Dr. Merry graduated from the School of Dentistry at the University of Minnesota in 1984, followed by advanced training in Public Health. As a student she received awards in oral medicine, student leadership and public service. As a faculty member at the University for eight years, she taught oral diagnosis and emergency dentistry with a research focus on antibiotic pre-medication and the oral manifestations of HIV/AIDS. For the next seven years, she taught anesthesia, pain management and pharmacology to dental hygiene students. In addition, she has consulted for numerous insurance companies in fraud prevention and network management. She sees patients at her private practice in Eden Prairie, MN and is certified to provide Lumineers veneers, Invisalign and Clear Correct orthodontics and has been trained on the E4D for CAD/CAM dentistry. She is a member of the Academy for Sports Dentistry, has taken courses related to preventing and treating sports injuries and is certified as a Team Dentist. She volunteers providing dental care for US Olympic athletes and serves as Team Dentist for the Minnesota Vikings. Dr. Merry was instrumental in coordinating TeamSmile events with the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings.
Dr. Merry is passionate in her love for children. She has 4 adult children, 4 grandchildren and has hosted 23 foster children. Along with spending time with her family and friends, she is active in her church and enjoys running, yoga and dog training.
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children…to leave the world a better place…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson