• B.A., Biology (1993), St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (1998), University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis
  • Certificate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2002), University of Rochester & Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York

Professional Activities

  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Verified Patient Reviews

4.6 out of 5 (315 Reviews) (71 Comments)

Overall patient ratings are based on the average score given by The Dental Specialists patients who voluntarily complete a satisfaction survey from Press Ganey, a nationally recognized firm dedicated to improving patient experience. Click to learn more about our patient ratings.

5 out of 5
June 29, 2021
I have very impressed by your office, I've already recommended your office.
5 out of 5
June 24, 2021
My dentist explained the procedure and what to expect very clearly. He made me feel I was in good hands.
5 out of 5
June 24, 2021
My overall visit at TDS was a pleasant experience, in spite of my situation of having a tooth pull.
5 out of 5
April 30, 2021
This is a top notch dental practice.
5 out of 5
April 26, 2021
Very caring and helpful! Gave us privacy rto come to a decision
4.9 out of 5
April 19, 2021
After an arduous procedure, my concentration on post op protocols was not as focused as I would have liked. But I appreciated that they called me at home later to follow up on how I was doing, and subsequently saw me in the office to make certain I was okay
3 out of 5
April 17, 2021
Didn't know what treatment I was having or complete information about future treatment. Poor communication.
5 out of 5
April 15, 2021
I was very impressed with Doctor Gerlach. He explained everything that he was doing and the whole procedure was over and done before I knew it. He was excellent. His assistant was also excellent. She was so pleasant and answered all my questions. She explained everything I needed to know after the procedure. I felt very comfortable and confident in both the doctor and the assistant
5 out of 5
April 15, 2021
I would recommend this practice to anyone who needed dental treatment. I was very pleased with my care. Thank you very much for such a great experience
5 out of 5
March 8, 2021
Dr. Gerlach removed a wisdom tooth a few years ago, and he was so professional and expert I wanted only him to remove the molar last Friday.
5 out of 5
March 1, 2021
see previous comment. Excellent care and experience.
5 out of 5
February 27, 2021
Dr. Gerlach helped me relax during the extraction of an abcess molar tooth.
5 out of 5
December 27, 2020
5 out of 5
November 23, 2020
Dr. Gerlach was painless, quick, thorough and caring!
5 out of 5
November 12, 2020
Doctor was grea, professional, caring & good at what he has done for me.
2.9 out of 5
November 2, 2020
Although the others in the practice (receptionists, dental assistant) seemed very willing to take time and answer questions, I had the definite impression the oral surgeon was trying to get in and get out as quickly as possible. I put that I have a good confidence in the doctor based on my personal dentist's recommendation.
4.8 out of 5
October 5, 2020
Dr. Gerlach was excellent and skillful with this double surgery (as was his assistant. His patient care was excellent also, along with his assistant.
4.9 out of 5
September 23, 2020
5 out of 5
September 7, 2020
I appreciated having everything described before the procedure.
4.7 out of 5
September 7, 2020
could have gone into further information about recovery before the procedure
5 out of 5
September 2, 2020
both the doctor and the assistant were excellent.
2.2 out of 5
August 24, 2020
the plan from the consult to the procedure changed and I was told as I was sitting in the chair waiting for sedation.
4.4 out of 5
August 20, 2020
was hard to understand some questions thru mask
5 out of 5
August 3, 2020
I aways can count on Dental specialist with my needs and knowing they can help me no matter what. they have some of the best care DRs. out there.
5 out of 5
July 22, 2020
Extracting teeth is not exactly a pleasure trip, the doctor did a good job minimizing a difficult extraction of a lower wisdomtooth.
3.8 out of 5
March 10, 2020
The doctor was "fine." He was just a little aloof for my taste. Otherwise, he explained everything very well and was quick.
4.7 out of 5
March 9, 2020
we literally saw the doctor for 3 minutes - but on the same note we did not 'need' to see him longer
5 out of 5
February 13, 2020
Dr. Gerlach is the best at extracting teeth!
5 out of 5
January 24, 2020
I came for a wisdom tooth extraction that did not take place because the doctor was honest in telling me that I did not need it and he suggested going back to my doctor to take a look at another tooth that might be the problem. I am very happy with the doctor's honesty.
5 out of 5
January 9, 2020
Dr Guerlach is fantastic in every way.
5 out of 5
November 4, 2019
The doctor was excellent
5 out of 5
October 30, 2019
