Education:

  • 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 (381 Reviews) (94 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
April 21, 2022
It was really nice receiving a call a few hours after my appointment asking if I had any questions.
5 out of 5
April 18, 2022
All just worked well together
5 out of 5
April 18, 2022
Very professional, efficient, and personable.
4.8 out of 5
April 7, 2022
Treatment was a foregone conclusion after consulting my primary dentist. Dr. Gerlach listened to my story, checked X-ray, and agreed with primary's recommendation. After the procedure, he affirmed, "This was the right thing to do."
5 out of 5
April 5, 2022
The assistant made me very comfortable although I am sure she knew I was super anxious. It was very nice to have the clear at home instructions and get the follow up call later that day.
5 out of 5
March 31, 2022
The dentist was very efficient the process and the biopsy went very well no pain very thorough
5 out of 5
March 24, 2022
Excellent!
5 out of 5
March 24, 2022
My Dental Assistant and Dr. Gerlach were amazing! Professional, understanding, very proficient and kind! The extraction was quick and painless. The pain in my face that had begun is due 2 infection, dissipated almost immediately! Thank you, Thank you!
5 out of 5
March 24, 2022
Experienced no wait time!
5 out of 5
March 24, 2022
Dr. G is awesome!
5 out of 5
March 24, 2022
I had a great experience there
5 out of 5
March 22, 2022
Dr put me right at ease. Procedure was over before I knew it!
3 out of 5
March 21, 2022
On time and very quick procedure!
3 out of 5
March 21, 2022
Procedure was quick and painless, but we never discussed any bigger picture of how this fits into my oral health plan.
5 out of 5
March 17, 2022
Super friendly team!
5 out of 5
March 17, 2022
Absolutely fantastic experience.
5 out of 5
March 11, 2022
The Dentist and assistant were so very kind to me, and kept me calm and I felt they cared very genuinly
5 out of 5
February 21, 2022
Very patient in listening and explained well about precautions to be followed after treatment
5 out of 5
February 21, 2022
Very goid
5 out of 5
February 21, 2022
Capable very efficient excellent pain control and explanation
5 out of 5
February 18, 2022
It was all timely, and in fact way above my expectations!
5 out of 5
February 18, 2022
I was told options and told I had time to make a decision. I did not feel pressured and felt they had my best interests at heart.
3.3 out of 5
February 14, 2022
GreaT TEAM
5 out of 5
February 9, 2022
Super quick and relatively painless
5 out of 5
February 9, 2022
I have a history of anxiety with dentists, but I was made to feel comfortable and relaxed by the staff
2.8 out of 5
February 8, 2022
Good
2.8 out of 5
February 8, 2022
Good
5 out of 5
February 4, 2022
Great dentist didn't even knew he was done with my extraction. Best dentist visit I've ever had.
5 out of 5
January 31, 2022
Both the Dental Assistant and the Dentist were very professional, knowledgeable, and were wonderful. The Dental Assistant made sure that I was comfortable at all times and excellent at addressing any concerns that I had. The teamwork between the assistant and the dentist was truly exceptional.
5 out of 5
January 31, 2022
I had to bring my 4 month old in due to daycare not being available on short notice and everyone in the office helped me to keep him calm and happy while we were there.
5 out of 5
January 24, 2022
I didn't feel afraid or nervous. The dentist and dental assistant were great! They stated what they were doing throughout the procedure.
5 out of 5
January 24, 2022
Room was prepared. They were ready. I was well briefed on what was going to happen and what to expect afterwards. I was relieved an antibiotic was prescribed and an oral rinse was written for me to pick up at my pharmacy. So far, all is well.
5 out of 5
January 13, 2022
Dr. Gerlach and his assistant were both excellent in every aspect!
3.1 out of 5
December 20, 2021
Very efficient staff. The wait was minimal.
5 out of 5
December 20, 2021
The dental assistant was great and so was Dr. Gerlach. Both were a good team that put me at ease and the tooth extraction was done painlessly and expeditiously.
5 out of 5
December 1, 2021
The dentist was very nice, I didn't talk to him much since I went under but he answered all my questions.
5 out of 5
October 31, 2021
Dr. Todd was awesome, no pain at all
4.4 out of 5
October 30, 2021
All staff we interacted with were friendly and helped ease my son by explaining what they were doing.
5 out of 5
October 20, 2021
Good
5 out of 5
October 19, 2021
Thanks to the dental assistant and Dr Gerlach for the great care.
5 out of 5
October 4, 2021
Very good!
5 out of 5
September 18, 2021
My experience with Dr. Todd Gerlach was excellent and could not have been better. The extraction was non painful and is healing just as he said.
5 out of 5
August 20, 2021
Super doc!!!!
5 out of 5
July 30, 2021
I am so pleased I chose this clinic
5 out of 5
July 30, 2021
Such a kind person!!
5 out of 5
July 16, 2021
I would rate everyone a 10 on a 5 point scale if I could!
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 overall visit at TDS was a pleasant experience, in spite of my situation of having a tooth pull.
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
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 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
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
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
excellent
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
Good
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.