OUR TEAM

John Keller, DDS

Dr. Keller was born and raised in Dickinson, North Dakota. He did his undergraduate work at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, and earned his D.D.S. at the University of Minnesota in 1986. He continues his dental education through coursework and study clubs, with an intensive concentration on Adult Restorative and Implant dentistry.

Dr. Keller and his wife, Laurie, are involved with their family of five children: Megan & family, Ben, Brian & Prentice, David and Jenny. Dr. Keller’s hobbies include fitness, biking, and sailing.

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Megan Vasko, DDS

Dr. Vasko returned to the community she grew up in to join her father’s practice. She attended the University of St. Thomas and received her Bachelor’s degree in biology. Dr. Vasko attained her dental degree at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. She is passionate about dentistry and loves helping her patients improve their oral health and gain confidence in their smiles while creating lasting relationships. Dr. Vasko volunteers monthly at the Hope Dental Clinic.

Outside of the office, Dr. Vasko enjoys spending time with her husband and their growing family. Her hobbies include cooking, reading, enjoying the outdoors.

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Mary Jane

Assistant

A licensed dental assistant who has had the joy of returning to work at Dr. Keller’s office and the wonderful privilege of working alongside Dr. Vasko, Mary Jane loves the feeling of family here that makes coming to work a lot of fun.

When not in the office, Mary Jane enjoys spending time with her husband of 36 years, their beautiful grandchildren, and daily walks and baking.

Callie

Business Assistant

Callie has been both a Licensed Dental Assistant and Business Office Manager with Dr. Keller for 32 years. One of her favorite things about working at this office is the great staff and patients that we have. She graduated from North Hennepin Technical College in Dental Assisting, and her experience in both these areas have been a valuable asset to our practice in helping our clients with insurance billing, scheduling and general office inquiries.

Deana

Dental Hygienist

Deana graduated from Normandale with a degree in Dental Hygiene is 2015, and loves creating relationships with her patients and providing them with the highest standard of care. She speaks Russian and is actively involved in Bethany Russian Baptist Church. In 2013 she married her high school sweetheart Dennis, and they were blessed with their son in 2018 and daughter in 2020. She loves being a mother and enjoys spending her days outdoors with her kids. Deana also loves to travel as a family.

Lisa

Assistant

Lisa has been a Registered Dental Assistant for 38 years, and has been working with Dr. Keller for 5+ years. She loves that she’s been able to get to know each patient, and treats them with respect and quality care.

Lisa is married, and has three sons, 3 grandchildren, and dogs. She also has three siblings and am a twin. Lisa enjoy the outdoors, fishing, flower gardening, walks and lots of family time!

Kris

Dental Hygienist

Kris began her 26-year dental career as a dental assistant in 1994. She became a Dental Hygienist in 1999, graduating from Century College and then pursued her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Minnesota State University Mankato. She worked in a large group practice in St. Paul with a Periodontist for 18 years, and at a Holistic General Practice in Hopkins for 3 years before moving closer to home to join Keller Vasko Dental. Kris has substantial experience helping patients with gum disease achieve a healthy smile. She is dedicated to providing comprehensive, gentle and non-judgemental care to patients. It is her passion to make every appointment a positive experience; even to those that have dental fear, anxiety, or may not have been to a dentist in years. Kris is committed to making you feel at home and well cared for regardless of your dental history. She has 2 teenagers and enjoys studying nutrition and holistic health, cooking, and hiking with her family.

Lanette

Dental Assistant

I started my Dental journey with Dr. Keller in 2008.  After a few years, I now have the pleasure of returning to work along chairside with him exploring and learning new technologies.  When a person is able to function and smile with confidence is where my passion lies.  I love being able to help those through dental anxiety and move forward from other life circumstances to get the shining smile we all deserve.  In my time away from the office my husband and two children spend time at our Up North cabin boating and fishing.  When at home you could find us outside mainly in the pool, gardening veggies or adventuring along the Rum River.

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