Our Dentists

Dr. Geetha J. Damodaran

I was born in India and my family immigrated to the United States before I turned one. I grew up in New Jersey (yes, I was a Jersey girl) and later lived in Arizona for 2 years. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. In 1995 I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) at the University of Minnesota School Of Dentistry where I was awarded for excellence in pediatric dentistry.

Currently, I enjoy teaching at the University of Minnesota School Of Dentistry. I participate in various study groups (Seattle Study Club and Spear Education Study Club). I continue to take extensive education classes in order to improve my dentistry and offer the newest technology to my patients. In my free time, I volunteer at Hope Dental Clinic (previously known as Union Gospel Mission) and participate in other charitable dental events. I am also President of the St. Paul District Dental Society affiliated with the American Dental Association.

Fun Facts about me!

  • ·         I studied an Indian classical dance form known as Bharatha Natyam. 
  • ·         I used to play the violin.
  • ·         I enjoy going to Zumba and am a licensed Zumba instructor!
  • ·         I enjoy cooking…you may want to check out my Pinterest cooking board.
  • ·         I have traveled to many interesting parts of the world.
  • ·         I once was a scared dental phobic-overcoming my fear made me want to become a dentist and help others that are terrified.

I am passionate about dentistry and I love what I do. I know we are nobody’s favorite place, but I strive to put you and your family at ease. I hope our friendly, warm, and relaxing atmosphere is comforting to our patients. My team and I enjoy getting to know each of you.



Dr. Diane Fish

I was born and raised in a small town in northern Minnesota where I learned to love the outdoors and all of the various activities that come with it.  I attended the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus where I received a Bachelors of Science in Nutritional Science in 2009.  In 2013, I graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry with an award in excellence in dental biomaterials.  Since graduation, I have been practicing in Maplewood. 


I am excited to be a part of Birch Lake Dental. My husband grew up in the White Bear Lake area and is part of the reason I feel grounded to this community.
I enjoy providing quality care in all aspects of dentistry. I strive to have a patient-centered treatment approach, where we work together to ensure treatment that fits your individual needs. I am committed to building lasting relationships with you and having open lines of communication to make certain you understand all aspects of your treatment plan. 

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