Call +(952) 232-4185 17600 Cedar Ave. Lakeville, MN 55044
Open hours: M/T/Th: 7am-5pm | Wed: 9am-6pm | Fri: 7am - 12pm
Dr. Jeffery A. Kohler, Jr.

Dr. Jeffery A. Kohler, Jr.

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Kohler received his Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He went on to pursue his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Kohler completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency with the United States Air Force at Offutt Air Force Base. He then served honorably in the United States Air Force in Alaska for four years, providing our airmen with high quality dental services. Dr. Kohler continues to proudly serve in the Minnesota Air National Guard.

“Developing trust-filled and meaningful relationships with my patients is my top priority. It is important to me that you feel comfortable in my office. I am always looking out for your well-being and striving to develop treatment plans that increase your overall quality of life.

It is very important to me that my patients know they are members of the Lakeville Advanced Dental Care family. I desire to spend time getting to know each of my patients on a personal level.

I exhibit integrity and excellence in all that I do. I take great pride in my work and I do everything I can to make sure that it is nothing short of excellent! I treat each and every one of my patients like my dearest friend/family. I also strive to practice the most modern, up-to-date dentistry.

I genuinely look forward to meeting all my patients for the first time and introducing them to a different kind of dentistry. Lakeville Advanced Dental Care is all about quality and using the most modern dental techniques and technology to provide fully comprehensive services. The care that my team and I provide is truly exceptional.”

Education & Professional Experience:
University of Notre Dame – B.S. in Electrical Engineering
Creighton – University School of Dentistry Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Offutt Air Force Base – Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD)
United States Air Force – Eielson Air Force Base – Alaska – Practicing Dentist

Professional Affiliations:
Dental Officer, Minnesota Air National Guard
Member, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Member, Academy of General Dentistry
Member, American Dental Association

My true passion is in dental science. I love what I do!

When I have free time it is difficult to take me away from dental research articles and continuing education. Outside of dentistry, I like to spend time with my wife and 4 kids playing games, fishing, hiking, swimming, science museum, zoo, etc. I also enjoy sports, especially college football.

“I became a dentist to help people. I strive to increase my patient’s overall quality of life. I consistently deliver outstanding, long-lasting, modern dental care. I take great pride in my work and I love what I do!”

Our Team

Jessica Johnson, RDH

Jessica Johnson, RDH


Jessica has over 7 years experience in the dental field. She first started as a dental assistant, & decided she loved dentistry so much that she wanted to further her education. She then received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene through Metropolitan State University. Jessica loves getting to know her patients, and educating them on how to better improve their oral health so they feel confident with their smile.

Jessica, her husband, and 3 month old son live in Lakeville. They’re originally from Wisconsin, but have found their forever home here in the Twin Cities. She enjoys being outdoors, camping in the summer, baking goodies, going to country music concerts, shopping, and spending time with her family & friends

Tina Lemke

Tina Lemke

Patient Care Coordinator

I graduated as a dental assistant in 1999 from Dakota County Technical College and shortly after assisting I found that insurance, financial arrangements, and treatment coordination is what I truly enjoy. With 18 years of experience in the dental office, I believe I can truly help our patients.

I live in Northfield and I am married to my best friend, Jason we were blessed with four fabulous children, Erin, Jaime, Tyler and Braden. Needless to say our lives are busy. We like to refer to our vehicles as “sport shuttles”, as at any point you may find hockey, dance, lacrosse, golf, football or track equipment in the trunk, wait, I mean all over the car!

In my spare time I enjoy golfing, an occasional run, watching my children play sports, cooking and trying to perfect those perfect projects on Pintrest!

Erin Lauer

Erin Lauer

Patient Care Coordinator

Erin is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a B. A. in Psychology. Having worked in customer service for over 10 years and most recently in childcare, it is hard not to get along with Erin. She finds it rewarding to be a patient care coordinator and help those who come into the office. “I have had extensive dental work done over the years and I know how difficult it can be for children and adults to come into the dental office. I enjoy seeing patients, especially those who came in anxious, leave the office with a smile on their face having enjoyed their time here.”

Erin enjoys spending time with her friends and family, painting, and traveling. Erin likes to collect rocks and sea shells when she travels. “The rocks and sea shells usually disappear after my nieces and nephews come for a visit. That’s probably why they keep asking to come visit me.”

Mary Casey

Dental Hygienist

Mary has been a dental hygienist for six years. She attended Creighton University in Omaha, NE for some of her general coursework and completed her Dental Hygiene degree at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead, MN. Mary is passionate about oral health and provides gentle care for all her patients. Mary loves helping people and strives to create positive dental experiences.

In her spare time, she loves baking and cake decorating for various events. She also enjoys being active with activities such as kayaking and playing sand volleyball in the summer. She loves spoiling her little nieces and nephews as well!