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Dr. Sam LaChance and The Greenway Dental
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We wouldn’t be able to provide exceptional service without our exceptional team members. All of our Greenway Dental Team is committed to our patients’ oral health, comfort, and overall experience. We feel lucky to have the opportunity to care for the smiles of our Minneapolis community each and every day. We can’t wait to see you at Greenway Dental!

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Meet Dr. Sam LaChance

Dr. LaChance grew up in a Northern Wisconsin town that borders the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He later attended The University of Wisconsin-Madison for college. In 2003, he married his wife, Claire, whom he’d known since they were teenagers competing on the same water ski show team. Shortly after, he and Claire moved to Twin Cities for graduate school. Dr. LaChance graduated from dental school at the University of Minnesota in 2007 and spent the next twelve years working in a group practice in St. Paul. Dr. LaChance has served a wide variety of dental community roles as a board member and head of the education committee for the St. Paul Executive Council, treasurer of the St. Paul District Dental Society, and as a host to shadowing experiences for pre-dental students from the University of St. Thomas, University of Minnesota, and dental assisting students from local community colleges. In 2015, he was awarded the “New Dentist Leadership Award” by the Minnesota Dental Association at the Star of the North Dental Convention. Dr. LaChance also volunteers for Give Kids a Smile, Mission of Mercy, and the Hope Dental Clinic.

In his free time, he enjoys biking and fishing with his two daughters, traveling with his family, watching Bob Ross paint, and golfing or fly-fishing. He looks forward to meeting you!

Krystal S. – Treatment Coordinator

Krystal is one of the Treatment Coordinators at Greenway Dental. She is at the front desk to greet new patients and families, schedule appointments, and make sure each visit is a pleasant experience for you and your family. She is available to serve all of your insurance needs from verifying and maximizing your benefits to helping you understand how they will work together. Krystal is dedicated to helping every patient become comfortable with their treatment plan and making you feel like part of the Greenway Dental family. Outside of work, Krystal enjoys practicing photography, gardening, reading, and spending time at the lake with her family. She currently resides in Blaine with her husband and three wonderful daughters.

Jaynessa C. – Lead Dental Hygienist

Jaynessa, or Nessa, is our lead Dental (hygenius) Hygienist! She has over 7 years of clinical dental experience and is passionate about patient-based oral empowerment—it’s your mouth and you have the right to make an educated decision! Affiliated with various humanitarian organizations, she also has a Bachelor of Science and holds a Dental Hygiene License by the Minnesota State Board of Dentistry. Jaynessa has had the opportunity to work with diverse patient groups, and has volunteered her skills in multiple countries. She would love the opportunity to get to know your story, and hopefully share a laugh over some dry dental jokes!

When she is not at the office, Jaynessa enjoys kayaking, listening to live music, and trying out new recipes. Being that she is a local (she lives in the neighborhood!), she is passionate about giving back to the community and embracing unique Twin Cities’ experiences.

Katie M. – Dental Assistant

Katie grew up in Mankato where she went to South Central College and graduated with an associate’s degree in dental assisting. She loves doing all aspects of dentistry and continuing to learn expanded skills. Katie loves getting to know patients and help give them the best care they deserve.

Katie lives in Saint Louis Park with her fiancé, Derek, and their two cats, Booger and Marylin. When not at the office, Katie loves cooking, baking, and reading fantasy/sci-fi books. She is a diehard US men’s volleyball fan and has traveled to Chicago and Dallas to watch them play.

Meet Dr. Sam LaChance

Dr. LaChance grew up in a Northern Wisconsin town that borders the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He later attended The University of Wisconsin-Madison for college. In 2003, he married his wife, Claire, whom he’d known since they were teenagers competing on the same water ski show team. Shortly after, he and Claire moved to Twin Cities for graduate school. Dr. LaChance graduated from dental school at the University of Minnesota in 2007 and spent the next twelve years working in a group practice in St. Paul. Dr. LaChance has served a wide variety of dental community roles as a board member and head of the education committee for the St. Paul Executive Council, treasurer of the St. Paul District Dental Society, and as a host to shadowing experiences for pre-dental students from the University of St. Thomas, University of Minnesota, and dental assisting students from local community colleges. In 2015, he was awarded the “New Dentist Leadership Award” by the Minnesota Dental Association at the Star of the North Dental Convention. Dr. LaChance also volunteers for Give Kids a Smile, Mission of Mercy, and at the Hope Dental Clinic.

In his free time, he enjoys biking and fishing with his two daughters, traveling with his family, watching Bob Ross paint, and golfing or fly-fishing. He looks forward to meeting you!

Krystal S – Treatment Coordinator

Krystal is one of the Treatment Coordinators at Greenway Dental. She is at the front desk to greet new patients and families, schedule appointments, and make sure each visit is a pleasant experience for you and your family. She is available to serve all of your insurance needs, from verifying and maximizing your benefits, to helping you understand how they will work together. Krystal is dedicated to helping every patient become comfortable with their treatment plan and making you feel like part of the Greenway Dental family. Outside of work, Krystal enjoys photography, gardening, reading, and spending time at the lake with her family. She currently resides in Blaine with her husband and three wonderful daughters.

Jaynessa C. – Lead Dental Hygienist

Jaynessa, or Nessa, is our lead Dental (hygenius) Hygienist! She has over 7 years of clinical dental experience and is passionate about patient-based oral empowerment—it’s your mouth and you have the right to make an educated decision! Affiliated with various humanitarian organizations, she also has a Bachelor of Science and holds a Dental Hygiene License by the Minnesota State Board of Dentistry. Jaynessa has had the opportunity to work with diverse patient groups, and has volunteered her skills in multiple countries. She would love the opportunity to get to know your story, and hopefully share a laugh over some dry dental jokes!

When she is not at the office, Jaynessa enjoys kayaking, listening to live music, and trying out new recipes. Being that she is a local (she lives in the neighborhood!), she is passionate about giving back to the community and embracing unique Twin Cities’ experiences.

Katie M. – Dental Assistant

Katie grew up in Mankato where she went to South Central College and graduated with an associate’s degree in dental assisting. She loves doing all aspects of dentistry and continuing to learn expanded skills. Katie loves getting to know patients and help give them the best care they deserve.

Katie lives in Saint Louis Park with her fiancé, Derek, and their two cats, Booger and Marylin. When not at the office, Katie loves cooking, baking, and reading fantasy/sci-fi books. She is a diehard US men’s volleyball fan and has traveled to Chicago and Dallas to watch them play.

Dr. LaChance

Recently, Greenway Dental's Dr. Sam LaChance was named one of Minneapolis' Top Dentists on the 2020 list compiled by Minneapolis St Paul Magazine.

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine asked Twin Cities dentists to nominate other dentists they consider to be exceptional in the field - peers they would consult themselves if they were in need of a specialized dental professional. After they received nominations, they then grouped candidates into specialties and evaluated numerous factors. A few of these factors include (but are not limited to) peer recognition, professional achievement, and disciplinary history. Dental professionals who had the highest score from each grouping were invited to serve on a blue-ribbon panel to evaluate the other candidates.

At the end of the process, Mpls.St.Paul selected the 2020 Top Dentists, choosing only the dentists who'd acquired the highest point totals from the surveys, research, and blue-ribbon panel review. The final list contains approximately 10% of active dentists in the 10-county metro area.

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