Meet Dr. Krista and Her Team

ABOUT LIFE SMILES

Get to know our head dentist, Dr. Krista, meet her fantastic team, and find lots of useful dental tips and info. This is where you learn about the great care we offer and the advanced dental technology we use to keep your smile shining!

Meet Dr. Krista and Her Team

ABOUT LIFE SMILES

Get to know our head dentist, Dr. Krista, meet her fantastic team, and find lots of useful dental tips and info. This is where you learn about the great care we offer and the advanced dental technology we use to keep your smile shining!

Meet the Owner

DR. GEISLER

You’re here because you need a dentist, so I’ll start there. I have been practicing dentistry for twenty-one years. The past thirteen years have been here at Life Smiles in Plymouth, MN, which I started from scratch in the spring of 2010. My office is not a part of a chain of corporate dental offices, but is an independent dental practice. I am proud to be a female running my own business with my team. Working with families and kids is fun! Always learning, I work hard to keep up to date on the latest advances in family, airway and restorative dentistry. Using the latest technologies, we provide quality, comfortable experiences.

A native Minnesotan, I earned my bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University, where I also played volleyball for four years. My dental degree from the University of Minnesota was earned in the spring of 2002. Giving back by volunteering locally and abroad has been a way of life for me. I recently returned from Guatemala in March 2023 where I grew considerable as a person while serving the poorest, and I plan to serve there annually.

I’ve been married to my husband for more than 20 years. We now have two beautiful daughters who keep us busy. In my free time, I love to read, travel, Scuba dive and take walks. I have shared my love of baking with my girls, but have been trying to cut back, as eating all those sweets is not good for our health. My goal, as your family dentist in Plymouth MN, is to make you feel completely at ease. You will find no down talking or lectures from me. You will receive just clear, caring advice. I would welcome the privilege of beginning a new partnership in support of your health.

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Meet the Owner

DR. GEISLER

You’re here because you need a dentist, so I’ll start there. I have been practicing dentistry for twenty-one years. The past thirteen years have been here at Life Smiles in Plymouth, MN, which I started from scratch in the spring of 2010. My office is not a part of a chain of corporate dental offices, but is an independent dental practice. I am proud to be a female running my own business with my team. Working with families and kids is fun! Always learning, I work hard to keep up to date on the latest advances in family, airway and restorative dentistry. Using the latest technologies, we provide quality, comfortable experiences.

A native Minnesotan, I earned my bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University, where I also played volleyball for four years. My dental degree from the University of Minnesota was earned in the spring of 2002. Giving back by volunteering locally and abroad has been a way of life for me. I recently returned from Guatemala in March 2023 where I grew considerable as a person while serving the poorest, and I plan to serve there annually.

I’ve been married to my husband for more than 20 years. We now have two beautiful daughters who keep us busy. In my free time, I love to read, travel, Scuba dive and take walks. I have shared my love of baking with my girls, but have been trying to cut back, as eating all those sweets is not good for our health. My goal, as your family dentist in Plymouth MN, is to make you feel completely at ease. You will find no down talking or lectures from me. You will receive just clear, caring advice. I would welcome the privilege of beginning a new partnership in support of your health.

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MEET THE TEAM

Melissa
Dental Hygienist

Melissa joined our practice in 2019 and is happy to be at a practice where wellness is focused on. She keeps very busy with three young children. Being active in her church and being outdoors camping are where you will find her outside of work.

Bobbie
Practice Manager

When Bobbie isn’t not leading the Life Smiles team and helping our patients, she could be doing one of a ton of her interests. Often, she is outdoors or at sporting event. Bobbie loves to travel and most importantly, spend time with her family and friends. By the way, if you want to learn about pickleball, she can teach you all about it!

Jenifer
Restorative Function Dental Assistant

Family is what brought Jenifer back to the Midwest after living in different states. Jenifer enjoys every aspect of dentistry and it shows. When not taking care of our patients, she can be found playing Legos, going to a museum, hanging out with family or volunteering at her child’s school.

Maria
Patient Coordinator

Having been working in business for many years has given Maria the opportunity to meet lots of people. As an excellent cook, she can be found in a kitchen or enjoying a meal with her family. We love her smile and warmth with our patients.

