Brian T. Evensen, D.D.S. (General Dentist)
Dr. Evensen received his bachelors degree from St. Olaf College prior to attending the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He obtained his D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery) in 1988 and completed the requirements for the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency in 1989 at Minnesota.
Dr. Evensen practices general dentistry with emphasis on preventative, restorative, and cosmetic aspects. He continues his affiliation with the dental school through part-time instruction of students. In September 1996, Dr. Evensen joined Drs. Hoover, Anderson, and Norsted as an owner of Valley Dental Group.
Dr. Evensens professional memberships include the American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, Minneapolis District Dental Society, and the Northside Dental Society.
In addition to dentistry, Dr. Evensen enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, and outdoor activities such as snow skiing, golfing, and water sports.
Sandra S. Fenske, D.D.S. (General Dentist)
Dr. Fenske is a native of New Ulm, Minnesota. After graduating from St. Olaf College in 1984, she attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree in 1988. Dr. Fenske was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy and was stationed at Naval Air Station Moffett Field in California for four years.
From 1992 to 1995, Dr. Fenske was in private practice in Northern California while also serving in the Naval Reserve. She was excited to have the opportunity to return to Minnesota, closer to family and friends, and accepted a full-time position with Valley Dental Group as an associate general dentist in October 1995 and became an owner in January 2000.
Dr. Fenske is experienced in all facets of general dentistry with an emphasis on preventative and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Fenskes profession memberships include; the American Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Association.
In addition to dentistry, Dr. Fenske enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.
Janet G. Parsons, D.D.S. (General Dentist)
Dr. Parsons was born and raised in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. In 1979 she began attending the University of Minnesota, her fathers Alma Mater. In 1982, Dr. Parsons was accepted into the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry where she subsequently received both her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery Degrees. Dr. Parsons continued her dental education at the University of Minnesota by completing a postgraduate General Practice Residency in 1987.
Following the General Practice Residency, Dr. Parsons moved to Illinois where she and her husband resided. She practiced general dentistry full time in Park Ridge, Illinois and instructed restorative dentistry part time at Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago, Illinois until 1990.
Dr. Parsons and her husband then relocated to the Twin Cities; their home away from home! She instructed preclinical and clinical restorative dentistry at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Valley Dental Group recruited Dr. Parsons in 1993 as an associate. In January 1999, Dr. Parsons became an owner of Valley Dental Group. She currently practices full time and enjoys all facets of General and Esthetic Dentistry.
Dr. Parsons professional memberships include; the American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, Minneapolis District Dental Society, Northside Dental Society, American Academy of Dental Group Practices and American Academy of Computerized Dentistry.
In her free time, Dr. Parsons most enjoys family time with her husband and three children. She also enjoys running, skiing, golf and the great outdoors as well as being an active member in her church.
Brian D. Jordan, D.D.S. (General Dentist)
Dr. Jordan grew up in Rochester, MN. He attended the University of Wisconsin as an undergraduate. In 2001 Dr. Jordan graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He joined Valley Dental Group as a full time general dentist in 2002.
While performing all phases of General Dentistry, Dr. Jordan has received extensive training in Oral Surgery, Implant Dentistry and Endodontics (root canal therapy). He is also trained and licensed to provide sedation dentistry. Dr. Jordan offers oral and IV sedation to patients of Valley Dental Group and those referred from other dental practices.
In his spare time Dr. Jordan enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with his family.
Andrew M. Liu, D.D.S. (General Dentist)
Dr. Liu was born in Taiwan and moved to United States with his family at age 15. In 1993 he began attending the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he subsequently received both his Bachelor of Art (Cum Laude) in Biology and Economics and Doctor of Dental Surgery Degrees. Following graduation, Dr. Liu and his wife, Sheen, relocated to Minnesota. He continued his dental education by completing a postgraduate residency of Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Minnesota.
In September 2004, Dr. Liu became a full time associate with Valley Dental Group and practices all facets of General Dentistry.
