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Meet Theresa – Dental Hygienist

I grew up here in Sioux Falls and graduated from Roosevelt High School. Growing up, I was always interested in the dental field. I've gone through braces twice, oral surgery to pull my top canines down, bone grafting and dental implants not to mention needing several baby teeth pulled because they would not come out on their own. Believe me when I say I've been through it all! I began shadowing dental hygienists while in high school, and again in college. I graduated from USD dental hygiene in 2...

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Meet Lynn – Business Assistant

I was born and raised in Sioux Falls. I worked in the medical field for 23 years before returning to school in 2008. I graduated last December with my B.A. in Health Sciences. I have been in the dental field now for 6 years, the last year being at Family Dental Center. I have found that Family Dental Center not only values and treats their patients with the utmost respect; they also truly appreciate their staff and treat them like family! I look forward to getting married to a wonderful...

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Debating on whether or not to buy a Sonicare toothbrush?

Here are just 5 benefits of why you should consider buying a Sonicare toothbrush: 5. Naturally whiter teeth - a Sonicare toothbrush is clinically proven to significantly reduce coffee, tea and tobacco stains in about a month. 4. Superior plague removal - is greater and more effective with a Sonicare toothbrush than a manual one. 3. Healthier gums – the high-speed bristle motion and dynamic cleaning action reaches deep between teeth and below the gum line. 2. Timer – Sonicare ...

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Meet Jessica – Clinical Assistant

I began my career with Family Dental Center in 1999 after graduating from the Dental Assisting program at Western Iowa Technical College in Sioux City, Iowa. The experience and knowledge from the doctors at Family Dental Center has taught me so much. My time spent with Dr. Jones will be cherished, and I look forward to the new experiences I’ll share with Dr. Lineweber. Along with that, getting to know my patients and the connections made with them over the past 15 years is what I enjoy most....

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Meet Lori – Business Assistant

I have lived in the Sioux Falls area all my life and became interested in dentistry simply from being a patient at Family Dental Center for over 20 years. I love the friendly and helpful atmosphere at Family Dental Center and knowing that we are all here to help the patients understand why it is so important to take care of their teeth, after all we need them for a lifetime. Everyone here has taught me how to take better care of my teeth and the importance of doing so. When I come in for a de...

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Meet Jenny – Dental Hygienist

I was born and raised in Sioux Falls and graduated from Washington High School.  I graduated from the University of South Dakota in Dental Hygiene in 2007.  I love what I do and enjoy working with patients and helping them achieve great oral health!  I have been at Family Dental Center for 4 years.  We have a great group of patients and a wonderful staff that is like family! My husband Aaron and I have been happily married for 9 years and we have two beautiful daughters named Katelyn...

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Meet Dr. Kim Suga – Dentist

I was born in Springfield, IL and after a little bit of moving around, I ended up in Sioux Falls, SD by the time I turned eight. I’ve always considered Sioux Falls to be my hometown. I spent most of my time growing up playing with my older brother, Ben, and my younger sister, Ellyn. My mother chose to stay home with us after spending years as a Registered Nurse and my father is a practicing Orthopedic Surgeon. I attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln for college and obtained a degree in B...

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Wisdom Teeth – Remove or Not Remove?

Wisdom teeth are the third or last set of molars that most get late in their teenage years or during their twenties. For some people, the four molars are able to erupt and become part of their normal dentition. In these cases, the teeth are well-formed and also well-aligned. On the other hand, most wisdom teeth are misaligned which can crowd and potentially damage adjacent teeth. Their awkward position also can make care for them difficult and can result in cavities. Sometimes wisdom t...

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Meet Cindy – Clinical Assistant

I grew up in the Hartford area and moved out west for a few years, starting as a Dental Assistant 30 years ago in Chamberlain, SD. Then, my husband, daughter and I decided to move back to the Hartford area, where I started working at Family Dental Center in September of 1992. Between the people that I work with and our great patients, I have a very large second family – and that’s what I like about Family Dental Center. Working here, we try to treat everyone like they are family members...

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Meet Lisa – Dental Hygienist

I started at Family Dental Center in 1993 right after I graduated from USD in Dental Hygiene. I grew up in the Sioux Falls area and I'm lucky enough to have my family still here. My husband and I have one daughter who will be in 3rd grade, she is a joy! I enjoy spending my time with my family and friends, camping and traveling. The best thing about Family Dental Center is the patients. I love visiting with my patients when I am working, and I truly enjoy seeing them out and about when I am not...

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