Assistants

Dental Assistant Abby Valek

Abby Valek

Abby joined our dental assistant team in 1996 after being in the cosmetology field. Abby keeps Dr Appeldoorn’s schedule running smoothly and enjoys working and talking with his long time patients and meeting new patients.

Abby lives in Northfield with her three children. She enjoys going for walks, bike rides, reading and spending time outside with her children.

Dental Assistant Cicily Knott

Cicily Knott

Cicily has been a dental assistant since 2004 after graduating from Dakota County Technical College. Cicily enjoys the variety in her job and getting to know her patients.

Cicily lives in Northfield, and in her free time she likes playing volleyball, going for walks and bike rides, shopping with friends and family, reading, and traveling.

Dental Assistant Terri Neumann

Terri Neumann

Terri started working for Professional Drive Dental in 1992. She does a variety of jobs in the office including working at the front desk when needed. She loves visiting with all the patients and getting to know them.

Terri and her husband Chad live in Nerstrand. They have one son, Bailey. Terri’s hobbies include playing piano, cooking, boating, fishing, and camping on their land in Wisconsin.

 Dental Assistant Melissa Carlson

Melissa Carlson

Melissa joined the team in 2011 as a licensed dental assistant and sterilization assistant. She graduated from Dakota County Technical College in 2005 and enjoys meeting all of the patients.

Melissa lives in Northfield with her husband Troy.  She enjoys biking, going for walks and spending time with her family.

Dental Assistant Misty Westergren

Misty Westergren

Professional Drive Dental welcomed Misty in 2005. Misty enjoys the variety of her job and meeting all the patients. She wants to make sure their dental experience is as comfortable as possible.

Misty lives in Faribault with her husband Marc and two sons, Wyatt and Tristan. In her spare time, Misty loves spending time with her children, scrapbooking, ATVing and camping.

Dental Assistant Kristi Fischer, Professional Drive Dental, Northfield, MN

Kristy Fischer

Kristy has been a dental assistant since 2008 and joined Professional Drive Dental in 2012.  Kristy enjoys working with patients and the variety of her job.

Kristy lives in Lonsdale with her husband and two dogs.  She enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, golfing and reading.