Meet our Team in Albany, Minnesota

Get to know our dentists, and discover how we can give you your best smile!

  • A photo of Laurie Dingmann
    Laurie Dingmann
    New Patient Coordinator

    Laurie is part of our administrative team and is also our New Patient Coordinator.

    Laurie comes to us with several years of customer service,  staff training,  and has also worked in the medical field.  

    Laurie is very active in the community and currently serves on the city council for the City of Albany.  

    She is married to Troy and they have three children., Tucker, Peyton and Camille.


    • Watching my sons sporting events
    • Staying active
    • Going to the gym
    • Spending time with my family
  • Cathy Lyon
    Cathy Lyon
    Office Personnel

    I’ve worked at Albany Family Dentistry since Dr. Spychala purchased the practice in 2009. I’ve been a licensed dental assistant since 1979 and received my degree in Biomedical Science from St. Cloud State University in 2006. I currently work as a hygiene coordinator and receptionist. I’ll work with you to schedule your appointments, maintain a clean, healthy environment, and make sure excellent dentistry is as convenient as possible.


    • cooking iconCooking delicious meals
    • friends and family iconHosting friends and family
    • gardening iconGardening
    • painting iconPainting
    • child iconBeing a “nana” to my two grandsons
  • Gina Gapinski
    Gina Gapinski
    Office Personnel

    I’ve worked in the dental field since 1992. I’m a licensed Dental Assistant and work as a treatment coordinator. My goal is to help you plan your treatment, and understand how you can get a restored smile. 


    • support iconSupporting my girls at their sporting events
    • camping iconSpending time camping with my family
    • baking iconBaking
    • book iconReading
  • Casey Spychala
    Casey Spychala
    Office Personnel

    I’m a part of the administrative team at Albany Family Dentistry. I help out with all of the front office activities, and strive to give patients a warm welcome when they walk in.


    • child iconBeing a mother to 3 young children; Liam, Lincoln, and Lola
    • painting iconDoing crafts
    • book iconGetting lost in a book
    • friends and family iconSpending time with family and friends
  • Stephanie Brenner
    Stephanie Brenner

    I graduated from Century College in White Bear Lake with my degree in dental hygiene. I also received my dental assistance license from Central Lakes college in Brainerd. My favorite part of my job is making sure you have a strong foundation to maintain a brilliant, long-lasting smile. 


    • boat iconRelaxing up north
    • snowmobile iconSnowmobiling and four-wheeling with friends and family
    • shopping iconShopping
    • outdoors iconSpending time at the lake
  • Mindee Suchy
    Mindee Suchy

    I graduated from St. Cloud Technical College with a degree in dental hygiene. I’ll make sure your oral health is in excellent shape, and free of disease or cavities. I’m committed to preventing dental problems, and catching them early on. One of my favorite aspects of my job is making your visit as comfortable as possible.


    • camping iconCamping and hiking
    • boat iconRelaxing on the boat
    • outdoors iconExploring the outdoors with my family
  • Emily Pantzke
    Emily Pantzke

    I received my dental hygienist degree at St. Cloud Technical College. My job is to help you maintain excellent oral health with thorough cleanings and exams. I’ll work with you to make the most out of your natural smile, and protect it from disease and cavities. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is helping patients feel confident about their smile.


    • outdoors iconBeing outdoors
    • gardening iconGardening
    • friends and family iconSpending time with family and friends
  • Charlene Ohmann
    Charlene Ohmann

    I earned my degree in dental hygiene at the St. Cloud Technical Community College. I’ve worked in the dental industry since 1997, and was a dental assistant before going back to school for my AAS in dental hygiene. As a hygienist, I strive to make your appointment comfortable and effective, so you can leave feeling refreshed and confident with your smile.


    • child iconSpending time with my husband and our two children
    • friends and family iconRelaxing with family and friends
  • Teresa Dickhoff
    Teresa Dickhoff

    I graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, Minnesota. My favorite part of my job is giving my patients a clean and healthy smile to last them a lifetime.


    • boat iconRelaxing on the lake
    • painting iconMaking crafts
    • friends and family iconCreating memories with family and friends
  • Shirley Zenzen
    Shirley Zenzen
    Chairside Dental Assistant

    I joined the Albany Family Dentistry team in 1975 and received my dental assisting degree from Brainerd Technical College. I work as a float assistant, working with Dr. Spychala and Dr. Raiber to make procedures more efficient. Being a dental assistant is rewarding because I get to have a hand in giving my patients a healthy, vibrant smile.


    • farming iconRaising beef cattle and crop farm with my husband, Wayne
    • child iconSpending time with my four children and two granddaughters
    • gardening iconGardening
    • travel iconTraveling
    • painting iconPainting
  • Brenda Vanbeck
    Brenda Vanbeck
    Chairside Dental Assistant

    I’ve been a part of the Albany Family Dentistry team since 1989, after graduating with my degree in dental assisting. I went on to attend St. Cloud State University for general studies, and then the University of Minnesota for restorative functions. As a dental assistant, my job is to help make your procedure shorter and more efficient. My favorite aspect is being a part of delivering comfortable dental care.


    • Relaxing on the lake with my family and friends
    • Supporting my kids at their events
    • Going for walks
  • Portrait of Kira Wiedewitsch
    Kira Wiedewitsch
    Licensed Dental Assistant

    I graduated from St. Cloud Technical Community College from the Dental Assisting program. My favorite part of being a dental assistant is giving patients a healthy smile.


    • Painting
    • Spending time outdoors
    • Spending quality time with my husband and son
  • Portrait of Alyssa Rodenwald.
    Alyssa Rodenwald
    Licensed Dental Assistant

    I graduated from St Cloud Technical Community College in 2001 from the Dental Assisting program. My favorite part of my job is helping give patients a long-lasting, brilliant smile. My husband, Mike, and I have two sons, Parker and Deegan.  


    • Spending time with my family
    • Gardening
    • Supporting my sons' hockey events