Dental Assistants

Myra Carlson and Ashley Ruppert

Myra Carlson, CDA/LDA and Ashley Ruppert, CDA/LDA

MYRA CARLSON - Dental Assistant
Myra, is a local 2012 graduate from Jordan High School. In 2014, she received her Associates of Applied Sciences Degree as a CDA/LDA in Dental Assisting from Hennepin Technical College. Before becoming employed at Strait Smiles, Myra started as an extern while earning her degree. Myra lives in rural Belle Plaine with her dog, Bandit. Myra works at Strait Smiles on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. She enjoys working at the clinic because she enjoys helping people and making them feel better. She also likes the people she works with.
In her free time, Myra likes to go to classic car shows, travel, spend time at her parents’ cabin, four-wheeling, fishing, boating and spending time with family and friends.

ASHLEY RUPPERT - Dental Assistant
Ashley started at Strait Smiles as an extern while earning her degree at Hennepin Technical College in Eden Prairie. After receiving her degree in 2012, Ashley was welcomed back to Strait Smiles as one of our Dental Assistant’s. Ashley resides in Belle Plaine with her husband, Chris and daughters, Aubrey and Kieley. When she has available free time, Ashley enjoys sewing, gardening, camping, and spending time with her girls.
When asked why she enjoys working at Strait Smiles, Ashley replies, “I like the small town feel of the office, as well as, the professionalism and confidence of our Doctors.” You can see Ashley’s smiling face in our office Monday through Thursday.