Dr. Preston Schraeder
Dr. Preston Schraeder has been practicing in Dallas, TX for the past nine years as a general dentist and implant specialist. Originally from Hutchinson, Kansas, Dr. Preston knows what it means to provide friendly Midwest care. He and his wife Sherree look forward to being an active part of the Sioux Falls community.
Heidi has been a dental assistant at Riverview Dental since 2001. She is a graduate from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. Heidi also holds an Expanded Function Dental Assisting license and has been an extremely valuable, irreplaceable member of our team. We are proud to have Heidi on staff and appreciate her extensive understanding of advanced dental procedures along with the latest in dental technology. Our patients ask for Heidi by name knowing she has a gentle touch and the confidence to help them with dental decisions.
Heidi, along with her husband, Rudy, and their two boys, Kalen and Mason, are sports fans who love to watch as well as play baseball, football, and soccer along with roller skating, bowling, and skiing – just to name a few. Family fun is a priority for Heidi and she creatively finds ways to spend time together cooking exciting meals, finding a favorite picnic spot during a vacation adventure or making homemade pickles from their garden. In addition to Heidi’s sense of adventure, she also enjoys reading, concerts, working out, and spending time with her friends.
Melissa has worked at Riverview Dental since 2006. She began her dental career as a dental technician while on active duty in the United States Air Force. Following her military service, Melissa attended Iowa Western Community college, an affiliation of Creighton School of Dentistry, to complete her hygiene degree. She also holds a Masters degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in healthcare from the University of Sioux Falls. Melissa’s calm, pleasant personality in addition to her immeasurable knowledge of dental wellness, is a valuable asset during patient hygiene visits.
Melissa has been an active member of the South Dakota Dental Hygiene Association for years. She serves in various capacities, including the role of President. Melissa, along with her husband Gaard, are huge NDSU Bison fans and attend many games throughout the football season. They also enjoy outdoor activities, including traveling to sunny places. Originally from the Tabor area, Melissa is proud of her Czech heritage and especially loves large gatherings with her relatives and extended family.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Carla began work at Riverview Dental in March of 2021. Originally from Milwaukee, she moved to Minneapolis in 1984. She worked as a Dental Assistant for four years before becoming a Dental Hygienist in 1992. She also has a B.S. degree from UWM in Counseling and music.
Carla and her husband, Andrew, have been happily married for thirty- four years and love to take walks and bike rides along nature paths. She likes to attend art festivals and musical performances. In her spare time, she loves to knit, make bead jewelry, cook and sing with the guitar.
Carla believes that patient care is more than just providing an excellent dental cleaning. Making sure that the patients are comfortable and well informed about their oral hygiene is so important to their overall health. She looks forward to seeing her patients, and listens carefully to their needs and concerns.
Tamara has been at Riverview Dental since 2016. Following high school graduation in Ft. Laramie, WY, she started working in the dental field in 1976. With her extensive experience in the dental profession, she has vast knowledge in all areas of dentistry including assisting, children’s hygiene, and administrative assistant. Tamara’s unique skills of sign language and working with special needs children made her a valuable asset in pediatric dentistry.
Tamara and her husband, Larry, have been married for many years and are proud parents of Amy, Amanda, Meghan, and Matthew. They live on an acreage and love raising horses, chickens, cats and dogs. Tamara also has many crafty talents, but especially loves to knit, crochet and spin wool. Due to her kind nature and welcoming personality, she warmly greets all of our patients and quickly puts them at ease on our dental practice.