Your Cheers Dental Team

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Dr. Fred Hermanson Cheers Dental

Dr. Fred Hermanson DDS

Dr. Hermanson places your comfort at the forefront of his care and provides the promise of total relaxation paired with the assurance that everyone in the office is committed to your healthy, winning smile. This is what makes him one of the best dentists in the state. In fact, more than 350 patients have recently given him a solid five-star rating for excellence.

Dr. Hermanson has more than 30 years of experience providing cosmetic, implant and family dental care to individuals of all ages. His attention to detail and methods of educating patients regarding what they can expect regarding their appointment solidifies his appeal to all ages. He and his staff are excellent communicators.

Dr. Hermanson has been the Official Dentist of Miss Minnesota USA since 2003, and he has worked with other contestants such as Miss Wyoming, Miss Wisconsin, Miss South Dakota and Miss North Dakota. He also serves as the dentist for some of the local sports figures and was among the first general dentists in Minnesota to become certified in sedation dentistry. His expertise and influence are far-reaching.

Education
Dr. Hermanson received an undergraduate degree in biology from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, and a dental degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He also completed Level II in post-graduate esthetic dentistry and was among the first nine dentists (out of 2,500) to earn the Certificate of Achievement for Continuing Education at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, where he has served as a visiting instructor and lecturer.

Memberships
• American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
• American Dental Association®
• Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
• Minnesota Dental Association
• University of Minnesota Advisory Board

Dr. Nathan McMillon Cheers Dental

Dr. Nathan McMillon DDS

Dr. Nathan was born and raised in Lakeville, Minnesota. He is an alum of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he received his Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology, and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Iowa in June 2022. He is proud to have acquired a taste of what the Midwest has to offer, and as a bit of a “homebody,” is ecstatic about returning close to home to practice dentistry.

As someone who was committed to becoming a dentist since 6th grade, he is more motivated now than ever to continue to immerse himself in the field of dentistry and expand his skills through continuing education. Becoming a “one-stop-shop” resource for the patients he sees here at Cheers Dental is one of his goals. One of his biggest motivators is to be able to help one love themselves more through the use of dentistry in terms of maintaining oral health, and loving the way they feel and look when they smile. He especially encourages patients with dental anxiety to come for a visit because he is motivated to do what he can to overturn the “fear of dentistry” stigma, and help educate people about their oral health one patient at a time.

Outside of the office, you will find Dr. Nathan outside playing sports including pickleball, basketball, softball, flag football, and golf.

Dr. Nathan loves to visit and socialize with his friends and family and will spend many weekends traveling for concerts, weddings, Vikings games, and other social activities.

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Sheldon Cheers Dental Registered Hygienist

Sheldon

Registered Dental Hygienist

Sheldon is our dental hygienist! He earned an associate degree in dental hygiene from Rochester Community and Technical College in 1999 and later received his bachelor’s degree in science of dental hygiene in May of 2015. He is the founder and president of Smiles Around Minnesota, a nonprofit that helps underserved, underinsured and uninsured residents of Minnesota gain dental hygiene care.

When talking about dentistry, Sheldon explains, “Dental hygiene is all about whole body health promotion, from control of chronic inflammation to nutrition, and communication with people to promote positive lifestyles. I was going to be an elementary education teacher, but instead I am able to teach people of all ages how to live their best life.”

Sheldon is married to his best friend and extraordinary wife, Kristy, and together they have three fun and talented children: Dylan, Ireland and Nolan. His hobbies include traveling with his family around the United States to historical sites; going to theme parks, national and state parks; as well as hiking and playing sports; and playing board games, card games and video games. He also enjoys playing fantasy football and fantasy baseball when not playing the real thing, doing weightlifting training, running, watching movies, studying history and learning about nutritional and holistic health. He also enjoys all aspects of his hobby farm.

Sheldon hopes to inspire all of the people he works with both patients and coworkers in a way that brings glory to his savior Jesus Christ.

Theresa Dental Hygienist Cheers Dental

Theresa

Registered Dental Hygienist

Theresa received her degree from the University of Minnesota and has been practicing dental hygiene for over 35 years. She loves working with people and her goal is to deliver high-quality comfortable care to all her patients.

In her free time, she enjoys being with her family, gardening, golfing, camping and volunteering at her church and school.

Peggy Licensed Dental Assistant Cheers Dental

Peggy

Licensed Dental Assistant

Peggy has been working as a licensed dental assistant for over 17 years, after earning her degree at Lakeland College.

She has three children and six grandchildren to keep her busy. In her remaining time, she enjoys biking, gardening, scrapbooking and spending time with friends and family. She entered the dental profession because she has a great joy in helping to create smiles that boost patients’ confidence and self-esteem.

Peggy also volunteers with Prince of Peace and Give Kids a Smile.

Nila Licensed Dental Assistant Cheers Dental

Nila

Licensed Dental Assistant

Nilmini (Nila) has been working as an assistant in the dental field since 1996. She is nationally certified, Minnesota licensed and has taken numerous continuing education hours. She is extremely proud to be a part of a dynamic team of professionals and enjoys working in an environment that promotes excellent oral health. She prides herself on making them feel comfortable during their regular dental visits and designing home care strategies to help maintain their dental health.

Nila is a mother of two sons and enjoys gardening, photography, and traveling with her husband.

Larissa Licensed Dental Assistant Cheers Dental

Larissa

Licensed Dental Assistant

Larisa is an experienced dental assistant with over 25 years on the job. There is never a dull moment for her, as her job involves a wide variety of tasks on a daily basis.

When out of the office she likes gardening, traveling, and being exposed to a new culture.

Jean Financial Coordinator Cheers Dental

Jean

Financial Coordinator & Reception

Jean has been with Cheers Dental for 30 years and began working at the front desk in 2016.

She has her bachelors from the University of Minnesota, is certified in computer programming and is a licensed massage therapist. She is an avid tennis player and biker and loves dentistry because there’s always more to learn.

Jane Office Manager Cheers Dental

Jane

Office Manager

Jane has been in the dental world for 30+ years starting as a hygienist for 25 years and advancing into an office manager role over the last few years. Her love of dentistry started as a small child with her grandfather (Dentist) showing her the ropes. She has achieved her greatest satisfaction from working closely with the patients to improve their dental health and have a bright smile again.

Jane is very connected with the community as she has lived her since she was 10 years old. She enjoys meeting new patients, making new friends, and seeing those familiar faces from the past. She is involved in Moms & Neighbors group, that supports families in need located in school district 196. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and camping with friends and family. Her greatest passion is her children and 2 grandchildren who live up north.

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