All professionals at Dr. Carlson and Belland Family Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training training.
Dr. Carlson has been practicing dentistry in Prior Lake since 1979.
Following graduation from University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Dr. Carlson was on staff at the U of M as an Associate Professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry for seventeen years.
Dr. Carlson has enjoyed working in Prior Lake for the last 39 years, and has been active in a number of activities while living here.
He has been a longtime member of the Prior Lake Optimist Club, and for the last twelve years has run a mentorship program at Prior Lake Savage high school called the Excel program, where students are matched up with an adult member of the community, to improve grades and prepare for post secondary education.
Dr. Belland grew up in Chaska, attended St. John’s University for his undergraduate degree in 2014 and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2018. He was awarded the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Student Implant Award and is a member of the Minnesota Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and American Dental Association.
Dr. Belland is married to his wife Jaida, they have a two year old daughter named Addison and another on the way. He has enjoyed getting involved with the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce and the various activities they are involved in.
When he’s not in the office, Dr. Belland enjoys spending time on the lake, family get-togethers, cheering on the Vikings, or reading a good book.
From left to right Dr. Scott Carlson, Molly Kreyer, Geri Berens, Debi Carlson, Tarah Prieve, Pam Klehr, and Dr. Blake Belland (Not pictured - Becky Krouse)
Debi has been a Dental Hygienist since 1976, and worked full time in Edina for 10 years. She has been working here since 1986, and really enjoys the interaction with the patients. She and Dr. Carlson have two grown children, and four grandchildren. Debi enjoys horses, chickens, and lots of outdoor activities.
Geri has worked with Dr Carlson since 1988, and has really enjoyed getting to know the patients. Geri lives in Prior Lake with her husband and has two grown children. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading, and outdoor activities.
Becky grew up in Prior Lake, and graduated from Dental Hygiene school in 1997. She now lives in Savage with her husband and three children, and has worked for Dr. Carlson since 2005. She enjoys watching her kids sporting events, yoga, swimming, walking and visiting northern Minnesota
Pam has been a dental assistant for over 30 years. Her and her husband live on a hobby farm north of New Prague. She has three adult sons and two grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with family, gardening, and cooking.
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