Our Team

 
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Our friendly, dedicated, and energetic team is committed to working with you and your family to create a positive dental experience every time you visit our office. This is our favorite team picture, it portrays how much fun we have as a team off and on the job together!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Meet the Front Office

 
Bonny

Welcome to the Dental Center Website! I am Bonny Merxbauer, Dr. Merxbauer's wife. I am so glad you are interested in our office. I believe you will find our office is unique in the way we care for our patients. Our doctors and our team have the motto: If you care for the patients, everything else will take care of itself. Below you will meet our team. I feel truly blessed to work with such an outstanding team of dental professionals.

I work in the business office at the Dental Center. I graduated magna cume laude from the University of South Dakota with a business management degree. I was honored to be chosen as the outstanding business school senior.
Dr. Merxbauer and I have been blessed to be married since 1986. We have five wonderful children, two son in laws, one daughter in law and seven grandchildren.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, shopping with my daughters, traveling and watching football with my husband and sons.

I look forward to welcoming you to our office!! I think you will find you feel "at home" with our team!

 
 
 
 
Lori

I am a South Dakota native! I graduated from LATI with a degree in Human Services and also graduated from  Memphis community college as a Medical Assistant. I have worked in the dental field since 1989! While creating a comfortable environment, I try to go above and beyond the expectations of helping and understanding the patients with all their dental and financial needs.

In my free time I enjoy antique shopping while my husband enjoys hunting and fishing. We have five children and four grandchild. We enjoy volunteering in our community and spending time with our yellow lab, Scout!

 
 
 
 
Shawna

Hi, I'm Shawna, I started working at the Dental Center in July of 2012 and have really enjoyed all of the wonderful people I've met. I'm originally from Eastern Montana and graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Business Marketing.
I've lived in Aberdeen since 2009. In my spare time I enjoy water sports and activities, traveling, and going to sporting events.
 
   

 

 

Sara

Hello! I'm Sara. I started working at the Dental Center in October of 2013. I have been in customer service since I was 14 years old. I love meeting new people and creating a bond with all of our patients.

I grew up in Huron, SD and moved to Aberdeen when I was 13 years old. My husband, Josh and I have been together since 2007 and we got married June of 2015. In my spare time I enjoy crafting and outdoors activities. June 2016 we welcomed a new member to our family, our husky pup, Midna.

 
 


BJ

Hi, I'm Bonnie, Here at the Dental Center you can call me BJ! I graduated from LATI and I have worked in the dental field for over 10 years.

My husband and I have been married since 1989 & have been blessed with 2 beautiful children.

I am looking forward to welcoming you to our office and assisting you in all your dental needs!


 

Miranda

Welcome to the Dental Center website. I am Dr. Merxbauer's daughter and Dr. Maier's wife. I have worked for the Dental Center for 12 years seasonally. I adore the dental profession and helping patients fall in love with their smile, while maintaining their health.

I graduated from Augustana University in 2013. I finished my Masters of Business Administration degree from Western Governors University in fall 2017. I have two beautiful sons and one daughter. I also have two dogs, a Pomeranian and Beagle. I love summer outdoor activities and doing crafts with my children.

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shayna
 
Hello my name is Shayna! I am from a small town in North Dakota. I have been in customer service since I was 14 years old. I moved to Aberdeen in 2018. I worked for Vitalaut, formally United Blood Services, as a donor care specialist before beginning my new and wonderful journey at Merxbauer's Dental Center in 2019.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my wonderful and supportive spouse and our two girls.






 

 
 

Meet the Hygienists 

 
Melissa

Hi, my name is Melissa! I graduated from USD with a degree in Dental Hygiene. I really enjoy working with patients of all ages and do my best to make my patients feel comfortable and relaxed while meeting their individual dental needs. I am licensed to administer nitrous oxide and local anesthetic. I have been working at the Dental Center since May 2006. 

I am married to a farmer. We raise cattle and grow crops which include wheat, corn, and soybeans. We have four children, 3 boys and one girl. In my spare time, I enjoy running, volunteering locally, and attending our children's activities.
 


 
Denise

Hello, my name is Denise! I graduated from USD with an AA degree in Dental Hygiene. My rewarding career as a dental hygienist allows me to assist clients so they can achieve healthy smiles! I have participated in numerous dental continuing education classes and am certified to administer local anesthesia.

