Dental Staff

All our professionals at Southdale Periodontics maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in periodontics.


Russell Dylla DDS

Bachelor of Science (2000), Biology/Chemistry, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, MN
Doctor of Dental Surgery (2004) Distinction – University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, MN
Certificate of Periodontology (2007) Summa Cum Laude- University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, MN

Thesis Research – Promotional Training in Periodontology
 

Professional Affiliations
Southside Comprehensive Seattle Study Club – Director
Minneapolis District Dental Society – Council Member
Minnesota Dental Association (MDA)
American Dental Association (ADA)
American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)
Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Graduate Periodontology
Omicron Kappa Upsilon – Dental Honors Society

Dr Dylla started in 2007 with Southdale Periodontics and grew up in Rochester, Minnesota.   While growing up in Rochester he was surrounded by the healthcare field.  He graduated with Distinction and “Summa Cum Laude” in Periodontics. Post-graduate training has included the Spear Education Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2007, Dr Dylla lectured at the AAP Oral Research Forum and in 2010 to the Philippine Dental Association on “Interdisciplinary Dental Implant Therapy”.  Volunteer work has include the St Paul Dental Mission Clinic, Philippine Dental Mission, and the Minnesota Dental Association Mission of Mercy.  He enjoys golf, fishing, snowmobiling and activities with his wife, Kim, two boisterous young boys and fun loving daughter.   Dr Dylla has two brothers and one sister in the healthcare profession as well.   One brother is a Chief Scientific Officer for a corporation developing medications for stem cell cancer research, another is a Pharmaceutical Scientific Writer and his sister a local dentist in the Minneapolis region.

 

Jerod Klava DDS

Bachelor of Arts(2004), Psychology, Gustavus Adolphus College, St Peter, MN
Doctor of Dental Surgery (2008) – University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, MN
Certificate of Periodontology (2011) – University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, MN

Thesis Research – “Predictability of Prosthetically planned surgical guides used in placement of dental implants”



Professional Affiliations
Southside Comprehensive Seattle Study Club - Director

Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology

American Academy of Periodontology

American Dental Association
Minnesota Dental Association 

Minneapolis District Dental Society - Delegate

Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Graduate Periodontology

Dr Klava is a native of Fargo, ND where he was exposed to the health care field by his father, a physician at Sanford Hospital.  Dr. Klava played hockey for Gustavus Adolphus College during his undergraduate years.  He has been very active in continuing education in attending national conferences along with training at the Spear Education Center in Scotsdale, AZ.  He is also involved with directing the Southside Comprehensive Seattle Study Club.  He and his wife, Jennifer have been married for 10 years and have a 5 year old son, an almost 3 year old daughter, and a fun loving 11 year old lab Chopper.  He keeps busy away from the office coaching soccer and hockey with his son, and learning gymnastics with his daughter.  Dr. Klava enjoys all things outdoors from hunting to fishing, and snomobiling to biking.  He is a big college hockey fan, especially his favorite team from the University of North Dakota.