Youa
Dental Hygienist

A passionate believer in the art of healing, Youa takes great care of all her patients at Life Smiles. When not in the office, she is playing with her husky and spending time with her family.

Michelle
Dental Assistant

As a seasoned dental assistant, Michelle brings a big smile to our patients face. When not at work, she loves to watch her son play basketball, cook and travel abroad.

Jenessa
Clinical Assistant

Helping wherever needed, Jenessa helps our days run smoothly. When not in the office, she loves to go out with friends and spend time with family.

Jasmine
Patient Coordinator

People around Jasmine have always noticed her smile, positive attitude, and calm demeanor. When not helping people at Life Smiles, you can find her with her family and friends.

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Testimonials & Reviews

THE PLYMOUTH DENTIST THAT TREATS YOU LIKE FAMILY

We work hard to offer the best dentist experience we can create for you and your family. But you don’t just have to take our word for it.

Your Local Plymouth Dentist with Advanced Technology

NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR PATIENTS OF ALL AGES

We work hard to make sure you feel comfortable. One way we achieve this is through the power of technology. From state-of-the-art devices that improve your care, to added luxuries you’d find at home, you’ll enjoy a relaxing experience and quality service.

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Release and Breathe, our sister practice, enhances lives by addressing breathing, sleep, and feeding concerns in patients of all ages, from newborns to adults, using the LightScalpel Co2 Laser and other advanced technology.

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Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry, using the LightScalpel Co2 laser, is an advanced technique that Dr. Geisler employs for a range of procedures. These include frenectomies for all ages, releasing tongue and lip ties, as well as treatments like gingival recontouring, fibroma removals, and managing painful issues like cold sores and canker sores. Sensitive teeth? The laser can help ease discomfort. We also use a low-level laser therapy, gentle and painless, for post-treatment comfort, especially following extractions or head and neck cancer treatments. This laser can also improve numbing and assist in healing sore TMJ muscles, reducing the need for pain medication. It’s excellent for those with sensitive gag reflexes. Dr. Geisler holds certifications in dental laser procedures, ensuring safe and effective treatments.

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Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry, using the LightScalpel Co2 laser, is an advanced technique that Dr. Geisler employs for a range of procedures. These include frenectomies for all ages, releasing tongue and lip ties, as well as treatments like gingival recontouring, fibroma removals, and managing painful issues like cold sores and canker sores. Sensitive teeth? The laser can help ease discomfort. We also use a low-level laser therapy, gentle and painless, for post-treatment comfort, especially following extractions or head and neck cancer treatments. This laser can also improve numbing and assist in healing sore TMJ muscles, reducing the need for pain medication. It’s excellent for those with sensitive gag reflexes. Dr. Geisler holds certifications in dental laser procedures, ensuring safe and effective treatments.

realease&breathe logo

Release and Breathe, our sister practice, enhances lives by addressing breathing, sleep, and feeding concerns in patients of all ages, from newborns to adults, using the LightScalpel Co2 Laser and other advanced technology.

Go to Release and Breathe
Family Dentist in Plymouth MN

Dental Impressioning

Digital scanners capture a 3D image of your teeth, so traditional impressions don’t need to be taken.  Accuracy of the dental restoration is improved, as is the speed of which your crowns return from the lab.  Clear aligners for invisable orthodontics is much easier to start without the need to for impression trays.  Patients love it because they don’t have to have goopy material in their mouths for a few minutes.   Seeing your mouth in color and in three dimensions on a computer screen is also very interesting, showing people things they would otherwise not be able to appreciate.  Dr. Geisler uses a 3Shape Trios scanner, the fastest and most accurate scanner for dentists.

Family Dentist in Plymouth MN
Family Dentist in Plymouth MN

Invisalign and Clear Aligners

Invisalign and Clear Correct are technologies that are offered by Life Smiles. This system uses clear aligners to adjust teeth without the need for metal braces.  Clear aligners are perfect for those who do not want traditional wires and brackets.  The aligners are easy to remove for eating, drinking and brushing.  Ask Dr. Geisler if you could benefit from Invisalign.

