ABOUT OUR STAFF

THE STAFF AT CEDAR WEST FAMILY DENTISTRY

SaraSARA

Sara has a Bachelor of Science degree in Winona State University, and a degree in Dental Hygiene from Argosy University. She has been a dental hygienist with Cedar West Family Dentistry since 2003, and enjoys learning about patients and their families, and watching them grow.

TanyaTANYA

Tanya is a graduate of Argosy University with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene, and has been a dental hygienist with Cedar West Family Dentistry since 2008. She is not only thorough when teaching patients about good hygiene, she also enjoys developing relationships with patients learning what makes them unique.

ASHLEY

Ashley graduated from Argosy University in 2006 with an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene degree. She has been a dental hygienist with Cedar West Family Dentistry since 2019 and specializes in periodontal therapy. She enjoys helping patients have a beautiful smile and a healthy mouth. She loves learning about patients’ families and especially their pets. Her hobbies include playing piano, snowboarding, seeing live music, and spending time with her pup, Penny.

AMANDA

Amanda graduated in 2009 from Argosy University where she studied clinical psychology. In 2016 she joined our team as patient coordinator. Amanda feels privileged that she is the first person patients meet, giving her the opportunity not only to make a great first impression, but to learn about patients’ lives and their families. Amanda has four children, and during her free time she enjoys kayaking, snowboarding, logging, and spending time with her family.

EMILY

Emily joined our team as a dental assistant in 2020 after graduating with a degree in Dental Assisting. She’s earned certifications in CPR and first aid, and is a member of the American Dental Association. Emily has also worked with hospice for seven years, and volunteered with Hearts for Dentistry Shamblott and OHI Preschool Kids. She loves making her patients feel proud of their smiles, and promoting a supportive and positive dental experience. Emily loves making her patients smile, and building relationships with them. When not in the office, Emily enjoys writing, music, being outdoors, and spending time with her kids. Favorite quote: “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” -William Arthur Ward

JOYCE

Joyce is Cedar West Family Dentistry’s Financial Coordinator. She joined our team in 2017. Joyce attended Normandale Community College for Dental Assisting. She enjoys getting to know Dr. Keller’s patients and helping them with their insurance questions. She has a pet rabbit named Howard. Outside of the office she enjoys travelling with her husband Randy and visiting her cabin. Her hobbies include etymology and listening to K-pop. She likes to keep her leisure time private, but let’s just say she spends a lot of time with Psyduck and Squirtle.

PATTI

Patti recently joined the practice and loves working with the team at Cedar West. She looks forward to helping her patients enjoy better oral health and brighter smiles. When not in the office, she loves spending time with her family, friends, and her wonderful husband. Her hobbies include fishing, hunting pheasant with her English lab, cross country running, fishing, and bicycling in the summer. Patti is also a true cheese head from Wisconsin!


Meet Our Caring, Compassionate Team

At our office, your comfort, convenience, and good oral health are our top priorities. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Keller and our team, call Cedar West Family Dentistry in Richfield, MN, today at (612) 861-7188.