Dr. Francisco Mesa, DDS, PA Dr. Francisco Mesa was born and raised in Colombia, South America. He graduated from the Autonoma University Dental School in Manizales, Colombia, in 1998. He obtained AEGD certifications (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) at Marquette University School of Dentistry in 2005, and at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2006. Dr. Mesa brings exciting changes and advancements to the already successful practice. He continues his training through post graduate courses with special focus on cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, periodontics, and endodontics. Outside the office Dr. Mesa enjoys spending time with his family, camping and skiing. He also enjoys playing indoor and outdoor soccer.
Dr. Paul Bozoian, DMD, FAGD, PA Dr. Paul Bozoian graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1978 with a degree in biology and received his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry (DMD) from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1982. Dr. Bozoian received additional training during his hospital residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Bozoian received his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) in 1998. He has also served on hospital staffs in St. Louis and Minneapolis. Dr. Bozoian started the Eden Prairie practice in 1987. Outside the office Dr. Bozoian enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and hiking. He also enjoys athletics and has competed in numerous triathlons, including the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.
Lacey is a Licensed Dental Assistant and Dental Hygienist. She obtained her Dental Assisting Licensure at Central Lakes College in 2006 and her Dental Hygiene License at Argosy University in 2012. Lacey is passionate about her career in the dental world. She has worked in various dental settings and has a wide range of experience. Lacey and Dr. Mesa were married in 2008. They have a daughter Natalia, born in 2009, and a son Nicholas, born in 2012, as well as twins, Jonathan and Lauren, born in 2016. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and traveling.
Katrina grew up on a farm in Iowa and moved to Minnesota in 2006 to attend MSU, Mankato for Dental Hygiene. She loves forming relationships with patients and has a passion for educating them on oral health. Katrina and her husband have two happy, healthy kiddos. She enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Kay Lynn graduated from the University of South Dakota with her Dental Hygiene and Bachelor of Science degrees. She has been part of the Eden Prairie Smiles family since May 2016. Developing relationships and helping patients with their oral health is the most rewarding part of her job. Her main priority is to make every dental visit as comfortable as possible for each of her patients . Kay Lynn married her high school sweetheart, Tim, and has two teenage boys, Cole and Carter. Anyone who has teenagers knows that their social calendars are far more busy and important than their parents. Outside of the office you will likely find her at a baseball, lacrosse or football field watching her boys play. She enjoys reading and being outside with any “spare” time she has.
Julie graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 2003. She has a passion for helping educate people on the link between oral health and general overall health. Julie is married and has four young children, Lucy, Mary, Lucas, and Anthony. When not in the office, Julie loves spending time with family and friends.
Jennifer Originally from Eugene, Oregon, Jen graduated from Lane Community College as a Certified Dental Assistant with expanded functions in 1991. During her almost 30 years of assisting, she has developed a real passion for excellent dental care. In 2014 Jen received her Restorative Expanded Functions License from University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. The additional training allows Jen to place fillings and stainless steel crowns. Jen has been with our office since 2007. What she enjoys most about her job is the connection she feels with our patients and team. Outside of the office, Jen stays insanely busy with her husband and 6 kids!
Brianna graduated from South Central College in Mankato as a Licensed Dental Assistant in 2014. She enjoys helping patients feel more confident and happy with their smile! Brianna is married and has two boys, Kaleb and Nolan. In her free time she loves spending time with her family, hunting, and fishing.
Front Office Staff
Debbie, Office Manager: Debbie has been with our office since 1987. She enjoys working at the front desk with a variety of duties. Her favorite part of her job is interacting with patients. Debbie enjoys spending time with her family. She has three married children. One of Debbie’s true joys and treasured moments is spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoys traveling with her husband of 40 plus years, with Mexico as one of their favorite destinations. Debbie believes life needs to be enjoyed to the fullest.
Cheryl, Insurance Coordinator: Cheryl attended Bethel University and the University of Minnesota where she studied Education. She has worked in the dental field for over thirty years. Cheryl has worked at the front desk of our practice since 1998. She truly enjoys helping patients fully maximize their insurance benefits to decrease their out of pocket expense. Cheryl spends her free time gardening, boating, and camping with her husband of 35 years. They have two married daughters and three grandsons that they thoroughly enjoy spending time with.
Leah, Patient Coordinator: Leah is a 2012 Concordia College graduate who has since been pursuing her passion of education and authentic Spanish acquisition through travel and immersing in a variety of learning experiences. New to the world of dentistry, she is eager to acquire an array of knowledge in order to better serve the community. She enjoys backpacking, dancing, music and exploring new things.
Tara, Patient/Insurance Coordinator: Tara truly enjoys greeting and visiting with our current patients, and meeting new patients! After seeing both of the doctors as a patient for a combined total of over 15 years, she couldn’t be more proud to be part of this amazing team. Tara is happily married, and during her free time she loves to go fishing with her husband, Jake. He actually proposed while she was reeling in a fish!