Meet the Team
Melinda BeekmanOffice Manager
Melinda is the Office Manager at Great Lakes Dental Associates. She attended Western Iowa Tech and received her dental assistant degree. Her expertise helps our office run smoothly! Melinda’s family consists of her husband, Shayne, and their five kids, Sariah, Jalen, Camron, Jena, and Arianna. Her family also has two dogs, Zoey & Manny. When not managing the office, Melinda enjoys baking, sewing, crafts, and attending her children’s activities.
Carol BanksDental Assistant
Carol started her career in the dental field over 30 years ago, after graduating from Iowa Central College.
Lisa RanerDental Hygienist
Lisa has been a dental hygienist since 1994. She still thoroughly enjoys being a hygienist
Michelle PetersenDental Hygienist
Michelle is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene.
Shannon OlsonDental Hygienist
Shannon has over 27 years of experience working as a Dental hygienist.
Becca CarlsonDental Assistant
Becca has been a Registered Dental Assistant for 4 years! She graduated from DMACC in Ankeny in 2017.
Jen JohannsenDental Assistant
Jen was born and raised in the Iowa Great Lakes. She's married to Michael and has 3 wonderful kids.