Meet The Staff


Pat has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1991. With 33 years of experience she has seen many changes in the dental field. Pat has worked with Dr. Roberts since she opened the doors here 17 years ago. Pat is married with three grown children. In her spare time she likes to etch glass, read, and spend time with her family.

“What makes me smile are the people that I meet each day. No two days are ever the same. Old, young and in between, I love the stories people have to tell.”

Sandi is our receptionist and has been with Pine City Dental for the past nine years. She has been in the medical field most of her career; ranging from pediatrics to dentistry. Sandi’s personal time is spent enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

The diversity in patients and working with people face-to-face on a daily basis is my favorite part of being at the front desk.”


Tamara is one of our Registered Dental Assistants. She graduated from Century College and has been with Pine City Dental for the past 14 years. In her spare time, Tamara enjoys running, gardening, cooking, and going to the lake on the weekends with her husband and children.

What I like the most about being a dental assistant is that each day is different. I enjoy meeting new people every day.”

Christy is one of our Registered Certified Dental Assistants. She graduated from the dental assisting program at Brainerd Technical College in 1992. She has been with Pine City Dental for three years. Christy spends her time in all aspects of patient care. Her time is divided between direct patient care and patient care coordination.

“Being a dental assistant is very rewarding and every day is different. I also enjoy working with patients of all ages.”

Jodi is one of our licensed dental assistants. She graduated from Herzing University in 2003. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and swimming with her younger son. She spends most of her free time watching her older son play hockey, baseball, and football.

“I love helping different people every day.”
Cheryl is a Registered Dental Hygienist at Pine City Dental. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in dental hygiene from the University of South Dakota, and has over 23 years of experience in the dental hygiene field. Cheryl has been with Pine City Dental since 2014. Cheryl enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her husband and two children.

“I love the satisfaction that comes from helping others with their dental health, while working in a team oriented practice.”

Brenda is a dental hygienist and a 2004 graduate of Normandale Community College. She thoroughly enjoys dental hygiene and has spent many hours on continuing dental education. Brenda is happy to be a part of Pine City Dental as part of her community! She likes to spend her free time outdoors with family and friends.

“I enjoy being able to help others in my community by becoming healthier and happier. It is amazing how a healthy smile can increase one’s confidence and quality of life!”

Lani is a Registered Dental Hygienist.  She graduated from Lake Superior College in 2013. She has over three years experience in the dental hygiene field. She is new to the area and feels right at home at Pine City Dental. In her spare time, Lani loves to sketch, read, garden and spend time with her family.

“I really enjoy the one on one with patients. Getting to know them and making their time with us comfortable is a goal of mine with each and every patient.”