With a smiling face and up-beat attitude, Patty has been welcoming patients to Dentistry for Children since she joined our practice as a patient care coordinator in September 2013. A graduate of St Cloud Technical College, Patty is a certified and licensed dental assistant with 32 years of experience in dentistry.

“Patty is the first person families see when they come in our doors. She has a special way of making everyone feel comfortable,” says practice administrator Aleida Radzak. “Her license and experience make her a valuable asset because she can use her flexible skill sets in many different areas.”

Patty enjoys being part of the team because she’s able to help children feel safe and welcomed when they arrive. “I am a big kid at heart,” she explains. “Like many children, I used to be afraid of the dentist. It makes me happy to play a part in alleviating the fears of our patients.”

One of the biggest highlights in Patty’s day is when children return to the reception area with a balloon animal. “They love to show me,” she shares. “It makes coming to work so enjoyable.”

A native of St. Cloud, Minnesota, Patty values spending time with her husband Mike and her dogs Kooper and Jackson. Traveling is her passion, and she’s always looking forward to the next big adventure.

Meet other members of our team, and learn more about our pediatric dentists.