How to Find a Dentist in Minnesota

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Call the Minnesota Dental Association at (612) 767-8400 and ask for a list of dental professionals in your area.

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Ask friends, neighbors and co-workers for recommendations. Ask what they like about their dentists and the office.

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Schedule a consultation. Question the dentist and staff about how dental emergencies are handled, types of procedures that can be completed in-office, their commitment to continuing dental education and membership in professional associations.

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Set up an appointment for a general exam. This typically consists of a cleaning, x-rays and medical health history.

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Observe the atmosphere in the office during your visit. Dental offices should be clean and orderly; the dental team should be friendly, professional and considerate of your comfort and time. Staff should also provide information about pricing and payment plans before treatment is scheduled.

Tips and Warnings

  • Consider interviewing several dentists prior to making a selection.
  • Minnesota residents in need of charitable or low-cost dental care can contact the Minnesota Department of Health at (651) 201-3589 for assistance. Or call the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry at (612)625-2495 for a referral.