My father is a Veterinarian, my grandfather was a Veterinarian, my grandfather was actually the State of Iowa’s State Veterinarian so I grew up with my dad working 7 days a week, 24/7 and I love animals. I love spending time with them. I really like that his best friends were his clients and the animals and he can tell you the names of different dogs but maybe not the names of the owners which I think is great. He loved being able to influence different people who were his employees and different people in the community and kind of giving back to the community and that was a big part of it. Part of dentistry over medicine for me was I can do that. For me, ever since I was a little kid, I liked to sketch or draw or work with my hands. I would take lots of pottery classes and things like that so dentistry ended up being a gold mine for me. I can talk all day and nobody can talk back and I can work with my hands. You spend a lot of time when you do these full mouth rehabs. We have people come in and we will just redo their entire smile and a lot of it is shade or color, this angle or just a little turn here, a little thing there. My assistant Kelly will always tell the patient “take a look at this, okay now we are going to have Dr. Post come in and put her magic touch on it” and Kelly will say “I don’t understand how you see that” but once I smooth that off, then it just looks that much better. And I think from a small age that has been a part of me and I just kind of fell into it and it is a perfect fit.
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.
I’m a Rochester native. I grew up here in town and went away to undergrad at St. Olaf College just up the street in Northfield and then University of Minnesota for dental school. Part of the reason I got into dentistry is I had some role models in my upbringing. I didn’t have any relatives or anything like that who were dentists but I had an excellent dentist myself growing up and then my orthodontist as well who were really encouraging and when I had an interest, they were very good about answering my questions.
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. 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. 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. 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. James Vu was born in Saigon, Vietnam. After his mother passed away in 1991, he and his three older sisters immigrated to Canada and lived with their aunt in Saskatoon. Dr. Vu pursued his undergraduate science education at the University of Calgary on a full-ride scholarship. From there, Dr. Vu moved on to receive his bachelor’s degree in medical sciences in Edmonton. He graduated with Dean’s honors from the University of Alberta, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
Dr. Vu is passionate about dental implants and is a proud member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). He is a graduate of the Vancouver AAID MaxiCourse, a comprehensive yearlong implant educational continuum with over 300 hours of didactic and surgical training. It is Dr. Vu’s priority to stay up to date with current dental technology and methods of treatment. His philosophy is to treat all patients like family. He feels that communication and trust are essential in everyday practice. Patients always come first.
In his spare time, Dr. Vu enjoys doing something creative. He keeps in shape by running and swimming three times a week, which helps balance his love of eating. Just the idea of food interests Dr. Vu. The biggest and most important part of Dr. Vu’s personal life is enjoying life with his wife, a physician and cardiologist.