MEET THE DENTISTS
Joe Gregorich, DDS
Dr. Joe was born and raised in Duluth! He is a 1999 graduate of Duluth Central High School, earned his B.A. from Saint John’s University, and his D.D.S. from the University of MN School of Dentistry.
Dr. Joe practices in all areas of dentistry. He is an alumni of Whitecap Institute Center for Dental Implant Training, and provides comprehensive implant services and bone management (bone grafts). He is certified in providing Cerec one-appointment crowns and Clear Correct
Orthodontics (invisible braces). He performs cosmetic dental services, extractions and root canals.
Dr. Joe is a member of the American Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Association. He also has been consistently obtaining over 50 hours of continuing education each year of his career.
Joe truly enjoys practicing dentistry; he has a passion for the science and art of the field. When he is not at the office, he enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.
Nicholas Matack, DDS
Dr. Joe has waited for the right dentist to join our practice, and Dr. Nic is it! His deep roots in Duluth, medical background, meticulous nature, and compassionate demeanor will provide our patients with the highest standard of care they have come to expect.
Nic received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, graduating second in his class! He was born and raised in Duluth. Prior to his dental education, Nic completed his undergraduate degree at the University of MN Duluth. He then earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy and practiced as a Physical Therapist in Duluth for 6 years. His high academic and clinical performance in dental school earned him the opportunity to take advanced classes in specialty areas of dental surgery. He prides himself in understanding patients. He is an excellent listener and encourages his patients to advocate for their needs. He feels strongly about educating patients so they can make the best decision for their dental health.
Nic and his wife, Emily, have been married since 2007. Nic is passionate about running, cooking, traveling, photography, camping, and fishing. He has a soft spot for animals, especially dogs.
MEET THE STAFF
Dianne is our appointment coordinator for current and recall patients. In her personal life she is happily married to her husband for over 35 years. She has a daughter who is a PharmD in Fort Dodge, Iowa, and a son and daughter-in-law who live in Duluth. Dianne’s son and daughter-in-law have blessed her with two grandsons that keep her very busy. She also enjoys her summers entertaining friends and family, gardening, and preserving the produce that she grows. She and her husband raise chickens, ducks, and one huge Bernese Mountain dog named “Bernie”.
Donna, R.D.H., Hygienist
Donna grew up in Bloomer, WI and received her BS in Dental Hygiene and Public Health from MN State University – Mankato. In 2010, her husband’s job brought them to Duluth from Austin, MN where she worked for 31 years as a hygienist. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time at her parents and in-laws lake homes. As an empty-nester she stays busy camping, hiking, biking, fishing, crafting, quilting as well as reading. Not making long drives to enjoy the Northland has been great!
Nicolette is a new resident to the Duluth/Superior area who just recently moved from Chicago. She enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, going to the gym, watching movies and shopping.
Erik grew up in Cotton MN, and graduated from Cotton High School in 1996. He attended Lake Superior College and graduated with an associates degree in dental hygiene in 2000. In 2001 Erik married his bride Sarah, and they have had three beautiful children together: Ada, Olen, and Rena. They have a busy home! In his spare time he enjoys hunting and fishing but above all else he loves to play with Barbie’s and Hot Wheels with the kids.
Laurie, R.D.H., Hygienist
Laurie wanted to be a hygienist since childhood. In fact, when she was just a pig-tailed grade schooler, she was already lining up her Cabbage Patch dolls for their “happy teeth cleaning” visits. She got her A.A. degree in Dental Hygiene from Lake Superior College in 2002. Immediately after graduating, Laurie started her dental hygiene career in the Twin Cities suburb of Chaska. After getting married in 2004, it only took her husband 2 years to convince her that Duluth is a much more fun place to live. They packed their bags, headed north, and Laurie began working in October 2006 where she’s been happily cleaning teeth ever since. When she’s not polishing pearly whites, odds are you’ll find Laurie at the cabin, sitting in a floatie reading her Nook, or taking a lazy spin around the lake in her kayak during the summer months. During the rest of the year, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Mat and their two labs, Gretta and Reese. She also loves to golf and is learning how to be an excellent gardener.
Brianne is originally from Cotton and has been in the dental assisting field since 2000. She has additional training in expanded restorative function through the University of Minnesota and in CEREC same-day crown design and processing. She is truly an expert in her profession and thoroughly enjoys interaction with the patients she serves. Brianne has 3 children, and enjoys warm sunny days, working out, fishing, camping, hunting, and quality time with her family and friends.
Nicole is originally from Embarrass and completed the dental assisting program at HCC in 2010. She has additional training in CEREC, same day crown design, and processing. She is passionate about dentistry and truly enjoys the work she does. Nicole has a dog named Sadie and enjoys reading and spending time with her friends and family.
Tawnya joined our office in July of 2015 as an assistant. You'll see her helping the front desk and assisting the doctor chair side. She has always loved the medical field and has a degree as a medical laboratory technician but found the dental field to be fun and fascinating. She enjoys talking with our patients, getting to know them, and making sure they have a great experience with every visit. Outside of work, she keeps busy with her photography business and her two little boys Landon and Jett. Tawnya enjoys gardening, crafts, and spending time at the cabin with family and friends.