Sauk Centre Family Dental
Dr. Jason Bjerketvedt grew up on a dairy farm, in rural Parkers Prairie, MN. At a young age he knew he wanted to work in healthcare, be a part of a smaller town and support a local community. With that, he sought out a chemistry degree from the University of Minnesota-Morris and continued on to dental school at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Following dental school, he began practicing at the Fergus Fall Community Dental Clinic (FFCDC). FFCDC is a state funded dental clinic; whose primary focus is to provide dental care for developmentally disabled, those with severe mental illness and low income patients. Patients who could not be seen in a clinic setting, due to their disability, were serviced in the hospital under general anesthesia. Additionally, Dr. Jason also gained experience in cosmetic and general dentistry as an associate in a private practice.
Dr. Jason is a 22 year member of the military, is a dentist for the Minnesota National Guard and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel . Being in the military has taken him to many places which bolstered his confidence and ability to perform under any condition. In 2010, he was deployed to Iraq. It is there that he treated soldiers under extreme situations. This deployment enhanced his performance as a dentist. He became proficient in surgical extractions on impacted teeth and executed multiple, successful root canals daily.
Dr. Jason is an avid outdoorsman and can often be found hunting and fishing. He enjoys helping out on his family's farm in Parkers Prairie, running marathons, bee keeping and spending time with his family. Dr. Jason lives with his wife Natalie and their children Harrison, Noelle and Vivian.
Laura- Dental Assistant
Laura grew up in Browerville, MN and furthered her education at St. Cloud Technical College. It is there she completed her degree in Dental Assisting. After college she worked in Long Prairie. She now lives in Freeport with her husband Austen and son Jace.
Laura enjoys golfing, hunting, running and hanging out with family and friends.
Sarah- Dental Assistant
Sarah grew up in Maple Lake, MN and following high school pursued a degree in Dental Assisting from Hennepin Technical college. Her career took her to a general dental office in Willmar, MN. It is there, she worked not only as a chair side dental assistant, but also a front office manager.
Sarah and her husband Tom have three children: Bennett, Hannah and Norah. Together they work, as a family, on their farm in Sauk Centre.
Sarah also enjoys running, traveling, scrapbooking and spending time with family and friends.
Sam- Dental Hygienist
Sam grew up in Sauk Centre and following high school, she pursued her degree in Dental Hygiene at St. Cloud Technical College. She likes working in her home town and seeing familiar faces in the office. Sam enjoys helping patients feel good about their smiles and strives to provide exceptional care to everyone.
When not in the office, Sam loves spending time with her friends, family and significant other. She also likes to be outdoors with her cats Mr. P and Jaws.
Kathy - Dental Assistant/Reception
Kathy received her license and certification in dental assisting through St. Cloud Technical College.
Kathy's people skills are top notch and ensures that everyone leaves the office happy.
Kathy enjoys: golfing, reading and family trips
Danielle - Dental Hygienist
Danielle, too, grew up on a dairy farm in Holdingford. She took those hardworking values with her when she went to St. Cloud Technical College and sought a degree in dental hygiene. She and her husband Danny, live in Sauk Centre with their 3 little kids, Ellie, Gretta and Gus
Danielle wants everyone to feel confident about their smiles. She ensures that confidence by educating patients and showing them how to keep homecare simple, easy and effective.
When away from the office, Danielle enjoys helping out at the family farm, being outdoors, gardening and spending time with her kids
Laura- Dental Hygienist
Upon graduating high school in Sauk Centre, Laura took general education classes at Mankato State University. Then she earned her bachelors degree in dental hygiene from the University of Minnesota.
Laura loves working in her hometown and seeing so many familiar faces. She is great at customizing each appointment with what works best for the individual patient. She makes each visit informative, comfortable and wants everyone to feel that they've received exceptional care.
Laura and her husband Micah have 3 boys, Wesley, Otto, Eddie and 1 dog Shaq. Laura enjoys playing sports with her boys and going to all their activities.
Susie- Dental Assistant
Susie also grew up on a farm in Padua and now lives on a hobby farm in Osakis. She attended St. Cloud Technical College and earned a degree in dental assisting. She has worked in pediatric and general dentistry. Susie, definitely has the 'gift of gab', and does an outstanding job at making everyone feel at home.
Susie loves to bake, cook and camp. In fact, her bucket list includes visiting every state in the U. S.! She and her husband have one child
Milissa- Dental Hygienst
Milissa has worked as a hygienist for over 30 years. She has 2 adult boys. Her oldest son, Darris and his wife Keri live in Rushville, Illinois. Her youngest son, Garret is working in Duluth, MN.
Milissa enjoys her commute to Sauk Centre and lives on Lake Ida in Alexandria. She enjoys fishing and boating.