Meet Our Team

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:

Heidi Scheduling Coordinator
Front desk staff member Heidi, the scheduling & insurance guru, has been a team member since 1995. She enjoys getting to know the patients and making sure that they have a positive experience at the dental office. Outside of work, Heidi likes to spend time with her husband and five grandchildren. She also loves cooking, baking, music and traveling.


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!


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.


Becky, RDA, CDA Dental Assistant
Becky graduated from Northwest Technical College and is from Blackduck, MN. She loves meeting patients and putting them at ease about procedures they might need. She and her husband Galen like camping, hiking, and going to concerts. She also loves to spend time with friends, family and taking their dogs with wherever they go.


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 Center for Smile Design 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.

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.
 
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.

Diane, Dental Hygienist
I was born and raised in Warren, MN. I spent over 32 years in Aberdeen, SD, and recently moved back to the area. I have two grown children. My son lives in Fargo and my daughter in Aberdeen.
I have been a dental hygienist for 35 years. I am currently cross training to be a part-time dental assistant when I’m not practicing dental hygiene. When not at work, I enjoy walking, sewing and doing crafts. I also like relaxing at the lake and since moving back, I am blessed to be able to spend more time with my family.
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.