Meet Our Family Tree

Doctors

 

Taryn Hardyman, DDSTaryn Hardyman, DDS

Dr. Taryn Hardyman 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. Hardyman’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 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 DDS 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 boating 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 - DonnaDonna, Dental Hygienist

Donna joined us in 2001. She earned her dental assisting degree from Rochester Vo-Tech and her dental hygiene degree from Rochester Community and Technical College. She finds that every day brings a new and stimulating challenge. Donna is married and has two sons. They enjoy boating at their cabin in Northern MN in the summer, and cross-country skiing in the winter. Donna also likes taking long walks.

Hygienist - Valerie

Valerie, Dental Hygienist

Valerie joined us in 2006 after earning her Dental Hygiene degree from Rochester Community and Technical College. She enjoys spending time with her husband, and two boys.

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 chasing around her boys!

Hygienist - NatalynNatalyn, Dental Hygienist

Natalyn joined Family Dentist Tree in 2009. She earned her dental hygiene degree from Rochester Community and Technical College in 2001. She lives in Rochester with her husband, two kids and mini-golden doodle.

Hygienist - LindaLinda, Dental Hygienist

Linda joined Family Dentist Tree in 2013. She graduated from The University of Texas and practiced there for 10 years before moving to Oregon where she continued practicing for over 20 years. She is married with three grown children, and three grandsons and a granddaughter she adores.

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 two year old twins, as well as with friends and family. In her spare time, Marissa enjoys being outdoors as well as cooking and baking.

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 camping, hiking and walking their yellow lab.

Brook, HygienistBrook, Dental Hygienist

Brook joined Family Dentist Tree in 2019 after graduating from RCTC. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and being outdoors in her free time.

Assistants

 

 

Assistant - BridgetBridget, Licensed Dental Assistant

Bridget has been with us since 1986. She’s a graduate of Lakeland Medical Dental Academy in Minneapolis. When she’s away from the office, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two children. Gardening, traveling and anything outdoors are her favorite pastimes. She says it’s fun to make patients feel at ease with all the little “extras” we provide at Family Dentist Tree.

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 - Danielle

Danielle, Licensed Dental Assistant

Danielle graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Rochester Community and Technical College in 2012. In 2019 she completed the Restorative Functions course at the University of Minnesota. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family and friends. Providing compassionate and comfortable dental care is a priority for Danielle.

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, daughter, family and friends.

JennaJenna, Licensed Dental Assistant

Jenna is passionate about dentistry and has been caring for patients for over 12 years. She is a blessed mom of two amazing kids, Camden and Payten. She has two cats named Norman and Mila. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, being outdoors, playing basketball with her son, fishing, biking, rollerblading, gardening and staying active.

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!

Dental assistant, AprilApril, Licensed Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant MunaMuna, Dental Assistant

Muna is a pre-dental student. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Rochester with a Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences. Her personal experience with oral health stemming from her childhood/adolescent years is what drives her to become a dentist. Growing up in Somalia, dentistry was not considered a key part of overall health. One would only go to either get a tooth extracted or be prescribed antibiotics. Coming to America was a culture shock because she was not used to going to dental offices. Her experience from shadowing dentists, volunteering at the Good Samaritan, and researching at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry with a focus on the commensal bacteria Streptococcus gordonii, have taught her the importance of good oral health. She hopes to bring these experiences to her future studies as a dental student.
She is married and a mother to Zayd who is almost two years old. In her free time she likes to workout, cook and spend time with her family.

Dental assistant KatherineKatherine, Dental Assistant

Katherine is a senior at 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 is a full-time student and enjoys playing rugby, hiking and volunteering.

Front Office

 

Office Manager - KimberlyKimberly, Office Manager

Kimberly joined our practice in 2012. She has various degrees in marketing and business administration.She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her husband, dogs, family and friends.

Business Manager - MarieMarie, Business Manager

Marie has been with Family Dentist Tree since 1993. Her favorite things include being outside during the summer, traveling, attending sporting events and spending time with her three sons, daughter-in-law and new grandson. She has truly enjoyed getting to know so many of our patients over the years.

Front Desk Administrator - BrookeBrooke, Front Desk 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 daughter.

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 has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She enjoys baking, crafting and spending time with her husband and daughter.