While originally from Sioux Falls, SD, Katie came to the Twin Cities for college and completed her undergraduate studies in Biochemistry and Spanish at the University of St. Thomas. From there, she moved to Iowa City, where she received both her dental degree as well as her post- doctoral degree in periodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics. While in her residency, Katie also completed a Master’s degree with her research project investigating the possible link between obesity and peri-implantitis.
Katie is well-versed in emerging technologies as they apply to periodontal management and implant dentistry. She particularly enjoys esthetic crown lengthening procedures, gingival grafting, and surgically accelerated orthodontic cases.
Growing up with a dad who is also a dentist, Katie knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue a dental career. With dentistry, Katie gets to have the time and energy to devote to her family while still having a career where she can serve and care for others. Katie was drawn to Periodontics because of her love for the surgical and artistic aspect of it, as well as the fact that it is very evidence-based. Katie is very passionate about educating patients and helping them to improve their oral and systemic health.
Outside of the office, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband (and Tommie sweetheart), Ian, daughter, Eva, and Shi-Tzu dog, Captain. They enjoy working out, biking, going on family walks, and travelling to visit family and friends. Katie also enjoys cooking and reading, when time allows!