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  • Dr. Burhoop
    Dr. Burhoop Dentist

    Dr. Burhoop earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Creighton Dental School in 1994. He is passionate about investing time into extended education through professional courses, seminars and dental related study groups. Dr. Burhoop is always learning how to perfect his craft with the latest advances, materials, and techniques in the ever-changing field of dentistry. He is always looking to ensure that the patients at Lakeport Dental Care always receive the best quality dental care.

    • Dr. Penfield
      Dr. Penfield Dentist

      Dr. Penfield grew up in Elk Point, South Dakota before receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Most recently, she completed dental school in April 2018 at Roseman University of Health Sciences in Utah. She’s looking forward to getting to treat the communities she grew up in! When she’s not at the office, Dr. Penfield enjoys spending time with family and friends, snow-skiing in the winter and being out on the lake in the summer.

      • Dr. Carmela
        Dr. Carmela Dentist

        Dr. Carmela grew up in Santa Clarita, CA and went to undergrad at Loyola Marymount University in Marina Del Rey. She came to the Midwest to attend Creighton University where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree. Dr. Carmela went into dentistry because it combined her passion for art, science, and helping others. In her free time, she likes to travel and spend as much time with her family as possible!

        • Jessica
          Jessica Dental Assistant

          Jessica is one of our wonderful Dental Assistants. She can be found working alongside Dr. Burhoop, helping the hygienists, and covering the front when needed.  Jessica is an asset to Lakeport Dental Care’s friendly environment. She is helpful, speaks Spanish fluently, and is very welcoming and has a fun sense of humor! Jessica has a large extended family and keeps busy by going to the kids’ activities. On her down time she likes to read and watch movies.

          • Katie
            Katie Dental Hygienist

            Katie is a native of Sioux City who enjoys working with her clients in her hometown community.  Katie has been working as a Dental Hygienist for the last 13 years.  She has gone from working in public health to private practice enjoying all the opportunities her career has offered.  She’s been married to her husband Joe for 15 years and has two active kids, James and Myah.  When not working, she is spending time with her family and friends, traveling, singing for her church, and outdoor activities such as biking and boating.

            • Sherry
              Sherry Dental Assistant

              Sherry is an experienced and wonderful Dental Assistant. She graduated from the Dental Assistant training program at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, LA. Sherry has over 16 years of dental assisting experience. Her many patient-care and lab duties keep her busy and she can often be found working alongside Dr. Burhoop supporting patient procedures. Sherry makes each patient’s visit pleasant by providing the best, most gentle care possible.

              • Vicki
                Vicki Front Desk Coordinator

                Vicki is our front desk coordinator, often the friendly voice our patients hear on the phone and the first smiling face they see when coming into the office. Vicki enjoys talking with patients and making them feel welcome. She loves that our team laughs together every day. Sometimes it’s because of a funny thing our kids did or might be something funny that happened at the office…it’s just one of the little things that makes Vicki such a pleasure to work with! Vicki has been married to her husband Randy for many years. They have a son Cade, as well as a very spoiled dog! They love to go for walks, do yard work, decorate, and shop.

                • Brenda Office Manager

                  Brenda joined our practice in February 2018. She graduated from Briar Cliff with a degree in Business Administration and a master’s in Management. Brenda brings a wealth of knowledge with her to the practice and has already established herself as a valued member of the team. She is looking forward to helping our Lakeport Dental practice grow. Brenda loves the fact that our team members truly love and care for each other and our patients like family. Outside of work, Brenda finds joy in spending time with her husband and their two daughters, Mariah and Kourtney and her stepson, Casey, his wife Heidi and their son Slevin. (She loves being grandma). She also enjoys reading, entertaining friends and family, playing with her dog, Jynx and shopping.

                  • Ashli
                    Ashli Front Desk Coordinator

                    Ashli is a newer member to the team, but is thrilled to be able to work with a such great group of people. You might see her most often at our Knopik Family Dentistry location, but don’t be surprised to see her at Lakeport, too! She enjoys spending time with her son, boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s daughter. Family is the most important thing to her and is a huge animal lover. She also has an adventurous side that includes skydiving!

                    • Dawn
                      Dawn Front Desk Coordinator

                      Dawn, a native South Dakotan, grew up in Tyndall and has lived in Vermillion, South Dakota for the last 20 years. In addition to her administrative skills, Dawn brings with her a friendly smile and an eagerness to help people. While she’s mostly at our Elk Point Dental Care office, you may see her at Lakeport, too! She looks forward to being part of a growing dental office and being able to assist patients with their dental needs. When she is not working, Dawn enjoys planting flowers, trying new recipes and spending time with her boyfriend Jerry, golfing, fishing and relaxing with friends.

                      • Bri
                        Bri Dental Assistant

                        Bri graduated from Concorde Career College in Aurora, Colorado in 2018. Growing up Bri loved going to the dentist and knew at a young age that she wanted to work in the dental field. Bri catches on very quickly and is eager to learn new things. She loves making her patients feel at home and comfortable. Providing great patient care is important to her. When Bri is not working, you will find her spending time with her son, Aamir, and daughter, Amaia.

                        • Beatriz
                          Beatriz Hygienist

                          Beatriz is fluent in Spanish and is very passionate about educating her patients to help them understand the importance of oral health. Beatriz graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2017 with a Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene. Her hobbies include spending time with her fur baby Kiloz and working out at a Crossfit gym where she is also a coach.

                          • Carrie
                            Carrie Hygienist

                            Carrie is the newest member of our team, and we just know you’ll love her!

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