About Your Team

Ari Lederman, DDS

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn." - Xunzi

My Mission

“I am committed to empowering my patients to achieve their best possible state of oral health and enjoy a renewed sense of self-confidence. From routine preventative hygiene to complex restorations, every facet of your comprehensive dental care is provided with skill, commitment, and kindness.”


Hennepin Healthcare (HCMC) - Minneapolis, MNGeneral Practice Residency

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities School of Dentistry – Minneapolis, MNDoctor of Dental Surgery

Northwestern University – Evanston, ILBachelor of Arts

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Lederman has pursued advanced education in contemporary dental materials and technology, including esthetic ceramics, low-dose digital radiography, intraoral optical scanning, and clear aligner orthodontics. He is a member of the Minnesota Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Life & Hobbies

A native of the Twin Cities, Dr. Lederman continues to live in Minneapolis and enjoy all of the outstanding food, theater, and music that downtown has to offer.  In 2020, he added a Golden Retriever puppy to his family named Dolly Jolene (in honor of the COVID vaccine philanthropist and Grammy-winning artist of the same name). Dr. Lederman particularly loves having the opportunity to use his experience and expertise to give back to his community and expand dental access for his fellow Minnesotans through his participation in the Mission of Mercy and Give Kids a Smile Day programs.

In 2021, Dr. Lederman became a volunteer Covid-19 vaccinator in the Minnesota Medical Reserve Corps."

Diane , Dental Hygienist

“A healthy mouth contributes to a healthy body!”

“My mission is to educate patients regarding their dental hygiene and provide state of the art treatment so they can successfully maintain optimal oral health for a lifetime. I look forward to providing you with this treatment in the safest, most comfortable environment possible so that you will look forward to your visit also.”

Education & Professional Background

  • Managed the in-patient dental program at St. Luke’s Hospital and guest taught at the University of Minnesota Dental School and the University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Bachelor of Science in Management: Cardinal Stritch University - Milwaukee, WI
  • Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene: University of Minnesota Duluth – Duluth, MN

Personal Life

Diane grew up on the North Shore of Lake Superior and still loves to be outside, whether it’s hiking, biking, swimming, tennis, or golf.

Barb , Dental Hygienist

“You can’t have a healthy body without a healthy mouth!”

“My mission is to help our patients understand the intimate connection between optimal oral health and improved overall physical wellbeing so they can enjoy the many benefits and reduced risks for associated complications.”

Education & Professional Background

  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership: St. Mary’s University of Minnesota – Winona, MN
  • Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene: University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN
  • Barb is a member of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, the Dental Hygienists Association, and the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

Personal Life

Barb lives in Richfield with her husband, Brandt and their two daughters. As they navigate middle school together, they enjoy playing games, camping, hiking, and watching movies (especially sci-fi).

Sam , Dental Assistant

“Flossing is my cardio!”

“I love working in dentistry and I look forward to every opportunity to make our patients feel completely welcome and as comfortable as possible while in our care.”

Education & Professional Background

  • Associate Degree in Dental Assisting: Herzing University – Minneapolis, MN

Personal Life

In her free time, Sam enjoys painting and a good cup of coffee.

Barbara , Business Assistant

Kelly , Practice Manager

Trisha , Dental Hygienist

"Brush at night to keep your teeth, brush in the morning to keep your friends."

"My mission is to care for and educate patients on preventing or stabilizing disease and maintaining optimal oral health in a safe and comfortable environment."

Education & Professional Background

  • Academy of Laster Dentistry Certified
  • Volunteer Dentistry in Zacapa, Guatemala
  • Graduated 1st in Dental Hygiene, Class of 2010
  • Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene: Indiana University Northwest - Gary, IN
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre : Indiana University Northwest - Gary, IN

Personal Life

Trisha moved to downtown Minneapolis from Chicago summer 2020. She loves to travel. Trisha is passionate about the theater, both in creating and experiencing. She is curently planning her wedding for fall 2021!