About us

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's Team

Scott D. Carlson, D.D.S.

Dr. Carlson

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.

Blake P. Belland D.D.S.

Dr. Belland

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 going on three years of marriage to his wife Jaida and they just welcomed their daughter Addison to the family in September. They recently moved into Prior Lake and are looking forward to getting involved in the community.

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.

Our Team

Team Photo

From left to right Dr. Blake Belland, Holly Bitker, Sarah Kocina, Becky Krouse, Geri Berens, Debi Carlson, Dr. Scott Carlson (not pictured Ashley Hernandez and Pam Klehr)

Debi Carlson, RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist)

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 Berens, Office Manager

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.

Rebecca (Becky) Krouse, RDH

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

Ashley Hernandez, LDA

Ashley grew up in Prior lake and now lives in New Prague with her husband David, one year old Emily and two dogs.  She graduated in 2009 and enjoys making people feel more comfortable in the dental office.  She loves spending time with her family outdoors - hiking, fishing, and swimming.

Pam Klehr, LDA

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.

Sarah Kocina, LDA

Sarah has been a dental assistant for over 20 years.  She lives in New Prague with her husband and twin daughters.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping and boating.

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule


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7:30 am-5:00 pm


7:30 am-5:00 pm


7:30 am-5:00 pm


7:30 am-11:30 am