Meet The Staff

drs and staff


Sarah— Dental Hygienist

Sarah graduated from Edmore High School in North Dakota and went on to earn her degree in dental hygiene from NDSCS in Wahpeton, ND. Sarah started working at Perham Family Dentistry when it opened in 2007. Sarah and her husband, Shawn, moved to the area from Devils Lake, ND that year and have since had three children that they love watching grow up. In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running marathons, and reading. Sarah takes great pride in her work as a dental hygienist and enjoys being able to provide exceptional care in such a comfortable environment.

Erika— Dental Hygienist

Erika graduated from Perham High School then attended M State in Moorhead and graduated in 2008 from their Dental Hygiene program. She has been here at Perham Family Dentistry since 2012. Erika enjoys making going to the dentist a positive experience for every patient. Erika and her husband, Mark, have two children named Quinn and Wesley, who take up most of their time. When Erika does get free time, she enjoys cooking and camping with her family and friends. Erika welcomes you to our practice and hopes to see you soon!


Kimberly— Dental Hygienist

Kimberly is our newest addition to Perham Family Dentistry! Her bio will be coming soon! 


Teresa— Dental Hygienist

Terry’s family is her pride and joy. Dr. Nathan and Terry have three grown children, and five grandchildren. They all are the smartest and cutest, just ask her!!!  Terry has done many different jobs relating to dentistry.  She taught at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and at Minnesota State University, Mankato.  She has been an office manager, bookkeeper, dental screening volunteer, and clinical hygienist.  She loves her job.  Meeting new people every day and being able to help people be more healthy just because of the way they brush and floss their teeth at home brings her great joy!!  Did you know you can add 10 years to your life expectancy just by flossing every day?  That’s not fake news!  Terry also loves to read, cook, EAT, and spend time with family and friends on the lake and in the woods.

Heather— Licensed Dental Assistant

Heather in a Licensed Dental Assistant who joined our team in 2013. She graduated from the Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead, MN. For fun, Heather likes spending time with her family and friends. Heather strives to build relationships with her patients and finds their trust very important and rewarding. Going to work every day is a new experience and another opportunity to ensure her patients feel comfortable and leave happy.


Ashley— Licensed Dental Assistant

Ashley is a Licensed Dental Assistant who joined our team in 2016. She graduated from Perham High School in 2009 and went on to receive her degree at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead, MN. Ashley and her husband, Brian, have two sons named Reid and Grant and a puppy named Zoey. Her family and friends mean the world to her. She also loves being outdoors and baking. Ashley enjoys getting to know each one of her patients and their needs so they are always comfortable and confident with treatment.

Maria— Licensed Dental Assistant

Maria has been a dental assistant for 30 years. She joined Perham Family Dentistry in April 2018. She has enjoyed the advances in dentistry and is happy to serve with the professional and quality team at Perham Family Dentistry. Maria finds it very rewarding to help our patients receive and maintain great dental health. In addition to dentistry, Maria loves spending time with family and friends, gardening and restoring furniture. She is really enjoying experiencing being a grandmother to her granddaughter for the first time.


Ashton— Insurance Coordinator
Ashton is our Insurance Coordinator and joined the team in June 2019. She graduated from Minnesota State and Community Technical College in Wadena, MN. Ashton and her husband Damian live in Wadena with their two dogs, Henry and Drake. In her free time Ashton enjoys hunting, fishing, and being with her friends and family. She loves being a part of a team who is caring and helpful to their patients.