Meet our Doctors

Dr. Tuyen Nguyen D.D.S.

Dr. Tuyen Nguyen resettled in the U.S. in 1993 from Vietnam and went to college for his undergrad and dental degree at the University of Minnesota. He has a very strong passion for dentistry and always wants to excel to the next level, striving to be better and better. Dr. Nguyen is a member of the Minnesota Dental Association, American Dental Association, Seattle Study Club and a diplomate of the International Dental Implant Association.

Married to his wife Lien Lam, he has two daughters, Emily and Tina, and has been living in Blaine, Minnesota for more than 14 years. He is living his dreams to the fullest everyday, from having good education in America to having a high tech dental office with a great team. In addition to enjoying all the services he performs for his patients and staff, Dr. Nguyen really enjoys working out, swimming, running, playing violin, playing table tennis, and traveling.

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Nicholas Saari, D.D.S.

Benefit from a dentist who is truly passionate about life-long learning to continually improvement for his patients, just like you. Dr. Saari attended and graduated from:

  • St. Johns University in Minnesota
  • The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

Dr. Saari now seeks out every continuing education opportunity available to fine-tune his skill for you. He is passionate about excellence in patient care and dedicates himself each day to providing patients like you with personal, honest and professional dentistry. Always trust that Dr. Saari has your comfort, health, beauty and overall best interests at heart.

Dr. Saari enjoys hunting, fishing, and reading in his free time. He is married with four beautiful children.

Meet our Business Team

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Jeanne K.

Scheduling Coordinator

When you call to make an appointment, chances are you will be talking with Jeanne. Jeanne is our primary Scheduling Coordinator and works with all aspects of the hygiene schedules, doctors' schedules and works on patient retention. Jeanne brings years of experience from not just the dental field, but from the medical field too. She is married, has three grown daughters and four grandchildren. Jeanne enjoys traveling, camping and party planning.

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Jeanne D, CDA, LDA

Business Team Lead, Business Administrator / Clinical Assistant

Jeanne D. is the treatment coordinator here at Soft Dental. Her versatility is an invaluable asset and allows her to split her time between the business office and the clinical area as a clinical assistant. In her free time she enjoys playing softball, volleyball, bowling and spending quality time with her husband and twin boys. She is an avid New York Yankees fan!

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Rachael, CDA, LDA

Clinical Assistant / Business Administrator

Rachael is a Certified and Licensed Dental Assistant and works as an insurance/business administrator with our business team. Rachael is able to split her time as needed between the front office (scheduling appointments and assisting with treatment consultations) and the back office (verifying insurance benefits and working with insurance claims). She is proud to have served in the U.S. navy as a Naval Hospital Corpsman. She is happily married with two grown children. In her free time she loves spending time with her family.

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Business Administrator/ Marketing Assistant

Laurie is our most recent addition to the business team. She comes to Soft Dental with several years experience in Dental Administration. In addition to assisting our Scheduling and Treatment Coordinators, she is our Marketing Coordinator. Laurie loves finding new parks, beaches and live music to check out and spending time with family, especially her teenage son!

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Office Administrator

Lien is our Office Administrator and does a large load of the "behind the scenes" work in this office, including accounts payable and recordkeeping. She also maintains her CPR certification to help with in-office safety. As a mother of two small children, she is constantly busy, but enjoys cooking and planting flowers in her free time. Lien is proud to also be Dr. Nguyen's wife.

Meet our Hygienists

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Hygiene Team Lead

Krissy uniquely is both a Registered Dental Hygienist and a Licensed Dental Assistant. She has received additional training through ALD to become diode laser certified. She has experience in both general and orthodontic practices, bringing a vast knowledge to her patients. In her time away from the office, she stays busy with her four children and loves attending their activities. Krissy also enjoys camping, gardening and traveling with her husband and children.

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Courtney has been working at Soft Dental since the spring of 2010 after receiving her Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene from the U of M (GO Gophers!). Courtney's main goal is to have patients feel comfortable and at ease during professional cleanings. She has received additional training through ALD to become diode laser certified. Outside of the dental office, she enjoys working out, and hiking, camping, traveling, gardening with her husband, Dan and son Hudson.

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Bio coming soon!

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Kayla is originally from Pine City and graduated from Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. She enjoys creating relationships with every patient she sees and also likes to expand her knowledge on subjects in the dentistry field. She currently resides in Pine City with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, gardening, traveling, cooking, and biking.

Meet our Clinical Team

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Jess, LDA, AAS

Assistant Team Lead

Being an experienced dental assistant, Jess will make your dental appointment go smoothly! Jess is always advancing her knowledge while leading the assistant team. Jess is married with two children and in her free time she enjoys boating, fishing, camping, biking, going to concerts and spending time with her friends and family.

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Tricia, LDA

Clinical Assistant

Tricia has been a licensed dental assistant for over 9 years. As a dedicated dental assistant, Tricia has volunteered her time in Jamaica as part of a dental mission and looks forward to the day when she can once again help people in need. Tricia enjoys working alongside the doctors while getting to know our patients and providing them with an excellent dental experience. You will always find Tricia in good spirits and ready to make your appointment a fun part of your day. In her free time, there is no place she would rather be than spending time with her daughter Mara.

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Julie, LDA, AAS

Clinical Assistant

With years of experience in working in general dentistry offices, Julie is a Certified and Licensed Dental Assistant. She has spent most of her years as an assistant working in the Rush City community and has seen much advancement in dentistry and in this particular dental practice. She loves working in such a beautiful, high-tech office. In her free time, Julie enjoys reading, camping, biking and spending time with family and friends.

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