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Southside Dental Center

Meet the Team at Southside Dental Center

At Southside Dental Care, we are committed to offering you the most comfortable dental experience possible. Our dedicated team doesn't just offer high quality care that improves your oral health – we practice dentistry that is completely personalized to address any problem or concern. We can do this so effectively because each member of our team takes time to get to know you so we can better understand your needs, desires, and priorities. When you speak, we listen!

Our dedicated team understands the value of great oral health, and we do everything possible to help you understand it, too. We like nothing better than seeing our satisfied patients leave our office with a happy, healthy smile. We're happy to share that this year we were recognized by Monticello Times for Best Dentist in Monticello. Please take a moment to get to know us!


Dr. Derek Abramowski

Dr. Derek Abramowski attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. Dr. Abramowski grew up in Buffalo, MN, and always knew that he wanted to return to this area to practice dentistry and serve his community. He is an active member of the Monticello chapter of the Rotary Club, a charity and volunteer organization that regularly participates in programs which benefit the community.

In his free time, Dr. Abramowski enjoys spending time with family and friends. He stays fit and active by playing football, basketball and golf. Dr. Abramowski is an avid outdoorsman and is currently looking for a good hunting dog to accompany him.

“I love working with people and having the ability to change their lives. A person's smile is closely tied to their self-esteem, and few other careers offer an opportunity to provide such a drastic and dramatic change as making over someone's smile. I love to work with the new, constantly changing technology in the dental field, and my goal is to make going to the dentist easier and less scary for everyone.” – Dr. Abramowski


Registered Dental Hygienist

Kristi is a native of Two Harbors, MN and a graduate of St. Cloud Technical College. She is a recipient of Colgate’s Student Total Achievement Recognition (STAR), an award granted each year to a graduating student who demonstrates excellence and commitment to dental hygiene.

Kristi has been with Southside Dental Center since 2002 and loves the interaction and conversations she has with both patients and staff. As an experienced professional, Kristi is proud to help patients reach their dental goals of a healthy mouth and smile.

During her free time, Kristi enjoys being with her family and friends, reading, her book club, and outdoor activities like hiking, snowmobiling, boating, and gardening. 


Registered Dental Hygienist

Deanna is a native of Zimmerman, MN and has been with our practice since 2011. She is a graduate of St. Cloud Technical College and enjoys building trusting relationships with her patients so they feel comfortable in her care. Deanna finds it highly rewarding to watch the reactions of patients as the health of their smiles improves with every visit.

When she is not helping her patients at Southside Dental Center, Deanna enjoys being with her friends, traveling with her husband and three small children, and spending time outdoors. 


Office Manager/Registered Dental Assistant

Sara received her dental assistant degree from Hennepin Technical College and has been with Southside Dental Center since 2004. She is an International Falls, MN native and currently lives in Buffalo. Sara enjoys developing relationships with her patients.

When time permits, Sara loves spending time with her family and friends, and traveling whenever possible. 


Registered Dental Assistant

Sheila is a graduate of North Hennepin Technical College and has been with Southside Dental Center since 1999. She is proud to have had the opportunity to work with so many wonderful patients and help them achieve the beautiful smile they have always wanted.

Sheila is a native of St. Michael and enjoys spending free time with family and friends, traveling, reading, hiking, running, and being outdoors.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Karen is a native of Albertville, MN and is the newest member of our team. She is a graduate of the Normandale dental hygiene program. Karen loves learning about her patients and their families so she can help them achieve optimal oral health.

An avid hockey fan, Karen enjoys watching the Wild with her family. During the offseason, Karen and her family enjoy camping and traveling with their RV.


Registered Dental Assistant

Keira is the newest member of the team here at Southside Dental and has made a wonderful addition to the team! She grew up here in Monticello and went to school in St. Cloud where she received her certification as a Dental Assistant. She's been with us here since June and we couldn't be happier to have her!

Her favorite part of the job is the interaction with patients and the variety we see all day long. Working with a friendly team makes the job enjoyable as well!

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors hunting and fishing or just hanging out with friends and family.

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