Meet Our Family Tree

Doctors

Dr. KoschAnna C. Kosch, DDS

Dr. Anna Kosch grew up in Rochester and attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where she completed her undergraduate degree. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota where she graduated with high distinction and was awarded membership to the Omnicom Kappa Upsilon national honors society. Her dental care philosophy is founded in her dedication to serving her community and gives back by volunteering at the Good Samaritan Dental Clinic.
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Taryn Bell, DDSTaryn N. Bell (Hardyman), DDS

Dr. Taryn Bell was born and raised in Rochester, Minnesota. She attended the University of Minnesota Duluth to earn a degree in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry. She continued her education at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. It has been Dr. Bell’s dream to be a dentist since she was 4 years old. Her ambition to achieve this goal was continually reaffirmed while she volunteered at the Good Samaritan Dental Clinic for several years and she now looks forward to being able to serve her hometown community once again.
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John R. Mettler, DDSJohn R. Mettler, DDS

Dr. John Mettler is from Cedar Rapids, IA. He received his B.A. in Food Science and Technology from Iowa State University in 2015. Then he attended the University of Iowa to earn his D.D.S. in 2019. John has wanted to be a dentist since kindergarten and is excited to share his passion of dentistry to best support his patients.
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Chelsea F. Reis, DDSChelsea F. Reis, DDS

Dr. Chelsea Reis was born in St. Paul and grew up in Mendota Heights, Minnesota. She considers herself a true Golden Gopher fan, graduating from the University of Minnesota with a biology degree in 2014, followed by a D.D.S. in 2019. Dr. Reis was inspired to follow in her father’s footsteps as a dentist after seeing firsthand the positive impact of quality and compassionate dental care. Mirroring that great example, Dr. Reis strives to “go the extra mile” for each and every patient.
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Jacob M. Peters, DDSJacob M. Peters, DDS

Dr. Jacob Peters was born and raised in Mankato, MN, but is now happy to call Rochester home. He received his biology degree from the University of Minnesota, then continued at the ‘The U’ to earn his D.D.S. in 2009. Dr. Peters enjoys the hands-on nature of dentistry and likes getting to know his patients on a personal level.
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Robert R. Stroope, DDSRobert R. Stroope, DDS

Dr. Robert Stroope is a married, fifty-something eclectic. Branching out from software engineering for IBM, he launched his dental career at Family Dentist Tree in 2001 after graduating from The University of Minnesota Dental School. An avid lifelong learner, Dr. Stroope keeps abreast of the latest dental techniques, materials, and technologies.
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Hygienists

Hygienist - SavaySavay, Dental Hygienist

Savay has spent her entire career with us since 1995. Savay is married, and she likes to spend her downtime outdoors. Fishing and gardening are among her favorite pastimes. She says her biggest satisfaction on the job comes from helping patients improve their oral health.

Hygienist - FrancieFrancie, Dental Hygienist

Francie has been a member of Family Dentist Tree for many years. She enjoys her work as a Dental Hygenist and adores her patients and the great staff she is able to work with everyday.

Hygienist - ChristinaChristina, Dental Hygienist

Christina joined us in 2011 after graduating from Argosy University. She lives in Rochester with her husband and two sons. When she’s not busy cleaning teeth, she enjoys time spent with family.

Hygienist - MarissaMarissa, Dental Hygienist

Marissa joined our office in 2016. She earned her dental hygiene degree from Rochester Community and Technical College in 2015. Marissa enjoys spending quality time with her husband, Cody, and their five year old twins, as well as with friends and family. In her spare time, Marissa enjoys being outdoors and keeping up with her busy kiddos.

hygienist, brookeBrooke, Dental Hygienist

Brooke graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2009 with her BS in Dental Hygiene. When she is not working, she loves spending time outdoors with her husband, daughter and son, camping, hiking and walking their yellow lab.

Brook, HygienistBrook, Dental Hygienist

Brook joined Family Dentist Tree in 2019. She graduated from RCTC in 2019 with her A.A.S. and from Metropolitan State University in 2021 with her B.S. in Dental Hygiene. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and being outdoors in her free time.