My husband and I have been married for 34 years. We have a son, daughter, son-in-law and two grand daughter. We live on a farm where we raise cattle & grain. In my free time I enjoy running, golfing, and lake activities.
 


 
Mallory

Hi, I'm Mallory. I graduated in May of 2011 from USD with a degree in Dental Hygiene. I am qualified to administer nitrous oxide and local anesthesia as well as clean teeth, diagnose gum disease, and take radiographs.

My husband and I got married in the fall of 2012. He is an auto mechanic here in Aberdeen. We have one child who is the light of our lives. We enjoy being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and attending sporting events.
 


 
  
 

Kayla

Hi, my name is Kayla! I am originally from Leola, SD. I graduated from North Dakota State College of Science in 2012 with degrees in Dental Hygiene and Liberal Arts and I have been an active Dental Hygienist since. I am certified to administer nitrous oxide and local anesthesia, as well as prevent, diagnose and treat gum disease.

My husband and I got married July of 2013. We have three children that keep us on our toes. In our spare time we enjoy spending time with our family and friends, camping, fishing, and hunting.

 
   
 
Laurie 

Hi! My name is Laurie! I have been blessed to meet and serve so many wonderful patients since I started in dentistry  in 1984. I worked as a dental assistant first and in 1991 obtained my dental hygiene degree from NBSCS. I have taken many continuing education classes over the years. Dentistry is an exciting field that is ever changing and advancing and its fun to keep up with all these new technologies. My favorite part of the day is all the great people I see; both patients and co workers. They are my Smile Makers!

My husband, Bill and I have two grown daughters. We live on a farm where Bill raises corn and soybeans. I love to camp, fish, garden, walk and read in my spare time.

 


 

 
Judy

Hi, My name is Judy. I graduated from Argosy University in Eagan, MN with an AA in Dental Hygiene. I am qualified to administer nitrous oxide and local anesthesia. 

I am married to farmer. We raise cattle, corn, soybeans and alfalfa. In my spare time I enjoy taking long walks, running and spending time with my family and friends.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Meet the Assistants 

 
Lauren

Hi, my name is Lauren! I graduated from LATI in Watertown in May of 2011.  I have been with the Dental Center since! I am licensed as an expanded functions dental assistant, able to take radiographs, and administer nitrous oxide. I love my job!

My husband and I got married in May of 2012, he works at Lust Automotive here in Aberdeen. We have two children and two puppies that keep us on our toes.
 


 
Brooke

Hello, my name is Brooke! I was born and raised in Britton, SD. I graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead, MN in May of 2007. I am licensed in expanded functions and in taking radiographs. I previously worked as a dental assistant in Fargo, ND for 6 years. I love helping people and thoroughly enjoy my profession!

My husband and I got married August of 2017 and have one daughter. When I'm not working I enjoy fishing, golfing, traveling, shopping and spending time with my family.

 


 
Linda

Hello, my name is Linda! I graduated from NDSCS in Wahpeton, ND and have been a dental assistant since 1986. I am licensed as an expanded functions dental assistant and in taking radiographs. I really enjoy working with all ages of patients!

My husband and I have been married since 1988. We have three grown son, two of which are married and the youngest graduated in 2019 from college. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family!
 
   
 
 
 

Sherise

Hi, my name is Sherise. I graduated from LATI in Watertown, SD in May of 2014. I took my DANB in the fall of 2014 and now I am a certified Dental Assistant. I am licensed in expanded functions, nitrous oxide, and radiology. I absolutely love every aspect of being a Dental Assistant.

In my spare time I enjoy hiking with my husband. I also love listening to music, reading, baking and being outdoors.

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lacey

Hello, My name is Lacey! I was born and raised in Britton, SD. I attended the Dental Assisting program at MSCTC in Moorhead, MN and graduated in 2008. I am licensed in expanded functions and taking radiographs. I worked in Fargo, Moorhead  area for 3 years before my husband and I moved back to Britton, SD. My husband and I have been married since 2008 and we have three wonderful children.

I am very passionate with working in the dental field and I truly enjoy working with people.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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