Our Staff

Our staff is uniquely trained and highly skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and multiple certifications, and each one of our team members has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional and courteous team can deliver, schedule your appointment with our office today!

Donna – Treatment Coordinator

Hi my name is Donna and I am a Treatment Coordinator at Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics. I love the opportunity to meet our patients and help create fantastic, and often life-changing, smiles. We are fortunate to have the most skilled and compassionate team ever.

My family includes my husband Todd and children Callie, Brett and Jenna. My favorite pastimes are good books, movies and beach vacations.

Shannon - Scheduling Coordinator

Hi, my name is Shannon. I am one of the Scheduling Coordinators at Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics. I joined the Henseler team in 2008. I feel fortunate to work in such a fun atmosphere and am proud to be associated with this wonderful office! Dr. Henseler and Dr. Kocian are thoughtful orthodontists and are fabulous to work for. All of the “girls” in the office are great and have become treasured friends. I enjoy the customer service aspect of my job and love chatting with patients and parents and seeing the progress to their “lifetime of smiles”.

I am originally from St. Paul and have lived in Woodbury for almost 20 years with my husband, Phil, and our two sons, Sam and Max. In my spare time, I enjoy photography, working out, running fun 5K races, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Beth – Financial Coordinator


Hi, my name is Beth. I have been in the dental field for over 25 years, and had the pleasure of working at Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics since 2001 as the Financial Coordinator. I couldn’t ask for a better place to work or nicer people to work with! I enjoy meeting and getting to know all our patients and parents, and being part of creating beautiful smiles. I currently live in Woodbury. I am an avid Vikings fan. I enjoy summers, movies, exploring new places to have dinner and spending time with my friends and family, especially my grandkids Payton, Nolan and Davin.


Laurie – Scheduling Coordinator

Orthodontic Scheduling Coordinator LaurieHi, my name is Laurie and I am one of the Scheduling Coordinators at Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics. I joined the staff just this past May when the Stillwater office opened and I am thrilled to be part of this amazing team. I have found so much pleasure in seeing smiles transformed – who wouldn't enjoy an environment where we focus on happy, healthy faces!?

I have lived in Minnesota most of my life and just moved to Woodbury earlier this year. My husband, Jim, and I have four kids, all grown and gone, and I also have four grandchildren. In my spare time, I enjoy going for walks, learning to sew again, and visiting my out-of-town grandchildren.

Alysia – Orthodontic Assistant

Orthodontic Assistant AlysiaHi, my name is Alysia, I have been an orthodontic assistant since 2002 and have been with Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics since 2011. I love seeing the results on our patients and the confidence that comes out when they smile. I am so thankful that I get to work at this office with such wonderful and fun people! I live in Hastings with my husband Nick, daughter Samantha and our dog, Sugar. I enjoy BBQ’s, volleyball, going on walks, movies, music, taking pictures and spending time with my family and friends.

Katie – Orthodontic Assistant

Orthodontic Assistant KatieI have been an orthodontic assistant and worked for Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics since 2003. What I enjoy most about orthodontics is the excitement our patients have when they see their smiles after braces. What I enjoy most about working for Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics is the friendships we create with each other and our patients. Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics is a very fun and rewarding atmosphere to work in. Outside the office, I enjoy spending time with family and friends watching the Wisconsin Badgers and the Green Bay Packers play football. My favorite time of year is summer as I like to be outside enjoying the sun. If I am inside, you will find me reading a really good book.

Tracey – Orthodontic Assistant

Orthodontic Assistant TraceyHi, my name is Tracey. I have been working as an orthodontic assistant since 2005. I am proud to be working with Dr. Henseler and Dr. Kocian. I enjoy working in orthodontics – the patients are great! It is so rewarding to see all the new smiles and the confidence it brings. There is always something new to learn.

When I am not at work, my husband, Chad, and our three children, Tegan, Brecken and Emmett, keep me very busy. I also like to go for runs, read, and spend time with friends.

