SOURCE: Northwest Dental Group

Dr. Steve Sperling

August 28, 2015 17:30 ET

Rochester Dental Practice Adds Talented General Dentist

ROCHESTER, MN –--(Marketwired - August 28, 2015) - Northwest Dental Group, a comprehensive Rochester cosmetic dental practice, has hired a new general dentist to better serve the community and existing patients.

Dr. Ashley Valesano, a native of Nisswa, Minn., began with the practice July 27 and is proficient in all aspects of general dentistry.

"We are excited about adding another skilled dentist to our staff," said Dr. Steven Sperling, who operates Northwest Dental Group. "In her short time with the practice, patients have found Dr. Valesano to be a compassionate and gentle clinician who works diligently to improve the oral health of her patients."

Dr. Valesano is a graduate of Brainerd High School and attended the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where she graduated from the College of Biological Sciences. She continued her education at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She was honored with the J. Raymond Gill Award for her clinical prosthodontics skills.

Dr. Valesano holds memberships with the American Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Association.

Outside of the office, Dr. Valesano is an avid Minnesota Golden Gopher fan who loves attending their sporting events. She also enjoys spending time on the lake with family, yoga, downhill skiing and cooking. Her husband, John Valesano, is a radiology resident at the Mayo Clinic.

"With the addition of another staff member, Northwest Dental Group gains more experience and knowledge, which will translate into better care for our patients," Dr. Sperling said.

Northwest Dental Group provides comprehensive services in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, tooth extractions, Invisalign, sleep apnea treatment, sports dentistry, root canals and dental implants. The talented staff at Northwest Dental Group can replace missing teeth with dental implants or use implants to provide stability to dentures.

Northwest Dental Group is a unique Rochester dental practice as it offers several forms of sedation. The practice uses sedation techniques like oral conscious sedation and IV sedation for fearful patients or for patients who need extensive dental work.

Dr. Sperling holds an undergraduate degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield and earned his dental degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He holds a Mastership from the Academy of General Dentistry and Fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Sperling has completed thousands of hours in continuing education, which includes live training and in-office training. Dr. Sperling is also a governor-appointed member of the Minnesota Board of Dentistry and is the co-author of an Amazon best-selling book, "Change Agents."

Northwest Dental Group serves as a location for the annual Dentistry From The Heart event, a program aimed at providing a free day of dentistry to local residents who do not have access to dental insurance or regular dental care. Staff members also volunteer with The Salvation Army Good Samaritan Clinic in Rochester and Mission of Mercy.

Northwest Dental Group locations are at 1615 14th St. NW and 2056 Superior Dr. NW. For more information about Invisalign clear braces, visit the practice's website at or call 507-289-3921.

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