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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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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Why This Study Should Be a Wake-up Call to Dentistry

By David Rice | October 27, 2020

The lady in this picture is different than you, right? She’s different than every other person in the world as well. So why are we treating our patients like they’re all the same person? Dr. David Rice dives into some thoughts.

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New Zealand residents pulling their own teeth after dental waiting list grows

By Kevin Henry | October 27, 2020

Residents of one part of New Zealand have resorted to pulling their own teeth rather than waiting for weeks to see a dentist.


What’s Keeping You From Being Good Rather Than Great?

By Kevin Henry | September 21, 2020

One degree can make the difference betweenwater boiling and just being really hot. I know a lot of really good dental assistants out there. I mean, they are excellent at what they do clinically and their people skills are superb. Yet, they know and I know that they have weaknesses in their careers. Heck, we…

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4 Principles to Grow Your Dental Practice

By David Rice | September 15, 2020

By: Dr. David Rice “Mask Mouth”. What does that mean for your dental practice? Let’s be honest. Our patients hear things in the news and then wonder about them before they come into our practices. A perfect example of this is “mask mouth.” Go ahead. You can click here to read about it. I’ll be waiting for…


Wildfires and another link between the mouth and lungs

By David Rice | September 15, 2020

The devastating wildfires in the United States are all over the news and likely on the minds of your patients One of the best ways to introduce a conversation is to find a point of shared knowledge. That can include events in the news, such as the wildfires that have devastated so many in the…


Here’s the Key to Explaining the Oral-Systemic Link

By Kevin Henry | September 15, 2020

Do you know the difference betweenmajor surgery and minor surgery? That’s the start of a joke that a friend of mine once shared with me. Do you know the answer? Well, my friend said, it’s major surgery if it is happening to you. It’s minor surgery if it’s happening to someone else. Isn’t that true…

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The Importance of Sticking Together and Reaching Out for Help

By David Rice | September 9, 2020

By: Dr. David Rice Let’s talk about something that is taught to not talk about: Mental Health. Ask for Help Friends, there is nothing wrong with asking for help. NOTHING. In dentistry, so often, there are tough times and tough days. If we internalize it and don’t talk about it, unfortunate and unnecessary things can…


31 tips to improve your mental health

By David Rice | September 9, 2020

Let’s think about some things that you can do every day to improve your mental health With that in mind, we came across these 31 tips from Mental Health America that can help everyone be at their best mentally. So often we think about what we can do to improve ourselves physically. But, during these…

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Crest + Oral-B + Kids: Together We Can Conquer Cavities

By David Rice | July 9, 2020

By: Dr. David Rice Jim Rohn once said. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Do you believe that? I do. Come to think of it, my mom and dad did too. I’m guessing it’s why they encouraged me to hang around the good kids and steer clear of…


Oral-B iO Review: Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush (Unboxing to Recommending)

By David Rice | July 9, 2020

By: Dr. David Rice Before today, it was only possible for your patients to get a straight-from-the-dentist clean feel two times a year, but now with the biggest innovation from Oral-B, they can get a professional clean feel at home, every day! Oral-B iO Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush The Oral-B iO introduces a new era in…