Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Orthodontic Assistant

I have been working in dentistry for 35 years and love doing all phases of dentistry, especially orthodontics. Here at Dr. Kharouf’s office, I assist with the clinical care. I love getting to know our patients and providing education about aspects of their treatment and overall dental health. The most rewarding part of my job is knowing that our team and I are working together to make beautiful smiles possible.

I recently married my childhood sweetheart and we have a house full of animals, which consist of four dogs and two cats. We enjoy taking the dogs to the dog park on a regular basis. I also enjoy fishing, motorcycle riding, and enjoying the Black Hills as much as possible.  


Appointment Coordinator

I spend my days greeting patients at the front desk, scheduling appointments, typing progress letters and other office communications, creating contracts, and taking payments. I love meeting our new patients and seeing all of the smiling faces once our patients get their braces off. Dr. Kharouf and our team are very caring and compassionate, and really want the very best for all of our patients. 

I live in the Black Hills with my daughter Henslee, who is our absolute world. My boyfriend and I enjoy hiking and watching our daughter grow and reach milestones. I am currently attending nursing school at Western Dakota Technical Institute and plan to earn an RN degree.


Orthodontics Assistant

I work alongside Dr. Kharouf during our patients’ appointments, as well as at the front desk where I take calls and schedule appointments. Since joining this practice, I’ve enjoyed making relationships with our patients and learning about their lives. Knowing that we make such a difference in their lives by helping improve their smiles and confidence is very fulfilling.

I married Mitch in August 2014 and had our son Wesley in November 2015. We love watching him grow and spending time with him and our family.


Office Manager / Treatment Coordinator / Financial Coordinator

I work to ensure each of our patients receives personal attention and that their expectations for agreeable financial arrangements are met. I coordinate appointments, set up and present contracts to patients, answer their insurance coverage questions, and submit insurance claims. My goal is to make the patients’ and parents’ experience in our office enjoyable. I love working with my husband Dr. Kharouf. By working with him, I’ve come to understand the depth of his dedication to his patients and his profession.

Dr. Kharouf and I have been married for more than 30 years and we have two grown children. Our daughter lives in Denver and our son resides in Minneapolis. We enjoy traveling to see them and celebrating our holidays together. Dr. Kharouf and I also spend time hiking in the Black Hills when we can get away from the office. I have varied interests and activities that include piano, reading, drawing, painting, language study, knitting, and being involved with our church.

Our Former Team Members

These wonderful people went on to advance their dental careers


Former Orthodontic Assistant

Hello! My name is Daniel and I was an orthodontic assistant. I graduated from the University of Mary in Bismarck with a degree in biology. I am pursuing a career in dentistry and started 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 was excited to spend my summer here at Kharouf Orthodontics!


Former Orthodontic Assistant

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 2015 with a bachelor of science with a concentration in pre-medicine. I got married in August 2016 to my beautiful fiancée, Brittany. We eventually moved to Rome, Italy to work for the University of Mary’s study abroad program. I continued to help Dr. Kharouf during the summers as I worked on applying for dental school.


Former Orthodontic Assistant

Hi, my name is Ian Reuter and I was a student 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 was kind enough to allow me to come back over my summer breaks from classes and work in his office so I could 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.

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