Meet Our Team
“I work with the worlds best team! While they are dedicated, motivated, educated, and caring, they also like to have fun at work. The best part is, we all love our jobs and want to be here for you, our patients.” ~ Fred Carlson, D.D.S.
Kari – Office Manager
Kari was born and raised in Blue Earth, Minnesota. She has been in the dental field for 32 years, all of which have been spent withDr. Carlson. Kari is married to Jim who is a local firefighter and they have a son, Colten. Their family loves spending time up north fishing on Lake Kabetogama. Kari enjoys getting to know our patients on a personal level and has established lifelong friendships with them. Kari looks forward to coming to work every day and delights in the camaraderie between our staff.
Kathy – Registered Hygienist
Kathy was born and raised in Rochester, Minnesota. She has been a hygienist for 34 years and has spent 30 of those years with Dr. Carlson. Now that her two daughters, Sara and Jackie are grown, Kathy and her husband Mark enjoy long road trips in their convertible. Through the years, Kathy has enjoyed getting to know her patients and seeing them grow through all stages of their lives. She provides excellent dental care and is dedicated to helping her patients achieve optimum oral health.
Heather – Registered Hygienist
Heather was born and raised in Rochester, MN. After graduating from Mayo High School in 2006, Heather pursued her lifelong dream of becoming a dental hygienist by graduating with a Bachelors of Science degree in dental hygiene from Minnesota State University-Mankato. She currently resides in Rochester with her adopted two year old Chihuahua mix dog-Scamp. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends and being outdoors. Heather looks forward to getting to know her patients on a personal level and providing them with excellent dental care.
Toni – Licensed & Certified Dental Assistant
Toni was raised in LaCrosse, Wisconsin and, of course, is a devout Packer fan! She currently resides in Kasson, Minnesota with her husband, Dan and two daughters, Allie and Kenzie. Toni has spent her 12 years of dental assisting with Dr. Carlson. Her optimism and sense of humor bring joy to her patients and fellow co-workers every day.
Linda – Licensed & Certified Dental Assistant
Linda was born and raised in Lewiston, Minnesota. After raising her four children, Eric, DJ, Dustin, and Brittany, she pursued a dental assisting career and has spent her career of 11 years with Dr. Carlson. She and her husband, Ron now reside on a farm in rural Altura, Minnesota. She enjoys spending time with her husband and seven grandchildren, and baking delicious treats. Linda’s gentle and compassionate personality brings comfort to her patients and all that surround her.
Amy – Licensed & Certified Dental Assistant
Amy was born and raised in Rochester, Minnesota. After graduating from dental assisting school she began her career with Dr. Carlson and has been with him for 7 years. She currently resides in Rochester with her husband, Chad and their two children Gabby and Brianna. They enjoy spending time in Wabasha with their extended family. Amy is our dedicated dental lab technician and dental assistant who takes pride in her work. Her open-mindedness and genuine regard for others are reflected in all she does. Her sense of humor is enjoyed by both staff and patients.