Metropolitan Periodontists P. A. - Minneapolis, MN Laser Dentistry
We hope that you use this page to help get to know our team a little better. If you need anything from gingivitis treatment to dental implants, be sure to visit Metropolitan Periodontists, P. A. in Minneapolis, MN. You can find our dental office just one block away from the IDS Center.
New Patient Coordinator / Study Club Coordinator
Valerie has been a registered Dental Assistant since 1988. She began working for Dr. Wilson at that time.
In her capacity as the New Patient Coordinator, Valerie will assist you from the initial contact with our office through the initial exam and into the beginning of treatment. She will make sure all your questions are answered and that you are totally comfortable throughout your periodontal and/or implant therapy.
Behind the scenes, Valerie coordinates Dr. Wilson’s City of Lakes Study Club, a consortium of restorative dentists and specialists who meet once a month to develop in aspects of comprehensive patient care.
When Valerie is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband Brad and her two boys. She also enjoys camping, boating, scrapbooking and fishing with her family.
Patient Care Coordinator
As most people guess when they look at and hear them, John is Dr. Wilson's brother. He has been working for the practice as a patient coordinator since 1997. His duties include answering the phone, scheduling, correspondence, and greeting patients and his goal is to make every patient feel as comfortable as possible.
John's educational background includes the University of Notre Dame (humanities and philosophy) and University of Minnesota (cultural studies, musicology and music performance). His varied work experiences include jobs as an administrative assistant, nursing assistant, work in the hospitality industry (as wait staff, trainer and administrative duties) and music teacher/performer (classical/finger style guitar).
In his spare time, John continues to play and teach his guitar and he is also an avid cyclist (a year round bike commuter). He lives in St. Paul with his wife Ann near the State Fair grounds. Next time you are in the office ask him how many times he has been to the fair.
Diana joined our practice in December 2010.
She graduated from the University of Minnesota as a Licensed Dental Assistant.
She has many years of experience in the dental field having knowledge in general dentistry as well as with dental insurance. She is our financial coordinator and is the best person to help you make financial arrangements in our office.
She has lived in Minneapolis her whole life. Diana has two adult children that she loves spending time with. She has enjoyed watching her son play baseball for Eden Prairie High School. This year he is off to college and will play baseball for NDSU. She also enjoys all sports and other outside activities.
Licensed Dental Hygienist
Lisa graduated from North Dakota State College of science in Dental hygiene. She has been in the dental industry since 1988. Lisa has been a great addition to our team. She has been with us since May of 2012 and currently helps out with our hygiene study club.
In her free time Lisa enjoys golfing, downhill skiing, camping, and many other outdoor activities. She has been married to her husband Chris for 26 yrs and has a 22 yr old son Joshua. When not spending time with her family she enjoys running with her 2 labs "Roxie" and "Charley".
Licensed Dental Assistant / Professional Relations Coordinator
Summer is one of our licensed surgical assistants. She started working here full time in August 2007 and has been a fantastic addition to our dedicated team. She brings to the practice 10 years of experience and also worked in our office for one day a week when she first finished school. Summer enjoys assisting Dr. Wilson during surgical procedures. She takes great pride in knowing her patients are comfortable, relaxed and informed. She is committed to taking the best care of our patients and she is knowledgeable in all procedures Dr. Wilson performs. in addition to assisting she is also our OSHA officer, radiation safety officer and orders all of our supplies.
Summer is also the marketing coordinator for the practice she helps bridge the communication between our office and your dental office. This helps to ensure the most comprehensive care for you as a patient. She loves to meet all the wonderful people that provide you with care.
Summer is married with two beautiful children. She spends most of her time just trying to keep up with her kid's active schedules when she is not in the office.