Assistants

There is few things more important to a dentist than a great dental assistant and we truly believe we have the best! From helping the doctors chair-side, talking through the procedures with our patients, to gathering and organizing infomation their role in the office is truly invaluable. 

 

Judy

 
 
 

Hometown and Education

  • Judy was born and raised in Rock Valley, Iowa and is a longtime resident of Sioux Falls.
  • She obtained a bachelor's degree from Briar Cliff College in Sioux City Iowa.

How did you get into dentistry?

  • She has been in the dental field for 23 years as a dental assistant & has been with our team for over 18 years.
  • She enjoys keeping on the cutting edge of dentistry, and received her Dental Assisting Implant Certification through International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
  • Judy is a certified dental assistant. Judy loves working within an office that keeps up with technology so we can offer our patients the best of care, she also loves working on smile makeover cases with patient's who come in uncomfortable with their smile, then once treatment is complete, they can't stop smiling.
  • She also appreciates Dr. Kusek's dedication to continuing education for the entire staff. She says that she is thankful to be working with such a great staff and she knows that we have the BEST patients!

Tell us about your family.

  • In her free time Judy enjoys spending time with her son, daughter-in-law & grandson.

What are your interests and hobbies?

  • She also enjoys walking, reading, sewing, quilting, movies, supporting her son's music endeavors and the Washington Pavillion.
 

Kristi

 
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Hometown and Education

  • Kristi is originally from in Madison, SD, and now calls Montrose home.

How you got into dentistry?

  • She obtained her bachelor's degree in Graphic Arts and Web Design from Dakota State University, and went on to dental assisting school at Southeast Technical Institute, also completing her Dental Assisting National Boards.
  • Kristi has received her Dental Assisting Implant Certification through International Congress of Oral Implantologists & has been with our team since 2007.
  • She says the best thing about her profession is being able to ease fearful or hesitant patients that come to our office.

Tell us about your family.

  • Kristi and her husband, Tony, have three children, Braylee, Easton and Rawley.

What are your interests and hobbies?

  • In her spare time Kristi enjoys being with family & friends, cake decorating, cooking, camping, traveling, gardening, hunting and fishing.
 

Amanda

Hometown and Education

  • Amanda was born in Rapid City and lived there through the 1st grade. She then moved to Watertown where she attended grade school and graduated high school in 2009.

How DID YOU gEt into dentistry?

  • She obtained her dental assisting certification from Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown and moved to Sioux Falls after completing her boards. Amanda has been a dental assistant for eight years.
  • Amanda appreciates working at Dr Kusek's office and the continuing education they offer and advancements with her dental assisting.
  • She loves working with people and helping hem feel at ease and comfortable and loves the wonderful team of people she works with. 

Tell us about your family.

  • In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially her little girl, Hallie, and her husband, Caleb. 

What are your interests and hobbies?

  • Amanda enjoys anything family oriented. She especially enjoys the outdoors, shooting ranges, hunting and four wheeling.