Caitlin, LDA, CDA

Dental Assistant and Treatment Educator

My whole life I have known that I wanted to work in the Dental field. I graduated from Rochester Community & Technical College earning my Associates Degree as an Administrative Assistant, as well as a Dental Assistant in 2013. I learned very quickly that I have a strong passion for the field of Periodontics.

Working alongside Dr. Recker has allowed me to gain incredible knowledge about Periodontics and also quality of care for patients. I continue to learn new things every day and I am always up for a challenge. My goal each day is to maintain strong relationships with my coworkers, referring offices, and especially patients. It is very important to me to help educate patients as well as referring offices so that patients get the treatment and care they desire.

Other than my career, I enjoy quality time spent with my husband Robbie, our squishy little girl Isla, and our two “fur babies” Gunner and Rosa. I enjoy traveling, playing softball and golf in the summer, hunting in the fall, interior painting and decorating, spending time at the family farm, and have a strong passion for Chipotle and Netflix!

Kayla, RDH

Patient Care Coordinator

Before becoming a Dental Hygienist, I had a career in Cosmetology. The patient interaction and ability to make a difference in someone’s life are two similar qualities between Dental Hygiene and Cosmetology that really make my career rewarding. Being able to transfer the energy of giving a client a makeover, into the energy of giving a patient a healthier, brighter smile is so fulfilling.

My favorite part about dentistry is the patient relationships that are formed within the office. This is what led me to my current position at API as the Patient Care Coordinator. I really love being able to greet each patient with a smile and make them feel comfortable and welcome before they begin their care in our office. With my career, I also enjoy the variety of tasks that I endure on a daily basis.

Outside of the office, I love spending time with my husband Bruce, our son Tripp, and our two dogs, Braxton and Mic. As a family, we enjoy trips to Stillwater, golfing, and Ranger rides!

Katie, RDH, LDA

Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant

In 2007 I graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry. I came back home to Southeast Minnesota to complete my dental training at Rochester Community and Technical College. I earned my Dental Assisting license in 2009 and Dental Hygiene license in 2014.

Since 2009, I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Recker and specializing in periodontics both as a dental assistant and dental hygienist. What I have found to be most rewarding is seeing the improvement and progress our patients make from one visit to the next.

Outside the office, I am a Tennessee Volunteer fan, which makes orange my favorite color and “Rocky Top” my favorite song. While I have managed to coerce my husband and three sons into wearing Tennessee gear, I am still trying to talk Dr. Recker into allowing me to wear orange scrubs. No luck yet!

Molly, LDA, CDA

Dental Assistant

I originally graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Chippewa Valley Technical College in 2010 and worked in General Dentistry in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I grew up in southeastern Minnesota and found my way back to the Rochester area in 2014. That is when I began working with Dr. Recker at Advanced Periodontics & Implants. Since then, I gained a new knowledge for a different part of dentistry.

I have grown to have a passion for Periodontics and love the variety it brings to my career. I have learned so many new things and continue to learn each day. Knowing I get to be a part of improving other people’s lives each day, is the best part of my job.

Aside my devotion to my career, I enjoy helping with the family dairy farm and taking care of the farm cats. I also like to run long distance, spend time with family and friends, reading, a good cup of coffee, and I really love going out for breakfast!

Kelly, RDH

Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant

My nicknames ‘Sunshine’, ‘Smiling Kelly’ and ‘Red’ describe me pretty well. I grew up in Mahtomedi, MN and have lived in southern Minnesota since 2003. In 2008, I graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and minors in Food & Nutrition and Biology.

I love the profession of dental hygiene and the people I have met along the way. I worked in general dentistry prior to starting at API in 2017. Periodontics has always been a passion for me throughout my career and am thrilled to be an Assistant and Dental Hygienist at API.

In my free time, I enjoy running with my dog, reading, and crafting. But mostly, being outdoors with my family. My husband and I have three small children that keep us on our toes.

Hollie, RDH, LDA

Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant

In 2009, I graduated from the Dental Assistant Program at Rochester Community and Technical College.  I furthered my dental career at Century College with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 2014.

I worked in general dentistry for 9 years before joining the API team. I greatly enjoy working along side Dr. Recker and the surgical side of dentistry that a specialty practice offers. I thrive on learning and love that Dr. Recker enjoys teaching!

I am a cat enthusiast and aspire to be a crazy cat lady when I retire. Until then, I will settle for wrangling up my three little boys and husband. I love blueberries.


Business Assistant

I am originally from the Rochester area, but lived in St. Paul as I studied at Concordia University. I received my Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and my Master of Science in Sport Management. I found my way back to Rochester in 2013.

Before joining API in August of 2018, I worked for various family owned businesses. I discovered I love assisting in the growth process and being able to make a difference within the practice. My tasks vary daily which always keeps me on my toes!

Outside of the office, you can find me on the softball field, working on my golf swing, fishing, traveling, exercising or lounging by a pool. I am an avid Minnesota sports fan, a popcorn connoisseur, and mom to the world’s cutest labradoodle, Teddy!


Patient Care Coordinator

New York born and raised, but I have called Minnesota home since 2014. I graduated from State University of New York at Oswego with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

While in New York, I worked for an Ophthalmology practice. I enjoyed assisting with patient care and appreciated the small practice feel. I was thrilled to find a similar opportunity when joining the API team in August 2018.

In my free time, I enjoy cooking up new recipes, boating with my husband, cheering on the Buffalo Bills, catching a good episode of Dateline, vacationing to visit family, or snuggling my sweet pups, Katie, Tala, and Stella.

Morgan, LDA, CDA

Dental Assistant

Hi! My name is Morgan and I was born and raised in the small town of Pine Island. After high school, I ventured to the chilly state of North Dakota where I received my Bachelors Degree in Communication. After moving back home, I decided to pursue a career in Dental Assisting, where I received my training at RCTC.

Outside of work, I love running around with my kids, enjoying sushi with my husband and going for long runs whenever the opportunity comes around!

Summer, RDH

Dental Hygienist

My name is Summer, and I was born and raised in Rochester and graduated from John Marshall High School. Shortly after high school, I attended RCTC for Dental Assisting, and later went on to pursue a degree in Dental Hygiene. I am the middle child of three, having two brothers, and now I also have three nephews and one niece. I am lucky enough to still have my whole family living in Rochester. Although I am from Minnesota, I have yet to embrace the winters here! Cold weather is not my favorite!

I have three children; Brayden, Keegan, and Brynlee. I like to stay active with kickboxing and enjoy being outdoors. I have a love for NFL football, and am a diehard MN Vikings fan! I am also known to get hooked on reality TV shows!

In addition to sports, I enjoy traveling and spending time with friends and family. My favorite foods are pizza, ice cream, and anything spicy. I have a special weakness for anything that contains chocolate!

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