Marissa has been officially employed at Merry Dental Care Center since August of 2006, although as Dr. Merry’s eldest daughter she has been helping around the office for as long as she can remember. After spending a summer as a chairside assistant, she decided she wasn’t fond of the clinical aspect of dentistry but excelled on the business side. She received her degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and came to work in the family business. As Office Manager, much of what Marissa does is behind the scenes. She is the go-to person for questions related to technology, insurance, accounts, and financing. Marissa is married to her college sweetheart, Mark, and is mom to three spirited girls; Mia, Lily and Sadie. In her free time, Marissa loves gathering people together and trying new recipes.
Marissa is our WIZARD!
Kelsey was born in the Twin Cities and has lived in Bloomington almost her whole life. She attended Hennepin Technical College and received her Certificate as a Certified Nursing Assistant in 2012. After working for many years with seniors, Kelsey joined the Merry Dental Team as Patient Coordinator in the summer of 2019. She enjoys providing a friendly smile and kindhearted customer service to everyone she encounters. Outside of work, Kelsey enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and their 2 cats and 2 dogs. She loves being outdoors, taking trips to the family cabins in the summer, and ice fishing in the winter. Although winter is her least favorite season, she still tries to embrace it being the true Minnesotan that she is.
Kelsey is our GUIDING LIGHT!
Erica is a Registered Dental Hygienist who grew up in a small town in Northwest Iowa. She graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2004 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene. She enjoys caring for patients and educating them on the importance of taking care of their mouth and teeth. Outside of work, Erica enjoys spending time with her husband and son. They love to travel and are always looking forward to planning their next trip. Erica’s other hobbies include reading, cooking, baking, and camping but her greatest passion is her love for the Vikings. She is their biggest fan and loves cheering for the guys in purple each week!
Erica is our SUPER FAN!
Emily is a Registered Dental Hygienist who was raised in Woodbury, MN. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. After working for a few years, Emily went back to school to study dental hygiene. She joined the Merry Dental team just before graduating from Normandale Community College with her Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene. Emily thoroughly enjoys creating relationships with her patients and encouraging them on their dental journey to good oral health. She enjoys spending her time with her husband and 2 cats at their new home, going up to the cabin, traveling, and enjoying life!
Emily is our GENTLE SPIRIT!
Dawn is a Registered Dental Hygienist who was raised in a small-town in Southwestern Wisconsin. She graduated from Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular Biology and a minor in Chemistry. After graduating, she married her husband Jeff and worked before deciding to be a stay-at-home mother to their five children. Upon returning to the workforce, she decided to change careers and go back to school enrolling at Normandale Community College. She combined her love of science and her desire to work in the dental field earning her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. Dawn thoroughly enjoys building trusting relationships, providing quality care, while helping her patients achieve and maintain good oral health. She enjoys spending time watching her children’s activities especially ones they love doing, boating, being outdoors, traveling and entertaining family and friends.
Dawn is our FIRM FOUNDATION!
Dana started her career with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Court Reporting. After taking time off to raise her two children, she went back to school. Dana has been in the dental field for the past 16 years as a Licensed Dental Assistant. She enjoys tackling responsibilities in both the front office and clinical areas of Merry Dental Care Center. Dana enjoys the relationships formed with patients and assisting the doctors to provide stellar dental care. She comes to work with a smile each day and enjoys seeing her patients leave with the same. In her free time, Dana enjoys spending time with family and friends, weekends at the cabin, biking, and long walks with her french bulldog, Hammy.
Dana is our LOVING SHEPHERD!
Darcy was born and raised in Maple Grove. She attended Hennepin Technical College where she graduated as a Licensed Dental Assistant in 2008. Darcy loves the time spent getting to know her patients and making them feel more comfortable by sharing stories about her cat, Max, and dog, Daryl the beagle. The wide variety of dental procedures on any given day suits Darcy’s personality well. When asked to help, Darcy responds with a smile and “Sure!” Being a Minnesota native, Darcy has a strong devotion to the Vikings, and was a season ticket holder for 8 years. She is always ready for a little football analysis regardless of the time of year. Darcy spends her free time playing softball, running, biking and spending quality time with her fiancé, adorable daughter, family and friends. We all enjoy Darcy’s contagious laughter around the office, and think you will too.
Darcy is our EXHUBERANT ONE!