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Meet the Dental Team in Fargo, ND

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.

The Hygienists of Friendly Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry


Jodi , RDH

Hygiene Team Leader

Jodi Rurup graduated from North Dakota State College of Science in 2000 with an Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene and Liberal Arts.  She has been part of the Friendly Smiles Team since October 2010 and enjoys working with Dr. Barfield and Associates help patients achieve healthy smiles. She enjoys patient care with focus on patient education and technology.  Jodi loves being part of the Friendly Smiles team and helping patients realize and maintain oral health so they can smile proudly!

Jodi is married with two daughters. In her spare time she enjoys home projects, fitness, and spending time at the lakes with family and friends.

 
 


Bonnie , RDH

I have been a Dental Hygienist since 2000.  I graduated from North Dakota State College of Science.  I joined Friendly Smiles the summer of 2008.  I really enjoy working with such a great team.  Hygiene is very rewarding career for me.  I feel so lucky to be working in an office that is so advanced in technology.

I am married with two children, and I enjoy spending time with family and friends at the lake.

 


Danielle , RDH

I graduated from M State in Moorhead with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 2008 and have been with Friendly Smiles since 2012. I am lucky to be a part of the best work family and love getting to know my patients and their families, too!

I am married and we have a son named Zane and a daughter named Madi.  They keep us busy but we love long weekends at the lake and traveling as much as we can.



Danielle , RDH

I graduated from M State Moorhead in 2009 with a degree in dental hygiene.  I love what I do and find my career very rewarding knowing we are working together to make a difference in your oral health and to achieve a bright, beautiful smile.  I am so grateful to be part of such a wonderful team to provide the best care possible to all of our patients using the latest technology.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, including my husband and 2 children, and our Frenchie Cali.  I also enjoy being outdoors, going to the lakes, and playing softball.



Wanda , RDH

I have been doing Dental Hygiene for 20 years and I absolutely love working with the team at Friendly Smiles!  I enjoy spending my summers camping and going to the lakes with my family.


Jeri , RDH

Jeri graduated from M State in 2003 with an Associate's degree in dental hygiene.  She enjoys getting to know patients and their families as well as working with a great team at Friendly Smiles.

Jeri is married with two kids and they have a Siberian husky named Luna.  When she's not at Friendly Smiles, Jeri loves being outside in the sun.


Aspen , RDH

I graduated from MState for dental hygiene in 2021 and assisting in 2019.  I will be completing my Bachelor's of Dental Hygiene winter of 2021.  I absolutely love my job and enjoy getting to meet everyone in my chair while helping them achieve the smile they want and deserve!  I also love getting to spend my weekdays with the best coworkers around.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends, boyfriend, and my puppy, Stark.  I also enjoy finding new eateries and breweries around the area, listening to podcasts, and traveling when I can!


The Dental Assistants of Friendly Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry


Stacey , RDA

Assistant Team Leader

I graduated from MSCTC-Moorhead in 2008.  I then joined the Friendly Smiles team.  I really enjoy working with such a great team and to provide the best dental care possible.  I really enjoy Dental Assisting and helping people to enhance their smile.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband Aaron, children, our dog Wilson, family, and friends! I also love to travel.



Erica , RDA

I graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead, MN with a diploma in dental assisting in May, 2012. I joined the Friendly Smiles team in October, 2012. I love working with such a wonderful staff and enjoy meeting new and existing patients and helping them achieve a beautiful smile.

We welcomed our daughter, Kori, in February 2021 and have been enjoying everything about being parents.


Dani , RDA

I graduated from Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin with a diploma in dental assisting in December 2012.  I began assisting with Friendly Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry in March 2014.  I am thrilled to be working as a dental assistant while bringing smiles to our patient’s faces!  

My husband and I just welcomed a baby girl this fall 2019 and enjoy being parents!  Our dog Waldo was unsure at first of his new little sister, but is now getting used to sharing Mom and Dad with her!  In our spare time, I enjoy summers at the lake, long distance running, and making memories with friends and family.



MacKensie , RDA

I grew up in Fingal, ND.  I graduated from North Dakota State College of Science in 2016 with an Associate's degree in Dental Assisting.  I have been with Friendly Smiles since I was done with school, and I have absolutely enjoyed it ever since.  I love working with all my coworkers and seeing patients walk out of here with a smile on their face.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  In the summer, I try to spend as much time at the lake with my family as possible, and enjoy doing just about every water sport possible.  My husband and I love to travel in the winter to a new place each year if possible.


Ashley , RDA

I graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College in 2021 with my Associate's degree in Dental Assisting.  I will complete my Bachelors of Biological Sciences in May of 2022.  I've been with Friendly Smiles since June of 2020 and I absolutely love it!  I truly have the best coworkers around!

In my free time I enjoy running, hanging out with friends and family, and traveling with my fiance.


Aspen , RDA

I graduated from MState for dental hygiene in 2021 and assisting in 2019.  I will be completing my Bachelor's of Dental Hygiene winter of 2021.  I absolutely love my job and enjoy getting to meet everyone in my chair while helping them achieve the smile they want and deserve!  I also love getting to spend my weekdays with the best coworkers around.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends, boyfriend, and my puppy, Stark.  I also enjoy finding new eateries and breweries around the area, listening to podcasts, and traveling when I can!


Anna , RDA

I graduated from Eastern College of Health Vacations in Little Rock, AR.  My roots are in Arkansas but my husband stole me away to North Dakota four years ago.  It didn't take me long to fall in love with Fargo and the sweet sense of community here.  Friendly Smiles added me to their team a short time ago and for this I feel very fortunate.  I love working with a team that is positive and encouraging with a goal of doing their best for their patients.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my daughter Evaline and my husband Steven.  We love exploring Fargo and traveling whenever we get the chance.


The Office Staff of Friendly Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry


Shelley

Patient Coordinator

I have worked in the dental field since 1994.  I am so thrilled to work with Dr. Barfield and the Friendly Smiles Dental Team.  Our team provides the latest technology in dentistry and it is so exciting and rewarding to be a part of that! My husband Tim and I have four wonderful daughters and son-in-laws, and eight beautiful grandchildren.  I enjoy every minute I spend with them, my dog “Charlie”, cooking, entertaining, decorating, and traveling.



Jenni

Patient Coordinator

My name is Jenni, and I have been blessed to work with the Friendly Smiles team since August 2010. I graduated from MSCTC with a Dental Assisting diploma in 2007. As a patient coordinator, I am one of the first people to welcome you in our office. I love to help people, and it makes me so happy and excited to assist our patients in achieving a beautiful, healthy smile.

I enjoy keeping busy with my son and daughter's sporting events and my labradoodle, Cooper.


Susan , MBM

Marketing Director

I joined the Friendly Smiles team in August 2012 as the Marketing Director.  I graduated from Minnesota State University, Moorhead, with a BS in 2001, and then from the University of Mary, Fargo Center, with a MBM in 2003.



Stephanie

Patient Coordinator

My family and I have been patients at Friendly Smiles for over 7 years.  When the opportunity to become part of the Friendly Smiles family arose, I jumped at it!  I've been working up front as a Patient Coordinator for over 3 years and I've never loved a job more!  The doctors and staff are top-notch and we always have the latest and greatest in dental technology.  Patient comfort and satisfaction are our #1 priorities!


Anne

Hi, my name is Anne.  I have been with Friendly Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry for 18 months, but have over 30 years experience as an administrative assistant.  I enjoy and love coming to work everyday and being a part of this great team - what an amazing, caring team.

When I am not working, I love cooking, decorating and spending quality time with family and dear friends.


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