Minneapolis District Dental Society

Contact Information

Michelle Quade, Executive Director

2475 - 15th Street NW, Suite C
New Brighton, MN 55112-5606
Phone:  (651) 631-9845
Fax:  (651) 631-9846

Dr. Susan E.M. Block, President, 
Dr. Douglas J. McNaught, President-Elect
Dr. Venetia Laganis, Vice President
Dr. Gary A. Bolmgren, Secretary/Treasurer

Dental Professional and
Dental Industry Colleagues
MDDS Meetings and Events Information

Letter from the President

Dental Professionals and Dental Industry Representatives,

Welcome to the Minneapolis District Dental Society website, the Minneapolis District Dental Society (MDDS), a component of the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA), has been serving the profession of dentistry since 1925.  Its eleven hundred plus members, representing approximately 77% of all the licensed dentists in the Minneapolis surrounding area, collectively exemplify the MDDS mission of maintaining the highest standards of ethics among the members and advancing the standard of care and the art and science of dentistry and the community it serves.  

The Minneapolis District Dental Society is the proud sponsor of the 88th Annual Minneapolis District Midwinter Dental Meeting, continuing education meetings for dental professionals and the 14th Annual Give Kids a Smile Day at Sharing and Caring Hands Dental Clinic.

Exhibitor Invitation to Exhibit at the Minneapolis District Midwinter Dental Meeting

Give Kids a Smile Day Event Volunteer Registration Form

If you have any questions regarding any information found below, please contact the district office at the telephone number located in the left column.

We hope that you are able to join us at some of the following events scheduled for the 2013 - 2014 year.  All our welcome! 


Susan E.M. Block, D.D.S.
President of the Minneapolis District


Mission Statement

The Minneapolis District Dental Society is committed to:

  •  Enhancement of oral health care education and the dental welfare of the public.

We are also committed to:

  • Promotion of professionalism and quality in dentistry.
  • Maintaining the highest standards of ethics among our members.
  • Affirming and advancing the standard of care and the art and science of dentistry and the community it serves.

Upcoming Events

General Membership Meetings for 2013-2014

Social Reception:  5:30 p.m. 
Dinner:  6:15 p.m.  
Continuing Education Program:  7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

All meetings are held at the Marriott Southwest Hotel

5801 Opus Parkway in Minnetonka, Minnesota, unless otherwise noted.

Meetings are open to all MDA members, auxiliary staff, non-members, and dental students.

One hour of CE credit is offered at each meeting, unless otherwise noted.

Contact the district office for more information at 651.631.9845.

August 21 
Trapshoot Event at the Metro Gun Club in Blaine, Minnesota. All members and guests welcome.

August 27 
MDDS Caucus Meeting at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Hotel, Brooklyn Park (driving directions here). All members are welcome.

September 4 - CANCELLED!
Greater Twin Cities Tennis Event at the Bearpath Golf and Country Club in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. 
All MDA members, staff and guests welcome.

September 12 
MDDS/SPDDS/Dental Students Joint Fall Mentoring – Networking Program for the Dental Students from the University Of Minnesota will be held at the McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis.  Featuring Douglas L. Lambert, D.D.S.  One core continuing education credit will be given.

September 19 – 21   
MDA House of Delegates Meeting in Bemidji, Minnesota.

October 11
OSHA Compliance Training
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, Brooklyn Park (driving directions here).

October 31 – November 5  
154th  American Dental Association Annual Session in New Orleans, Louisiana.

November 14
Executive Council Meeting and Educational Event: "The Science and Clinical Application of Botox and Soft Tissue Fillers," Minneapolis Marriott Southwest Hotel in Minnetonka. 

November 19
Tuesday Brew Ha Ha
612Brew, 945 Broadway Street, Northeast Minneapolis, 55413


January 9
Staff Appreciation Night at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest Hotel in Minnetonka. 

January 31
88th Annual Midwinter Dental Meeting at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest Hotel in Minnetonka. 

February 8
Give Kids a Smile Event at Sharing and Caring Hands Dental Clinic, Minneapolis

February 27
General Membership Meeting and Executive Council meeting.  Speaker:  Steven Schuman, D.D.S. at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest Hotel in Minnetonka. 

April 10
Annual Installation of Officers and Guest of Honor Evening at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest Hotel in Minnetonka. 

April 24-26
Star of the North Meeting, RiverCentre, St. Paul

July 7
MDA House of Delegates Submission of Resolutions Due

July 25-26
Minnesota Mission of Mercy, Mankato

August 20
Trapshoot Event at the Metro Gun Club, Blaine

August 11 MDDS Golf Day, Golden Valley Golf and Country Club in Golden Valley, MN 11:30 a.m. Barbeque Luncheon with a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start.

