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Meet The Team

Emily Plooster

Dental Hygienist

Emily has over 30 years experience in patient care and monitoring periodontal disease.  “Better oral health can lead to better overall health.  For example, there is an association between periodontitis and heart disease.  Helping patients become healthier is a very rewarding part of my job.”  Emily especially likes to visit with patients of all ages and walks of life. 

Emily graduated with honors from the University of MN and is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, the Minnesota Dental Hygienists Association and the Midwest Study Club.  She lives on a farm near her hometown of Jordan with her husband Paul and their son, Scott.  Em enjoys remodeling projects, being outdoors, and spending time with her large extended family and her friends.  

Kelsey Meyer

Dental Hygienist

Kelsey  joined our team in February 2019. It is Kelsey’s goal to be sure each patient feels comfortable enough to ask any questions throughout their dental appointments. She enjoys getting to know the patients and working as a team with them to achieve optimal oral health. Recognizing, treating, and monitoring periodontal disease is something she has been practicing since she obtained her degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2016. She is thrilled to have joined an amazing team located in her hometown!
When Kelsey is not working with her dental patients she is teaching dance in To The Pointe Dance Academy in New Prague, teaching a variety of styles and ages. Her free time is spent camping, dancing, and spending time with family, friends, and her dog. 


Katie Novak

Dental Hygienist

Katie joined New Prague Dental Center in 2017 and  has nearly 20 years experience as a dental hygienist.
She enjoys taking care of patients of all ages. Katie treats her patients with respect in a professional manner.
Katie lives in New Prague with her husband Brad and their 4 boys. When not working she enjoys spending time with her family and watching her boys play football, basketball and baseball.

Meagan Theis

Dental Hygienist

Meagan is very passionate about helping patients achieve and maintain proper oral health. She enjoys attending lectures and courses to stay on top of the latest information in oral healthcare. It makes her happy to be able to apply the knowledge daily and deliver the best care to her patients. She enjoys getting to know patients and their families during their dental visits, she treats them as if they were all her family!

Meagan lives in New Prague with her husband Charlie and 4 children. They love to spend time outdoors riding side by sides, camping, fishing, and tending to all their animals on their hobby farm. In the winter they can be found mat side cheering on the wrestlers in the family.

Maddison Cummins

Dental Hygienist

Tess Gustafson

Dental Assistant

Tess is passionate about dentistry and enjoys educating and helping patients make informed decisions about their dental needs & desires. She has over 35 years of experience in dentistry starting with the very youngest pediatric patients to the periodontally compromised patients. Tess loves working in a multigenerational practice where patients are treated like family. Tess looks forward to making a new family of patients in the years to come. Outside of work Tess loves being with her family and especially her grand babies. Biking and enjoying life is what it is all about.

Amber Fellows

Dental Assistant

Tina Way

Front Desk/ Dental Assistant

Tina has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1989 and joined the team at New Prague Dental Center in 2000.   Tina divides her time between chairside assisting and the frontdesk.  Tina enjoys visiting with the patients and greatly contributes to the office. 

Tina grew up and still resides in Montgomery.  She spends her time camping in the summer and reading all year long.  Tina keeps busy with her three daughters, Laura, Amanda and Rachel.

Amy Michaels

Front Desk


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