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Hermanson Endodontics LLC

Pierre, SD

 
Brian Hermanson

Brian was born and raised in Pierre, South Dakota and graduated from T.F. Riggs High School in 2005. He then attended South Dakota State University for undergraduate training. From there he earned his doctor of dental surgery degree in June of 2013 from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. He elected to further his training by completing a one year general practice residency at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. While in Utah he discovered his true passion for endodontics and decided to persue specialty training. In July of 2014, he returned home to Pierre for one year of practice as a dentist. He then enrolled at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Misourri for a two year program to earn his certificate in endodontics and master's of science in dentistry. 

He enjoys spending time in the outdoors and there is no better place than Pierre as it has no shortage of outdoor recreation. Much of his time is spent with family, but he also enjoys hunting and fishing, and going on runs along the river with his chocolate lab Cinder. You can usually find him watching and playing hockey in the winter and watching Iowa football in the fall. 

Kara Baloun

Kara graduated high school in 2011. She attended Lake Area Technical Institute Dental Assisting program and graduated as a CDA with an Associates of Applied Science degree in 2012. She then went on to obtain DANB certification in South Dakota. Kara has over 5 years of dental assisting experience, in addition, she helps at the front desk. When Kara isn't working, she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Patrycja Kotilnek

Pati was born and raised in Poland where she graduated from University of Warsaw and defended her Master's Degree in Microbiology. She moved to US in 2013 following her Army fiancé Jon. Her dream was to be a dentist and she had this opportunity to make her dream come partly true by finishing the US Army Red Cross Dental Assistant training in Lawton, OK in 2014-2015. Pati and Jon have a 2 year old son Thomas and a 4 year old dog Zeus. They moved back to Jon’s hometown of Pierre in August 2017 to be closer his family. Pati loves to spend time with her family. They love to travel together and see new places and meet new people. She loves outdoor activities like playing volleyball, badminton, soccer, football and hiking. Pati enjoys cooking meals with her family; they love to try new recipes and different types of food. She also enjoys sewing and decorating her house, finding ideas about DIY projects and putting them in her home.