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Dr. Andres R. Sanchez, Periodontist

Periodontist in Eden Prairie MN

Dr. Sanchez was born and raised in Santa Fe, Argentina. He received his dental degree from Rosario National University in Argentina in 1995. He completed a one year Fellowship in General Dentistry in 1996.  He then practiced General Dentistry focused in Periodontics & Implant Dentistry for five years. He received his Certificate & Master’s Degree in Periodontics from the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Minnesota in 2004. From 2005-2008 Dr. Sanchez was a full-time Assistant Professor at Marquette University School of Dentistry.

He was awarded the Abram & Alicia Chasen Teaching and Research Fellowship from the American Foundation of Periodontology. Dr. Sanchez serves as a reviewer for several journals in Periodontics & Implant Dentistry. He also has been involved as a primary author in more than ten scientific papers published in major Periodontal and Implant Dentistry journals.

Dr. Sanchez is married and has four children.  In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, biking, cooking and traveling.  


Our Team

Mariana – Office Administrator

Periodontal office administrator Eden Prairie MN

Mariana makes sure the office runs efficiently from day to day and patients receive the highest levels of customer service when it comes to appointment scheduling, financial arrangements, and other business related issues. Mariana enjoys meeting with patients to help them understand the benefits of periodontal treatment. She graduated from Augsburg College with B.A. in International Business and Management. In her spare time, Mariana enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and reading.

Michele, LDA – Surgical Assistant


Michele started to work at PerioWest in 2013. Her main duties include assisting Dr. Sanchez during surgical procedures.  Michele graduated from Eden Prairie Hennepin Technical College as a Dental Assistant in 2004. Michele enjoys meeting new people and continues to learning new dental techniques.  Michele has lived in Minnesota hew entire life and she enjoys to walk her dog. Her hobbies include travel, camping, biking and snowshoeing.

Elizabeth, RDH – Dental Hygienist/Marketing Coordinator


Elizabeth treats her patients with respect and compassion and with the highest quality of care. She makes the anxious patient feel relaxed and calm and puts them at ease with an open atmosphere where questions are welcome. She is passionate about the overall health of her patients and loves keeping up to date with the latest research and technology. Elizabeth is a hygienist, coordinates continuing education lectures and oversees the marketing for the practice. Elizabeth graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with degree in Dental Hygiene and a B.S. in Community Health in 1992. Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her husband and four adventurous boys. She enjoys spending time outdoors, walking, and time with family and friends.

Lynn - Patient Coordinator


Lynn welcomes patients with a warm smile, schedules appointments, and addresses any concerns or questions patients might have. She enjoys coming to work because Dr. Sanchez is committed to giving patients the best care possible. Lynn holds an Associate Degree in Dental Assisting. She has two boys who love technology and the outdoors. Outside of work, Lynn enjoys going to the cabin up north, gardening, and motorcycle trips.

Valerie - Patient Coordinator


Valerie greets patients, schedules appointments, and will address your concerns in a professional and positive manner to ensure you get receive the best service possible. She has a passion for working in the dental field, and has over 14 years of experiance. In her free time, Valerie enjoys camping, hiking, biking, and spending time with family and friends.

Kelsey – Dental Hygienist


Kelsey enjoys to make the patients feel at ease and welcomes any questions they might have. She arrives to the periodontal office excited and ready to get to know her patients and educates them as best she can to provide the highest level of care. Kelsey joined PerioWest after graduating from the Dental Hygiene Program at Argosy University. In her spare time Kelsey enjoys teaching dance to kids and traveling.

Sasha – Dental Assistant


Sasha loves to assist during surgical procedures and to make patients feel comfortable and relaxed. She appreciates PerioWest’s culture of treating patients like family. Prior to earning her dental assistant degree from Hennepin Technical College, Sasha has interned with Dr. Sanchez. In her spare time Sasha enjoys spending her time with her two children and going on mini adventures in Minnesota.