Family Dentist in Plymouth MN
Family Dentist in Plymouth MN
Family Dentist in Plymouth MN

Dental Impressioning

Digital scanners capture a 3D image of your teeth, so traditional impressions don’t need to be taken.  Accuracy of the dental restoration is improved, as is the speed of which your crowns return from the lab.  Clear aligners for invisable orthodontics is much easier to start without the need to for impression trays.  Patients love it because they don’t have to have goopy material in their mouths for a few minutes.   Seeing your mouth in color and in three dimensions on a computer screen is also very interesting, showing people things they would otherwise not be able to appreciate.  Dr. Geisler uses a 3Shape Trios scanner, the fastest and most accurate scanner for dentists.

Invisalign and Clear Aligners

Invisalign and Clear Correct are technologies that are offered by Life Smiles. This system uses clear aligners to adjust teeth without the need for metal braces.  Clear aligners are perfect for those who do not want traditional wires and brackets.  The aligners are easy to remove for eating, drinking and brushing.  Ask Dr. Geisler if you could benefit from Invisalign.

Family Dentist in Plymouth MN
Family Dentist in Plymouth MN
Family Dentist in Plymouth MN

Dental Impressioning

Digital scanners capture a 3D image of your teeth, so traditional impressions don’t need to be taken.  Accuracy of the dental restoration is improved, as is the speed of which your crowns return from the lab.  Clear aligners for invisable orthodontics is much easier to start without the need to for impression trays.  Patients love it because they don’t have to have goopy material in their mouths for a few minutes.   Seeing your mouth in color and in three dimensions on a computer screen is also very interesting, showing people things they would otherwise not be able to appreciate.  Dr. Geisler uses a 3Shape Trios scanner, the fastest and most accurate scanner for dentists.

Invisalign and Clear Aligners

Invisalign and Clear Correct are technologies that are offered by Life Smiles. This system uses clear aligners to adjust teeth without the need for metal braces.  Clear aligners are perfect for those who do not want traditional wires and brackets.  The aligners are easy to remove for eating, drinking and brushing.  Ask Dr. Geisler if you could benefit from Invisalign.

Cone Beam CT – “CBCT”

3D imaging is now available at Life Smiles. Evaluating anatomic structures with more information gives us better planning and outcomes. Common reasons why a digital cone beam computerized tomography would be requested, is to evaluated possible pathology, evaluate impacted teeth, check teeth that have had root canals, measure facial growth, and to check the airway for obstructions.

Healing Laser

In addition to lasers for soft tissues procedures, Dr. Geisler uses a laser that is designed for healing. The laser looks more like a flashlight and reduces pain for cold sores, TMJ pain, swollen gums and many other applications. The term commonly used for this science is photobiomodulation.

Onpharma Onset

Onset by Onpharma raises the pH of local anesthetic resulting in a six thousand fold increase in the amount of anesthetic that can cross the nerve membrane at the time of injection. This means pain free injections for our patients.  It also lets the numbness occur much more quickly so there is less waiting in the chair. More predicatable numbness is the most important reason we use this product.

Cone Beam CT – “CBCT”

3D imaging is now available at Life Smiles. Evaluating anatomic structures with more information gives us better planning and outcomes. Common reasons why a digital cone beam computerized tomography would be requested, is to evaluated possible pathology, evaluate impacted teeth, check teeth that have had root canals, measure facial growth, and to check the airway for obstructions.

Healing Laser

In addition to lasers for soft tissues procedures, Dr. Geisler uses a laser that is designed for healing. The laser looks more like a flashlight and reduces pain for cold sores, TMJ pain, swollen gums and many other applications. The term commonly used for this science is photobiomodulation.

Onpharma Onset

Onset by Onpharma raises the pH of local anesthetic resulting in a six thousand fold increase in the amount of anesthetic that can cross the nerve membrane at the time of injection. This means pain free injections for our patients.  It also lets the numbness occur much more quickly so there is less waiting in the chair. More predicatable numbness is the most important reason we use this product.

Computerized Anethesia

Also called The Wand®, Computerized Anesthesia is a new technology that increases comfort during and after numbing. In fact, you may not sense your tooth has been numbed at all. And many patients walk away without that annoying lip and tongue tingling.

