Because Everyone
Deserves to Smile

Meet Our Staff

  • Dr.
    Bryce A. Bray

    Dr. Bray completed his Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Andrews University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery at Loma Linda University in 1983.  He is an active member of the ADA, MDA, Spear Study Club, Academy of General Dentistry and is regularly attending continuing education courses and implementing some of the latest dental technologies such as extensive implant dentistry and other complex restorative and aesthetic cases.

    Dr. Bray loves being able to provide people with quality, compassionate dental care which not only improves their oral health but also their self-esteem.  As you will experience, Dr. Bray’s confident and fun manner brings joy and ease to his patients.  He feels privileged to have worked with several of his team members for over 20 years and know he has provided quality dental care to multiple generations on local families.  He recently celebrated 40 years of dentistry in August of 2023.

    Dr. Bray loves and enjoys spending time with his 4 grown kids, their spouses and total of 9 grandchildren. When not working or attending education training, he spends time with his family at the lake.  He also enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, golfing and dabbles in photography.

  • Shawn Sandahl

    Years in the field: 38

    Years with Dr. Bray: 37

    Shawn has been a registered Dental Assistant for 38 years and has worked with Dr. Bray for 37 of those years.  Over the 30-plus years, she has enjoyed and cherished the many wonderful relationships she has formed with the patients.  She also feels very blessed to work with such a great dental team/family.  Shawn spends her free time with her family: husband Jerry, daughter and son-in-law, along with her special loves, grandsons Benny and Brooks and grand pup Eloise.  Shawn likes to spend time reading, going for walks, and playing with Benny, Brooks and Eloise. 

  • Jeanine Kezar

    Years in the field: 32

    Years with Dr. Bray: 17

    Jeanine has been a Dental Hygienist for 30 years graduating from Lake Superior College in Duluth.  While getting her hygiene degree she spent 2 years as a Dental Assistant, she received that degree from Hibbing Technical College.  Jeanine was born and raised in the Duluth area and joined Dr. Bray’s team in 2007.  She enjoys forming relationships with her long-time patients and feels blessed to meet new patients daily.  Jeanine is the mother of two beautiful daughters, Macie (25) and Josie (21).  She enjoys spending time with friends, being outdoors, gardening, exercising, scrapbooking and being with her family.  

  • Maria Helm

    Years in the field: 28

    Years with Dr. Bray: 28

    Maria attended North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton and graduated with her Dental Hygiene degree in 1996.  She started working for Dr. Bray as a Hygienist right after college and continues to provide care for her long-time patients and the new ones she meets every day.  Maria’s favorite part of her job is meeting and making relationships with her patients.  Maria and her husband, along with their daughter enjoy caring for their horses, other animals and being with family.  She likes to read and assist her husband with photography.  

  • Maija Johnson

    Years in the field: 30

    Years with Dr. Bray: 11

    Maija has been in the dental field for 30 years, working as a Dental Assistant in practices in Minnesota and North Dakota before coming to the Bray Dental team/family 11 years ago.  Maija and her husband Joey have 5 great kids (3 girls & 2 boys).  They are also the very proud grandparents of six wonderful grandkids (3 girls & 3 boys).  Maija spends her free time at the lake with her family, enjoying time with friends and making memories with her grandkids.

  • Amy Bantin

    Years in the field: 16

    Years with Dr. Bray: 4

    Amy has spent the past 16 years working for Dental practices in the TRF area and in Oklahoma.  She has worked many aspects of the day to day running of an office.  She has been an office manager, receptionist and medical and dental billing staff person.  Amy enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband, kids and mother. She spends her spare time cooking, baking, reading and most of all being outside on her farm as much as possible. 

  • Kelly Shultz

    Years in the field: 4

    Years with Dr. Bray: 4

    Kelly has been a Dental Hygienist for 4 years graduating from Moorhead State Community & Technical College and has been with Bray Dental ever since.  Kelly is from Red Lake Falls born & raised; she enjoys spending time with her husband Ethan, friends, family and dog Lola, in her spare time.  Kelly is also an avid outdoors woman enjoying hunting, fishing, golfing and anything to do with the outdoors.