Beth Belquist ~ Office Manager

Beth started with James River Dentistry as a dental assistant in June 2006.  She has now been at the front desk for 9 years.  She was raised in Sheyenne, ND & currently lives in New Rockford with her husband Elliott & their 3 children Bo, Kelsie, & Emmie.  When not at work, Beth enjoys time with her family, friends, ladies night & attending any sporting event.

Janice Risovi ~ Scheduling Coordinator

Janice has been with James River Dentistry since 1982.  She has 2 grown children & 7 grandchildren.  When not working, Janice enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, family & friends, reading & traveling.

Dr. Robert Cudworth

Dr. Cudworth, a University of Minnesota School of Dentistry graduate, has been practicing since 2003, when he joined Dr. Belquist at James River Dentistry. Originally from Sheyenne, ND, Dr. Cudworth attended Jamestown College. Dr. Cudworth actively participates in continuing education & keeping up-to-date with the latest dental techniques.  He is a member of the American Dental Association & the North Dakota Dental Association.   Robert enjoys spending time with his wife Amy & their 4 children, Mya, Keaton, Logan & Dylan.  In his spare time, you can find him golfing, hunting, & watching sports.

Allison Pfeiffer ~ Dental Hygienist

Allison was born & raised in Sheyenne, ND.  She joined the team at James River Dentistry in May of 2010, after graduating from NDSCS in Wahpeton with a certificate in Dental Assisting & Associates degree in Dental Hygiene.  She lives in rural New Rockford with her husband Matt & dog Max.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family & friends & being outdoors.

Jodi Guler ~ Dental Assistant

Jodi attended Bismarck State College, where she earned a degree in Medical Assisting. She joined the James River Dentistry team in December 2012.  She lives in New Rockford with her husband Josh, daughter Elise and son Emmett. In her spare time, Jodi enjoys being outdoors ,traveling & most of all spending time with her family.

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Jane Tweed ~ Dental Assistant

Jane has been in the dental field as a Registered Dental Assistant for 28 years.  She joined the James River Dentistry team in 2004.  Jane lives in rural Tolna & enjoys spending time with her husband Grant & 2 sons, family, friends, attending sporting events, & being outdoors.

Kelsey Turcotte ~ Dental Assistant

Kelsey is originally from Minnesota.  Spending most of her adult life in ND, she received her degree in OTA from NDSCS in 2013.  Kelsey has many ties to the New Rockford area and soon after graduation met her boyfriend Preston.  They made their home in New Rockford in 2014 and have a 10 month old puppy Randee.  Together they enjoy fishing, golfing, traveling, cooking & spending time with friends and family.  Kelsey is looking forward to continuing her education and helping you with your dental happiness and health.

Merritt Engels ~ Dental Assistant

Merritt began dental assisting more than 30 years ago at James River Dentistry & continues to enjoy getting to know each patient.  Family & lake time are her passion.  Creating photo albums & quilting are her hobbies.  Merritt & her husband Joe have 2 grown sons.

Dr. Amy Ellingson


Dr. Ellingson, a Grand Forks, ND native, attended both the University of North Dakota and the the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, where she graduated with her DDS in 2013. She enjoys building relationships with her patients & helping them to feel better about their smile. Dr. Ellingson is a member of the American Dental Association & the North Dakota Dental Association She enjoys going to continuing education and learning new techniques to treat patients.  Amy lives in town with her husband, Noah and her dog, Hopper. Dr. Ellingson is an avid UND sports fan, and enjoys cooking, traveling and being active.

Tracy Allmaras ~ Dental Hygienist

Tracy was born & raised in New Rockford, ND.  She graduated from NDSCS in Wahpeton in 2011 with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene.  She joined the James River Dentistry team in 2011.  She enjoys getting to know her patients & helping them maintain their healthy smiles.  Tracy, her husband Michael, son Asher & daughter Jersey live in rural New Rockford. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family & friends, being outdoors, & cooking.

Tammy Longnecker ~ Scheduling Coordinator

Tammy was born and raised in Carrington, ND.  She graduated from Valley City State University    

with an Associate Business Degree.  She lives in New Rockford with her husband Corey.  In her spare time, she likes camping, reading and cooking.