Meet Our Team

Our dental team is excited to welcome you to Stillwater Family Dental! We are friendly, caring, experienced, and skilled. Each time you visit our dental office, we work hard to provide you with high-quality dentistry and exceptional patient care. We invite you to contact our dental office in Stillwater, Minnesota today to learn more about our dental team and to schedule your next visit with our talented dentists, Dr. Perpich, Dr. Carlson, and Dr. Berge. We are eager to care for you!

 

 

Oksana, Clinical Director

Oksana graduated from the hygiene program at Century College in 2004, and decided to continue her career here with us, by joining our team in 2007. Ever since then she has been doing exceptional hygiene work, and building a bond with our team that has only gotten stronger over time. She finds Stillwater Family Dental to be an exciting place to work, and feels that our patients are the best part! Oksana works hard to educate our patients, and help improve their oral health the best she can. She is also such a driven employee here at the office. Even in her down time, Oksana can always be found doing something productive, whether it is helping out another hygienist, or making patient calls in the front. She makes the most of her time here every day, and contributes to our success in a big way!

Oksana currently resides in Woodbury, Minnesota with her husband, Dmitriy and their three boys. In her free time, she loves traveling with her family and giving her boys the chance to experience new places. She also enjoys being outside, camping, and gardening.

 

 

Stacey, Certified Registered Dental Assistant

Stacey has been a dental assistant since 1994, but joined our team here at Stillwater Family Dental in 2010. Because of the level of experience she has to offer, she is an extremely valued employee to our team and patients. We are also grateful to have her on our team because patient education, and comfort are always her top priorities, and she can always be counted on by our staff when it matters most. What Stacey enjoys about our office is the positive atmosphere we set, and knowing that she is making a difference in all of our patients’ smiles! What we enjoy most about having Stacey here each day is her great attitude, and her one of a kind sense of humor that is always boosting office morale!

Stacey currently lives in South St. Paul, Minnesota with her husband Vince, their two girls Kelsey and Erin, and their two dogs. Outside of work, she enjoys watching her girls play fast pitch softball, and spending time with family and friends whenever she can.

 

 

Robin, Certified Registered Dental Assistant

Robin graduated from Century College in 1994, and she has been a part of our dental team since 2012. Having lived in the Stillwater area her whole life, she enjoys getting to work in her hometown, and help improve the smiles of others who live here too. She loves that she can make such a difference in a place that she values so much, and improve the oral health of the others around her. She is also a great asset to our dental team, because of the experience she can offer, and the knowledge she has gained throughout her career. Robin is valued by our team particularly for her positive attitude and willingness to still learn new things. Her favorite part of working here is getting to educate her patients during their visits, and getting to work on a team where everyone gets along so well!

Robin resides in Stillwater, Minnesota with her significant other, Chris, her two children. As a family they have three cats, and two dogs, which keep them busy most of the time, but when Robin does have free time she enjoys traveling the country, camping with her family, and bowling.

 

 

Julie, Dental Assistant

Julie graduated from the Minnesota Institute of Medical and Dental Careers. She joined our team March of 2017. She loves all aspects of dentistry, especially visiting with our patients. Julie lives in Stillwater with her sons, Matt and Nate, and pets Jack, an English pointer, and Caesar, an Amazon parrot. They enjoy the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and boating on the St. Croix River.

 

 

Maija, Registered Dental Hygienist

Maija graduated from Mankato State College in 1996, and first visited our office in 2010. At that time she was a temporary employee, filling in as needed. For the next year, Maija continued to be our first choice when a helping hand was needed. By this time Maija had realized how much she enjoyed being at our office, and our team of doctors realized how well she adapted to fit the offices needs, as well as how hard she worked as a hygienist. This led to her joining our team in 2011. Ever since then she has continued to build a great rapport with her patients, and made it her goal to ensure that every patient is comfortable while sitting in her chair. Her favorite part of working at our practice is the fast paced work, and having fun with our team. She also makes it a priority to stay up to date with the latest research in not only dentistry, but all other subjects as well, so that she can give the staff random fun facts throughout each day!

Maija lives happily in Roseville, Minnesota with her husband Derek, and their three children. She also enjoys boating, traveling, spending time outside with her family, and occasionally rally races.

 

 

Carrie, Dental Hygienist

Carrie was a dental assistant prior to becoming a dental hygienist. She attended Century College and has been practicing dental hygiene for 15 years. Her passion is educating patients ont the link between oral health and overall health. Carrie became a part of out team on December of 2015.
Carrie lives in Milltown Wisconsin with her husband Dan; they have two grown sons and 1 grandson, In her time away from the office she enjoys traveling.

 

 

Ashley, Dental Hygienist

Ashley graduated from Normandale Community College in 2013. She began working with us as a temporary hygienist shortly after graduating and filled in as needed. Ashley was hired as a permanent addition to our team in 2016 after seeing how great she was with our patients and how well she fit in with her peers. Ashley enjoys educating patients on all aspects of dentistry and has a passion for making patients feel comfortable and welcome.

Ashley currently resides in St. Paul with her Chihuahua named Princess. She enjoys taking Princess on long walks and spending time with her two young nieces. During her time away from the offie she loves to travel, and typically takes a trip once a year.

 

 

Alice, Registered Dental Hygienist

Alice graduated from the University of Minnesota dental hygiene program in 1975. She has worked throughout the Twin Cities in both large and small offices. She enjoys living in the St. Croix Valley. Her favorite off-duty activities are cooking, skiing, and long walks.

 

 

Jenny, Dental Hygienist

Jenny graduated from the hygiene program in 2010 from Normandale Community College and joined our team in 2016. Jenny educates her patients and helps them understand homecare ti achieve optimal oral health. She enjoys making the best of her day by having fun with patients and coworkers.

Jenny lives in New Richmond Wisconsin with her husband Tim and their son Colton. In her spare time she enjoys camping, 4-wheeling and kayaking with her family. Her favorite thing to do is to enjoy a good book on her porch while she relaxes on her hammock chair!

 

 

Brenda, Dental Assistant

Brenda has been a dental assistant for over 20 tears. She enjoys working with patients. She lives in Wisconsin with her family. She has 2 kids and 1 granddaughter, whom she loves spending time with. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her 2 younger boys and chasing them around.

 

 

Shannon, Patient Coordinator

Shannon joined our team in 2016. She currently resides in Stillwater, Minnesota, with her husband, Adam, and her teenage daughter. In her free time, she loves traveling with her family and giving her daughter the opportunity to experience the world. She enjoys playing with her 2 dogs, cooking, and hosting dinner parties.

 

 

Karen, Patient Coordinator

Karen graduated as a dental assistant from Pima Medical Institute in Mesa, AZ, in 2001, her home state. After 16 years as a dental assistant and getting engaged, she moved to Minnesota, where she decided to challenge herself, accepting a job of Assistant Office Manager and putting to use her skills of both clinical and clerical dentistry. She became part of Stillwater Family Dental in February of 2017. Karen enjoys crocheting, baking, camping, bike riding, and hiking with her fiancé, Dan, and two Great Danes, Led and Zeppelin.

 

 

Lynne, Patient Coordinator

Lynne is very excited to be a new member of Stillwater Family Dental. She has worked as a patient service representative for many years and is looking forward to getting to know our wonderful patients. She has lived in the Mahtomedi school district, where her children and now grandchildren attended school. She is still proud to call herself a Zepher fan. If you attend St. Andrews Lutheran Church, it is a possibility that your children may have been a student in her Sunday School class. She enjoys meeting people and hearing all about their lives.