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.

Ann

Practice Administrator

Ann is our Practice Administrator who comes with a long dental background.  In her 35 years of being in dentistry she started as an assistant after graduating from Brainerd Area Community College in 1986.  She then to transitioned to hygienist in 1999, graduating from St Cloud Area Technical College.  During her 20 years in that position, moved to Colorado and completed a business degree from Colorado Technical University in 2017.  Being a member of the Academy of Dental Office Managers has been invaluable to her new position here.   Her love of patient interaction and education has kept her engaged in dentistry, whether it is advancing to the next roll or just learning something new from her patients and coworkers.

After raising her four children, Ann is now an empty nester and is adjusting to it and looking forward to being able to travel more and meet people from other countries while doing so.  She also enjoys continuing her education and reading autobiographies and non-fiction literature.  Living in Colorado for 6 years is one of her favorite things, as is walking along the river on the farm where she grew up.  Classic car shows is where you can find Ann in the summer time.

Amy

Insurance Coordinator

Amy has been in the dental field since 1999 and has a been a registered Dental Assistant since 2002. Amy comes to Metropolitan Periodontists with a multitude of experience in the dental field. Amy enjoys working with patients to help them get the most benefit from their dental insurance. Amy discovered her love of working with dental insurance shortly out of school. Amy submits the treatment plans to insurance companies for our patients. She is a whiz when it comes to figuring out insurance benefits for patients in a pinch! She is also the “in house” tech for computers.

When Amy is not working, she is running around with her husband and extended family of 6 nieces and nephews. She also enjoys watching her best friend’s 2 boys play sports and helping when she can. Amy enjoys her husband’s home brew, playing with her 2 cats and red lab, Rigby!

JJ

Patient Care Coordinator

JJ graduated from Herzing University in 2016 with a degree in Dental Assisting. JJ has been with Metropolitan Periodontist since May of 2018. She enjoys working with patients and is committed to making sure they have a great experience while in our office.

JJ recently got married and has 3 handsome little boys. In her free time, she enjoys dance parties with her kids, Yoga, and interior design. She also enjoys traveling around the world with her husband, they have visited over 14 different states. 

Sydney

Administrative Assistant/ Dental Assistant

Sydney met Dr. Kersten while volunteering at the Hope Dental clinic in 2019 and joined our team full time in May of 2020. She has been working in our office on our assisting team and on our front desk team to get as much experience in the dental field as possible while she prepares to apply for dental school.

Sydney grew up in Red Wing, MN where both of her parents practice dentistry. She has a younger sister who is in her first year of Optometry school. 

She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a Chemistry degree in 2017 and has been gaining experience in the dental field since then.

Sydney enjoys playing with her kitten, Charlie, working out, knitting, baking, reading, and hanging out with friends and family in her free time.

Summer

New Patient Coordinator/ Study Club Coordinator

Summer is one of our licensed 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 over 20 years of experience in the dental field. Summer enjoys learning new things in the office and has worn many hats from assisting the doctors chairside, to working on our website, and social media. She recently started working with our new patients and coordinates our City of Lakes Study Club.  We count on her for many things in our office and she is always up to the task. She takes great pride in knowing our patients are comfortable, relaxed, and informed. She is committed to taking the best care of our patients and our doctors.  She is knowledgeable in all procedures Dr. Wilson and Dr. Kersten performs.

Summer is married with two beautiful children, two dogs and a cat. Her favorite times are spent with her family and friends. You can catch Summer walking the family dogs with her husband in the evening, at a baseball field in the summer cheering on her son’s team or supporting her daughter who is a dancer.

Lisa

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".

Tawn

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 25 years. She attended the University of MN and Lakeland Medical and Dental Academy.

Tawn is married and has two active children. Her son is pursuing a career as a carpenter and coaches competitive high school mountain biking. 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.

Ericka

Licensed Dental Assistant

We would like to welcome Ericka back to our office. Ericka was an assistant at Metropolitan Periodontists from 2009 to 2015 and has recently returned. Ericka has 27 years of experience as a dental assistant in the Minneapolis area. She has experience working in group, private, government, and specialty practices. She has also volunteered both locally and internationally.

When she is not working, she enjoys volunteering at her church, hiking, archery, spending time at her lake place and watching “The Walking Dead.” 

Daisy

Licensed Dental Assistant

Daisy is the newest member of our team. Before joining she was at a community dental clinic for over 3 years in South Minneapolis from Outreach Coordinator to Chairside Assisting. While working at the community clinic Daisy was able to be a part of Donated Dental Services (DDS) and coordinated a mobile dental unit that visited elementary schools and long-term care facilities. She has also volunteered at Hope Dental Clinic during “Give Kid a Smile” events helping families with their dental needs. Daisy has been attending Herzing University and is in the Dental Assisting program, she will be graduating in December 2020.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her active toddler, Luella. Daisy enjoys reading, gardening, and baking. One of her favorite things to do is painting.

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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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