Meet the Doctors
Putting our patients first at all seven locations.
Caring for Your Smile
At Neighborhood Dental…Click to go to the home page…, your smile is our main priority. Our expert doctors ensure that it gets the special attention it deserves.
With our advanced technology, expert diagnosis, and supportive staff, your smile will bloom with satisfaction the moment you arrive.
Dr. Nick Shawd was born and raised in Mitchell, SD. After high school, he attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He attended the UNMC College of Dentistry and earned his DDS in 2004. He is married to Kara and they have a son, Carter, and a daughter, Lily.
Nick has been practicing at the Tea location since 2004. He enjoys being a general dentist as it allows him to treat all ages of patients and provide many different types of treatment. He is very thankful to all the patients he has had the pleasure of treating in the Tea and surrounding area since 2004!
In his spare time, Nick enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing, and traveling with his family.
Dr. Kyla Boyd grew up in Bismarck, ND, and went to the University of North Dakota where she earned a degree in Biology.
She then went to dental school at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ where she met her husband who is also a dentist at Neighborhood Dental. Together, they have two kids, Cooper and Collins, and a yellow lab named Wrigley.
Dr. Boyd grew up in a healthcare family, so was inspired to follow her relatives into the field. She knew she wanted to work with people and help them. Because dentistry has an element of artistry, she knew it was the right fit for her.
As our caring dentist, she loves being able to impact people’s lives and help them gain a new confidence.
Outside of the office, Dr. Boyd is a Chicago Cubs fan and loves to play with her kids, travel, and cook.
Dr. Adam Fjeldheim was born in Watertown, SD and went to college at South Dakota State University where he majored in Biology.
He then attended dental school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Dr. Adam always looks forward to building meaningful relationships with his patients. He uses the latest dental techniques and modern technology to ensure your family gets the best possible care. There really is no visit like a visit to Dr. Adam.
In his free time, he enjoys watching all Minnesota professional sports teams, exercising, spending time outdoors, and making memories with his family.
Dr. Sean Rasmusson grew up in Aberdeen, SD. He attended the University of North Dakota where he received his bachelor’s degree. He then attended the University of Minnesota where he graduated from the School of Dentistry.
Dr. Rasmusson was first attracted to a dental career due its unique combination of art and science. As a Harrisburg dentist, he loves being able to provide high-quality care with the utmost respect and integrity to his patients.
In his free time, Dr. Rasmusson likes to play golf, go fishing, and spend time with his wife Kami and their family.
Dr. Fraser grew up in Walhalla, ND. He completed his undergraduate studies at Presentation College in Aberdeen, SD…Click to open new tab to the University of Presentation College in Aberdeen…, and graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry…Click to open new tab to the University of Iowa College of Dentistry…. In his spare time, he enjoys exercising, spending time with friends and family, and trying new foods at local restaurants.
Dr. Fraser is thrilled to be joining Neighborhood Dental and looks forward to providing patient-centered, quality care to those in the Harrisburg community.
Dr. Ashton Parmley is originally from Elkhorn, NE. She attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln for undergraduate studies where she received her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science.
From there, she graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. As one of our dentists, she looks forward to providing quality comprehensive care to patients of all ages.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, horseback riding, baking, and yoga.
Dr. Amanda Schwaderer grew up in Tripp, SD. Her love for dentistry stems from her family. Her dad was a dentist and her older brother is a dentist for Neighborhood Dental in Yankton, SD.
Dr. Schwaderer completed her undergraduate studies at the University of South Dakota. She holds a DDS degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry.
Our dentist loves helping patients gain confidence through their smile and enjoy renewed oral health.
Away from dentistry, she is a mother of three. She loves to travel, try different restaurants, attend concerts, listen to audiobooks, and play all card games!
Dr. Ryan Bakke grew up in Tripp, SD. He moved away for a brief time to pursue his education and serve in the military.
He then moved back near his family and currently resides in Yankton with his wife and two children.
Dr. Bakke choose dentistry because he has always enjoyed working with his hands and had aspirations to work in a surgical field.
After exploring the many medical options out there, all roads seemed to lead to dentistry. Especially as he spent much of his childhood watching his father in his dental practice.
As a dentist, Dr. Bakke enjoys being able to work with our great team. A team who genuinely cares and gives 100% to every patient we see.
In his spare time, Dr. Bakke enjoys the outdoors, particularly hiking, cycling, jogging, and motorcycling. He also spends most of his free time chasing his kids around and obeying when they shout “Hey Dad, watch this!”
