Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you!

the team

Front Desk



I grew up in Aberdeen and moved to Sioux Falls in the fall of 1990. I have been working at the Dental Comfort Center since 1996. Helping people and building relationships with our patients is my favorite part of dentistry. I take pride in helping patients further understand their dental insurance benefits.

I have a daughter Jordyn and a son Carson; they keep me very busy outside of work. I also enjoy biking, shopping, going to movies, and taking my children to their activities.




I grew up in a small town in northeastern South Dakota. I graduated high school in 2005 and went on to complete a bachelor’s degree at South Dakota State University in 2009. I started working for the Dental Comfort Center in the summer of 2014, after working retail for more than seven years. I have had the privilege of getting to work with compassionate and highly knowledgeable team. My favorite part of being the patient care coordinator is getting to know our devoted patients and building relationships with new ones. Chris and I welcomed our son Christopher in 2019 and have two puggles, Maci and Moe.




I grew up in Tea, South Dakota and attended the University of South Dakota. I began working at the Dental Comfort Center in May 2019. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, shopping, camping and boating. My favorite part of working for the Dental Comfort Center is building relationships with our patients


Dental Hygenist



I grew up in the Central Valley of California and moved to Sioux Falls in the winter of 1994. I have been practicing dental hygiene for the past 21 years and am a member of the ADHA. My first four years of practice were spent working in a periodontal practice, where I gained valuable knowledge about diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. Then I moved to Sioux Falls and have been working at Dental Comfort Center for nearly two decades. I enjoy working with the team here that is dedicated to quality care.

My husband and I have four children. Outside of the office, I enjoy running, biking, and swimming.




I grew up in Watertown and have been working as a dental hygienist since graduating with my BS in dental hygiene from USD in 1996. I love getting to know my patients and their families. My goal is to make my patients feel comfortable in the dental chair while we provide thorough treatment. I am lucky to work with such a great group of people who have fun together and want what’s best for our patients.

In my spare time, I enjoy camping and traveling. My husband and I have a son who is active in a lot of sports, especially soccer. We also have a feisty Shih Tzu who keeps us on our toes!




I am originally from Southern California and moved to South Dakota in the winter of 1993. I learned what a real winter was right away! I graduated from USD-dental hygiene in 1998 and again in 2000 with a BS. I really enjoy working with this dental team! Everyone in our office is quality-driven and patient-oriented. It is a pleasure to work in such a relaxing and professional environment. I enjoy getting to know patients of all ages and helping them to feel at ease during their visit, all while having some fun and humor along the way. Helping patients to improve the health of their smile is rewarding, and the best part is seeing them excited to come back.

My husband Barry and I have two children, Jessica and Scott, who keep us busy with their activities. A few of my favorite things are camping and boating, biking, movies, and hanging out with my family and friends.




I have worked in the field of dentistry since graduating from the dental hygiene program at Argosy University, in Egan, Minnesota, in May 2008. I joined the Dental Comfort Center team in December of that year and really enjoy working here because of the conservative approach to treatment, as well as our thorough explanation of treatment options we provide each patient. My favorite thing about the practice of dentistry is meeting new people and taking the fear out of dental care by providing the best treatment in the most comfortable way possible. We all do our very best to make each patient feel at home in our office.

I have been married to Matthew since 2005. We have two adopted kids and three foster kids. We also have three dogs. We all love to swim, ride bikes, play outside, watch movies, dance, sing, and wrestle around together. We are a goofy bunch!




I am a USD graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene and has been with our office since 2018. Her main priority is preventing gum disease with the latest technology while making her patients feel relaxed and comfortable. Kristyn gives detailed oral hygiene instructions to keep you feeling confident and your smile looking bright. She especially enjoys working with children to create a positive dental experience that supports a healthy smile for a lifetime. She grew up in Aberdeen, SD and is the youngest of three girls. Kristyn and her husband, Tyler, moved to Harrisburg January 2019 with their two pups (Milo and Lola). In her free time, she enjoys exercising, traveling, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.




I grew up in North Western Nevada and moved to Sioux Falls in 2012. I attended O'Gorman high school where I played soccer and basketball. I graduated from USD in 2021 where I got my bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene. Soon after school I started working at Dental Comfort Center. I love getting to know my patients and helping them improve their oral health. My husband and I were married in 2021 and have a 2 year old black lab named Ryder. In my spare time I enjoy camping, playing sand volleyball and baking cookies!


Dental Assistants



I grew up on a farm near Humboldt and graduated from Lake Area Technical School from the dental assistant program. I started working at the Dental Comfort Center in 1975. I enjoy working with people and being able to help them with their dental needs.

My husband Kerry and I live in Hartford. We have three grown sons and four granddaughters. In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors, gardening, doing crafts, and sewing.




I have been assisting Dr. Aadland since January 2007, after graduating with my B.S. in health science from USD. It is rewarding to get to know our patients: to help them gain trust and feel comfortable receiving dental care. It feels great knowing we can turn around someone’s fear of going to the dentist. I look forward to coming to work every day to work with a great team! We truly care about each and every patient and their individual needs. Our focus on teamwork helps deliver the best possible care for our patients.

My husband Wade and I have two children, Harper and Dominic, and two dogs. Much of our free time revolves around our kids’ activities. We love to spend time outdoors when it is not cold out!




I grew up on a small acreage in rural Wentworth. I attended Chester Area High School in 2010. I then attended Lake Area Technical Institute where I completed my dental assisting education. I was fortunate enough to get a job right out of school with Dental Comfort Center in 2011, and have been assisting Dr. Henriksen ever since. I have had the privilege of working with very knowledgeable, can caring individuals who are great at what they do. We all work really well together and genuinely care about what is going on in each other’s lives. My husband and I were married in 2017. We have two young sons born in 2021. We look forward to watching them grow and taking them on adventures traveling and teaching them to ski as they get older.




I grew up in Marshall, MN and attended Minnesota West Community and Technical Institute where I received my education in dental assistant. A few months after graduating in 2018, my husband and I moved to Sioux Falls. I have been with our awesome dental team ever since. I enjoy coming to work everyday and have the privilege to work with patients to achieve their dental needs. During my free time, I love spending time with my husband and two kids, Lyanna and Nicholas. We also enjoy visiting our family back in Marshall especially my nephews.




I graduated from Brandon Valley High School in 2018, after that I decided to continue my education in the Dental Assisting program at Lake area technical institution. Right out of school I did an internship at the Dental comfort Center were later I was hired. Working at the dental comfort center has taught me many things about my career. Shortly after I got the job here I moved to East side of Sioux Falls where I live with my dogs Daisy and Sara. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend, my friends and family.




I grew up in Huron South Dakota where I graduated from James valley Christian in 2020. I then attended lake area technical college, where I completed my dental assistant education. I was very fortunate to start working at Dental Comfort Center shortly after graduating. I love working with such an amazing group of people who take much pride in what they do. It has been great to work on the other side of the dental experience, wherein I have found much joy in expanding my skills and learning more about dentistry everyday. My goal is to make sure every patient receives a relaxed and positive dental experience at our office! In my free time, I enjoy doing anything outdoors, baking, traveling, and spending time with my boyfriend, family and friends.

4501 E 41st St, Sioux Falls, SD 57110
(605) 339-1369
Hygiene appointments available at
7am on Mondays and Thursdays