Dr. Tom Dresen was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, the middle child of three. Tom attended St. Thomas Academy from 1979 to 1985. He graduated with honors from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota in 1989 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Biology and Chemistry. Tom attended dental school at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1993 with honors.
Following dental school, he served three years in the US Navy Dental Corps, stationed in NAS Brunswick, Maine for two years, then in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for one year. Tom left active service to pursue three years of graduate training in prosthodontics at the Milwaukee Veterans Medical Center, which he completed in June of 1999.
Tom has been practicing in the Woodbury community since 1999. He is a member of the MDA, MARD, ADA, True North Study Club, Cleft Palate Clinic of United Hospitals, St. Paul, as well as a speaker at many local dental professional groups. Tom continues to volunteer his time with yearly visits to Lima, Peru, serving hundreds of cleft palate children and their families. In his free time, he enjoys sailing and many activities with his wife, Terri and sons, Matthew and Robbie.
Aubree Plautzis the Hygienist in our practice. She graduated from Century College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science and Dental Hygiene as well as Dental Assisting. Aubree has been practicing in the dental field for 13 years. She enjoys helping people, and has been told by many patients that she is gentle, as well as thorough.
Outside the office, Aubree enjoys arts and crafts, home improvement projects, traveling, and is a bit of a “foodie.” She and her husband Dave, reside in Woodbury, and enjoy raising their 4 year old, yellow Lab, Bucky.
Carlahas been the office manager for Dr. Tom Dresen for over 20 years, working with his father, Dr. James Dresen, to start. She has an advertising and marketing degree from Iowa State University and has enjoyed using her marketing skills to build the patient and referral base for the practice over the years. Carla loves to travel, attend fitness classes at the YMCA and enjoy time with her grown children, Ashley and Chris, as well as her husband, Tom.
Maryfound her passion for dentistry as an on-the-job trainee. After obtaining her dental assistant degree, she moved into the specialty of prosthodontics. She has worked with the Dr. Dresen and his father for 18 years and enjoyed many dental advances, such as implants, over the years. Mary, along with her patients, get great pleasure in seeing their new smiles. During the summer, she enjoys camping, biking and hiking. She also enjoys knitting and crocheting and donates her work to the less fortunate when she can. Mary has two grown children and is recently a new grandma!