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

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.


Clinical Supervisor

Kari has been a dental assistant for 26 years. She has 3 kids and has been with her husband for 14 years. Kari enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.



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 12 years after receiving her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. She is very excited to be returning to private practice after working in a larger dental office setting. Katy is dedicated to providing the best possible treatment for patients whether it’s a regular cleaning or periodontal therapy. She is a favorite among children as she has a special knack with them; 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.

 In her free time, Katy enjoys spending time with her husband, Matt. She also loves cooking and trying out new recipes. Recently, she’s gotten in touch with her inner artist by scrapbooking!


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.


Dental Assistant

Ching has been a dental assistant for 3 years and is pleased to be working alongside dentists helping patients get the dental care they need and leaving with a bright smile. He has 3 young sons that he loves playing with. Ching is passionate about the outdoors, especially fishing on his boat, and hunting with family and friends.