Our friendly, caring dental team at Oakdale Family Dentistry works together with Dr. Russomanno, Dr. Keane and associates to provide you and your family with the high-quality dental care you deserve. We welcome you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule a visit with our dentists in Oakdale, Minnesota.
Molly – Front Desk Manager
Molly comes to Oakdale Family Dentistry with 4 years’ experience in dental office management. In her spare time Molly likes to camp with her family. She also likes to go on solo hikes on the Superior Hiking Trail.
Kristy – HR Director
I joined our practice in March 2022. I graduated from Minnesota School of Business with an associate in applied science degree in health and exercise sciences. I worked in the health care field for 22 years prior to my career change in the dental field. My background includes front desk management, workflow analysis, staff education and development. I am passionate about caring for others and having a positive uplifting approach to those around me. The things I enjoy most in my free time are exercise, being outdoors any time, I am able, spending time with family and friends, crafting, decorating, and traveling.
Krystal – Registered Dental Hygienist
Krystal has been in the dental industry for over ten years. She graduated from Century College with a degree in dental assisting in 2010 and earned her dental hygiene degree in 2019. She has a warm and compassionate approach to patient care and can help even the most nervous patient have a positive dental experience.
In her free time Krystal enjoys spending time with her husband, two dogs, and her family and friends. The winter months are not very eventful for her, but spring, summer and fall are filled with camping trips, kayaking, and tennis. She also enjoys agility training her cattle dog Pepper and bike training her husky, Koda.
She would love to meet you and your family at your next dental cleaning appointment at Oakdale Family Dentistry.
Hannah — Licensed Dental Hygienist
Hannah peterson is a recent graduate of Herzing Univeristy and joined our staff in October as a dental hygienist. She enjoys working directly with patients to improve both their oral care and promote a healthy lifestyle. Hannah likes starting her day with a cup of tea and ending her day with a good book. She enjoys staying active, being outdoors, playing polocrosse on her horses, and hanging out with her cat Dra
Ka – Front Desk Manager
Ka has been in the dental field for over 13 years, she originally started as a pediatric dental assistant in Florida where her love for dentistry began. Ka moved back to the Twin Cities in 2017 and pursued her career in Dentistry on the administrative side. She enjoys helping our patients and seeing their smiles evolve.
Ka and her husband Bobby are high school sweethearts. They have three children Leonidas, Faith, and Orion along with three cats Jynx, Misty, and Sylvie. In her spare time she loves to spend quality time with her family for game nights, bowling, fishing, and singing.
Marty – Front Desk Administrator
Comprehensive dental starts with Marty, our Front Desk Administrator. Marty’s native language is Hmong. With 12 years of front desk experience, Marty will help you reach healthy and brilliant smiles by scheduling your appointments and answer questions you may have on how Oakdale Family Dentistry networks with your insurance.
Tristy – Licensed Dental Assistant
Tristy graduated as a licensed dental assistant from Century College in 1994. Her mission is to provide comprehensive dental services to all her patients in an environment that is reassuringly pleasant and comfortable. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters! In the spring, summer and fall, she loves the outdoors and enjoys running outside with her dog. In the winter, she likes to bowl in leagues and cuddle up inside to a good action movie. She also has a passion for muscle cars and loves going to car shows!
Sam – Business Manager
Sam is the Business Manager at Amber Leaf. He attended the University of Minnesota and left college early for a career in professional basketball where he played for the L.A. Lakers, Golden State Warriors, and Minnesota Timberwolves. He also played basketball for several years in Europe while living in Greece, Italy, and France. In 2007, Sam retired from basketball and returned to Carlson School of Management to complete his finance degree through the University of Minnesota. He enjoys being part of the Amber Leaf Family Dental team because of how well the team supports each other and cares about their patients. When Sam is not working, he is either spending time with his wife and three children, or meditating by completing improvement projects around the home.
Mindi – Licensed Dental Assistant
Mindi has been with Oakdale Family Dentistry since 2014. In her spare time, Mindi loves watching her sons Hayden and Brody play soccer.
Michael – Dental Float
Meet Michael, our dental float with a passion for dentistry. Currently working towards becoming a dentist, he believes one of the best parts about being a dental float is gaining invaluable experience when working side-by-side with the Oakdale Family Dentistry and connecting with patients, creating a positive experience for all of our patients. Beyond the dental clinic, Michael enjoys solo backpacking, photography, skiing, and listening to music.
Claire – Dental Hygienist
Claire joined our practice in August 2023. Graduated from Rochester Community and Technical College in 2021 with an associate in applied science in dental hygiene. A bit about Claire in her own words, ” I enjoy the flexible and friendly atmosphere that each office I work in is able to create. I contribute to the success of our practices to each individual who works together there to provide a stellar patient experience and high standard of care. . I enjoy video games, boating, and playing the violin.”
Alexis – Dental Assistant
Alexis joined the Oakdale practice in October of 2023. She grew up in Woodbury, MN. I earned her LDA at DCTC in 2023. Prior to that she graduated with a welding degree and worked a few years in that field. Her pride and joy belong to her 4-year-old daughter. She keeps her very busy. In Alexis’s own words “I feel so fortunate to be working in a place that has so much dedication and offers such great care for their patients.”
Madison – Dental Assistant
Meet Madison, an aspiring dental hygienist with a passion for learning and a drive for success! Currently working as an unlicensed dental assistant, Madison is gaining valuable hands-on experience alongside some of the finest doctors and assistants in Minnesota.
But Madison’s journey doesn’t stop there. Alongside her work, she is dedicated to furthering her education to become a licensed dental assistant and hygienist at Herzing University. With her commitment to learning and the guidance of her mentors, Madison is well on her way to achieving her goals in the dental field.
When she’s not immersed in her work or studies, you’ll often find her pumping iron at the gym, creating art through painting and pottery, or strategizing over a game of chess. She has dreams of learning jujitsu once her schedule allows.
But no matter how busy life gets, Madison always prioritizes quality time with her family, their love and support being her greatest motivation. As she continues her journey, Madison is not just making strides in her career, but also shaping a well-rounded and fulfilling life.
Mellanie – Licensed Dental Assistant
With 14 years of experience across various dental specialties, including Orthodontics, Periodontics, Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Pediatrics, Facial Pain Center, and General Dentistry, my commitment is to deliver exceptional patient care and education. My aim is to enhance the lives of patients, guiding them towards optimal dental health and overall wellness.
Beyond dentistry, I find joy in traveling, discovering new restaurants and wineries, and paddle boarding around the many MN Great Lakes. Additionally, I have a passion for growing David Austin English roses.