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Meet Dr. Matt Penz

Matt Penz, DDS, grew up in Rochester, Minn. He is proud to serve his community by providing quality, honest dental care. 


Dr. Penz is a graduate of Mayo High School in Rochester. He graduated cum laude from St. Olaf College in Northfield with a mathematics major and a biomedical studies concentration. While there, he played quarterback and served as captain of the Ole football team. To earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, Dr. Penz attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Upon graduation he received the "Quality Care in a Caring Matter" award from the dental school faculty. 

Dental Interests

While Dr. Penz enjoys all aspects of dentistry, he has special interests in cosmetic and sports dentistry. He stays current with the ever-changing field through continuing dental education, and is a certified Invisalign provider. Dr. Penz is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Minnesota Dental Association, and Zumbro Valley Dental Society.

Before becoming a dentist, Dr. Penz volunteered at the Good Samaritan Dental Clinic in Rochester. He credits the patients and staff he met there for his pursuit of dentistry as a career. Now, Dr. Penz volunteers at Good Samaritan in another role—as a dentist.

On a Personal Note...

Dr. Penz and his wife, Kate, reside in Rochester with their daughters, Sophie and Lucy. They love to bike, travel to northern Minnesota, and walk their dog, Nala.

A proud St. Olaf football alumnus, Dr. Penz participates in its club and fund raising events and follows the team's progress each fall. He is a fan of all Minnesota sports teams, especially the Vikings.

Dr. Penz looks forward to meeting you, getting to know your family, and caring for your dental needs.

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Meet Anna, RDH


Anna’s professional demeanor will make you feel comfortable and cared for from the moment you sit in her chair. Rest easy knowing that Anna is doing everything she can to improve your dental health. She’s detail-oriented and thorough yet gentle—qualities that come with years of experience as a dental hygienist.

When Anna isn’t caring for patients, she’s spending time with her husband and chasing after their three young children (AKA the most active family you’ll ever meet—running, boating, golfing, and even slip-n-sliding together!). Her husband owns a construction company in Goodhue, Minn., and somehow they find time to work on projects on their early 1900s farmhouse. 

We are completely confident that you will receive the very best care when you meet with Anna. 


Meet Shelby, CDA, LDA

Shelby has a calm, caring demeanor and a positive attitude that will make you feel relaxed, and her fine attention to detail means you will receive excellent care each time you're in the dental chair.

Shelby was born in California but she grew up in a small town south of Rochester and brings that friendly small town charm to Penz Dental Care. When she isn't providing excellent care to patients, you can find her throwing strikes in her bowling league, playing piano, or spending time with friends, family, and her cat, Claire.

We're excited that Shelby is now a part of the Penz Dental Care team as a licensed dental assistant. We have no doubt you'll love her too!

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Meet Kate

Communications & Marketing

Kate is our go-to for marketing and patient communications. From the website to the waiting room, her priority remains the same: to make everyone who encounters Penz Dental Care feel cared for and welcomed.  

In her spare time, Kate enjoys running, being involved in church activities, and spending time with her young daughters, Sophie and Lucy, and husband Matt (better-known here as Dr. Penz!). 

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Meet Christina

Front Desk/Administrative Assistant

Right as you walk in the door, Christina’s bright and bubbly personality and her contagious laugh will put you instantly at ease. We’re convinced that she can strike up a conversation with anyone!

She’s smart—recently graduating magna cum laude from St. Olaf College and is preparing for dental school. She’s also compassionate—choosing to serve with Americorps after college. And she’s a hometown girl—raised right here in Rochester and a graduate of Mayo High School.

Christina gives 100% to everything and everyone she encounters, building relationships with patients with great care and intentionality. 

Interested in working at Penz Dental Care? Check out our current job opportunities.