Meet The Doctors

Endodontist: Kimberly Lindquist, DDS, MSD


Dr. Kimberly A. Davis Lindquist graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola University of Chicago in 1988. She received her Doctor of Dental Science from the University of Minnesota in 1992. She completed a 1 year residency at the Veterans’ Administration Medical Center in Minneapolis. After her residency, Dr. Lindquist practiced general dentistry for several years before returning to graduate school for endodontic training. She completed her certificate in Endodontics and Masters of Science in Dentistry in 2005 from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Lindquist became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 2011. She is a fellow of the American College of Dentists. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, and served as the president of the Northeastern District Dental Society. Dr. Lindquist is also a member of the American Association of Endodontists, and currently serves on the AAE Board of Directors. She is an active member and past-president of the Minnesota Association of Endodontists.

As an assistant adjunct professor for the University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry, Dr. Lindquist works with fourth year dental students performing endodontic cases at the Hibbing Community College Dental Clinic. She is currently on sabbatical from HCC Dental Clinic due to her increased patient load.

Dr. Lindquist and her husband John have four children. During her “free time”, she enjoys activities such as running, hiking, and reading.

Endodontist: Sara Barsness, DDS, MS

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Dr. Sara Barsness joined Northern Endodontic Associates in 2017 after practicing endodontics in the Twin Cities for the last six years.  She is very excited to serve and live in the beautiful city of Duluth.  Dr. Barsness received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota in 2008.  After a general practice residency at the VAMC in Minneapolis, she earned a certificate in Endodontics and a Master of Science from the University of Minnesota.  From 2011 to 2016, Dr. Barsness taught third and fourth year dental students as part time adjunct faculty in the Division of Endodontics at University of Minnesota.  Dr. Barsness also has a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and practiced as a physical therapist for seven years prior to dental school. 

Dr. Barsness is a member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, the Northeast District Dental Society, the American Association of Endodontists, and the Minnesota Association of Endodontists. 

During her free time, Dr. Barsness enjoys spending time with her husband, their two children and two dogs.  Family activities include skiing, hiking, camping, and watching lakers go under the lift bridge.