About us

More About Birch Lake Dental

At Birch Lake Dental, you are our priority. Our philosophy is to work with our patients in order to achieve optimum dental health and healthy smiles. Our commitment to patients includes providing them with the proper information regarding their oral health to insure educated decisions. Our practice is based on individual care, not volume.

We are your local White Bear Lake Dentist - and here is our Philosophy:

Our practice is devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile. We are your local White Bear Lake Dentist that will craft beautiful, lasting smiles by using conservative, modern procedures.

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.

Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.

I. High Standards

Dr. Damodaran, Dr. Fish and the Birch Lake Dental staff strive for excellence in personalized dental care. We provide comprehensive dental treatment planning. By considering both restorative and cosmetic dentistry, we guide you to your optimum dental health.

II. Prevention Education

We strongly believe that preventive care and education forms bright smiles. We focus thoroughly on exams by checking the overall health of your teeth, preforming oral cancer exams, and inspecting your gums. Routine dental cleanings, flossing, sealants,and fluoride are helpful prevention methods that we perform. Additionally, a review of your medical history will help us, and you, stay well-informed about your overall dental health.

III. Uncompromised Safety

Protecting our patients and ourselves is extremely important to our environment. We strictly maintain sterilization, cross contamination, and infection control with standards administered by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

IV. Expertise and Extensive Training

We pride ourselves in providing care to you with our team of highly trained and skilled dental clinicians. We are committed to continual education to ensure that our techniques are up-to-date, safe, and efficient. As a staff, we attend dental lectures, meetings, and conventions. Additionally, Dr. Damodaran and Dr. Fish are members of various professional dental associations, so the clinic is aware of changes and recommendations.

V. Positive Experiences

Building a foundation of trust with our patients is vital to our success. We understand that some patients may be feeling uneasy about dental visits. By treating you as a special individual, we can make your experience relaxing and positive. Our entire dental team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care to make your visits as comfortable as possible.

Meet Our Team!

Our entire team is dedicated to providing you and your family with the personalized care that you deserve. Dr. Damodaran and Dr. Fish have extensive experiences with numerous aspects of dentistry. We pride ourselves with state-of-the-art technologies and techniques.

Nothing lights up a room like a beautiful smile, yours is waiting for you at Birch Lake Dental.

Dr. Geetha 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 served as 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 Facebook page and 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 learning to love the outdoors and all of the various activities that come with it came naturally.

I attended the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus where I received a Bachelor's of Science in 2009. In 2013, I graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry with an award in excellence in dental biomaterials. I have been at Birch Lake Dental since 2015 and have enjoyed getting to know a lot of wonderful people and working with a great team.

My husband, Alex, and I stay busy with our sons, Harrison, our daughter, Madalyn, and our two dogs. We are enjoying the adventure that is parenthood and watching our children grow and develop.

 

Fun Facts about me:

I enjoy wood working when the time allows. You may have seen some of my work posted on the Birch Lake Dental Instagram and Facebook pages.

I enjoy doing outdoor activities including gardening, hunting, fishing, bonfires, and spending time outside with my family.

I enjoy cooking all different kinds of meals for my family. My son has some specific food allergies so we need to be creative with what we eat as a family.

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 treatments that fit your individual needs.

 

The team at Birch Lake Dental and I are committed to building lasting relationships with you and having open lines of communication to make certain you understand all aspects of your treatment. My goal is to make your visits to Birch Lake Dental as comfortable as possible while we provide you with quality care.

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Dental Assistant

Netta

I graduated from Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) in Rosemount, MN (my home town) in 2000. Even after nearly 20 years as a licensed dental assistant (L.D.A.), I truly look forward to coming into work each and every day. I understand that each patient has different wants and needs when it comes to their dental health. I will strive to ensure your visit with us will be as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

My husband Nate and I live in Lino Lakes with our 14 year old son, Jayse and our 9 year old chocolate lab, Rosie. We enjoy ice fishing in our Ice Cave as well as camping every summer in Madeline Island.