Dr. Liu believes in developing and maintaining a long and strong relationship with his patients and providing them with the highest quality dental care experience possible. He enjoys working with patients from culturally diverse backgrounds and speaks fluent Taiwanese and Mandarin Chinese.
Dr. Liu is very close to his family in New York and Taiwan. He likes to spend time with his friends and is actively involved with his charity group as well as many volunteer works in the community. His interests include reading, traveling, hiking and canoeing. He and his wife love Midwestern life style and enjoy many activities that the great state of Minnesota has to offer.
Eric Mills , D.D.S (General Dentist)
Dr. Eric Mills received a bachelors degree magna cum laude from Muhlenberg College. Following a year of graduate work in biochemistry at Bryn Mawr College, he received a dental degree from Tufts University.
Dr. Mills began his clinical professional career with the National Health Service Corps: he fulfilled a three-year obligation working as an associate dentist at the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis; he then served as the dental director there until 2001. In 1997, Dr. Mills began a career as clinical associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry where he instructed in Oral Medicine and Diagnosis, in Radiology, and in Immediate Care; where he served as interim director of the Division of Comprehensive Care; and where he is currently a group leader of the Comprehensive Care Clinic. In addition to teaching at the School of Dentistry, Dr. Mills is the dental director at the Native American Community Clinic dental outreach site and the presiding examiner of the National Dental Examining Board of Canada OSCE. Dr. Mills treated patients at Valley Dental Group from 2002-2010, and rejoined the Valley Dental Group team in January 2015 as an associate general dentist.
In addition to dentistry, Dr. Mills enjoys his family and friends, art and architecture, travel, and all kinds of music.
Victoria Eapen , D.D.S (General Dentist)
Dr. Eapen was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. In 1996 she graduated from Loras College in Dubuque with a B.S. in Biology. She attended the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry completing her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2000. She resided as a faculty of the Admission department at the University of Iowa until 2001 when she and her family relocated to Rochester, Minnesota.
In Minnesota, Dr. Eapen practiced as an associate dentist in Albert Lea. In 2003, she and her husband relocated to Ohio where she was a partner dentist for 3 years and then maintained a private practice in Ashland, Ohio for over 9 years.
In 2015, her family moved to Medina, Minnesota. In August of 2016, she became a part time associate with Valley Dental Group. She has enjoyed meeting many of Valley Dental Groups patients, and looks forward to helping our patients obtain their optimum dental health.
She is a member of the American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, and the Minneapolis District Dental Society.
She enjoys quilting, designing and spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Gerald C. Anderson, D.D.S., M.S. (Endodontist)
Dr. Anderson graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1985 with a B.S. in Biology. He received his D.D.S. from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1989. After graduating he completed a General Practice Residency program and worked in private practice for 15 years.
Dr. Anderson returned to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and graduated from the Endodontic program in 2006. Dr. Anderson joined Valley Dental Group in April 2007 and sees patients on Tuesdays, he also teaches as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the The Department of Restorative Sciences, Endodontic Division at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.
Dr. Anderson is married to Julie who is a pharmacist and they have 5 children. Dr. Anderson and his family currently reside in the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities. He enjoys family activities, family trips fishing and camping.
Dr. Joseph S. Basile (Orthodontist)
Dr. Basile, who is known by his patients as Dr. Joe, was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. In 1990, he completed his undergraduate studies at Montana State University in Bozeman, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry in 1994 with high distinction. He was elected into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society, awarded to the top ten percent of each graduating class. Following dental school, Dr. Basile completed a two year residency program at the University of Minnesota in Pediatric Dentistry, receiving a specialty certificate.
After practicing Pediatric Dentistry for four years in the Twin Cities and Oregon, he decided to return to the University of Minnesota in 2000 to pursue a second residency program in Orthodontics. Upon completion of this program in 2002, he began practicing exclusively as an orthodontist. Dr. Basile is a board certified orthodontist and a certified provider for Invisalign® (invisible aligners).
