White Bear Smiles
We've taken the time to put together a great team here at White Bear Smiles, and we'd love to introduce ourselves! Since we enjoy getting to know our patients so much, we thought we'd return the favor.
Each member of our team is a professional through and through, but we also like to have fun. We love what we do, and we think it shows. So the next time you come by, be sure and say hi!
Meet Our Team
Paul Anderson, DDS
After earning his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Anderson continued at U of MN Dental School, earning his DDS degree and graduating with honors. He then completed a select advanced dentistry residency post graduation.
Dr. Anderson’s passion for learning didn’t stop after graduation, however. He continues to study and seek out new opportunities to learn more advanced techniques so that he can provide the highest quality care for his patients. Dr. Anderson takes courses through the Pankey Institute, and has certifications in 3M implants, Biolase, Perio Protect, and ZOOM.
To keep an eye on the latest developments in dentistry, Dr. Anderson is a member of several professional associations, including the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, the St. Paul District Dental Society, and the East Metro Dental Study Club.
Because Dr. Anderson believes in supporting the education of every member of his team, White Bear Smiles sponsors specialist training of our entire staff.
Dr. Anderson’s skills have not gone unnoticed, and he’s received multiple accolades, including selection for Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine’s Hall of Fame and an Angie’s List’s Super Service Award.
Dr. Anderson loves his community and makes time for helping others, whether he’s supporting the Union Gospel Mission or coaching youth sports. Outside the office, Dr. Anderson might be found paddle boarding or participating in a triathlon, and chances are good that he’ll be surrounded by his family. In fact, his daughter, Ellen, is currently a dental student, and in less than one year, she’ll be joining White Bear Smiles!
Surrounded by family and friends, Dr. Anderson and his wife Mary are, as he says, living the dream!
Ellen Anderson, DDS
Dr. Ellen Anderson was raised in Mahtomedi, MN by her father, Dr. Paul Anderson, and mother, Mary, a dental hygienist. Inspired to pursue a dental career, Dr. Anderson earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, graduating with distinction. She previously earned a degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating with highest honors.
Dr. Anderson is delighted to be a member of the White Bear Smiles team, and couldn’t be more excited to practice dentistry alongside her father. She treats patients of all ages through a wide variety of dental procedures. She enjoys visiting with her patients, considering them her White Bear Smiles family while providing excellent oral health care.
Dr. Anderson is a member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, and the St. Paul District Dental Society. These professional associations and an abundance of continuing dental education allow her to better serve her patients while keeping up on the latest techniques and technology in the industry.
Outside the clinic, Dr. Anderson is passionate about spending time with her family and friends. She can often be found at the family cabin, various workout classes, or trying new restaurants and activities in the metro area with her fiancé, Peter.
Katherine Jacobson, DDS
Dr. Jacobson is from Willmar, MN. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, where she graduated with distinction. Dr. Jacobson also attended the U of M for her undergraduate studies, majoring in biology.
Dr. Jacobson is excited to be a part of the White Bear Smiles team. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and performing a wide variety of procedures. She loves the rewarding feeling of helping others and hopes to provide a relaxing and enjoyable dental experience for all of her patients.
When she’s not treating patients, Dr. Jacobson enjoys yoga, being on the lake, cooking, reading, and exploring the Twin Cities restaurant scene.
Nancy - Front Desk Coordinator
Nancy is one of our Front Desk Coordinators. She earned her degree in dental assisting from the University of Minnesota.
Nancy lives in Shoreview and enjoys spending time with her two grown children and traveling to visit family in San Diego.
Patty - Front Desk Coordinator
Patty is one of our front desk coordinators. Patty earned her Associate of the Arts degree in 1995 from Winona State University. She then went on to earn her AAS degree in dental assisting from Lakeland Medical and Dental Academy in 1996.
She lives in Forest Lake with her husband.
Kim - Front Desk Coordinator
Kim, one of our front desk coordinators, earned her dental assisting degree from Lakeland Dental Academy.
Kim lives in Pine City with her husband, four Australian Shepherds, and two cats.
Nan - Front Desk Coordinator
Nan holds a BA from University of North Dakota. She loves White Bear Lake, and lives there with her teenage son. Her daughter is currently in graduate school. Nan likes to ride bike, hike and be on a lake.
Jenny - Dental Assistant
Jenny is one of Dr. Anderson's dental assistants. Jenny graduated from Century College with an Associate of the Arts degree in 2005. She went on to earn her AAS degree in dental assisting from Herzing College in 2007.
Jenny lives in Woodbury with her chocolate lab, Ozzy.
Laura - Dental Assistant
Laura is one of Dr. Anderson's dental assistants. She earned her diploma in dental assisting from Herzing College in 2005. She has been working chairside with Dr. Anderson since 2008.
Laura lives in Coon Rapids with her husband and son, Jameson.
Tanya - Dental Assistant
Tanya graduated with her diploma in dental assisting from Century College in 2005.
She lives in Scandia with her husband, their son, Conner, and red Lab named Ruby. Tanya loves hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.
Megan - Dental Assistant
Megan graduated from Century College with AAS degree in dental assisting.
Katie - Dental Hygienist
Kathy - Dental Hygienist
Kathy has been a dental hygienist for Dr. Anderson since 1998. She received her degree in dental hygiene from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.
She lives in Lino Lakes with her husband and has two children in college.
Tammy - Dental Hygienist
Tammy is one of our dental hygienists. Tammy received her bachelor's degree from the College of St. Benedict in 2005. She went on to receive an AAS degree in Dental Hygiene from Herzing College in 2011.
Tammy lives in Mahtomedi with her husband and daughters, Nola and Clara.