The Team

Dr. Carley Odens

Dr. Carley Odens, a 2015 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, has been in the field for 12 years. She started her career as a dental hygienist in 2007, embraced her love of dentistry, and returned to school. She takes great pride in her work ​and was recognized by faculty at the U of M two years in a row for “Excellence in Patient Care, Technical Skill, and Professionalism”.​

Dr. Odens completed the Mini-residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the U of M in 2016 and enjoys treating children and adults alike. She​ enjoys connecting with her patients to make their dental experience comfortable as well as enjoyable.​ She has also received additional training in Botox and dermal fillers, Invisalign, and dental implants. She is passionate about using ​her skills to promote health, happiness, and confidence in her patients.​
Volunteerism has been an important part of Dr. Odens’ path in dentistry. She has been an active participant in the Give Kids a Smile​ and Mission of Mercy programs since 2012. In 2016, she traveled to Guatamala with the Common Hope organization to provide free dental ​care to impoverished families. Dr. Odens was so moved by the experience that she became the sponsor for a child through their program.​
Dr. Odens’ practiced full-time in public health during her first 3 years as a dentist. She served the patients of East Side Family​ Dental Clinic (now Minnesota Community Care) in Saint Paul and Northpoint in Minneapolis. She enjoyed working as part of a large team,​ utilizing her proficiency in Spanish language, and becoming skillful at gentle, but effective oral surgery techniques. She was​ grateful to have had the opportunity to improve the lives of the people she treated.​
Dr. Odens and her husband, Brian, have two young children and live in Saint Paul. They enjoy home improvement projects and traveling​ to visit family. They can often be found looking for something new at local eateries, taking in the outdoors at one of the neighborhood ​parks, or cheering on the Vikings, Wild, and Twins.

Kelly Cameron, Dental Hygienist

Kelly was born and raised in St. Paul and brings fourteen years of dental hygiene experience to Riverbend Family Dental. She graduated in 2003 from the University of Minnesota with a bachelors degree in dental hygiene. Kelly is passionate about oral health and brings a unique set of clinical skills and experience to our office. Her favorite part about being a dental hygienist is developing a relationship with her patients and making them feel comfortable in the dental setting. She brings a calm, gentle and compassionate approach to each and every patient appointment. Kelly lives in Rosemount with her husband of fifteen years John. They share two children Lauren and Carter and puppy Millie. Outside of the office Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, going to her children’s sporting events and any outdoor activity.