Meet the Team
We are very proud of our Glen Oaks Dental staff.
Each team member is committed to making each and every patient visit a positive experience. They are caring, empathetic, and skilled. They genuinely want to build relationships with patients, getting to know each on a personal level, and to develop bonds of trust and respect.
Our team members share our dedication to exceptional clinical care and accommodating customer service. They are here to assist you, always with ready and willing smiles!
~ Dr. Bejarano and Dr. Rydell
I enjoy building relationships with my patients and educating them on the importance of their oral health. I also enjoy working with each person to develop practical strategies to maintain their oral health between professional cleanings. Keeping patients comfortable during their visits is my priority. I want everyone to feel at ease and to finish their visit with clean and happy smile!
I received my bachelor’s in dental hygiene from the University of Minnesota in 2021 and joined Glen Oaks Dental in August of the same year. This is a supportive and friendly office, with everyone pulling together to provide the best care for our patients.
In my free time, I enjoy exploring with my dog, especially visiting local parks and hiking around Minnesota. I also like volunteering at nonprofit dental clinics to help the underserved in our community. When I have down time, I can be found with my family or enjoying acrylic painting.
I like building patient relationships and getting to know each person as we work to help them achieve the best oral health possible. As a hygienist, I perform various duties to help patients achieve and maintain good oral health. These include assisting the doctors by performing initial screenings, taking X-rays, cleaning teeth, and providing oral healthcare instruction. Seeing a clean smile at a recall visit makes me smile!
I obtained my licensed dental hygienist degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, started in the field in 1990, and joined Glen Oaks Dental in 1991. I love the positive attitude and outward energy that everyone brings to this practice. We have lots of laughs and enjoy working together, which makes for a wonderful atmosphere for us and our patients.
My best friend and I have been married for over 30 years. We have two grown children. Both graduated college and are busy in their careers, so we are now officially “empty nesters.” I love all things outdoors: downhill skiing, jet skiing, hiking, and biking especially. We love to travel, play games, and hang out and adventure with our kids, who bring us the greatest joy and happiness.
Licensed Dental Assistant
I have been a patient at Glen Oaks Dental since I was seven years old, so I know our patients are in excellent hands! As an assistant, I spend a lot of my time chairside, assisting the doctors with various procedures. They are talented and gentle dentists, which keeps our patients comfortable and relaxed. Seeing people’s happy smiles when we’re done, and hearing their words of thanks for making the visit a breeze, is the best reward I can imagine!
I graduated from Herzing University in 2010 with a diploma in dental assisting, and started my career in 2011. In 2013 I joined Glen Oaks Dental and found my professional home and family. Everyone is friendly, helpful, and dedicated to keeping our patients healthy and smiling.
I married my husband Travis in 2016 and, in 2020, our son Logan was born. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family, vacationing on road trips, gardening, and sewing quilts.
Licensed Dental Assistant
I like helping people. In addition to providing chairside assistance during procedures, I offer patient care and handle sterilization tasks. My focus, and that of everyone at the office, is always on our patients. We care about their safety, health, and comfort and want only the best for them, in addition to a healthy smile!
I attended Herzing University and am a graduate of the Class of 2012. In 2013 I started my career by joining Glen Oaks Dental and immediately knew I was in the right place. Ours is an amazing team, with everyone encouraging one another so we provide patients with the best care.
My life outside of the office is all about family. My fiancé Tony and I love to make memories with our daughter, Charlotte. I also love to hang out with my family and friends, travel, and camp.
Patient Care Coordinator
I like getting to know patients personally and interacting with them as I work as a Patient Care Coordinator. In addition to scheduling, checking patients in and out, I enjoy the detailed work that comes with processing insurance claims- this can be challenging for patients and I try to make it easy for anyone to understand.
I graduated from Augsburg University with degrees in Communication and Sociology. I started with Glen Oaks Dental in March 2023 and everyone has been very welcoming and kind- not only staff and doctors but the patients too!
Outside of work time my husband and daughter and I enjoy hiking, camping, biking and being outdoors. We are also big fans of bluegrass music!
Patient Care Coordinator
I like the patient interaction throughout the day, meeting people new to the practice, and catching up with those we know. Working at the front desk, I get to see and talk with everyone as I welcome and check them in, update paperwork, and answer questions. Our patients are some of the best people in the world, and it’s a good feeling to help them feel at home as they care for their smiles!
I started working in the dental field in 2018. I have held many positions, including front desk assistant, customer care coordinator, assistant office manager, office manager, and treatment coordinator. In 2022, I was welcomed to Glen Oaks Dental and couldn’t be happier. Everyone is friendly, kind, helpful, and truly wants only the best for our patients.
Outside of work, arts and crafts are my passion: they bring me so much joy.