Computerized Anethesia

Also called The Wand®, Computerized Anesthesia is a new technology that increases comfort during and after numbing. In fact, you may not sense your tooth has been numbed at all. And many patients walk away without that annoying lip and tongue tingling.

3D Printing

Printing allows our team to use our Trios 3Shape brand digital scanner to print models, make same day night guards, and help restorative work be completed faster than if we use a dental lab.

Digital Radiographs

Digital radiographs are better than the old fashioned kind for a few reasons. 1) It’s an easier process with less radiation. 2) No waiting for film to develop. 3) You get crystal-clear, high-def images right on your monitor.

3D Printing

Printing allows our team to use our Trios 3Shape brand digital scanner to print models, make same day night guards, and help restorative work be completed faster than if we use a dental lab.

Digital Radiographs

Digital radiographs are better than the old fashioned kind for a few reasons. 1) It’s an easier process with less radiation. 2) No waiting for film to develop. 3) You get crystal-clear, high-def images right on your monitor.

Digital Photography

What about the way your smile looks from the outside? We take digital pictures of your smile during each visit so we can monitor your oral health. It’s an extra step to ensure your smile stays healthy for years to come.

Flatscreen Monitors

Each patient room has an HDTV, complete with Netflix, Disney+, PBS kids and more! So the kids can watch cartoons, mom can see her home and garden shows, and dad can catch the game—all while we work on improving your smile. You can also check out your dental films and see live video of your teeth.

BOSE® Noise Cancelling Headphones

No more grinding, sucking and scraping sounds. Noise cancelling headphones let you listen to your TV show or rock out or relax to your favorite tunes. Sit back, relax, and leave the noisy stuff to us.

Digital Photography

What about the way your smile looks from the outside? We take digital pictures of your smile during each visit so we can monitor your oral health. It’s an extra step to ensure your smile stays healthy for years to come.

Flatscreen Monitors

Each patient room has an HDTV, complete with Netflix, Disney+, PBS kids and more! So the kids can watch cartoons, mom can see her home and garden shows, and dad can catch the game—all while we work on improving your smile. You can also check out your dental films and see live video of your teeth.

BOSE® Noise Cancelling Headphones

No more grinding, sucking and scraping sounds. Noise cancelling headphones let you listen to your TV show or rock out or relax to your favorite tunes. Sit back, relax, and leave the noisy stuff to us.

Intraoral Camera

Live video of your teeth, how cool is that? Our intraoral cameras provide an outstanding outlook of your overall oral health (say that five times fast). Plus, during exams, we can look at your teeth together, so you can actually see what we’re talking about.

Intraoral Camera

Live video of your teeth, how cool is that? Our intraoral cameras provide an outstanding outlook of your overall oral health (say that five times fast). Plus, during exams, we can look at your teeth together, so you can actually see what we’re talking about.

Numbing Mouthwash

For patients who have sensitive gums or a gag reflex, we offer a mouthwash that numbs your soft tissues.  It is very easy to use, a 30 second swish immediately prior to treatment and you are numb. Numbness without a needle, what could be better?  The anesthetic wears off after about one half hour.  This is special because most practices do not offer it, and it is specially created for Life Smiles by a pharmacy.

Isovac

An isovac is a suctioning device.  The advantage of using it is four-fold. Appointments can take up to 1/3 less time because it improves our efficiency.  It prevents tastes from going near your tongue and prevents saliva from contaminating a tooth we restoring (creating more consistently longer-lasting restorations).  What is most important to many is that it removes mercury vapor from the immediate air around your mouth when a metal filling is removed.

Numbing Mouthwash

For patients who have sensitive gums or a gag reflex, we offer a mouthwash that numbs your soft tissues.  It is very easy to use, a 30 second swish immediately prior to treatment and you are numb. Numbness without a needle, what could be better?  The anesthetic wears off after about one half hour.  This is special because most practices do not offer it, and it is specially created for Life Smiles by a pharmacy.

Isovac

An isovac is a suctioning device.  The advantage of using it is four-fold. Appointments can take up to 1/3 less time because it improves our efficiency.  It prevents tastes from going near your tongue and prevents saliva from contaminating a tooth we restoring (creating more consistently longer-lasting restorations).  What is most important to many is that it removes mercury vapor from the immediate air around your mouth when a metal filling is removed.

