He graduated from Denfeld High School and earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Minnesota - Duluth. Stefan Joseph Konasiewicz, now 48, graduated with a bachelor's degree in natural sciences from Minnesota State University in St. Paul in 1990.
He graduated from Marshall School and continued his education at Marquette University School of Dentistry, where he earned a doctor's degree in dental surgery. He earned his doctorate in dentistry from the University of Minnesota - Duluth in 2015 and completed his residency in dental surgery at Minnesota State University in St. Paul in 2019. He continued his education in 2016 with a Master of Science degree from Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine, and in 2017 he earned a PhD in dental surgery from the university's medical school and a Bachelor of Medicine degree in 2018. He graduated in 2019 with a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in medicine from Minnesota State University's medical school at the Minneapolis Health Center.
After graduating from dental school, Dr. Mart returned to Duluth and joined Piedmont Dental, where he had been a patient since childhood. He worked for PiesmontDental for a few years, bought the dental practice from Dr. med. Stuart Jensen and was a dentist at the University of Minnesota Health Center and Minnesota State University Medical Center in St. Paul for over 30 years. Dr. Mart has served patients at PiedMont D for over 30 decades in various leadership roles. Before opening a private practice with pied Monton Dentist in 2003, he served as a U.S. Navy corporal for 14 years and then a member of the U.S. Navy Reserve, 14 more years in various leadership roles in the Navy and Reserve, before returning to Minnesota in 2004 with his wife and two children and a bachelor's degree in dentistry from Marquette University School of Dentistry, and reborn in 2006 after caring for his patients at PIEDMontDentists.
Dr. Haugen has been an assistant professor of dentistry at the University of Minnesota Health Center and Lincoln University Medical Center in St. Paul for over 30 years.
Dr. Haugen has been an assistant professor of dentistry at the University of Minnesota Health Center and Lincoln University Medical Center in St. Paul for over 30 years. Dr. Ecker is an associate professor in the Department of Dental Medicine at Minnesota State University - Duluth and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota Medical Society.
Dr. Haugen earned his bachelor's degree in dentistry from the University of Minnesota Health Center in St. Paul and his medical degree from Minnesota State University - Duluth after serving in the US Navy. He entered the medical school in 1984, graduated in 1989 and won numerous awards, including the American College of Dental Surgeons' Award for Excellence in Dentistry and the Minnesota Medical Society's Award for Outstanding Medical Student.
The first allegation of harming a patient came a year later when Leora Froelich underwent surgery at St. Luke's, according to records obtained by the News Tribune. Konasiewicz later admitted to having moved in the patient's spine during the procedure and appeared in court for the first time in a criminal case in Duluth in June of that year. In this case, St. Luke's neurosurgeon Robert Donley testified against him, as did Dr. Haugen.
Donley, who was treating Froelich at the time of her testimony, was surprised that Konasiewicz only realized the damage she had been doing after some time. After being informed of Kon and his other cases of misconduct, Abare said he did not understand why KonaSiewicz was still allowed to practice.
She enjoys how her profession enables her to solve problems, combine art and science, and meet her patients and their families. She spends time with her family in their cabin and hikes in Boundary Waters National Park, where she used to work as a canoe guide.
Dr. Ecker takes advantage of all that Duluth and Northern Minnesota have to offer in the great outdoors, often accompanied by fiancee Max and border collie Layla. She is a member of the St. Lawrence Community in Duluth and enjoys golfing and traveling during her time away from the office. Dr. Spoelhof enjoys spending time with her husband Dan and their three children, traveling the country, watching UMD hockey and attending children's sports events, both inside and outside the office. Her passion outside dentistry includes spending time with her wife and four children, as well as coaching her son's football team and her daughter's lacrosse team.
Dr. Spoelhof and her husband Dan and their three children visit Duluth at least once a week during their office visit.
After living in Duluth during her undergraduate studies, Dr. Nash developed a love of the Northland and knew that this was the area where she wanted to establish her future dental practice. After graduating from Dental School, she moved to the Dulles area and practiced dentistry in Cotton and Dulith, MN.