Meet Our Team

We like to work together and it shows! With a warm smile and a friendly hello, our friendly and talented dental team will assure that you will be comfortable and well-taken care of in a relaxed environment. If you have questions, just ask and we will be eager to help you.

Our team:

These are the four faces you will see when you arrive at your appointment!

Shayna Scheduling Coordinator
Shayna grew up on a farm outside of Fordville, ND. She has been in Grand Forks for about 6 years now. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her husband, daughter and golden retriever Toby! She also loves to stay active by being outside as much as possible and playing softball in the summer.

Melissa-Loehr-Photo-2019Melissa Scheduling Coordinator
Melissa joined our team in 2018. She is originally from Devils Lake, but has called Grand Forks home for 32 years. At the office, Melissa coordinates scheduling, reception and insurance. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family. She and her husband hope to get another golden retriever in the future, as they love dogs. She also enjoys sports and traveling!

Kim, Office
I was raised on a farm in the southeast corner of North Dakota, along with three older sisters and two younger brothers. My husband, Mark and I moved to Grand Forks in the early 1980’s, so we now consider Grand Forks our home. I graduated from North Dakota State School of Science with a degree in Business. I have been working with Dr. Bridgeford for over 30 years.
We have a cat named, Penny, who we adore. We love animals and believe in animal rescue. I enjoy UND hockey and football games, gardening and doing crafts in my spare time.

Melinda, Appointment Coordinator / Financial
I was born and raised in Grand Forks. I graduated with a degree in Dental Assisting from Bemidji Community and Technical College. I chose to further my education and pursue a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Minnesota.
My husband, Paul is a farmer in the Red River Valley. He lives, eats and breathes to play in the soil. I, on the other hand, live, eat and breathe for my two horses and four cats, whom I consider my children. I also enjoy playing the piano, being active in the church, and spending time with family.
God has blessed me with a passion for dentistry. I am proud to say that I have worked for Bridgeford Dental for over 25 years. I genuinely enjoy my relationships with our patients and thrive on learning the details of every individual’s story. I am in the business of assisting in saving thousands of teeth.

Our Dental Hygienists!

Jenni, RDH Dental Hygienist
Jenni, a Thief River Falls native, graduated from Lake Superior College with a degree in dental hygiene and has been with Legacy Dental ever since. She has a passion for oral hygiene and loves getting to know her patients while helping and educating them in their oral health. Outside of work, she enjoys anything outdoors and spends as much time as possible with family and friends.

Kristin, RDH Dental Hygienist
Kristin completed her dental hygiene degree in 2005 from Lake Superior College. Her favorite part of dental hygiene are the relationships formed with new and current patients. She enjoys spending time with family, cooking, biking, reading and lake season.

Katie, RDH, RDA Dental Hygienist
Katie is a Bismarck, ND native and is very passionate about dental hygiene. She completed her degree in dental hygiene in 2012 from the North Dakota State College of Science. She loves developing relationships with patients and helping them out with their oral hygiene. Outside of work, she enjoys golfing, shopping, fishing, spending time with her husband and their dog Riggins.

Kayla, Dental Hygienist
Kayla earned her dental hygiene degree from NDSCS in 2013. She thoroughly enjoys being a part of her patient’s journey towards reaching and maintaining optimal oral health. She grew up in Drayton, ND but has called Grand Forks home for over 15 years. For now her three small children keep her busy outside of work.

Steph, Dental Hygienist
I have worked for Bridgeford Dental since 2009. I received my Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from St. Cloud Technical College.
I am married to my husband, Andy. We have three young children that keep us busy. I enjoy spending time with my family, tending to my vegetable and flower gardens and relaxing at the lake in the summer.

Liz, Dental Hygienist
I was born and raised in Grand Forks, ND. I have enjoyed working as a dental hygienist, in Grand Forks, ever since graduating from NDSCS in Wahpeton with my Dental Hygiene degree in 2008. I love getting to know each and every one of my patients and customizing their treatment to their dental needs and goals.

My husband, Eric and I have two young boys that keep us on our toes and on the move with all of their activities. We enjoy spending a lot of time outdoors, golfing, attending sporting events and traveling. I also enjoy cooking, drinking coffee, reading and spending time with friends.

Our Dental Assistants!

Kelly, RDA, CDA Dental Assistant
Kelly hails from Arthur, ND and received her dental assisting degree from Northwest Technical College. She loves the variety that dental assisting provides, and enjoys seeing the before and after results of esthetic dentistry as well as patients leaving with great looking smiles. Outside of work, she enjoys being outdoors, riding bike and going for walks. She also loves spending time at the hockey rink watching her three sons doing what they love most.

Britney, Dental Assistant
I was born and raised on a farm outside of Cavalier, ND. I graduated with a degree in Dental Assisting at NDSCS in Wahpeton, ND. I moved to Grand Forks after graduation to be closer to my friends and family. I enjoy being outdoors, hanging out with friends and family, and going home to see my dog.

Christine, Dental Assistant
I was born and raised in Williston. I graduated from MN State Community and Technical College with a degree in dental assisting in 2012.

Outside of work, my husband, Chad and I stay busy chasing our 3 kids. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also like to read, bake, and enjoy the outdoors.

Ali, Dental Assistant
Grand Forks native, Ali, leads our office in instrument sterilization, inventory, and equipment maintenance. In her spare time she likes to travel with her husband and daughter, cooking, gardening and playing with their dog, Cooper.