Ericka – Scheduling Coordinator

Ericka-H&K-OrthoHello, my name is Ericka and I am the newest scheduling coordinator at Henseler and Kocian Orthodontics.  I joined H & K in the summer of 2017, and I feel so fortunate to work with an amazing team of people.  It is so fun to watch patients transform from the beginning to the end of treatment.  Too see braces come off and beautiful smiles revealed.  
I live in Rosemount with my high school sweetheart now husband!  We have three children: Thane, Caitlyn, and Jordan.  Away from work, I enjoy going to my kids many athletic events, movies, scrapbooking, and reading (both hardcover and audiobooks).  I love summer and being outdoors in the sunshine, gardening, and hanging around the bonfire with family and friends.  

Shannon – Orthodontic Assistant

Shannon – Orthodontic Assistant
Hi, my name is Shannon, I have been an orthodontic assistant since 1996 and with Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics since 2012. I have always enjoyed working in orthodontics because you get to know your patients and they are always happy with the results of a beautiful smile.

I live in Rosemount with my husband, Chad, and our three sons: Jack, Logan, and Kyler. In my free time, I enjoy going to my sons’ activities, baking, reading, and Zumba.

Lauren - Orthodontic Assistant

Lauren My name is Lauren and I have been assisting in orthodontics for over eight years. I am so grateful to be a part of the Henseler and Kocian team. The best part about this job is getting to know our wonderful patients and their families and seeing the amazing transformations in their smiles.

I live in Vadnais Heights and in my free time, I love spending time with my black lab Luna, family and friends. I enjoy traveling and trying to activities as well as being a homebody with a good Netflix series.

Alyssa - Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant AlyssaHi, my name is Alyssa. I was introduced to Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics when I was accepted to do a Summer internship with the team. It was a great experience! I loved the staff and knew I wanted to join the team. I started working with them in the Fall of 2018 and have loved my time here so far. I have learned a lot about Orthodontics and have gotten to know our amazing patients.

I chose to work in orthodontics because of the independence, the relationships I get to build with patients, and most of all, seeing everyone’s bright smiles when they are finished with their orthodontic treatment.

When I am not at work, I am hanging out with my amazing family and friends, playing hockey, and spending time with my springer spaniel Katie.

Kate – Orthodontic Assistant

H&KHeadshots-7719ed2My name is Kate and I graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Century College in 2011. I have been an orthodontic assistant for 7 years and started working at Henseler and Kocian Orthodontics in September 2019. I love getting to know my patients and their families over their time with us. Orthodontics is great because it is like putting together a puzzle and no two are alike.t Century College in 2011. I have been an orthodontic assistant for 7 years and started working at Henseler and Kocian

I live in Stillwater with my husband, Luke, and our son, Roger. I also have worked as a Pharmacy Technician for 12 years. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, watching Vikings games, reading, knitting, and binging Netflix.

McKayla – Orthodontic Assistant 

Hello, my name is McKayla, I have been an orthodontic assistant for three years.H&KHeadshots-7708ed I am very excited to be a part of the Henseler & Kocian team. I chose to work in orthodontics because I love seeing patient smiles transform and the confidence their new smiles bring them. When I am not at work I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, outdoor activities, binge watching Disney+ and Netflix.

Jennifer - Orthodontic Assistant 

jenniferbioHi, I’m Jen! I have been assisting in orthodontics since 2012. My favorite part of my job is building relationships with our patients and creating beautiful smiles. In my free time, I also coach at Orangetheory Fitness. When I am not working, I love spending time with my kids, Isla and Roman. I also enjoy going to concerts, trying new restaurants, and working out.

Sally – Scheduling Coordinator

Hi, my name is Sally and I’m one of the scheduling coordinators. I’ve been in the Orthodontics field since 2013 and joined Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics in September of 2019. 


I’m proud to work with such an amazing team of Doctors and staff! I love meeting new families and building relationships.

I’m from Stillwater and currently live in West Lakeland with my wonderful husband Jesse and our 3 amazing boys, Mitchell, Bennett and Cameron. In my free time, I like to spend time with family & friends and am open to any type of adventure!

Samantha – Orthodontic Assistant

Samantha Thompson 

Hi, my name is Sam. I have been an orthodontic dental assistant since 2009 and have spent my entire career in orthodontics. What I enjoy most about working in orthodontics is seeing our patients more often and building relationships with them and their families.

Originally from the Stillwater area I feel back at home since I started working at H & K orthodontics in 2021. After moving around the metro area over the years, I have settled down in Somerset Wisconsin with my husband and our son. Outside of the office I enjoy spending time at the family cabin, hunting and fishing with my husband.