Dental Staff at James F. Lesch, D.D.S., PA
Dentist in Lakeville, MN
Meet our staff of professionals who welcome you to our practice. We appreciate your confidence and hope to always serve you well.
Dr. James Lesch
Dentist in Lakeville, MNJames F. Lesch, D.D.S., PA General & Family Dentistry
Dr. James Lesch began providing comfortable dental care to Lakeville families in 2009. Since then, he has assisted numerous patients to achieve their goal of a healthy, attractive and functional dentition.
Dr. Lesch places great emphasis on treating one patient at a time, considering each individual's oral health needs and desires. For Dr. Lesch, "comprehensive dentistry" means not only a full spectrum of services, but even more importantly, each patient understanding his/her dental condition with an array of treatment options as well as benefits.
Dr Lesch enjoys providing a multitude of dental therapies and has completed training for the surgical placement of dental implants through the Rocky Mountain Dental Institute in Denver, Co. He has chosen Biohorizon Implants as his “go to” implant for excellent compatibility and success. He has also studied the emerging scope of sleep apnea and is knowledgeable of oral appliance solutions for those suffering from this debilitating condition.
Dr. Lesch graduated from The University of Iowa in 1991 and spent several years in marketing before returning to school to pursue dentistry. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2001, followed by a one-year General Hospital Dental residency at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis. While at the University of Minnesota, he was the sole recipient of the “Pediatric Dentistry Award” for the graduating Class of 2001 Doctor of Dental Surgery in recognition of his excellent skills in putting children at ease and providing quality care.
Prior to joining the Lakeville community, Dr. Lesch provided an array of services as a partner in a group practice in Richfield for seven years. Since moving “south of the river”, Dr. Lesch has been blessed and fortunate to have several hundred patients follow him to his current south metro office. He especially appreciates the trust these individuals and families place in him. One can often hear him talking with a patient and thanking him/her for their continued friendship. Dr. Lesch says, “ These patients pass a lot of dental offices on their drive to see us, coming from Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, etc. , and we always want to recognize that!'
Dr. Lesch purchased his current dental practice from Dr. Gregory Smith, when he retired in 2009 after 27 well respected years serving the Lakeville community.
Administration / Patient Support
Robin joined Dr. Lesch in 2010 and enjoys helping patients schedule their dental appointments. Robin has been in the dental profession for over 20 years, bringing a wide range of knowledge. Prior to working with directly with patients, she worked for a large insurer, learning a great deal about “third party” entities and how dental benefits are administered.
Robin lives in Chaska with her husband. They have two adult daughters and two grandsons which she greatly enjoys.
Robin’s interests include birdwatching and soccer.
Jamee has been in the dental profession for 22 years both as a Dental Assistant and as an Administrator. She enjoys helping patients achieve their dental goals.
Jamee lives n New Market with her husband and 2 daughters. She spends her free time watching her daughters play volleyball and softball.
Registered Dental Assistant
Judy has over 35 years of chair-side dental assisting experience and enjoys her role in providing optimal dental care to all patients. She is a registered and certified dental assistant and is licensed by The Minnesota Board of Dentistry. Judy has assisted Dr. Lesch for the past nine years.
Judy's kind and pleasant presence is a reassurance to all patients that they will be taken care of during their visit.
Judy and her husband live in Apple Valley. They have two adult married children and two grandchildren. They enjoy family travel, snorkeling and underwater photography.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Emily has been a hygienist since 2011 and enjoys all aspects of dentistry especially getting to know her patients and helping them achieve and maintain a healthy smile.
Emily enjoys spending time with her family and being outside with her two little boys.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Stacy has been a hygienist since 2006, where she graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s in dental hygiene.
Stacy enjoys forming relationships with her patients and educating them on their oral health.
Stacy lives in Apple Valley with her husband, daughter and dog. In Stacy’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family , reading and staying active.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Betty has worked with Dr. Lesch since he purchased the practice in the beginning part of 2009. She has been with the practice for over 30 years working with Dr. Smith until his retirement. Betty received her dental hygiene degree from The University of Iowa and is licensed with The Minnesota Board of Dentistry. Her skills include periodontal maintenance, hygiene instruction and the use of the intra oral camera as an educational tool for her patients.
Betty is a genuine patient advocate and takes sincere interest in each patient's dental health. Patients routinely comment on Betty's gentle demeanor. She has a large following of patients that she has treated for over 25 years. Betty recently retired from full time practice in August of 2012, but still enjoys “filling in” for her colleagues' vacations on a routine basis.