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, trying new recipes and helping the world look good through her personal styling business.
Marissa is our WIZARD!
Kathy is our newest team member as the Assistant Patient Coordinator. She joins us after 18 years of teaching Preschool. She is excited to be supporting Kelsey at the front desk and looks forward to meeting you. You will see her smiling face and hear her welcoming voice when you call. She lives in Edina with her husband John. Their oldest daughter Aimee is married to Seth and they live in Chicago. Their youngest Hannah lives in the Twin Cities. In her free time Kathy enjoys reading, taking walks with friends, and travel.
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, son and daughter. 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, young son and 2 cats at their new home, going up to the cabin, traveling, and enjoying life!
Emily is our GENTLE SPIRIT!
Kelly is a Registered Dental Hygienist who was raised in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. In 2019 she graduated from the University of Minnesota, with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene. She joined the Merry Dental Team right as COVID hit, and got to meet the team via Zoom. She enjoys caring for patients of all ages, along with educating them on oral health, and creating meaningful, long lasting relationships. She plays many roles in the office, as you may also see her as a dental assistant. In her free time she enjoys spending the summers at her family’s lake house either on the boat relaxing or water skiing. During other seasons you can find her traveling, working out, or enjoying some good Minnesota sports!
Carly is a Registered Dental Hygienist who grew up in Faribault, MN. Carly had previous experience as a dental assistant prior to graduating with her hygiene degree. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene with Restorative Expanded Functions. Carly enjoys building relationships with patients and seeing improvements over visits with patients’ oral health. Carly spends her free time traveling, spending quality time with friends and family, playing volleyball, and watching Minnesota sports.