Meet the Doctors

Dr. Philip V. Flodin D.D.S.

Dr. Phil Flodin grew up in Minneapolis and has lived and practiced dentistry in Stillwater for 32 years. He received his Bachelor’s and DDS Degree from the University of Minnesota and has continued his dental education in all aspects of dentistry with emphasis on preventive, restorative and cosmetic dental care.

Dr. Flodin is a member of the American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association and the Spear Faculty Club.

Dr. Flodin and his wife, Debbie, have two girls and reside in Stillwater where they are active in numerous community organizations.


Dr. Krista Gossai D.D.S.

Dr Krista (Johnson) Gossai is a graduate of Stillwater Area High School. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and went on to Dental School at the University of Minnesota. After receiving her DDS Degree in 2007, she moved to the Washington DC area where she practiced for three years while her husband, Nathan, completed Medical School at Georgetown University.

Dr. Gossai enjoys all disciplines within the practice of dentistry and treats patients of all ages and dental needs. She is committed to utilizing the latest dental techniques and materials. She participates in a variety of continuing education courses and is a member of the St. Croix Valley Spear Study Club. Her professional memberships include the American Dental Association, and the Minnesota Dental Association.

Dr. Gossai lives in Stillwater with her family. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, photography and spending time with her family and friends.


Dr. Carissa Knutson D.D.S.

Dr. Carissa Knutson attended St. Olaf College and received her DDS degree from the University of Minnesota in 1999. She has practiced in Stillwater since 2000. Dr. Knutson is honored to have spent a year in Germany providing dentistry to our military members and their families. Dr. Knutson has a passion for learning and continues to advance her skills in the areas of comprehensive dentistry and esthetics by enrolling in numerous continuing education courses every year.

Dr. Knutson’s professional memberships include the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, and the St. Paul District Dental Society. Dr. Knutson served as chair of the Scientific Session Committee for the MDA, is currently serving as the treasurer of the Executive Council for the SPDDS, and also serves as a delegate at the MDA’s annual House of Delegates meeting.

Dr. Knutson’s passion for dentistry is driven by her commitment to optimal patient care. She is proud to provide patients with individualized treatment in a caring and comfortable atmosphere. She appreciates the relationships she has built over the years while serving families of the St. Croix Valley. Dr. Knutson lives in Stillwater with her husband Matt and their three children.