Meet Our Staff


Practice Manager

Amy joins Lindgren Dental Care as our practice manager with 20 years’ experience in the dental field.  She loves the customer care aspect of her position assisting patients with insurance, treatment and financial planning, and helping create a positive experience for patients at our office.

Outside of the office, Amy is an avid camper and hiker.  She is active in her faith community and sings in her church choir; every once in while she’ll even sing to us!   Amy enjoys musical theatre and volunteers at Ashland Productions in Maplewood.


Patient Care Coordinator

Hi! My name is Renee. I grew up in Winona, Minnesota and have lived in the metro area for over ten years. I graduated from the University of Minnesota. Previous to college I worked for Dr. Lindgren in another capacity, so when I found out she was hiring for a patient care coordinator I jumped at the chance.

I am so excited to be here with an incredibly fun and motivated team! I get to do what I love, which is meeting and caring for our patients.

My husband Travis and I enjoy cooking together and spending time at our cabin in northern Minnesota with friends and family.

I look forward to meeting you!


Patient Care Coordinator

Chris came to Lindgren Dental Care after spending several years as an Executive Assistant in the Healthcare field.  She is excited to be in a customer focused position where she will interact with patients on a daily basis. 

 In her spare time Chris enjoys spoiling her granddaughters, reading, working in the yard and riding motorcycle with her husband.  


Marketing Coordinator

After working retail for the last 16 years, Sarah decided it was time for a change.  Already working the Marketing side of the practice, she jumped at the chance to work as a Patient Care Coordinator when the opportunity arose.

Sarah's son Johnavon keeps her quite active in her spare time.  A lover of the outdoors, you can usually find her camping and paddling in the BWCA, Nordic skiing, hiking, biking and running.  She also enjoys reading, knitting and singing in her church choir.


Treatment Coordinator

We are so excited to announce that Paula has a new role at Lindgren Dental Care! She will serve as our treatment coordinator. Most of you know her as Dr. Lindgren’s chair-side assistant where she has worked for over 15 years.  Paula has extensive experience in the dental field helping patients achieve the healthy and radiant smile they desire.  She takes great pride in serving as our treatment coordinator because she loves seeing patients smile, gain confidence, and ultimately change their life with the right dental care.   “We create options so that every patient can achieve their dream smile.”  Additionally, Paula wants to help patients realize that dentistry is not scary.  She says, “Dr. Lindgren invests in the latest education and technological advancements to keep patients comfortable. Our patients continue to be surprised by how pleasant an experience modern dentistry provides.”

As treatment coordinator, Paula’s primary goal is to listen to patients and combine your oral health goals with Dr. Lindgren’s treatment recommendations. She will serve as the main point of contact throughout the treatment process assisting in creating a treatment timetable and financial plan that suits your needs.

Outside the office, Paula enjoys riding motorcycle with her husband Dave.  In addition to being an avid outdoorswoman, she loves to cook.  She bakes a mean white chocolate oatmeal blueberry cookie!


Registered Dental Hygienist

Katy has been a dental hygienist for 16 years after receiving her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. Katy is dedicated to providing the best possible treatment for patients whether it’s a regular cleaning or periodontal therapy. Patients of all ages appreciate her gentle yet thorough touch.  Katy loves playing a role in helping our patients achieve their best oral health in a welcoming and comfortable way.

Outside of work, Katy and her husband stay busy trying to keep up with their young daughter! She also enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes, especially kid-friendly ones!


Registered Dental Hygienist

Deb has been a dental hygienist for 7 years. She is passionate about dental health and takes pride in being able to assist patients in achieving their dental goals. Deb lives in Cottage Grove with her husband and step-sons, and in her free time she enjoys gardening and fishing.



Registered Dental Hygienist

Rachel has been working as a dental hygienist for 5 years.  After spending some time working in Colorado, she returned to her hometown of Cottage Grove.  She is passionate about providing a comfortable and caring experience for her patients so they have no worries when coming for a dental check-up.  She enjoys educating patients about their oral health so they can have a healthy smile for life.

Outside of Lindgren Dental Care, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the cabin in the warm months, and cozying up on the couch watching a good movie during the long winter months.  Last October, Rachel and her husband welcomed their first baby into the family.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Sarah is a recent graduate from Herzing University with a Bachelor's degree in dental hygiene. She is excited to share her knowledge of dental health and provide care to all of her patients.

When Sarah isn't saving smiles, she enjoys being outdoors, traveling to new places, and spending time with family and friends.


Dental Assistant

Molly joins our practice with over 24 years of assisting experience. Having worked with Dr. Lindgren in the past, she was very excited when their paths crossed again. She is eager to get to know the patients at Lindgren Dental Care.

Outside the office she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her husband and two daughters. They are active in 4-H, Girl Scouts and love to shoot archery together.


Dental Assistant

Claudia is excited to announce that she is starting her Dental Assisting career here. After getting to know the team during her externship, she is eager to get to know the patients and believes in providing the best care for them. She is excited to be working with such a great team.

Claudia grew up in Prescott, WI and enjoys spending her free time with friends and family. She is a huge fan of sports, especially baseball, and has a huge passion for dance.


Dental Assistant

Emily went to school for Dental Assisting at DCTC. She is excited to excel in her career as a Dental Assistant at Lindgren Dental Care.

Emily grew up in Cottage Grove and loves to travel, run, and spend time with family and friends.


Dental Assistant

Emily grew up and went to school in South Washington County. She loves dentistry and enjoys helping people. She wants her patients to feel comfortable and focuses on high quality care and exceptional customer service. Emily enjoys working with the talented doctors and the wonderful team.

When Emily isn’t helping patients at the dental office, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She also enjoys being outdoors, exercising and swimming.


Read what people are saying about us.

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Dentistry at its finest! Take a tour and find out for yourself. Which is exactly the first step in their dental experience for new patients. I was blown away by the professionalism the staff exhibited. All the details of my visit were thoroughly explained. No surprises! My initial visit was with Dr Cheryl Lindgren. "Chair side manner"at its finest! Dr. Lindgren went above and beyond to make sure my root canal was a pain free experience. Thoroughly explaining each step of the process and frequently checking on my comfort level. I have never felt so relaxed before at a dentist. Thank you! I would definitely recommend Lindgren Dental Care to anyone interested in finding a caring, friendly family dentist. Check them out for yourself you will not be disappointed! Thank you Lindgren Dental Care.

Jim B.

I had a GREAT Experience at my 1st Appointment to have my Teeth Cleaned. The Staff is Very Friendly, Helpful and Professional.. I was even provided a ' hot towel and Cookie ' when my treatment was completed. I met with Dr. Lindgren who addressed my concerns about having some Cosmetic Dentistry done. All in All it was a Very Good Experience and I believe I've found a New Home for me teeth.

Dave L.

I have been going to Lindgren for almost 2 years now. I have had much work done there by Dr Lindgren which includes a tooth implant. I have never liked going to the dentist, but Lindgren has made my visits very enjoyable despite the un-enjoyable dental work! I would highly recommend them for anyone! And you get a fresh cookie at every visit!

John S.

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