Meet Our Team - Metropolitan Periodontists, P.A.

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 two adult sons and her grandchildren. She also enjoys camping, boating, scrapbooking and fishing with her family


Licensed Dental Assistant / Marketing 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 and Dr. Kersten 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 and Dr. Kersten 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.


Licensed Dental Hygienist

Lisa graduated from North Dakota State College of Science in Dental hygiene in 1998 but has been in the dental industry since 1988. Lisa has been with us since 2012 and has been a terrific addition to our team. Lisa is a very knowledgeable hygienist and is always seeking information to make sure she is up to date on the latest studies and technologies in dentistry. Lisa was the first hygienist in the State of Minnesota to use the Perioscopy. Her focus when a patient is in her chair is to make sure she is taking the best care of them. She knows that each patient is unique and requires personalized care to fit their needs. Lisa also helps coordinate our hygiene study club which includes about 20 other hygienists from offices around the Twin Cities.

In her free time Lisa enjoys golfing, downhill skiing, camping, and many other outdoor activities. She has been married to her husband Chris for over 30 years and has an adult son named Joshua. When she is not spending time with her family she enjoys running with her lab "Charley".


Licensed Dental Assistant

Tawn joined our team in March of 2018. She is new to our team but not new to assisting. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. She has been assisting for 23 years. She attended the University of MN and Lakeland Medical and Dental Academy.

Tawn is married and has two active children. Her son is a Boy Scout and mountain bike racer. Her daughter is a competitive gymnast and slow pitch softball player. One of her favorite things to do is watch her kids participate in their activities. She is a member of a community service organization, New Hope Women of Today. Tawn is also a sports fan. She loves watching football, baseball and college basketball. She also enjoys entertaining, reading, movies and travel.

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We encourage you to contact Metropolitan Periodontists, P.A. with any questions or comments you may have. Please call our Minneapolis Periodontal office or fill out our contact form.

Patient comfort is our primary concern and we are dedicated to offering the highest level of implant dentistry and periodontal treatment.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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