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 progam 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 3 daughers, 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 3 children.


Kate Bruening, Dental Hygienist

Kaitlyn grew up in Milwaukee, WI and just recently made Elk Point, SD her new home. She graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Iowa Western in affiliation with Creighton School of Dentistry in December 2015. She 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. 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 she started at the practice and made Vermillion her home. She prides herself on creating a wonderful relationship with the patients and making sure they have the best experience while at the office. When she 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, Receptionist/ Marketing Representative/ Billing Manager

Sarah grew up in LeMars, IA she moved to Vermillion in high school and then she graduated in 2010. She joined the practice in August 2014. She is quite busy at the office with managing all of the accounts and billing, as well as all of the marketing for the office. She also is seated at the front desk helping patients with insurance questions, making appointments and preparing payment arrangements. She is compassionate about helping patients feel comfortable at their appointment and taken care of. When she 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 high school and met her husband Nick, and is now raising her son, Keagan. 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 2 dogs, Jersey and Judge.


Brooke Moser, Dental Assistant

Brooke has lived her whole life in Vermillion. She graduated in 2015 from Vermillion High School. She 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

Bio coming soon!

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