Meet The Team

From the healthy smile you receive at our receptionist’s desk to the caring, professional treatment of each hygienist, dentist, and assistant, Thief River Falls Family Dentistry is focused on using our highly trained staff and years of experience to help you with your healthy smile. You will see many familiar faces at each visit, from people like you that are involved in our community.

Dr. Michael Eickman

Dr. Michael Eickman is a Grand Forks, ND native. While earning his Bachelor's degree in Psychology, he was a four-year letter winner in hockey and Academic All American for the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks. He graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in Lincoln and is also a certified Invisalign provider.

Dr. Eickman joined the staff in 2011 and became owner of TRF Family Denistry in 2012. He upholds memberships with the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, and is a member with Cerec Doctors.

Dr. Eickman's favorite part about his job is developing relationships with patients through personal interactions and working with his hands to restore and enhance oral health.

In his spare time, Dr. Eickman enjoys fishing, hunting, playing and coaching hockey, biking and keeping up with his daughters' activities.


Pauline has been working in this office since 1976. She is a licensed dental assistant who has loved watching the patients grow up over the years. She has also loved to watch the use of technology in the industry change over time.

Her favorite part about working in this office is the great working relationship with her co-workers and, of course, "all the smiles!"

In her spare time, she loves gardening, reading, quilting and traveling. Pauline has a son and daughter-in-law.


Becky is a licensed dental assistant who has been working at TRF Family Dentistry since 1994. She loves coming to work for the variety as well as the personal connections she makes with her patients. She also enjoys getting to work with a great team that feels like family.

In her spare time, Becky enjoys camping, fishing, gardening and being in the kitchen.

Becky and her husband have two children and she is a grandma to six grandchildren.


Alisha is a registered dental hygienist who joined the staff in 2004. Her favorite part of her job in the dental industry is getting to know her patients and helping them achieve better hygiene. Her favorite thing about TRF Family Dentistry is working in a professional atmosphere with such a positive, skilled staff.

Alisha and her husband, Tim, have three children, and when she's not keeping up with their various sports and church activities, she enjoys 4H and gardening.


Danell is a dental hygienist who has been working with our team since 2006. She loves developing relationships with her patients and helping them achieve healthy smiles. She also enjoys working with a staff that has so much fun together!

In her spare time, Danell enjoys traveling and she loves to put her hand to do-it-yourself projects.

She and her husband, Paul, have three children.


Kayla joined the team in 2013 as a dental hygienist. She loves helping people and appreciates the opportunity to get to know her patients.

Kayla spends her free time with her family and loves being outdoors.

She and her husband, Kyle, have two boys.


Lori has been a team member since 2011 as our Business Assistant at the front desk. She loves working at TRF Family Dentistry because of the team effort that goes into caring for patients as well as each other. She loves working in a place where there is a real enthusiasm and passion for helping people and she enjoys getting to be a part of a patient's smile from start to finish.

She and her husband, Dan, have two children.


Muriel has been a part of this office for 29 years as a licensed dental assistant. Since 1992, she has worked specifically with children and patients with special needs. She feels that her career has been very rewarding and she has loved helping kids and patients with special needs learn more about oral health and become less intimidated about their visits.

In her spare time, she enjoys cross country skiing, ice skating, biking, reading and singing.

Muriel and her husband, Dave, have two daughters and three grandchildren.


Seri joined the TRF Family Dentistry team in 2013 as a registered dental hygienist and is a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association. Her favorite part of her job is encouraging patients and helping them achieve the healthy smile that they've always wanted. She loves being a part of such an upbeat and kind team.

In her spare time, Seri likes to play softball, tennis and rollerblade.


Val has worked at the front desk since 2002 and loves building relationships with patients. She really looks forward to seeing everyone at their next visit as well as out in the community.

In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, photography and watching her children participate in sports and music activities.

Val and her husband, Scott, have three sons.