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111 10th Ave East Alexandria, MN 56308

Our Staff

Alexandria MN Family Dentist

Dr. Rick Thiery

Photo of Dr. ThieryDr. Thiery was born in Willmar, MN, where he graduated from high school. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Luther College in Decorah,  IA. Following his graduation from the University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry, he married his wife, Jenny and moved to Alexandria’s lakes area. Dr. Rick has been practicing dentistry since 1998. In 2011 Dr. Rick ventured out on his own and started Young at Heart Dentistry, where he and his great team enjoy working together. 

Dr. Rick enjoys the long-term relationships he has built with his patients and looks forward to growing new ones every day. He loves the variety of what general dentistry has to offer, from a child’s first dental “happy” visit all the way to helping “grandma” transition to her new implant supported dentures.

Dr. Thiery has been a member of the American Dental Association and a member of the Great River Study Club since 1999. This Club is a local affiliate of the Nationally renowned Seattle Study Club. This relationship has been instrumental in Dr. Thiery’s connections to other general practitioners and specialists as well as providing the highest level of continuing education. 

Dr. Rick and his wife Jenny live on Lake Ida with their two daughters, Katelyn and Kendall, their yellow lab Lucy, and kitty Lilly Peaches. Dr. Rick and his family live for the summer lake life in Alexandria; being on the pontoon is their happy place. Dr. Rick and his lab also enjoy many fall weekends waterfowl hunting and pheasant hunting. Other favorites for Dr. Rick are working outside at home, exercising, playing cards, watching movies, swimming, vacationing, and playing an active role in Ducks Unlimited. One thing you may not know about Dr. Thiery is he enjoys his time in the kitchen cooking many of his family’s meals and cooking his wild game with his hunting friends.

Dr. Rick’s key to success is to make work fun. He wishes to extend a positive attitude to welcome you back each time. “Young at Heart” is truly the office attitude, not just a business name.

Sheila Schilling, LDA/CDA

Photo of SheilaSheila received her Dental Assisting Licensure and Certification from Central Lakes College in Brainerd. She also received her Associate's degree from St. Cloud State University. Dr. Thiery and Sheila have worked together since 2003. She is first aid and CPR certified.

Sheila lives in the Miltona area with her husband Dustin and their two children. The Schillings have horses, dogs and cats.

Together as a family, the Schillings enjoy being in the outdoors. You can find them camping, biking, riding horseback, fishing and enjoying the lakes!

Kari Burow, Hygenist

Photo of KariKari began her career as a dental assistant, and due to her passion for dental health, she pursued additional education in dental hygiene. Kari obtained her degree in dental hygiene in 2001 from St. Cloud Technical College. She also earned her certification in Restorative Function in 2005 which allows her to place amalgam and composite restorations.

Since 1987, Kari has helped patients find solutions to achieve good oral health. She enjoys getting to know her patients and ensures they have a positive experience.

Kari and her husband Kraig made Alexandria their home in 1998, where they raised three children. In her free time, Kari enjoys cycling and riding her motorcycle with her husband and her biker chicks. Gardening and reading are also passions in addition to spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Jennifer Aure, Office Manager

PhotoJennifer joined Young at Heart Dentistry in 2015 and loves her job and working with exceptional people. She enjoys the work and is able to meet so many friendly people.

Jennifer and her husband Jayme have been married since 2000 and have two beautiful girls, MaKenna and Morgan. They moved to Alexandria in 2014 and fell in love with the community and all Alexandria has to offer. Their favorite adventures include camping, fishing, boating and tubing, kayaking, and bonfires in the backyard. And a good movie night!