Tanya Schulz Peterson, DDS

Dr. Tanya was born and raised in Burnsville. She attended the College of St. Benedict and St. Cloud State University, where she attained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science. She graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1997. This practice was started as Schulz Family Dental by her father in 1970, and she has worked in all areas of the office since 1987. Dr. Tanya taught at the University of Minnesota in the restorative sciences department and enjoys volunteering for Donated Dental Services, Team Smile and Mission Outpost. Dr. Tanya is dedicated to providing excellent dental care in a relaxed, family-friendly setting. She believes that extensive continuing education for herself and her staff is the best way to provide her patients with the most advanced options available. Dr. Tanya and her husband Jeff have a son Kaden and daughter Kalia along with 2 days and a cat. She enjoys waterskiing, paddle boarding and cross country skiing.

Heidi Smith, D.D.S.

Dr. Heidi was born and raised in Apple Valley. She completed her undergraduate and post- graduate studies at the University of Minnesota, and she received a bachelor’s degree with honors in 1997 and a DDS degree in 2003. After receiving her DDS, Dr. Heidi maintained her long-time ties to the University of Minnesota by teaching at their School of Dentistry in the restorative sciences department. Dr. Heidi enjoys volunteering her dental skills at events such as Give Kids a Smile, Project Homeless Connect, and Mission of Mercy. The daily variety and challenges that dentistry offers is Dr. Heidi’s favorite aspect of practicing, and she looks forward to many more years of helping patients with their oral health.

In her free time, Dr. Heidi enjoys waterskiing, traveling, and reading. Dr. Heidi and her husband, Brian, have a son, Griffin, and two Siamese cats.

Noah Berge, DDS

Dr. Berge was born and raised in the Twin Cities and worked as an auto mechanic after high school for six years before pursuing his dental career. He graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Biochemistry. After his graduation from University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2011 he has worked in a community clinic providing underserved patients with quality care. With his positive and calm demeanor he has a special way of helping his patients feel comfortable and relaxed. Dr. Berge loves to see patients of all ages with a wide range of dental needs. Dr. Berge’s special interests include root canal treatment and oral surgery, particularly wisdom tooth removal and implant placement. Dr. Berge is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, the Academy of General Dentistry and Spear Faculty Club. In 2010 he and his wife Katie welcomed identical triplet boys Aaron, Asher, and Anders into their family. Dr. Berge is an avid sports fan and enjoys an active lifestyle with his entire family (including his dog, Aurora).

Dentists’ Credentials

Our dentists are members of the ADA (American Dental Association), the MDA (Minnesota Dental Association), the SPDDS (St. Paul District Dental Society), the Spear Education Faculty Club, and multiple local study clubs. They also spend many hours a year attending the best continuing education courses around the country to provide you with the best dentistry. Dr. Tanya and Dr. Heidi have also been chosen several times by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine and the Burnsville community as Minnesota’s Top Dentists!