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Dr. Tom Turry

Dr. Thomas Turry has resided in the Forest Lake area since 1984. He and his wife, Cindy, have three grown children. Dr. Turry earned his undergraduate degree at Hamline University, followed by his DDS degree at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Turry has been practicing dentistry in Forest Lake since 1986. Dr. Turry enjoys spending time with his family and friends, being involved in his church, golfing, hiking and outdoor activities.


Dr. Kayla Libby graduated with distinction from the University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry in 2014, and was one of four students recognized for their excellence with the Quality care Given in a Caring Manner award. Dr. Libby not only seeks to provide compassionate care, but to also remain knowledgeable in the latest and most beneficial technologies available.

Dr. Libby has resided in the Chisago City and Forest Lake area and enjoys treating her patients as if they were members of her own family. She also appreciates the creative side of dentistry, in which she connects with her patients to tailor their dental care according to their unique needs and goals. When out of the clinic, she continues to tap into her creative side by painting oil and acrylic artwork. She and her husband Ryan enjoy barbecuing with family and friends, camping and staying in the great Minnesota outdoors.


Karen has been employed as Dr. Turry's office manager since 1988. Her responsibilities include front desk duties, assisting patients with insurance plans, working with patients in providing financial arrangements for treatment and managing personnel. Karen enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.


Sheri has worked as a licensed dental assistant in Dr. Turry's office since 1987. She received her dental education from Lakeland Dental Academy. Outside of the dental office, Sheri has enjoyed working part-time, as an EMT-ll, for North Memorial Ambulance. She can also be found skiing the slopes at Wild Mountain, working as a ski patroller.


Bonnie has enjoyed working as a dental hygienist for over 23 years and has been a part of Dr. Turry's staff since 2000. She enjoys participating in outdoor activities, gardening and spending time with family.

Annette K - Picture and bio coming soon.


Annette has been employed as a licensed dental assistant in Dr. Turry's office since 2000. In addition to assisting dentists you will sometimes find her working with Karen at the front desk. Annette is responsible for ordering all office dental supplies. Outside of the office Annette enjoys spending time with family and friends, volunteering at church, horseback riding, four-wheeling, camping, skiing and working with children.


Joanne has worked as a dental hygienist, with Dr. Turry's practice, since 1990. She genuinely enjoys all aspects of dentistry and helps in the dental office in a variety of ways. In Joanne's free time she enjoys sewing and spending time with family.


Heather has been active in the dental field since 2004. She received her degree in dental hygiene from Herzing University. Prior to pursuing her hygiene degree she worked as a dental assistant in Dr. Turry's office. Heather is enthusiastic about all areas of dentistry, most of the time you can find her at the front desk of the dental office. Heather and her husband Charlie have one daughter and enjoy spending time at her family's cabin in northern Minnesota.

Michele - Picture and bio coming soon.

Are you doing it correctly?

  • Gently brush using back, forth, and rolling motion along all of the outer and inner tooth surfaces.
  • Bristles should contact both the tooth surface and the gumline at a 45-degree angle.
  • Tilt brush vertically behind the front teeth. Make several up & down strokes using the front half of the brush.
  • Place the brush against the biting surface of the teeth & use a gentle back & forth scrubbing motion.
  • Finally, brush the tongue from back to front to remove odor-producing bacteria.