Meet Our Doctors
The entire team at West Lakes Dentistry strives for excellence. From the moment you first call our office to when we say goodbye after your appointment, Dr. Miner and Dr. Boeckermann are here to make your visit with us as pleasant as possible. Our dentists come to work each day dedicated to improving the way you receive dental care.
Dr. Stephanie Miner, DDS, MPH
Dr. Stephanie Miner earned her B.S. in microbiology at Arizona State University. She continued her education at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and School of Dentistry. Dr. Miner has lived in Minnetrista for over 13 years and began West Lakes Dentistry in 2011. She is honored to serve the Westonka community as a family dentist by providing advanced dental care that is convenient and comfortable for patients.
Dr. Miner is dedicated to continuing education and lifelong learning in order to give patients the best dental treatment. She is an active member of the Minnesota Dental Association and maintains membership in the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Miner is a graduate of the Kois Center, a world leader in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. She has completed hundreds of hours of advanced training in pediatric dentistry, dental implants, gum surgeries, root canals, and treatment of complex dental cases. The focus of Dr. Miner’s practice is comprehensive treatment in collaboration with specialists in the area.
Outside of the office, Dr. Miner and her husband have three very fun and active children, and they spend most of their time in a hockey rink or on a soccer field. She also enjoys running, hiking, down-hill skiing, and traveling.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor of Science in Microbiology – Arizona State University, 1996
- Master’s in Public Health – University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 2000
- Doctor of Dental Surgery – University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, 2004
- Give Kids a Smile
- Establishment of Minnesota Department of Health, Oral Disease Prevention Unit
- Head Start Dental Screenings
Dr. Amy Boeckermann, DMD
Dr. Amy Boeckermann earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Family Studies and Human Development/Psychology from the University of Arizona. While there on a swimming scholarship, she received the Mary Roby Award for academic and athletic accomplishments and was a part of an American record setting relay.
Dr. Boeckermann decided to pursue her long-time dream of becoming a local dentist at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. While in dental school, she was active in the RAM (Remote Area Medical) program, which provides dental care to the underserved. This allowed her to not only understand the great need for dental education and care around the country, but it also gave her the opportunity to start doing difficult procedures early on in dental school. This program is the reason she is so passionate about her patients and has a deep understanding of individualized care. Since graduating, Dr. Boeckermann has remained passionate about volunteering her time to those in need. She has participated in Mission of Mercy in both Minnesota and Alaska, helped out with Team Smile Minnesota, and has travelled to Guatemala for mission work with the Spear Institute through Operation Smile.
Dr. Boeckermann joined the West Lakes Dentistry team in 2015 and loves the team atmosphere! Growing with the local dental practice and getting to know the patients motivates her daily. Born and raised in Minneapolis, she enjoys spending time at her cabin, with family, and on the lakes. Her favorite thing to do is to spend time with her basset hound, Pele.
Dr. Jason Pendleton, DDS
Dr. Jason Pendleton is originally from Superior, WI. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University and then completed a residency at the University of Iowa Hospital, where he met his wife, Katie. They married in 2015 and have two cats, Mario and Bella. Katie works as a physician with the University of Minnesota Pulmonary and Critical Care Department. They share a passion for cheering on the Vikings, Wild, and Twins.
Dr. Pendleton is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Wisconsin Dental Association, and Minnesota Dental Association. Committed to providing the best care possible for his patients, he has completed additional postdoctoral courses at the University of Minnesota and the prestigious Kois Center. Dr. Pendleton has participated in Dentistry from the Heart since 2013 as well as Mission of Mercy events. His hobbies include golfing, fatbiking, skiing, traveling, and as of 2015, taking care of their adorable cats.