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!
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, Tom, family and friends. We all enjoy Darcy’s contagious laughter around the office, and think you will too.
Darcy is our EXHUBERANT ONE!
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 FIRM FOUNDATION!