Meet Our Team
ANTHONY J. SKINNER, D.D.S
Dr. Skinner believes that excellence in patient care can only come through commitment to education and clinical excellence. While he has specialized in periodontics, his training, education and skills show a wide breadth of knowledge and ability. In this way he can provide the highest quality of care to you.
“I know I work hard at improving my knowledge and skills, but the biggest key for me has been to learn how to communicate well to my patients and understand their needs. I believe that good rapport is the foundation of quality dental care and look forward to meeting you in the future.” - Tony
NICHOLAS LOWE, D.D.S
Dr. Lowe believes that exceptional clinical and esthetic outcomes come from true dedication to his patients. Utilizing his knowledge of the most current research and techniques in periodontics and dental implantology, Dr. Lowe has become a valuable addition to our practice. One of his strong points is his philosophy of empowering patients through education and instruction.
"I am a patient-focused periodontist, working to give you the best possible outcome and experience while here in the practice. As part of your treatment, I will help you to understand what is going on in your mouth and show you ways you can take charge of your oral health." - Nick
SHAHIR MALEK, B.D.S, M.S.D.
Dr. Malek believes that staying on the forefront of dentistry and working closely with his patients are the keys to providing them with exceptional periodontal and dental implant care. Every year he goes well beyond the continuing education requirements of Minnesota, to ensure he knows the latest techniques in both periodontics and dental implants.
“I do a great deal to stay current in dentistry but most important is understanding what the patient needs and providing it to him/her in the most esthetic and comfortable way. I’m here to give my patients the best periodontal and implant outcomes possible.”
DONALD LAREAU, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Lareau is honored to have joined Twin Cities Periodontics. He brings years of experience and expertise to this caring group of doctors and great staff who share his love for dentistry and especially our specialty of Periodontics. Dr. Lareau strives to provide an exceptional experience and results for each person. Listening to patient’s concerns and understanding their goals is very important. Time is taken to discuss findings and treatment choices in order to assist them with selecting what’s best for them. Once a plan is established and coordinated with the patient’s dentist(s), care is taken to provide treatment in a meticulous manner to restore optimal health, function and beauty. Helping people in this way is very rewarding not only to him but also the dentists he works with and, most importantly, his patients.
“In my years of practice, I’ve learned that there are many, many factors critical to providing a great experience and beautiful treatment outcomes for our patients. Their feeling heard, understood and cared about is at the top of the list. I really enjoy the interactive process that leads to this.”
KATHERINE SMITH, D.D.S., M.S.
Growing up with a dad who is also a dentist, Dr. Smith knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue a dental career. With dentistry, Dr. Smith gets to have the time and energy to devote to her family, while still pursuing her passion to serve and care for others. Dr. Smith was drawn to Periodontics, in particular, because of her love for the surgical and artistic aspect of it, as well as the fact that it is very evidence-based. She is very passionate about educating patients and helping them to achieve their oral and systemic health goals.