Dr. Friesz and Staff
At Friesz Family Dentistry we have a staff that cares for you and your family with a warm atmosphere, individual attention, and a small-business feel. We have one dentist, so you will always know who you are working with, which will ideally minimize the anxiety that may come from a dental appointment. Read on to learn more about our highly qualified dentist, hygienists, and staff.
Dr. Friesz and his wife, DeeDee, grew up in Mandan, North Dakota. They both attended the same high school and through the years have raised two wonderful children, Jazmyn and Nevin.
When I look back now, I believe I always wanted to care for the health of people and never hesitated in the direction I was pointed during college. I gained my bachelor degree from the University of North Dakota and during that time learned a great deal about many sectors of the health care profession. Ultimately I was led into dentistry through my wife. She had attained her dental assisting credentials early on and through her contacts, I began to understand the tremendous care provided by dentists. Moreover, I saw the close relationships they had forged with their patients and that really finalized my career path.” – Dr. Jason Friesz
In 2002, Dr. Friesz graduated with his DDS degree from the University of Minnesota and began his search for the right place for his family to call home. St. Cloud seemed perfect from the start. Everyone has welcomed them so warmly and they have enjoyed all the recreation the St. Cloud area has to offer.
- American Dental Association
- Minnesota Dental Association
- Great River Study Club
Kristi has been with Friesz Family Dentistry as the full-time office administrator since Dr. Friesz purchased the practice in 2003. She is a graduate of St. Cloud Technical College with her dental assisting license and is licensed with the Minnesota Board of Dentistry. Kristi is married and has two grown sons, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren.
Sarah is a graduate of St. Cloud Technical College with an AAS Degree in Dental Hygiene and is licensed with the Minnesota Board of Dentistry. With 20 years of experience, Sarah was a dental assistant prior to returning to school for dental hygiene. Sarah has a son and a daughter. She enjoys going to movies, sporting events, socializing with family and friends, as well as relaxing at home with her kids and their dog.
Theresa is a licensed dental assistant who graduated from Hennepin Technical College and is licensed with the Minnesota Board of Dentistry. Theresa joined the Friesz Family Dentistry team in the fall of 2013. Theresa is married with two sons. She enjoys watching her sons sporting events, as well as spending time on the lake with friends.
Leah joined Friesz Family Dentistry in January 2014. She graduated with her dental hygiene degree from St. Cloud Technical and Community College in 2012 and is licensed with the Minnesota Board of Dentistry. Leah enjoys spending time with family and friends and dining out.
Melanie graduated from Hennepin Technical College with an AAS Degree in Dental Assisting. During her free time, Melanie enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and shopping.
Amy started with Friesz Family Dentistry in 2020. She comes with 20 plus years of dental experience and looks forward to meeting you soon! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, reading, and running.
Kerry is a graduate of Central Lakes College in Brainerd, with her AAS Degree & her Dental Assisting License. Kerry started as an office administrator with Friesz Family Dentistry in 2020. Kerry enjoys spending time with her husband, their son & two dogs. They enjoy keeping themselves busy by hunting, fishing, & playing cards with their friends and family.