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Dr. Katie Post, DDS

Dr. Post is the owner and the leader of our team at Northwest Dental Group. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. An artist at heart, she loves helping patients create their dream smiles. She also makes comfort a top priority for all her patients.

Dr. Post is certified to administer all forms of dental sedation, including IV sedation, as well as local anesthetic and CPR, AED, and first aid. She has additional training in OSHA and HIPAA compliance, implant dentistry, same-day dental crowns, Invisalign, and SI 5-star phone certification.

You are likely to find her spending time with her husband and three children when she’s not at the office. She is a fan of the Iowa State Cyclones.

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Dr. Steve Sperling, DDS

Dr. Sperling grew up in Rochester, and he is happy to be able to serve his hometown community. After graduating from St. Olaf College, he completed his dental education at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Sperling has his mastership win the Academy of General Dentistry and his fellowship in both the International College of Oral Implantologists and the American College of Dentists. He also serves on the Minnesota Board of Dentistry.

Dr. Sperling is certified to administer local anesthetic and CPR, AED, and first aid. He has additional training in OSHA and HIPAA compliance, implant dentistry, and Invisalign.

He and his wife are the proud parents of two adult children and one granddaughter. He enjoys fishing, skiing, and playing tennis, and he has plans to ride his bike from coast to coast.

Dr. Tim Hansen, DDS

Dr. Hansen grew up in Waterloo, IA, and graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul and the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. In addition to helping patients at Northwest Dental Group, he also volunteers his time and talents at the Good Samaritan Clinic, which provides dental services for people who may not be able to afford them otherwise.

Dr. Hansen is certified to administer nitrous oxide sedation, local anesthetic, and CPR, AED, and first aid. He has additional training in OSHA and HIPAA compliance, as well as Invisalign.

Dr. Ryan Meyer, DDS

Dr. Meyer is a native of Davenport, IA, and was a classmate of Dr. Post at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He served at the VA hospital for several years, including as chief of dental services from 2010 to 2013. After working in private practice in South Carolina for a few years, he joined our team in 2016.

Dr. Meyer is certified to administer nitrous oxide sedation, local anesthetic, and CPR, AED, and first aid. He has additional training in OSHA and HIPAA compliance and Invisalign.

When he isn’t chairside helping patients, you might find him watching baseball, golfing, enjoying the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with his wife, Becky, and their son, Caleb.

Dr. Elisa Shin, DDS

Dr. Shin came come to our practice by way of California. She graduated with honors from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. She, her husband, and their daughters moved to Rochester years ago, and our patients benefit from her compassionate care. Dr. Shin’s heart is in helping people, whether it’s here in Rochester or at one of the countries she has visited to provide dental care during mission trips.

Dr. Shin is certified to administer nitrous oxide sedation, local anesthetic, and CPR, AED, and first aid. She has additional training in Invisalign and OSHA and HIPAA compliance.

For fun, she likes spending time with her family, teaching her dog (Teddy) tricks, playing piano, and hiking.

Dr. Catherine Zhou

Dr. Catherine Zhou was born and raised in China. She graduated as a dentist from West China School of Stomatology in 2011. After moving to the U.S., she attended Temple University Dental School and graduated summa cum laude. After dental school, Dr. Zhou completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Temple University.

Dr. Zhou has always believed in trying to provide a comfortable and pleasant dental experience for her patients by using a gentle and compassionate approach. She is certified in inhaled sedation, local anesthesia, and CPR/AED/First Aid. Dr. Zhou has received training in OSHA and HIPAA compliance, implant dentistry, same-day dental crowns, and Invisalign.

In addition to dentistry, Dr. Zhou enjoys trying new restaurants with her husband, photography, fitness, and spoiling her puppy, Rocky. She speaks both English and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese).