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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How to Have Great Customer Service

By Katie Klaes | March 7, 2022

By: Katie Klaes Disney is commonly referred to as “The Happiest Place on Earth.” People visit Disney for any number of reasons: birthdays, proposals, honeymoons, graduations, or simply to make family memories that will last a lifetime. Do you think these customers have high expectations? You bet they do. How to Provide Excellent Customer Service…

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Prevent Infection Control Breaches with an Infection Control Coordinator

By Michelle Strange | March 2, 2022

By: Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH Despite the emphasis on infection prevention being “prevention,” it is unfortunately inevitable that infection control breaches occur from time to time. The handling of these incidents can have a significant impact on patients, staff, and the dental office itself. You may be tempted just to sweep it under the rug or…

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What is your why?

By Mohammed Hammoud | March 2, 2022

By: Mohammed Hammoud Many of us are confronted with hopeless situations in which we no longer feel guided. Whether it be rejection from dental school to not feeling passionate about our future choices, we ask ourselves, why? It creates a sense of frustration because we fell short of our dreams. In most cases, people give…

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Having an Infection Control Coordinator can save you money!

By Michelle Strange | February 25, 2022

We already know that infection control is paramount for creating safe dental visits by ensuring the safety of patients and staff. Both OSHA and the CDC also support the role of the ICC, with recommendations that every office should have one on-site. But aside from dental office safety, having an Infection Control Coordinator (ICC) to…

infection control coordinator

Infection Control Coordinator Training

By Michelle Strange | February 22, 2022

By: Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH There has been a great deal of development in the subject of infection control (IC) over the last century as we have grown to understand the concept. We know how it affects the quality of treatment and overall dental office safety. Over time, research on infection control prevention and management…

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Let this be the year of the Infection Control Coordinator

By Michelle Strange | February 17, 2022

By: Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH Infection control (IC) is vital to protect the health and well-being of both patients and staff in any successful dental practice. It should be a priority to appoint at least one infection control coordinator (ICC) responsible for the safe delivery of care. What is an Infection Control Coordinator? The CDC…

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HIPAA in 2022: What’s on the horizon?

By Linda Harvey | February 15, 2022

By: Linda Harvey, MS, RDH Note to Reader: This blog is an excerpt of an article originally published on DentistryIQ. In case you weren’t aware, there are a number of HIPAA updates on the horizon. That’s because patient rights, data security, and digital transformations are mutating as quickly as the COVID variants. Table of Contents:…

This Will Supercharge Your Impact In Dentistry – It Did Mine!

By Kevin Henry | February 9, 2022

This post originally appeared on Dew.life  By: Julie Friesen  What does making an impact in dentistry look like to you? Who do you want to influence the most? How can you make a difference in the work that you do? These are tough questions to ponder but I know if you are reading this, you…

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“Google it”

By Katie Klaes | February 9, 2022

By: Katie Klaes Once a company’s name becomes a verb, you know they have made a huge impact on daily life and culture. Google receives about 3 million applications per year with an acceptance rate somewhere in the 0.2% to 0.67% range. The company was ranked #7 on Glassdoor’s 2022 list of Best Places to…

how one bad experience can ruin your dental practice

How one bad experience can destroy your entire dental practice

By David Rice | February 1, 2022

By: David Rice At 53 years of age, I’d like to tell you I’ve grown up. I really would. However, not so much. Sitcoms and stupid movies still win in my world. That said, what aging has afforded me in addition to the gray hairs is this. There is ALWAYS a great lesson to be learned. So,…