Meet the Team

Frank Russomanno Jr., DDS

Dr. Russomanno has lived in Minnesota for the majority of his life. He grew up in Bloomington and Eagan and now lives in Rosemount with his two children, Michael and Amanda. In 1993, Dr. Russomanno graduated cum laude from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, earning his bachelor’s degree in natural sciences. He continued his education at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and graduated with honors, earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1999. He has been practicing dentistry in the Oakdale, Minnesota, area for over a decade.

Since graduating school, Dr. Russomanno has dedicated himself to his continuing education. He takes continuing education courses two times a month. He is a lifelong student of dentistry and believes that we never stop improving our skills or expanding our knowledge. Currently, Dr. Russomanno is a member of the following professional organizations:

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Russomanno finds his greatest enjoyment in being a father and spending time with his children. Michael and Amanda are undoubtedly his highest priority in life. In his spare time, you can find Dr. Russomanno playing basketball, collecting baseball and football cards, golfing, or taking care of his aquarium and fishpond. He also has special interests in archeology, great white sharks, history and politics.

Neil Keane, DDS

Dr. Neil Keane earned his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University in 2002. He then attended dental school at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Keane is committed to continuing his education and takes courses twice a month. His goal is to provide high-quality, patient-centered care in a comfortable environment. He strives to help patients meet their oral health needs and feel confident with their smiles.

Dr. Keane is a member of the following professional organizations:

Dr. Keane and his wife, Sara, have three young children: JP, Ella and Everrett. When not in the office, Dr. Keane enjoys skiing, listening to music, spending time with his kids and fixing up his house.

Meet Our Team

The Blue Jay Family Dentistry team is here to put years of experience to work for you and your smile. In addition to helping our dentists provide you with outstanding dental care in Maplewood, Minnesota, our team members will make you feel welcome and comfortable at every visit. You can learn more about our team below, and we invite you to contact them at 651-770-2900 for your appointment.


Front Desk Manager

Katie joined our practice in June, 2023. A bit about Katie in her own words, “I Graduated from North High School in North St. Paul in 2011. “I came from a bigger corporate dental office. Since I joined here, I love the more personal level we are with our patients and staff together. We get on a more personal level and really get to know the patients as not just a face in a chair. I am the face of the practice. I am the 1st and typically the last point of contact in the clinic and on the phone. It’s my job to really focus on that experience for a patient even when we are talking about something not so fun like financials for procedures. I have been married for 5 years to my wonderful husband Tanner. My hobbies are spending time with friends and family.”


HR Director

I joined our practice in March 2022. I graduated from Minnesota School of Business with an associate in applied science degree in health and exercise sciences. I worked in the health care field for 22 years prior to my career change in the dental field. My background includes front desk management, workflow analysis, staff education and development. I am passionate about caring for others and having a positive uplifting approach to those around me. The things I enjoy most in my free time are exercise, being outdoors any time, I am able, spending time with family and friends, crafting, decorating, and traveling.


Dental Hygienist

Claire joined our practice in August 2023. Graduated from Rochester Community and Technical College in 2021 with an associate in applied science in dental hygiene. A bit about Claire in her own words, “I enjoy the flexible and friendly atmosphere that each office I work in is able to create. I contribute to the success of our practices to each individual who works together there to provide a stellar patient experience and high standard of care. . I enjoy video games, boating, and playing the violin.”


Dental Float

Meet Michael, our dental float with a passion for dentistry. Currently working towards becoming a dentist, he believes one of the best parts about being a dental float is gaining invaluable experience when working side-by-side with the Amber Leaf team and connecting with patients, creating a positive experience for all of our patients. Beyond the dental clinic, Michael enjoys solo backpacking, photography, skiing, and listening to music.


Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist, embarked on her professional journey in 2000, later earning her bachelor degree through Minnesota State University- Mankato in 2017. Nikki loves networking with and mentoring other dental professionals and has helped to grow the largest social dental network, showcasing her commitment to continuous learning and excellence in healthcare. What Nikki appreciates most about our practice is the camaraderie within the team, the flexibility offered, and the diverse range of experiences it provides.

Nikki is not just a healthcare professional; she is a cornerstone of our practice’s success. Her approach centers on making every patient feel valued, treating them as if they were her own family. This personalized care fosters a positive (and oftentimes silly) atmosphere, contributing significantly to the practice’s thriving environment.

Outside of her professional life, Nikki finds joy in her family, including her husband and two daughters—both sophomores, one in college and the other in high school. When not attending to patients, she immerses herself in hobbies such as live music events, watching and rewatching her favorite movies, and indulging in outdoor activities like paddle boarding, hiking, and cabin time. Nikki’s life is further enriched by her two dogs, Moose and Stella!