The team at Northstar Family Dental MOMs so hard!

We love partnering with Northstar Family Dental - a female run, focused, and centered business!

The team at Northstar Family Dental takes great pride in understanding the many hats of women – mother, daughter, spouse, friend, coworker, the list is endless. They understand because they ARE all of these things right along with you.

Their team of doctors, hygienists, clinical and administrative assistants is made up of hard working ladies who are mastering the art of juggling work, parental and social responsibilities. How? The leadership team at this all-female practice understands, encourages and supports self-care and emotional, physical and mental nurturing. Dr. Kulesa, owner of Northstar Family Dental, understands the golden rule, that we’ve all heard a million times; “to be able to take care of the people you love, you must first take care of yourself. If you’re only running on 50 percent, you only have 50 percent to give.”

It is a company-wide philosophy that caregivers who pay attention to their own physical and emotional health are better able to support the needs of their patients, families and friends. And while a dental office may not be the first place that pops into your mind in terms of self-care, Dr. Kulesa and her team are working hard to revolutionize what a dental experience can be and turn it into just that – a place of peace and self-care for busy moms and professionals.

Every May, they dedicate the entire month to celebrating moms. And this year is no different. They are offering $50 off any cosmetic treatment of $200 or more. 

Ultimately, Dr. Kulesa, a busy mompreneur herself, wanted to create an environment that would create a little respite from conference calls, deadlines, dinners and PTA meetings. Whether you’re treating yourself to the elevated confidence that comes along with a Botox treatment or checking a routine cleaning off of your to-do list, she designed everything about Northstar Family Dental to create the most pleasantly surprising and relaxing dental experience possible.

So now the really fun stuff…what exactly do the ladies of Northstar Family Dental do for their own self-care? In addition to an internally incentivized health and wellness program, each of the team members practices their own favorite version of self-care and personal wellness activities:

female run business
A team that plays together stays together! Some of the team safely gathered at PlayCBUS in January 2021.
Rollerskating with Northstar Family Dental
Some of the team gave skating a whirl in March at SkateZone.
Dr. Phiefer, mom of two, jokes that she relies on her “three G’s” of self-care:
1. Gardening
2. Golfing
3. Getting botox in her forehead


Dental Team
Kami Van Way, our clinical team manager, enjoys spending time with her two daughters and husband, Teddy. They just returned from a magical trip to Disney!


Dr. Michelle Otieno (Dr. O) has a fur baby named Coco! She enjoys hiking, cooking/baking, pilates and watching romantic comedies.


Dr. Kulesa is an avid tennis player and enjoys attending sporting events with her family.

Meet the lovely ladies of Northstar Family Dental yourself, by calling 614-891-4242 to schedule your appointment and take advantage of their great specials in May!