About Your Dentist
Dr. Perkins received his dental training at the University of Minnesota school of dentistry. He joined Mosaic Dental in 1989 following 4 years serving in the United States Navy dental corps. Dr. Perkins has been active in our community as both a scout master for over 10 years and as a member of the Eagan Rotary club. In addition to community service, he provides dental care at the Union Gospel Mission in St. Paul and has made several dental mission trips to Honduras.
Dr. Perkins enjoys skiing and is an avid triathlete. He and his wife, Barb, have two sons and live in Edina.
Dr. Mittelsteadt founded our dental practice in 1987. He received his dental training at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and the University of Vermont Medical Center. Dr. Mittelsteadt served as an associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and has continued working with students at the Union Gospel Mission in St. Paul and as part of St. Olaf College’s annual medical mission to Peru.
Education & Continuing Education
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry – Minneapolis, MinnesotaDoctor of Dental Surgery
Dr. Mittelsteadt completed Advanced Dentistry Training at the University of Vermont Medical College. He is also an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in the area of diagnosis and radiology.
Dr. Mittelsteadt is Chairman of the Hope Dental Board of Directors and is a Co-Founder of Andean Community Partners. He is also currently leading a collaborative between Prince of Peace Dental mission and Mosaic Dental. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Union Gospel Mission Board of Directors (6 years).
Recently, Dr. Mittelsteadt was recognized by Minneapolis St. Paul magazine and was named to their “Dentist Hall of Fame.” He has also been recognized by St. Olaf College and was named the alumni of the year for Outstanding Service.
Life & Hobbies
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Mittelsteadt and his wife Lisa have three grown boys and have recently moved to Minneapolis, bringing their "new" very old home back to health. Not ones to let much grass grow under their feet, renovating their very old home and enjoying their favorite activities of bicycling and hiking seems to fill up much of their free time.
Dr. Mittelsteadt and his wife Lisa have been active in District 196 and have been honored as friends of Eastview High School. Their three sons are no longer in the district, but they have continued working with students in need.
Dr. Solberg received a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota. He received an AEGD (residency) certificate from Idaho State University where he was able to train extensively under Surgeons to become skilled in procedures including placement of Dental Implants, Wisdom Tooth Removal, Oral and IV conscious sedation, atraumatic tooth extraction, gum and bone surgery and bone grafting.
Dr. Solberg went on to complete a 1-year full-time Implant Fellowship at Southern Illinois University. He also received his status of Master of the College of Sedation in Dentistry (MaCSD) from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and status of Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantology (FICOI).
Dr. Solberg is originally from Eden Prairie and currently resides in Prior Lake with his wife Brooke and their 2 children. They have dogs of their own and enjoy fostering dogs for rescue organizations. They love to travel, with one highlight being a journey to Guatemala for a dental service trip. He can typically be found with family and friends, enjoying the outdoors by hiking, gardening, skiing or playing various sports.
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Michael Scott
“My long-term career goal is to become a mission’s dentist and provide care to the less fortunate in different parts of the world. I have served on several trips to Guatemala, Panama, and Costa Rica, and I hope to continue with as many as I can.”
Education & Continuing Education
University of Minnesota Twin Cities School of Dentistry – Minneapolis, MinnesotaDoctor of Dental Surgery
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MinnesotaBachelor of Science in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development
Life & Hobbies
Dr. Tran was born and raised in Bloomington, Minnesota. She now resides in St. Louis park with her husband and two dogs, Speedy, a Jack Russell, and Honeybee, a Whippet. In her free time, Dr. Tran loves to travel. She has backpacked through Japan, Thailand, China, Inner Mongolia, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. Recently, Dr. Tran and her husband have taken up beekeeping as a hobby. This season (summer 2021) they have collected almost 15 gallons of honey from their hives!