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Northland Dental

Meet the Team at Northland Dental

Our dental team has decades of combined experience in dentistry, and each brings unique skills and talents to the job. We want to deliver an enjoyable, stress-free experience, so we work hard together behind the scenes to ensure that you have a comfortable appointment and feel like a valued part of our extended dental family. 

At Northland Dental, we treat teeth, but most importantly, we treat people. We value the time we spend with you and always enjoy sharing a joke and a laugh. The things that matter to you matter to us, and it’s always a pleasure for us to hear a story about what’s happening in your life or what your kids have been up to lately. 

Dr. Atchison, our hygienists, assistants, and support staff are delighted that you are considering making us your new dental home. We look forward to welcoming you to Northland Dental and starting what we know will be a long and rewarding relationship for all of us. 

Please call our Moorhead, MN dental office at 218-236-7076 to schedule an appointment to get started, but until then, please get to know the fantastic team who will be serving you.

Dr. Andrew Atchison

Andrew Atchison, DDS is a native of Fergus Falls, MN. He graduated from Concordia College and then graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota. He was previously employed with Metro Dental care in Coon Rapids, MN. Dr. Atchison enjoys every facet of general dentistry, and he looks forward to establishing relationships with all of his clients.

Dr. Atchison is a member of one of the most highly recognized comprehensive continuing education programs, Spear Education and Study Club, where he meets regularly with colleagues for collaboration in treating complex dental cases

Along with his wife and two daughters, Dr. Atchison enjoys practicing in the Fargo-Moorhead community. Dr. Atchison is a big sports fan and also enjoys reading, running, and spending time at the lake.

Taylor

Dental Hygienist

Taylor started in the dental field in 2017 and became part of the Northland Dental team in 2019. She enjoys making personal connections, getting to know her patients, and helping them feel comfortable and confident in their smiles.

Understanding that each has unique needs, Taylor likes to personalize her patients’ appointments to meet them.  Most of the duties she performs as a dental hygienist focus on preventing more significant problems in the mouth, including teeth cleanings, x-rays, and fluoride applications. Taylor also offers periodontal therapy, including full mouth debridements and scaling and root planing. 

Outside of dentistry, Taylor enjoys fishing with her husband Dylan, daughter, and her two dogs, Tuff and Brooks. She also loves spending time at the lakes, watching movies, and playing music. 

Tracy

Dental Hygienist

Tracy attended Minnesota State Community and Technical College Moorhead and joined Northland Dental in 2020 as a hygienist. She enjoys celebrating improvements in a patient’s oral health, teaching them the tricks they need to maintain their oral health, and forming new relationships along the way.

As a dental hygienist, Tracy provides services such as patient education, routine preventive dental cleanings, periodontal therapy with local anesthesia, sealants, and x-rays. Through it all, she focuses on forming fun and trusting relationships with her patients so they can always look forward to the best possible care with a sense of humor.

When she’s not helping our patients, Tracy loves spending time with her and her husband’s children and extended family. She also enjoys traveling, time at the lakes, and socializing with her friends.

Alyssa

Dental Assistant

Alyssa attended Minnesota State Community and Technical College Moorhead for dental assisting. In 2016 she worked as a summer intern at Northland Dental and was hired as a dental assistant shortly after.

Alyssa’s role as an assistant is to support Dr. Atchison and make sure the workday runs smoothly. She enjoys getting to know patients and helping them improve their oral health and loves the variety of procedures with dental assisting. Alyssa also assists with taking x-rays and impressions, shade matching, and making temporary crowns. 

In her free time, you’ll find Alyssa spending time with her husband and puppy and family and friends. She also enjoys country concerts and looks forward to the time when she can attend them again. 

Kylah

Dental Assistant

Kylah received her training at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, MN, where she graduated in 2008. She has been part of the Northland Dental team since 2011.

Kylah enjoys the diversity of dental assisting, including seating and dismissing patients, assisting the doctor during procedures, taking x-rays, and educating patients on their treatment. She also enjoys creating personal relationships to help patients feel comfortable and ensure they have a positive experience. 

In her free time, Kylah enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Ice fishing and snowmobiling are her favorite winter activities, and in the summer, she enjoys camping and kayaking.

 

Janet

Dental Hygienist

Janet attended North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, ND, and from 1981 to 1985 worked as a dental assistant and then a dental hygienist. In 1992, she joined the Northland Dental team.

As a dental hygienist, Janet’s goal is to positively impact the oral health of every patient that comes to our office. She enjoys meeting and connecting with the patients and educating them on how to take care of their teeth. Janet’s role is to take x-rays, remove plaque and tartar, perform scaling and root planing, apply sealants and fluoride, and take impressions.

When she’s not busy assisting our patients, Janet enjoys spending time with family, traveling, walking, baking, and canning. 

Brittany

Finance Manager

Brittany attended Minnesota State Community and Technical College Moorhead for dental assisting. She graduated in 2014 and joined Northland Dental shortly after. Her job as finance manager is to make the insurance and collecting process easy for patients.

Brittany enjoys learning about all the different kinds of insurance and how they work and is always amazed at how many different kinds of plans there are! She also likes taking time to chat with patients and catch up with what they’ve been doing since their last visit. Brittany makes sure patients' insurance information is up to date before their appointments, reviews treatment plans, and schedules patients for their next visit.

Outside of dentistry, Brittany and her husband Zack enjoy spending time outside with their dogs Charlie and Myles, and visiting the lakes in the summer months.

Anna

Scheduling Coordinator

Anna graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College Moorhead with a degree in Business: Management, Marketing and Sales. In 2019, she joined the team at Northland Dental.

As a scheduling coordinator, Anna’s job is to help patients feel welcome and show them that their dental health is in great hands when they come in to get their dental needs taken care of. She enjoys greeting our patients when they first walk through our doors and ensuring that all their dental needs are scheduled in a timely fashion.

In her free time, Anna enjoys lifting weights, spending time in the kitchen baking and cooking, hanging out with family and friends, traveling, and being at the lake in the summer. 

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