Meet Our Team

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Dr. Jason Spychala

Albany, Minnesota's family and cosmetic dentist

Hello, I’m Dr. Jason Spychala. I strive to deliver dentistry that is comfortable and attentive, so you can enjoy a healthy smile. In order to provide the best dental care possible, I always look for ways to improve and learn. I became a dentist because I’m passionate about treating the community I grew up in, and enjoy giving people a reason to smile.

How I became a dentist
In 2007, I graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and have been practicing in Albany since 2009. Even as a student at Holdingford High School, I knew that I wanted to get into the dental care industry.

How I can help you smile
I’m committed to providing detailed and effective dental care for you and your family. Through modern technique and technology, I’ll make sure that you’re comfortable while you’re here and leave with a bright, healthy smile.

In my free time
My wife, Casey, and I raise our three children Liam, Lincoln, and Lola. When I’m not in the office, I can be found:
  • Raising chickens
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Pretending to be a farmer. 
It brings me a lot of joy to be able to discuss those things with my patients, and get to know them a little better, too.

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 delicious meals
  • Hosting friends and family
  • Gardening
  • Painting
  • Being a “nana” to my two grandsons

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.

  • Supporting my girls at their sporting events
  • Spending time camping with my family
  • Baking
  • Reading

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.

  • Being a mother to 3 young children; Liam, Lincoln, and Lola
  • Doing crafts
  • Getting lost in a book
  • Spending time with family and friends

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.

  • Relaxing on the lake
  • Making crafts
  • Creating memories with family and friends

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.

  • Relaxing up north
  • Snowmobiling and four-wheeling with friends and family
  • Shopping
  • Spending time at the lake

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 and hiking
  • Relaxing on the boat
  • Exploring the outdoors with my family

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.

  • Spending time with my husband and our two children
  • Relaxing with family and friends

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 comfortable and educational. Nobody wants to have a rushed appointment. My favorite aspect of my work is being able to deliver convenient care that leaves you feeling confident in your smile.

  • Relaxing on the lake with my family and friends
  • Supporting my kids at their events
  • Going for walks

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.

  • Raising beef cattle and crop farm with my husband, Wayne
  • Spending time with my four children and two granddaughters
  • Gardening
  • Traveling
  • Painting
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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 Degan.

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