Meet the Team

Melissa Coil, Licensed Dental Assistant (LDA), RN, Office Manager

Melissa has been here since July 2003! In 2003 she received her LDA. In 2005, she became certified as an EMT. She went on to become educated as a CNA in 2010, an LPN in 2011, and an RN in 2012. Melissa has an extensive education that makes her uniquely prepared to provide excellent dental care to our patients.

She has 4 beautiful children, including three girls and one boy: Alexis, Addison, Alaney, and Ashton. Melissa’s hobbies include fishing, Kayaking, four wheeling, family lake trips, dinner parties, traveling, site seeing, and music. She loves watching her children grow and learn, and says: “I get excited about the smallest things!”

She describes our practice as a team and a family, and has enjoyed watching the practice grow over the years. Melissa contributes to our success by encouraging the team. She also developed the new model of operation, and she has seen it succeed. Our practice has progressed from 7 teammates and 5 operatories to 21 team members and 9 operatories.

Melissa is excited to serve patients, increase their confidence and get them out of pain.


Savannah Moen, Licensed Dental Assistant (LDA)

Savannah graduated from Moorhead Community Technical College and has been with the practice since 2014. She contributes to Main Street Dental Care by working well with her co-workers. Savannah is passionate about dentistry and helping patients better their dental care.

Savannah enjoys spending time with her family, and loves going to the lakes in her free time.


Rebecca Morinville, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Rebecca has been a part of the Main Street dental team since May 2012. She graduated from Saint Cloud Community and Technical College in 2010 with an AAS degree in dental hygiene.

Rebecca is married with two girls. She loves spending time with her family whenever possible.

Rebecca says that she enjoys working at Main Street Dental Care because she works with “a great group of people.” She also appreciates the opportunity to get to know the patients, and fostering important relationships while making everyone feel right at home in our office.

Rebecca contributes to our practice greatly by being a continuous learner. She helps us stay up-to-date with the latest techniques and information so that we can provide our patients with unparalleled dental care.


Kathleen Powers, Dental Assistant

Kathleen has been an important member of our practice for 17 years! We are pleased to work both with Dr. Powers and his talented wife, Kathleen.

Kathleen says that she loves working at the practice because of all of the opportunities she has to help people in a significant way. She contributes to the success of Main Street Dental Care by always being available and ready to help any patient or team member at anytime.

Kathleen is active and adventurous, and enjoys going downhill skiing, horseback riding, and riding her Harley Davidson in her spare time.

Kathleen is married to Dr. Powers and they have four children. Daughters Rachel and Melissa are both dental assistants in the Twin Cities. Youngest daughter Bridgette resides at The Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, MN. Son John T. III (Jack) is a student at the University of Minnesota getting his master degree in Biology. When Kathleen is not seeing patients she enjoys being with family, her four grandchildren ranging from 16 months to 21 years old.


Brandi Tweeter, Advanced Dental Therapist

Brandi has been with our practice since July 1997! She was a dental assistant from 1997-2009, then went back to school for Dental Therapy, graduating in 2012 from the University of Minnesota.

Brandi says that her favorite part of working at Main Street Dental Care is “restoring self-confidence through smiles.” She wants her patients to feel good about their appearance and the way they present themselves in professional and social situations.

As an ADT, Brandi can see patients when the doctors are out of the office. She offers a wealth of knowledge and experience to all of our deserving patients.

Brandi is the mother of two teenage sons. She likes spending time with friends and family on the lake.


Ariel Stone, Licensed Dental Assistant (LDA)

Ariel received her AAS degree in dental assisting from Minnesota West in Canby, then joined our practice in June of 2016. We asked Ariel what she liked best about being a part of the Main Street dental team, and she answered: “Seeing how happy the patients are with the work we have done.” In addition to her desire to create beautiful smiles, Ariel contributes to our practice with a great work ethic and a valuable sense of teamwork.

Ariel loves spending time with her family, which includes her fiancé and only child. When she has a spare moment, Ariel loves outdoorsy activities including hunting, fishing, and gardening.


Amber Hempel, Licensed Dental Assistant (LDA)

Amber graduated from South Central College in 2007, and has been here at Main Street Dental Care since 2012. Amber loves her work, and enjoys helping patients improve the health and aesthetic of their smiles. She is passionate about dentistry, and always does all she can to ensure patients love their results!

Amber explains that her favorite thing about our practice is the friendly and caring atmosphere that we have created here. Everyone can feel comfortable to work and receive oral healthcare at Main Street Dental. Amber is one of the special individuals who makes this such a tremendous place to receive dental care.


Renae Emkes, Insurance Coordinator

Renae has been here at Main Street Dental Care since February 1991. She enjoys the working environment she finds here, and she loves making a difference in our patients’ lives every day.

