About Grand Avenue Dental

Dentists

Dr. Paul Amble, DDS

Dr. Paul Amble, DDS, graduated from St. Olaf in Northfield, MN with BS degree in Biology in 1979 and from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry with a DDS degree in 1984.  He immediately opened a practice in St. Paul’s Lower Town area and in 1989 purchased 960 Grand Avenue, his current location, and moved the practice to Grand Avenue.  In 2000, Dr. Amble pursued advanced education in aesthetic dentistry and has since completed many full smile restorations.  He enjoys being an active member of the True North Seattle Study Club and connects with some of the best dentists in the world through the club.

Dr. Amble has enjoyed seeing Grand Avenue grow and change over the years he has practiced at 960 Grand and he and his staff love the atmosphere, the shops and the wonderful food available here.  He is a past president of the American Cancer Society, East Metro and is involved in the local neighborhood through his church and the Hallie Q Brown food shelf.

Paul lives in Arden Hills and is an avid fan of architecture, bicycling, reading and his dogs.

Feel free to connect with Dr. Amble through the Twitter, Facebook Fan Page, and Google+ links on our pages as well as his LinkedIn account.

Dr. Megan Mulligan, DDS

Dr. Megan Mulligan, DDS joined Grand Avenue Dental in 2019 after an adventurous two years of living abroad in Munich, Germany. She graduated in 2006 from the University of Wisconsin- Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2010 from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry where she served as class president.

“My favorite part of being a dentist is developing relationships with my patients, while combining art and science to create and maintain beautiful smiles. I take great care in treating my patients with a gentle manner and enjoy teaching them about their oral health, so that they can be active participants in their care.”

Dr. Mulligan and her family previously lived in Seattle, WA where she was actively involved with organized dentistry. She served on Executive Council, Membership Committee, and New Dentist Committee for the Seattle King County Dental Society. She is a current member of the St. Paul District Dental Society, Minnesota Dental Association, and American Dental Association. Dr. Mulligan believes in giving back to the community and is an active volunteer with Hope Clinic in St. Paul. She has previously donated her dental services to the Seattle King County Mission of Mercy, Give Kids a Smile and Common Hope, a non-profit based in Guatemala.

Dr. Mulligan is a resident of St. Paul, along with her husband Mike, two young children, Finn and Kellen, and goldendoodle, Maya. Outside of the office you will find her spending time with family, practicing yoga, running along the Mississippi, or reading a good book.

Staff

Janice, RDH

Janice has been an RDH at our office since 2003.  Janice graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1994 with a degree in biology.  She attended dental hygiene school at the U of M and graduated in 1997.  She lives in Woodbury with her husband and 3 children.  She enjoys running, taking walks with her family, and hiking in the North Shore.

Karis, RDH

Karis came to Grand Avenue Dental in September of 2016 after working in one other office since her graduation from the Argosy University Dental Hygiene program in 2007. Prior to that, she graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Sociology.

“What I love most about working in the dental field is the longstanding and trusting relationships that I’m able to develop with patients. It’s such a rewarding thing to help guide patients to do what works best for them, as there’s no one size fits all approach to dental care. Outside of work, I enjoy reading, running, light gardening, old homes and spending time with my husband and daughter.”

Mary Jo, RDH

Mary Jo joined our team in 2018 and has a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Minnesota State at Mankato.

Mary Jo has been fortunate to work in several aspects of dentistry, including dental equipment sales, consulting, and working as a dental assistant for her father who is a retired dentist. Her favorite “career” is providing patient care and making patients feel as comfortable as possible.

Mary Jo enjoys spending her down-time traveling, reading, cycling, golfing and attending plays, especially musicals.

Robin, Scheduling Coordinator

Robin is our Scheduling Coordinator and also has her LDA, CDA Dental Assistant certifications.  She has been at our office since 1995.  After receiving her dental assistant’s license and certification she worked for Dr. Strand and Wild in Roseville for 11 years.  When Dr. Strand retired his daughter suggested meeting Dr. Amble and in 1995 she began her employment with him.  Robin has had many hats in our office but recently has focused mainly on the front desk and insurance.  When asked what her favorite thing about dentistry is – she enthusiastically responds the relationship she maintains with the patients and team members of Grand Avenue Dental.  “They are the greatest gift any practice can have.”  When not working she enjoys spending time with her family (especially her nieces and nephew) and her dog-like cat, Ginger!  “I enjoy watching almost any sporting event (except golf), reading a real page-turner (romance novel), watching a great sitcom or romantic comedy or spending time with the kids in my Sunday school class.  My favorite vacation spot is DISNEY WORLD of course! LOL”

Tracy, Front Desk

Tracy is back with us after taking a few years off to raise her young kids. She is at the front desk on Mondays, but also is a dental assistant and has her LDA license.

Michelle, LDA

Michelle has been an LDA at our office since 2004.  She received her degree in Dental Assisting from Lakeland Dental Academy in 1987.  Michelle has been working in private and group dental practices since graduating from Lakeland.  She has enjoyed working as Dr. Amble’s assistant for the past 6 years.  Her favorite part of the day is working with the staff and building relationships with our patients.  Outside of work she thoroughly enjoys watching her kids participate in their dance company and spending time with friends and family.  Someday, she would love to learn to cook, but truthfully Michelle can be found jamming to 80’s rock music and watching 80’s movies like Grease and Footloose all weekend long.

Maika, LDA

Maika is the newest addition to Grand Avenue Dental, starting with us in 2015. She brings with her a great smile, easy laugh, and pride in her ability to provide good patient care and to create great provisional crowns for patients to wear between crown prep and final crown seat. She received her degree as a Licensed Dental Assistant from Century College in 2013, but has been customer focused for the past eight years and has worked in a couple of other dental offices.

She enjoys meeting new people and making connections. She is passionate about helping others. “It’s a great feeling when you know that you’ve made a difference in someone’s day by making them laugh or putting a smile on their face.” During her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family doing whatever the day brings to them. Where does she want to travel? “Everywhere, I would love to explore this small, big world, lol!”

Bob, Business Manager

Bob is the Business Manager at our office and has worked here since 2008.  Bob is a dental transplant that was in the corporate world for 27 years and “repotted” himself to the small business world of dentistry in 2008.  He loves all aspects of running a business and enjoys the relationships he has now developed with patients, suppliers, the Grand Avenue Business Association, and Grand Referrals Networking group.  He is an author, avid reader, a bit of a technology geek, loves to travel and loves dogs.