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Stanek Dental Staff

Dr. Erica Stanek

Erica grew up in Byron, Minnesota.  She attended UW-La Crosse where she played volleyball and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  She then attended Marquette University School of Dentistry where she received her D.D.S. degree in the spring of 2008.  After graduation, Dr. Stanek and her husband Deke moved back to establish roots in the La Crosse area.

In her spare time, Dr. Stanek enjoys spending time with her husband Deke and their three young sons, Lincoln (8), Porter (5), and Britton (3).

Other free time is spent cheering on her husband’s Aquinas High School Wrestling Team, baking, and playing volleyball.

Erica’s passion is helping patients of all ages have a healthy, beautiful smile.  She has a kind spirit and a gentle touch.  She would love to have the opportunity to meet you and your family, and take care of your dental needs.

Dr. Stanek is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Wisconsin Dental Association
  • La Crosse District Dental Society

Pam McKinnon

Certified Dental Assistant

Pam grew up in La Crescent, Minnesota. After high school she attended Western Technical College where she pursued a degree in dental assisting. She graduated in 1992. She has worked as a dental assistant for 25 years, all of which have been in our office.

Pam lives in La Crescent with her husband Bob, and have two children Dillon and Paige. Bob and Pam recently became grandparents to a precious baby girl Hallie Mae. She adores spending time with her family, attending school activities and sporting events. Her other hobbies include biking, boating, walking, and other activities outdoors.

Pam enjoys every aspect of her job. She feels very lucky to work with such a great group of people each day.

Shannon Jennings

Certified and Registered Dental Assistant

Shannon grew up in Eitzen, MN.  After graduation from high school she attended Western Technical College.  She graduated with her dental assisting degree in 1992.  Shortly after graduation she began working at our office for Dr. Richardson.  She has continued to work part-time at our office for 24 years.  Shannon recently became a more permanent face at the office, as she is now with us full-time.

Shannon and her husband Rick live in rural Caledonia. They have a grown son Kyle. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her other interests include spending time outdoors four-wheeling, and snowmobiling. Shannon thoroughly enjoys working in the dental field. One of the best parts is getting to know new people and their families. Another highlight for Shannon is getting to see the excitement on patient’s faces after we’ve helped them transform their smile into something they are proud of and excited to show off.

Kim Gran

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kim grew up in Holmen, WI. In 1991 she graduated from Western Technical College with a degree in dental assisting. She worked as a dental assistant for two years, before deciding to pursue a degree in dental hygiene. She then went back to school at MATC-Madison for Dental Hygiene and graduated in 1995. She has worked as a dental hygienist for 22 years, 20 of which have been with our office.

Kim and her husband Matt live in rural Stoddard. They have two children, Kyle and Kirsten. Their family also includes a daughter-in-law Maggie, a grandson Jaxon, and two chocolate labs named Nellie Belle and Roxie Mae.

Kim has many activities of interest including scrapbooking, crafting, photography, watching Kirsten play volleyball, camping and walking; but above all she loves just spending time with her family. Kim always knew she wanted to work with patients in the health field, and feels that her career as a dental hygienist has been the perfect way to fulfill that dream.

Desiree Erickson

Registered Dental Hygienist

Desiree grew up in Rushford, MN. In 1990 she graduated from the University of Minnesota-Waseca with a degree in animal health. She was a veterinary technician for 15 years in Winona before deciding to go back to school and pursue a career in dental hygiene.

In 2009 Desiree graduated from Rochester Community and Technical College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been working as a dental hygienist for eight and a half years now, and has been with our office for seven of those years. The thing she likes most about being a dental hygienist is the fact that each day she gets to meet new people, and use her skills to help them achieve and maintain good oral health, which leads to improved overall health.

Desiree and her husband Dan live in Rushford. They have two grown sons, Reid and Blake. Their family also includes a chocolate lab Moxie, and a cat Skippy. When she’s not working, Desiree enjoys fishing, camping, sports, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

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