Dr Baldwin - Dentist in Plymouth, MN Dr. Jack Baldwin

Dr. Jack Baldwin was raised in North Dakota and would often spend his summertime with his family at their Minnesota lake cabin. The memories of fixing and tinkering with various projects around their summer home made him fall in love with Minnesota, and he is pleased to now call it his home. Dr. Baldwin graduated from the University of Minnesota school of Dentistry with a DDS. Since graduating Dr. Baldwin, his wife and two little girls enjoy their home by the Lake Minnetonka and love outings in Excelsior. Some of his favorite pastimes include cooking (he loves spicy food) and spending time with his family. Dr. Baldwin looks forward to caring for Plymouth and the surrounding communities by providing the best in dental care to existing and new patients for years to come.

Dr Scharf - Dentist in Plymouth, MNDr. Scott Scharf

Having grown up on hobby farms and lakes, Dr. Scott Scharf has quite an appreciation for Minnesota's outdoors. He currently lives on a small lake west of Medina with his wife Jennifer and five children. The whole family loves to fish, swim, camp, waterski and be outdoors. He loves the fact that many of his dental patients share his love for the outdoors as many of them are from Wayzata, Maple Grove, Minnetonka and other western Hennepin County cities that also have a wealth of outdoor opportunities.

Dr. Scharf was born and raised in Rochester, Minnesota. His father worked for IBM and twice moved for 18 month projects that he was involved in. The first move was to the San Francisco Bay Area and the second was to Milan, Italy. However, the family always came back to Minnesota. Dr. Scharf attended the University of Minnesota, both as an undergrad and in the School of Dentistry Program. Upon graduating in 1986, He went out on his own and started Xenium Dental in Plymouth, Minnesota. After 14 years in that location, we moved in April of 2003 to our new, state of the art facility and renamed the practice Northwoods Dental.


Front Office

Shannon - Dentist in Plymouth, MN

Shannon, Office Manager

Shannon grew up in St. Cloud, Minnesota and moved to Portland, Oregon for five years, where she started her dental career in 1993. She moved back to Minnesota to start her family and she has two amazing kids. Shannon has been part of the Northwoods Dental team for many years. She loves the outdoors and spending time with her family and friends

Bria - Dentist in Plymouth, MNBria, Treatment Coordinator

Bria was born in Minneapolis and has lived in the Western suburbs her entire life. She just welcomed her first niece February of 2016! Bria loves going to concerts, playing video games, and spending time outdoors. She enjoys coffee and reading crime books in her spare time.

Lauren - Receptionist in Plymouth, MNRachelle, front desk

Rachelle was born and raised in Brooklyn Park, but moved to Uptown Minneapolis to attend U of M. She recently bought a house in New Hope.

Rachelle likes to run, work on her new house, travel and spend time with her two dogs. Rachelle graduated from the U of M and earned a Bachelor in Psychology and a Minor in Law, Criminology and Deviance. She is a busy bee and has another job outside of greeting all the people at Northwoods Dental. Even though she works almost 70 hours a week she will always greet you with a smile when you come to Northwoods Dental.

Nicole - Financial Coordinator in Plymouth, MN Nicole, Financial Coordinator

Nicole is from Duluth, MN and moved to the Twin Cities after graduating from UMD in May 2015. She likes to spend time with her family and her rescue dog, Shea. She also enjoys camping, hiking, skiing, rollerblading and college hockey. Nicole graduated with her degree in healthcare management from The University of Minnesota, Duluth in 2015 and started working at Northwoods Dental upon graduating. Nicole loves her dog Shea and can talk your ear off about German shepherds or Duluth any day.


Dental Assistants

Jenny - Dental Assistant in Plymouth. MN Jenny

Jenny has been assisting at Northwoods Dental for over 12 years. She lives in St. Michael with her husband and son. In her free time she enjoys reading, scrapbooking, watching movies and most of all spending it with her family.

Tatyana - Receptionist in Plymouth, MN Tatyana, LDA

Tatyana grew up in Kazakhstan and came to the US in 2003. Tatyana loves spending time with her family and staying active outdoors. She has a 5 year old daughter that keeps her busy, but she also enjoys camping, skiing, water skiing and crafts.

Tatyana graduated as a dental assistant from Hennepin Tech in 2009 and has been working with Dr. Scharf since 2013. Tatyana loves vegetables and has her own mini garden where we are all lucky to try some of her fresh vegetables every summer and fall! Tatyana also has her hands full with her little daughter and baby boy who arrived in May 2016.

Nancy - Receptionist in Plymouth. MN Nancy, LDA

Nancy was born in Phoenix, Arizona, but moved to Minnesota when she was 10 years old. Nancy loves spending time with her little daughter, anything outdoors and enjoys long walks. Nancy graduated as a Dental Assistant from St. Cloud Tech in 2015 and has been working with Dr. Baldwin since the Fall of 2015. When Nancy is not working at Northwoods Dental she and her daughter enjoy going to new movies and checking out the Disney store. 

Liliya- Receptionist in Plymouth, MNLiliya

Liliya was born in Ukraine and moved to the United States in 1991 with her parents. She now lives in the Northwest suburbs with her husband of seven years. Liliya graduated from Herzing University in 2003 with a dental assisting degree. She enjoys watching movies and bike riding.


Cecilia - Hygienist in Plymouth, MNCecilia, RDH and Hygiene Coordinator

Cecilia was born and raised in a small town in the beautiful country of Norway and moved to Minnesota permanently in 2014 to be with her husband.

Cecilia loves doing anything outdoors and travelling to see new places! She'll do anything from ice fishing to hunting or playing sports like soccer or team handball and softball with her friends. She also has a little dog that comes with her and her husband pretty much wherever they go. Her and her husband are also expecting their first child this fall.

Cecilia graduated with a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from the University of Bergen, Norway in 2010 and worked for 2 years in Norway, before moving to Minnesota. She had to retake her hygiene degree to work here and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2013 with her second Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene. She has been with our office since the fall of 2014.

Valerie - Hygienist in Plymouth, MNValerie, RDH

Valerie grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina and moved to Minnesota back in 2012. Valerie is a very crafty person and likes DIY projects and cooking. Valerie graduated from Fayetteville Technical Community College in 2003 and worked as a hygienist in North Carolina before she moved to Minnesota in 2014 with her husband. She is still trying to get used to our Minnesota winters as she is not a fan of the cold or the snow, but she still makes it in to work with a smile on her face every day.

Phanessa - Hygienist in Plymouth, MNPhanessa, RDH

Phanessa grew up in Greenfield, MN along the Crow River. Phanessa enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys working out travelling and trying to find new unique coffee shops.

Phanessa graduated as a dental hygienist from Minnesota State University, Mankato from in 2012 and has been with our office since 2013. Phanessa is a world traveler and has been to visit her family in Taiwan many times. If you need any tips on how to manage a long flight or any Taiwanese dinner ideas, Phanessa is definitely the girl to talk to.

Betsy - Hygienist in Plymouth, MNBetsy, RDH

Betsy grew up in Lakefield, MN. She grew up on a farm with one older sister. She loves baseball and going to Twins games with her family. Betsy enjoys traveling and recently got engaged to her high school sweetheart.

Betsy graduated with a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from the University of Minnesota in 2014 and has been with our office since then. She is a plant expert and if you need any help with your garden, Betsy is the girl to talk to about flowers and anything that involves Twins baseball.