Meet Our Staff

tinaTina – Office Manager

Tina grew up in Borup, Minnesota, and after a brief time as a hairstylist, began a long career as an office manager. She has been with Dr. Jay since 1989. Tina is the glue that holds everything together.

Tina enjoys reading and watching her kids participate in sports, including baseball, basketball, football, volleyball, and rodeo. She also plays on a winter volleyball team.

Tina has been married for 30 years and has three children, two dogs, twelve horses, and more cats than she can recall.

gaynaGayna – Receptionist / Certified Dental Assistant

Gayna grew up in Ayr, North Dakota. She graduated from the North Dakota State College of Science’s dental assisting program in 1970. She has spent more of her career as a chair-side dental assistant but added receptionist duties to her job description a few years ago.

Gayna is married and has two grown children. She lives on a farm near Colfax, ND. She loves reading (especially historical fiction), baking, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Gayna has worked with Dr. Jay since 1988 and we are all better off for it!

beckyBecky – Registered Dental Hygienist

Becky grew up in Lake Park, Minnesota. She graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College (Moorhead) where she earned degrees in Dental Assisting in 2000 and Dental Hygiene in 2002. After working as a hygienist in the Twin Cities, she joined Dr. Jay’s practice in 2007.

Becky is married and has two beautiful young daughters and one VERY active golden retriever. She enjoys family, camping, running 5k’s and riding her Harley.


sydneySydney – Registered Dental Hygienist

Sydney grew up in Fargo. She graduated from North Dakota State College of Science in 2010 with her Associate in Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Minnesota State University Mankato in 2013. In 2014 she became a Certified Dental Assistant. She is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Education with MSU Mankato.

She has been working as a Dental Hygienist with Dr. Jay since 2011. She has also taught Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting full-time since 2012 at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead.

She loves cooking, baking, going to movies, dogs, and going to the lakes with family and friends. Recently, in a rare spare moment, she was married!

shelbyShelby – Certified & Registered Dental Assistant

Shelby is from Ortonville, Minnesota, where she participated in high school volleyball, basketball, and softball.

She graduated from the North Dakota State College of Science in 2015 with a degree in Dental Assisting. She assists Dr. Jay at chair-side with all types of patient care. Shelby has been a great addition to the office!

She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends and is always ready to go hunting or fishing. She recently bagged an 11 point buck!

shelbyShelby – Registered Dental Hygienist

Shelby grew up in Fargo ND. She attended Park Christian School and completed her Dental Hygiene degree at Minnesota State Community and Technical College (Moorhead) in 2015. She joined Dr Jay’s Team in 2017 after working as a temporary hygienist at several FM area dental offices.

When Shelby is not at work you can find her cheering loud in Green and Gold at the Fargo Dome with her family, working up a sweat at the gym, pedaling down the streets of Fargo, or playing outside with her four-legged friends.

Shelby loves hygiene and is encouraged when she sees her patients take ownership and strive for optimal oral health!