Meet The Team
MEET THE DENTAL ASSISTANTS
Our dental assisting team can answer any questions you might have ranging from simple appointments to technical dental treatment procedures. They will help you prepare for your visit, answer your questions about post-operative care and have even been known to hold a hand during dental treatment.
Sarah JohnsonEFDAFront Office
Sarah has enjoyed working in the dental field since high school and has been trained by many great dental professionals during her career. As a Registered Dental Assistant and Treatment Coordinator, she has had the opportunity to learn about different dental needs from many cultures worldwide. Rock Valley is her home along with her husband Jeff and their family. She is excited to be serving her community!
Mary KostersRDA, EFDA
Mary has been working in the dental field for the past 34 years. She enjoys all different aspects of her job, but especially interacting with our great patients every day. Mary and her husband, Dave, spend most of their spare time with family and friends. They have 3 married children and 9 grandchildren. They love warm weather activities; camping, motorcycle riding, bicycle riding, and just being outdoors. Mary tries to live a healthy and active lifestyle and is thankful everyday for all the blessings in her life.
Holli has been working in the dental field for 37 years in Rock Valley. She and her husband, Bill, live in Doon. Holli considers herself blessed by getting to know many patients through the years. Her goal each day is to treat each patient as family. She enjoys biking, scrap-booking, and spending time with family.
Christian SanchezRDA, CDA, EFDA
Christian graduated from Boyden-Hull in 2009 and earned her Certified Dental Assistant and Expanded Function Dental Assistant degrees from Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City in 2010. Christian performed her clinical rotation with Dr. Jespersen (now retired) and was excited to join the Rock Valley team officially in May of 2010. Christian and her husband, Joel, have four children Isaak, Julian, Julisa and Josue. She enjoys spending time with her family including her parents, siblings, aunts and uncles.
Krysta Dissing joined our office Feb. of 2021. She graduated from West Lyon High School in 2020 and is working towards getting her Certified Dental Assistant degree. Krysta enjoys working and caring for our patients here at Rock Valley Dental. Krysta lives in Alvord, IA with her parents and younger brother. When Krysta isn’t in the office she likes to go running and spend time with her family and friends.
MEET OUR DENTAL HYGIENISTS
Our dental hygienists emphasize good home care of the teeth and gums and provide comfortable and thorough preventive and therapeutic dental treatment in a caring setting. We are proud of our hygiene team's committment to quality and the outstanding care they provide to all the patients in our practice.
Amy completed her Dental Hygiene Degree at the University of South Dakota. She started working with Dr. Jespersen shortly after graduating in 1990 and later in the same practice with Dr. Koth since July 2012. Amy lives on an acreage outside of Larchwood with her husband, Jay. They have one daughter, Tiffany, who is finishing her degree in accounting and business. Amy and Jay enjoy spending time camping and fishing, mostly in Chamberlain, South Dakota. Amy thanks all of her patients for letting her assist them with their hygiene care for the past 28 years.
Kali Van VeldhuizenRDH
Kali was born and raised in Rock Valley. Kali graduated from the Rock Valley Community School in 2006 and obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of South Dakota in 2009. Kali started working for Dr. Jespersen in high school helping out wherever she was needed, and returned to the team as a dental hygienist after college. Kali enjoys practicing in her hometown and seeing familiar faces everyday. When Kali is not at the office she stays very busy with her growing family. She currently has four children, Trent, Kason, Brett, and Kenna. Kali enjoys being outdoors, playing volleyball, exercising, and spending time with family and friends.
Brittany joined our dental team in June of 2017. She was a graduate from DMACC Dental Assisting Program in 2014 and then went on to obtain her hygiene license from the DMACC Dental Hygiene Program in May 2017. She and her husband Tyler were recently married and they now reside in Rock Valley. They recently welcomed their son Bennett in August 2018. In her spare time Brittany likes to spend time with friends and family, go on walks with their dog Gracie, and enjoy many outdoor activities. She is excited to be a part of our community and get to know the patients at Rock Valley Dental. Brittany has been a great new asset to our dental team, and we are excited to see her career grow.
Bayleigh became a part of our team in 2020 following her graduation with a Dental Hygiene degree from the University of South Dakota. She currently resides in Ashton, IA where she enjoys reading books, riding her bicycle, and spending time with her family. Bayleigh and her fiancé Evin anticipate making Rock Valley closer to home, following their wedding in 2023. Bayleigh brings great energy to our team and is loved by patients at Rock Valley Dental. We can ensure that she can put a smile on any face!
Whitney is a native to Rock Valley after graduating from Rock Valley Community School in 2008. After high school she attended Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, SD where she received her diploma in Surgical Technology. She was a surgical technologist for 12 years before returning back to Rock Valley after living in North Carolina with her family for some time. Whitney loves spending time with her husband Antonio, and two children, Antonio Jr. and Kiana, along with additional family and friends. She also enjoys reading, coloring, and gaming on an Xbox or PC. Rock Valley Dental is so happy to have Whitney with her healthcare background and savvy computer mind to help handle all the needs of our patients.
Glenda joined Rock Valley Dental front desk team in 2022, and is the pleasant and kind voice behind the phone that will help schedule all your dental appointments. She has a Business Administration Degree from Southeast Technical Institute. Glenda has always loved working with and helping people and she has enjoyed her time learning about dentistry! Glenda lives in Rock Valley with her two daughters, Kylee and Brooklyn. In her spare time she enjoys camping with family and friends.
OFFICE MANAGEMENT TEAM
Our Front Office Team greet you with a smile when you walk in the door! They can help you make appointments, answer questions about your dental treatment plan and assist you with financial arrangements.
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