Meet Our Team

Team Member

Dr. Jeff Fordice

Dr. Jeff Fordice has over 30 years of experience delivering superior dentistry with results that last. From getting to know his patients to meeting their dental needs, he loves everything about his job and the dentistry he provides. Each day Dr. Fordice feels privileged to use his hands to perform very detailed procedures that use science, technology, dental materials and techniques. These procedures use principles of design, creativity and many art-like skills that keep him enthused about dentistry. Even though the dental industry changes quickly with new technology, he enjoys embracing the change. His goal is to help each patient achieve and maintain a healthy smile they love.

Dr. Fordice earned his AA degree from Inver Hills Community College in 1974 and graduated from Hamline University in St. Paul with a BA in Biology in 1977. He went on to complete his dental degree at the University of Minnesota School of Dental Minneapolis in 1981 and earned his General Practice Residency at the University of Iowa in 1982. Dr. Fordice opened his practice in Fairmont in 1984 and has since completed hundreds of hours of continuing education courses.

Outside of the office, Dr. Fordice's focuses on his faith and his family. He and his beautiful wife Paula have four kids and many grandchildren. Outside of spending time with his family, Dr. Fordice enjoys water sports, the great outdoors, painting, woodworking and auto restoration. He is active in his church and has gone on mission trips to Ecuador, Dominican Republic and El Salvador (twice!) to care for people in need.

Team Member

Dr. Daniel Fordice

Dr. Daniel Fordice is excited to practice with his father, Dr. Jeffrey Fordice. Dentistry has enabled Dr. Daniel to combine his interests, skills, and passion for art, technology, healthcare, and science to provide excellent and lasting results. He is passionate about staying up-to-date with the latest technological advances in dental care materials and techniques.

Dr. Daniel Fordice earned his BS in Biology and Master of Science in Integrated Biological Sciences and Microbiology from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2009 and 2012, respectively. He went on to earn his Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) dental degree at Midwestern University Illinois in 2017 and joined Birch Street Dentistry shortly thereafter. Daniel also plans to complete a residency in Advanced General Dentistry that he postponed in order to move back home to help the family.

Outside of dentistry the most important things to Daniel are his faith and family. He also enjoys interests such as outdoor sports, painting, photography, technology, repairing things, DIY projects, and many things that involve working with his hands. Daniel and his lovely wife Meghan have a 2-year-old daughter, Julia; she helps them see the beauty and wonder all around us.


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Nancy - Office Manager

Nancy grew up in Ceylon and went on to Canby AVTI for dental assisting. After joining our office in 1988 she began as our receptionist. As our practice grew she became office manager and patient care coordinator. This means she helps you understand what your dental needs are, explains your options and helps you navigate your way to dental health. With her experience level she knows dentistry and can explain your options well.


Team Member

Barb - Receptionist

Barb: Barb grew up in Fairmont. She has been a member of our staff since 2000, we are glad to have her as our Receptionist. She brought with her an easy going personality, that bright smile and 12 years of dental experience at Jackson/Fairmont Dental Lab.

Her interests include trail riding and camping with their horses, gardening, cooking and spending time with family and friends. Barb does a great job of helping you become part of our practice family.


Team Member

Carmen - Registered Dental Hygienist

Carmen has been in dentistry since 1995. She enjoys spending time with her family and running is her main hobby.

With her advanced gum disease training and laser certification she knows how to comfortably help you maintain a healthy smile.


Team Member

Diane - Registered Dental Hygienist

With over 30 years experience she began with our practice in 1996. Diane is proficient in all areas of hygiene. She is certified to use lasers and to treat periodontal disease. Helping patients get healthy and to maintain their smiles is an enjoyment of hers.


Team Member

Nicole - Registered Dental Hygienist

Nicole has been in the dental field since 1996 and has been one of our three hygienist since 2002. Certified in laser assisted periodontal treatment she knows how to treat periodontal disease and to help you stay healthy. Family, friends and civic projects keep her on the go and never bored in life. Always smiling, she will cheer you up.


Team Member

Pattie - Dental Assistant

Pattie has been in dentistry since 1982. She was my main assistant for many years and now works on Mondays. Her personality will keep you smiling and we appreciate her experience level and commitment to excellence. Faith, family and friendship keep her busy all the time.


Team Member

Sarah - Registered Dental Assistant

As assistant since 1999 she has been with us since 2006. Sara is great at anticipating what comes next and in making you comfortable. She values her family time with her three children.


Team Member

Darcy - Registered Dental Assistant

Darcy is a Certified Dental Assistant and has been for 27 years. She is married to her husband Pat and together they have a daughter whom is a senior at Fairmont High School- GO CARDINALS! Darcy enjoys cooking, reading, snow shoeing, and camping in her free time. We are thrilled to have her, and to add another smiling face to our team to take care of our patients.


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