Meet the Team 2018-08-15T14:07:31+00:00



Caitlin, LDA, CDA

Dental Assistant and Patient Care Coordinator

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 and our two “fur babies” Gunner and Rosa. I enjoy traveling the world, playing softball in the summer, hunting in the fall, painting, spending time at the family farm, and absolutely love kickboxing!

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. In my free time I enjoy doing hair, golfing, walking my dog Braxton, and spending time with my husband Bruce, our baby boy Tripp, family, and friends.

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 two 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 my parents with the family dairy farm on the weekends. I also like to run long distance, spend time with family and friends, reading, and I really love going out for breakfast!

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