Meet the Purdy Team


Dr. Jay

Dr. Jay grew up as part of a large family in Detroit Lakes, MN. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he studied Biology before pursuing his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Upon graduation he received special recognition for outstanding achievements in the areas of prosthodontics and endodontics. Dr. Jay’s passion for dentistry grew exponentially while in Duluth working part-time in a dental lab. He found his artistic niche in creating custom smiles that are both beautiful and functional.

Dr. Jay’s current professional development pursuits include completion of the Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic and Implant Dentistry offered through the University of Minnesota as well as advanced courses in digital dentistry and endodontic technique. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. He also volunteers with a number of charitable organizations including Mission of Mercy, Give Kids A Smile and the Union Gospel Mission.

While not at the office Dr. Jay enjoys spending time being active outdoors hunting, hiking and snowboarding with friends. His personal interests include fitness, photography and international travel.

Dr. Crist

Dr. Andrew Crist grew up in Woodbury, MN. He earned a BA in Biblical Studies and Theology from Wheaton College outside of Chicago. He earned his DDS at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Crist is also an active member of the Army National Guard and serves as a dental officer for the Minnesota Guard as the rank of Captain.

Dr. Crist and his wife, Anna, live on the east side of Saint Paul. When not doing dentistry, he enjoys camping, golfing, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Keely - Office Manager

I graduated from Metropolitan State University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Working in both offices I like getting to know all of our patients. In my free time I enjoy spending my time with family and friends. The hobbies I enjoy the most are baking treats and keeping up with my sons ever evolving love of sports.

Lisa – Scheduling Coordinator

I look forward to meeting our patients and getting to know each one of them. Having a background in dental assisting has been helpful for working at the front desk. My husband and I, along with our two girls, live in Baldwin, Wisconsin. Outside of work, some of the hobbies I enjoy are going for walks, crafting, baking and most of all spending time with family and friends.

Kelly - Hygienist

I grew up in Osceola, WI and attended Century College where I obtained both my Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Degrees. I have worked at Purdy Family Dentistry since 2009. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family and watching the Green Bay Packers.

Michelle- Hygienist

I was a dental assistant for 8 years before becoming a dental hygienist in 2008. I love the dental field and enjoy always keeping up on the latest research concerning oral health. My passion is in patient care and education. My husband and I love spending time with our two school aged children. In the summer, I enjoy gardening, being on the lake or spending time in the great outdoors.

Amy - Hygienist

I earned a Bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Minnesota. I believe in improving a patients overall health by maintaining a healthy mouth. My husband and I, along with our two boys, reside in the Baldwin community. When I'm not at work I enjoy following my boys in sports, cooking and outdoor activities up north.

Joy - Hygienist

I graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a degree in Dental Hygiene. I enjoy both the challenges and many rewards that come with practicing dental hygiene. My hobbies include exercising, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Lori - Dental Assistant

Born and raised in Oshkosh, Wisconsin I moved to Western Wisconsin in 1991. I enjoy spending time with family and friends and going to art and craft festivals. For fitness I like walking and riding bike.

Brenda - Marketing

I previously worked in the social services field for many years which included business development. I really enjoy doing community outreach and working with the area schools.


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