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Dr. Jared Gustafson grew up in Arlington, MN and graduated from Sibley East High School in 2001. He attended Concordia College, Moorhead for his undergraduate education and graduated with degrees in Biology and Chemistry in 2005. After spending time in Africa teaching, Dr. Gustafson attended Dental school and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota in 2011. Dr. Gustafson has completed post-graduate education in numerous areas in the field of dentistry. He completed training in 2021 at Implant Pathway Educational Institution and has a passion in the field of implant surgeries of all types. He completed a Masters course in Advance Splint Therapy at the prestigious Pankey Institute specializing in the management and treatment of TMJ disorders and disorders pertaining to the alignment of teeth in relation to the jaw. In addition, he has completed numerous specialty courses at the Spear Institute including advanced treatment planning, management of worn teeth, advanced occlusion, airway dentistry, sleep and the Mandibular Advancement Device. He has also completed a course in Myofunctional Therapy and is scheduled for a course in advanced sleep medicine. Dr. Jared is active in Spear Education Study Club.Outside of work, Dr. Jared enjoys attending all of his children’s activities, hunting, the family cabin, fitness and nutrition.
I have been a Dental Assistant for 40 years. I have been with Gustafson Family & Implant Dentistry for 10+ years. I enjoy all aspects of Dentistry. Every day is a new adventure. Outside of the office, I enjoy family time and travel to a new place to go fishing!
I became a licensed dental assistant in 2014 after graduating from South Central College. In 2019, I was welcomed to the Gustafson Family and Implant Dentistry team. It brings me great joy to help a patient feel comfortable and confident at their dental appointments. In dental assisting there are so many ways to help a patient and I enjoy them all. Family is very important to me so when I am not in the office my days are spent with them doing the activities my kids enjoy doing.
I grew up in Arlington and graduated from Sibley East High School in 2001. I then attended Hennepin Technical College and have been a Licensed Dental Assistant since 2002. I was welcomed to Gustafson Family and Implant Dentistry team in the fall of 2023. There are many things I enjoy about dentistry, but helping patients be confident with their smile is at the top of the list, along with making patients feel more comfortable while in our office. Every patient’s situation is unique and I like being able to assist in making people feel welcomed and cared for no matter what their needs are. Outside of work, I am a mom of six kids so most of my spare time is spent cooking, shopping and attending their various activities. I also enjoy camping, golfing, visiting wineries and traveling to new destinations with my husband.
I have worked at Gustafson Family & Implant Dentistry since March 2021. Providing a sterile environment for our patients is important to me. It comforts me to know our patients are so well taken care of at our office. I enjoy meeting new people and watching them leave with a smile. I am currently attending Mankato State University to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Outside of the office, I enjoy family time, going for runs, and finding new coffee shops!
Dentistry has changed so much over my 40+ years in the field. Technology and diagnostic advancements have kept my passion for helping my patients achieve their optimal dental health. Some of my greatest joys have been watching these patients reach those goals. In 2021, I became certified in Diode Laser Therapy to further help my patients. I have been blessed with working for Gustafson Family & Implant Dentistry for over 6 years. My husband and I live in the country with 10 acres. My hobbies include gardening, cooking, entertaining, and photography. In my spare time I love spending time with our 2 daughters and grandson.
Brittney grew up outside of Green Isle and received her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Argosy University in 2006. She joined Gustafson Family & Implant Dentistry in 2017. She loves to educate patients while providing gentle yet thorough dental hygiene appointments and focuses on prevention by helping patients make the best decision for their overall health. In 2021, she was certified to use a soft tissue diode laser through the Advanced Dental Hygiene program. Brittney is also a trained Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist and completed the MyoMentor program in 2023. She aims to help adults and children with dysfunctions related to the tongue, airway and breathing. Brittney lives on a farm outside of Henderson with her family. In her free time, she loves to read, craft, bake, spend time at the cabin in northern MN, and spend time with family and friends.
I was welcomed into the Gustafson Family & Implant Dentistry Team in July of 2022. I quickly learned that “Family” in Gustafson Family & Implant Dentistry meant so much more than just a word and I was privileged to be a part of it. As a Treatment Coordinator, we are one of the first and last faces you see when you come to your appointment. Helping you understand more about your treatment needs, financial responsibility, and insurance policy are important to me. When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my family camping, vacationing, and watching our daughter play sports. I also enjoy crafting, putting puzzles together, and flossing!
I originally went to Vocational School for Dental Assisting and practiced in an office for 7 years. I then changed fields and went into retail for 14 years. Then after a long time of working at home I went back to dentistry here at Gustafson Family & Implant Dentistry. Wow! Has dentistry changed! Technology has improved and changed all aspects of dentistry, so much so that I am much more comfortable at the Front Desk. I did retire for one year! I missed the patients so much and all of the staff that I had to come back to my happy place. Outside of the office, I love to bake, and spend time with my grandchildren while we look for new adventures. We raise chickens for the eggs and have a huge garden. I love to can the vegetables we grow and find new recipes. My other part time job is remodeling old homes. We are now working on our 13th house in Arlington. It is so rewarding to take a neglected property and make it new and functional again, kind of like dentistry when Dr. Jared does a full mouth construction.
I have worked in the field of Dentistry for 5 years as part of the Business Staff. I learn something new everyday as a Treatment Coordinator helping patients understand more about their treatment needs. I’m proud and honored to be a part of the Team at Gustafson Family & Implant Dentistry because we all care deeply about the experience each patient has at our practice.
Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband and family camping, fishing, hiking, scuba diving, and vacations to new places. I also enjoy reading and learning new skills such as crocheting.