MEET THE DOCTORS
of Neighborhood Dental
DR. SEAN RASMUSSON
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 and graduated from the School of Dentistry. Dr. Rasmusson was first attracted to a dental career due to its unique combination of art and science. As a Harrisburg dentist, he loves providing high-quality patient care with the utmost respect and integrity. In his free time, Dr. Rasmusson likes playing golf, fishing, and spending time with his wife, Kami, and their family.
DR. ANDREW JOHNSON
West 26th Street | Sioux Falls, SD
Dr. Andrew Johnson completed his undergraduate at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD. He then graduated 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 available procedures to help people achieve their dream smile. Learning how to make these new techniques and treatments more predictable for patients drives him daily. Dr. Andrew Johnson is married to Lea and has three daughters, Emma, Lola, and Maya. Dr. Johnson enjoys cooking, eating, watching football, and playing golf in his free time. However, his favorite times are spent with his family.
DR. KYLA BOYD
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, 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, inspiring her 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 one of our caring dentist in Tea, she loves being able to impact people’s lives and help them gain a new confidence. Outside the office, Dr. Boyd is a Chicago Cubs fan who loves playing with her kids, traveling, and cooking.
DR. AMANDA SCHWADERER
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 was a Neighborhood Dental dentist 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 Beresford dentist loves helping patients gain confidence through smiles 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 card games!
DR. ROBERT SWENSON
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 owned his practice in Miller, SD, for 33 years before moving to Sioux Falls. In December 2017, he began filling in for Neighborhood Dental at various Neighborhood Dental locations and later found his new dental home at Neighborhood Dental 41st. Dr. Swenson decided dentistry was suitable for him after shadowing his cousin. He now loves getting to know patients and working with our team to provide an excellent 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 three children. In his free time, Dr. Swenson enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and participating in retriever field trial competitions with his labradors.
DR. RYAN BAKKE
Dr. Ryan Bakke grew up in Tripp, SD. He moved away briefly to pursue his education and serve in the military. He then returned to his family and resides in Yankton with his wife and two children. Dr. Bakke chose dentistry because he has always enjoyed working with his hands and aspired to work in the surgical field. After exploring the many medical options, all roads seemed to lead to dentistry, especially as he spent much of his childhood watching his father in his dental practice. As a Yankton dentist, Dr. Bakke enjoys working with our great team. A team that genuinely cares and gives 100% to every patient we see. Dr. Bakke enjoys the outdoors in his spare time, 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. ADAM FJELDHEIM
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 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. SARA VAN DEMARK
41st Street | Sioux Falls, SD
Dr. Sara Van Demark graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, and then graduated 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.
DR. ANDREW BOYD
East 26th Street | 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 have 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.
DR. NICK SHAWD
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 patients of all ages 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! Nick enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing, and traveling with his family in his spare time.
DR. BLAKE RIDGWAY
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, earning a Bachelor of Arts 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 they have two children. Outside 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.
DR. TROY LARSEN
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. He enjoys being with his wife Kayla and daughter Lainey in his spare time, cheering on the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Green Bay Packers, and playing guitar. Dr. Larsen and his wife Kayla enjoy being part of a growing community as they strive to help families in Yankton, SD.
DR. ASHTON PARMLEY
East 26th Street | Sioux Falls, SD
Dr. Ashton Parmley is originally from Elkhorn, NE. She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for undergraduate studies and received her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science. She graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. As one of our Sioux Falls dentists, she strives to provide quality, comprehensive care to patients of all ages. She enjoys spending time outdoors in her spare time, horseback riding, baking, and yoga.
DR. GARRET FRASER
Dr. Fraser grew up in Walhalla, ND. He completed his undergraduate studies at Presentation College in Aberdeen, SD. From there, he went on to obtain his DDS degree from the University of Iowa. 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 join Neighborhood Dental and looks forward to providing patient-centered, quality care to those in the Harrisburg community.
DR. KATHLEEN BARTUNEK
W.26 | Sioux Falls, SD
Dr. Kathleen Bartunek is originally from Hastings, Nebraska. She attended college at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Psychobiology. From there, she attended dental school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Bartunek strives to create an individualized treatment plan for each patient to ensure that they understand every step of their dental plan in order to reach their desired outcome. As one of our dentists, she looks forward to giving patients confidence in their smile, as well as providing comprehensive care to patients of all ages in the Sioux Falls community.
DR. Karisa Vogt
Dr. Vogt is a South Dakota native who grew up on a family farm between Lennox and Beresford. She attended Augustana University for her undergraduate studies. She then pursued her Doctorate in Dental Medicine at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. Dr. Vogt looks forward to showcasing her passion for dentistry and helping Beresford patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. Her commitment to patient
care is evident in her gentle, personalized approach to each patient.