Meet Your Waconia Area Dentist
Meet Dr. Kruckman
Dr. Jalissa Kruckman was born and raised in Glencoe, Minnesota, and graduated from Glencoe-Silver Lake High School. She attended The College of Saint Benedict for her undergraduate degree in Biology. She then attended the University of Minnesota School Of Dentistry and graduated in 2010. Since then she has been able to fulfill her passion of helping others obtain their brightest, healthiest smiles as a practitioner of dentistry, periodontics, and endodontics serving the Carver, Waconia, and Victoria area.
Dr. Kruckman prides herself in providing excellent dental care for the entire family, working with children and older patients alike, and continually learning the most up to date technological advancements, and furthering her education. “You are more than a patient to me. You are a person who deserves the best care and a compassionate hand from diagnosis to treatment.” Staying current with all the new changes and developments in the field is very important to me as a dentist. Doing so allows me to provide the best care available for my patients. I take a variety of continuing education classes each year so that I can offer only incomparable treatments to my patients.
I am continually blown away by the ever-changing and advancing dental techniques and technology in my field, and I am proud to be able to share with my patients the benefits of my continuing education.”
Dr. Kruckman and her husband, Chad, have two small children, Kinsley and Brayden, who keep them busy and happy. In addition to spending time with her family and friends, Dr. Kruckman enjoys golfing and spending time at her family cabin.
Meet Dr. Sawyer
Dr. Taylor Sawyer grew up in Waconia, MN and graduated from Waconia High School. She then attended the University of Minnesota and received a degree in Biology and a minor in Public Health before being accepted into dental school. Choosing to continue her education at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. She has also been actively involved with the American Student Dental Association as well as events such as Give Kids a Smile Day and Special Smiles.
“I am thrilled to be a family dentist for a community and practicing in an office where I can provide dentistry for the whole family. I take the time to listen to my patients, lay out treatment options to meet each person’s needs, and provide care with a strong attention to detail. Like Dr. Kruckman, I see the immense value in continuing education and being able to provide the most up to date care for you and your family.”
In her free time, Dr. Sawyer enjoys spending weekends at her family cabin, cooking, and doing HIIT workouts. She can also be found cheering on the Vikings and her husband Dalton, who plays professional baseball.
Shanna grew up in West Fargo, ND. She graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead, MN with a degree in Dental Assisting in 2006. She joined the Kruckman Family Dentistry team in 2017 as a Dental Assistant and transitioned into the Office Manager position.
Shanna and her husband Tom reside in Carver with their dog Tucker. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and cooking.
Sarah graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been with the Kruckman Family Dentistry team since the office opened in 2016.
Sarah grew up in New Prague, where she currently resides with her family. She is married with two children, Aubrey and Brady. They are a family that likes to keep busy. Their favorite things to do are camping in the summer and ice fishing in the winter. Sarah’s personal favorites are cooking and crafting.
Tara graduated from Normandale Community College in 2004 with an Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined the Kruckman Family Dentistry team in 2017.
Tara is married with four children. Her family lives on a beef and hog farm and enjoys many activities including hockey, figure skating, dance, camping and fishing. Tara’s favorite hobbies are cooking and camping.
Cheralynn graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2004 with an Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined the Kruckman Family Dentistry team in the summer of 2018 and enjoys caring for patients and their teeth. She is from Mankato and has lived in Chaska for the last 12 years with her husband and daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family in Chaska where they like taking advantage of the bike trails and parks the area has to offer. In the summer she can be found on days off at the family cabin, enjoys scrap-booking and other crafting.
Linda went to Lakeland Dental Academy and has worked as a Dental Assistant for over 25 years. She has been with the Kruckman Family Dentistry team since the office opened in 2016. Linda enjoys the diversity in her job and meeting new people.
She has 2 grown children, 2 poodles and a cockatiel. In her spare time, Linda enjoys the outdoors, fishing and hunting.
Caren graduated from Hennepin Technical College in 1993 receiving a degree in Dental Assisting. She has been working in the dental field for over 20 years and loves what she does. Caren joined the Kruckman Family Dentistry team in 2017.
She is married with 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. Caren enjoys family outings such as camping, motorcycling, hiking and fishing.