1980 BS degree in Dental Hygiene from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington.
1986 DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Continuing Education includes membership in the Southwest Implant Study Club, and the Minnetonka Study Club.
Member and past president of the Minneapolis District Dental Society [MDDS] for over 25 years. The MDDS works with the Minnesota Dental Association [MDA], the American Dental Association [ADA] and our local government to better the whole field of dentistry.
Long Lake Dental started with Dr. John Sagehorn, who practiced for 50 years, retiring in 2008. I joined the practice as Dr. Sagehorn’s associate, in 1986, where I began working with some of the great people that are still at LLD today! As a team, we enjoy working together, and we have set and maintained our goal for providing excellent, professional dental healthcare to all our patients.
I am a native of Montana, born and raised in Great Falls. I attended the University of Montana in Missoula, where many family members still live today. I made my home in Minnesota back in 1981, and my two brothers and their families also call this area home.
My lovely wife, Kate, has been working with me at Long Lake Dental for 20+ years, as the office manager and partner in all major office decisions. We have 3 grown children, our oldest son who lives in Chicago, our daughter who also lives in Deephaven with her husband and three kids, and our youngest daughter who lives in Minneapolis and is a graphic designer.
I have lived in Deephaven for 30 years and I love this lake community with all the activities it offers – from sailing and fishing in the summer to skiing, ice boating and ice fishing in the winter. I am a huge “garage sale” shopper and I love to search for and find collectible antiques, and old nautical, hunting, and fishing equipment.
I cannot think of another profession where I could be more happy. I love the challenge of dentistry, both the routine and easy, and the difficult and thought provoking. I thank my staff and colleagues for voting me three times into the Minnesota Monthly Magazine ranking for the “Top Dentists” in the area. I love helping people and am dedicated to doing my best.
Bachelor of Science From Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana  and DMD from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois 
My name is Jeff! I recently moved to Minnesota from Chicago with my fiancé, Kayla. I grew up in North Carolina, but have also lived in Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, and Alabama. I love traveling, sports, boats, and Kayla and our new puppy Leo.
I did a year of Oral Surgery training in Chicago after graduating from dental school where I gained a lot of experience with dental implants, but I do love all areas of the field. I enjoy treating children and adults of all ages and really appreciate all of the challenges dentistry has to offer.
I am excited to join the incredible staff at Long Lake Dental and feel honored to be part of such a wonderful team that really cares about all the patients. I am looking forward to meeting all of the patients that trust us with their dental care!
Graduate of the University of Minnesota. I have been working at Long Lake Dental for many years and continue to do so because of the wonderful staff and patients here.
I attend many continuing education classes to stay current on treatment options for our patients. I volunteer at “Give Kids a Smile” – a program at Sharing and Caring Hands, I volunteer for the Golf Classic “Fore” Diabetes Research, and I also work on the “Pay It Forward” Fundraiser to help patients with their bills while going through breast cancer.
Patient relationships are important to me and I will try to make each patient comfortable while delivering quality care.
My husband and I have 2 daughters who attend the University of Minnesota, and an adorable yellow lab.
I enjoy walking, boating, golfing, fishing, traveling and gardening.
Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene  Argosy University
I feel very lucky to be a part of this amazing dental family! I enjoy meeting and learning about our patients and strive to build comfortable and trusting relationships with them.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I spend much of my free time working on my new home, going to the cabin, and traveling.
I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Dental Hygiene. I am grateful to find a team that always puts patients first and strives to make every dental experience the best possible. I love what I do and truly enjoy coming to work each day. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is getting to know my patients and helping them make lasting changes to their oral and overall health.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, being outdoors, running and watching Minnesota sports.
I began my career at Long Lake Dental in 2007 as a dental assistant. In 2009 I decided to further my education and become a dental hygienist. I graduated from Century College in May of 2011 with an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. I was a member of the Long Lake Dental team as a hygienist until 2019. I am extremely excited to now serve as Office Manager of Long Lake Dental. In my new position I intend to bring the same personal and friendly approach as I did during my time as an assistant and hygienist.
In my spare time I enjoy taking advantage of Minnesota’s great seasons with my husband. We love to travel and have a lengthy bucket list of places we want to visit. Our dog, Tillie, captures a lot of our attention and is “slightly” spoiled.