Dentistry Practitioners in Minnesota

Minneapolis (846)Saint Paul (451)Rochester (155)Duluth (99)Maple Grove (82)
Saint Cloud (77)Edina (74)Mankato (69)Burnsville (67)Eden Prairie (66)Woodbury (45)Blaine (44)Eagan (44)Maplewood (40)Stillwater (40)Lakeville (38)Bemidji (37)Bloomington (37)Hopkins (37)Apple Valley (36)Inver Grove Heights (34)Minnetonka (34)Wayzata (31)Winona (31)Alexandria (30)Plymouth (30)Savage (29)Willmar (29)Anoka (28)Chanhassen (28)Coon Rapids (28)Sartell (28)Chaska (27)Shakopee (27)Fergus Falls (26)Elk River (25)Grand Rapids (25)Faribault (24)Hutchinson (24)Roseville (24)St Louis Park (24)Cambridge (23)Cottage Grove (23)Forest Lake (23)Golden Valley (23)Hastings (21)Hibbing (21)Lake Elmo (20)Moorhead (20)Owatonna (20)Baxter (19)Champlin (19)Richfield (19)White Bear Lake (19)Cloquet (18)Austin (17)Brainerd (17)Rosemount (17)Brooklyn Center (15)Excelsior (15)Park Rapids (15)Prior Lake (15)Red Wing (15)Virginia (15)Big Lake (14)Northfield (14)Detroit Lakes (13)Fridley (13)Albert Lea (12)Brooklyn Park (12)Fairmont (12)Andover (11)Hugo (11)Little Falls (11)Marshall (11)Saint Peter (11)Albertville (10)Buffalo (10)Columbia Heights (10)Ogema (10)Rogers (10)Wadena (10)Worthington (10)Deerwood (9)Montevideo (9)North Branch (9)North Mankato (9)Thief River Falls (9)Waconia (9)Circle Pines (8)Cook (8)Farmington (8)Hermantown (8)Mora (8)New Brighton (8)New Ulm (8)Oakdale (8)Ramsey (8)Sauk Rapids (8)Windom (8)Cass Lake (7)Cold Spring (7)Delano (7)Melrose (7)Mound (7)Princeton (7)Saint Michael (7)Waseca (7)Caledonia (6)Crystal (6)Ely (6)Hawley (6)Lake City (6)Lindstrom (6)Litchfield (6)Long Lake (6)Monticello (6)Morris (6)North Oaks (6)Osseo (6)Pelican Rapids (6)Redlake (6)Wabasha (6)Blooming Prairie (5)Crookston (5)Glenwood (5)Hinckley (5)International Falls (5)Lakeland (5)New Prague (5)Perham (5)Pine City (5)Saint Louis Park (5)Spring Park (5)Stewartville (5)Waite Park (5)West St Paul (5)Winsted (5)Arlington (4)Belle Plaine (4)Byron (4)Cokato (4)Dassel (4)East Grand Forks (4)Glencoe (4)Jordan (4)Le Sueur (4)Long Prairie (4)Madelia (4)Montgomery (4)Moose Lake (4)New Hope (4)Pipestone (4)Robbinsdale (4)Rush City (4)Sauk Centre (4)Shoreview (4)South St Paul (4)Springfield (4)Warroad (4)Wyoming (4)Aitkin (3)Albany (3)Annandale (3)Bayport (3)Bigfork (3)Blue Earth (3)Cannon Falls (3)Coleraine (3)Fosston (3)Granite Falls (3)Houston (3)Jackson (3)Kasson (3)Lonsdale (3)Luverne (3)Milaca (3)New Richland (3)Newport (3)Onamia (3)Orono (3)Paynesville (3)Pequot Lakes (3)Pine Island (3)Pine River (3)Redwood Falls (3)Rockford (3)Saint Francis (3)Scandia (3)Spicer (3)Spring Valley (3)Staples (3)Tower (3)Two Harbors (3)Wells (3)West Saint Paul (3)Zumbrota (3)

Learn more about General Dentists

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 3985 specialists practicing Dentistry in Minnesota with an overall average rating of 4.5 stars. There are 33 hospitals in Minnesota with affiliated Dentistry specialists, including M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital, Mercy Hospital - Unity Campus and Mercy Hospital.