Patient Education Videos

Many find it helpful to watch a video that clarifies oral conditions and dental procedures.  Dr. Geisler is involved in a continuing education group, called a Spear Study Club.  One benefit of being a member is access videos to help patients understand what we are talking about.  The video to the right is an example of the types of videos that are helpful for education.

Patient Resources

TOOLS, TIPS AND TOYS TO MAKE CARING FOR YOUR SMILE EASIER

We could just say, “see ya in six months” after each visit. But that’s not really our style. The links in this section provide useful information about maintaining a healthy smile 365 days a year. You’ll also find activities and games for the kids, links to our social sites and more.

Kids Don’t Come With Instructions

LET US HELP YOU WITH SOME DENTAL TIPS FOR PARENTS

Some good advice for things to do prior to your child’s first dental visit:

Make the appointment early in the day
Read a book about going to the dentist beforehand
Practice with your child sitting knee to knee at home
Be a good role model! Kids learn from your actions and words.
Explain what your child can expect when going to the dentist
Avoid scary words and adopt a positive attitude towards dental visits
Bring along a favorite blanket or toy
Tell your kids, “You could be the next winner of the No Cavity Club!”
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Life Smile’s No Cavity Club

Help your kids brush and floss each day because we want them to be the newest member of our No Cavity Club! Each month we put all of our patients’ names in a jar and select one winner from that month who had no cavities. The winner gets an awesome prize.  Fun and rewarding is what a clean smile should be!

Kids Don’t Come With Instructions

LET US HELP YOU WITH SOME DENTAL TIPS FOR PARENTS

Some good advice for things to do prior to your child’s first dental visit:

Make the appointment early in the day
Read a book about going to the dentist beforehand
Practice with your child sitting knee to knee at home
Be a good role model! Kids learn from your actions and words.
Explain what your child can expect when going to the dentist
Avoid scary words and adopt a positive attitude towards dental visits
Bring along a favorite blanket or toy
Tell your kids, “You could be the next winner of the No Cavity Club!”
Family Dentist in Plymouth MN

Life Smile’s No Cavity Club

Help your kids brush and floss each day because we want them to be the newest member of our No Cavity Club! Each month we put all of our patients’ names in a jar and select one winner from that month who had no cavities. The winner gets an awesome prize.  Fun and rewarding is what a clean smile should be!

READY TO LOVE GOING TO THE DENTIST?

At Life Smiles, we are dedicated to your comfort and your smile. We offer compassionate, comprehensive care, combining advanced technology and expertise to ensure your dental health and your radiant smile!

Contact our team to set up an appointment today!
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Wondering About Insurance?

Whether you have insurance or not, we have a few options for you!
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Delta Dental Premier Network

We accept Delta Dental Insurance Plans. Many of our patients have other plans and can be seen at Life Smiles. Please contact us to see how we can help you with your dental benefit!

No Dental Insurance? No Problem!

Dental Savings Plan

We are making dentistry more affordable. We have two plans for adults, which save you money, and make your annual fees for preventative care known. The Dental Savings Plan is not insurance, so no waiting for prior authorizations and having claims problems. You simply pay an annual enrollment fee and treatment is provided either for free, or at a savings at Life Smiles in Plymouth, MN, to be used within one year.

Standard Plan

$315/year

An average savings of $105 on the included services plus 15% off other treatment, which could save you hundreds of dollars!

This plan is for people who have never been diagnosed with periodontal (gum) disease.

  • Two exams
  • Four bitewing films
  • Two standard cleanings
  • 15% savings on dental treatment*

Periodontal Maintenance Plan

$580/year

An average savings of $178 on the included services plus 15% off other treatment which could save you hundreds of dollars!

This plan is for people who have been diagnosed with periodontal (gum) disease.

  • Two exams
  • Four bitewing films
  • Three cleanings (periodontal maintenance cleanings)
  • 15% savings on dental treatment *

* Terms and Conditions:  This package is good for one year from the date of enrollment.  The Dental Savings Plan is non-transferable and may not be used in conjunction with dental insurance, promotional offers, other discounts or Care Credit.  Products such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, Waterpiks, Invisalign and dental treatment received outside of Life Smiles are not covered by the Dental Savings Plan.