Meet Our Team
Amanda – Practice Administrator
I am Amanda Carlin and a South Dakota Native. I’m married to my husband John of 18 years, and we have 3 kids. John and I have raised our family in Newcastle WY, on our ranch. In 2015 we returned home to SD, our old stomping ground. With 3 children all teenagers, chasing them takes up all of my time, and there is nothing else I would rather do. My kids are active in volleyball, basketball, football, track, wrestling and High school rodeo.
My favorite thing about dentistry is serving my patient’s needs. Whether it’s dental needs, or a being a good listener and finding out what matters most to my patients. Dr. Diana is passionate about the whole being of the patient, not just the teeth! This is what I love most about being a team member at Destination Dentistry. I’m also very passionate about being involved in my community. I donate a lot of my time, to Booster Club, community fundraisers, and to those who are in need of a helping hand. I’m so blessed to be part of such a great team, and community.
Cindy – Hygienist
I grew up in Colorado Springs in a large family of ten children. I moved to Canon City, Co where I have three children and five grandchildren.
I was introduced to Dental Assisting in 1989 and work as an assistant for 18 years. I wanted to have more influence in the care and treatment of patients, so I graduated from Colorado Northwestern Hygiene school in 2008. I volunteer every year for the Colorado Mission of Mercy as the lead for the dental hygiene department. It is a clinic that serves the dental needs of about 1200 patients in two days. We get up early and work late, but the blessings and gratitude are well worth it.
My husband and I came to South Dakota to provide help and encouragement to my sister. When we met some of the people here and seen how beautiful it is in The Black Hills, we felt as though this is where we were supposed to be.
I have enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and spending time with family and friends. I appreciate the patients that have put their trust and confidence in us to give them the best we can offer. Making new friends and becoming a part of your life keeps me excited about my profession.
Iris – Dental Assistant
I was born, raised and married in Montana where I married had three beautiful daughters, two of which are still living. I moved to South Dakota in 1987 and started working at Destination Dentistry in 1991. 1994 I married again to Robert “Ski” Kaliszewski. Between our two families we have seven grown children, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. I had worked at Destination Dentistry, for twenty three years before deciding to take early retirement in 2016 and now find myself returning to the field I love as I feel God calling me back since I was asked to come back. I look forward, to once again making a difference in people’s lives and health through dentistry.
Richelle – Dental Assistant
I am a native of Rapid City, SD. At age 21 I moved to Lincoln NE, and attended school for dental assisting at Southeast Community College. I was able to do my clinical training at the Nebraska College of Dentistry. My first job was with Nebraska College of Dentistry in the Oral Surgery Dept. I have worked in Community Health Care facilities’ as well as private practice. Before starting my career at Destination Dentistry I worked at Ellsworth Air Force Base Dental Clinic, with the privilege of providing care to our military. I love my job and enjoy helping others with their dental and health needs. I have four children and enjoy spending my free time with them.
Ruthie – Business Assistant
I have been in the Dental field for 13 years. I love working and helping others with all their dental needs. I was born in California and now reside in Keystone with my best friend and husband of 35 years. Together we have raised 3 children who are now grown and have blessed us with 7 grandchildren. My precious time is spent with our family and friends. I love the outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing, boating, and time spent making snowmen in the winter with my grandkids.