagan, and their son Landon. Their dog Jersey rounds out their family. Andrea enjoys painting and just spending time with family and friends.
When Shari joined our practice in spring of 2018, she was new to the field of orthodontics. So far, her favorite thing about working in orthodontics is the relationships she’s building with our patients and their families.
Shari lives in Hastings with her husband Farrel, their two beautiful daughters Brooklyn and Berlyn, their dogs Remington and Oakley. She also is very involved at her church and finds great purpose in serving others.
Office Administrator/Financial Coordinator
Steph has been in dentistry and orthodontics in various roles for the past 20 years. She enjoys orthodontics especially for the positive changes she sees in patients as their smiles are transformed.
Steph lives in Cottage Grove with her husband Jeff and their two boys Ben and Alex. She likes to spend time with her family playing board games but when she’s has time to herself she enjoys a good book with a glass of wine.
Tisha started at Dunn Ortho in 2019 after being the dental field for eight years. She graduated from Century College in 2011, where she was selected as the most outstanding student of the year. Her role at Dunn Ortho involves helping patients better understand their treatment plans and creating amazing relationships between the team and the families.
Tisha grew up in Woodbury and currently resides in Cottage Grove with her family and their puggle, Deebo. She loves trying new restaurants, and playing volleyball.
Renee starting working in orthodontics in 1992 and joined Dr. Dunn’s team in 2016. There is not a role in the office Renee does not know how to perform. Her positive energy and warm demeanor are a comfort to her patients. She loves everything about working in orthodontics but particularly helping a patient get started on their journey to a healthier and happier smile!
Renee lives in Cottage Grove with her husband Ted and her two daughters Abbie and Amanda while they attend college. Keep an eye out for her at the local dog parks with her girls Riley, Wilma, and Jozie!
Since 2008, Shannon has been an important part of the Dunn Ortho team, working with our patients directly to help them towards a better smile. She assists Dr. Dunn chair-side with any and all procedures with patients.
Shannon spends most of her time outside of the office with her two young children. They go on hikes and spend lots of time outdoors together
Clinic Coordinator/Supply Coordinator, LDA
Sarah has been with Dunn Ortho since 2011. She originally chose to work in the field because she likes to be a part of creating beautiful smiles. She also enjoys the relationships that are developed not only with the patients but the entire family.
Sarah lives in Woodbury with her husband Peter, their two girls Evelyn and Amelia, and their dog Winston. Sarah’s time outside the office is spent driving her girls to and from the dance studio and she wouldn’t change a thing about it!
Marissa started with the Dunn Ortho team in April 2019, after graduating from DCTC in 2015. She enjoys working with the most nervous of our patients and making them feel comfortable during a new experience.
Marissa moved here from Washington State in 2011 with her boyfriend. They reside in Woodbury with their dog Odin and enjoy concerts, home improvement projects and the occasional round of golf.
Ciara is a former patient of Dr. Dunn’s. After falling in love with her own braces, Ciara recently graduated from Herzing University from the dental assisting program. She joined our team in August, 2019 after completeing her internship with our office. At work, she helps people to love their smile by highlighting all of the positive progress that has been made.
Ciara graduated Cottage Grove Park High School and spends time coaching youth gymnastics for the local team. She enjoys spending time outdoors at the lake with family and friends.
Orthodontic Assistant/Lab Technician
“Orthodontics chose me!” says Mary Lou. Upon graduating from dental assisting school in 1977, she was offered a position as an orthodontic assistant. She loves to see the increased confidence that comes from a great smile.
Mary Lou lives with her husband Joe and their daughter Kate is in college at the University of Washington. She enjoys creating pottery and calls it her “mud therapy.”