Sharon, Certified Receptionist
Sharon is our receptionist for the last 33 years. She was originally hired by Dr. Larsen and then adopted by Dr. Blanchard. Sharon keeps our office and schedules organized. As soon as you come through our door, you will be greeted by Sharon and her beautiful smile.
Sharon says, “I love visiting and working with our patients. It is so fun to see the second generation of patients come here for their dental care.”
Sharon and her husband have two grown children as well as three four-legged children named Gracie, Willamenia, and Teddy, who pretty much rule their lives!
Nancy, Registered and Certified Dental Assistant, Dental Insurance Specialist
Nancy began her dental assisting career with Dr. Larsen on October 7, 1976. Upon Dr. Larsen’s retirement in 2002, she continued as an Assistant with Dr. Blanchard. She obtained her certification in 1980 and became a member of the American Dental Assistants Association and the Dental Assisting National Board.
Nancy says, “I am proud to be working in an office where patient care and comfort is the top priority.” She likes the fact that Dr. Blanchard has all the latest products and technology that provide patients with top notch, quality care.
Nancy works with various dental insurance companies to ensure patient claims have been filed properly so patients get the most from their dental benefits.
Nancy and her husband have been married since July 1963 and have three adult sons and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They love to travel on their motorcycle.
Nancy officially retired June of 2019. She fills in for our staff and works part-time on dental insurance. Our patients enjoy catching up with her when she is in the office. We are so happy for her and her next chapter.
Tracy, Registered and Certified Dental Assistant, Business Manager
Tracy has been with our practice since 1993. She started assisting with Dr. Larsen while she was in high school. In 1999, she became a chairside assistant for Dr. Blanchard. She was promoted to Business Manager in 2015 and handles a variety of administration duties on top of her assisting duties.
She is from St. Charles and says, “Winterset has been a great place to work all of these years.” She works part-time at our office and is involved in multiple activities that keep her busy.
Tracy loves the variety of being an assistant as it is different each day. She is quick to help out her co-workers and patients. Her team members appreciate her keeping the supplies organized.
Tracy lives in the country with her husband. She has three grown sons who make her life very interesting!
Wendy, Registered and Certified Dental Assistant, Office Manager
Wendy joined the team in 2011. She completed the Dental Assisting Program and received her Associate’s degree at Des Moines Area Community College. She is a member of the American Dental Assistants Association. She was promoted to Office Manager in 2015. Wendy handles the day-to-day duties for the office and our employees on top of assisting full-time.
Wendy loves teaching oral health care to the children in her community and frequently volunteers at local events such as the Madison County Health Fair. At Halloween, she can be found handing out toothpaste and toothbrushes at the Madison County Chamber’s trick or treating around the square. At the office, she makes the dental experience positive and as stress-free as possible for the children and adults.
She enjoys working in a state-of-the-art facility and learning the latest advancements in dentistry. She has extensive Invisalign training and is proficient using the iTero scanner to create accurate digital impressions. She loves her teammates and coming to work each day! Her teammates and her patients are like family.
Outside of work, Wendy enjoys spending time with her two children, husband, and their two dogs. They like to go to drag racing events and car shows with her husband's Mustang.
Randi, Registered Dental Hygienist
Randi began her career in dental hygiene in 2016, after graduating with high honors from Rochester Community and Technical College, with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Randi spent her first three years practicing in Minnesota, then made the move to Michigan, where she practiced there for the next two years. In 2021, she made the move back to her home state, Iowa, to start year six of her dental hygiene career.
Randi has a strong passion for dental hygiene and prides herself in providing the upmost professional care for all her patients. Outside of work, Randi enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, son, and their two dogs. They love hiking, golfing, fishing, you name it. She also loves to travel, shop, and is an avid yogi.
Jamie, Registered Dental Hygienist
Jamie graduated from the DMACC Dental Hygiene Program in 2020, and started with BFD that fall! Prior to becoming a Hygienist, she worked as a Dental Assistant for 7 years, and before that she worked in the front office of a dental office.
Currently, when she's not working, she's doing a lot of wedding planning and going to the dog park with their pups. Her and her fiancé (a Dentist!) have two beautiful dogs. A few other things that Jamie loves are coffee, road trips, Iowa State Fair, Iowa State Football & all things Disney.
Monica, Registered Dental Hygienist
Monica started out as a Dental Assistant in 2017 and later graduated from the DMACC Dental Hygiene Program in 2020. She's a temp hygienist so she works all around Des Moines area and loves to help out at BFD! She loves helping her patients have a healthy and happy smile.
Outside of work she loves to spend time with her family and friends. Her and her husband love to spend time outside in the sun-- golfing and visiting the lake. Some of her favorite things are shopping, traveling, music, working out, and cuddling her three kitties!
Gracie, Registered Dental Hygienist
Gracie attended Indian Hills Community College for 3 years. She started out as a Dental Assistant and finished as a Dental Hygienist. She's been a hygienist since 2020. She started her career right here at Blanchard Family Dentistry!
Gracie loves being able to do good, thorough cleanings to help patients achieve healthy smiles everyday. In her spare time she enjoys camping at the lake with her husband and friends. She enjoys grilling and having bonfires.