Dr Gerlach was great, very patient and informative so I could weigh my options.
5 out of 5
August 22, 2019
All good!
1.1 out of 5
July 20, 2019
I am honestly very upset but the bedside manner of dr gerlach.
5 out of 5
July 18, 2019
He was great and would recommend him!
5 out of 5
July 11, 2019
Dr. Gerlach is as competent and skilled a surgeon as one would hope to have in such moments. I feel lucky to have benefitted from his expertise.
5 out of 5
June 15, 2019
Ok drs. And staff were very caring.
5 out of 5
June 11, 2019
The doctor is skilled at his work..Pain is very minimum..
3.8 out of 5
April 18, 2019
Novocaine did not seem to reach its full effect and additional had to be administered during the procedure [tooth extraction]. After the third attempt, I just said to continue as I had just gone through 3 days waiting to be seen and I was ready to have no more pain. Not sure what would have made this experience better.
2.3 out of 5
March 1, 2019
There was not a lot of communication before the procedure.
5 out of 5
February 20, 2019
Very professional staff
5 out of 5
January 21, 2019
I've always had a good experience with this office, with various dentists. I had TWO extractions done, the doctor was VERY gentle and there was no pain and very little discomfort. I have already had conversations with friends relating how pleased I was.
5 out of 5
December 27, 2018
Was very impressed with the doctor!
5 out of 5
December 18, 2018
everyone made me very comfortable. literally and figuratively.
5 out of 5
November 30, 2018
Doctor.Gerlach his great! he answer all my questions/concerns on my teeth.
3.5 out of 5
November 26, 2018
The only downsides are that I have a week-long bruise from the injection and I regained consciousness with a scab on the corner of my lip. Other than that, the procedure went fine.
5 out of 5
November 19, 2018
very satisfied
4 out of 5
October 22, 2018
I trust the doctor's opinion, but I didn't feel a "connection" with the doctor. The visit felt slightly impersonal.
5 out of 5
September 25, 2018
I will definitely be back when I need additional dental work performed of a surgical nature!
4.8 out of 5
August 20, 2018
Just want to place my "Fair" response in context.My visit was regarding the potential extraction of my wisdom teeth and the exam consisted pretty much on me opening my mouth and saying ahhhhh. Didn't take a full minute, nothing else was really needed.
5 out of 5
August 2, 2018
The care was excellent.
5 out of 5
June 20, 2018
very pleased and satisfied with Doctor and staff
5 out of 5
June 13, 2018
Very thorough.
4.9 out of 5
May 29, 2018
I was there for an extraction which is pretty straightforward. with that said doctor communication was good.
5 out of 5
May 7, 2018
I am over 70 and disabled. Dr. Todd Gerlach was very patient. He educated me to causes, challenges, and options. I felt in skilled, competent care. He checked on comfort level throughout the procedure. He had to section the tooth to extract it. I felt very fortunate to have access to this expertise!
1.8 out of 5
April 19, 2018
He did not listen regarding pain
5 out of 5
April 4, 2018
Dr . Getlach identified the problem right away and treated me.
1.4 out of 5
March 21, 2018
I felt that the procedure I was going to have did not involve a lot of $, therefore, his lack of interest in the case or helping me was limited.
1.8 out of 5
March 18, 2018
I was suppose to get a consultation before my wisdom teeth extraction, such as what to do after my wisdom teeth removal and what to expect. instead of doing so, they went straight to surgery.
5 out of 5
March 14, 2018
I was thoroughly happy with Dr. Gerlach and his assistant. Professional, efficient, friendly.
3.9 out of 5
March 5, 2018
I was told to read the pamphlet to learn how to treat my mouth after wisdom tooth extraction.
4.9 out of 5
February 8, 2018
loved assistant and Doctor Gerlach.
4.9 out of 5
January 29, 2018
Todd Gerlach was great. The procedure was pretty quick, relatively painless, and my recovery has been good.
5 out of 5
January 15, 2018
Appreciative to care and quickness of assisting patient in urgent need of services received immediately.
4.7 out of 5
January 11, 2018
only spent 5 minutes with the doctor for a consult.
1 out of 5
December 14, 2017
Not really concerned about her wisdom teeth more convey on pushing for a mouth guard. Very quick didn't really take time to talk to us about the wisdom teeth.which is why we were there.
5 out of 5
October 23, 2017
I was surprisingly pleased that my daughter's anxiety for the future oral surgery decreased after her consultation with the doctor. She seems to feel comfortable and confident now.
5 out of 5
October 19, 2017
my doctor was !!
5 out of 5
September 18, 2017
Excellent doctor. Very efficient.
5 out of 5
August 8, 2017
4.8 out of 5
August 5, 2017
I saw Dr. Todd Gerlach to have a tooth removed which had become infected to the point where I was in pain and on antibiotics prescribed by my regular dentist. He was very friendly, took time to answer my questions, and delivered quality dental care.