John Rieke, D.D.S.

D.D.S.: University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

General Practice Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center

Periodontal Specialty Certificate: University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

Memberships: American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, St. Paul District Dental Society, American Academy of Periodontolog

About Dr. Rieke

Dr. Rieke completed his pre-dental studies at the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Duluth and completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota in 1997. He continued his formal training in a General Practice Residency at Hennepin County Medical Center. He practiced in the Twin Cities as a general dentist before returning to the U of M for specialty training in Periodontology.

Dr. Rieke is originally from Roseville where he currently resides with his wife and daughter. They enjoy spending time exercising and swimming at the YMCA.


1966: What is now Bassett Creek Dental originated when Dr. Richard Adamson opened his dental practice above North Drug on 36th Avenue North in Minneapolis.

1973: Dr. Adamson moved his practice to a third floor office of the Bassett Creek Medical Building with three treatment rooms. After remodeling and expansion took place in 1975, 1984 and 1986, there were seven treatment rooms.

1974: Dr. Steven Nielsen joined Dr. Adamson.

1979: The practice was named Adamson, Nielsen and Associates, P.A.

1981: Dr. Lisa Howard joined the practice.

1982: The practice of Dr. Paul Poss joined Adamson, Nielsen and Associates.

1984: Bassett Creek Dental became the official name. Evening hours were offered at this time and well-received by patients. Evening hours are still available today — Monday through Thursday.

1989: The current office space in Suite 100 became the home for Bassett Creek Dental. This state of the art dental facility features 12 treatment rooms.

1989: Dr. Adamson retired from practice.

1990: Dr. Todd Tsuchiya joined Bassett Creek Dental.

1990: Periodontal specialty treatment was added. Dr. John Rieke currently provides periodontal services.

1992: Oral Surgery specialty treatment was added. Dr. Ab Rahimi currently provides oral surgery services.

1994: Dr. Shari Bruning joined Bassett Creek Dental. Dr. Lisa Howard left the practice at this time to pursue a three year residency in Orthodontics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

1999: Dr. Jeff Steele as well as the practice of Dr. Norman Kushino joined Bassett Creek Dental.

2000: Dr.Kushino retired.

2001: Dr. Samira Mahabadi joined the practice.

2008: Dr. Paul Peterson joined the practice.

2013: Dr. Peterson pursued specialization on Oral Surgery.

2014: Dr. Nielsen retired.

2015: Dr. Pablo Avendano joined the practice.