Our friendly and compassionate dental team works alongside our dentists, Dr. Tanya and Dr. Heidi, to give you the best oral health and dental experience possible. We are here to provide excellent dental care in Burnsville, Minnesota, and help you achieve the smile of your dreams! If you would like to get to know our team at Heart Of The City Dental a little bit better, we invite you to read our biographies and give us a call. We look forward to working with you!

Alicia – Office Manager

Alicia webAlicia, our office manager, began her dental career in South Dakota in 1993, where she started out sterilizing the dental instruments. After working for several years as a dental assistant, she moved to Farmington, joined our front desk team in 1999, and was made the office manager in 2004. Alicia grew up in California and enjoys fishing (summer and winter), camping, gardening, traveling, and being active.

Brittany – Front Desk Coordinator

Brittany_webBrittany is the other smiling face who will greet you at the front desk. Brittany has worked in the dental field as a Front Desk Coordinator since 2013. When she first started out, she took the initiative to learn more about dentistry by researching procedures and watching educational videos online. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her friends and family, and playing with her three rat terriers, Duke, Thor, and Pebbles.


Noni – Dental Hygienist

Noni webNoni, one of our wonderful dental hygienists has been in the dental field since 1971 and with us since 1990. Now semi-retired, Noni has the time to give back to the community as she is a regular volunteer at the Mission Outpost Dental Clinic in Burnsville and has volunteered with Mission of Mercy, Team Smile, and Give Kids a Smile. Her special interest is educating seniors about their specific dental needs. Noni has been a guest speaker at local senior centers and homes and an exhibitor for Heart of the City Dental at the Senior Expo. Noni and her husband live in Burnsville and are empty-nesters, but they love to have their nine grandkids visit the nest! Noni loves to garden—at last count she has over 600 Hostas growing. Their property is a registered Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Foundation. She is a member of the Minnesota Hosta Society, the American Hosta Society, and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. With fewer work hours, Noni has more time to read, go shopping, and have wine with the girls! Her favorite quote is “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need!”

Carrin – Dental Hygienist

Carrin web Carrin, one of our dental hygienists, graduated from Argosy University with her degree in dental hygiene in 2012. In her free time, Carrin loves to spend time outdoors, going for walks, or being on the water. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family and hanging out with her two dogs: a golden lab named Ziggy and a miniature pinscher named Ezra. Carrin also participates in softball, keeping book here in the Burnsville and Apple Valley recreational leagues.

Krista – Dental Hygienist

Krista webKrista is one of our dental hygienists and has been in the dental field since 2007, beginning her dental career as a dental assistant and then went on to get her hygiene degree, which she completed in 2012. She is originally from the small town of Montevideo, MN, where she grew up on a farm. She now lives in Burnsville with her two “children” Mack and Mitzy, both rescue boxers. Krista enjoys hiking with her dogs, hanging out with her two handsome nephews, and spending time outdoors. She is also a diehard Vikings fan.


Kim – Dental Assistant

Kim webKim, one of our dental assistants, has been in the dental field since 1982 and has been with Heart of the City Dental since 2004. Kim is an avid fan of the Minnesota Gophers, especially their hockey team. Born and raised in Farmington, Kim lives there still with her “daughter” Cinder Ella, a Shih Tzu. Kim enjoys boating, fishing, golfing, playing and watching hockey, and being with good friends.