Dental Experts

Welcome To Dental Experts

Dental Experts is more than a name – it’s who we are.
We are an experienced collection of dental professionals passionate about dentistry and serving the dental community.

Dental Experts is more than a name – it’s who we are. We are an experienced collection of dental professionals passionate about dentistry and serving the dental community. We take pride in getting to know our team and the practices we work with, so we can connect the right professionals. We understand dentistry and can relate to your needs and understand your expectations. We invest in our team and enjoy working alongside them through their journey temping with us. Our employees are not just a number, they are our colleagues and the reason we are able to do what we do.

We partner with practices of all sizes throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, be it substituting due to last-minute illnesses, jury duty, vacation time, or offering long-term support during medical leave or times of transition. We provide dental assistants, dental hygienists, administrative staff, dentists and dental therapists.  We have a user friendly app for our clients and employees that makes working together easier than ever before. We can assure, when working with DE, you will always be taken care of. We strive to go above and beyond all expectations of working with a dental staffing service.

Meet Our Team

Heidi Kephart

Operations Manager

Heidi has over 17 years of experience in clinical practice as a Licensed Dental Assistant, and an extensive background in the administrative and management areas of dentistry as well as OSHA. She received her Dental Assisting degree from Herzing University and her bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Human Resources at Bethel University. She is a Certified Dental Safety Officer and and a Certified OSHA Outreach Trainer. The excellence and joy Heidi brings to both the administrative and clinical teams at Dental Experts is invaluable. Her passion for dentistry, and excitement for serving our clients is second to none, and she is frequently finding new and innovative ways to progress our services to new levels. The guidance and knowledge she offers to the team is noted by all who come in contact with her.

Heidi enjoys volunteering for dental outreaches that provide care to the underserved, especially in our immediate community, and is a faithful volunteer at the Hope Dental Clinic and the MN Mission of Mercy. She is also an active member in the MN Dental Assistants Association. She resides in Rogers with her husband Nick and three sons, Everett, Maverick and Ace. Outside of work, Heidi enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being involved in her church, traveling and playing disc golf. 

Jay Kujak

Management

With over 20 years of experience in Management, Jay Kujak brings an unparalleled level of experience to the Dental Experts team. Jay brings his experience in IT of identifying needs and implementing strategic and appropriate technology to support an increase in efficiency, profitability and growth. As the owner of Dental Experts, Jay focuses on finance, management, technology, and strategy for the company’s vision. He has vast experience in leadership and in providing vision to help further company growth and development. Jay leverages his experience as an effective communicator to build long-lasting relationships with management, vendors, team members and clients. He attended Winona State University and graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in Management Information Systems. In his free time, Jay enjoys golfing, traveling and watching his favorite NFL team, the Minnesota Vikings. He also loves spending time outdoors with wife and 3 kids soaking up the sun on their family boat.

Alex Atkins

Business Solutions Manager

Alex has nearly 10 years of experience working in dentistry. She first worked with Dental Experts from 2013-2016 and then worked for five years at a local private practice, first as a patient coordinator and then as the office manager. Alex returned to DE in 2021 to help lead Dental Experts to the top of the dental staffing industry. 

Alex lives in St. Paul with her 6-year-old daughter, Kendall. In addition to working at Dental Experts, Alex is a full-time student at UMD and is working towards earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. In her free time, Alex enjoys hiking and swimming with her daughter, reading, and spending time with her grandparents in northern MN.

Persephone Eglaine

Scheduling Manager

Persephone is new to the world of dentistry but has extensive experience in administration. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 2012 and completed her graduate degree there in 2016. She has worked as an administrator in sales, the Iowa National Guard, hospitality, and the legal field. Persephone’s attention to detail and multitasking ability results in excellent customer service and strong relationships with both clients and providers. Her cheerful voice will likely be the first thing you hear when you call! 

Persephone lives in St. Paul with her husband Nate and son Felix. Outside of work she enjoys gardening, hiking, and making homemade meals with homegrown ingredients.

Laura McKenney

Administrative Assistant

Laura is our Administrative Assistant and has been with Dental Experts for over 3 years. She has 7+ years of experience in Dental Administration and more than 15 years of customer service experience. Laura is also a Certified Dental Assistant and is working towards becoming licensed in MN.

Laura lives in East Bethel with her husband Jason and their twins, Mason and Madelyn. Outside of work, Laura enjoys going for bike rides, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

Missy Berger

Human Resources Coordinator

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