Meet The Staff

Charles L. Bridgeford, DDS
I was born and raised in East Grand Forks. I graduated from UND with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. My Doctoral of Dental Surgery degree is from the University of Minnesota. I have been practicing dentistry for over 30 years in the same location in Grand Forks.
My Family includes my wife, Jan and children, Adam and his wife Ashley and son, Kellen, and another son, Aaron and daughter, Briana. With my free time I enjoy golfing, spending time at the lake and attending UND sporting events.
Kim, Office Manager
I was raised on a farm in the southeast corner of North Dakota, along with three older sisters and two younger brothers. My husband, Mark and I moved to Grand Forks in the early 1980’s, so we now consider Grand Forks our home. I graduated from North Dakota State School of Science with a degree in Business. I have been working with Dr. Bridgeford for over 30 years.
We have a cat named, Penny, who we adore. We love animals and believe in animal rescue. I enjoy UND hockey and football games, gardening and doing crafts in my spare time.
Lori, Appointment Coordinator/Financial
I have been working at Bridgeford Dental since 2009. As Appointment Coordinator, I enjoy greeting, visiting with patients and getting to know each smile that walks through the door.
My husband, Craig and I enjoy golfing and spending time with our families. I have three adult sons and a beautiful granddaughter, Ayvah. When I’m not spending time with my family, I am outside going for long walks and enjoying the outdoors.
Mindi, Dental Assistant
I was born in Warren, MN, but have lived in Grand Forks for over half of my life. I am married to my husband, Rick. We have one son, Hunter who lives after his name, enjoying hunting and fishing with the family. Hunter is very active in football, hockey and baseball, which his dad coaches. When we are not travelling for activities, we enjoy spending time at our lake cabin in South Dakota.
I graduated with a degree in Dental Assisting from Moorhead Technical College and have been an assistant for almost 20 years.
Melinda, Dental Assistant
I was born and raised in Grand Forks. I graduated with a degree in Dental Assisting from Bemidji Community and Technical College. I chose to further my education and pursue a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Minnesota.
My husband, Paul is a farmer in the Red River Valley. He lives, eats and breathes to play in the soil. I, on the other hand, live, eat and breathe for my two horses and four cats, whom I consider my children. I also enjoy playing the piano, being active in the church, and spending time with family.
God has blessed me with a passion for dentistry. I am proud to say that I have worked for Bridgeford Dental for over 25 years. I genuinely enjoy my relationships with our patients and thrive on learning the details of every individual’s story. I am in the business of assisting in saving thousands of teeth.

Madysen, Dental Assistant
I was born and raised in Bemidji, MN but recently moved to Warren, MN. I graduated in 2016 with a degree in Dental Assisting, from Northwest Technical College in Bemidji, MN.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, being outside, and shopping.

Diane, Dental Hygienist/Assistant
I was born and raised in Warren, MN. I spent over 32 years in Aberdeen, SD, and recently moved back to the area. I have two grown children. My son lives in Fargo and my daughter in Aberdeen.
I have been a dental hygienist for 35 years. I am currently cross training to be a part-time dental assistant when I’m not practicing dental hygiene. When not at work, I enjoy walking, sewing and doing crafts. I also like relaxing at the lake and since moving back, I am blessed to be able to spend more time with my family.

Steph, Dental Hygienist
I have worked for Bridgeford Dental since 2009. I received my Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from St. Cloud Technical College.
I am married to my husband, Andy. We have three young children that keep us busy. I enjoy spending time with my family, tending to my vegetable and flower gardens and relaxing at the lake in the summer.

Carla, Dental Hygienist
I have lived in the Grand Forks area with my husband since 2008. Both Kenny and I decided to go back to school, so in 2011 it was my turn and I started the Dental Hygiene program in Moorhead, MN. Since graduating in 2013, we have moved to the rural Fisher area. We have a 2 ½ year old and are expecting baby #2 in November. Life with a toddler keeps us pretty busy, but we love to travel and are hopefully passing down our love of adventure to our son.