Dentistry Practitioners in Minnesota

Minneapolis (957)Saint Paul (552)Rochester (159)Duluth (94)Saint Cloud (76)
Maple Grove (76)Mankato (68)Eden Prairie (63)Burnsville (58)Hopkins (40)Edina (39)Stillwater (37)Inver Grove Heights (37)Woodbury (36)Lakeville (35)Minnetonka (33)Bemidji (32)Winona (32)Wayzata (31)Savage (31)Blaine (30)Alexandria (30)Eagan (30)Willmar (30)Anoka (29)Chaska (28)Sartell (27)Bloomington (26)Elk River (26)Chanhassen (26)Fergus Falls (25)Grand Rapids (25)Apple Valley (25)Forest Lake (24)Maplewood (24)Faribault (24)Shakopee (24)Cambridge (24)Cottage Grove (23)Richfield (21)Hutchinson (21)Baxter (21)Moorhead (20)Owatonna (20)Hastings (19)Champlin (19)Hibbing (19)Coon Rapids (19)Lake Elmo (19)Cloquet (17)St Louis Park (17)Prior Lake (16)Austin (16)Virginia (15)Excelsior (15)Northfield (15)Rosemount (15)Brainerd (15)Golden Valley (14)Detroit Lakes (14)Roseville (14)Plymouth (14)Big Lake (13)Red Wing (13)Wadena (12)Little Falls (12)Marshall (11)Albert Lea (11)Saint Peter (11)Park Rapids (11)Fairmont (11)Brooklyn Center (11)Hugo (11)Rogers (10)Columbia Heights (10)Ogema (10)New Brighton (10)Buffalo (10)Montevideo (10)Brooklyn Park (9)Waconia (9)White Bear Lake (9)Andover (9)New Ulm (9)North Branch (9)Hermantown (9)Albertville (9)Mora (8)Thief River Falls (8)Hawley (8)Circle Pines (8)Cook (8)Fridley (8)North Mankato (8)Worthington (8)Sauk Rapids (8)Monticello (8)Litchfield (7)Delano (7)Robbinsdale (7)East Grand Forks (7)Princeton (7)Deerwood (7)Cold Spring (7)Cass Lake (7)Ramsey (7)Windom (7)Saint Michael (7)Waseca (7)Morris (6)Lake City (6)Osseo (6)North Oaks (6)Mound (6)Pelican Rapids (6)Ely (6)Blooming Prairie (6)Melrose (6)Wabasha (6)Redlake (5)New Hope (5)Paynesville (5)Caledonia (5)Crookston (5)South Saint Paul (5)Spring Park (5)Farmington (5)Lindstrom (5)Perham (5)Glenwood (5)Saint Louis Park (5)Stewartville (5)New Prague (5)Oakdale (5)Belle Plaine (4)Pipestone (4)Sauk Centre (4)Wyoming (4)West St Paul (4)Warroad (4)Waite Park (4)Hamel (4)Cokato (4)Redwood Falls (4)Renville (4)Lakeland (4)Arlington (4)Le Sueur (4)Rockford (4)Dassel (4)Winsted (4)Moose Lake (4)Rush City (4)Hinckley (4)Long Lake (4)Byron (4)Glencoe (4)Bayport (4)Madelia (4)Vadnais Heights (3)Saint Francis (3)Pine River (3)Pine Island (3)Scandia (3)Pine City (3)Orono (3)Spicer (3)Spring Lake Park (3)Onamia (3)Spring Valley (3)Springfield (3)Newport (3)Staples (3)New Richland (3)Montgomery (3)Milaca (3)Two Harbors (3)Plainview (3)Albany (3)Luverne (3)Lonsdale (3)Long Prairie (3)Kasson (3)Jackson (3)International Falls (3)Houston (3)Wells (3)Granite Falls (3)Fosston (3)Crystal (3)Coleraine (3)Cannon Falls (3)Blue Earth (3)Bigfork (3)Annandale (3)Aitkin (3)

Learn more about Dentistry Practitioners

A general dentist, or simply dentist, specializes in primary dental care: the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity (mouth, teeth and gums) and the maxillofacial area (head, neck, face and jaw). Dentists also maintain the function and appearance of these areas. The overall goal is to help people keep their teeth, mouth and gums healthy.

A dentist typically: 

  • Evaluates the patient's dental and medical history and performs an oral exam
  • Teaches patients about dental conditions and diseases, good oral hygiene, and oral disease prevention
  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests, such as X-rays and saliva tests, and prescribes medications including antibiotics and pain medications
  • Diagnoses oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions based on an evaluation of tests and exams
  • Provides preventive oral and primary dental care including dental cleanings and fluoride treatments
  • Treats various oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions including tooth decay, gum disease, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
  • Works closely with other dental specialists and members of your healthcare team as needed to ensure optimal care

A general dentist may also be known by the following terms: dentist, primary dentist, tooth doctor, family dentist, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), and Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).

There are 3954 specialists practicing Dentistry in Minnesota with an overall average rating of 4.5 stars. There are 35 hospitals in Minnesota with affiliated Dentistry specialists, including Children's Minnesota Hospital - Minneapolis, M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital and Children's Minnesota Hospital - St. Paul.