Working Through COVID-19 in a Dental Setting

  Family Dentist Tree has been successfully back up and running since mid-May. We continue to follow all current guidelines from the CDC, the Minnesota Department of Health, the American Dental Association and the Minnesota Board of Dentistry. Safety is our number one priority when caring for our patients and staff through the ever changing world around us. Our hygienist, Christina, is here to walk you through a typical appointment at our office with our new COVID-19 protocols in place.   Prior to your appointment, you will be asked screening questions by phone, text or e-mail to ensure that you Read More →

What is a “dental home?”

People use the dentist is two main ways. First, some people use their dentist as a “dental emergency room.” This tends to be people who wait for something to break or become painful, then come in to have it fixed. There’s nothing wrong with this model, however, it usually leads to increased costs and unpredictability for the patient. When we wait for the teeth to tell us something is wrong, it’s usually REALLY wrong. We are usually talking big, expensive dental work that needs to be done ASAP. Another option is to come in proactively, BEFORE you suspect problems. We Read More →

Meet Dr. Templeton!

We welcomed Dr. Kristen Templeton to our office in September 2016 and thought you would like to get to know her a little better! Our Business Manager, Marie, has kindly put this together! Where were you born and raised? I was born and raised in Edina, MN. My family is Canadian. They moved to Minnesota for my Dad’s residency and never left! I loved growing up in the cities, so moving to Rochester has been a little bit of an adjustment for me, although I am growing to love the smaller city atmosphere. Do you have any siblings? I have Read More →

25 Quotes about your SMILE!

We love to see all kinds of SMILES! We hope you enjoy our list of quotes about your SMILE. ** Peace begins with a SMILE. ~ Mother Teresa ** Every time you SMILE at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~ Mother Teresa ** Today, give a stranger one of your SMILES. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ~ Jackson Brown, Jr. ** A SMILE is a curve that sets everything straight. ~ Phyllis Diller ** Wrinkles should merely indicate where SMILES have been. ~ Mark Twain ** Don’t cry because it’s over, SMILE because Read More →


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