I’m so glad to be hear and look forward to meeting you!

BRIANNAr

Dental Assistant

Brianna

I am a Licensed Dental Assistant who graduated from Century College in 2003. I love being a part of a team that creates beautiful smiles. My goal is to make our patients laugh and feel comfortable in a sometimes uncomfortable environment. I understand patient anxiety and am here to make you feel at ease.

What I enjoy most about working at Birch Lake Dental is the high quality of care that we deliver to our patients. I have always valued quality over quantity and have found the perfect place to work alongside other like-minded people. I am constantly learning and growing as a dental assistant thanks to the support and continuing education our doctors provide us.

I reside in Hugo, MN and spend free time watching my teenage kids play hockey, soccer and football. I enjoy hanging out with friends and sneaking in an occasional game of BINGO!

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Dental Assistant

Jamie

I have been a patient at Birch Lake Dental since I was three years old and was thrilled to join the team in 2011 after graduating from Century College’s Dental Assistant Program. I chose to become an assistant as a result of excellent dental care growing up. I truly enjoy working alongside Dr. Damodaran and Dr. Fish. I look forward to helping you and your family feel comfortable at your appointments. One of the best parts of my job is educating and helping patients overcome their dental fears.

In my free time I enjoy going to concerts, watching hockey, and spending time with my friends and family.

HEATHERr

Dental Assistant

Heather

I graduated from Century College Dental Assisting Program in 2000. I truly have enjoyed dentistry since I was 5 years old. My Aunt was a dental assistant and truly admire her love in the field.

I really enjoy periodically working chairside with Dr. Damodaran and Dr. Fish. I find gratitude in educating patients as well as making them feel comfortable at the dental office. My husband and I live in Hugo Minnesota with are two young boys Raymond and Henry. I truly enjoy living a healthy, happy lifestyle that consist in working out daily and practicing yoga sculpt. We love spending time on the lake and BBQ’s.

RENAEr

Dental Hygienist

Renae

I began my dental career in high school and I have been fortunate to have picked a career I am still happy with! I graduated from Mankato State University with an AA degree and started work here in December 2002. What I enjoy most about my career are the wonderful people I get to work with every day and the awesome patients I meet. Every person is unique and every smile brings different challenges. My goal for each appointment is to help each patient learn more about preventative dental care and options they might have to enhance their smile.

Time spent with friends and family is very important to me. Both of our children are married. Our daughter is a teacher and our son is a hospital pharmacist. We have one grandson. Activities I really enjoy are: traveling, book reading, and photography. We live in a beautiful world with so many new experiences waiting for us!

SANDIE-1r

Dental Hygienist

Sandie

I received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota in 1999 and have worked at Birch Lake Dental since 2000. Developing personal relationships with people to achieve happy healthy smiles is rewarding. I'm fortunate to work in an office that is dedicated to continuing education and the newest technology to give all of our patients the best care possible. One of these classes led to my interest and subsequent training in the specialized field of Orofacial Myology. In addition to dental hygiene, I now provide therapy for individuals of all ages to address disorders of the muscles and functions fo the face and mouth. When I am not working, you can find me outdoors with my wonderful husband and Murphy- our Irish Setter, hiking, camping, and kayaking. We love to spend time with our 5 grown children, 8 grandchildren, and now our great-grandson! I look forward to caring for you and your families in the years to come.

Office Manager

Mary

Hi, I'm the office manager for Birch Lake Dental, where I ensure that the daily operations run smoothly. I maintain accounts payable/receivable, I am the scheduling/treatment coordinator, I make financial arrangements and take care of monthly billing. I have extensive knowledge of dental insurance, coding, and processing policies.

My goal is to incorporate a wealth of knowledge and customer service to exceed your expectations. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

I enjoy camping, outdoor activities, and shopping in little towns along the way. I love baking and spending time with my family.

Sterilization Technician

Nicole

I loved coming here as a patient and becoming a part of the team at Birch Lake Dental has truly been an amazing opportunity! I love helping out around the office and seeing the care our team gives to all of our patients. I am a hard working student and always on the run! I love dogs and getting out to the lake during the summer. Anytime I get to spend with family and friends is fun for me. I hope your visits here will always be great!

