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Alexandria MN Family Dentist


Dr. Rick Thiery

IMG_9751_copyDr. 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 in Alexandria for 17 years. Three years ago 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 is a member of the American Dental Association and a member of the Great River Study Club for 15 years. This Club is a local affiliate to 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 (8), and Kendall (9mos), and their 6 yr. old yellow lab Lucy. 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, RDA

IMG_9711_copySheila received her Dental Assisting Licensure and Certification from Central Lakes College in Brainerd. She also received her Associates Degree from St. Cloud State University. Dr. Thiery and Sheila have worked together for nine years. She is first aid and CPR certified. Sheila enjoys educating her patients about their dental health and about any treatment needs they may have. One of her favorite dental procedures is endodontic therapy. Making her patients feel comfortable while they are here is her goal!

Sheila lives in the Parkers Prairie area with her husband Dustin and their two children, three horses and two dogs. Together as a family, the Schilling’s enjoy the outdoors - biking, riding horseback, traveling to Dustin’s rodeos and family walks with their dogs are among their favorite things to do.

Kelli Hoffman, RDH

IMG_9728_copyKelli was born and raised in Hibbing, MN. She received her undergraduate degrees from Hibbing Community College and Minnesota State University-Mankato. In 2009 she received her Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Argosy University in Eagan, MN. Kelli is committed to helping our patients maintain the healthiest smile possible by educating them and teaching them helpful tips. Each patient brings an individual experience and it is her priority to be sure every patient is comfortable.

While away from the office, Kelli enjoys spending time with her husband Scott and two young children, Merrick and Aubree. They especially enjoy the summer months at the lake cabin. Kelli also enjoys spring turkey hunting, gardening, snowmobiling, and most of all being a “mom” to her wonderful children.

Alicia Meyer, Office Manager

IMG_9705_copyAlicia grew up in Barrett, MN. She then moved to Alexandria where she graduated from Alexandria Technical and Community College in 2010 where she received an AAS Degree in Hospitality Management. Alicia enjoys helping others and loves to see all of our patients come in to the office and learn new things about them. She looks forward to assisting patients in scheduling appointments, aiding in billing and insurance questions and helping our patients have an all-around pleasant dental experience.

Alicia lives in Alexandria with her husband Chad and their dog Bella. In her spare time she revels in reading, spending quality time with Chad and Bella and taking weekend trips where she and Chad explore different cities in MN and the surrounding states. Alicia and Chad adore spending time with their friends and families, especially their awesome nieces and nephews.