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.”

Education

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.

Barbara , Business Assistant

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight." Phyllis Diller

“My mission is to spread joy and kindness to those I meet, service and work with each day.”

Education & Professional Background

  • Retired Dentist from University of San Antonio Texas Health Science Center - School of Dentistry
  • Retired Pharmacist from South Dakota State University
  • Worked in dental offices in San Antonio TX, Shoreline WA, US Army Kwajalein Atoll Mashall Islands, St Paul and Centerville MN.
  • Worked at Dental Arts since 2012

Personal Life

Barbara enjoys reading, watching movies, car camping, and spending time with her family and two grown daughters.

Kelly , Practice Manager

“My mission is to empower and support my team through hands on training and leadership so they can deliver the best patient care and stay happy doing what they love!”

Education & Professional Background

  • Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Photography with a minor in Philosophy: Lehman College - Bronx, NY.
  • Prior to dental she worked in retail managment for fourteen years before finding her forever home in the dental industry supporting Doctors and teams.

Personal Life

Kelly loves spending time with her husband, Danny, and daughter, Bella, doing anything outdoors. They love to travel, swim and dance. They also do Jiu Jitsu as a family!

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!

Teri , Dental Assistant

“A smile a day keeps the Doctor away!"

“My mission is to educate, care and support my patients and my Doctor.”

Education & Professional Background

  • Associates Degree in Art: Dakota college at bottineau - Bottineau, ND
  • Associates Degree in Dental Assisting: Hennepin Technical College - Minneapolis, MN
  • Bachelor of Science in Business: Mankato State University - Mankato, MN
  • Has been a Dental Assistant for over seventeen years.

Personal Life

Teri enjoys walking, reading and riding her motorcycle. She especially loves spending time with her grandson.