All our professionals at Bruce R Merry DDS, PLLC, Artistic Dental Solutions, maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry. Additionally, Dr Bruce Merry has been consistently voted "TOP DENTIST" in the Mpls/St Paul Magazine.
And though each team member truly enjoys their respective dental careers, the following is a glimpse into what also brings them joy...............
Bruce Merry DDS
Eva Lau DDS
In Loving Memory of
Graham Merry DDS
Dr Bruce Merry, DDS
As a General Dentist for over 38 years (a University of MN graduate), Dr. Bruce Merry has won thousands of patients over with his gentle and conservative approach. If it’s been a while since you’ve stepped inside a dental office, don’t worry, there won’t be a lecture. If you’re “needle-phobic,” you’ve come to the right place. He defines his approach to dentistry as “commonsense solutions to restoring teeth that are appropriate to the patient’s circumstance”.
What you should know:
· Loves to tell his staff that he’s getting old, incapable and crotchety (with a smile on his face) but they continue to place patients on his schedule, regardless.
· Free time is dominated by family (9 grandchildren), friends and a fascination with creating things; woodworking, painting, sculpting, and cocktail recipes, to name a few.
· My one goal while “maturing” in life is to be grateful for all of it.
Dr Eva Lau, DDS
Dr. Lau's interest in oral healthcare began during her undergraduate years in her beloved hometown of Winnipeg, Canada. Following her graduation from the University of Minnesota Dental School (go Gophers!), she completed a General Practice Residency at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, before returning back to Minnesota to join private practice.
Dr. Lau strongly values supporting patients’ individual oral healthcare goals and finds joy in getting to know her patients and their families. She often launches her day with a daily quote for the staff. Throughout the office, she is often heard humming her favorite tunes during the day (no ear plugs required).
Outside the office, Dr. Lau enjoys spending time with family, golfing, biking and hiking. Her dog, Arnie, is named after the famous golfer, Arnold Palmer. Another fun fact, Dr. Lau plays electric guitar in a rock band, and cheers for anything Minnesota!
Dr Graham Merry, DDS
(In Loving Memory)
Dental Assistants: Jill and Meg
Jill E ***Licensed Dental Assistant
Jill wears many hats in our office. She has worked alongside Dr. Merry for over 20 years, and she could pretty much fill in for either doctor at any time (but since that’s not legal with her credentials, she’s happy to be their extra set of hands). When she’s not assisting, she’s our Radiation Safety Officer, Inventory Captain and affectionately, aka, the “Sterilization Tyrant”.
Outside the office, Jill values spending time with her family and friends. She keeps up with the rock music scene and participates in a volleyball league all year long. Her favorite movie is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
Meg D ***Licensed Dental Assistant
Meg joined our team in November, 2016, and couldn't be happier about it. When she isn't assisting the doctors with dental procedures, you can find her up front where she helps Meredith with administrative tasks, and makes sure lab cases are coming and going on time.
She and her husband moved to MN from the east coast to pursue careers in theater. Now 20 years later she assists the doctors by day and runs a small theater company by night. She's also a busy mom of two little girls. In her copious free time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and sleeping.
Hygienists: Robin, Jami, Kelly and Amy
Robin N ***Dental Hygienist
Robin joined the office in August, 2020. She graduated from Mankato State University and has been a hygienist for… more years than she’d like to admit. Dentistry runs in her blood as her father and grandfather were both dentists.
She’s married and has two grown children. When not at work, she’s enjoying the outdoors, hiking, swimming, snowshoeing or simply walking in the woods up north.
Jami M ***Dental Hygienist
(Bio coming soon!)
Kelly I ***Dental Hygienist
As a University of MN Dental Hygiene graduate, Kelly is our “go-with-the-flow” hygienist. Her patients love her laid back personality. She’ll let you know if you’ve been lax on your flossing, but don’t blame her, because that’s her job (and she’s good at it)! Just don’t slack on making an appointment with her. Kelly works on Wednesdays.
Kelly married her high school sweetheart and is now a busy mom of two preteens, Ava and Will, and her black lab, Duchess! She keeps herself busy carpooling kids to and from dance, hockey, swimming, church, and visiting with friends. In her free time, she enjoys working out, reading, golfing, playing paddle tennis, spending time with friends, traveling, and time at the family cabin in Crosslake.
Amy C ***Dental Hygienist
Amy, who hails from Wisconsin, has been with us since 2017. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, School of Dental Hygiene. Amy takes pride in her work and will call upon her own personal dental experiences when calming her patients' fears or answering questions.
When she's not at work, Amy can be found practicing soccer and football skills with her son, watching movies, and daydreaming with her husband about their next travel adventures, especially to Mexico and the UK. Other favorites for Amy include tent camping, puzzles, naps, snuggling with her pup and cheering for the Packers.
Meredith (Patient Care Coordinator) and Anne (Office Manager)
Meredith B ***Patient Care Coordinator
It’s understandable that many patients are intimidated when they set foot inside a dental office for the first time. Have no fear, Mer (the short person behind the front desk), is happy to welcome you to our practice. She can help you schedule your next appointment, process your insurance claim, and everything in between.
On the weekends, Mer and her husband enjoy spending time with their families. With only 24 hour notice (through the gift of adoption) they welcomed a baby boy in November, 2021. When she’s not smothering her baby, she’s learning to appreciate the finer things in life, like a good night’s sleep and drinking a cup of coffee while it’s still hot!
Lena (Office Dog)
Lena ***Office Dog
A Shih Tzu-Poodle mix, Lena is our official canine greeter. She offers empathy to our nervous patients in exchange for attention.
When she isn’t napping, Lena enjoys treats (even though she should be watching her figure), walking and playing fetch.
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