Dr. Lance Griese
Dr. Lance Griese earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from South Dakota State University in 1980. He then attended dental school at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, graduating in 1985. Dr. Griese has practiced in the Platte, South Dakota area since 1989.
As a dentist, his goal is to provide dentistry in a comfortable, compassionate way. To continue providing quality dental care to his patients, Dr. Griese regularly advances his knowledge of dentistry through meetings of the Siouxland Study Club and other continuing education events.
In addition to his membership in the Siouxland Study Club, Dr. Griese is also a member of the American Dental Association and the Pierre Fauchard Dental Honors Association, and is a Fellow in the International College of Dentists.
Dr. Griese and his wife of 33 years, Aimee, have 3 grown children all living in Sioux Falls, SD.
Dr. Clayton Hoffman, DDS
Dr. Clayton Hoffman graduated summa cum laude from South Dakota State University with degrees in Biology and Chemistry. Following his undergraduate studies, he attended dental school at the University of Iowa, from which he graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2011. He has practiced in the Platte, South Dakota area since 2013.
Dr. Hoffman enjoys advancing his education, in all areas of dentistry. In 2016, he completed a Fellowship with the International Dental Implant Association. Dr. Hoffman is also a member of the Spear Institute, which emphasizes cosmetic and advanced prosthetic dentistry. As a dentist, he works closely with patients to improve their oral health and help them fully understand any problems they have and their options for correcting those problems. Ultimately, Dr. Hoffman’s goal is to provide the highest quality of dentistry as comfortably and efficiently as possible.
Dr. Hoffman is a member of several professional organizations, including:
- American Dental Association
- South Dakota Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- International Dental Implant Association
He and his wife, Corissa, have two boys named Liam and Lennon, and a dog named Maggie. Outside of the office, Dr. Hoffman’s hobbies include woodworking, carpentry, landscaping, Iowa football, and wrestling.
Meet Our Team
Brittney Veurink – Office Manager
Since 2013, Brittney has been a positive, caring, and friendly member of our dental team at Platte Dental Clinic. She graduated from Dordt College in 2012 and loves being a part of the care and well-being of people’s dental hygiene care.
Brittney enjoys selling Pampered Chef and spending time with friends. She and her husband are expecting a baby in January 2018.
Emily Olsen – Office Manager
Since 2016, Emily has kept our practice running. She acquired a business degree from Dakota Wesleyan University and has a strong background in accounting and finance, which is a huge contribution to the success of Platte Dental Clinic. She feels the best part about being with the practice is the people. Emily is the owner of Sun Kissed Tanning and has two dogs, Khloe and Berkley.
Katie Hoekema – Dental Assistant
Katie has been with Platte Dental Clinic since 2016 and has contributed to its success by being very personable and promoting light office banter and laughter. She likes the variety and challenge of learning new things daily and likes the family feel they have as a staff.
Katie is married to Pastor Drew Hoekema and has a dog, Willow. She enjoys mentoring adults, hosting guests and friends at her home, and playing with her dog.
Ivory Ries – Dental Assistant
Ivory started with us in 2016, after graduating from Dordt College in 2015. She contributes to the success of Platte Dental Clinic by arriving each day with an encouraging, upbeat, and friendly personality. She enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time anywhere she can hang a hammock.
Alexandra (Lexie) Warejcka – Dental Assistant
Lexie joined Platte Dental Clinic in 2016 and is a 2015 graduate of Dakota Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in human services. She enjoys interacting with different people of the community, as well as being in a fun work environment, and has high energy and spunk.
She is married to her husband, Wade, and they have two dogs, Tito and Tubbz. She likes running and being a Beachbody coach.
Wendy Qualm – Dental Hygienist
Wendy has been with Platte Dental Clinic since 2005 and graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor’s in dental hygiene. She enjoys investing her time in the people she sees each day, including her patients and fellow co-workers. She makes strong connections with patients and genuinely cares not only about their dental hygiene, but their daily life.
She enjoys running, gardening, her kids’ sports and events, and spending time with the family. She has been married to her husband, Toby, since 2002, and together they have three children: Braelyn, Charlotte, and Emerson.
Terri Fischer – Dental Hygienist
Terri has been lending her skills to Platte Dental Clinic since 2009. She is a 1975 graduate of the University of South Dakota with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. She does her best to stay up-to-date on today’s dental practices, looking into office updates and improvements, and discussing with fellow staff how to implement them. She is very fond of interacting with so many different people in a day, and learning how each person is involved in our communities.
Terri enjoys trying new baking recipes and spending time with grandkids as much as possible. She and her husband, Clayton, have three grown married children and four beautiful grandchildren.
Kathy Reber – Dental Hygienist
In 2010, Kathy became a valuable member of our dental team. She is very down to earth and can relate to patients with a caring and diverse personality. She graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1976 and is married to her husband, Donn. They have two grown children and three rambunctious grandchildren. Her hobbies include spending gobs of time with grandchildren and traveling with her daughter.