Dentist in Saint Paul, MN
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Kurt M. Sundeen D.D.S.
Dr. Sundeen was born in Duluth, but grew up in the Como Area. He attended Victoria Grade School, Chelsea Heights Elementary and Murray High School. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Dental School in 1983 and was fortunate to be able to practice with his family dentist and mentor Dr. W. Douglas Ostergren. After dental school he also taught in the Diagnosis/Emergency Clinic at the University of Minnesota Dental School.
He has volunteered at St. John’s Hospital, March of Dimes, his church and was a proud member of the St. Paul Clown Club.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, and the St. Paul District Dental Society. He is an alumnus of the prestigious L.D. Pankey Institute. He maintains an active continuing education program with classes in cosmetic dentistry, occlusion, dental technology and techniques.
Besides enjoying his practice and his patients, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He is happily married and is very proud of his two adult children. Hobbies include boating, tennis, water skiing and snow skiing.
Karin- LDA, CDA
Karin has enjoyed working as a Certified and Licensed Dental Assistant for Dr. Sundeen for the past 28 years. She has appreciated being able to watch the families in the office evolve over time. Her interests outside of the office include, biking, walking, cooking, and traveling to warm destinations. She loves spending time with her husband, family, friends, and spoiled cat.
Sue – RDH
Sue has worked as a dental hygienist since 1983 after she graduated from the University of Minnesota. She has worked for Dr. Sundeen for 22 of those years. She has especially enjoyed the long term relationships she has established with her patients and the friendships she has made with her dedicated coworkers.
Sue loves to spend time with her husband and daughter. They enjoy traveling, new adventures and the theatre. Originally from Wisconsin, she is a diehard Green Bay Packers fan!
Cathy – RDH
Cathy graduated in 1985 from the University of Minnesota Hygiene Program. She has been working for Dr. Sundeen since 1995 and has enjoyed both her professional and personal relationships with patients. Cathy and her husband have two daughters that are both currently in college. Outside of the office Cathy enjoys traveling, gardening and her German Shorthair puppy.
Heidi – Front Desk Administrator
Heidi is the newest addition to Dr. Sundeen’s office. She has worked in the dental field for 15 years. She has a very active life outside the dental office with her husband, 4 teenage daughters, a dog and a cat. Heidi enjoys spending time with her family, going to the cabin, paddle boarding, snow skiing, reading and traveling.
Peggy – RDH
Peggy is a graduate of the University of Minnesota in the Dental Hygiene program. She has mastered her technique in dental hygiene, providing both routine cleanings and periodontal therapy treatments. Peggy assists with treatment planning for the patient and pairs that with teaching patient education.
Peggy has taken several courses to facilitate her training in dental hygiene. She has gone to the Dawson Group training, Spear Education, ACT Coaching and several periodontal courses. Peggy has worked for 29 years in both general dentistry and in orthodontics.
Peggy and her family enjoy camping, spending time at the lake, boating and 4 wheeling. She also enjoys gardening and landscaping, watching her kids’ sporting events and traveling.
Denise-Front Desk Administrator
Denise was raised in Rochester, MN. The St. Paul area became her home in the mid 1960’s. She is the mother of two children and the grandmother of two awesome grandchildren. She has enjoyed working in the dental field for more than 40 years. She volunteers at a school library, loves to kayak, is an avid reader, enjoys water aerobics and travels whenever she can.