August 26
MDDS Caucus Meeting at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Hotel, Brooklyn Park

September 3
Greater Twin Cities Event at the Bearpath Golf and Country Club, Eden Prairie

September 18
Fall Mentoring-Networking Program featuring TBD at U of M McNamara Alumni Center

September 11-13
MDA House of Delegates Meeting, Bloomington

October 2
Executive Council and General Membership Meeting.  Speaker:  Richard Nadeau, D.D.S.

October 9-14
155th ADA Annual Session, San Antonio, TX

Community Low Cost Dental Clinics

(Updated July 2013)

View printable list here

Anoka County Social Services
(They produce another low cost clinic sheet.) 
763.422.7200 Call them directly and they will provide their list of low cost clinics to patients in need of dental services.

Apple Tree Dental
8969 Springbrook Drive NW
Suite 150
Coon Rapids, MN 
(also located in Hawley (near Fargo), MN
Ms. Deb Jacobi works here now, 763.784.7993, ext.33) 
Melanie – 763.784.7993 ext. 16
Fax – 763.784.5978 
Handicap accessible dental care for people with mobility
They primarily work on contracts with nursing homes.
Accept all insurance and state insurance plans.
All fees paid up front for dental services.
MA accepted.
Payment plans accepted.
No sliding fee offered.

Argosy Dental Hygiene Clinic
1515 Central Parkway
Eagan, MN  651.846.3381 
Anyone can receive dental services.
Call for appointment.
Cleanings, fluoride treatment, sealants and x-rays.

Brite Dental Care
334 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  
General Dentistry.
Sliding Fee scale.
Hours:  Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Cedar Lake Dental Clinic
5861 Cedar Lake Road
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
General dentistry, root canals, crowns, extractions, partials and dentures.
Most insurance plans accepted.
MA accepted.

Cedar Riverside People’s Center Health Services
Family Dental Care
3152 Minnehaha Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 
Complete oral and preventive dental services including child dental care, restorative, surgical, cosmetic and implants.
Hours:  Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Emergency Care:  Walk-ins and Same-day appointments.
MA accepted. 
Options for patients with no insurance or underinsured.

Century College
3300 Century Avenue North
White Bear Lake, MN   
Anyone can receive services.
Call for appointment.
Preventative care only, provides sealants, no fillings.
Afternoons and evenings, September – May.
No MA or insurance plans accepted.

Children’s Dental Services
636 Broadway Street
Minneapolis, MN
(Main number for 13 clinics) 
Children to age 21 and pregnant women accepted.
Hours:  Monday, Thursday Friday:  8:30 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sliding fee/proof of income.
Multilingual staff.

Community Dental Care
1670 Beam Ave., Suite 204
Maplewood, MN  55109
828 Hawthorne Ave E
St. Paul, MN
Anyone can receive services – adults and children.
Maplewood Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday:  7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
St. Paul Hours:  Monday, Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday:  8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Most dental plans and MA accepted.
Preventive care, emergency care, fillings, teeth whitening, root canal treatment, extractions, crowns and bridges, partial and full dentures, and minor orthodontic procedures.

Community University Health Care Center
2001 Bloomington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN   
Hours:  Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.
General dentists and hygienists.
General dentistry, root canals, extractions, crowns, partials and dentures.
Walk-ins seen starting at 7:15 a.m.
Sliding Fee.
MA, Medicaid, Medica, UCare accepted.

Dental Associates (Formerly The Smile Center)
Saint Paul: 651.735.0595
Savage: 952.440.2292
General dentistry, root canals, extractions, crowns, partials and dentures.
Oral surgery and Periodontics dentists available.
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
MA accepted. All State and County Programs accepted.
Almost all insurances accepted. No HMO’s.

Dentures ASAP
Dr. David Domaas
Brook West Family Dentistry
5430 Boone Avenue North
New Hope, MN 
Service for patients who have lost dentures or need new dentures.
Care provided at hospital, nursing home, or assisted living.
Fast turn-around time, generally 1-2 weeks.
Some MA accepted.

Donated Dental Services (DDS)
(National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped)
PO Box 211053
Eagan, MN  55121
Call for an application.
Serves only disabled, elderly, medically compromised, chronically ill or low-income children.
Hours:   Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Free comprehensive services for those who qualify.
Services provided by a private practice dentist in their office.

Green Central Dental Clinic
324 E. 35th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408 
Hours:  Monday – Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Private insurance, GA and MA, MN Care, and payments on a sliding fee schedule based on income for those who qualify.

HCMC – Hennepin County Medical Center
Department of Dentistry
701 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 
Clinic: 612.873.2370
Emergency: 612.873.5555
Staff: 612.873.6275 
Children up to age 13 accepted.
Dentures and extractions for healthy adults.
All other dental services are for medically compromised patients ONLY!
No sliding fee – considered same cost as any private dental practice.
Most MA and UCare accepted.
No HealthPartners insurance plans accepted.

