For more than twenty
years, Dr. Duerst has been providing quality dentistry in the east metro area.
She lives in Hudson, WI with her husband, Dennis, and their four children,
Amanda, Ben, Abby and Jacob. Between running the kids to activities and volunteering
at church and school, you might find Dr. Duerst out on the golf course, or
swimming or biking with her family. She loves people and truly enjoys getting
to know her patients.
Dr. Duerst received her
undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and
her dental degree from the University of Minnesota. She continued on to complete
a two-year general practice residency program, also from the University of Minnesota.
Currently, Dr. Duerst belongs to a number of professional organizations and
study clubs which helps her stay on top of her field and satisfies her passion
for continuous learning. She has received the prestigious s Mastership
Award from the Academy of General Dentistry, which is awarded to less than
5% of dentists nationally. Dr. Duerst has also been awarded Fellowship in the
American College of Dentists, an organization dedicated to excellence, ethics
and professionalism in dentistry.
"My vision is
to continue to study and learn the latest techniques in dentistry so we can
offer our patients the utmost in dental care. Balanced with this, is my promise
to treat each patient as an individual and provide a caring, friendly and
Dr. Harrison has worked as a general dentist in the St. Paul area since 1997. He earned his dental degree from the University of Minnesota and his undergraduate degree from University of Kansas. Following dental school, he completed a general practice residency at the University of Minnesota. Committed to lifelong learning, he has taken several postgraduate courses, specifically focusing on advanced restorative dentistry. These courses have covered a wide variety of specialties with the goal of ensuring the highest level of care for his patients.
Dr. Harrison also believes in giving back to the community by offering free dental services in a number of clinics that care for the underserved. Recognized as a leader by his profession, Dr. Harrison served as President of the St. Paul District of the Minnesota Dental Association as well as serving on the Executive Council. In 2003, the same organization awarded him the statewide Dentist Leadership Award. Additionally, he has had numerous features and articles in several publications.
Dr. Harrison and his wife Cheryl have three beautiful children, and in his spare time he enjoys biking, skiing, hiking, and just about any other "silent" sport at his cabin in northwest Wisconsin.
"My hope is that by continuing to learn new techniques and perfecting the routine ones, I can offer my patients a complete dental experience from start to finish, while being surrounded by a caring staff and pleasant environment."