Dr. Rosalie Perpich was inaugurated as president of the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) for the 2023-2024 term during the Association’s annual House of Delegates meeting in Bloomington.
Prior to becoming a dentist, Dr. Perpich dedicated six years to the Minnesota National Guard as a medic. She graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1997 and completed a General Practice Residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. In 1992, she established a family practice in Stillwater, where she continues to serve patients. Additionally, she provides dental care for geriatric patients at a satellite clinic and contributes to the University of Minnesota’s geriatric dental mini-residence program through lectures.
Dr. Perpich has been actively involved in organized dentistry for nearly two decades. She has contributed her expertise to various committees, including the MDA’s Elderly and Special Needs Health Care Committee, Barriers to Care, and Editorial Advisory Board. A member of the Minnesota Dental Foundation since 2008, she also fulfilled a three-year term as a Saint Paul District Dental Society (SPDDS) trustee and served as their president in 2012. In 2020, she was elected as MDA second vice president and subsequently ascended through the MDA officer positions. Dr. Perpich has represented MDA as a delegate at the American Dental Association House of Delegates.
Committed to community service, she takes on the role of state lead for the Minnesota Mission of Mercy and donates her time at Hope Dental Clinic.
In addition to her affiliations with the American Dental Association (ADA), MDA, and SPDDS, Dr. Perpich is also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Special Care Dentistry Association, Seattle Study Club, and she was formerly associated with Spear Education/Faculty Club.
During her leisure time, she enjoys yoga, walking, painting, woodworking, photography, and cherishing moments with her two sons.
The Minnesota Dental Association serves as the advocate for dentistry in Minnesota, representing practicing dentists. It is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of oral health and ensuring access to quality care for all Minnesotans. For further information, please visit www.mndental.org.