Meet our Clinical Staff
Registered Dental Hygienist
I graduated in May 2018 from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Sciences for dental hygiene. I was recognized as the Most Outstanding Junior and Senior Student during my time in the dental hygiene program. I graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors. 10th Street Dental hired me immediately upon graduation and I started seeing patients in June.
Prior to dental hygiene school, I was a dental assistant for ten years. I graduated from Lake Area Technical Institute in 2006 with a certificate for dental assisting. During my years of assisting, I spent 1 ½ years working in a pediatric office assisting with special needs patients, apprehensive behavior patients, and assisted patients under general anesthesia at the Sioux Falls Surgical Center. The next five years were spent in a general dental office assisting the dentist and hygienists, but mostly working as the office coordinator helping with insurance and treatment plans. The last 3 ½ years of my assisting career were spent in a different general office as the lead dental assistant with focuses on OSHA and sedation dentistry.
One fun fact about you? I enjoy working out when I’m not chasing after my children. I have run the Fargo half marathon twice and the Twin Cities Medtronic full marathon. I hope to continue to be a positive advocate for the younger generations to stay physically active.
What do you love most about your job? Meeting people from all walks of life, educating people on oral health, and helping people dentally and non-dentally are some of my favorites about work. The thing I loves most is creating that special relationship between each and every patient. Anyone can clean teeth and educate patients, but it makes it more exciting and rewarding when the patient looks forward to their appointments and always leaves with a smile.
Registered Dental Assistant
I have lived in Sioux Falls for 38 years with my husband, Gordon. We have three daughters and, with their husbands, a total of eight beautiful grandchildren! I worked with Dr. Tom Montoya for 34 years before his retirement and have continued as an assistant for Dr. Meg Freed. I enjoy camping, fishing, sewing, making lefse and bread!
One fun fact about you? God has blessed me with wonderful grandchildren. I love being a grandma and spending time with them. They are my whole life!
What do you love most about your job? I enjoy working right alongside Dr. Meg. She is always cheerful and caring in the dental treatment that she gives. Also it is great working with all the young women in our office!
Registered Dental Hygienist
I have been a hygienist since 2008, since graduating from MSU, Mankato with a Bachelor’s degree, majoring in Dental Hygiene with a minor in Spanish. I started working with the Freed family in 2012.
My husband and I have 3 young children and reside in southwest Minnesota.
One fun fact about you? I studied abroad in Costa Rica for a semester to finish my Spanish minor.
What do you love most about your job? Building relationships with my patients!
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To make an appointment by phone please call (605) 332-1500.