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About Northern Star

Our Staff

Administrative Staff:

The Administrative Staff prides themselves on providing excellent patient service.  They are ready to assist you with all matters related to your care including appointment scheduling, communication with your referring doctors’ office, and provide fee estimates.  The team is knowledgeable in both medical and dental insurance coding and will help you understand your insurance coverage.


Char has been in the dental field since May of 2008.  She started with Northern Star OMS in April of 2011.  She finds oral surgery fascinating and unique.  Every day is a new experience, there is always something different to learn.

In Char’s spare time she enjoys scrapbooking, painting, and cooking.  She has 2 cats named Bandit and Tigger.


Rachal is a 2012 graduate of the Dental Assisting program at Hennepin Technical College. She started at Northern Star in February 2014 as a clinical assistant and patient care coordinator.   Rachal provides excellent customer service to patients and family members that call and visit the clinic.  She enjoys supporting patients in all aspects of their experience with us, from scheduling appointments to assist with their treatment.

In her free time, Rachal enjoys visiting skateboard parks with her son, Mason, being outdoors and spending time with her friends and family.


Charity earned a degree in Healthcare Administration. She loves to travel with her husband and son.  And enjoys taking walks with their two black labs.


Heidi is new to dentistry but was exposed to the field at an early age.  Her Grandfather was a professor at the U of M School of dentistry.
after practicing in the Minnesota iron range. She earned an  Associate degree in business administration and loves working with the patients and their families. In oral surgery, there is something new and exciting to learn; and meeting new people every day makes coming to work,  joyful.
In her spare time, she loves spending time with her teenage son, working out and riding her Harley.

Our Clinical Staff

Our Licensed Dental Assistants are certified by the Minnesota State Board of Dentistry. After working with our team for six months, they begin certification in the AAOMS Dental Assistant Anesthesia National Certification program.  All clinical staff are certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Basic Life Support (BLS).  Thier goal is to provide you with safe, companionate care. 


Melissa is a 1998 graduate of Dakota County Technical College. She joined the NorthernStar OMS team just this past year after 15 years in general dentistry. Melissa enjoys making patients feel at ease during their time with us. Melissa resides in Minneapolis with her husband, two children and Her “babies” their two dogs. She likes spending time with her family at her parent’s lake home, solving puzzles, live music and trying out new restaurants. She is excited to be a part of the wonderful team here at NorthernStar OMS!



Allison is a 2017 graduate of the Dental Assisting program at Hennepin Technical College in Eden Prairie.
She joined NorthernStar OMS in the summer of 2017 as an intern and was hired on full-time after
completing her internship. Allison finds oral surgery exciting and loves learning something new about oral
surgery every day.
In Allison’s spare time, she enjoys baking, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.


I was born and grew up in Togo, a small country located in West Africa.  After my studies in Philosophy, I specialized in human rights and development.  I worked several years as a Human Rights Defender and as an Executive Director in the NGO “Humanitarian Plus.”   I came to the USA with my wife and daughter.  In May 2016, I joined Northern Star Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery’s team as an Instrument Technician. It is a completely different but exciting field.  During my free time, I communicate with my NGO in Togo and most importantly, I spend time with my daughter, Ivy.

It is fascinating to see how Northern Star OMS gives a smile to all patients who pass by.  It is a real pleasure for me to part of this great team.


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