Staff

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Dr. Kris Kalenda

“Dr. Kris" graduated from Eden Prairie High School, and then attended the University of Minnesota and its School of Dentistry, completing her course of studies with honors in 1992. In continuing her education, Dr. Kalenda successfully completed the Advanced General Practice Dentistry program in 1993, and then began her professional career in her family’s practice. She spends weekends at her cabin on Lake Mille Lacs and loves to read and float on the boat. Her constant companions are her Shih Tzu dogs.

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Shelle R.

Patient Coordinator

Shelle joined Dr. Kris’s team in 2016 after starting in the dental field in 2012. She provides a friendly, helpful first impression to each patient that enters the practice and ensures everyone leaves with a smile. Shelle’s favorite places away from the office include Isla Mujeres, Mexico, her backyard pool, and in the presence of her children and grandchildren.

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Kristen k.

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Kristen graduated cum laude from Argosy University in 2013 and joined Dr. Kris in 2017. Her favorite role as a hygienist is providing patients information to obtain optimal oral health and seeing the results in action. Outside of work, Kristen enjoys training and showing her Great Danes and hiking.

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Joni M.

Certified and Licensed Dental Assistant

Joni graduated from Concorde Career Institute in 1992 with a degree in dental assisting and has been with Dr. Kris since 2013. She loves to build relationships with the patients and keep the office running smoothly. In her free time, Joni spends time with her four grandchildren and enjoys traveling the world.