Dr. Bri Torgerson

Dr. Bri Torgerson

Hi! I’m Dr. Bri Torgerson. I’m a General Dentist and I’ve had a long journey to dental school, through dental school, and life after dental school.

I graduated from undergrad at Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2014 and dental school at The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in 2020.

I love my Faith, traveling, baking, cooking, volunteering, coffee, and being with my family including my basset hound, Wilbur.

My favorite teams are the Minnesota Vikings, the St. Louis Blues, and the St. Louis Cardinals.

A career goal I have is to do a mission trip once and year. One of my life goals, outside of my career, is to visit every National Park in the United States.

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Not Sure What To Do With Your Career in Dentistry? So, Now What?

 By: Dr. Bri Torgerson I’m Dr. Bri Torgerson and I am a General Dentist working in Saint…

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So You’ve Been Waitlisted, Now What?

“The reality is, that not everyone will get into dental school, some will be waitlisted,but that doesn’t…

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Common Dental Myth: Charcoal Toothpaste

By: Dr. Bri Torgerson Hi there! My name is Dr. Bri Torgerson and I am a General…

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Dental Admission Test (DAT): Tips to Prepare

By: Dr. Bri Torgerson Hi friends! My name is Dr. Bri Torgerson and I am a General…

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You Want to Apply to Dental School, Now What?

By: Dr. Bri Torgerson Hi! I’m Dr. Bri Torgerson and this month, I wanted to touch base…

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Tips When Looking for a Dental Associate Position

By: Dr. Bri Torgerson Navigating associate positions can be intimidating. If you’re like me, you can be confused…

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Dental School Graduate: Now What!?

By: Dr. Bri Torgerson So, you’ve just graduated from dental school, now what? First, of all, congratulations,…

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So You Want to Be a Dentist, Now What!?

By: Dr. Bri Torgerson Last month, I introduced my untraditional path into Dentistry with you and this…

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My Untraditional, Chaotic, and Beautifully Unique, Unpaved Path into Dentistry

By: Dr. Bri Torgerson A smile is so underrated, yet so widely sought after. The international language…

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Dental Assistant Requirements in California

By Natalie Kaweckyj | September 16, 2022

By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in California to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice. Each state has different…

Can the 9 Dimensions of Wellness Reduce Physician Burnout? 

By Savanah Craig | September 15, 2022

By: Savanah Craig Burnout is becoming a more common topic in society in the last several years. With increased discussion of mental health concerns in doctoral programs, I feel like young physicians and dentists are more aware of burnout than the generations of doctors before them. Feelings of burnout are described as a state of…

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Types of Retirement Plans

By Bruce Bryen | September 12, 2022

By: Bruce Bryen As a dental school graduate, you probably know a lot about retirement plans from talking to your peers and asking about coverage with your employer. You may already have a retirement plan in place, which is great! But, this does not necessarily mean that you are up to date with an understanding of how…

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Tips to Keep Your Dental Patients Happy & Loyal

By Anais Osipova | September 6, 2022

By: Anais Osipova Currently, in the U.S., there are over 200,000 active dentists, and about 60% of Americans visit a dental office at least once a year. With that much competition, you may wonder how your dental practice can retain patients, especially happy and loyal ones. 5 Tips To Keep Your Dental Patients Happy With…

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Posterior Open Bites, What Does it Mean?

By Jeffrey W. Horowitz, DMD, FAGD, D-ABDSM, D-ASBA | September 5, 2022

By: Jeffrey W. Horowitz, DMD, FAGD, D-ABDSM, D-ASBA Have you ever run into posterior open bites during your time as a dentist? Here is a case study on my experience with it. Posterior Open Bites: Case Study Posterior Open Bites Etiology Diagnosis Permanent postural change, secondary to improved condyle/disk relationship and improved muscle function. Initial…

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What Dental School Didn’t Teach You about “Adulting” 

By Savanah Craig | September 1, 2022

By: Savanah Craig It won’t shock anyone to know that there are many important things that dental school didn’t teach you. Unfortunately, many of the topics that dental school skipped over are critical to your success and are necessary to protect the investments you made in this career. 3 Things Dental School Didn’t Teach You…

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Pitting and Erosive Tooth Lesions, What Does it Mean?

By Jeffrey W. Horowitz, DMD, FAGD, D-ABDSM, D-ASBA | August 29, 2022

By: Jeffrey W. Horowitz, DMD, FAGD, D-ABDSM, D-ASBA Have you ever run into pitting and erosive tooth lesions during your time as a dentist? Here is a case study on my experience with it. Pitting and Erosive Tooth Lesions: Case Study Patient Information: Etiology of Tooth Structure Loss Tooth erosion happens when acids wear away…

dental assistant requirements in arkansas

Dental Assistant Requirements in Arkansas

By Natalie Kaweckyj | August 28, 2022

By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in Arkansas to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice. Each state has different…

dental assistant requirements in arizona

Dental Assistant Requirements in Arizona

By Natalie Kaweckyj | August 28, 2022

By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in Arizona to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice. Each state has different requirements…

dental assistant requirements in alaska

Dental Assistant Requirements in Alaska

By Natalie Kaweckyj | August 28, 2022

By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in Alaska to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice. Each state has different…