Renae adores her family, which consists of her husband, Daren, and her 2 daughters, Danielle and MaKayla. She helps our patients receive the care that they need by communicating with insurance companies. Her goal is to help you receive the services you need without a hitch!


Renee Larson, Dental Therapist

Renee has been with us since July 2016. She completed her bachelor’s degree in biology at Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2011, and her master’s degree in Dental Therapy at the University of Minnesota in 2014.

Renee grew up in rural Slayton, MN. She now lives with her husband in Marshall, MN with their 3 boys Anikan, Theodore, and Maverick. Her pastimes include spending time with her family and friends, being at the lake, hunting and trail running.

She notes that she values the opportunity to work at Main Street Dental Care because it allows her to treat all kinds of patients with a wide range of needs.

Renee contributes to the success of our practice every day. “As a dental therapist, I am able to collaborate with all members of the dental team to help create better access to care for patients from all across the state of Minnesota.”


Shawna Berg, Licensed Dental Assistant (LDA)

Shawna graduated from Montevideo High School, then went on to receive her AAS degree in dental assisting at Minnesota West in Canby. She has been with the Main Street team since August 2015. Her favorite part of working at our practice is working in a small town and getting to know the patients on a personal level.

Shawna loves dancing, running, and spending time with her friends and family. She contributes to our practice by assisting the dentists and making appointments more efficient. She is a big believer in teamwork and competently works with everyone around her.

Shawna also specializes in cleaning children’s teeth. She takes a gentle approach and helps kids feel comfortable and happy during their visits with us.


Krista Howell, Licensed Dental Assistant (LDA)

Krista has been with us since December 2016. She graduated from South Central College in 2004, and then worked at a periodontal office in Mankato for 11 years before joining us here. Krista has nearly 12 years of dental experience, and we are pleased that she is here to share her knowledge with her patients and co-workers.

Her favorite part about working at Main Street Dental Care is “being a part of a team.” She contributes to our success by being a fabulous team player and working hard every day to provide the best care possible.

Krista is married with two children, one boy and one girl. Her hobbies include watching her children play sports and spending time with her family at the lake.


Erin Voorhees, Receptionist

Erin started at Main Street Dental Care in November. She says that her favorite part about the practice is the closeness and friendliness of the entire Main Street team. Erin is wonderful at making everyone feel that positivity from the moment they walk through our doors.

Erin grew up in a farming family in DeGraff, and is the middle child of three. She has one older sister and one younger brother, as well as a nephew that she loves spending time with.Erin is also excited to announce that was married in July 2017.

Erin enjoys going to the lake with her family. She is also working on a new hobby—learning to garden with her husband’s grandmother.


Caley Johnson, Receptionist

Caley has been with the practice since November of 2016. She is a proud mother to 2 sons and 2 daughters: Haylee, Jack, Max, and Margo. Her absolute favorite thing to do is spend time with her family.

She loves working at Main Street Dental Care because of the family oriented nature of the practice. She appreciates that the staff members are close and friendly.

Caley enhances the personable environment of Main Street Dental Care by working as a team player. She greatly contributes to the day-to-day success of our practice.


Amanda DeJong, Licensed Dental Assistant (LDA)

Amanda has been at Main Street Dental Care since January of 2017. She obtained her Dental Assisting License after graduating from Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead, MN in 2016.

Amanda enjoys getting to know all of her patients and making them feel comfortable at every visit.

When Amanda is away from the office, she enjoys going to the lake and being around family.


Sue Boettcher, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Sue Boettcher has 20 plus years of experience practicing dental hygiene, and she has been with us at Main Street Dental since September 2007. Sue enjoys working with patients and establishing lasting relationships with them. She loves getting to know each unique patient so that she can give them the dental care that is best suited to their needs.

Sue contributes longevity and experience to the practice. She makes education a priority, and spends time with patients to answer their questions about oral health. Sue wants to give each patient the tools they need to keep their teeth and gums healthy at home.

Sue has two sons, Reed and Garrett, who are currently attending college in Wisconsin. She spends time biking, hiking, and traveling whenever she can.


Abigail Belaen, Licensed Dental Assistant (LDA)

Abi has been with our practice since July of 2014. She was hired during her externship with us for school. She received her AAS degree in dental assisting in May 2014, being recognized on the Dean’s list during her spring semester.

Abi likes to stay busy and is always working or playing hard. She works as a waitress part-time. She enjoys dirt track races, hiking, camping, and snowmobiling.

Her favorite part about working here at Main Street Dental Care is being able to help people through dentistry! Abi Loves the variety of procedures and learning new things everyday. She contributes a friendly attitude and high quality care to our practice.