Megan became a team member with Winegar Dental in June 2017. She received her Dental Hygiene degree from St. Cloud Technical and Community College in St. Cloud, MN. She then went on to receive her Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene at Mankato State University. Megan loves the career she has chosen and is enjoying building relationships with the doctors, co-workers, and patients.
Megan grew up in Pierz, MN and currently resides there with her husband Scott, their son Braylon, and daughter Maren. When not working, she enjoys running, golfing and spending time with family and friends.
Jen has been a Dental Hygienist since 2009. Jen received her Dental Hygiene degree through Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN. Jen then went on to receive her Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene through Mankato State University. Jen joined the Winegar Dental team in November of 2016. Jen enjoys working with patients to develop or improve methods that will meet each individual’s oral health needs.
Jen grew up in the Brainerd Lakes Area and enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also has a love for the great outdoors.
Jill graduated from Mankato State University in Dental Hygiene. Much of Jill’s working life was spent in Grand Rapids. She is originally from Brainerd and in 2013, had the opportunity to move back to this town she loves. When she joined the Winegar Dental family, she was welcomed with open arms from staff and patients alike.
Jill loves hanging out with her high school sweetheart, turned husband in 2019. Jill’s hobbies include: hunting, fishing, gardening and everything Minnesota outdoors. She loves to sew, quilt and do stained glass. She is detailed oriented and enjoys working with her hands, which may be why dental hygiene suits her.
Abigail became part of the Winegar Dental team in October of 2018, after graduating from the St. Cloud Technical and Community College Hygiene program. She then went on to further her education and received her Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene through Mankato State University. She enjoys the career she has chosen because of the relationships she has made with patients, and co-workers.
Abigail grew up in Browerville, MN and now lives in Pequot Lakes with her husband Benjamin, their son Ryder and their 3 dogs. When not working at the office, she enjoys hiking, traveling, working out and spending time with friends and family.
Our Dental Assistants
Amy has been a licensed dental assistant since 1999. She has been part of the Winegar Dental team for over 20 years. Amy really enjoys her amazing co-workers and our awesome patients.
Amy and her husband reside in the Brainerd Lakes Area. When Amy is not working, she and her husband enjoy spending time with their children; Hannah, Collin and Hailey. Amy is very active in her church and loves to enjoy all the Minnesota seasons.
Mary attended Brainerd AVTI in 1986-1987 where she received her Dental Assistant Degree. Mary has been part of the Winegar Dental team since 1988. Mary grew up in the Pillager area, and now resides in Staples with her husband Mike.
Outside of work, Mary stays busy with her family farm, along with enjoying the great outdoors. Mary also treasures spending time with all of her family including their two grown children: Rachel and Matt and their families.
Katey grew up in Pine River, with two older brothers. Katey received her Dental Assistant Licensure the summer of 2015. Katey joined the Winegar Dental team in December 2016. Katey loves her job and the patients she gets to see on a daily basis.
Katey recently got married in April 2021. Katey and her husband reside in the Pillager area. When Katey is not working, she and her husband enjoy fishing on our beautiful lakes no matter what time of year. Katey also enjoys spending time outdoors, spending time with her family and friends and loving on her fur babies: Hank and Lola.
Kari has been married to her husband Chad for over 25+ years and has two adult children: Kylee and Brad. Kari has many hobbies, most of which are enjoyed outdoors. Kari is also a HUGE sports fan, GO GOPHERS!!
Our Front Office
Sue is the office manager and has been part of the Winegar Dental team since 1998. She has been involved with all areas of the front office including insurance as well as handling all the financial aspects of running the clinic. Sue loves every day at her job and enjoys her relationships with the doctors, her co-workers and patients.
Sue and her husband live in the Brainerd Lakes Area and have two children Eryn and Peter. When not at her job, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and likes to be outside hiking, biking and gardening.
Jill joined the Winegar Dental team in July of 2008. She is part of our Front Office and works as one of our Patient Care/Hygiene Coordinators. Jill enjoys seeing and building relationships with our patients every day.
Jill is happily married to her husband Bob for over 40 years. Together they have three sons, three daughter-in-law’s and seven grandchildren. She has lived in the Brainerd/Baxter area for over 25 years. In her time while not being at work, Jill loves to decorate, organize and clean. Jill enjoys and treasures spending time with her family the most, and has a love for traveling.
Meghan went to Central Lakes College in Brainerd for Dental Assisting where she earned her Dental Assistance License in 2014. Meghan joined the Winegar Dental team in December of 2014, and is part of our Front Office team. Meghan also assists chairside with the Doctors from time to time. Meghan chose this for a profession because she is a “people person,” and loves building relationships with our patients and team!
Outside of work, Meghan enjoys traveling, being outside doing anything and everything, spending time with friends, and learning anything new. Her biggest and most sincere passion in life is her son, Blake and watching him grow!
Samantha joined Winegar Dental in February 2021. She was originally hired as an addition to our front office team, and is now our remote Insurance Coordinator.
Samantha is from Western Kentucky. She has been married to her husband for over 10 years, together they have two children. Samantha is a lover of animals, DIY projects, scary movies and considers herself a big foody and homebody. Outside of work, you can likely find her at home on the couch, snuggled up with a cozy blanket.
Larae joined the Winegar Dental team in February 2022. She has over 25 years in an office setting, but this is the first time she has worked in a dental office. She is diligently working at learning the dental side of things.
When Larae is not working, she and her husband enjoy spending time with their daughters, Samantha and Julia. Their family enjoys talking over a cup of coffee and laughing at all of the crazy shenanigans that they have done of the years. Larae loves nothing better than to plan their next vacation, especially if it involves a beach, her happy place.