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Amber, Dental Hygienist – I have always been interested in the healthcare field and decided to pursue a career in dentistry.  In 2001, I graduated from Hennepin Technical College and received my dental assisting license.  I then decided to further my education at Argosy University, where I earned my dental hygiene license in 2004.  I love getting to know all my patients and helping them achieve a healthy smile!

Spending time with my family and my son is very important to me.  I stay busy watching my son play hockey, football and lacrosse.  I also enjoy fishing, kickboxing and heat yoga.

Dental hygienist blaine AlisonAlison, Dental Hygienist – I have been a Licensed Dental Hygienist since June, 2006, and I have been with Northpointe Dental Care since November, 2011. I really enjoy working with Dr. Rathjen, Nancy, Carol, Amber, Joy and Stephanie. It has been rewarding getting to know all of our patients. They are very important to me, and I LOVE making their dental experience great by helping them understand their treatment and, of course, making their teeth look and feel wonderful!

I grew up in Park Rapids, Minnesota, and I am currently living in Anoka with my husband, David. We are newlyweds and loving married life! We own a little cabin in Park Rapids, right next-door to my parents on the lake I grew up on, so we make it up north to the lake when we can, but we have many great friends in the Twin Cities area. We’re looking forward to making a nice home here.

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Stephanie, Dental Assistant – I graduated from the dental assisting program at Century College in 2004. I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Rathjen and his dental team since 2013. The best part of my job is the patients. I have met so many great people at Northpointe Dental Care many of them have been coming to see Dr. Rathjen for over 35 years. I enjoy helping patients have a positive dental experience.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my two daughters, our black lab, any many other family and friends. My hobbies include golfing, snowmobiling, camping, scrapbooking, and watching my girls play many different sports.




Bridget, Dental Assistant – I graduated from Lakeland Dental Academy obtaining my  CDA, LDA license in 1996. I absolutely love helping my patients achieve their overall optimum oral health goals.

I feel so fortunate to be here with Dr. Rathjen and the entire team. All of the wonderful patients and my awesome co-workers make coming to work very enjoyable each day.

In my free time, I love spending time with my husband, our three children and two pugs. We enjoy taking mini vacations exploring beautiful MN – camping, fishing, and four wheeling.

608_10409530_10204010699379916_1343878791316805147_n_2_Carol, Business Assistant – I have been the business assistant at Northpointe Dental Care since October of 2000.  I knew since I was a little girl that I wanted to be a dental assistant, and I was fortunate enough to follow that dream.  I was a dental assistant and dental lab technician for twenty years in Illinois before moving to Minnesota in 1995.

I am educated in all aspects of dentistry which allows me to help patients understand their treatment.  I carefully review our patients’ insurance coverage so that I may best help them coordinate their benefits.  I also discuss the cost of treatment and financial options.
My greatest reward working in dentistry is helping patients overcome their fear and achieve great dental health.  We have so many patients who were almost too afraid to walk in the door and have grown to trust us.  Now they come in smiling, sharing pictures of their family and regaling us with vacation stories.  That is such a great feeling for all of us!
I have three grown daughters.  We all love living in Minnesota, and we travel to Illinois as often as possible to visit our family.  As most of our patients know, I love the Minnesota Twins but am still loyal to my Chicago Cubbies!

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Nancy, Office Administrator – I have worked for Northpointe Dental Care since 1988.  Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working with my husband, Dr. Rathjen, and his tremendous staff members, but our current dental team is the greatest!  They are extremely knowledgeable and caring individuals who will take whatever time is necessary to make each patient’s dental experience a positive one.  I am very proud to be a member of this dental team.

At home, Craig and I enjoy just spending time together–walking, bicycling, golfing, fishing, boating, and traveling, but most of all, we love spending time with our kids and grandkids.  We have two married children (a daughter and a son) and four grandchildren.  Yes, we are truly blessed!