Dr. Michael J. Perpich, President
7415 Wayzata Boulevard
Saint Louis Park, MN 55426
Dr. Michael Perpich received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He has been practicing dentistry in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area for 29 years and currently is in private practice in St. Louis Park and Minneapolis. Dr. Perpich’s commitment to organized dentistry has included serving on the ADA Standing Committee on the New Dentist; as president of the Minneapolis District Dental Society; and as treasurer of the Pierre Fauchard Academy Foundation.
Dr. Daniel Rose, President Elect
727 Buckskin Avenue West
Pillager, MN 56473-2509
Dr. Daniel Rose received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and currently practices general dentistry in Pillager, Minnesota; he also provides general dental services at Lakewood Hospital in Staples, Minnesota. Dr. Rose’s commitment to organized dentistry has included serving as an officer and trustee for the West Central District Dental Society; chair of the MDA’s Community Service Committee; chair of the Northwest Technical College Dental Hygiene Steering Committee; member of the Advisory Committee for the Central Lakes College Dental Assisting Program; and the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Dental Access. He has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S .Department of Human Services for his work on human abuse and other forensic issues.
Dr. Peter Cannon, First Vice President
400 Robert Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Dr. Peter Cannon graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and has been in private practice in St. Paul for 30 years. Throughout his career he has been actively involved with his district dental society, having served as its President and as a delegate to the MDA House of Delegates. He was also the Advisory Committee Chair for the Health Professional Services Program and was Director of Dental Services at the Anoka State Hospital. Dr. Cannon received the prestigious MDA President’s Award in 2003 and the Dental Editors Prize for Dental Journalism award from the International College of Dentists in 2006.
Dr. Kevin Dens, Second Vice President
6980 Fairview Road
Baxter, MN 56425
Dr. Dens graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1985. He completed a one year General Practice Residency doing both advanced dentistry and hospital dentistry. He is a past president of the West Central District and is a member of the Board of Directors for Essentia - St Joseph's Hospital in Brainerd. He is also President of the Board of Directors at Camp Confidence and is involved in the community through the Jaycees and Kiwanis.
Dr. Travis Schmitt, Treasurer
204 4th Street Southwest
Austin, MN 55912-4427
507-437-7387 (Fax) **call before faxing
Dr. Travis Schmitt graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has had a dental practice in Austin, Minnesota, for 18 years. He has been actively involved in organized dentistry over the years, including serving as President and as Treasurer of the Austin Dental Society and the Southeastern District Dental Society and as a delegate to the MDA House of Delegates. In addition to his work with the profession, Dr. Schmitt is actively involved in his community, including leadership positions with the Austin Kiwanis and the AGAPE halfway house.
Dr. Howard Taylor, Speaker of the House
3909 Silver Lake Road Northeast
Saint Anthony, MN 55421-4352
Dr. Howard Taylor received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He has been in private practice in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area for over 40 years, with an emphasis on advanced restorative care and complicated diagnosis cases. Throughout his career Dr. Taylor has been actively involved in leadership roles at the Minnesota Dental Association, the Saint Paul District Dental Society and within his faith community.