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 and mom to three spirited girls. 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!



Christy is our Insurance Coordinator. She was formerly our Patient Coordinator for 7.5 years so she may be familiar to you! After a 7 year hiatus from working at our office, Christy rejoined the Merry Dental Care Center team again in 2022. She works behind the scenes to ensure your claims get processed as smoothly as possible, entering payments and sending insurance appeals. When Christy is not working,  her husband and four kids along with their adorable puppy keep her very busy! Christy and her family enjoy road trips each summer to Idaho, Washington, and Utah to visit extended family.



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.



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!