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!
Brittney received her Medical Administrative Assistant degree from Ultimate Medical Academy, and feels she has finally found her work home at Merry Dental Care! As Patient Coordinator, Brittney is the friendly voice on the phone and smiling face greeting patients each day. She is the second oldest of 11 kids, and grew up in the Twin Cities and Clayton, WI. Brittney is a lover of English Mastiffs, art, travel, and being on the water in the summer (or winter)! Outside of work, she enjoys visiting breweries, hanging out with family, eating her dad’s awesome cooking, taking pictures and visiting the lovely city of Duluth. Brittney also loves offering suggestions for activities and places to eat if you are looking for something different to try in your free time.
Brittney is our ROCKSTAR!
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!
Jessica was raised in the St. Michael-Albertville area. She attended St. Cloud Technical & Community College where she graduated as a Certified, Licensed Dental Assistant. She spent the beginning of her career working part-time and continuing her education at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in Biochemistry. Jessica enjoys spending time outdoors fishing with her husband Ryan and black lab Jake. Winter is the favorite season of this self-proclaimed “True Minnesotan”. She has embraced her role in our “work family” and has truly enjoyed making connections and exchanging fishing stories with our patients.
Jessica is our GREAT CATCH!
Jenna joined the Merry Dental team as a Registered Dental Hygienist in the Spring of 2013 and has made strong connections with her patients! She graduated in 2011 from Herzing University with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene where she developed a passion for encouraging patients to improve their oral health. She enjoys the combination of seeing her patients smile after their appointments and working with the great team at Merry Dental Care Center. Outside of work, Jenna loves to spend time working in her yard, planting flowers and simply being in the sun. She has quite the green thumb! Jenna also enjoys spending quality time with her two dogs and exploring Minneapolis. Born and raised in Minnesota, Jenna is a fan of the Vikings and truly believes Minnesota is one of the most beautiful places to live.
Jenna L is our ENCOURAGER!
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!
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!
Jenna is a Registered Dental Hygienist who was born and raised in Eden Prairie. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene with certification in Restorative Functions. Upon graduation in 2009, Jenna found her dental home at Merry Dental Care Center and couldn’t be happier. She is extremely passionate about dental hygiene and loves helping and maintaining beautiful smiles for her patients. With her gentle personality and caring touch, she keeps patients at ease with their treatment. Energetic and kind, Jenna’s schedule fills with patients who request to see her. When she’s not cleaning teeth, Jenna enjoys baking, working out, and spending time with her two boys, husband, family, and friends.
Jenna N is our CHEERLEADER!