Meet Our Team

Amanda Receptionist

Amanda started working with our team in 2018. Before that, she was a corporate travel agent for ten years. Amanda loves being part of a team that truly cares about each patient, and enjoys building relationships with them. Outside of the office, she likes baking, shopping, and being with her family.

Barb Dental Assistant

Barb joined our team in 2001, and graduated from the Rochester Community and Technical College with a degree in dental assisting in 1988. She loves the variety, and how each day is so different. She appreciates getting to know her patients and their unique personalities. When not in the office, Barb enjoys camping and spending time with her family.

Camille Financial Coordinator

Camille earned her Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Management before joining our team in 2016. Camille loves working in such a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere filled with great coworkers. To her and the rest of the team, patients feel like family. Camille is also a fan of all Minnesota sports, and her hobbies include gardening, traveling, hiking, and biking.

Favorite Quote: “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”

Gail Dental Hygienist

Gail is a Dental Hygienist and always looks forward to visiting with her patients, learning all about them and their adventures. Her hobbies include painting, gardening, reading, and spending time with her family. She also looks forward to traveling on the weekends.

Julie Dental Hygienist

Julie chose to join the dental field because she wanted to make a difference in her community. As a Registered Dental Hygienist, she works one-on-one with patients to ensure all their oral health needs are met. Her patients are her favorite part of coming to work each day. Over the years, she’s seen all kinds of dental work, and feels assured that the work done in her office is the best. When not at the office, Julie is a part-time dental hygiene instructor. She and her husband have three children, and love spending time with her friends and family.

Karen Dental Scheduler

Karen joined our team in 1993, and received her degree as a Medical Assistant from Rochester Community and Technical College in 1980.  Karen loves being around her patients and helping others, and feeling their appreciation for the services her team provides. When not in the office, Karen likes gardening and biking.

Favorite Quote: “Your day will go the way the corners of your mouth turn.”

Katie Dental Hygienist

Katie joined our team in 2002 after receiving her Associate Degree from Rochester Community and Technical College in 2001. Katie loves building relationships with her patients! When not in the office, Katie enjoys crafting, DIY projects, and attending her son’s hockey games.

Kim Dental Assistant

Kim is a Licensed Dental Assistant who joined our team in 2008. She graduated from Rochester Community and Technical College the same year. She loves the chance to help people enjoy healthier smiles. When not in the office, she loves to go camping.

Robin Licensed and Certified Dental Assistant

Robin loves her job because she gets to work with great people every single day. She makes sure her patients are happy and comfortable, and that our doctors have everything they need to provide patients with the quality of care they deserve. Robin’s free time is happily spent on her pontoon boat with her family and friends.

Sharon Licensed Dental Assistant

Sharon joined our team in 2021, and graduated from the Rochester Community and Technical College in 1986. She loves the variety that dental assisting offers, and enjoys getting to know her patients, educating them and making their dental visits comfortable. When outside of the office, Sharon likes cooking, baking, and spending time with her family. She is also an avid Twins and Vikings fan!

Favorite Quote: “You’re never fully dressed without a smile.”

Shelley Dental Assistant

Shelley graduated from Lakeland Dental Academy in 1996 and joined our team in 2008. Shelley is considered the “rover” in the office, because she is flexible and takes on multiple duties, including front desk duties, lab work, sterilization, and dental assisting. Shelley loves how varied her patients are and enjoys learning all about them. Her hobbies include anything and everything to do with the outdoors.

Favorite Quote: “Life in balance.”

Tana Dental Hygienist

Tana joined our team in 2012. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Michigan State University Mankato. Tana enjoys learning all about the lives, occupations, and hobbies of her patients. She loves that every day is different, with every patient bringing unique gifts to share. Her hobbies include gardening, raising chickens, sewing, teaching her boys to enjoy the simple things in life, and living an old-fashioned lifestyle.

Favorite Quote: “Every day we have a choice – we can see the light/joy or we can focus on the darkness.”

Tonya Dental Hygienist

Tonya attended the Rochester Technical School for Dental Hygiene, and joined our team in 1995. She loves her co-workers and takes pride in providing quality dental care. She looks forward to getting to know her patients and meeting their dental needs. When not in the office, Tonya enjoys watching her kids show livestock, camping, and traveling.

Favorite Quote: “When you focus on the good, the good gets better.”

Rachel Registered Dental Hygienist

Rachel joined our practice in 2022. She has her Associates of Arts and Sciences from the University of South Dakota as well as her Associates of Applied Sciences from RCTC. While attending, she received the Colgate Star student award. She loves being able to educate patients and help them maintain happy healthy smiles. She also enjoys the enriching conversations she has with them. When she isn’t at work, Rachel loves bowling, spending time with her fiance and dog, and doing anything outdoors.

Favorite Quote: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” 

Hannah Dental Hygienist

Hannah joined our practice in 2021. She received her Bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene in 2014. She is a member of the ADHA and the AAPMD. She enjoys getting to know about the lives of her patients and loves that she gets to be around fantastic coworkers. When she isn’t in the office, Hannah enjoys hanging out with her cat and dog.

Autumn Licensed and Certified Dental Assistant

Autumn joined our practice in 2022 after graduating from RCTC. She loves the variety of procedures she gets to do every day and appreciates how nice everyone is. She likes being able to help our patients and get to know them over time. When not in the office, Autumn enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She loves going to see her husband race, fishing, being outdoors, and walking her dogs.

Favorite Quote: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Aubree Front Desk

Aubree joined our team in 2022 after graduating from Riverland. She enjoys working with such a welcoming staff and getting to see patients’ smiles. When she isn’t at work, Aubree loves crafting and getting good family time in.

About Our Austin, MN Dental Office!

Located in Austin, MN, the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic doctors and staff dedicate themselves to delivering quality dental treatment to every patient and their families. To schedule an appointment, call the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic at (507) 437-6312.