2015 Best Dentists
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Dr. Kevan Cahow, DDS • 763-536-1118
Alpine Dental • 5237 Douglas Drive, Crystal, MN 55429
Dr. Kevan Cahow, a 2015 “Best Dentist,” knew he wanted to be a dentist when he was only in seventh grade. “I was blessed to be mentored by my family dentist,” he says.
Today, with 28 years of clinical experience, he’s seen a lot of changes since those days in middle school: Composites have come a long way, digital dentistry is the norm (making a huge impact on record-keeping, radiographs, and how impressions are done), and implants have become routine.
“How has dentistry changed? In one word: Technology,” he says. “Everyday procedures commonly performed, for example CEREC same-day crowns, were in their infancy when I started my dental career. Today, we create numerous same-day CEREC crowns on a daily basis. This kind of technology creates superior dentistry and convenience to my patients.”
The patients at Alpine Dental—whether being seen for teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, bonding, dental implants, crowns, Cerec same-day crowns, bridges, white fillings, oral surgery, root canals, implants, dentures, or sedation therapy (an option for very nervous or anxious adults)—also benefit from superior customer service. “For us, it’s about being our unwavering best every single day,” says Dr. Cahow. “Mediocre is not an option.”
From the friendly front desk staff to the dental hygienists who go above and beyond to a dentist who stays up-to-date on the latest advancements to provide the most current treatment options to patients—the team shares a vision for exceptional care and service.
This dedicated dentist is also on staff at Children’s Hospital, where he offers pediatric care in an ambulatory surgery center setting (if necessary), and volunteers for the American Dental Association Foundation’s “Give Kids A Smile Program.”
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Dr. Kordie Reinhold, DDS • 612-922-6164
Linden Hills Dentistry • 4289 Sheridan Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55410
Dr. Kordie Reinhold of Linden Hills Dentistry, a 2015 “Best Dentist,” proudly acknowledges that her team is an amazing group of talented and compassionate people. “Our patients benefit from our special focus on hospitality. This is followed up with gentle, kind, and respectful care,” she says. Dr. Reinhold, with 27 years of experience, continues to learn and master significant changes in the field of dentistry. Her personal care, use of innovative technology and new materials, and knowledge of advanced techniques work together to create an outstanding experience at Linden Hills Dentistry.
“Our state-of-the-art restorative procedures make dental visits easy and comfortable,” she says. For those who worry about going to the dentist, Dr. Reinhold understands how you feel and has found that a kind and nurturing staff and environment will change and improve your perspective. Additionally, the office provides comforting amenities such as heated massage chairs. Also, as an unrestricted provider, the Linden Hills Dentistry team provide high-quality treatment without insurance restrictions, passing savings directly on to their patients.
Dr. Manuel Englander, DDS, MS • 612-926-2100
Englander Dental • 3801 W. 50th St., Minneapolis, MN 55410
Dr. Manuel Englander of Englander Dental, located in the 50th and France neighborhood of Edina, provides cosmetic, implant, reconstructive and general dentistry. Trained in both general family dentistry and prosthodontics, he and his professional and compassionate team provides a wide range of treatments for all ages. “New technologies allow us to treat patients in a painless and comfortable manner, making dental appointments positive experiences,” says Dr. Englander, who has been in practice for over 30 years. Patients regularly give him five-star reviews for his caring personality, gentle manner, and knack for putting people at ease. He says, “We are committed to providing a caring, personal, and professional environment for all of our patients.”
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Dr. Stacy Roszkowski, DDS • 651-457-4888
Lifelong Dental Care • 1525 Livingston Ave. West St. Paul, MN 55118
Dr. Stacy Roszkowski of Lifelong Dental Care has worked and trained extensively to build a practice that is second-to-none. She stays current on ever-changing technology and dental procedures, provides a high level of service—skillfully blending art and science—and treats every patient with sincerity and respect. She has a genuine concern for her patients’ wellbeing and it shows, not only in her chairside manner but through her participation in area study groups. The groups allow her to learn across a wide spectrum of specialties, valuable information she then incorporates into her own practice.
