We're the Riverview Family Dental team.

Nothing brings us greater joy than seeing you smile. Think of us as your support system! We take the time and energy to help you feel empowered to make the very best decision for your smile and overall health.

Watch our video and click on our faces below to get to know us a little better. Then, make your appointment so we can get to know YOU a little better.

We look forward to meeting you!


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Dental Assistant

Nichole has been in practice at Riverview Family Dental since February 2003. Nichole is an extremely talented assistant who allows Dr. Harnish to do his absolute best work while focusing on keeping patients comfortable. She loves helping patients understand the latest technology and options related to their care. She loves getting to know the patients on a personal level and having that family-like atmosphere in the office.

When she’s not working in the office, Nichole enjoys spending time with her husband of 10 years and their two children, Emerson and Avery. In her free time, she loves to read, scrapbook, or find anything to organize in the house. She loves going to sporting events her children are in and spending time at that lake.


Dental Assistant & Hygienist

Tina has been with the practice since 2014 and working as a Dental Hygienist and Assistant since 2007. A graduate of Minnesota State Community and Technical College Moorhead, Tina was attracted to dentistry for the opportunity to truly help people and create beautiful, healthy smiles. She is grateful for the opportunity to accomplish both of those and work with a team committed to advancing their skills and knowledge with dentistry and technology.

Tina and Dr. Harnish work very closely together to provide the highest level of personalized and preventative care for each individual as restorative partners. Tina is an excellent hygienist with a calm chairside manner and kind demeanor. Tina’s favorite part of work is getting to know the patients very well, developing relationships with families in our practice, and creating an individual plan of health for the longevity of their smiles.

She strives for excellence in patient care and continues to upgrade her knowledge of the latest innovations in dentistry through numerous dental education courses. Tina has two children, Bria (6 years) and Siri (3 years) and enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her interests include many outdoor activities, spending time at her lake cabin, Zumba, and art/crafting.


Dental Assistant

Jenny joined our team in 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College Moorhead in 2015. She is very excited to work at Riverview Family Dental for her first job as a dental assistant. Jenny chose dental assisting because she loves working with people and helping patients understand how to better their oral health. Her favorite part of her job is seeing the excitement on patients’ faces when they see positive changes in their mouths.

Outside of work, Jenny enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She likes to shop, bake, rollerblade, and work on DIY projects.


Dental Hygienist

Michelle received her Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, ND. She has worked as a Dental Hygienist in Fargo, ND with our practice since 1987. Michelle’s dedication, longevity, and caring personality has allowed her to establish a great rapport with multiple generations of patients. It’s no coincidence one of her favorite aspects of her job is getting to know her patients on a personal level while creating a caring and comfortable atmosphere.

Michelle lives in Dilworth, MN, with her husband, Mike, and their children Christopher and Erica. Michelle is an avid sports fan and looks forward to attending all Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton sporting events, especially boys’ basketball, which her husband coaches. Michelle’s other interests include reading, sewing, crafting, spending time with her family, family vacations, and going to the lake with her family.


Front Desk Coordinator

Theresa has been with the practice since 2001; she is the first person patients meet, either on the phone or in person, as they enter the practice.

She takes great joy in welcoming patients and is here to help with scheduling appointments and assist in understanding the financial options available. Since she handles all insurance matters for the practice, she takes pride in helping patients utilize their insurance coverage to their best interests. She loves helping patients feel comfortable and relaxed while they are with us.

Outside the practice, Theresa is most often at the lake enjoying family time with her husband Ron, four grown children, and six grandchildren. She enjoys sewing, woodworking, and repurposing her flea market finds.

A collage showcasing the office and team of Riverview Family Dental.

Photography by Noah Kupcho

A collage showcasing the office and team of Riverview Family Dental.

Photography by Noah Kupcho


Be redefining the standard of dentistry in Fargo, ND, our dentists’ aim is to redefine what it means to have a beautiful and healthy smile.

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