About us

More About Birch Lake Dental

At Birch Lake Dental, you are our priority. Our philosophy is to work with our patients in order to achieve optimum dental health and healthy smiles. Our commitment to patients includes providing them with the proper information regarding their oral health to insure educated decisions. Our practice is based on individual care, not volume.

We are your local White Bear Lake Dentist - and here is our Philosophy:

Our practice is devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile. We are your local White Bear Lake Dentist that will craft beautiful, lasting smiles by using conservative, modern procedures.

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.

Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.

I. High Standards

Dr. Damodaran, Dr. Fish and the Birch Lake Dental staff strive for excellence in personalized dental care. We provide comprehensive dental treatment planning. By considering both restorative and cosmetic dentistry, we guide you to your optimum dental health.

II. Prevention Education

We strongly believe that preventive care and education forms bright smiles. We focus thoroughly on exams by checking the overall health of your teeth, preforming oral cancer exams, and inspecting your gums. Routine dental cleanings, flossing, sealants,and fluoride are helpful prevention methods that we perform. Additionally, a review of your medical history will help us, and you, stay well-informed about your overall dental health.

III. Uncompromised Safety

Protecting our patients and ourselves is extremely important to our environment. We strictly maintain sterilization, cross contamination, and infection control with standards administered by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

IV. Expertise and Extensive Training

We pride ourselves in providing care to you with our team of highly trained and skilled dental clinicians. We are committed to continual education to ensure that our techniques are up-to-date, safe, and efficient. As a staff, we attend dental lectures, meetings, and conventions. Additionally, Dr. Damodaran and Dr. Fish are members of various professional dental associations, so the clinic is aware of changes and recommendations.

V. Positive Experiences

Building a foundation of trust with our patients is vital to our success. We understand that some patients may be feeling uneasy about dental visits. By treating you as a special individual, we can make your experience relaxing and positive. Our entire dental team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care to make your visits as comfortable as possible.

Meet Our Team!

Our entire team is dedicated to providing you and your family with the personalized care that you deserve. Dr. Damodaran and Dr. Fish have extensive experiences with numerous aspects of dentistry. We pride ourselves with state-of-the-art technologies and techniques.

Nothing lights up a room like a beautiful smile, yours is waiting for you at Birch Lake Dental.

Dr. Geetha Damodaran

I was born in India and my family immigrated to the United States before I turned one. I grew up in New Jersey (yes, I was a Jersey girl) and later lived in Arizona for 2 years. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. In 1995 I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) at the University of Minnesota School Of Dentistry where I was awarded for excellence in pediatric dentistry.

After working in the Twin Cities area for 5 years, I purchased this dental practice. In the past, I have enjoyed teaching at the University of Minnesota School Of Dentistry. I participate in various study groups (Seattle Study Group, True North Study Club, Spears Study Club, and Twin Cities Implant Group). I continue to take extensive education classes in order to improve my dentistry and offer the newest technology to my patients. In my free time, I volunteer my services at the Union Gospel Mission and participate in other charitable dental events. I am also President-elect in the St. Paul District Dental Society affiliated with the MN Dental Association.

I am passionate about dentistry and I love what I do. I know we are nobody’s favorite place, but I strive to put you and your family at ease. I hope our friendly, warm, and relaxing atmosphere is comforting to our patients. Additionally, my team and I enjoy getting to know each of you. I once was a scared dental phobic-overcoming my fear made me want to become a dentist and help others that are terrified.

Dr. Diane Fish

I was born and raised in a small town in northern Minnesota where I learned to love the outdoors and all of the various activities that come with it. I attended the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus where I received a Bachelors of Science in Nutritional Science in 2009. In 2013, I graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry with an award in excellence in dental biomaterials. Since graduation, I have been practicing in Maplewood.

I am excited to be a part of Birch Lake Dental. My husband grew up in the White Bear Lake area and is part of the reason I feel grounded to this community. I enjoy providing quality care in all aspects of dentistry. I strive to have a patient-centered treatment approach, where we work together to ensure treatment that fits your individual needs. I am committed to building lasting relationships with you and having open lines of communication to make certain you understand all aspects of your treatment plan.


I graduated from Century College Dental Assisting Program in 2000. I truly have enjoyed dentistry since I was 5 years old. My Aunt was a dental assistant and truly admire her love in the field.
I really enjoy working chairside with Dr. Damodaran and Dr. Fish. I Find gratitude in educating patients as well as making them feel comfortable at the dental office.
My husband and I live in Hugo Minnesota with are two young boys Raymond who is 5 and Henry is 2. I truly enjoy living a healthy , happy lifestyle that consist in working out daily and practicing yoga sculpt. Me and my husband and boys love spending time on the lake and BBQ’s.

Dental Assistant


What I enjoy most about my career is the wonderful people I get to work with every day and the awesome patients I meet. Every person is unique and every smile brings different challenges. My goal for each appointment is to help each patient learn more about preventative dental care and options they might have to enhance their smile.

Dental Hygienist


Unusual as it may seem, I always enjoyed going to the dentist as a child, which eventually led me down the career path of a Licensed Dental Assistant (LDA). For years, I have strived to build relationships with patients and find their trust very important and rewarding.

Dental Assistant


enjoyed getting to know everyone and helping people achieve happy, healthy smiles. I work with a great team and feel lucky to be working in an office that is so technologically advanced. I also strive to stay up to date with the latest continuing education available to give all of our patient's the best care possible.

Dental Hygienist


I have been a patient at Birch Lake Dental since I was three years old and am thrilled to now be a part of the team. I chose to become an assistant as a result of excellent dental care growing up. I would like to help make you and your family’s experience at our office a positive one!
I graduated from Century College’s Dental Assisting Program in May 2011 and enjoy reading, watching hockey, and spending time with my family. Please do not hesitate to ask if there is anything I can do to help make your visit more comfortable.

Dental Assistant


I've had the pleasure of being part of Birch Lake Dental since 2004.
Building personal relationships, helping patients navigate the sometimes
confusing world of insurance/financing has been a passion that has always
lined up with my overall enjoyment of people.

I'm here to calm fears, answer questions and help make treatment possible.
Other than loving the environment of our spa like office, our patients are

Our training is continuous and Dr. Damodaran's desire for her team to
succeed all adds to a life that is fulfilled with family, friends, cooking
and camping!

I look forward to meeting you.

Office Manager


Hello. I am from White Bear Lake, Minnesota. I am currently studying at Century College to become a dental assistant. Here at Birch Lake Dental, I sterilize instruments and clean equipment. In my free time, I enjoy playing softball. I love spending time with my family and friends, especially outdoors while fishing or being on the lake. I do not have any siblings, but I have a dog and cat that make up for it! Enjoy your life and beautiful smile!

Sterilization Technician


My name is Meera Damodaran, and if you noticed the resemblance, yes, I am Dr. Geetha Damodaran’s daughter! My job at Birch Lake Dental is to help provide a safe, clean environment. Occasionally, I am also at the front desk answering the phones and helping the office manager with paperwork and media. I am currently studying biology at the University of Minnesota; I am striving to become a dentist in the future.

Sterilization Technician & Media Support

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I graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with a degree in Biomedical Engineering in May 2016. Following in the footsteps of my mother, I will begin dental school at the University of Minnesota in the Fall of 2017. My role at Birch Lake Dental is to benefit our patients by advancing technology. For example, one of my current projects is converting all charts into digital files. This change will make your dental experience more efficient.

Digital Support