Dr. Basile enjoys sports, particularly hockey and football, exercising, reading, music, watching movies, and riding his motorcycle. He lives in the Savage area with his wife Sarah, who is a dental hygienist, and his daughter Sophia.
Professional Affiliations and Memberships:
Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics (ABO)
Member, American Dental Association (ADA)
Member, Minnesota Dental Association (MDA)
Member, Minneapolis District Dental Society (MDDS)
Member, American Association of Orthodontics (AAO)
Member, Minnesota Association of Orthodontists (MAO)
Member, Midwestern Society of Orthodontists (MSO)
Dr. Douglas Carter, D.D.S. (Oral Surgeon)
Dr. Doug Carter is a native of Fairmont, MN. He attended St. Cloud State University obtaining his B.A. in Biomedical Science (Cum Laude). Following this, he attended the University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with honors. Dr. Carter then joined the United States Navy as a General Dentist stationed at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego CA and with the Marines at Camp Pendleton California serving in Saudi Arabia in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Dr. Carter then returned to his home state of Minnesota to complete his residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Minnesota. Since that time, he has practiced in the western suburbs of the Twin Cities for the past 19 years, joining Valley Dental Group in November 2015.
Dr. Carters professional memberships include the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association (ADA), Minnesota Dental Association, and Minneapolis District Dental Society.
In his free time Dr. Carter enjoys spending time with his family, lake activities, running, and biking.
John Gerstner, D.D.S. (Prosthodontist)
Dr. John Gerstner attended the University of Minnesota and received his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) in 1994. He continued at the University of Minnesota and was awarded a certificate in Prosthodontics in 1997.
Dr. Gerstner is currently involved with two dental study clubs. The Seattle Study Club which concentrates on comprehensive complete treatment planning and Implant Education Curriculum. (IEC)
Dr. Gerstner and his wife, Meagan, both natives of Wisconsin, enjoy Packer Football. In addition, Dr. Gerstner enjoys all sports; he plays a lot of basketball, runs marathons, and enjoys golfing. His nine year old son, Max also keeps him busy with coaching his basketball and football teams.
David Klump, D.D.S., M.S. (Periodontist)
Dr. Klump brings a wealth of expertise to Valley Dental Group and its patients. A native of Midland, Michigan, Dr. Klump received his DDS degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1986.
His connection with Minneapolis goes back to his general practice residency at the VA Medical Center from 1986 to 1987.
After one year as a general dentist, Dr. Klump began his emphasis in the non-surgical and surgical treatment of periodontal disease, including implant dentistry. Dr. Klump completed his specialty training in Periodontology at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1994. Prior to becoming a parent, Dr. Klump taught at both the University of Minnesota dental program and at Normandale Community College Hygiene program. He has continued to practice periodontics and implant dentistry with various larger private practices in the Minneapolis area. Since completing his specialty degree, Dr. Klump joined Valley Dental Group on a part-time basis in 1999.
With his wife and three children, Dr. Klump enjoys boating, fishing, exercising, reading, cooking, stamp collecting and music.
Dr. Turrittin was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Biology, she was accepted to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2011. Dedicated to the experience of dental care for children, Dr. Turrittin furthered her education by completing a residency in the specialty of pediatric dentistry at Boston University.
From 2013 to 2015, Dr. Turrittin gained much experience in private practice in New York State and had many wonderful mentors. She elected to return home to the Midwest in 2015. She works at a private pediatric dental practice and a community health clinic for the underserved. She joined Valley Dental Group as a pediatric dental specialist in May 2017 and sees patients on Mondays.
Dr. Turrittin is experienced in all facets of pediatric dentistry and has a light-hearted and caring approach with her patients. Dr. Turrittin considers her patients an extension of her family, and strives to create happy memories of visits to the dentist. Dr. Turrittin is board-certified through the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and her professional memberships include; the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Association.
As a resident of the Golden Valley community, Dr. Turrittin enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs, and nieces among other friends and family.