Helping Hand Health Center Dental Clinic
506 West 7th Street
St. Paul, MN
General dentistry, root canals, extractions, crowns, partials and dentures.
Hours:  Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sliding fee with proof of income.
MA, Medica, UCare, any state insurance accepted.
Urgent care patients pay for services done same day.

Herzing University
5700 West Broadway
Crystal, MN   
Low cost cleanings and x-rays.
No fillings or extractions.

Indian Health Board Dental Clinic
1315 --  24th St. East
Minneapolis, MN 
Serves everyone in the community 
Adult and pediatric general dentistry and preventative care. 
Emergency treatment.
Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Walk- ins accepted on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  Call at 7:45 a.m. for appointment time.
Sliding fee available.
MA accepted.

Indian Health Board Dental Clinic – Bright Smiles
1315 --  24th St. East
Minneapolis, MN 612.721.9800 Free dental exam for uninsured children 6 months through age 5 and pregnant women.

Inka Dental
6249 42nd Avenue North
Crystal, MN 
General dentistry.
Sliding fee available.

Native American Community Clinic
1213 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  
Serves everyone in the community. 
Works in cooperation with University of Minnesota dental school.
Services provided by dental or dental hygiene student.
General dentistry, crowns, dentures, root canal, simple extractions.
Sliding fee available.
MA accepted.

Neighborhood Involvement Program (N.I.P.)
Community Dental Clinic
2431 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 
Dental cleaning, exams, fillings, sealants and x-rays.
No crown work or extractions.
Sliding fee available.
By appointment only.
 For individuals with no insurance coverage.

Normandale Community College Dental Clinic
9700 France Ave. South
Bloomington, MN 
This is a dental hygiene school only.
Serving the south metro area population.
Cleaning, fluoride treatments, x-rays, and sealants.
Much lower cost than private practice.

North Point Health & Wellness Center
1313 Penn Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 
General dentistry, root canals, extractions, crowns, partials, dentures.
Hours:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday:  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday:  8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday:  8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
New patient walk-in only at 8:00 a.m.
Emergencies call at 8:00 a.m. for next day appointment
MA accepted.

Now Care Dental
1380 Duckwood Drive, Suite 108
Eagan, MN   
General dentistry and Emergency services.
Open 7 days a week 365 days a year including evenings and weekends.
Holidays for emergency needs.
Hours:  Sunday – Saturday:  10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Open Cities Health Clinic
409 North Dunlap Street
St. Paul, MN 
General dentistry.
Hours:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday:  8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday:  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (no 5th Saturday service)
MA accepted.
Sliding fee available.

Sharing and Caring Hands
525 -- 7th St. North
Minneapolis, MN 
The main number to call for scheduling.
612.596.3463 is the dental office. 
Free dental services.
Walk-in only, first-come, first-served. (Call ahead for hours).
Will do fillings (2x/month - call ahead) and extractions.
Patients in pain will be seen first.
Oral surgeon scheduled on Sundays – call ahead.
No root canals, dentures, or crown work done.
No MA and no insurance accepted.

Southside Community Dental Clinic
4243 --  4th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN
General dentistry, root canals, extractions, crowns, partials and dentures.
Walk-ins placed on waiting list from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
MA accepted.  Sliding fee available.

Union Gospel Mission
435 East University Avenue
(located at the intersection of Lafayette Street)
St. Paul, MN 651.292.1721 
Call and leave message on machine for appointment.
Emergency dental work only.
No dentures or crown work.
Possible re-filling of fillings, if in pain.
Children – every other Saturday only.
No MA accepted.
Services for uninsured patients only.  Free services.

U of M School of Dentistry
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 
New Patient Line:  612.624.8400
Children:  612.625.7171
Emergency:  612.625.4908 
Hours:  Monday  –  Friday:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and
1:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ortho, Peds, and TMJ services offered.
Cost of work done (i.e. crowns & bridges) is 25% - 40% less than a private practice.
Extractions – patient must call for a screening first at (612) 624-8600 this is not to schedule extractions. This is first-come, first-served.
They also have a hospital dental clinic: x-rays costs $18.00 - $55.00 and they can see the disabled and elderly.
If you want to know if an insurance plan is accepted at the U of M, contact 612.624.6110. Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) are accepted at the U of M Dental Clinics. Programs included: MA, MN Care and GAMC. 

V Dental Center
3903 Coon Rapids Boulevard
Coon Rapids, MN   
MA for children 10 and under.
Discount for no insurance.

Westside Dental Clinic
478 Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55107
(Bus Route 68 and 71) 651.602.7575  General dentistry, root canals, extractions, crowns, partials and dentures.
Urgent care services.
Hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday:  8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday:  8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
MA accepted.
Sliding fee available.
Private insurance plans accepted.
Multilingual staff.

For Individuals on any State Assistance Dental Program(s): 
Please Contact the Minnesota State Assistance Telephone Line for a List of Dentists Accepting the State Medical Assistance Plans:  651.431.2670

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