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Meet Dr. Kersten

M. Elias Kersten, D.D.S.Dr. Mark M. Wilson Welcomes Associate Dr. Elias Kersten to the Team

After more than 30 years in practice, I realized I would need a successor to my practice. I wanted to be sure I found the right person. Three years ago, I met a student that met the criteria I felt was important. I am excited to announce that Dr. Elias Kersten has accepted the position as my Associate and future partner. Dr. Kersten is a knowledgeable, caring practitioner and a truly exceptional clinician. I believe that we have now positioned our periodontal practice to be among the finest in the Twin Cities for years to come.

Being a periodontist has always been an incredibly important and enjoyable aspect of my life. Thank you for your confidence and for referring your family and friends to our practice. I look forward to having you meet Dr. Kersten in the near future. Our periodontal practice is getting better than ever, and you will always receive excellent, quality care from myself and Dr. Kersten.

About Dr. Elias Kersten

Dr. Elias Kersten was born in England and raised in Edina, Minnesota with his parents, sister, and various family dogs.

He graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2006 with a BA in Physics and a passion for learning how things work. After working as a software engineer both in India and back home in Minneapolis, he switched paths to pursue a career in dentistry. In 2014, he graduated with distinction from the UMN School of Dentistry. Dr. Kersten obtained his certificate in periodontology from the UMN in 2017 and is experienced in conscious sedation, implantology, and the field of periodontics, including LANAP.

Dr. Kersten is a deliberate practitioner and believes in providing the best care for his patients. He is a strong believer in study clubs and the value they can provide interdisciplinary dentistry and comprehensive care for his patients. Dr. Kersten is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Midwest Society of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association and the Minneapolis District Dental Society.

A native Minnesotan, Dr. Kersten has also lived in Germany and India. He is an avid traveler and has spent time visiting South Korea, Brazil, Russia, and countries throughout Europe. Dr. Kersten is health-oriented, active, and enjoys spending time with his wife and boisterous Boston Terrier. When he and his wife aren’t working on their fixer-upper cabin, he can be found in the gym, experimenting in the kitchen, or exploring the Twin Cities' vibrant food scene.




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