Concept Dentistry Dental Team


Elyce, RDH

Elyce, RDH - Concept Dentistry - Our Dental TeamElyce has been a hygienist at Concept Dentistry for over 4 years and works in both the Fargo and Valley City offices. She is a graduate of Minnesota State Community and Technical College with a degree in Dental Hygiene and received her bachelor’s degree in Business from NDSU.  Elyce is always ready with a joke or a funny story that puts her patients at ease. She prides herself on being gentle and thorough and with her upbeat personality your appointment will be finished before you know it!

“I pursued a career in dental hygiene because I want to work directly with patients during the day and be able to spend time with my family every night. I enjoy making people feel better about themselves. For example, when a patient hates to smile because they dislike their teeth and we change them with Six Month Smiles, veneers or composite fillings, it’s a great feeling to watch people smile again!”

What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
“I like to spend it with my family watching a Green Bay Packers game!”

Brittany, RDH

Brittany, RDH - Concept Dentistry - Our Dental TeamBrittany has been a hygienist at Concept Dentistry for 3 years and works in the Valley City office. She is a graduate of Argosy University- Twin Cities with a degree in Dental Hygiene.  Brittany makes sure that you are getting the most complete care with a gentle touch to make your visit as comfortable as possible. She gives great advice on how to make good oral hygiene part of your everyday routine.

“I wanted a career in dental hygiene primarily because I love helping others! I also pursued dental hygiene because teeth and the relationship they have with their surroundings fascinate me. I love to make people feel good about their smiles – whether I’m cleaning and maintaining their teeth or helping them achieve the bright smile they deserve!”

What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
“I enjoy reading, watching football (Go Green Bay Packers!) and walking my dog, Charlie.”

Kris, RDH

Kris, RDH - Concept Dentistry - Our Dental TeamKris has been a hygienist for over 20 years and a hygienist at Concept Dentistry for over 10 years and works in the Valley City office. She is a graduate of North Dakota State College of Science with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Kris is easy to talk to and enjoys learning about her patients. They are often surprised to find out she has a farm background – driving tractors and combines – and can still clean their teeth so gently.

“I’ve always been interested in teeth. As a child, my dentist fixed my teeth to make my smile beautiful as a teen. It seemed like a good fit for me to be involved in the process to make other people feel good about their smile. I enjoy helping people understand how to take care of their teeth for their lifetime. Easing peoples’ fears about coming to see us is rewarding to me.”

What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
“In the summer yard work is a big thing for me! You can also find me on the 4×4 with my dogs or entertaining friends with a good meal on the grill and stories around the campfire.”

April, RDH

April, RDH - Concept Dentistry - Our Dental TeamApril has been a hygienist at Concept Dentistry for over 5 years. She works in both the Fargo and Valley City offices. She is a graduate of North Dakota State College of Science with a degree in Dental Hygiene.  April enjoys making the dentist a fun place to visit!  You can catch her singing along to the radio, treating her patients to a concert – free of charge, of course.  She also makes your visit enjoyable with her gentle care and kind attitude toward patients of all ages.

“I have always been interested in my own teeth and oral health, so it only made sense that I help others with their own! I really enjoy helping people understand and take pride in their oral health. Also, I love doing Six Month Smiles – showing our patients their before and after pictures during treatment and the smile on their face when they are finished is extremely rewarding!”

What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
“I enjoy making a home-cooked meal and curling up on the couch watching a movie with my husband.”

Trinity, RDH

Trinity, RDH - Concept Dentistry - Our Dental TeamTrinity has been a hygienist for over 7 years and a hygienist at Concept Dentistry for over 3 years and works in both the Fargo and Valley City offices. She is a graduate of Minnesota State Community and Technical College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Trinity’s smile and infectious laughter will make you feel welcome and comfortable in our office. Her friendly attitude and gentle touch have her patients leaving their appointments smiling.

“I love the healthcare field and the ability to help others made pursuing dental hygiene an easy decision. I am passionate about helping patients make the best choices that can affect their oral health. Educating patients about oral hygiene and giving them more confidence to show off their smile makes coming to work every day exciting.”

What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
“I enjoy relaxing and spending time with my friends. During football season, I am cheering for the Cowboys!”

Janie, RDH

Janie, RDH - Concept Dentistry - Our Dental TeamJanie has been a hygienist at Concept Dentistry for over 44 years. Janie works at the Valley City office.  She is a graduate of North Dakota State College of Science with a degree in Dental Hygiene. After working many years in Valley City, Janie has created long lasting relationships with her patients, often seeing them grow to have children of their own. She is always excited to meet new patients and welcome them to our office.