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Sterilization Technician & Media Support

Meera

I am a current dental student at the University of Minnesota. I work with Birch Lake Dental to create videos to communicate with patients. At school, I am on the Delta Sigma Delta and Give Kids A Smile committees. Outside of school, I enjoy working our, spending time with friends, and eating fun foods!

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Digital Support

Kishore

I graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Post-graduation, I decided to follow in my mother's footsteps and will actually graduate from dental school in May of 2021. Prior to dental school, I worked to move all our paper charts at Birch Lake Dental to an online version. This allows for a more streamlined and efficient staff-patient interaction. With my hands full these days with dental school and treating my own patients, I do not come to the office as much. I can't wait to see where the next few years will take me!

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Office Manager

Mary

Hi, I'm the office manager for Birch Lake Dental, where I ensure that the daily operations run smoothly. I maintain accounts payable/receivable, I am the scheduling/treatment coordinator, I make financial arrangements and take care of monthly billing. I have extensive knowledge of dental insurance, coding, and processing policies.

My goal is to incorporate a wealth of knowledge and customer service to exceed your expectations. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

I enjoy camping, outdoor activities, and shopping in little towns along the way. I love baking and spending time with my family.

Sterilization Technician

Nicole

I loved coming here as a patient and becoming a part of the team at Birch Lake Dental has truly been an amazing opportunity! I love helping out around the office and seeing the care our team gives to all of our patients. I am a hard working student and always on the run! I love dogs and getting out to the lake during the summer. Anytime I get to spend with family and friends is fun for me. I hope your visits here will always be great!

Sterilization Technician & Media Support

Meera

I am a current dental student at the University of Minnesota. I work with Birch Lake Dental to create videos to communicate with patients. At school, I am on the Delta Sigma Delta and Give Kids A Smile committees. Outside of school, I enjoy working our, spending time with friends, and eating fun foods!

Digital Support

Kishore

I graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Post-graduation, I decided to follow in my mother's footsteps and will actually graduate from dental school in May of 2021. Prior to dental school, I worked to move all our paper charts at Birch Lake Dental to an online version. This allows for a more streamlined and efficient staff-patient interaction. With my hands full these days with dental school and treating my own patients, I do not come to the office as much. I can't wait to see where the next few years will take me!

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651-429-0404

Office Manager

Mary

Hi, I'm the office manager for Birch Lake Dental, where I ensure that the daily operations run smoothly. I maintain accounts payable/receivable, I am the scheduling/treatment coordinator, I make financial arrangements and take care of monthly billing. I have extensive knowledge of dental insurance, coding, and processing policies.

My goal is to incorporate a wealth of knowledge and customer service to exceed your expectations. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

I enjoy camping, outdoor activities, and shopping in little towns along the way. I love baking and spending time with my family.

Sterilization Technician

Nicole

I loved coming here as a patient and becoming a part of the team at Birch Lake Dental has truly been an amazing opportunity! I love helping out around the office and seeing the care our team gives to all of our patients. I am a hard working student and always on the run! I love dogs and getting out to the lake during the summer. Anytime I get to spend with family and friends is fun for me. I hope your visits here will always be great!

Sterilization Technician & Media Support

Meera

I am a current dental student at the University of Minnesota. I work with Birch Lake Dental to create videos to communicate with patients. At school, I am on the Delta Sigma Delta and Give Kids A Smile committees. Outside of school, I enjoy working our, spending time with friends, and eating fun foods!

Digital Support

Kishore

I graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Post-graduation, I decided to follow in my mother's footsteps and will actually graduate from dental school in May of 2021. Prior to dental school, I worked to move all our paper charts at Birch Lake Dental to an online version. This allows for a more streamlined and efficient staff-patient interaction. With my hands full these days with dental school and treating my own patients, I do not come to the office as much. I can't wait to see where the next few years will take me!

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651-429-0404