Dr. Troy Larsen (Dr. Troy) was raised on a farm west of Viborg, South Dakota, and attended South Dakota State University for undergraduate studies.
Dr. Larsen has additional training in Invisalign® and dental treatment for sleep apnea. He looks forward to, and prides himself on, using the most up to date and advanced techniques in dentistry to provide comprehensive oral healthcare.
In his spare time, he enjoys being with his wife Kayla and daughter Lainey, cheering on the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Green Bay Packers, as well as playing guitar. Both Dr. Larsen and his wife Kayla enjoy being part of a wonderful community as they strive to help families in Yankton, SD.
(E. 26th - Sioux Falls, SD)
Dr. Andrew A. Boyd was born and raised in Mitchell, SD. After high school, he attended the University of South Dakota where he graduated with a BS degree in Biology.
He later attended Midwestern University, where he earned a MA in biomedical sciences before matriculating into dental school. He then earned his DMD from Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ in 2017.
Dr. Boyd has been living and practicing in Sioux Falls since graduation. His wife Kyla is also a dentist and together, they have two children.
As a dentist, Dr. Boyd practices all aspects of general dentistry and has taken considerable continuing education in implant placement and restoration, as well as CAD/CAM same day digital dentistry.
His hands-on approach and desire to help those in pain has spurred him on to pursue the latest techniques and dental technology.
Away from the office, Dr. Boyd and his family enjoy spending time outdoors together. He also likes hunting, golfing, and traveling.
(E. 26th - Sioux Falls, SD)
Dr. Garret Thorlakson is a native of North Dakota and grew up in Cavalier, ND. He attended the University of North Dakota for his undergraduate degree and continued on to graduate from OHSU School of Dentistry.
While at OHSU, Dr. Thorlakson was a volunteer at compassion clinic, Give Kids A Smile, and OHSU Sealant Day. Today, Dr. Thorlakson stays involved in the American Dental Association.
When not at the office, you can find him visiting family, exercising, cooking, golfing, or planning his next travel adventure.
(41ST STREET - SIOUX FALLS, SD)
Dr. Robert L. Swenson grew up in Chamberlain, SD. Dr. Swenson attended the University of South Dakota earning his undergraduate degree. He continued his education at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry where he received his DDS.
Dr. Swenson decided dentistry was right for him after shadowing his cousin. He now loves getting to know patients and working with our team to provide a great experience for all patients. He also has a passion for dental technology, and was one of the first dentists in South Dakota to offer CEREC® Same-Day Crowns.
He is married to Mary (a dental hygienist), and together, they raised two children and started a practice in Miller, SD before moving to Sioux Falls, SD. In his free time, Dr. Swenson enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and participating in retriever field trial competitions with his labradors.
(41ST STREET - SIOUX FALLS, SD)
Dr. Blake Ridgway grew up in West Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Ridgway’s career started when he attended Augustana University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors in Biology. He continued his education at the Creighton University School of Dentistry where he received his DDS.
Our dentist in Sioux Falls has always loved the health sciences and working with his hands. Dentistry allowed him to channel both of these passions while being able to work with people too.
Dr. Ridgway loves to see the joy he can bring to patients as they leave with a new, healthy smile.
Dr. Ridgway is married to his college sweetheart, Lauren, and together, they have two children. Outside of the office, he enjoys being outdoors, running, and biking. He also loves to travel and read non-fiction books to broaden his perspective of the world.
(W. 26TH STREET - SIOUX FALLS, SD )
Dr. Sara Van Demark graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and then went on to graduate from Creighton University School of Dentistry.
After graduation she lived in Rochester, MN and worked in public health providing dental care to under-served populations for four years.
As a Sioux Falls native, Dr. Van Demark is excited to be back in her home town with her husband and two small children.
She looks forward to being a part of the Sioux Falls community and providing comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages.
(W. 26TH STREET - SIOUX FALLS, SD )
Dr. Andrew Johnson completed his undergraduate degree at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD. He then went on to graduate from the University of Iowa Dental School before starting his career as a Sioux Falls Dentist.
Dr. Johnson chose dentistry because he enjoys the artistic side of the field and loves working with his hands. He also loves the variations of procedures that are available to help people achieve their dream smile. Learning how to make these new techniques and treatments more predictable for patients is something that drives him every day.
Dr. Andrew Johnson is married to Lea and has three daughters, Emma, Lola, and Maya. In his free time, Dr. Johnson enjoys cooking, eating, watching football, and playing golf. However, his favorite times are spent with his family.
Michelle McMahan (Harrisburg Office)
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