Meet Our Dental Team

At Valley Ridge Dental, we are committed to providing our patients with a warm and welcoming environment where they can receive high-quality dental care. We pride ourselves on providing friendly, excellent customer service. We treat our patients like friends and family!

Dr. Katie Daniels provides patients with general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to help them achieve the oral health they deserve. Trained in all aspects of dentistry, we work our hardest to ensure the comfort of every patient. Our number one goal is to provide exceptional dental care to you and your family.

Our patients and their oral health are our biggest priorities. We have experience treating patients of all ages, from young children to grandparents.

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Dr. Katie Daniels

Dr. Katie Daniels lives in the area with her husband, Andy, and three children, William, Emily, and Sarah. She graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2010. After graduation, she furthered her education by completing a general practice residency at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center.

Dr. Daniels finds great joy in developing relationships with patients and providing a personal approach to addressing each individual’s dental needs. It is evident in the level of detail and compassion found in her work that she loves what she does each day.

Outside of dentistry Dr. Daniels’s favorite thing to do is spend time with her family. 

Dr. James Betz

Dr Betz is originally from Falcon Heights, Minnesota.  He attended the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where he earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in biology.  Dr. Betz continued his education and completed his dental training at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.

Dr. Betz enjoys providing high quality dental care to all of his patients.  His goal is to make each person feel comfortable in the dental chair through communication and individualized patient care. 

When Dr. Betz is not practicing dentistry, he enjoys being outdoors especially on Minnesota lakes.  He enjoys spending time in Grand Marais, MN on the North Shore of Lake Superior with his wife Kali.  Dr. Betz also grew up playing multiple sports but his favorite was hockey.  He currently enjoys tennis, fishing, traveling and watching sports.

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Oralfacial Myofunctional Therapist/Dental Hygienist

Alissa is originally from Stillwater and began her dental career as a dental assistant and practiced for 13 years, primarily in specialty practice. She graduated from Century College as a dental hygienist, then later finished her bachelor degree in dental hygiene from Metropolitan State University. Alissa utilizes her 24 years of experience in the dental field to deliver a personalized approach to care. Alissa and her husband, Mike, have two children, Madeleine and Jack. They enjoy summers spent at their family cabin “up north.” The family has a full house of furry friends: their Sheltie dog, Bran, and rescued cats, Lily, Buddy, Stevie, and Jax.


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Steph and her husband, Chris, grew up in the New Richmond area. They moved to Amery, Wisconsin, where they are busy raising their three children.

When Steph is not busy watching her children play football, baseball, and hockey, you can usually catch her sitting on their boat or trying new recipes.

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Dental Hygienist

Crystal is a Nebraska native and lives in Woodbury with her husband, Brian, and daughter, Charlotte.  She graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2001 and has been practicing for more than 20 years.  After several years living in the New York City area, she is excited to be back in the Midwest.  Her favorite hobbies are cooking and traveling the world with her family.



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Aimee lives in Lake Elmo with her husband, son and daughter.  She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2010.  She love the opportunity to live and work within the same community.

When not in the dental office she enjoys spending time with family, being outside, and yoga.

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Chanteal began her career as a dental assistant after she graduated from Herzing University in 2019.
She was born and raised in New Richmond WI, where she continues to reside with her husband, daughter, and three chihuahuas. In the winter time you’ll most likely find her snowboarding at Trollhaugen or Afton Alps, and in the summer time at the water park or floating down the Apple River.



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Laura is originally from River Falls, WI and hasn’t strayed far.  She currently resides there with her three kids.  Laura has been in dentistry for 28 years, 5 of which she was a dental technician and 23 as a dental assistant.  

In her free time, Laura enjoys being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.


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Danielle grew up in Ellsworth, WI where she resides with her fiancé and 4 daughters.  Danielle received her degree in teaching but after having kids, decided to take a different path in life and has found joy in working in the dental field.  

Danielle enjoys watching the kids play sports.  If she’s not watching the kids play sports, you’ll find her and her fiancé at the Minnesota Wild games or helping her fiancé put on demolition derbies around the MN/WI area. 


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