About Us

The staff at Manchester Dental looks forward to serving you soon!

Our Dentists

Carrie Borchardt, DDS
Dr. Carrie Borchardt was born in Anamosa, IA and grew up in Olin, IA. She graduated from Linn-Mar H.S. in Marion and went on to achieve her BA in General Science at Coe College. She then graduated from the University of Iowa- College of Dentistry in 2001. During that time, she spent four months working in a dental clinic in Costa Rica. She also volunteers her time at the Iowa Mission of Mercy and the West Delaware Mouth Guard Clinic. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association, Delaware County Dental Association, and the Dubuque District Dental Society. Dr. Borchardt is a certified provider of both Invisalign and Waterlase Laser Dentistry. She has received advanced training in Cerec restorations that allow one-visit crowns and onlays. Dr. Carrie was married to her husband Bill Borchardt in 1997. They have built a house in Manchester where they are raising their two children: Grant and Camryn. Dr. Carrie enjoys cooking/baking, scrapbooking (both digital and paper), reading, and quilting. She is also a member of the academic booster club and volunteers at West Delaware Schools.
Lindsey Meyer, DDS
Dr. Lindsey Meyer grew up in Sutherland, IA - which is in the northwestern part of the state. She graduated with a degree in biology from the University of South Dakota then went on to achieve 2 degrees from the University of Iowa: evolutionary biology, and of course, her doctorate in dentistry. During that time, she participated in extramural rotations at the Broadlawns Hospital in Des Moines, and at Salud Community Health Migratory Workers Clinic in Ft. Lupton, CO. Dr. Meyer joined our team in July of 2010. Dr. Meyer is also a certified provider for Invisalign and laser dentistry. She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association, American Association of Women Dentists, Delaware County Dental Association, and the Dubuque District Dental Society. She received awards for excellence in dental radiology and was elected a member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Meyer volunteers for the Iowa Mission of Mercy, and continues to volunteer for Donated Dental Services and the Free Dental Clinic in Cedar Rapids.
Ada Rodriguez, DDS
Dr. Rodriguez is relocated to Iowa from Puerto Rico in July, following her graduation from Dental School and her wedding. She will be joining her new husband, who has been living in Iowa for the last four years. A native Spanish speaker, she is also fluent in English. Dr. Rodrigues went into dentistry because she believes she loves the impact a Dentist could can bring to a patient. The way a dentist can improve the patient’s health, life, and confidence is beyond compare, and she wanted to be part of that change and be the one who makes every patient smile. Her patient philosophy is to provide friendly, high-quality patient care in a comfortable setting while educating the patient in order to establish and maintain optimum oral health. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and their dog, go to the beach and do Scuba Diving, outdoors activities, and travel.

Our Dental Hygienists

Darla Wedewer
Darla is a registered Dental Hygienist and has been a member of our team since December of 1994. She is one of two hygienists in our office. Darla graduated from the University of Iowa and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. Darla has continued her education at the Las Vegas Institute of Dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the Iowa Dental Hygiene Association. Darla has continued her career in dentistry to keep her clients smiling and healthy. She finds her career to be very exciting with all the advances that have been made. She also enjoys volunteering as a Girl Scout leader and music parent association at Beckman High School. Darla is married to Jon Wedewer who is the Superintendent at the Guttenberg Golf Course. They live in Dyersville with their two children.
Jenni Gideon
Jenni graduated from Hawkeye Community College with her Dental Hygiene Degree. She also has her Dental Assisting Diploma from NICC in Peosta. Jenni loves helping people get beautiful smiles. Her patient philosophy is making the patient feel comfortable and help them enjoy their visit. Jenni enjoys being outside and spending time with her family which includes her husband Justin and their two daughters, Letti and Erin.
Tami Hansel
Tami is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated from Hawkeye Community College in 2010. Before returning to school, Tami practiced as an expanded functions Dental Assistant for eight years. Tami is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and Iowa Dental Hygiene Association. She has her certification in Hygiene Laser from the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Tami grew up in Greeley and graduated from West Delaware High School. She now resides outside of Elkader with her husband, Eric, daughter, Paislee, and so, Levi. In her spare time, she likes to help on the family farm, fish, hunt and to spend time with family and friends.

Our Dental Assistants

Trica Foster
Tricia is an expanded function certified dental assistant. Tricia has been a member of our team since 1991. Tricia graduated from Northeast Iowa Community College with her certified dental assisting degree. Tricia has worked as recare coordinator, primary dental assistant, and is now our treatment coordinator. Tricia enjoys working with the doctors and her patients while helping them to create beautiful, healthy smiles. Tricia was born and raised in Manchester. Her parents are Wallace and Mary Lou Hawker. Tricia is married to Shawn Foster, and they have two sons, Dylan and Derik. The Fosters enjoy the outdoors, fishing, kayaking, and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes. Tricia is a member of First Lutheran Church. She also loves spending time with her golden doodle, Daisy.
Tosha Manson
Tosha is a certified dental assistant and has been a member of our team since August of 2008. Tosha has over 18 years of dental assisting experience. She was raised just outside of Winthrop and graduated from East Buchanan High School. She has her expanded functions certificate for dental assisting from Kirkwood Community College. Tosha resides in Winthrop. She is raising three wonderful boys. Dusty, her oldest child is a 2018 graduate from UNI. He will be residing in Des Moines, Iowa where he will continue his education and career shadowing. Leo and James are twins and are very active with school and sports keeping their mom busy. Tosha enjoys spending time with her family, friends, just being outside, reading and cooking.
Andrea Friedley
Andrea graduated from Kirkwood Community College with a degree in Expanded Functions Dental Assisting. She has been a dental assistant since 2010 and has a lot of experience with all the new dental technology. Andrea loves the art of dentistry and helping people get their smiles back and creating new ones. Andrea will make you feel comfortable in the dental chair, and she won't let you leave without a smile. In her free time, she enjoys being a mom to her twins. Taking family trips, spending time outdoors, and hanging out with family and friends are also things she enjoys.
Brittany Ries
Brittany graduated from Monticello High School in 2003 and went on to get her dental assisting degree in 2008. She has nine years of experience that she brings with her to Manchester Dental, and she has gotten her expanded functions certificate. She enjoys working with people and helping them get their smile back. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside with family and friends. Brittany and her husband, Josh, live in Ryan and have a daughter, Nova, and a son, Roman. Spending time with them is always fun and adventurous.

Our Front Office Staff

Heather Steger
Heather is a registered dental assistant and has been a member of our team since September 2011. Heather started as a part-time assistant and is now a full-time office manager. Heather has been working in the dental field since 1998. Heather was raised on a farm outside of Holy Cross and graduated from the dental assisting program at Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta. Heather’s husband, Doug, is a self- employed over-the-road semi driver. They have an acreage outside of Colesburg. They have five children: Shelby, Cassidy, Alexa, Ava, and Jax, and their black lab, Ranger. Heather’s free time is mostly spent following the kids’ activities as they are active with softball, baseball, volleyball, basketball, and 4H. She also enjoys hanging out with family and friends.
Lori Hempstead
Lori was raised in Delaware County and graduated from Maquoketa Valley High School. She completed her education and received her dental assisting license in 2008. In 2014, she completed her expanded functions for dental assisting. Lori is our Office Coordinator. She currently resides in Manchester with her husband, Josh, and their children, Kenzi, Elliot, and Presley. In her free time, she enjoys camping, kayaking, boating, and spending time with family and friends. Lori’s favorite part of dentistry is bringing patients' smiles back.