“I became a dental hygienist because I always liked the medical field. I thought that dental hygiene sounded more interesting to me than nursing.  Seeing my patients keep their teeth over the years as a result of visits with the dentist and me is extremely satisfying. Seeing my patients enjoy their dental visits and become less fearful is extremely satisfying.”

What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
“I enjoy spending time with family or reading a good book. I also enjoy working on different craft projects.”

Lindsey, RDH

Lindsey, RDH - Concept Dentistry - Our Dental TeamLindsey has been a hygienist at Concept Dentistry for over 5 years and works at both the Fargo and Valley City offices. She is a graduate of North Dakota State College of Science with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Lindsey’s priority is patient comfort – she is always willing to spend extra time with you to make you feel more relaxed or offer additional explanations about treatment. She is also the best at giving movie suggestions during your time at our office.

“As a dental hygienist I am most excited to meet new people and form relationships with patients that will hopefully continue for many years. I am most passionate about being able to make a difference in someone’s oral health and enhance their personal confidence in their smile – whether it is through healthier tissues, whiter teeth or filling a space. Smiles are contagious and people should share them.”

What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
“I wish I could say I was good at crafts, but usually I am going to the movies or out to dinner with my friends and family.”

Shannon, RDH

Shannon, RDH - Concept Dentistry - Our Dental TeamShannon has been a hygienist for over 10 years and a hygienist at Concept Dentistry for over a year. She works at our Valley City office. She is a graduate of North Dakota State College of Science with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Shannon always has a smile on her face and her upbeat, positive attitude, along with her gentle touch, has her patients leave smiling too!

“I had braces when I was younger and that sparked my interest in the dental field. My goal is to make every patient comfortable when they’re at the dental office, in turn making them more likely to come back regularly and maintain the health of their mouth. A simple smile is very powerful and goes a long way, so I love that I can be a part of that!”

What is your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

“I enjoy spending it with family and friends. I like to make weekend trips visiting friends that I don’t get to see during the week. I also enjoy being at the farm.”

Nancy, RDA

Nancy, Business Manager - Concept Dentistry - Our Dental TeamNancy has been a dental assistant at Concept Dentistry for over 40 years and works at the Valley City office. She received her diploma in Dental Assisting in conjunction with North Dakota State College of Sciences’ program. She was the first registered dental assistant in the state of North Dakota! Nancy always puts her patients first: whether she’s listening to their dental concerns or learning about their family. As a long time member of the Concept Dentistry team, she’s a familiar face that puts our patients at ease. 

“I pursued a career as a dental assistant because I knew every day I would be faced with a different challenge and task. I feel my years of experience have given me the ability to cope with any situation that may come up. That makes coming to work exciting! I also thought it would be a great way to meet people and make new friends. It’s been rewarding creating relationships with our patients that have lasted many years.”

What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or Sunday afternoon?

“My favorite way to spend my weekend is with my family and grand kids.”

Ashley, RDH

Ashley has been in the dental hygiene profession for over 1 year and works in our Fargo and Wahpeton offices.  She graduated from North Dakota State College of Science with a degree in Dental Hygiene.  Ashley loves to keep a light hearted and fun environment with patients so she enjoys joking around while she is busy at work.

“I became a dental hygienist because I wanted to have an impact in people’s lives and to be part of giving them the confidence that comes with having a healthy smile. Dental treatment can change the way a person feels about themselves and it is amazing to be part of that process.”

What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

“I enjoy spending time with family watching a good football game in the fall and winter and spending time outside in my garden in the summer.”

Kayla, RDH

Kayla has been a dental hygienist for 3 years and works in both our Wahpeton and Fargo offices. She graduated from North Dakota State College of Science with a degree in Dental Hygiene and Montana State University Great Falls with a degree in Dental Assisting. Kayla enjoys getting to know her patients and help them achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.

“As long as I can remember I’ve wanted to be a hygienist.  When I was a child I loved visiting the dentist and getting my teeth cleaned.  I always watched my hygienist clean my teeth through the reflection in her glasses.  I love that there is always something new to learn everyday in the dental field. My goal is to provide patients with thorough yet gentle dental visits in a comfortable, pleasant environment. 

What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

“I enjoy spending time at the lake in the summer or curled up reading a good book.”

Nancy, Business Manager

Nancy, RDA - Concept Dentistry - Our Dental TeamNancy is Concept Dentistry’s Business Manager and has been a part of the Concept Dentistry team for over 16 years. She works at the Valley City office.  After 20 years in the banking industry, Nancy was looking for a career change and we are thankful she chose dentistry! She is a wealth of knowledge especially regarding dental insurance and makes sure patients are maximizing their benefits.

