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Jackson Dental in Belle Fourche, SD
Meet the Belle Fourche Dental Team

Directors

Jackson Dental in Belle Fourche, SD

Hope Jackson – Operations Director, Registered Dental Hygienist, Certified Orofacial Myologist

Hope attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 2003. She has been working in dentistry since 1997, while still in high school. She is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists Auxillary, while working towards a fellow accreditation. She’s also earned her LANAP…
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Tallia N. – Director of Human Resources & Marketing

Tallia attended South Dakota State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family & Consumer Sciences in 2004. She worked as a multi-unit leader in retail for 15 years before joining the Jackson Dental family in 2019. Tallia stated that she felt “at home” right away during her interview process with…
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Hygienists

Jackson Dental in Belle Fourche, SD

Caitlin J. – Registered Dental Hygienist & Team Leader

Caitlin started her career in dentistry at 19 years old as a dental assistant in Wisconsin, where she grew up. During that time, she fell in love with dentistry and decided to attend hygiene school. She graduated in 2013 with her hygiene degree from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay. Caitlin moved to South…
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Rita B. — Registered Dental Hygienist

Rita has been working in dentistry since 1980 and has formal training from Central Technical Community College in Hastings, Nebraska. In addition to her schooling, Rita has continuing education certifications in laser technology, local anesthetic, nitrous administration, and Inspired Hygiene. She has been an integral part of the Jackson Dental family since 1990. Rita helps…
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Caitlyn M.- Registered Dental Hygienist

Caitlyn started her dental career as a dental assistant which gives her a unique view of the patient’s experience in the dental office as a whole. After discovering that dentistry was her passion she pursued a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene at the University of South Dakota minoring in Health Sciences. Since coming to Jackson…
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Bailey B. – Registered Dental Hygienist

Bailey grew up on her family’s ranch outside of Broadus, MT.  After graduating from Broadus High School, she received her Associate of Arts degree from Miles Community College.  From there, Bailey moved to Sheridan, WY where she received a Health Science degree and an Associate of Dental Hygiene degree.  Bailey is currently working on finishing…
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Dental Assistants

Jackson Dental in Belle Fourche, SD

Stephanie F. — Full Mouth Rehabilitation Certified Dental Assistant & Team Leader

Stephanie has a double Bachelor’s from Black Hills State University and is a proud member of the basketball alumni. Upon graduation, Stephanie attended dental assistant training at Western Dakota Technical Institute. She has post-graduate experience with CEREC restorations and the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries. She joined the Jackson Dental family in 2013. Stephanie assists…
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Angela W. — Certified Dental Assistant & Denture Laboratory Technician

Angela attended Western Dakota Technical Institute and has CEREC training from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. She says her interest in dental care blossomed during high school. Now, Angela has over 19 years of experience (and counting) in dentistry and has gained incomparable training on everything from performing procedures to perfecting the…
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Misty S. — Hygiene & Restorative Certified Dental Assistant

Misty has studied at Penn Foster Career School and Western Dakota Technical Institute before becoming a certified dental assistant. She enjoys assisting the hygiene team, making sure patients are comfortable and happy, as well as managing sterilization area in hygiene. Misty says she wouldn’t choose any other career, because dental assisting helps her fulfill her…
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Lacey B. – Surgical & Restorative Dental Assistant

Lacey is a proud graduate of Black Hills State University with a B.S. in Psychology and Sociology.  She spent her first four years at Jackson Dental as a treatment coordinator, helping patients understand their treatment options and working with them to achieve their goals.  Lacey found she had a passion for chairside assisting, working side…
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Tara R. – Surgical & Restorative Dental Assistant

Tara has worked for Jackson Dental since 2016, but she’s been with us since she was a little girl! Tara was a patient of ours before deciding to join our team as a dental assistant. Now, you will find her working as the 2nd assistant during surgeries. She also works in sterilization and assists with…
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Joni G. – Orthodontic & Clinical Certified Dental Assistant

Joni spent eight years as a certified nursing assistant prior to joining Jackson Dental, and that caring touch shows chairside. When hired, Joni was determined to learn and absorb as much knowledge as possible. With her drive and willingness to learn, she worked her way up to become the lead assistant in the Orthodontics Department….
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Mikayla A. – Orthodontic & Clinical Certified Dental Assistant

Mikayla was born and raised in South Dakota. Growing up on a ranch outside of Phillip, she graduated from Phillip High School in 2018. Mikayla enrolled in the Dental Assisting program at Western Dakota Tech in 2019 and graduated in May 2020. She completed her certification hours with Jackson Dental and stayed on as a…
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Hunter C. – Certified Dental Assistant & Laboratory Technician

Hunter grew up in Rapid City and attended St. Thomas More High School.  After graduation, he attended Northern State University and Western Dakota Tech, where he obtained his Dental Assisting Certification in 2021. Hunter completed his internship hours at Jackson Dental and began working full time in the in-house Dental Laboratory immediately following graduation.   Hunter…
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Administators

Jackson Dental in Belle Fourche, SD

Roni V. – Executive Assistant

Roni graduated from the University of Sioux Falls with a degree in Social Work & Criminal Justice in 2018. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2019 from the University of South Dakota. Upon graduating, Roni and her husband relocated back to the Black Hills. Roni grew up in New Underwood, SD so…
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Nita J. — Financial Analyst

Nita has completed Sphere training along with courses at All-Star Dental Academy and has been working within dentistry for well over two decades. She’s a seasoned professional at dealing with insurance claims, managing account receivables, and helps the director manage the expenses in the practice. Nita loves working at Jackson Dental because of how much…
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Kristie M. — Treatment Coordinator of Dental Surgery & Certified Dental Assistant

Kristie joined the team in 1999 after graduating from Western Dakota Technical Institute as a certified dental assistant. She is a member of the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries and has advanced training with CEREC restorations and Inspired Hygiene. Kristie enjoys helping patients from start to finish throughout their dental surgery process. Kristie says the…
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Kayla F. – Treatment Coordinator

Kayla has been on the Jackson Dental Team since April of 2020. Kayla moved to South Dakota in 2019 from beautiful New England, where she studied Human Resource Management at Ashford University. She chose to move to South Dakota to be closer to family. She fell in love with the Black Hills because there are…
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