The Team


Front Row (L to R): Brook Uecker, Dr. Elizabeth Brack, Brieanne Borntrager, Lori Berger  Back Row (L to R): Carmen Hardin, Peggy Kroells, Courtney Bates, Sara Hahn, Julie Diehn, Tanya Reichow

Lori Berger

Patient Coordinator

Lori is our Patient Coordinator who brings 37+ years of dental experience and has performed many job duties throughout the dental office. Lori enjoys working with patients and helping each patient be informed and pleased with their visits. Lori and her husband reside here in Arlington and have two sons and two grandchildren. In her freetime Lori enjoys reading, gardening, fishing, hiking and camping. Spending time with family is #1 and spoiling her grandchildren!

Julie Diehn

Financial Coordinator

Julie is the Financial Coordinator for our Arlington Office. Julie processes insurance claims and can assist with finance options such as CareCredit or Proceed Finance. Julie began her career as a Licensed Dental Assistant 32 years ago and graduated from Mankato Technical College. Although Julie has since moved from assisting chairside to the front office, she continues to keep her Dental Assistant License. In her free time, she enjoys camping with her family, gardening and various crafts or DIY projects around the farm she shares with her husband Brian. Julie & Brian have 2 children.

Sara Hahn

Schedule Coordinator

Sara is one of our scheduling coordinators. She is entering the world of dentistry after working in the medical field for 13 years. Sara enjoys meeting and working with the patients here at Forever Smiles; making each patient feel prepared for their upcoming visit and helping guide them to proper resources available. Sara resides in rural Winthrop with her husband and four children. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the cabin and watching her children participate in their sporting events and activities. 

Peggy Kroells

Dental Assistant

Peggy Is a graduate of A-GI ( Arlington - Green Isle High school). After high school Peggy attended Normandale Community College Bloomington earning her degree in Dental Assisting. After college Peggy worked in the south metro in both General and Orthodontic practices. She began work in Arlington for Dr H.M. Noack DDS and when the practice was sold to Dr. Shawn Knorr DDS she transitioned her skills to Forever Smiles- Arlington. Peggy is married for 31 years to Keith, they have 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and spoiling her grandchildren!

Courtney Bates

Dental Assistant

Courtney is a Sibley East Alumni and graduated from SSC-Mankato with her Associates of Applied Science & Dental Assisting. Courtney loves to educate the patients about Oral Health and working with patients of all ages and making sure every patient is comfortable during their appointment. Courtney lives in Gaylord and is married to her junior high sweetheart; in her free time, Courtney enjoys plants, reading, fishing, being outdoors and spoiling her niece!

Carmen Hardin

Dental Assistant

Carmen Hardin is a graduate of GFW High School, and earned her Dental Assisting (DA) degree from SSC in Mankato. 
When Carmen is not helping people protect their smiles, you can find her spending time with her husband, Matt, daughter, Valorie (5), and son, McKoy (1), in their hometown of Fairfax. Carmen also enjoys camping, playing volleyball, painting, and working on her home-based business! 

Brook Uecker

Dental Hygienist

Brook has been a dental hygienist for six years. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and likes to educate patients to help them achieve their optimal oral and overall health. Her passion for the dental field began when she was a young girl. Brook grew up in Arlington, and now lives north of Gaylord with her husband Nate, and two girls, Josephine and Joaunna.
Brook loves spending time with her family and friends and enjoys gardening and camping in the summertime.

Tanya Reichow

Dental Hygienist

Tanya attended the University of Minnesota, Duluth for Dental Hygiene. She has worked for Forever Smiles since 2007 starting in our Glencoe location and now serving our Arlington location. She loves working with people of all ages but especially loves the young ones and the young at heart! As a dental hygienist her main focus is to provide high quality care while educating patients how to achieve good oral health for a lifetime. She is married and has 5 children; 3 are in college and 2 are in high school. In her free time, Tanya enjoys traveling, spending time with family, watching movies and playing games, reading, hiking, biking and crafting!