your embrace team
DR. LISA ANDERSON
Dr. Lisa Anderson had an interest in dentistry as early as her teenage years when she first experienced the orthodontic process. She was curious about all the steps needed to improve her smile. As Lisa looked more into the field of dentistry, she was drawn to being able to help others with improving their oral health, while being able to work with her hands every day.
When not working, Dr. Lisa loves spending time with family and friends. Summer is her favorite time of year. She enjoys going to the lake, camping, and hiking with her boyfriend, Tyson and her dog, Trigger.
Dr. Anderson received her doctorate degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry.
DR. HILLARY VAN DYKE
Brookings & Clear Lake
Dr. Hillary Van Dyke's passion for dentistry began in high school, when her local dentist offered her an opportunity to observe and assist at a dental clinic. From that very first job, the field of dentistry inspired her to be an asset and leader in the community.
Dr. Van Dyke pursued her undergrad in chemistry at South Dakota State University while graduating Cum Laude in 2010. Afterwards, she attended the UNMC College of Dentistry which furthered her love of dentistry as she was able to interact with patients to create a one-on-one relationship and provide them with smile changing care. After receiving her doctorate, Dr. Van Dyke continued her education by attending the Academy of Laser Dentistry and the Invisalign Assist continuing education program.
When not discussing dentistry, she enjoys running, breakaway roping, baking, and quilting. She and her husband, Kevin, also enjoy spending time at home with their horses, cats, and other animal friends in Elkton, SD.
DR. LEEANN DIERCKS
Brookings & Clear Lake
Dr. Leeann Diercks had an interest in healthcare as early as high school as she worked as a Certified Nurse Assistant. Dr. Diercks wanted to choose a career where she could build relationships and assist others in improving their health. It became clear dentistry was the perfect avenue to utilize her artistic skills and passion for health and science.
Dr. Diercks attended the University of South Dakota for her undergraduate studies and earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Ohio State University.
When not working, you will find Dr. Leeann spending time with her husband Brady and three children, Liam, Lucy, and Hattie. They love spending time in the community supporting the local Bobcats and Jackrabbits! Leeann also enjoys running road races, bike rides, and walks to the park with her kids.
DR. RICHARD LOVELESS
Dr. Richard Loveless knew from a young age he wanted a career with purpose. He found dentistry to be very rewarding by seeing the transformation patients go through and the effect it has on their lives. This proved to be a purpose like no other.
Dr. Loveless earned his dental doctorate from the University of Crieghton. Though he attended many classes, his favorite was Partial Denture Design. The complexities and intricacies of partial dentures intrigued Dr. Richard. Soon dentures and extractions became a passion which he continues to this day through continued education.
If you were to ask Dr. Richard what he likes to do in his free time, he would respond, "Free time, what is that?" With a family of six at home, he doesn't get much free time. But when he does, he loves playing with his four children!
DR. MATT MCGUIRE
Morningside Sioux City
Dr. Matt McGuire and his care team combine advanced dental technology with a gentle, friendly style and treat each and every patient like family.
A graduate of the Creighton University School of Dentistry, Dr. McGuire provides state-of-the-art dentistry, including cosmetic smile makeovers, laser dentistry, mercury-free restorations, smile whitening, and digital x‑rays in Sioux City and in Omaha, Nebraska. Best of all, Dr. McGuire takes the time to get to know each patient one‑on‑one.
When not in the office giving great care to his patients, Dr. McGuire enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children. In his free time, he enjoys woodworking, outdoor activities, model trains, and radio‑controlled cars.
DR. TROY KEYES
North Watertown (Hwy 81)
As a former graduate of Watertown High School, and having practiced dentistry in Madison, Dr. Troy Keyes and his family were thrilled to return to Watertown, South Dakota for the second half of his dental career in 2022.
Dr Keyes' time in the Navy aboard the USS Tortuga (LSD 46) and private practices have allowed him to handle just about any dental situation you can throw his way. When not practicing dentistry in Watertown, Dr. Troy also serves as a mentor at Engel Institute in North Carolina where he teaches other aspiring dentists advanced procedures such as dental implants, extractions, and bone grafting 1-2 weekends per month.
Dr. Troy attended college at the University of South Dakota and dental school at the University of Nebraska-College of Dentistry. During dental school, he was on a Navy Health Professions scholarship. After dental school Dr. Keyes completed a general practice residency at Naval Medical Center-Portsmouth, Virginia, where he gained advanced training in all specialties of dentistry. Afterwards, Dr Troy practiced in Sioux Falls and later purchased Madison Family Dental before joining Embrace Dentistry in Watertown, South Dakota.
DR. NATE MILLER
East Watertown (Hwy 212) & Webster
Dr. Nathan Miller decided to become a dentist because of his passion for serving and building relationships in local communities. Dr. Miller and his family moved to the region to serve the community of Watertown and surrounding areas.
Dr. Miller loves spending time with his family and is very involved with the local church. In his free time, he also enjoys traveling, spikeball, golfing, and hunting.
After growing up in Fargo, North Dakota, Dr. Miller received his doctorate from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.
DR. ALLISON PARR
East Watertown (Hwy 212)
Dr. Allison Parr had wanted to be a dentist since childhood. She has always been drawn to the patient interaction and artistry of dentistry, and the ability to see patients throughout their lives.
Dr. Parr grew up in Watertown, South Dakota. She earned her doctorate from Midwestern University-Arizona.
When not working, Dr. Allison enjoys spending time with her husband, McKay, daughter, Ella, and golden doodle, Finn. She loves being an auntie, and is very passionate about fitness, nutrition, and traveling.