Meet The Staff

Linda – Registered Dental Hygienist

Linda Carls has been providing superior dental hygiene care for more than 40 years since graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1976. Linda worked in Periodontics before joining our practice more than 35 years ago. Linda loves spending time with her husband, Kevin, and their blossoming brood of grandchildren and sharing creations from her kitchen and flower garden.

Kristin – Registered Dental Hygienist

Kristin graduated from Normandale Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 2012. Her passion is helping her patients maximize their oral hygiene by meeting each patient with where they’re at and customizing their home routine to set them up for success. Kristin lives in Apple Valley with her husband, son, and three cats. She values health and wellness, clean eating/cooking, and fitness. In her free time, she enjoys paddle boarding, yoga, camping, and listening to audio-books.

Ann – Licensed Dental Assistant

Ann has been a Prosthodontic dental assistant for over 30 years and feels privileged to have met so many wonderful patients.  She takes pride in being able to use her expansive knowledge to help people improve their dental health. When she is not at the office, she enjoys playing golf, taking walks, and just being outdoors. She is a big sports fan who loves cheering on our Minnesota teams. Her husband, Dave, and her have 2 wonderful boys, Erik and Ryan, and a cute little Cairn terrier named Bella.

Emma – Licensed Dental Assistant

Emma became a licensed Dental assistant in 2014 and has been interested in Prosthodontics ever since. While finishing her externship with the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, the Graduate Prosthodontic clinic was so impressed with her skills and incredibly positive attitude that they offered her a full-time position. She spent six years there until Dr. Delima, who knew of her from the University, and Dr. Lua were able to encourage her to join the Center for Prosthodontic Care. Emma enjoys all types of music, traveling, and the great outdoors.

Jennifer – Office Administrator

Jennifer is the Office Administrator for Center for Prosthodontic Care. She has been with the practice since 2005 and has nearly 30 years of experience in healthcare fields. She feels very fortunate to be part of such a wonderful team of dental professionals who share in the philosophy of patients as a priority. When she’s not working, her husband and her enjoy spending time at their property on the north shore and cavorting with their covey of grandchildren. She is also an avid reader and loves jigsaw puzzling.