Meet Dr. Melissa Zettler


Top Dentist in Mpls St.Paul – selected by Mpls-St. Paul Magazine to the Top Dentist Hall of Fame, which means that Dr. Melissa Zettler has been chosen as a Top Dentist five or more times.

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Visiting Faculty – teaches at Spear Education in Scottsdale, Arizona, which is one of the top dental training centers in the United States.

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Dentistry allows me to serve people and help them feel good. I thrive on interacting with others, and caring for my patients, which means wonderful conversations throughout the day, whether I am spending time getting to know a new patient’s dreams for a healthier smile, or catching up with an established patient who has come in for an exam. These exchanges are rewarding personally and professionally. I also love seeing patients open up as their smiles become healthy and beautiful, and they begin to feel wonderful about their appearance.

I love working with people. I love helping anxious people learn to feel more at ease while in our office. I look forward to getting to know our patients’ families and providing the best experience they have ever had. When a patient sends another member of their family to us for their dental care, I am honored — it means they truly believe in the service that my team and I provide.

Commitment to Continuing Education

  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Minnesota Dental School
  • Residency, Veterans Hospital, Minneapolis
  • FAGD, Fellowship with Academy of General Dentistry
  • FACD, Fellowship with American College of Dentists
  • FICOI, Fellowship with International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Visiting Faculty at Spear Education Center
  • Member of Seattle Study Club
  • Leader of Spear Study Club

My goal is to stay informed and well-versed in the most up-to-date treatment practices, in order to provide my patients with the best, most current care options. I love to learn and truly enjoy attending seminars hosted by the best in our field. I have completed continuing education courses in oral healthcare from the Misch Implant Institute and the Dawson Training Center. I also participate in the Seattle Study Club and the Spear Study Club and am a visiting faculty member at the Spear Education Center. Additionally, I have earned several Fellowships.

Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Minnesota Dental Association

Personal Life and Community Involvement

I’m an Army brat and moved every three years throughout my childhood. After living first in Savage, then in Prior Lake, I have settled in Edina with my husband. I have been married for over 20 years, and have two wonderful children who are busy with school, soccer, and swimming. Our family is completed by our dogs who we took home from local rescue shelters. My free-time is spent running my kids around, gardening, and working for the dental society. I believe in supporting our community and have participated in Give Kids a Smile. Additionally, I helped start a dental clinic in Guatemala, and have traveled to Guatemala to volunteer my dental services there. I have also worked at the Union Gospel Mission