District Leadership

Welcome to the virtual home of the Minneapolis District Dental Society. The Minneapolis District is comprised of the combined membership of the dentists from nine counties: Hennepin, Anoka, Isanti, Wright, Carver, Scott, McLeod, Renville, and the city of St. Anthony. The Minneapolis District has the largest membership of the State of Minnesota that makes up the Minnesota Dental Association. The ongoing activities, special events and continuing education programs sponsored by the Minneapolis District are designed to meet the needs of the more than 1,100 member dentists and the public that they serve.

This website serves as a resource for the dentists in Minneapolis District regarding the calendar of meetings and events, continuing education meeting announcements and registration fliers, Give Kids a Smile Day news, low cost dental clinics, Sharing and Caring Hands Dental Clinic volunteer sign-up calendar, current news, history and recent happenings in organized dentistry.

The Executive Council of the Minneapolis District meets at least three times per year to govern the organization and set policy in addition to developing new programs and monitoring the success of existing programs run by the committees of the district. Delegates and alternate delegates from the Minneapolis District serve in the Minnesota Dental Association House of Delegates, and by doing so, are on the forefront of helping to shape the future of the dental profession.

The Minneapolis District is proud to host our Midwinter Dental Meeting each and every year. The 94th Annual Minneapolis District Midwinter Dental Meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 24, 2020, with guest speaker, John R. Kalmar, D.M.D. Ph.D., and will be held at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Hotel, 7025 Northland Drive in Brooklyn Park. Dr. Kalmar will be presenting on oral pathology – oral cancer and HPV, and so much more. You will gain five hours of core continuing education by attending this program with an exhibit hall filled with over sixty dental industry representatives.

For over 90 plus years, the Midwinter Dental Meeting has provided an excellent continuing education experience for dentists and their entire dental team. Please join us for the meeting to “Educate, Celebrate, Discover and Grow Your Practice.”

Please be sure to check back often for updates and listings of all the Minneapolis District Dental Society’s continuing education meetings, summertime and special events.

As a member driven organization, the leaders of Minneapolis District are always seeking input regarding issues that affect the way members practice the profession of dentistry. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact any of us.

Thank you for continuing to support the Minneapolis District Dental Society!

Kirby C. Johnson, D.D.S.
President Minneapolis District Dental Society

District Officers

President
Kirby C. Johnson
13784 83rd Way North
Suite 92
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Telephone: 763-494-8825
kjohnson@omsspecialists.com

President-Elect
Ian A. Park
17705 Hutchins Drive, Suite 209
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Telephone: 952-474-8114
ianparkdds@gmail.com

Vice President
Benjamin R. Bowling
7225 Ohms Lane
Suite 180
Edina, MN 55439
Telephone: 952-345-0290
benbowling11@gmail.com

Secretary-Treasurer
Herbert W. Schulte
5805 Stuart Avenue,
Edina, MN 55436
Telephone:  952-250-5951
schul005@umn.edu

Executive Council

Executive Director
Michelle M. Quade
2475 – 15th Street NW, Suite C
New Brighton, MN 55112
Telephone:  651-631-9845
mdds@mplsdds.org

Bruce E. Brandsness
2267 Louisiana Avenue South
Saint Louis Park, MN 55426
Telephone: 952-546-5200
bebrandsness.dds@gmail.com

Andrew M. Doroschak
11800 Singletree Lane, Suite 300
Eden Prairie, 55344
Telephone: 952-996-0806
andrewdoroschak@gmail.com

Lee Ann M. Herbert
1525 County Road 101 N.
Plymouth, MN 55447
Telephone:  763-475-2820
thelher@comcast.net

Sandra J. Houck
6545 France Avenue S., Suite 250
Plymouth, MN 55447
Telephone: 952-922-9119
docyoyo@aol.com

Scott W. Kottemann
13998 Maple Knoll Way, Suite 102
Maple Grove, 55369
Telephone: 763-476-4636
scottkott@gmail.com

Woojin (Woody) Kwon
3201 Johnson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Telephone:  612-781-6568
woodykwon@hotmail.com

Andrew R. Moffitt
502 Jefferson Highway N.
Champlin, MN 55316
Telephone: 763-427-1311
drmoffitt@moffittrestorativedentistry.com

Paul W. Peterson
550 County Road D West, Suite 12
New Brighton, MN 55112
Telephone: 612-788-9246
ppeterson@omsspecialists.com

Barbara J. Richie
17705 Hutchins Drive
Suite 201
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Telephone: 952-474-5239
barbararoy40@hotmail.com

Tasha T. Strait
201 West Raven Street
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Telephone: 952-873-6380
tashastrait@gmail.com

Trustee to the MDA

Teresa L. Fong
500 Osborne Road NE
Fridley, MN 55432
Telephone: 763-786-4260
tfsandrds@comcast.net

House of Delegates

Delegates

Kirby Johnson , President and Chair
Ian Park, President-Elect
Benjamin Bowling, Vice President
Herbert Schulte, Secretary/Treasurer
Teresa Fong, MDA Trustee
David Basi
Kimberly Bohlig
Bruce Brandsness
Shari Bruning
Jack Churchill
Russell Dylla
Todd Geisler
Michael Capp
Lee Ann Herbert
Sandy Houck
David Klein
Ioannis Koutlas
Venetia Laganis
Diana Lyu
Michael Madden
Luke McMahon
Andrew Moffitt
Brett Moore
Paul Peterson
Barbara Richie
Cale Strait
Tasha Strait
Ryan Wolff

Alternate Delegates

Nancy Cashman
Sam Crane
David Gesko
Eugene Gomes
John Gulon
Kristin Lopez
John Marker
William Rolfe
Doug Talus