The Alexandria Smiles Team

Dr. Erick Nolting

Dr. Erick Nolting, DDS

Dr. Nolting grew up in Byron Minnesota just outside Rochester. He attended the University of Minnesota for undergraduate work and Dental School.  Erick returned to Byron to practice dentistry with his father after graduating in 2003.  In 2005 Dr. Nolting moved to Alexandria where he and his wife Donell reside.

Dr. Nolting enjoys outdoor sports and spending time on the lakes.  He volunteers both providing care and serving on the board of directors at the Caring Hands Dental Clinic in Alexandria.  Dr. Nolting is a volunteer Ski Patroller at Andes Tower Hills ski area.

Dr. Nolting enjoys providing exceptional dental care to members of his practice and has a special interest in treating patients with Sleep Apnea.  He is a member of the American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, West Central District Dental Society, Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Dentistry, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the Minnesota Sleep Society.  Dr. Nolting has achieved Diplomate status from the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines.

Kris Hanish is our Patient Care Coordinator

Kris, Front Desk

Kris has been with our office since June 2006, she is the first smiling face you see when you enter our office. Along with greeting patients, Kris specializes as the Patient Care Coordinator. She loves to make patients feel welcome to the office and helps them with their financial options by reviewing insurance benefits. Kris has worked in dentistry for 15+ years and currently resides in Alexandria, MN. In her free time Kris spends as much time as she can with her granddaughters.

Janet Clipperton is at the front desk.

Janet, Front Desk

Janet has been with our office since August 2017, being new to dentistry she has learned a lot about helping patients with financial arrangements and checking into insurance benefits. Janet is a native of Alexandria, MN and could not imagine living anywhere else. In her spare time Janet enjoys fishing with her husband, gardening, hanging out with her cat James, and spending time with friends and family.


Cari Blonigen is a licensed Dental Hygienist and has her Bachelor of  Science in Dental Hygiene.

Cari, RDH, BS

A licensed Dental Hygienist, Cari graduated from MSCTC of Moorhead, MN in 2003 for Dental Hygiene, and again in 2007 from Mankato State for her Bachelors of Dental Hygiene. Cari joined our practice in April 2016, but has been practicing hygiene for 15 years. Cari provides friendly and gentle preventative visits and enjoys educating all patients about their dental health. Cari lives in Freeport, MN with her husband and 3 children. In her spare time she enjoys camping and spending time with her friends and family.

Jade Miller is a licensed Dental Hygienist.

Jade, RDH

A licensed Dental Hygienist, Jade graduated from NDSCS of Wahpeton, ND in 2015. Jade joined our practice in February 2017, but has been practicing hygiene for 3 years. Jade offers gentle and comfortable preventative visits and is always smiling. Jade also enjoys helping patients learn about their oral health, and above all loves getting to know her patients. Jade and her husband reside in Herman, MN and in her spare time enjoys spending time outside with her German Shepherd Oakley.


Cindy Winter is a licensed Dental Assistant.

Cindy, LDA

A licensed Dental Assistant, Cindy graduated from Canby Technical College in 1980. Cindy has worked with Dr. Nolting since he bought the practice in April, 2005, as well as has worked in dentistry for 38 years. Cindy focuses on patient comfort while assisting and enjoys getting to know her patients on a personal level. She loves to work with all patients but especially enjoys working with children. Cindy and her husband have two adult children that they love to spend time with. In her spare time Cindy enjoys camping, fishing, and playing with her 2 dogs and 2 cats.

Ann Arnold is a certified and licensed Dental Assistant

Ann, CDA, LDA

A certified and licensed Dental Assistant, Ann graduated from Mankato State University in 1985. Ann joined our practice in July 2015, but has been practicing in dentistry for 33 years. Ann loves meeting new people and prides herself in being compassionate, especially to patients who have a fear of going to the dentist. Ann and her husband reside in Osakis, MN. When she is not at work, she enjoys being outdoors, fishing, and spending time with friends and family, specifically her two grandsons.


Karla Fiala is a certified and licensed Dental Assistant.

Karla, CDA, LDA

A certified and licensed Dental Assistant, Karla graduated from Brainerd Technical College in 1983. Karla joined our practice in November 2016, but has been practicing in dentistry for 35 years. Karla enjoys helping patients by making them feel comfortable and by sharing a smile. Karla resides in Alexandria, MN. In her spare time Karla enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her 4 children and 6 grandchildren, traveling to new places, and listening to music.

MaKenna Hagseth is a certified and licensed Dental Assistant.

MaKenna, CDA, LDA

A certified and licensed Dental Assistant, MaKenna graduated from St. Cloud Technical College in 2018. MaKenna joined our practice in May 2018 and is excited to continue to grow in her knowledge of dentistry and career as an assistant. MaKenna loves to give patients confidence in their smile and wants everyone to leave knowing they received great dental care. MaKenna resides in Carlos, MN. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, golfing, reading, and being active.