Meet the Team

Tracey Halverson, Dental Hygienist

Tracey has worked for Knutson Family Dentistry since 1997 and has been a patient of the clinic since she was 7. She graduated from the USD Dental Hygiene program in 1997 with a Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene, as well as a minor in Biology. What she likes most about her job is getting to know the patients at their appointments and helping them meet their dental needs. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Todd and three daughters, camping and attending many softball games and dance performances.

 

Crystal Moeller, Dental Hygienist

Crystal grew up near Akron, IA but made Vermillion her home upon graduating from the USD Dental Hygiene program in 2002. Crystal has been with the practice since 2006, and she strives to make her patients feel comfortable in the chair to provide an overall positive experience. When not caring for her patients, she enjoys baking, visiting family/friends and spending time with her husband Derek and three children.

 

Kate Bruening, Dental Hygienist

Kate grew up in Milwaukee, WI and moved to Elk Point, SD a few years ago. She graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Iowa Western in affiliation with Creighton School of Dentistry in December 2015. Kate also enjoys getting to know her patients and educating them on their oral health needs. She has a passion for patients of all ages and wants to provide individualized care. When she isn’t taking care of her patients, she loves to spend time with her husband Rich, and their golden retriever Oakley. Rich and Kate are also eagerly awaiting the arrival of their first child this October. During their spare time they enjoy camping, boating, and hanging out with family and friends.

 

Amanda Hesse, Dental Assistant 

Amanda is originally from Sioux City, IA. She graduated from the Dental Assisting program at WITCC in May 2014. Shortly after starting with the practice, she made Vermillion her home. Amanda prides herself on creating an excellent relationship with the patients and making sure they have the best experience while at the office. When Amanda isn't busy assisting the doctors, she enjoys crafting, attending her kids' activities, and cooking. She also stays busy with many other endeavors with her husband David, her son Landon and step-daughter Cadee.

 

Sarah Miller, Office Manager/ Marketing Representative

Sarah grew up in LeMars, IA, moved to Vermillion in high school and then graduated in 2010. She joined the practice in August 2014. She is quite busy at the office with managing all of the accounts, helping patients with insurance questions, scheduling appointments, and preparing payment arrangements. Sarah also does all of the marketing for the practice. She is compassionate about helping patients feel comfortable at their appointment and really enjoys marketing as well. When Sarah is not working, she enjoys spending time cooking, baking, hiking, hunting, reading, and fishing with her husband Cody and three kids Harmony, Alaina and Bowen (Bo).

 

Jordan Hoffman, Dental Assistant

Jordan grew up in Akron, IA where she graduated from high school and met her husband Nick, and is now raising her two sons, Keagan and Soren. She graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Western Iowa Tech in May 2016. The thing that Jordan loves most about the practice is that ‘it feels like home’. When she isn’t at the office catching up with or getting to know patients, she enjoys spending time with family, watching Disney movies and taking care of her two dogs, Jersey and Judge.
 

 

Brooke Moser, Dental Assistant

Brooke has lived her whole life in Vermillion. She graduated in 2015 from Vermillion High School. Brooke joined the practice to assist the doctors in 2017. She is excited to continue learning about assisting and to get to know the patients better. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially summertime on the river.
 

 

Miranda Lindula, Dental Assistant

I've had the pleasure of being part of the Assistant Team at Knutson Family Dentistry since May 2017. Dr. Matt and his team took me under their wings and not only taught me the fundamentals of assisting but also taught me the importance of treating our patients like family. I love helping patients obtain a perfect smile and a healthy mouth. I could not imagine a better place to work! I am also the proud mother of two lovely girls who brighten my everyday! This all adds to a life that is fulfilled with family, friends, gardening and all things outdoors!

 

Lacey Knudsen, Financial Coordinator

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