Dr. Kendra Zuercher
I was born and raised in Pierre, SD where I attended Riggs High School. I spent my spare time swimming as a member of the Pierre swim team, playing the trombone in the school band, singing in the chorus and acting in school plays. After high school, I studied Biology at the University of Nebraska Lincoln and was a member of the Synchronized Swimming Team. I applied to dental school and was accepted and able to attend at the end of my junior year of college. I attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in Iowa City, IA where I graduated in June of 2008.
I had several interesting dental conditions as a child including impacted teeth, congenitally missing teeth and the need for orthodontics. I was always curious as to what was happening on the other side of the chair during my treatment and that led to my decision to become a dentist while I was still in high school. I have been interested and passionate about dentistry ever since. I am a member of the South Dakota Dental Association and the American Dental Association and enjoy furthering my dental knowledge through various continuing education opportunities and collaborating with fellow dentists. I love getting to know my patients and making them feel comfortable even when they may have reservations about coming to the dentist. I know that many patients are anxious about coming to see the dentist and I really strive to make their experiences as pleasant as possible. I always strive to create a judgement free zone and work together with patients to deliver what they really want for their mouths.
I married my husband Michael, who is also from Pierre, in June of 2008. We have been blessed with three amazing children who occupy most of my free time these days. We love to spend time at the Butterfly House and the Zoo and visit swimming pools and parks as often as we can when the weather is nice. When I manage to carve out some free time I love to knit and enjoy baking. I also love going to the movies and exploring the other opportunities Sioux Falls has to offer.