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.
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 | Registered 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 | Registered 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.
Shauna | Treatment Coordinator/RDA
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.
Roxann | Registered Dental Assistant
Roxann’s passion for dentistry is rooted in her own experience with braces as a child and she was drawn to the responsibilities of a dental assistant. Professionally, she thrives on building connections with patients and helping them making informed decisions about their health. Beyond the office, she’s a family person, enjoying time with her kids and grandkids, traveling, diving into books, and cheering at sporting events. A lottery win would secure her a house on the water in the South.
Hallie | Registered Dental Assistant
Hallie was born and raised in Aberdeen, SD, and found her calling in dentistry driven by her passion for helping others and witnessing the joy in satisfied patients. Professionally, she thrives on creating an inviting atmosphere for patients, ensuring they feel secure and heard. Beyond her dental duties, she enjoys family time and adventures with her little one. If a lottery win came her way, she’d invest in a new home and a long, warm-weather vacation.
Kenzie | Registered Dental Assistant
Kenzie, a South Dakota native, discovered her passion for dentistry unexpectedly but wholeheartedly. As part of her healthcare journey she’s developed a passion to help patients feel at ease during their dental visits. She loves transforming people’s apprehensions about dental care into positive experiences. Outside of work, she enjoys video games, movies, and quality time with her family. She’s a total animal lover, and if she wasn’t in healthcare you would probably find her at a vet’s office.
Rachel | Office Manager
Rachel has been a part of the Smile Solutions team for many years and enjoys the opportunity to learn new things in her role. Originally from Albany, Minnesota, Rachel moved when her South Dakotan husband took a job in Aberdeen. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys spending time with her four children. She also enjoys spending time outdoors participating in activities such as boating and fishing; she is from Minnesota. The next time you see her be sure to ask Rachel about her pet raccoon she had as a kid.
Linda | Insurance Claims Coordinator
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 | Hygiene Scheduling Coordinator
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.
Randi | Receptionist
Randi, our Receptionist, hails from Washington but found her home in Aberdeen after attending Presentation College and marrying an Aberdonian. Now she’s committed for life! Her professional passion is to leave a positive impact among patients and coworkers. In her free time, you’ll find her enjoying walks with her dogs and having game nights with friends. Coffee and her Kindle are non-negotiable essentials, and if a lottery win came her way, she’d travel more. A fun fact about Randi, she has a twin sister!
Stella | Insurance Coordinator
Stella, our Insurance Coordinator, pursued the dental industry out of a passion for learning about dental care and helping patients understand the importance of oral health. Her greatest professional joy is meeting new people and ensuring patients feel both informed and comfortable. Beyond work, she loves family moments and could never give up coffee. If she won the lottery, she’d invest in a small acreage for her boys, a boat, and secure future investments for her children.