Our caring dentist and team are devoted to your smile. We love welcoming patients of all ages to our office and go above and beyond to create a positive and welcoming atmosphere where you can feel at ease while receiving treatment. We invite you to call Kusek Family & Implant Dentistry at 605-371-3443 to learn more about dental care in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and make an appointment with Dr. Edward Kusek. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Receptionists

Vicki

Vicki

Hometown & Education

Vicki loved growing up in the tiny town of Ethan, South Dakota. She attended the University of South Dakota, then moved to Sioux Falls, where she met her husband.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO DENTISTRY?

She has always been obsessed with teeth and started as a clinical assistant, then moved into the business office several years later. She has been with our team since 1995.

Vicki is passionate about learning new things, seeing people become more comfortable with dentistry and helping patients afford the dental care that they deserve. She has attended many hours of continuing education with focus on maximizing patient benefits. She is proud to be a part of a dental practice that provides the highest quality and latest technology

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY.

She and her husband have three grown sons, two daughters-in-law and eight grandchildren!

WHAT ARE YOUR INTERESTS AND HOBBIES?

Vicki’s spare time is spent mostly with family. Her biggest joy on Earth is her grandchildren. She enjoy walking, biking, reading, camping, game night and watching her grandkids in their many activities. But she and Judy (from the office) do frequent the Washington Pavillion, as well!

 

Julia

Julia

HOMETOWN AND EDUCATION

Julia was born and raised in Hugo, MN, and graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Augustana University.

She taught elementary education for five years, and wanted to help kids better themselves, and learn about the world around them so they could be a participating member of their community as an adult.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO DENTISTRY?

She is excited to start helping kids learn about the health of their teeth, and helping adults feel good and be confident in themselves.
She is excited to work with our amazing staff and grow her knowledge of the dental industry and cutting edge procedures we provide.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY.

She has an extremely complicated family, but they all get along and help each other out as often as they can. She tries to get home as frequently as she can to spend time with her family.
She and her husband live just outside of Sioux Falls, and have cats and chickens.

WHAT ARE YOUR INTERESTS AND HOBBIES?

In her spare time she enjoys working out, watching movies, kayaking, singing, and teaching dance.

 

Heather

Heather

HOMETOWN AND EDUCATION

Heather grew up in Alvord, IA. She attended Black Hills State University where she earned her degree in History Education.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO DENTISTRY?

Heather has a twin sister who has been a dental hygienist for 10 years. Her knowledge and passion for dentistry made Heather interested in working in a dental office. She is very excited to join Kusek Family Dentistry because of its welcoming staff that values teamwork.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY.

She has three children: Caleb, Bristol, and Brooks. They like to stay active in extracurricular activities and spend time with their extended family members.

WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?

When she has spare time, she likes to golf, play volleyball, and participate in friends and family game nights.

 

Hygienists

Cindy

Cindy

HOMETOWN AND EDUCATION

Cindy grew up in Valley Springs, SD and is a graduate of USD’s Dental Hygiene program and Canby Area Vocational Dental Assisting program.

She also enjoyed a stint as a Dental Tech with the Naval Reserve.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO DENTISTRY?

Cindy earned her Fellowship from World of Clinical Laser Institute and is a SDDHA Association member and officer and is a member of Academy of Laser Dentistry.

Cindy has been involved in Dentistry since 1982 and has been with our practice since 2004.

She enjoys implementing the new technology Dr. Kusek brings to the office, to best benefit our patients.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY.

Cindy and her husband live on an acreage outside of Sioux Falls & have many animals.

They have two children, Amber (son-in-law Scott) and Andy (daughter-in-law, Erica) and 3 grandsons.

WHAT ARE YOUR INTERESTS AND HOBBIES?

Cindy is currently working on her bachelor’s degree. In her spare time she enjoys staying healthy, reading, biking, kayaking, 4-wheeling, horseback riding and gardening.

 

Amanda

Amanda

HOMETOWN AND EDUCATION

Amanda is originally from Harrisburg, SD, and completed her bachelor degree in dental hygiene at the University of South Dakota.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO DENTISTRY?

Amanda has been a hygienist with our team since 2008. She recently received her Fellowship in the Academy of Laser Dentistry this spring.

She is excited to be in the field of dentistry because she loves interacting with patients and helping patients improve their smiles.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY.

Amanda & her husband, Chris, have four girls Charlie, Emmylou, Willa and Dusty. They also have a black lab, Bentley (also female).

WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?

“I have 4 kids – what free time?”

She enjoys being outside with the kids, going for walks, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

 

David

David

Hometown and education:

I grew up in Vermillion SD. I became acclimated to university life as my parents were employed there. It was a wonderful place to grow up. I attended the University of South Dakota and earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in dental hygiene.

How did you get into dentistry?

I took an interest in dentistry as my mom was a chairside dental assistant for years. Dentistry appealed to me, drawing on my dexterity and attention to detail. I have worked in dentistry since 1998 and am happy to be part of the team at Kusek Family Dentistry.

Tell us about your family:

I am the only child in my family and enjoy spending time with my mom.

What do you do in your free time?

