At Bluff Creek Dental, we separate ourselves from the rest by offering not only high quality dental treatments, but also state of the art orthodontic treatments including Invisalign. we love meeting new patients from in and around the Chanhassen, MN area. Our favorite part of having new patients come in to our practice is creating new friendships, and happy healthy smiles, whether it’s for your child’s first appointment with our pediatric dental specialists, or your first consultation for oral surgery, we are excited to see you. Before we meet, please take a moment to get to know us. Below is a little information on our doctors, and staff of highly trained, caring professionals. 


Dr. Birgit Schold

Dr. Birgit Schold graduated from The University of Iowa, College of Dentistry in 1993. She was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark and attended Copenhagen University, Royal Dental College. Prior to opening Bluff Creek Dental in 2007 Dr. Schold practiced within a group practice in Bloomington and Eden Prairie for 13 years. She is previous adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota, dept. of Periodontology. 

"I love what I do and my favorite thing about dentistry is watching a patient, who is very anxious about going to the dentist and not liking his/her smile, being transformed into a relaxed patient confident and happy with his/her smile. Feeling good about your smile often translates into feeling good about other parts of life. Our job is using modern dentistry to get there!"

Dr. Schold is an active member of the Minnesota Dental Association, Minneapolis District Dental Society and The American Dental Association. She is active in local study clubs and continues to maintain a high level of excellence through advanced courses and continuing education. Dr. Schold resides in Eden Prairie with her husband Randy and their two sons. She is a frequent volunteer at the kid's school. In her free time she enjoys traveling, gardening, skiing, the outdoors and just spending time with her family and friends.


Dr. Brooke Smars

Dr. Brooke Smars earned her undergraduate degree in Biology and Norwegian from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and went on to graduate from Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. Following Dental school, she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the University of California – Los Angeles. She previously practiced in St. Louis Park before joining Bluff Creek Dental. She believes strongly in providing quality, comprehensive dentistry in a friendly and comfortable environment while promoting good oral and overall health. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, and the Minneapolis District Dental Society. Dr. Smars and her husband, also a dentist, live in Minneapolis with their two dogs, Buckley and Ringo. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, reading, traveling, snowboarding, and being outdoors.





Cathy - Office Manager

Cathy has  been working in dental field for over 20 years.  As office manager at Bluff Creek Dental Cathy considers the practice and it's patients a part of her family.  She thrives on the camaraderie and pride of working in a state-of-the art dental practice. The experiences she has had over the years have taught her much about the field of dentistry and practice management. She enjoys her work and highly respects and admires the doctors and staff at Bluff Creek Dental.

  "We have an opportunity to provide the highest level of care to the patients in our community and beyond. My favorite aspect of my job is to see the transformations made in our patients' smiles and know we had a part in changing someone's life."

Cathy lives in Eden Prairie with her family and 3 dogs.   She enjoys walking, biking, vacations and spending time with family.


Aleksandra- Patient Coordinator

I graduated from Herzing University with honors as a Certified and Registered Dental Assistant in 2010.  After graduating I worked as an assistant and I now enjoy working with the administration side of office.  I am privileged to work with such an amazing staff that always places their patients first.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, family and friends.  My favorite activities are working out, enjoying a good book and spending time outdoors.





Patient Coordinator



Breanna- Hygienist - RDH

I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Dental Hygiene.  My passion is to help educate and make our patients comfortable at each dental apppointment.  Bluff Creek Dental provides a warm, calming enviroment that I am grateful to be a part of this team.  I look forward to building personal relationships with all my patients.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, being outdoors and watching Minnesota sports. 


Ellen - Hygienist - RHD

I graduated from Normandale Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene.  I am passionate, understanding and motivated to help others achieve and maintain a healthy beautiful smile. I love getting to know my patients and enjoy checking up.  As a Hygientist creating a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, with providing excellent care is my goal.  At bluff Creek Dental we all strive to go beyond your expectations, we are unlike any other office with serving you!

Outside of Bluff Creek Dental, I love spending time with my family and friends.  My husband and i have a small farm and also dapple in fishing, running, hunting, gardening and other outdoor adventures.


Sarah - Hygienist - RDH

I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Dental Hygiene and am very fortunate to have found Bluff Creek Dental, where our team always puts patients first and strives to make every dental experience the best possible. I love what I do and truly enjoy coming to work each day. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is getting to know my patients and helping them make lasting changes to their oral and overall health.

I was born and raised in Minnesota and have a love/hate relationship with our winters. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, hiking, reading, and doing pretty much anything active outside.


Elena - Licensed Dental Assistant

Elena successfully graduated from Lakeland Medical & Dental Academy about two decades ago earning her associate degree in Dental Assisting. During her Tenure as a Dental Assistant she learn to be very patient and courteous to her patients which translate to truly appreciate and positive relationships with them.

Elena was born and raised in Moscow, Russia and accustomed to very long snowy winters from her childhood  years. She is a urban girl who appeciated good food and would not pass on a chance to discover a new venue.  She enjoys theaters and art galleries and would take every opportunity to visit one.  Elena is also an outstanding cook, always surprising her family and friends with new recipes.

Elena is very warm and loving person who is successfully juggling her responsibilities between family and work.  She is married and has two children.


Jeany - Licensed Dental Assistant

Jeaniffer graduated from Sandford Brown College in Ft. Lauderdale Florida with a degree of Dental Assistant.  Jeaniffer is very passionate about taking care of her patient's needs, make them feel comfortable and part of our dental family here at Bluff Creek Dental.

Jeaniffer was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She moved to Florida 18 years ago where she started her Dental Assistant career 12 years ago.  Jeaniffer is bilingual.  On her free time she loves to scrapbook, interior decoratng and spending time with her daughter at the movies and going shopping at the mall.


Alla - Licensed Dental Assistant

I graduated from Hennepin Technical College earning a degree in Dental Assisting.  I strive to do the best I can to help others and make sure your visit here is the best visit possible.  The Bluff Creek Dental Team has taught me the fundamentals of assisting and the importance of treating our patients like family.  I couldn't imagine working for a better dental practice and I'm grateful for this opportunity to work with such caring team.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, snowboarding, hiking, hockey, traveling and being outdoors.





Contact the Family Dentistry of Chanhassen, MN!

The dental staff at Bluff Creek Dental is focused on providing our patients with the best possible treatments without sacrificing their comfort. We hope you are as excited to meet us as we are. If you have any questions about the vast array of services we provide, from dental bonding to veneers, contact us today to schedule your consultation or request an appointment online!