Meet The Team



At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health.  We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs.  As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication.  Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.


Financial Administrator

In October I will have been part of the Maple Grove Periodontics and Implant Dentistry for 20 years.  Working with many wonderful patients and seeing the positive results of our treatment is the best part of my job.  I am dedicated to making optimal periodontal care manageable for our patients dental budget.  Prior to working for both Dr. Ron and now Dr. Lani, I worked for a general dentist for 10 years in Washington State.  I live in Plymouth with my husband Tom and enjoy spending time with my grandchildren and children at our farm in Southwestern MN.  I also enjoy canning, sewing, and doing jigsaw puzzles with family and friends.


Dental Assistant

My dental career began in 2004 after being a Nanny for 10+ years. I graduated from Hennepin Technical College in 2004. I worked in Oral Surgery for 5 years and went on to work in Orthodontics for 3 years before finding my dream job here at Maple Grove Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.  I enjoy meeting new patients every day and educating them on how to improve their dental health. Outside of work I love going on bike rides, walks with my dog, dog training and horseback riding.


Dental Assistant


Dental Hygienist

I graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1973 in the dental assistant program.  I worked in general dentistry for over 10 years.  I then went back to the University of Minnesota and got my degree from the school of Dental Hygiene.  I have been with Maple Grove Periodontics and Implant Dentistry since 1996.  I enjoy encouraging patients towards better dental health.  Outside of Maple Grove Periodontics and Implant Dentistry I spend quite a bit of time volunteering for the Boy Scouts of America.  I am also active in my church and caring for my elderly mother.  I have 2 wonderful grown children Eve and Luke. I also enjoy working on crafts, knitting and quilting. 


Registered Dental Hygienist

Jackie Graduated from Rochester Community and Technical College in 2008 with AAS in Dental Hygiene. She then pursued her Bachelors of Science degree with an emphasis in dental hygiene through Mankato State University. Jackie started with Maple Grove Periodontics in June 2020.  Jackie has a diverse background in the dental field and has a lot to offer our patients. She's worked in group and private office settings, in rural and metropolitan areas. In addition, she's experienced in treating advanced periodontal conditions by being a perio hygienist for over 7 years. She also taught dental hygiene students at Herzing University before having children.  Jackie is passionate about oral health, kind and enthusiastic!  She has two children, son Jack (7) and daughter Nori (6). In her spare time she enjoys riding horses, camping, gardening and spending time with family and friends.