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Meet Our Dental Team

Prairie Skies Family Dentistry is proud to bring a whole new level of care to the field of dentistry. Our team has served the Brookings community for many years. When you enter our office, you will immediately feel relaxed and at home. We have friendly faces that greet you, dentists who truly care about your dental health, and a facility with the most up-to-date technology to provide you with the highest quality of general and cosmetic dental care possible.

  • JoAnn

JoAnn SchallerJoAnn is a native of Hayti, SD and received her dental assisting certificate from Lake Area Vo-tech in 1988. After spending 13 years as a chair side assistant she discovered she had a passion for the front office. Her friendly smile will likely be the first to welcome you to the office and she is happy to answer any questions you have about scheduling, billing, and insurance. In her free time, JoAnn enjoys camping with her husband and 3 children.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ruth

Ruth RiceRuth received her dental assisting certificate from Minnesota. With 20 years experience in a pediatric office Ruth is a great asset when it come to children. Her warm smile and mothering instinct puts children and their parents at ease.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Tara

Tara Faber

Tara is one of our Hygienist for Prairie Skies Family Dentistry. She graduated from USD in 2009 with her Bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene. After graduating from the Dental Hygiene program Tara began her career working in a dental office in Sioux Falls. She continued there for 5 years prior to joining Dr. Wiseman in 2013. Tara has a strong passion for educating her patients on proper hygiene and the importance of maintaining good dental health. Tara, originally from Iowa, moved to Aurora, SD in 2009 where she lives with her husband, Danny, and their son. She stays busy with being a mom, but finds time to enjoy traveling, shopping, cooking, baking, and cheering on the Hawkeyes!

 

 

 

 

  • Cindy

Cindy FossCindy studied Dental Hygiene in Minnesota. In 2013, she moved to rural South Dakota where she enjoys gardening, camping, fishing and other outdoor activities. Cindy enjoys getting to know her patients and making them comfortable in the dental office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Lindsey

Lindsey Heylens

Lindsey joined Prairie Skies Family Dentistry in 2013. After graduating from the Dental Assisting program at Lake Area Tech in 2004, Lindsey joined an Oral Surgery practice in Sioux Falls. She continued her career there for 10 years, before moving to Brookings. Her ability to make patients smile and feel at ease has made the Hoven, SD native a great addition to the team. Lindsey is busy with keeping up with her husband and daughter, and in her spare moments she enjoys hunting, reading and sharing her love of baking with the rest of the staff.

 

 

 

 

  • Brittany

Brittany McLagan

Brittany graduated from Lake Area Tech Dental Assisting program in 2005. After graduation she worked in a General Dentistry practice in Huron for 7 years, and then Brittany and her family moved to Wessington Springs where she continued her dental career. She joined Dr. Wiseman’s team of assistants in August, and has proved to be a warm and welcoming addition. She loves getting to know our patients and helping them become more confident with their smile. Brittany lives in Brookings with her husband and their 2 daughters, and they all enjoy being active outside.

 

 

 

 

  • April

April MutschlerApril, a native of Brookings, is one of our new additions to the growing staff at Prairie Skies Family Dentistry. April graduated from the Lake Area Tech Dental Assisting program in 1997, and brings many years of experience and knowledge to our team working as an assistant and at the front desk. April has a lively personality and enjoys learning about our patients. She loves helping those in pain and has a real talent for comforting patients and helping them overcome their fear of the dental office. She is also a busy mom of 4 boys, but still finds time to enjoy several hobbies such as horse training and riding, fishing, hunting, and gardening.