Mike Henrickson, DDS (Burnsville and Eden Prairie)
Dr. Mike Henrickson grew up in the greater Minneapolis – St. Paul area. As a son of Dr. Myron Henrickson, who was also a dentist, Dr. Mike aspired to continue in his father’s footsteps. He attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2004. After graduating from dental school, he attended the University of Florida and completed Advanced Education in General Dentistry, gaining priceless experience in procedures that are mainly done by specialists. While participating in this program, Dr. Mike completed the Dawson series on occlusion and worked with some of the most respected dentists in the world. After completing his residency in 2005, he joined his dad in Maplewood and became the owner of Henrickson Dental in 2008; his father retired in 2014.
Dr. Mike has completed many continuing education courses, and he attends monthly meetings with a Seattle Study Club. He is also a member of The Academy of General Dentistry, the Minnesota Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. Dr. Mike Henrickson has mentored many newly-graduated dentists, and he has lectured on various topics in the field of dentistry.
Dr. Mike provides superior dental care by incorporating patient education, comfort, and technology. He also knows how important it is to give back. Dr. Mike organizes volunteering events for his office, such as serving meals at The Ronald McDonald House, preparing meals for Feed My Starving Children, and planning an annual dental mission trip with Great Shape, Inc., the 1000 Smiles program where he and his team travel to Jamaica to provide dental treatment to adults in the rural communities.
In his free time, Dr. Mike enjoys spending time with his wife, Laura, their son, Max, and their daughter, Madeline. He is also an avid sports fan who loves skiing and playing golf, tennis, and hockey.
Dr. Ballinger, DDS
Dr. Ballinger comes to us with an education from The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, where she graduated with honors in 1996. She decided to further her education by enrolling in the Advanced Education of General Dentistry while working for a prosthodontist in the evenings.
Dr. Ballinger has years of experience in all areas of dentistry and is grateful to have the education and the abilities to treat her patients-seeing each of her patients leave the office with a healthy, happy smile is her goal each and every day.
In her free time, Dr. Ballinger can be found with friends and family. She enjoys gardening and spending time outside.
Daniel Dahl, DDS (Eden Prairie)
Dr. Daniel Dahl has been at Twin Cities Modern Dentistry since September 2017. He grew up in northwest Minnesota, earned his Bachelor of Arts in biology from Luther College in 2006, and graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry with his DDS in 2012. He then entered into active duty service as an officer and dentist in the U.S. Air Force. He completed a 1-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Offutt Air Force Base, NE, in August 2013 and transferred to Kadena Air Base, Japan, until July of 2017. He has since moved back to Minneapolis and transitioned into the Air Force Reserve. Dr. Dahl is an avid fisherman and loves camping, canoeing, singing, and cycling trips with his wife and partner, Lydia.
Meet Our Team
At Twin Cities Modern Dentistry, we are pleased to have a dental team that is full of committed, knowledgeable, and skilled dental professionals. We love helping our patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles that help increase their self-confidence, and we want do all we can to help you feel comfortable during every visit. We welcome you to get to know our team before your visit with our dentists in Eden Prarie and Burnsville, Minnesota, and we look forward to getting to know you!
April, Office Manager (Eden Prairie)
April has worked with Dr. Henrickson for over five years and with the previous owner for two years. She has been in the dental field for over 15 years, and has worked with several types of dentistry, from general care to oral surgery. April strives for excellent patient care and service to ensure our patients’ needs are met and they are happy. She loves the reward of seeing the smile on a patient’s face when they leave the office after dental treatment. Outside the office, April enjoys crafting, cooking, watching football, kayaking, kickboxing, and spending time with family and friends. She is involved in humanitarian work, and has completed three trips to Jamaica for 1000 Smiles/ Great Shape, Inc., providing dental care and education to children and their families.
Jackie, Dental Hygienist (Eden Prairie)
Jackie attended Rasmussen College for an Associate of Applied Science degree in business management, with a double emphasis in sales and marketing and medical. She then earned her Associate of Applied Science in dental assisting and dental hygiene from Herzing University. Jackie is passionate about her profession as a dental hygienist and loves interacting with the patients and motivating them to better care for their oral health. Her passion, energy, attention to detail, empathy, and efficiency make her a great asset to our practice, and she loves working together as a team to help patients. When Jackie is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her son, Jeantaé, and her dog, Daisy, as well as reading, cooking, baking, travelling, relaxing, and taking long walks. She also volunteers with Great Shape, Inc. in Jamaica and Give Kids a Smile in the US, and is a greeter at her church.
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Julie, Dental Assistant (Burnsville and Eden Prairie)
Julie graduated from Lakeland Dental and Medical Academy and has been a certified dental assistant since 1992. She joined Twin Cities Modern Dentistry September 2014. Julie is the lead assistant for our team, and her strong work ethic and precise attention to detail allow patients to feel confident and comfortable in the dental chair. She works at three locations. She enjoys her work as the lead assistant in our growing practice, as it allows her to use her highly skilled expertise to teach others and work within a group of people and patients that she loves. When she is outside of the office, Julie keeps busy with her family (3 children and 2 dogs), and she loves spending time with family and friends.
Chue Cha, DDS (Burnsville)
Dr. Chue Cha is originally from California, and he received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 2016. Afterwards, he completed a General Practice Residency program at the University of Minnesota, where he fell in love with the state and decided to stay.
Dr. Cha always greets his patients with a friendly smile and is known for his kindness, competence, and attention to detail. Dr. Cha believes in delivering the highest quality of care through empathy, innovation, and frequent critical review.
In his free time, Dr. Cha enjoys cooking, playing guitar, singing, and exploring the Twin Cities.