Meet our team

Dr. Michael Onyekaba

Dr. Michael Onyekaba (Dr. Michael) was born in St. Paul and grew up in the northern Minneapolis suburb of Andover. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota. Then he decided to head out east to Boston where he received his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. While at Tufts, he received training in general dentistry, oral surgery, periodontal disease, restorative dentistry, crown and bridge, implants, dentures and cosmetic dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, and the Minneapolis District Dental Society. Dr. Michael lives in St. Louis Park. He enjoys sports, outdoor activities, running, and spending time with friends and family.


Nicole joined our team in June of 2018. She is a Licensed Dental Hygienist and provides dental hygiene services for our patients. She comes from a varied background which includes a stretch in the Navy as a Mess Management Specialist. She also worked in Wisconsin as a Dental Assistant and more recently was a Pharmacy Technician at Hy-Vee in Eagan. She looks forward to serving your dental needs.


Mary is a Licensed Dental Assistant and our #1 Front Desk/Receptionist. She has been in the dental industry since 1990 and started with Gentle Dental Eagan in September of 2013. She and her husband live on a turkey farm south of the cities. Her hobbies include helping out her two daughters, combining in the fall (yes...she drives the combine), helping around the farm, gardening (she has two greenhouses), going to her cabin in the woods, and she is an avid Purple Martin enthusiast with multiple houses that she monitors daily.


JoLee graduated from Dakota County Technical College in 1997 and is a Licensed Dental Assistant at Gentle Dental Eagan. She has been our #1 Dental Assistant since October of 2001. Her hobbies include bike riding, tennis, waterskiing, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her husband and children.


Maddie is the newest addition to Gentle Dental Eagan. She is a recent graduate of Villanova University. She is currently taking time off before applying to Dental School and working as a Dental Assistant while she gains further dental experience.