Dr. Alyssa Gullickson is a native of Glenwood. She is so happy to be back in the area raising her family where she grew up. It was actually during her Careers class at Minnewaska Area School that she realized she wanted to be a dentist. There was some advice from her dad as well, as they discussed career options in the health care field. He likes to brag that it was his recommendation that encouraged her to pursue dentistry.
After receiving her B.A. in Biology from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, Dr. Gullickson graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry with her DDS degree. She enjoys getting to know her patients and building a trusting relationship with them. Understanding that not all people enjoy going to the dentist, it is her goal to make each visit as comfortable as possible for every patient. She strives for perfection and is very meticulous with her work. She loves all aspects of dentistry, but is very excited about the new and improved techniques with implant dentures.
Dr. Gullickson loves to learn and reach for new goals. As her favorite author and speaker, Rachel Hollis, says, “The only person you need to be better than is the one you were yesterday.” She enjoys attending continuing education courses and participating in a study club with fellow dentists in Minnesota. She is an active member of the Great River Study Club, the American Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Association. Dr. Gullickson and her husband, Scott, are happy to be living in the town where they grew up. When not busy with their young twins, they enjoy downhill skiing, volunteering at church, golfing, being on the lake, and spending time with family, friends, and their dog, Gus.
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” -Aristotle