Roszkowski and her team provide routine exams and cleanings, digital x-rays, mercury-free fillings, crowns, implants, and a wide range of treatments for all ages. According to this well-liked dentist, “We know most of our patients by name and pride ourselves on providing a personal experience.”
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Joseph S. Basile, DDS • orthobytes.com
Orthodontic Specialists, P.A. - locations in Eagan, Lakeville and Prior Lake • 952-469-6760 • Minnetonka location 952-474-3203
If you’re self-conscious or embarrassed to smile because your teeth are crooked, there are effective, safe, and affordable cosmetic brace solutions available today—regardless of age. “Over 25 percent of our patients are adults,” says Joseph Basile, DDS, a board-certified orthodontist in the Eagan, Lakeville, Prior Lake, and Minnetonka communities. With over 21 years of experience, Dr. Basile, known as “Dr. Joe” to his patients, focuses on patient needs by taking the time to listen, offering convenient appointment times (including evenings and Saturdays), and giving regular progress updates in a warm and welcoming environment. “Going to the orthodontist should be an uplifting experience,” he says. “Every visit brings you closer to the beautiful smile you deserve.” This personable, skilled, and friendly orthodontist, named a 2015 “Best Dentist” by his peers, devotes time not only to his practice and his family, but also to the nonprofit organization Smiles Change Lives, providing orthodontic treatment to local children in need.
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Dr. Timothy M. Brooks, DDS • Smiles for Life
9801 Dupont Ave. S., Suite 400, Bloomington, MN 55431 • 952-888-2300 • smilesforlifemn.com
8400 Pilot Knob Rd., Suite A, Farmington, MN 55024 • 651-460-3458 • smilesforlifefarmington.com
When deciding on a career path 30+ years ago, Dr. Timothy M. Brooks knew he wanted to help people. After some soul-searching, he landed on the field of dentistry. It proved to be the perfect career choice for this extrovert, “because I get to interact with and help others,” he says.
Whether being seen for general dentistry (crowns can be done in one appointment), a cosmetic procedure like veneers, or Invisalign orthodontics, his patients appreciate his experience, gentle demeanor, great sense of humor, and the fact that he listens without nagging or criticizing. They also appreciate the lighthearted and upbeat environment at Smiles for Life, with locations in Bloomington and Farmington. “Many of our patients describe their experience as one they have never had before in a dental office,” says Dr. Brooks, named a 2015 “Best Dentist” by his peers. “They had fun!”
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David A. Cook, DDS, PA • 612-824-7033
Smiles at France • 4999 France Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55410
With our busy lives, time is a precious commodity. Dr. David A. Cook’s Smiles at France team are respectful of and efficient with their patients’ time. This doesn’t mean, he points out, that they’re a hurried mega-clinic. “We see one person at a time by appointment,” he says. “We don’t run from one chair to another. We pay attention to you.” His good-natured personality, emphasis on personalized care, and 34 years of expertise have earned him a reputation as a highly respected dentist in the Twin Cities area, as evidenced by multiple awards. He offers family dental care, complex cosmetic, restorative, and implant makeovers, and treament for clenching and teeth-grinding disorders. “The Twin Cities has an unusually large number of excellent dentists and supporting team members,” he says. “We’re proud to be among them.”
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Dr. Renee Camara, DDS • 952-473-9779
Wayzata Periodontics & Implants • 250 N. Central Ave., Suite 310
Wayzata, MN 55391 • wayzataperiodontal.com
Wayzata Periodontics & Implants, located in Wayzata, is a cutting-edge clinic providing specialized periodontal care and dental implants. Under the direction of Dr. Renee Camara, the clinic continues the mission of extraordinary patient care that began 40 years ago. Dr. Camara’s diverse clinical experience allows her to provide highly skilled diagnosis and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease, laser-assisted periodontal surgery, soft-tissue grafting, bone grafting, dental implants, and 3D imaging. Her kind and compassionate patient care has earned the respect of a broad network of referring dentists throughout the Twin Cities. Dr. Camara is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a designation given to select periodontists who have made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty.