Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Kelly

Insurance Coordinator

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Ain’t no Kelly like our Kelly! She is every coworker’s friend and confidant, an amazing listener and sympathizer. A veteran of sorts moving from clinical assistant to the front desk and now she skillfully handles finances and insurance all while making appointments and answering the phone. She is the ultimate multi-tasker!! Outside of TC Orthodontics she shares life with her husband and her “furry baby” Gabby who had sole possession of Kelly’s heart UNTIL her new granddaughter Elliot arrived on the scene. Now they compete for her heart of gold!

Jessica

Scheduling Coordinator

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Soft spoken and kind hearted Jess loves to dance to “anything”, jazz, pop, rock and says without hesitation that her dream would be to live within a Fred Astaire movie. She is committed to her two children but loves her winter vacations to fun places with her husband. Summer relaxing times are spent on the boat with the entire family. Her gentle personality shines at our front desk.

Ashleigh

Scheduling Coordinator

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She is our “Wonder Woman” at the front desk. Her confident personality puts everyone at ease and we couldn’t be happier to have her as part of our team. Parents and patients – if you haven’t already found yourself infatuated with her, it is only a matter of time. She carries her Wonder Woman title not only at work but also at home. She effortlessly handles three children, a husband, 26 chickens, 2 geese, 1 rooster, 3 dogs and has dreams of adding 2 alpacas and 2 cows. OH MY! Names you ask? Yes, she has a crazy obsession with naming the animals after famous couples from television and movies. Not sure how she will ever be able to take her dream vacation to Scotland but if anyone can, Ashleigh can.


Kerri

Scheduling Coordinator

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That person at the front desk who can’t keep her witty personality hidden for long is our very own Kerri. She is the spark of energy every front desk needs and keeps it all rocking with laughter. Ask what she does outside the office, she will tell you that the two daughters in her life will forever be her passion. Loving a good movie, The Boy With the Striped Pajamas is a favorite, murder mystery books by author Erica Spindler, and taking walks with pooch, Cooper, are down time favorites.

Nikki

Scheduling Coordinator

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Our fashionista and style coordinator, Nikki excels at all things related to “looking good”. She loves to accessorize and maximize every look. She takes this talent and “spreads her love” throughout the office. She has recently made the move from caring for patients in the clinic to the front desk, where she is making fast friends with all our moms and dads. Nikki enjoys all things sports related and even more than that she loves the three men that she shares her life with. Two little guys and her husband travel the twin cities in search of hockey, baseball, and football games.

Jessica S.

Scheduling Coordinator

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I have worked at Kemnitz Orthodontics since 2013. I am delighted to bring my prior 10 years of experience providing excellent service in the banking business to the patients of this practice.
I reside in Hastings with my husband and three active boys. Most of my “free” time is spent watching my boys at their sporting events and chasing my little one around. I enjoy the outdoors, reading, golfing, and spending time with family.


Bobbie

Treatment Coordinator/Marketing

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The smile that never stops and laughter that infiltrates the atmosphere in which we work. She was born to be our Treatment Coordinator guiding patients into the world of orthodontics. She also creates our social media interactions for our patients. Not at work? Well, this gal is BUSY – sewing, camping, canning goodies from her garden. Throw in her three boys who keep her busy at the dirt track, baseball fields, and all things outside. Nobody shines brighter or loves their life more than Bobbie!

Lexy

Treatment
Coordinator

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Our very own ray of sunshine can be found in our Treatment Coordinator Lexy. Her bubbly and happy-go-lucky personality make all our new patients “over the moon” to start their orthodontic journey to a new smile! She is a forever on the go mom who constantly looks for fun and exciting adventures to share with her FIVE kiddos (three boys and twin girls). Tent camping could loosely be called her downtime. She is the eternal optimist and inspires us all to “stay on the sunny side of life”.


Melissa

Treatment Coordinator

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Her favorite flower is a sunflower and this makes perfect sense as her personality is everything sunny and bright. What a perfect characteristic for our newest Treatment Coordinator whose role is to usher patients into the world of orthodontics. We couldn’t be more excited to have her as part of our team. She shares life with her son Christian and her close band of friends. A Mexican meal and a classic comedy like Dumb and Dumber shared with those people.
This quote by her favorite author, Lysa TerKeurst, is too great to not be shared. “Whenever you say yes to something, there is less of you for something else. Make sure your yes is worth the less.”

Nicole

Treatment Coordinator

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I have been in the dental/ orthodontic field for over 20 years and have worked at Kemnitz Orthodontics since 2010. What a thrill it is to see the smiles we create for our patients! I grew up in Mankato, MN and currently live in Shakopee with my husband and our two sons. In my free time I like to go camping, travel, garden, golf and spend time with my family and friends.


