Hi, I am an orthodontic assistant. I take x-rays, prepare appliances, and teach patients how to take care of their braces. I love my job, because it brings me joy to watch patients confidence grow as their treatment progresses. After getting married August 2014, I now have a son, Wesly, born in November 2015. My husband and I enjoy watching him grow.
Welcome! I am our patient coordinator, which includes preparing financial arrangements and insurance claims. I am one of the first people to welcome new patients to our practice. It is so fun to get to know all our patients. Dr. Kharouf, my husband, and I have a son and a daughter who we love spending time with in Minneapolis and Denver.
Hi, I'm Madi and I am currently at the front desk assisting Mary. I will eventually be in the back working as an orthodontic assistant. I will be graduating from Western Dakota Technical Instutute in May of 2018 with a degree in nursing. I enjoy spending time with family and friends and I love the outdoors.
Hello! My name is Daniel and I am an orthodontic assistant. I recently graduated from the University of Mary with a degree in biology. I will be pursuing a career in dentistry and will start classes at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in August 2017. Some of my interests outside of dentistry include photography, fly-fishing, backpacking, and almost anything outdoors. I am excited to spend my summer here at Kharouf Orthodontics!
Hi, My name is Marla. I have been in the dental field for 33 years and love doing all phases of dentistry. I recently married my childhood sweetheart and we have a house full of animals which consist of 4 dogs and 2 cats. We enjoy taking them to the dog park on a regular basis. I also enjoy fishing, motorcycle riding and enjoying the Black Hills as much as possible. I love assisting the doctor with making beautiful smiles.
My name is Jonathan Hofer and I had my orthodontic care done by Dr. Kharouf. I liked it so much I came back to assist him during the summers! I graduated from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND in 2015 with a bachelor of science with a concentration in Pre-Medicine. I am getting married in August 2016 to my beautiful fiancee, Brittany. We will be moving to Rome, Italy to work for the University of Mary's study abroad program. I will continue to help Dr. Kharouf during the summers as I work on applying for Dental School.
Hi, my name is Ian Reuter and I'm undergraduate student at Creighton University. After having a positive experience with my own orthodontic work, thanks to Dr. Kharouf, I became interested in going into the dental field. Dr. Kharouf has been kind enough to allow me to come back over my summer break from classes and work in his office so I can obtain more hands on experience in the dental and orthodontic fields. When I'm not at school or working I love to travel and get outdoors.
I really enjoy my job as an orthodontic assistant, because I get to help Dr. Kharouf provide a comfortable and happy experience, and our patients are so happy with their new smiles! I enjoy coming to work every day to see my patients and coworkers. It is fulfilling to me to watch how orthodontic treatments change the patients’ lives. I love biking, hiking, running, and pretty much anything outdoors. I also love spending time with my yellow lab and fiance John.
I am currently back in Rapid City after graduating from the University of Georgia Dental School.
I hope in the near future to be working as a general dentist at Sioux San Dental Clinic.