About Us

At Distinctive Dental, we are a team of caring, experienced dental professionals who use only the most advanced technologies, materials & procedures. At our community-focused practice, your comfort & satisfaction come first. We offer early morning, late evening & Saturday appointments, so you don’t have to miss work or school for your care, something our team feels strongly about.

We pride ourselves on taking the time to listen & get to know each patient as an individual. The entire team at Distinctive Dental looks forward to seeing you soon & developing a relationship with you to build the bridge toward long-term trust & successful dental care. See why our patients can’t stop smiling!

Distinctive Dental Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. All of our dental assistants & hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on their current dental techniques & outstanding patient communication. With unmatched quality & integrity, they are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for you & your family.

Since your comfort & health are our top priorities, Distinctive Dental’s staff is glad to assist you in any way. If you have any questions at all, from treatment options & sterilization to insurance concerns & paperwork, we’re here for you! We can assure you that you’ll enjoy your dental visit!

Meet the Distinctive Dental Staff — Apple Valley, MN

Apple Valley Dental Manager


Manager At Apple Valley

Apple Valley, MN Location

Katie has been working here for three months, but she brings us over 13 years of dental experience. She likes the ever-changing, fast-paced environment & finds satisfaction in helping patients get the smile they want. Katie has one daughter, & her favorite activities include spending time in her cabin in Northwest Wisconsin, playing basketball, waterskiing, fishing, hiking & working on projects around the house.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Apple Valley, MN Location

Maryam has a 20-year tenure as a dental hygienist & has been at Distinctive Dental for the last two years. She loves being part of a team that shares the same vision of personalized & comfortable patient care. She takes every opportunity to guide her patients toward better dental health & hygiene practices. At home with her family, Maryam loves to garden, cook, bake & entertain guests.

Theresa AV Hygienist


Dental Hygienist

Apple Valley, MN Location

Theresa comes to us with 33 years of hygiene experience. She has been making each patient’s visit a positive & pleasant experience for the last year she’s been here! Outside of work, she loves gardening, golfing, camping & volunteering at her local church & school. Theresa has been married for 35 years & has five children & four grandchildren.


Dental Assistant

Apple Valley, MN Location

Larissa is an experienced dental assistant with over 20 years on the job. There is never a dull moment for her, as her job involves a wide variety of tasks on a daily basis. When out of the office, she likes gardening, traveling & being exposed to new cultures.