Following completion of building redesign and purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, the Pine River Dental Center has hired Jaime Preble as a new dentist with the company.
Preble is from Pierz, but she and her husband moved to the Pine River area for work and a change of scenery.
“My husband and I definitely knew we wanted to go to northern and rural Minnesota,” she said. “We wanted to get a place in the country with some land.”
Preble has an AAS from St. Cloud Technical College and a DDS degree from the University of Minnesota. Following her 2004 graduation from St. Cloud Technical College, she worked full time as a dental assistant at the Smile Center in Big Lake. She moved on to work at a cosmetic office in Sauk Rapids and ran a dental clinic at St. Cloud Technical College.
“The longer I worked as an assistant, I just wanted to be on the other side of the chair doing the work. I love it. I think it helps people. I think if you fix people’s teeth you make them feel better,” Preble said.
Preble is still working as a dental assistant in the Pine River office. She is waiting for her license to arrive in the mail, after which she must pay one more fee. Her expected start date is July 1.
There will be an open house from 4-7 p.m. July 11 to show the public changes to the building, updated equipment and for the public to meet Preble.