“I like that we are able to help so many people of varying ages with a wide variety of dental issues. I enjoy my position in the front office to keep the business functions running smoothly.”

What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
“I enjoy reading, doing a variety of crafts and spending time with my daughters or sisters.”

Mary, Front Office Administrator

Mary is the Front Office Administrator in Valley City. She has been part of the Concept Dentistry team for over 15 years. She was a stay-at-home mom and when her last child entered kindergarten, she reentered the work force to regain some adult interaction. This makes Mary the best person to meet when patients first come to our office. You will be greeted with a smile and often by name when you walk in the door.

“I really enjoy when a patient comes into the office in pain and we are able to help them out so when they leave they are smiling and very appreciative. I love visiting with our patients and getting to know them on a personal level as well as professionally.”

What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

“I enjoy reading books and watching Hallmark movies.”

Heidi, Operations Manager

Heidi, Office Manager - Concept Dentistry - Our Dental TeamHeidi is the Operations Manager at Concept Dentistry.  She primarily works at the Fargo office but you may see her at the Valley City and Wahpeton locations as well.  She has been working in the dental field since 1991.  Heidi has been involved in dental office management since 2004.  She obtained her certification in dental assisting in 1993 and has continued to maintain her certification at the national level as well as her registration at the state level even though she has been serving in a dental office management position for the last several years. Each area of the dental office is important and she is happy she has had the chance to work in several different roles over the years.  This variety helps her understand and communicate as well as educate patients when they contact the office with questions regarding their dental needs.  

“I began working in the dental field by accident. I filled in for my sister when she was temping for an office at the front desk over her college break. They offered me the position when it became available as a permanent position. I absolutely loved everything about dentistry and made it my career.  What I love most about dentistry is getting to know people and making them feel comfortable coming to the office for their dental appointments.” 

What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

 “Days at the lake on our boat are always a fun way to enjoy the weekend in the summer. An added bonus is when our children and grandchildren are able join us!”

Hillary, Front Office Administrator

Hillary has been working in the dental profession for 3 years and works at the Fargo office. She graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College in 2014 with a dental assisting degree.  Hillary loves to smile, laugh and keep an upbeat attitude while at work.  It would not be a normal day at the office if you did not hear a giggle from Hillary!

“I have always found interest in oral health and I think it is wonderful how much confidence a smile can make for a person.   I enjoy being able to help educate people about the importance of their dental health.”

What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

“You can find me at the gym or watching a Minnesota Wild game.  I also enjoy spending time with my two puppies, Odin and Mya.”  

Jennifer, Executive Assistant

Jennifer has been working in the medical/dental field for 3 years.  She is a graduate of Rasmussen College and works at the Valley City office.  Jen loves to assist you with any questions you may have regarding your appointment. She is very knowledgeable in answering questions regarding those confusing dental insurance plans.  Any questions and Jen will find the answer! Patients are known to compliment Jen on always having a smile on her face.

“I became interested in the dental field due to my sister’s profession as a dental assistant.  I began working with her and knew it was a great career for myself as well.  I find it so exciting seeing patients leave the office with a confident smile.  I also like to make sure every patient feels comfortable and enjoys their visit with us!”

What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

“My favorite way to spend my Sunday afternoons are with my niece, Claire, family or friends.”

Bob Bulik, CRNA

Bob Bulik is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) who provides sedation for dental treatment at Concept Dentistry. Bob graduated with his degree in Nursing from North Dakota State University in 1978. He continued his education at Minneapolis School of Anesthesia, graduating in 1982, giving him more than 33 years of experience as an anesthesia provider. Bob’s many years of experience with patients of all ages shows in his patient interactions. His ability to make his patients feel comfortable and at ease prior to their procedures, is second only to his focus on patient safety. 

Bob is a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) and currently holds a full-time position as the manager of the Anesthesia Department at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND.  You will see Bob at both the Fargo and Valley City offices.

“Every day I have the pleasure of knowing that I am helping patients during very stressful times in their lives. My goal is to make their experience as comfortable as possible – before, during and after their procedure. It’s satisfying knowing that the sedation I provide allows someone who was fearful of the dentist or dental treatment achieve better oral health and overall health. I wanted to become a CRNA because I enjoy the diversity of work and the diversity of people I encounter on a daily basis. Each patient is unique and can present their own challenges. This motivates me to stay up-to-date in my education and techniques, so I know I am providing the best care available today.”