Meet the Team
Thanks to a superb staff of dental assistants, hygienists and office support, Dr. Timothy Drake is privileged to serve your dental care needs. Together we stand ready to assist you in maintaining dental wholeness and health. Members of our dental team are selected for their training, dental experience, skills, and ability to be considerate care givers. We individualize our care to each patient’s specific needs and all participate in extensive continuing education to provide our patients with the ethical quality care!
Karla was born and raised in Mitchell, and has over 25 years of dental experience at our office. She can be seen helping out in all positions of the office. By getting to know each patient personally, Karla can focus on the needs of each individual since every patient requires something different. You can always count on her to sort out your insurance needs since she is an expert! As treatment coordinator Karla will put together an individualized plan for you. We value her dedication and loyalty to her work. Karla has a son and daughter who make her very proud. In her free time she and her husband Tracy enjoy following their kid’s activities and spending time with friends and family. They also enjoy motorcycling and 4-wheeling in the Black Hills. Karla says, “I love dentistry! The patients I meet and the relationships I develop are what make my career so fulfilling! I invite you to come and meet our dental family; you will certainly want to be a part of it!”
An essential component to a successful dental team is a well trained assistant. Tammy is certified as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and has been a member of our team for over 8 years! She received her training at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota. In addition to assisting, Tammy is also in responsibilities for designing customized night guards, bleaching trays and athletic mouthguards. Outside of work, Tammy enjoys spending time with her husband, Jediah, and her two daughters. Tammy’s girls love helping her bake, which is one of her many talents! They also enjoy going to the movies or sitting down with a good book! Family and friends are important for Tammy and her family, and they do their best to stay in touch! Tammy said, “I take a lot of pride in being both efficient and proficient while assisting Dr. Drake in providing outstanding care for our patients! I look forward to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy smile. Please come and see for yourself what makes our family, cosmetic, and restorative dental practice so exceptional!”