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Meet Dr. Carey Tri

Dr. Carey joined the River’s Edge Dental family in 2008. He brings excellence in comprehensive, cosmetic, and implant dentistry, with an expansive background of continuing education at some of the most prestigious postgraduate continuums across the nation.

Dr. Carey loves going to work every day, knowing he can help people achieve the smile of their dreams and a healthy smile for life. It’s even more encouraging to know that the skills he developed during his formal and continuing education allow him to deliver the highest quality of care in a compassionate manner. It is his ultimate goal to provide patients with a truly better dental experience than they have ever had. 

Dr. Carey’s interest in dentistry came from his father, a fantastic dentist and overall wonderful person. Growing up, Dr. Carey learned a lot about dentistry and how to treat people the right way by watching how his father treated people. Dr. Carey will always consider his father to be one of his great mentors.

Dr. Carey completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame with majors in pre-professional studies and psychology, and graduating magna cum laude. A graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Dr. Carey has continued his postgraduate education with a special focus on the areas of cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, orthodontics, cosmetic bonding, and implants. He is one of the youngest participants in the nation to have attended the University of Minnesota Postgraduate Continuum in Esthetic Dentistry, a rigorous one-hundred-hour course that focuses on all aspects of cosmetic dentistry.

Along with Dr. Jessica, he has attended courses at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute (LVI) in Nevada. Dr. Carey has also earned certifications in Lumineers® and Invisalign®, as well as completed a rigorous one-year continuum at the South Beach Dental Institute’s implant seminar held in Boston. Through this extensive training, Dr. Carey has learned the most advanced techniques in implant placement and surgery.

Being at the top of what modern dentistry has to offer is of the highest priority to Dr. Carey. He is committed to offering his patients the most advanced systems, technology, and equipment as well as the newest and best techniques that dentistry has to offer.

Dr. Carey has set extremely high expectations for himself, the practice, and his team with regard to the overall dental experience his patients will have at River’s Edge Dental. A five-star experience should be expected at each and every visit, every step of the way.

Dr. Carey takes pride in giving back to the community as well, and spent extensive time on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic, where he was part of a team of highly trained implant dentists who provided surgical procedures for underprivileged people there. Some of the procedures included bone grafting, sinus lifts, extractions, and the placement of dental implants. He looks forward to the day he can return to help more people in need.

Closer to home, Dr. Carey participates in Team Smile, an organization that teams up the Minnesota Twins with a small group of dental professionals to provide dental care to inner-city children in need.

Dr. Carey and his wife Dr. Jessica have three children: Ryder, Camdyn, and Brady. He loves spending time with his family, finding joy in each moment they are together. Dr. Carey’s hobbies include golfing, traveling, and watching all sports. During the fall months, you will find him cheering hard for his Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in football, though his favorite sport is baseball. He was able to play in high school and throughout college as well as in the Cannon Valley League with the Hastings Hawks and Miesville Mudhens for many years. He is a huge fan of the Minnesota Twins and all Minnesota sports.

Memberships, Accreditations, and Awards

  • MplsStPaul Magazine Top Dentist Hall of Fame (five consecutive years)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine Top Dentist
  • Incisal Edge Magazine “Top 40 Dentists under Age 40 in America”
  • Awarded and named Reader’s Choice “Top Dental office” in Dakota County (Lakeville, Farmington, Rosemount, Apple Valley, etc.)
  • American Dental Association
  • Minnesota Dental Association
  • Dakota County Dental Society
  • Lumineers® certified
  • Invisalign® certified
  • Las Vegas Institute (LVI) participant
  • University of Minnesota’s Postgraduate Program in Advanced Esthetic Dentistry graduate
  • South Beach Dental Institute Dental implant seminars graduate
  • Spear Study Club active member