Paul Sheils D.D.S

Dr. Paul Sheils is a general dentist and founder of Otsego Dental. Dr. Sheils earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota. He received further education in IV sedation techniques from the University of Southern California as well as advanced education in surgical, bone grafting and prosthetic programs from Temple University. He completed his occlusion residency program from the Texas Center for Occlusal Studies.

Dr. Sheils is married to Sarah and they have two boys Bjorn and Finn. Outside of dentistry Dr. Sheils enjoys fishing and traveling.

Education

  • Occlusal Residency Program at Texas Center for Occlusal Studies
  • Advanced Surgical, Bone Grafting Education at Temple University
  • IV Sedation Training at University of Southern California
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery-University of Minnesota
  • Undergraduate-University of North Dakota

Certifications

  • Conscious Sedation Certification from MN Board of Dentistry
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

Memberships

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Minnesota Dental Association
  • American Dental Association

Nicole Giddings D.D.S.

Dr. Giddings is our dentist who works with children and adults to achieve optimal oral health. She values building lasting relationships with her patients and enjoys interacting and working with children. Nicole treats patients for all aspects of dentistry including crown and bridgework, fillings, endodontics (root canals), extractions, dentures and partials.

Dr. Giddings earned her undergraduate degree in Physiology from the University of Arizona. She graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry where she obtained her dental license.

Nicole grew up in the Buffalo area and now resides there with her husband and four children. She enjoys outdoor activities including golfing, and snowmobiling. Dr. Giddings continues to watch and cheer for her alma mater, the U of M Golden Gophers!

Hygienists (RDH)

Jenny

Jenny is a Dental Hygienist and has been working with us since 2005. She obtained her dental hygiene degree from North Dakota State College of Science and has a special interest in providing periodontal treatment. She enjoys getting to know her patients individually and is a strong point to her high quality dental care.

She lives in the area with her family and enjoys church, reading and all kinds of sports.

Ellen

Ellen is a Dental Hygienist and joined our team in 2007. She earned a degree in dental hygiene at Argosy University. Ellen’s kind demeanor allows patients to feel at ease and comfortable during their dental visit.

In her free time, Ellen enjoys running, swimming, and spending time with her husband and Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Jamie

Jamie joined our team in 2015 and is another one of our fabulous Dental Hygienist. She graduated from St. Cloud Tech with a degree in Dental Hygiene, and is originally from the Elk River area. Jamie loves the opportunity to meet and help patients of all ages get the quality of dental care they deserve.

In her spare time Jamie enjoys time with her husband, family and menagerie of pets. She also loves to hike, canoe, and go on adventures.

Dental Assistants (CLDA or LDA)

Tammy

Tammy is our lead assistant, and has been a part of our team since 2011. She has over 25 years in the dental field and completed her education from Hennepin Technical College. She enjoys sharing the journey with our patients throughout their restorative process and how it’s not only changing their smile, but also impacting their daily lives.

Tammy enjoys summertime at her cabin, crafting, and spending time with her family and friends.

Jessica

Jessica is a Licensed Dental Assistant and has been working with us since 2007. She completed her education at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park, and is from the Elk River area. She believes a healthy mouth is key to one’s overall health and wellbeing.

Jessica enjoys hunting, fishing, reading and spending time with her husband and son.

Shakela

Shakela joined our team in 2011 and is an assistant for Dr. Sheils. She completed her education at Hennepin Tech College. Shakela’s bright smile and contagious laugh brings light to our office and comfort to our patients.

Shakela enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters.

 

Office Staff

Katey – Office Manager

Katey is our office manager and has been a part of our team since 2015. She graduated from UW-Eau Claire and has been in the dental field ever since. She enjoys working alongside our staff to find creative ways our practice can enhance our patients overall experience.

Katey enjoys cooking, music, sports, and spending time with her husband and bulldog.

Linda – Front Desk

Linda is a part of our front desk staff, and has been with us since 2006. Previously, she was a dental assistant for X years. Her experience and kindness are the core strength of our front desk. Her knowledge allows patients to feel at ease when discussing treatment plans or financials.

On a personal note, Linda is married with one daughter and is a grandmother. She enjoys playing tennis, traveling, yoga and entertaining.

Mary – Front Desk

Mary has been with our practice since 2001 and is a part of our front desk staff. She loves to greet our patients with a warm smile and sometimes a hug. Her compassion and kindness for others inspires our staff to portray similar qualities when interacting with our patients.

She treasures her faith and loves to spend time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.

Nicolette – Front Desk

Nicolette has been with our office since 2015. She graduated from the College of St. Benedict, and has been a strong addition to our front desk team. She approaches treatment planning and financials in a calm, respectful and engaging manner. Her outgoing, and friendly personality allows patients to relax before their appointment.

Nicolette enjoys time with her family, and has interests in skiing, art, golf, interior design, and travel.

Carol – Insurance Specialist

Carol joined our team in 2016, and is our insurance coordinator. She has several years of experience working with patients and their insurance benefits. Her skills go beyond processing insurance claims, and directly to her positivity and kindness for others.

Carol enjoys making crafts, photography, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. She is a huge fan of the Minnesota Vikings, and the Minnesota Twins.