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Meet Our Team

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Leigh Kremer, Administrator

Leigh joined our practice in 2019. Leigh has over 24 years of Healthcare Management experience in both the Medical and Dental fields. She brings many talents to our team that are necessary for multi-location practice management. Leigh’s work ethic, knowledge and empathy are second to none! Leigh and her husband live in Superior, WI. Her three children are Sarah (Minneapolis), Andrew (Vandenberg AFB, California) and Alexander (Minneapolis). On weekends Leigh is an avid mountain biker and loves the Duluth/Superior mountain bike trail system.


Deana, Registered Dental Hygienist

Deana graduated with a dental hygiene degree from Lake Superior College in 1999 and has been working with Drs. L’Abbe and Hammer since 2000. Deana is blessed to have a wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters. She enjoys time with her little girl, movie nights with her husband and scrap booking with friends.


Mickie, Registered Dental Hygienist

Mickie has been a dental professional for over 44 years, and a dedicated dental hygienist in our office on London Road for over 24 years. She prides herself on hygiene appointment thoroughness and patient education about oral health. With her daughter Danica by her side, she has gone on to run two half marathons, two full marathons and a rim-to-rim hike across the Grand Canyon!  Mickie is looking forward to her son Devlin’s wedding and summer camping with her husband David and dog Gus.


Meghan, Registered Dental Hygienist/RF

Meghan is a dental hygienist, however, spends much of her time chairside with Dr. Hammer. In 2015, Meghan graduated from Lake Superior College with a degree in Dental Hygiene and received her Restorative Expanded Functions Certificate in 2018 from the University of MN School of Dentistry. Meghan’s known by patients to be excellent in painless anesthetic delivery! Meghan’s certificate allows her to place many of Dr. Hammer’s cavity fillings chairside as well. In Meghan’s free time, she loves spending time with her husband and kitten, Luna. Her family cabin in Canada is one of her favorite places to get away and unwind.


Cassie, Registered Dental Hygienist/RF

Cassie one of the new additions to our awesome team! In 2019, Cassie graduated with honors from the Lake Superior College Dental Hygiene program. She currently works chair side with Dr. Hammer, along with administering painless anesthetic to our fantastic patients! She will also be receiving her Restorative Expanded Functions Certificate in 2020 from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. In her spare time, Cassie coaches gymnastics at the Twin Ports Gymnastics Academy and enjoys working out, water skiing and spending time with her friends and family.


Sandy, Registered Registered Dental Hygienist

Sandy has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 41 years and has spent her entire career working with Dr. Stephen Johnson and now Dr. Kyle Hammer! Sandy graduated from the University of Minnesota as a Graduate Dental Hygienist. Sandy prides herself on patient education about oral health and staying current with her education and skills as a dental hygienist. Sandy thoroughly enjoys her patients and feels blessed to have formed long term relationships with them.


Krista, Registered Dental Hygienist

Krista, awarded academic honor student of the year for Dental Hygiene in 2019, received her Associate of Applied Science degree from Lake Superior College. Krista as a Registered Dental Hygienist prides herself on giving personalized dental care in a gentle and judgment free environment. She believes in providing long term education on prevention, disease and health management for all her patients. In her free time, Krista enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeremy and cuddling with her pets to a good movie or show.


Erin, Dental Assistant

Erin joined our practice in 2019 and now has 23 years of chair side experience. Erin graduated from Lake Superior college in 2017 with her degree in Dental Hygiene. Erin prides herself on years of knowledge in the dental field along with patient comfort and care. When she is not at work you can usually find her cheering on her kids at a sporting event along with her husband Chad or doing many DIY home projects. Erin is grateful to be working alongside such a wonderful team everyday.


Amberly, Dental Assistant

Amberly graduated from Dakota County Technical College in 2012 with a Minnesota License in dental assisting along with her AAS. Amberly continued her training and education with an accredited sedation course, allowing her to assist with IV sedation cases. Each year, she volunteers for Give Kids a Smile and Operation Open Wide helping Veterans within the community in the Metro area. Amberly and her soon to be wife, Justine, have spent plenty of time in the area but have newly welcomed Duluth as their home. In her spare time you'll probably find her out on the hiking trails with their dog, Cooper, skiing, or enjoying some tasty beer at a brewery!


Vicki, Financial Coordinator

Vicki brings over twenty years of experience in the healthcare and dental fields. Vicki has excellent communication skills and she enjoys educating patients and helping them find ways to meet their dental needs. She loves spending time with her husband and her girls, Mattie and Clara, her yellow and black lab. Vicki also enjoys decorating and traveling.


Nona, Patient Care Coordinator

As our Patient Care Coordinator, Nona heads up our dentist and hygiene schedules, navigates patients’ insurance claims and questions, and greets all patients with a smile! Nona has over 16 years of dental office experience and is so excited to join our team! Nona loves working with people and our wonderful patients. Nona and her husband have three adult boys and love to spend time with their granddaughter. Nona enjoys gardening, baking, and quilting when time allows.


Brenda, Patient Care Coordinator

Brenda has 12 years of dental office experience and enjoys greeting and helping patients. Brenda is born and raised in Duluth and has been married to husband Todd for 33 years. They have one daughter Jacki (lives in Duluth) and one adorable granddaughter Josie. Brenda enjoys camping, reading working on crafts and scrapbooking.