Dentist

D.D.S

Dentistry is my passion and gives me the greatest sense of satisfaction by allowing me to put smiles on someone’s face. After practicing dentistry in India, I came to the United States, and trained at one of the premier dental schools in the country, the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

I have been living in Eau Claire since 2014 and I am excited to join the wonderful team at the Dental Health Centers, where I can perform a variety of dental procedures in patients of all age groups. I am looking forward to working with this amazing group and providing dental care to my patients.

D.D.S

I grew up in Wabasha, Minnesota and attended college at St. Mary’s University.   From there, I attended Dental School at the University of Minnesota, completing my degree in 1994.  After that, I trained at the University of Minnesota in an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program.  In 1998, I relocated to Red Win, Minnesota where I owned my own practice until 2016.   I now work at the Dental Health Centers in the Cadott and Eau Claire offices.  Outside of work, I enjoy boating and spending time with my sons.

Ultimately, I have a passion for helping others and have learned the art of investigating dental conditions, diagnosis, and treatment.  I have many years of experience as a dentist, and hope to continue for many more years.  Making patients smile, makes me smile.

D.D.S

Dr. Erin Tessendorf has been practicing at Dental Health Center since 2012. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Notre Dame and continued her education at Marquette University School of Dentistry, from which she graduated magna cum laude. Dr. Erin enjoys practicing general dentistry because it gives her the opportunity to perform a variety of procedures and serve a patient population of all ages. She takes pride in individualized patient care and strives to establish and maintain good oral health for all her patients. Dr. Erin enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Tom, daughter, and dog outside of the office.

D.D.S

There is no better feeling than helping someone. It is so rewarding to see the effects of the care and education we provide; there can be such a difference in a patient’s health and happiness, and those improvements are directly related to the treatment we have given.

As a native of Eau Claire, I attended Eau Claire Memorial high school and the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire where I graduated with a chemistry/biology double major. I then moved to Milwaukee, where I attended dental school at Marquette University.

I feel it is important to keep up with technologies and different techniques so I can customize each patient’s care. To maintain my knowledge of the best treatments available, it is essential to continue my education in all aspects of general dentistry, orthodontics, sedation, endodontics, and oral surgery. I am also involved in numerous professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Wisconsin Dental Association, and the American Association of Endodontists. These provide me with many opportunities to continue my education and active within my profession.

D.D.S

I have been practicing for over 40 years and feel that my patients are my family. Our office is dedicated to quality, compassionate and gentle care. Though we have the latest technology, it is really our friendly staff and doctors and shared sense of mission that makes the difference. I attended Marquette Dental School and graduated in 1979. Beyond general dentistry, my education includes orthodontics, laser dentistry, TMJ disorders, sedation dentistry, sleep apnea solutions, and much more. To be the best doctor I can be for my patients, I strive to stay up to date with the latest technologies and best practices.