My hobbies include Coyote sports, Cornhusker sports, motorsports and traveling abroad.

 

Patty

Patty

HOMETOWN AND EDUCATION

I was born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD and completed my bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene at the University of South Dakota.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO DENTISTRY?

I started my career as a dental hygienist in 2009 in Denver, CO. I worked in a periodontal office for the past 11 years and enjoyed helping patients achieve better oral health. I love working with and caring for people and knew healthcare was the avenue for me.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY.

My husband and I married in 2019. We are dog parents to three terrier mixes and have one niece and two nephews that keep me entertained. I’m happy to be back in Sioux Falls and closer to family.

WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?

I enjoy cuddling/walking my pups, biking, and boating.

 

Assistants

Judy

Judy

HOMETOWN AND EDUCATION

Judy was born and raised in Rock Valley, Iowa and is a longtime resident of Sioux Falls.

She obtained a bachelor’s degree from Briar Cliff College in Sioux City Iowa.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO DENTISTRY?

She has been in the dental field for 23 years as a dental assistant & has been with our team for over 18 years.

She enjoys keeping on the cutting edge of dentistry, and received her Dental Assisting Implant Certification through International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Judy is a certified dental assistant. Judy loves working within an office that keeps up with technology so we can offer our patients the best of care, she also loves working on smile makeover cases with patient’s who come in uncomfortable with their smile, then once treatment is complete, they can’t stop smiling.

She also appreciates Dr. Kusek’s dedication to continuing education for the entire staff. She says that she is thankful to be working with such a great staff and she knows that we have the BEST patients!

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY.

In her free time Judy enjoys spending time with her son, daughter-in-law & grandson.

WHAT ARE YOUR INTERESTS AND HOBBIES?

She also enjoys walking, reading, sewing, quilting, movies, supporting her son’s music endeavors and the Washington Pavillion.

 

Nicole

Nicole

HOMETOWN AND EDUCATION

Nicole is originally from Watertown and moved to Sioux Falls in 2016 to pursue her dental career. She Attended Lake Area Tech and completed the Dental Assistant program in 2016.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO DENTISTRY?

Nicole has always had an interest in teeth ever since she was young and had orthodontics done on her own smile.

She says being able to help someone smile with confidence is the best feeling.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY

Nicole is the youngest of three.

She has a daughter named Rylee and a mini Australian Shepherd, Lucy. Both of which keep her on her toes.

WHAT ARE YOUR INTERESTS AND HOBBIES?

In the summer she enjoys heading back home to spend time with family at Lake Kempeska.

Her daughter and her both enjoy outdoor activities including boating, fishing, riding ATVs, and taking their dog for walks.

Together they also enjoy going to movies, cooking and baking.

 

Dawn

Dawn

HOMETOWN AND EDUCATION

Dawn is originally from Sisseton, SD and relocated to Sioux Falls in 2013. She graduated from Lake Area Tech in 2009 for Dental Assisting and completed her general studies at USD.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO DENTISTRY?

Dawn has always understood the importance of a healthy smile. She chose dentistry because it has always been something she is passionate about.

She is fascinated by dentistry and the ability to continue to learn and evolve in the field.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY

Dawn has a son who is a senior in high school. They also have a miniature dachshund.

WHAT ARE YOUR INTERESTS AND HOBBIES?

In Dawn’s free time she enjoys going to movies, hiking, kayaking, traveling, trying out new recipes, watching Netflix, and working out.

 

Courtney

Courtney

Hometown and education:

Courtney is from Brandon, SD where she graduated high school in 2018. She is now attending the University of South Dakota pursuing her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene with a minor in Spanish.

How did you get into dentistry?

When Courtney was younger, she did not have a perfect smile which made going to the dentist her favorite two times of the year. Knowing her teeth were clean and healthy always made her more confident. Orthodontics was, however, a great confidence booster.
The effect that dentistry had on her life sparked her desire to be in the field herself. After doing an internship here at Dr. Kusek’s she joined our team as a sterilization assistant working on her breaks from school.
With the knowledge and experience Kusek Dental has provided for her, she now knows for sure she has chosen the right path to pursue. She understands the affects poor dental hygiene can have on your overall heath and is ecstatic to help others after she graduates.

Tell us about your family:

Courtney has a big family! Out of 8 siblings she is the second oldest. Her older sister has been her role model and hopes that she can be that person for her younger siblings.

What do you do in your free time?

Courtney loves sports. She has been a cheerleader for 5 years and loves cheering on the USD Coyotes. If she isn’t studying or at a game, you can find her hanging out with friends, disc golfing, or watching Netflix, movies, NFL or NBA games.

 

Allyson

Allyson

HOMETOWN AND EDUCATION

I grew up in Marble Rock, Iowa, and Moved to Fort Dodge, Iowa, for college where I met my boyfriend. We moved to Larchwood two years ago to be closer to family.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY.

Our son Wyatt was born in September of 2020 and has been the greatest blessing. We love spending time with family and try to go back home as often as we can.

WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?

In our free time we do anything we can with our family. We rodeo during the summer, competing in breakaway roping, barrel racing and bareback bronc riding.