Meet the Staff at Progressive Dental in Shakopee and Eagan, MN

Dr. Ayesha Downs | Dentist Office | Shakopee and Eagan, MN

Dr. Ayesha Downs

Dr. Ayesha Downs received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery in India and is licensed with the Dental board of Minnesota. She has owned a private dental practice in India since 2000. During that time, she has put a smile on many faces known globally and many international travelers who have visited India for her services. Respected for her sincere and superlative treatment, Dr. Downs is still missed by her old patients. She has been covered by Cosmopolitan India and Times of India in the most Impressionable Women of Today in 2002.

Dr. Downs chose this career because she feels a dentist is a unique combination of a surgeon and an artist. She enjoys replacing and reforming the tooth to its ideal form. Dr. Downs believes “Nothing is more gratifying than a beautiful signature smile leaving your clinic.” She relates to each patient and offers them what she would want her family to have for dental care. Dr. Downs specializes in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry,American Academy of facial aesthetics, Minnesota Dental Association and a Fellow of the California Implant Institute. She is active with various study clubs and the Salvation Army clinic and is a Lifetime member of the Worldwide Whos Who List.

In her free time, Dr. Downs enjoys landscape painting, traveling, hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling. She was ranked 1st in All India Women’s Car Rally in 2001 and has modeled for various commercials and movies.

Cyndi | Dentist Office | Shakopee and Eagan, MN

Cyndi, Dental Hygienist

Graduating from Normandale Community College in 2006 with an A.S. in Dental Hygiene, Cyndi began one of her best career decisions. She was the proud recipient of the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler award in which the instructors choose the top student with outstanding academic and clinical accomplishments. Cyndi also holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Mankato State University.

Cyndi has a passion for dental hygiene which is demonstrated by the relationships she has developed with the patients, providing comprehensive care, and her attention to detail. One of her missions is educating patients on how oral health directly impacts one’s overall health. Cyndi enjoys our friendly, relaxed atmosphere that encourages open communication between patients and staff.

In her free time, Cyndi enjoys shopping, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Nikki | Dentist Office | Shakopee and Eagan, MN

Nikki, Dental Hygienist

Nikki is a hygienist here at Progressive Dental. She joined our team in June 2013. Nikki has a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She loves helping her community with their oral health and enjoys participating in community and world volunteer dental opportunities. She prides herself in giving each patient specialized care and advice and loves being a part of their health and dental care. Nikki spends her free time relaxing with her husband Matt, family and friends, traveling, and with her Aussie pup, Charlotte.

Mackensie | Dentist Office | Shakopee and Eagan, MN

Mackensie McBeain, DDS

Mackensie McBeain, DDS, is a graduate of the St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. After graduating from dental school, she spent two years at the University of Connecticut and University of Illinois-Chicago for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery internships. Dr. McBeain is a member of the American Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Association.

Dr. McBeain has always had an interest in surgical dentistry and this is why she spent two years in oral and maxillofacial internships to learn IV sedation, dental implant placement, and other surgical techniques. She emphasizes the importance of communicating and building rapport with her all her patients. Dr. McBeain also strives to keep up-to-date with the latest research in the field of surgical dentistry.

Outside of the office, Dr. McBeain enjoys spending time with her husband and family, cooking, and mountain biking. She and her husband enjoy travelling around the Midwest finding new mountain and road biking trails to ride. They both also compete in multiple mountain and road biking races throughout the Midwest.

Selena | Dentist Office | Shakopee and Eagan, MN

Selena Aguilar, Patient Care Coordinator

Selena has come to us from the beautiful town of Wabasha that resides on the banks of the Mississippi River. She graduated high school from Wabasha-Kellogg in 2014. She has now lived in Shakopee with her husband for almost two years. Selena is highly immersed in her Spanish culture, and she is extremely fluent in the Spanish language. She joined our staff because of her love to help people and bring smiles to their faces. Her lovely smile is one of the first you will see when you walk through our doors. She looks forward to greeting you when you come into the Progressive Dental office. When Selena isn’t with us, she enjoys going to church, shopping, reading suspenseful novels, playing with her puppy, and spending time with her family and friends.

Drusila | Dentist Office | Shakopee and Eagan, MN

Drusila, Dental Assistant

Dru graduated from Hennepin Technical College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Assisting. She is a licensed and certified Dental Assistant.

Dru was born in El Salvador but moved to Minnesota when she was very young. She is fluent in both Spanish and English. She enjoys working in the Dental field and making people smile! Dru is also a proud member of the church La Luz del Mundo. Currently she’s pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree through the University of Minnesota.

She loves spending time with her family and friends, being a choir member at church and helping her community.

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