Lindsey

Clinic
Coordinator

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This lady has the sweetest disposition in the world and luckily she shares it with TC Orthodontics. She leads our clinical teams with poise and confidence and her amazing technical skills. She somehow manages to handle our inventory with super human organizing talent as well. When Lindsey isn’t working, she is taking care of a sweet little toddler, Jackson.  She and her husband love to take that little boy “up north” to the cabin where they spend endless hours outside.  She is also our very own garage sale extraordinaire

Julie

Orthodontic
Assistant

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Julie came to us from a pediatric dental office and has astounded us with her technical clinical abilities. Her calm demeanor is one that we admire as she guides and orchestrates the clinical flow for our patients. She loves summer and all things in the sunshine. A perfect day would end with a campfire and cocktails while listening to country music. We worry about the day that her lifelong dream of becoming a stay at home becomes a reality and we lose this lovely personality.

Suzanna

Orthodontic
Assistant

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Our newest team member who quickly became a favorite among staff members and patients alike is a bubbly likeable personality. The smile that lights up a room along with a deep down compassion that is unmistakable. She is a lover of ll her animals: dogs, Grizzly Bear, Chanel and three cats: Neenee, Birdy, and Peanut. She is officially the winner of the most pet’s award at TC Orthodontics. She claims San Diego as her best trip to date and dreams of one day traveling to Italy. Stay forever Suzanna!


Karley

Orthodontic
Assistant

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Karley (with a K) is our sweet and oh so tenderhearted assistant. She readily admits to being a “cryer” and a “hugger” which has made our Covid19 world an extra hard one for her. But... the mask that she wears could never hide her smiling eyes or compassionate soul. Her birthday dictates her Earth sign which reminds us that everything worthwhile starts with a solid foundation. She tells us that building her new home has been one of her greatest accomplishments. When asked what qualities she looks for in her tribe of friends, she warmly answers: kindness, happiness, and someone who doesn’t run away. So, what she desires in others is what we all see in her.

Tricia

Orthodontic
Assistant

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With loads of dental experience behind her, we were beyond excited when she opted to try the world of orthodontics. Her willingness to learn, to try new things, and to always be willing to go the extra mile all with a smile on her face has been so appreciated. This “super organizer” organizes a husband, two teenagers, and two dogs and her perfect day would include a hike in the woods of a National Park followed by a campfire surrounded by her friends. Mmmmm, sounds perfect! Did you know that if the letter “I” is the first vowel in your name like Tricia’s you have a tendency to respond to the world with soulful wisdom. Her caring and thoughtful approach to life is an amazing attribute for all of us at TC Orthodontics.

Claudia

Orthodontic
Assistant

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Our gentle spirit Claudia makes her commute from Wisconsin to our offices. Relatively new to the field of orthodontics she is a quick study and loves the fast pace of our world. Growing up she was all about dancing and singing so it is not so surprising that given the opportunity she would be on stage. She had a lead role in Wicked at the young age of 5th grade – the yellow brick road is a lead role isn’t it? Favorite memory – Hamilton in Chicago. Favorite pastime – anything with niece Emeree. Favorite movie – Elf (all year round). Favorite sports teams – (Everything Minnesota and not Wisconsin)!


Jill

Licensed Dental Assistant / Clinical Coordinator

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I have worked with Dr. Kemnitz for over 20 years and love serving our patients. I grew up in Litchfield, Minnesota and now live in Lakeville with my husband, two sons, and our German Shorthair, Charlie. I enjoy watching my boys play baseball, going to Twins baseball games, walking, reading and gardening.

Kerri E.

Licensed
Dental Assistant

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I have been in the dental field for over 15 years and have worked with Dr. Kemnitz since 2006. Most of my experience has been in orthodontics – which I absolutely love!!
My husband and I live in Farmington with our three children. I enjoy spending time scrapbooking, gardening, running, shooting photography and watching my children and their activities. Of course, I always find time for Packer football as well.


Cara

Director of
Operations

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This lady is amazing! She is competent, insightful, but most of all passionate about TC Orthodontics. There really isn’t anything that she can’t or won’t do to turn a difficult situation into a golden opportunity. She has known and worked for Dr. Chad for 20+ years and has enjoyed the role of Director of Operations since 2012. The mother of four (two girls and two boys) along with her husband Tony has a busy life filled with LOTS of hockey. Her new found passion of quilting has given Cara a hobby that enables some quiet and reflective moments to round out the lovely craziness.

Linda

Office
Manager

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I have worked in the dental field for over 25 years. I am truly fortunate to manage such a talented team of professionals.
I have three children and one precious grandson. In my spare time I enjoy sailing, skiing, and spending time with family.

Vicki

Office
Manager

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When we think about a fairy godmother at TC Orthodontics we think of Vicki. She literally knows everything and is a valuable resource for us all. Vicki is the one everyone looks up to for advice and words of encouragement. She always tells us what we need to hear. Vicki loves spending time in the sun whether it be tending to her multiple flower gardens, hiking the country's national parks, camping or reading.

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