Dr. Richard Pihlstrom, DDS

Dr. Richard Pihlstrom, DDS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
Dr. Richard Pihlstrom, DDS is an oral & maxillofacial surgery specialist in Burnsville, MN and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of Minnesota / School Of Dentistry in 1993 and practices oral & maxillofacial surgery and oral surgery.Read his story

625 E Nicollet Blvd Ste 205

Burnsville, MN 55337

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  • Delta Dental

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Dr. Pihlstrom's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pihlstrom "Dr. Pihlstrom is a 1993 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry following an undergraduate degree from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. He completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the Downstate Brooklyn/Kings County Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York where he was the Chief of Service in 1998. After his training in New York, Dr. Pihlstrom practiced on Long Island for two years and returned to Minnesota in 2000. Dr. Pihlstrom is Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. His clinical interests are in dentoalveolar and implant surgeries. Professional Affiliations: Diplomat - American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Fellow - American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons American Dental Association Minnesota Dental Association Minnesota Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Society He has two boys and in his leisure time enjoys golfing, skiing, travel and anything that involves cooking. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pihlstrom "Elk River Family Dentistry is a group of general dentists and specialty dentists working together to provide a full range of quality dental services.  We provide services to patients of all ages.  We accept many insurance plans, and other forms of payment.

The philosophy of our practice is based on the concept of Preventive Dentistry. Our ultimate goal is to preserve your natural teeth and maintain your oral health at an optimum level."

2  Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Surgery

1  Conditions Treated

  • Dentofacial Anomalies

14  Procedures

Background Check

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  • Carleton College Northfield, Minnesota
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of Minnesota / School Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1993

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Pihlstrom's Reviews

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Dr. Pihlstrom's Performance

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  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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Patient Comments (2)

My Dentist referred me to Dr. Pihlstrom for a mouth sore that wouldn’t go away, and I am so elated he did! Dr. Pihlstrom is wonderful! He’s good at what he does, you can tell he takes pride in his work, he is very professional, compassionate, and competent. He and his staff are always friendly,...more
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Dr. Pihlstrom and his staff were so kind and sensitive as they treated my disabled brothers, who were experiencing their first extractions. They were quite apprehensive, and the Dr. and his staff comforted them successfully and finished his work without further problems!
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