Dr. Mark Greenwood
Dr. Mark Greenwood trained in dentistry at the University of Minnesota. After completing a general practice dental residency at Methodist Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, he returned to Minneapolis to complete his training in pediatric dentistry at Children's Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Greenwood is an approved consultant for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and an Adjunct Professor for Preventive Sciences at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He participates as a member of the University of Minnesota Cleft Palate Clinic and has served as president of both the Minnesota Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Minnesota Society of Dentistry for Children. He enjoys working with patients with special needs and helping all children develop healthy outlooks toward their dental visits. Dr. Greenwood enjoys photography, swing dancing, bicycling and spending time with his four children.
Dr. Sally Schuette
"We don't just work here," says this mother of two, "we really like the kids." Dr. Sally Schuette received her undergraduate and dental education at the University of Minnesota. She practiced public health dentistry before returning to the University of Minnesota to specialize in pediatric dentistry. There, she completed her master's thesis on dental decay in children undergoing bone marrow transplantation. Dr. Schuette is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, International College of Dentists and National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped. She is also a past-president of the Minnesota Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. When not fighting tooth decay in the office, she consults for Children's Hospitals & Clinics and travels annually to provide dental care to HIV-positive children outside the United States in Romania and, most recently, Uganda. In addition, Dr. Schuette enjoys gardening, cycling and downhill skiing with her daughters and her husband, Wally.
Dr. Pamela Erickson
Dr. Pamela Erickson received her dental degree from the University of Minnesota, as well as a certificate in pediatric dentistry and a Ph.D. in oral biology. She is a former member of the faculty of the University of Minnesota, where she held numerous appointments, including Director of Pediatric Dentistry and the prestigious McKnight Professorship. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and is board certified in the specialty of pediatric dentistry. She is currently the President-elect of the Minnesota Chapter of The International College of Dentists, has served as the president of the Minnesota Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is also a member of the Minnesota Dental Association and American Dental Association. Dr. Erickson consults for Children's Hospitals & Clinics and is the X-Ray Lead for the Minnesota Mission of Mercy. Now that her four sons are older, she enjoys spending more time doing various crafts. Her favorite crafts include glass fusing and quilting, for which she has received numerous awards.
Dr. Gayathri Sambasivan
Dr. Gayathri Sambasivan received her dental degree from the University of Madras, India in 1991. After completing a general dentistry residency and two years in private practice, she moved to Minnesota to specialize in pediatric dentistry. She received a certificate in pediatric dentistry and a master's degree at the University of Minnesota. She then completed a fellowship at Kosair Children's Hospital, University of Kentucky. Following the fellowship, she joined the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry as a full -time faculty member. During her career as a faculty member, she served as the Undergraduate Program Director in Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic. She was especially involved in the care of children with special needs and medically compromising conditions. She worked with the university's Community Clinic providing care for underprivileged children. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is board certified in the specialty of pediatric dentistry. Dr. Sambasivan consults for Children's Hospitals & Clinics and is a member of their Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic. She enjoys traveling, music, reading and spending time with her husband, Sriram, and their two sons.
Dr. Thekla Swanson
Dr. Thekla Swanson graduated from the School of Dentistry and received a certificate in pediatric dentistry and a master's degree at the University of Minnesota. She grew up in Minneapolis and attended Bowdoin College in Maine, where she enjoyed playing on the women's soccer team. After college, she worked as an emergency medical technician at Minneapolis Children's Hospital. She continues to serve as a member of their craniofacial team. She enjoys working with children and has volunteered at local preschools, taught downhill skiing classes and served as a mentor to disadvantaged children. Dr. Swanson worked for several years at an inner-city dental clinic, primarily serving underprivileged children. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, skiing and spending time with her husband, Justin, and their children.
Dr. Lisa Abadeer
Dr. Lisa Abadeer graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and completed her general practice residency at the University of Minnesota as well. She completed her pediatric dental specialty training at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. She is a member of the Craniofacial Team at Children's Hospitals & Clinics and has a special interest in infant oral health. Dr. Abadeer is a Fellow and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the American Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Association. She is involved in humanitarian dental care and has provided care to children in China, Mongolia, Cambodia, and Egypt. Dr. Abadeer enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews, reading, cooking, skiing and traveling.
Dr. Daniel Fallon
Dr. Daniel Fallon was born and raised in Bemidji, Minnesota, where he enjoyed participating in a variety of sports, particularly hockey. Following high school, he attended the University of Minnesota Duluth where he studied biology. Dr. Fallon gained early admission to dental school based on his outstanding GPA and early completion of his dental prerequisites. He went on to graduate from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2009. Dr. Fallon began his dental career in the public health sector, practicing at Marshfield Clinic in Neillsville, Wisconsin. After working there for almost two years, he returned to the University of Minnesota for his residency in pediatric dentistry. While completing specialty training, he conducted research on novel caries detection systems involving quantitative light-induced fluorescence. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, watching movies, kayaking, running, being at the cabin and spending time with his wife, Rachel, and their daughter.