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I have had many patients ask me through my years in dentistry, how do you do what you do? To many people, working in the mouth, and not only working in it, enjoying and loving my work, is something they can’t quite understand. And after some self reflection, I have come to the the realization that my passions in life are perfectly suited for my calling to be a dentist.
Art, science, and people. That’s is the gift that dentistry gives me everyday. For as long as I can remember , I have always loved art. Some of my earliest memories are me with a pencils and paper drawing. Then, as I went through school, I discovered I also had a natural inclination for science. Friends of my family’s were teachers and would give us old text books, and I would spend afternoons looking through them learning about what lightning is or how flowers grow. That love for science and art is a great foundation for dentistry. But it wouldn’t mean as much without my third love, getting to work with people.
Growing up in a big family, I have always been surrounded by people and the love for conversation was born. It’s the one on one conversations that I particularly enjoy. When I started my work in dentistry over 20 years ago, I found that learning about patients, having those important meaningful conversations, are just as important to good outcomes as the best technology in dentistry.
This love for art, science, and people has fueled my passion for dentistry, and has directed me through my dental career first as a hygienist, then as a dentist, and driven me through thousands of hours of continuing education to hone my skills. I even found a life partner that shares my passion in dentistry. We often have had “date night” together watching interesting dental lectures and presentations.
This love for dentistry has led me here, to Oxboro Family Dental. To a place where Dr Engan and the incredible team have been providing care for their patients for many years. With Dr Engan , I have found a kindred dental spirit in his passion for dentistry. And as he changes his focus to other loves in his life in retirement, I am joyed as he passes me the baton to continue the journey.
Dr. Engan is a University of Minnesota graduate. He has a long list of advanced education which includes a two year course of study in orthodontics and orthopedics. Along with courses in implants and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Engan always seeks the most advanced techniques and current technology to benefit his patients.
On a personal level, he enjoys spending time with his wife Connie at their home on Prior Lake. His passions include travel, snowboarding, skiing and scuba diving.
Denise is a licensed Dental Assistant
In her 32 years of assisting, 28 of those years have been alongside Dr. Engan.
Denise grew up in Bloomington, MN and raised her family in Farmington, MN where she lives.
In time away from the office, she is always working on some DIY project around her home. Denise also enjoys snowmobiling and spending time with family and friends at her camper home on Rush Lake.
Sandy has been a Dental Hygienist for 31 years. She graduated from Mankato State University with a degree in Dental Hygiene.
She has been part of Dr. Engan’s Dental Team for 26 years after joining him in 1991.
Sandy enjoys spending her time away from the office with family and friends. She also loves to garden in the summer months and is involved in a local women’s club that keeps her very busy.
Michelle grew up in Bloomington, MN and graduated from Kennedy High School.
She has been in the dental field for 20 years, both in the business office and as a Licensed and Certified Dental Assistant.
Michelle has been working with what she calls an amazing team here for 7 years and is an integral part of what happens in the practice.
In her spare time Michelle enjoys being with her family and friends.
Connie has enjoyed being part of the team with Dr. Engan for 23 years. She likes the variety of working in all areas of the clinic, helping where needed. The accounting department is where she spends most of her time.
Working as a team and savoring long-term relationships with our patients is very rewarding to her.
Away from the office environment, Connie spends time walking her dogs, cooking and being outdoors as much as possible. Any time with family and friends is important to her.
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