Dakota Family Dentistry

Saint Paul Family Dentist

We pride ourselves on personal service and a family atmosphere. We strive for a high quality of care and excellent customer service. We welcome patients of all ages and walks of life. When you walk into our office, you will be welcomed into a cozy office.

Dr. Van Guilder attends up to 50 hours of continuing education a year to maintain a high quality of dentistry in the office. So be assured that you will be taken care of at Dakota Family Dentistry.

Dr. Christina Van Guilder

A graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Dr. Christina has been with Dakota Family Dentistry since July of 2007. She attended St. Mary's University in Winona for her undergraduate work and has a BA in Biology and Chemistry. She is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association and St. Paul District Dental society where she is a past President. She is an active member and Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry which shows her commitment to lifelong learning in all areas of dentistry. She has also received her Fellowship with the Great Lakes Implant Institute, is an Associate Fellow with the World Clinical Laser Institute, and a Master Provider to Fast Braces. She resides in Cottage Grove with her husband, Scott, and three children. In her free time she enjoys weekends at the lake, photography, downhill skiing, and anything Wild hockey.

Dr. Norman Coates

Dr. Norman Coates, DMD, is a restorative dentist with over 35 years of clinical experience. He provides comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages at Dakota Family Dentistry in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota.
Dr. Coates attended Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, for his undergraduate degree. He earned his Doctor of Medicine in dentistry from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, New Jersey and two years as a clinician in the United States Public Health Service. Since graduating, he has had extensive experience in both private and group practice settings.
Dr. Coates combines compassion for his patients with experience in all phases of dentistry. He delivers optimal treatment in disciplines as diverse as oral surgery, root canals, implants and removable prosthodontics.
He has a wife, 3 adult daughters and has been a St Paul resident since 1990. He is most relaxed listening to music, reading and attending live theatrical performances.
He is most proud of his ceaseless pursuit of excellence and professional growth.

No Dental Insurance?

Not everyone has dental insurance – and trips to the dental office can be expensive. They don't need to be. We offer membership plans to make your visit to Dakota Family Dentistry more affordable and convenient. Enjoy regular preventive visits and discounts. Just like dental insurance, only better.

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