Meet the Bloomington Smile Team

In the pursuit of dental excellence, our team is paramount.

Making You Our Priority

Our close-knit team welcomes you into our family. We follow the philosophy of our dentists in Bloomington MN, which is to provide unbeatable care that starts the moment you first contact our office.

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Front Desk Team

I am a Certified Licensed Dental Assistant. I graduated from Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN as a Certified and Registered Dental Assistant. I started my career with Dr. Dana Isaacson as an intern from Normandale and am now starting my 15th year here. I started as a dental assistant and over the years have transitioned to the front desk and now am the Office Manager at Point Family Dentistry.

I have training in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. I am the Radiation Safety Officer and OSHA Compliance Manager. I have completed training from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology as well as many hours of continuing education for Dental Assisting.

 

I received my dental degree from Normandale Community College. I worked with Dr. Theis (my brother) from 1980-2007 during which time I was his office manager. With Point Family Dentistry, I am an Office Coordinator involved with many aspects of the office operations.

I am enrolled in the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Study and have completed classes in Practical Management Team Training and Neuromuscular Dentistry which deals with TMJ, headaches, and jaw pain, I am a member of the International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics.

 

I graduated from Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN. I have worked in the dental field for the past 22 years, starting out with working for Dr. Ed Theis as his Chairside/Front Desk Assistant. For the past four years I have worked as part of the front office team with Point Family Dentistry.

As part of the front desk team, I enjoy meeting and getting to know all of our patients. It is a pleasure to assist them with any help needed to provide them with quality care during their visit to our office.

 

Graduated From JF Kennedy in 1977.

Graduated in 1980 Hotel Restaurant Manager.

I have been with Point Family Dentistry for 4 ½ years and previous with Dr. Theis. I enjoy being part of a hardworking team and continued education.

 

Dental Assistants

I work along with Dr. Dana Isaacson. I graduated with a Diploma as a Licensed Dental Assistant in 2003. I received my training at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park, MN. I have been dental assisting for over eight years.

Since graduating, I've had the opportunity to work outside of General Dentistry and expand my functions as an Assistant working in specialty areas such as Endodontics.

 

I am a Certified Licensed Dental Assistant (CLDA). I attended Normandale Commnity College in Bloomington, MN and graduated in 1985 with Honors. I have been a Dental Assistant for more than 26 years. All of which have been with the doctors of Point Family Dentistry. It is an honor to work with the doctors and other team members.

For the first 18 years as a CLDA, my focus was on General Dentistry for all ages. I have since expanded my assisting duties to working with oral surgery, implants, and conscious sedation. I am certified in Advanced Cardio Life Support (ACLS). I have attended the annual Star of the North Meetings for 26 years taking hours of continuing education and enjoy home study courses. Although I enjoy all areas of dentistry, my favorite is working with patients who have extreme anxiety. Making them smile on the inside as well as the outside!

 

Hygienists

My dental journey began at the University of Minnesota with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1979. I went on to complete my Bachelor of Science Degree a year later. I have been involved in dentistry for over 32 years. I have been fortunate to have spent over four years working with our dentists in Bloomington MN.

Keeping up with changes in dentistry has been challenging and kept me focused on meeting the current requirements for exceptional patient care. Computers have made charting and record keeping superior to anything used in the past. Expanded functions have been added to the duties of a Dental Hygienist and I've attended seminars to become licensed to administer local anesthesia, use nitrous oxide sedation, and Laser Therapy. I have found these treatments useful in creating a comfortable environment for my patients.

 

I graduated from Argosy University in 2008 with an Associate’s Degree in dental hygiene and I have been with Point Family Dentistry since the fall of 2008.

Prior to dental hygiene, I worked as a licensed practical nurse for four years in an orthopedic and neurosurgery unit. While attending dental hygiene school, I practiced home-care nursing.

I am trained in local anesthesia, nitrous oxide sedation, and laser therapy.

 

I have been a Licensed Dental Hygienist (RDH) for more than 32 years. I graduated from the University of Minnesota through the School of Dentistry. I have worked for Point Family Dentistry since 1989. I have advanced training in CPR and laser therapy.

I give each patient the expert care and attention they deserve, so they feel comfortable and relaxed.

 

I graduated from Normandale Community College in 2008. I love being a hygienist. I feel my job is to make people happier, healthier, and better looking. I have certifications in Nitrous Oxide and local anesthitic delivery and can make any patient feel comfortable during their professional dental cleaning.

My goal is to make you feel good about your smile and to always show it.

 

‘‘The team always ensures I'm comfortable from the time I sit down to the time I leave the office. Thanks so much!.

- Kathy C.

What You Can Expect From Our Dental Family?

Comfort and Care

We provide a number of comforts for our more nervous patients, including sedation dentistry and massage chairs.

Fully Trained Experts

Similar to our dentists in Bloomington MN, our devoted team attends hours of advanced training to bring optimal care.

Unmatched Customer Service

Nervous? Anxious? We promise not to add to that, but take it away by making your visit seamless and easy.

Meet our Lab Technican

dentists in Bloomington MN
 

Ed Vaterlaus

Bringing a natural smile to Minneapolis.

Although he's not with us in-house, our preferred lab technician Ed Vaterlaus has proven to be a great extension of our team. With 23 years experience in fixed restorations and prosthetics, Ed matches our values of individualized service that brings satisfying results. He uses his natural artistic flair, high level of skill, and modern technology to craft natural and functional restorations.

Ed and our skilled dentists enjoy daily communication and work together with you to provide the best treatment options possible. We truly treasure our close relationship with Ed and his attitude of going the extra mile.

 

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