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Dr. Asha Ghassemlouei Dentist Near Me

Dr. Asha Ghassemlouei

Dr. Asha grew up in Mendota Heights and is thrilled to be back practicing dentistry in her hometown! She completed her undergraduate studies at University of Wisconsin Madison, majoring in both Neurobiology and Languages and Cultures of Asia, with a certificate in Global Health. She then went on to complete dental school at Marquette University School of Dentistry.

 

After years of experience working as a clinic director and associate dentist in Hastings, Dr. Asha took over ownership of this practice in 2023, along with Dr. Dana. Dr. Asha enjoys providing a wide variety of dental procedures to her patients. She is passionate about staying up to date with the latest technology and continuing education.

 

In her free time, Dr. Asha enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends, reading, running, and trying new coffee shops and restaurants. Like a true Minnesotan, she loves summers in Minnesota and spending time at the lakes.

Dr. Dana Gunderson Dentist Near Me

Dr. Dana completed her undergraduate degree at University of Wisconsin Madison, majoring in Biology. She then completed her dental degree at Marquette University School of Dentistry. She is an active member of the American Dental Association 
and the Minnesota Dental Association.

 

After years of experience working as an associate dentist in Hastings, Dr. Dana took over ownership of this practice in 2023, along with Dr. Asha.

 

Dr. Dana strives to provide the best care possible by taking time to discuss different treatment options, while also taking into account the individual goals and needs of each patient. She loves seeing patients of all ages and providing a wide range of procedures.

 

In her free time, Dr. Dana loves cooking, reading, traveling, and exploring restaurants and breweries around the cities. She also loves spending time with family, friends, and her two little dogs.

Dr. Dana Gunderson

Meet The Team

Candice

Dental Hygienist

Candice obtained her dental hygiene degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is originally from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, but has lived in Minnesota for 23 years.  She enjoys building long-term relationships with patients and helping them achieve lifelong oral health. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as gardening, cooking/baking and enjoying the outdoors! 

Dana

Dental Hygienist

Dana has been a hygienist for many years. She enjoys her work and her relationship with her patients. She lives in the South Metro and has four grown children and two grandchildren, who she adores and spends as much time as possible with.  Dana loves the outdoors, whether it is winter or summer, that is where you will find her. 

Kasie

Dental Assistant

Kasie started her dental assisting career in 2003 and has been caring for patients with Dr. Dana since 2019. She is passionate about getting to know our patients, making sure patients feel comfortable during their treatment and leave happy with their experience. Kasie resides in River Falls, Wisconsin with her husband Matt and their children Lydia and Bryce. She enjoys watching her kids play sports, exercising/yoga, hiking with her dog, reading, and spending time with family and friends. 

Theresa

Dental Assistant

Theresa has over 20 years of experience as a dental assistant, many of which have been working with Dr. Asha. She strives to provide an efficient, positive patient experience and enjoys getting to know each patient individually. As a Minnesota native, she loves exploring the Cities by trying new restaurants and patios. She enjoys cooking, biking, and spending time with her friends and family. 

Kayla

Dental Hygienist

Kayla graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato, with a bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene in 2008.  She has years of experience working in a gum specialty clinic.  Kayla loves making connections with her patients and looking at dentistry as comprehensive care. She lives in Hastings with her husband, Dan, and daughters, Brooklynn and Kailen.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as playing volleyball, doing puzzles, and playing games of all types.  

Kayte

Office Manager

Kayte obtained her associates degree from University of Wisconsin La Crosse in Community and Public Health Education. She later went on to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Arizona State University. Kayte enjoys creating a welcoming environment from the moment patients walk into the office. As a Minnesota native, she enjoys spending time along the North Shore and summers at her family cabin.

Looking for Dr. Wendy Koury or Dr. Shari Tvrdik?

After a 40 year career in dentistry, Dr. Koury retired as of July, 2023. She is enjoying spending more time with her family and her grandchildren. Dr. Tvrdik helped with the transition to new ownership and is not practicing dentistry at this time.  We know Dr. Koury and Dr. Tvrdik will both be very missed, but we are happy for them to begin this new chapter in their lives.  We are looking forward to meeting all of you as patients and continuing their legacy of caring, compassionate dentistry.

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