JennaJenna, Dental Hygienist

Jenna joined Family Dentist Tree in 2021 after graduating from Minnesota State University, Mankato. In her free time she enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

MackenzieMackenzie, Dental Hygienist

Mackenzie graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at RCTC in 2021 and has been with us since. When she is not working, you can find her chasing around her two young boys. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking and remodeling her home.

Thea, Dental Hygienist

Thea graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at RCTC and joined Family Dentist Tree in 2022. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and being outdoors.

Lexie, Dental Hygienist

Lexie graduated from the RCTC Dental Hygiene Program in 2021. She enjoys being outdoors, baking and spending time with her husband and son.

Assistants

 

Assitant - AnnAnn, Licensed Dental Assistant

Ann has been with us since 2001. She’s a graduate of Rochester Community and Technical College. She enjoys family time with her husband and four children. She likes the friendly staff and helping our patients at Family Dentist Tree.

Assistant - Kelsey

Kelsey, Licensed Dental Assistant

Kelsey grew up in Hayfield, MN. She graduated from the Rochester Community and Technical College assisting program in 2016. She enjoys four wheeling, playing volleyball, and spending time with her husband, two daughters, family and friends.

Jen, Licensed Dental Assistant

Jen joined our practice in 2008 after graduating from the RCTC Dental Assistant program. At work she enjoys interaction with patients and helping them feel comfortable during treatment. At home, she enjoys family time with her husband, children, and their dog, Bo.

Dental assistant, MeganMegan, Licensed Dental Assistant

Megan graduated from RCTC in 2004. She worked at Family Dentist Tree for 10 years before deciding to stay home for six years to raise her two daughters. She is excited to be back at Family Dentist Tree!

AriannaArianna, Licensed Dental Assistant

Arianna joined Family Dentist Tree in 2022. She loves getting to know her patients and making them feel comfortable. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Dani, Licensed Dental Assistant

Dani joined our practice in 2023 after graduating from the RCTC Dental Assistant Program. She enjoys meeting every patient and watching their smile shine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dog, Boone.

Dental assistant KatherineKatherine, Clinical Aide

Katherine graduated from Winona State University and is in the process of applying to dental schools. She joined Family Dentist Tree in February 2020 as an unlicensed assistant and enjoys learning the ins and outs of being an assistant. When she isn’t in the office, she enjoys visiting family and friends, hiking and volunteering.

Alicyn, Clinical AidAlicyn, Clinical Aide

Alicyn joined Family Dentist Tree in 2021. In her free time she likes to spend time outdoors with her family and friends. She enjoys making personal connections with patients while expanding her knowledge of dentistry before she begins the Dental Hygiene Program at RCTC in the fall of 2022.

Madi, Clinical Aide

Madi joined Family Dentist Tree in 2023. She graduated from the dental assisting program in 2022. She loves meeting new patients everyday, and spending time with family, friends and her new puppy, Rio!

Lakin, Clinical Aide

Lakin joined Family Dentist Tree in January of 2023. She is currently in the Dental Assisting Program at RCTC. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time at the gym and hanging out with her dog, Chance.

Front Office

Office Manager - KimberlyKimberly, Office Manager

Kimberly joined our practice in 2012. She enjoys being outdoors, reading, cooking and spending time with her husband, dogs, family and friends.

Front Desk Administrator - BrookeBrooke, Business Administrator

Brooke joined our practice in 2006 after six years of experience as a licensed dental assistant. She’s a graduate of Dakota County Technical College. She enjoys her time with her husband and two children.

Front Desk Administrator - SamanthaSamantha, Front Desk Administrator

Samantha joined our practice in 2012 after eight years of experience as a licensed dental assistant. She’s a graduate of Rochester Community and Technical College. She enjoys spending time with her husband and dog.

Holly, Front Desk Administrator

Holly joined Family Dentist Tree in 2019. She enjoys baking, crafting and spending time with her husband and kids.

Elynn photoElynn, Front Desk Administrator

Elynn joined Family Dentist Tree in 2022. After moving 7 times in 7 years she and her husband are happy to be back in their hometown. In her free time she enjoys camping, biking, quilting and spoiling her 4 legged family members.