Mon–Fri: 8am–5pm
307 N. Washington,St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
Mon–Fri: 8am–5pm
307 N. Washington,St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
Mon–Fri: 8am–5pm
Mon–Fri: 8am–5pm
307 N. Washington,St. Croix Falls, WI 54024

The Heart of Our Practice

What could possibly be more fun than helping to create an amazing smile? It doesn’t get any better than that in our book! It is a privilege to be a part of transforming each patient’s smile, whether they go through this process at an early age, in middle school, high school, or later on in life. Orthodontics is the only area of dentistry where the goal is to enhance, rather than simply repair what is broken – that’s why we love what we do. We create smiles.

What Sets Us Apart

At Falls Orthodontics, we understand that your smile is not just a set of teeth – it’s a part of who you are. We will guide you through the whole process, working to ensure you are happy with the results of our work. We want you to love your smile. 

We seek to create a calm, comforting, and peaceful process for the whole family by treating each of our patients as if they were our own child. Our goal is to bring compassion and hope to your orthodontic journey.


Dr. Cermin has been in dentistry for more than 40 years, beginning as a dental hygienist, then working as a general practice dentist before specializing in orthodontics. She holds licenses in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Texas, and has been the recipient of several awards over the years. Here is a glimpse of her history, as well as the beginnings of Falls Orthodontics.

  • 1977-1986


    1977 Associate of Arts Degree, Dental Hygiene Certificate, Normandale Community College

    1985 Bachelor of Science Degree University of Minnesota

    1986 Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry

  • 1986-1991

    Post-Doctoral Training

  • 1991-Present

    Professional Appointments

    1991-1996 Assistant Professor, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School

    1991-1996. Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School

    1992-2002 Director, Surgical Research Fellowship, Section of Orthodontics, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

    1996-2003 Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

    1996-2003 Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

    1996-2006 President, Orthodontics for Infants and Children, PC

    1998-2003 Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Baylor College of Dentistry, A&M University

    2000-2001 Associate in. the private practice of Donna Stenberg, DDS

    2001-Present Owner, Falls Orthodontics, St.Croix Falls, WI

    2002-Present Director of Orthodontics, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

  • 1988-Present

    Licensure and Certifications

    1988-1993 Massachusetts License Registration

    1991-Present Texas License Registration

    2000-Present Wisconsin License Registration

    2002-Present Minnesota License Registration

    2004- American Board of Orthodontics Certification

  • 2008-2018

    Awards & Honors

    2008, 2011, 2017, 2019 Paul Harris Fellowship Award, Rotary International

    2017 Health Care Advocate of the Year, St.Croix Health Foundation

    2018 Distinguished Alumni of the Year, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

The Future Looks Bright

Falls Orthodontics continues to bring bright smiles to St. Croix Falls and the surrounding area. As a dedicated University of Minnesota Gopher, Dr. Cermin is also excited to share her experiences in the School of Dentistry, Orthodontic Residency Program in the near future.

On a personal note, travel is always high on Dr. Cermin’s bucket list. After growing up in the river valley, convincing her Texas husband to become a Wisconsite, and raising two children here, Dr. Cermin is certainly committed to this wonderful community and all it has to offer. She and her family are so grateful to be a part of the St. Croix Falls community! But wanderlust is in her and her husband’s hearts – they would love to spend more time in India and Zimbabwe working with those in need. Learn more about their work with LEAP Global Missions here!

Both of their children are completing their college studies this fall, and Dr. Cermin and her husband are excited for their future. Their daughter Hayley will enter the field of nursing after graduating from Northwestern University in St. Paul in September. Their son Jeremy will graduate from Iowa State in November with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Our Ortho Team

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Darla has been with Falls Orthodontics since 2005, and one of her favorite parts of her job is getting to know your families as we partner together to make awesome smiles!

Orthodontic Assistant

Michelle has been with Falls Orthodontics since 2001. Her favorite part of her job is seeing patients who are apprehensive about their appointment leave with big smiles. She loves showing our patients how dedicated we are to their care.

Lori Jo
Appointment Coordinator

Lori Jo joined us in 2003, and is the first smile you see at Falls Orthodontics! One of the most rewarding parts of her job is seeing our patients become more confident with their new smiles

Orthodontic Assistant

Laura has been with us since 2001, and loves helping to create a place where patients feel right at home. She loves the greenery and the river view our patients can enjoy at their visits.

Treatment and Financial Coordinator

Lori has been with Falls Orthodontics since 2001. Her goal is to find the best treatment and payment option for each patient and to answer their treatment questions so they feel comfortable and ready to work toward the smile they’ve always wanted.

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“Treating you as I would wish to be treated is what you can expect from me…. and I have high expectations!  My goal is pretty simple – to use my over 20 years of experience in dentistry to help you smile your best smile. 

I am by nature a helper and a fixer, and I am honored to be able to listen to my patients’ wants and find the best option for them to achieve them. I often tell patients that no one will worry more about their teeth than me. I love the relationships this profession has allowed me to build, I love treating my patients as if they are my own family, and I love celebrating with them when treatment is completed!”

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“I consider myself the luckiest man in the world” is a famous quote by Lou Gehrig that could also apply to me. I get to create awesome smiles, improve my patients’ health, and witness incredible transformations every day I go to “work”. And I was privileged to do it for the first ten years of my career side-by-side with my father and for the last ten years next to my wife!  It doesn’t get much better than that.

It is a joy and an honor every single day I get to be with my patients. Nothing makes me happier than getting to know them and their families, watching their smiles grow bright and seeing their confidence grow.