Meet Our Team
Meet our dedicated team of staff. Our team at West Hills Dental pride themselves on providing the best quality care for you and your entire family.
Dr. Kaci Drapes
I was born and raised in beautiful Butte, Montana at the base of the Rocky Mountains where I also attended college at Montana Tech University. I graduated with a degree in Biology and went on to Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry. I wasn’t sure about living in Oregon at first, the dreary weather was something to get used to, but I ended up loving Oregon and graduated with a Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD). Half way through Dental School I married the love of my life, my husband Josh, who had just graduated the Air Force Academy and had started Pilot training in Enid, Oklahoma. Upon finishing Dental School I joined him on his assignment to Yokota, Japan with the C-130 H Hercules. I worked as a Volunteer Dentist for the Red Cross on Yokota AFB for two years before we welcomed our son Vaughn in 2017. Josh cross trained to the B-52 and we spent a year in Louisiana where I practiced General Dentistry for kids before moving up to Minot fall 2018. I have been working in general practice Dentistry since and we welcomed our second addition, a daughter Gianna in July. We love our new Minot home and the community we have built here.
I often get asked how I came to want to be a Dentist. The truth is, through a series of unfortunate circumstances, I learned that I feel the most alive… the most in God’s will when I’m doing something for others that they cannot do themselves. The more I learned about Dentistry the more I learned it fit my passions of science, art and meticulous precision. I am thrilled to be your Dentist and to work with you to achieve your best, healthiest mouth possible!
Thank you for trusting me with your healthcare.
Dr. Kaci Drapes and Family
Mardi Bolinske - Registered Dental Hygienist
Mardi was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She came to Minot Air Force Base in 1967 with her family. After graduation from Minot High School, she graduating from NDSCS in 1980 with a degree in dental hygiene. She has worked as a dental hygienist since that time.
Mardi has always been excited about the technological advances in dentistry and has strived to continually improve her education and skills, enabling the patient to have a more comfortable and less stressful appointment. An advocate for patient education, she strives to present the most current education to each patient in a gentle and non-judgmental manner.
Mardi is married to Mark. Together, you will find them being active, especially outside, as much as possible. Mardi and Mark enjoy visiting family and friends, and especially enjoying to the warmer climates. Their dog, Boo Boo completed their family.
Anna Heidelberger - Certified Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant
Anna is from Alexandria, MN, where she graduated high school in 2010. In May of 2013, she graduated from Moorhead State University from the Dental Assisting Program.
Anna and her husband, Kris, have been living in Minot since October 2014. They have two young sons and two dogs. In her free time she enjoys boating, fishing, and walking their dogs. They also try to get back to Minnesota as often as possible to visit family and friends.
Kristin Kokot - Certified Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Hygienist
Kristin was born and raised in Minot, North Dakota. She graduated from Minot High School in 1999. She then attended NDSCS in Wahpeton. She graduated in 2001 in dental assisting and then went on to obtain her degree in dental hygiene, graduating in 2003.
Kristin and her husband, Bill, reside just outside of Minot with their daughter, Ellie. They love spending time with their families and enjoy the outdoors.
Lindsay Kleven, Certified Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant
Lindsay was born and raised in the Minot area. She graduated from Des Lacs Burlington High School in 1999. In May of 2001, Lindsay graduated from NDSCS with a certificate in Dental Assisting. She joined our team in September of 2016. In her spare time, Lindsay is busy with her two young children, Ava and Isaiah. They enjoy visiting Grandma, going to the movies, and being outside.
Mark Bolinske- Office Coordinator
Mark is a native of Minot. He graduated from Minot High School and Minot State University. He has worked in health-related positions for over 30 years, most recently working as a medical transcriptionist before joining our team. His goal is to give you the best customer service possible when you enter the office or call on the phone.
Mark is married to Mardi, a hygienist here at West Hills Dental. Mark is an avid runner and enjoys the outdoors and music.
Jolene Dosch - Office Coordinator
Jolene was born in Minot but spent her childhood in Washington. In 1997, she returned to North Dakota. Jolene has been in the dental field since 1998. She joined our team in October of 2007.
Jolene and her husband, Jeff, have one son, Dallas, and a daughter, Berklee. Their family would not be complete without their two dogs, Izzy and Avery. She enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and gardening in her spare time.