Meet Our Incredible Staff
Dr. Amy Scepaniak is originally from Lisbon, North Dakota and when she married her husband from Westport they decided on Aberdeen as the place to raise their family. Amy has always been a “people” person and enjoys the opportunity to work closely with each of her patients. For her, there’s nothing better than helping people love their smile whether it’s through a simple procedures like whitening or more in depth procedures like crowns and bridges. Before she opened her dental practice in Aberdeen, Amy developed some impressive skills as a welder at the Bobcat plant in Gwinner, North Dakota. The job paid for college and may come in handy someday. Her spare time is spent with her family at her children’s events and sports. Amy and her family also enjoy the outdoors with activities like golfing, biking and walking. Family, faith, friends (and chocolate) are all very important to Amy and her life wouldn’t be complete without them.
Dr. Aleaha Fettig grew up in Killdeer, a small town in western North Dakota. After dental school, she lived in New Mexico and Texas before moving back closer to family. She met her husband in Aberdeen and decided it was a great place to call home. She has always had a passion for helping others and loves the personal relationships that dentistry allows her to build with her patients. When she’s not working, you’ll find her on the golf course, bowling alley, tending to her garden, or playing some volleyball. She enjoys anything sports-related whether it’s playing or watching. Although she’s a dentist and tells people to avoid sweets, she secretly could never give up chocolate!
Erin | Hygienist
Erin has a passion for travel and when she’s not taking a weekend trip to the Black Hills or Minnesota, she’s planning her next trip by reading about other cultures and parts of the world. For her, the world is too big to stay in one place. Apparently a motto her parents shared as she lived in 6 houses in 4 towns before she turned 16. Originally from the Pierre/Ft. Pierre area, Erin’s high school experience in a nursing home led her to the medical field and her current role. As a patient you’ll know she loves her job because she strives to give everyone the best experience possible in the dental chair.
Kristie | Hygienist
Kristie loves building relationships with clients over the years while improving their dental health. In fact, she pursued her career for the idea of helping and working with people. If she won the lottery, she says she’d buy a house in the Black Hills and would split her time between both sides of the state. Something most people don’t know is that she ran track in college her freshman year before transferring to USD for dental hygiene.
Tammy | Hygienist
Tammy was born and raised in Groton and still lives there because it’s a great place to raise her two sons. Growing up, she loved science classes and knew she wanted to help people, so dental hygiene was a perfect fit. Tammy is passionate about seeing oral health and it’s connection to patients’ overall health. In her free time she loves playing with her kids, fishing, camping, and cooking. If she won the lottery, she would buy an Indian motorcycle for her husband.
Laura | Hygienist
Laura has always enjoyed going to the dentist because it’s a place where everyone seems happy. Originally from Rochester MN, she attended school at USD and now calls Aberdeen her home. She is passionate about educating others on their health and she enjoys helping people maintain (and keep) their teeth. In her spare time, she loves traveling and camping with her family. She also loves snowboarding, so in the winter you can find her shredding on the slopes.
Brittani | Dental Assistant
Growing up, Brittani always liked going to the dentist. Now, she strives to provide that same positive experience to others. She interned with us in high school and now excels in helping patients find confidence in a beautiful smile. In her free time, you’ll find her at the race track with her friends and family or spending time with her pets at home.
Crystal | Dental Assistant
Crystal enjoys meeting new patients and strives to make their visit comfortable. In her forty years of experience, her favorite memories are helping people overcome their fear of the dentist through getting to know them, education, and helping them achieve beautiful smiles. In her free time, Crystal tends to her flowers, spends time outdoors and plays with her grandkids.
Jordyn | Dental Assistant
Jordyn initially pursued a career in Human Development & Family Sciences but realized she wanted to do something more hands on while still being able to help others. As a dental assistant, she is able to ease client’s fear of the dentist and enjoys seeing them become more and more relaxed each visit. When she’s not working, she is spending time with her son, preferably outdoors. Besides her son, she says spicy foods are one thing she could never give up!
Shauna | Dental Assistant
Shauna has a knack for making clients comfortable and strives to show them that dentistry shouldn’t be scary. Her favorite part of the job is seeing people happy with their new smile. Most people don’t know that she is musical and a wonderful singer! She also enjoys spending time with family and friends around bonfires and game nights.
Shyla | Dental Assistant
Growing up in Groton, Shyla knew she wanted to live close by and now calls Aberdeen her home. As a dental assistant, she’s passionate about making her patients feel safe and comfortable when coming in for an appointment. Her favorite way to spend her free time is hiking, camping, going to the movies, and attending local events with friends and family.
Rachel | Receptionist
Rachel will be the one to greet you as you enter the office and she can answer all your insurance questions. Originally from Albany, Minnesota, Rachel moved when her South Dakotan husband took a job in Aberdeen. Rachel enjoys the opportunity to learn in her role and has become a great resource for patients with insurance questions. Outside of work, Rachel spends time participating in sports or running. She also enjoys boating and fishing; she is from Minnesota. The next time you stop in for an appointment, be sure to ask Rachel about her pet raccoon she had as a kid.
Linda | Receptionist
Linda started her career as a Dental Assistant and has enjoyed connecting with patients on a personal level. It is her mission to help patients get the most out of their visit. Whether it’s simply calming their nerves or helping them maximize their insurance benefits for a beautiful smile and improved oral health. Linda grew up on a farm in Hoven, South Dakota and she’s no stranger to hard work. As a kid she spent her summers in the field and working with the animals. Today you will still find her outside working on her yard or inside scrapbooking.
Rhonda | Receptionist
Rhonda always knew she would be in the dental field. She truly cares about working as a team to give the patient the best experience possible. She grew up in Warner but now lives in Aberdeen with her husband and kids. When she isn’t working, you’ll find her at her son’s basketball games, NSU sporting events, reading a good book, or somewhere outdoors. If she won the lottery, she says she would buy a vacation home somewhere warm and donate the rest to charity.