Meet Our Doctors
Meet the experienced and friendly dentists who make Prairie Lakes Family Dentistry the leading provider of oral hygiene and personalized dental services in Tracy.
Dr. Jon A. Heezen, DDS
Dr. Jon A. Heezen became a dentist to provide healthcare in a rural area where there was no other dentist. Helping people meet their oral health needs is something he feels passionate about, especially while assisting them with something they cannot do themselves.
Education and Affiliations
Dr. Heezen received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He was student council president as well as class president for 4 years. He is currently involved in the Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship track, which benefits his patients by allowing him to stay on top of the constantly changing field of dentistry. Dr. Heezen is affiliated with the:
- Minnesota Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- American Dental Education Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
As a native of Plankinton, South Dakota, Dr. Heezen moved to the rural Slayton area in high school. He has four children, Wyatt, Maggie, Karlie, and Morgan. The kids are active in 4H and show sheep and horses at the fair. Dr. Heezen enjoys ice fishing, archery hunting, camping, traveling and spending time with his children. Through excellent service, hometown friendliness and up to date technical skills, he hopes to help make his patients’ lives better.
Dr. Heezen’s faith and passion for helping others extends beyond rural Minnesota. He feels a sense of fulfillment in providing healthcare to underprivileged communities around the globe.
Dr. Melissa Israel
Dr. Melissa Israel is from Staten Island, New York. The daughter of a prominent dentist, she spent time assisting her father in his small-town dental practice at a young age.
She attended the State University of New York at Albany where she received degrees in biology and medical anthropology. In her spare time, she conducted extensive DNA research on a DNA binding protein.
Upon graduation, Melissa decided to continue her career at NYU College of Dentistry where she received a DDS degree in 2000. She enjoyed helping the people of Manhattan by providing all aspects of dentistry including dentures, fillings, and veneers. She went on to work at her father’s dental practice on Staten Island where she performed all aspects of dentistry. In 2019, she decided to work in a rural community and received her Minnesota dental license a few months thereafter.
Melissa enjoys fishing, ice fishing, and tutoring science in her spare time.