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No insurance? No problem! Check out our new Smile Advantage Program!

Now you can join our low-cost dental coverage for a nominal membership fee. Our coverage entitles you to preventive dental care at no cost! Corrective services are available for small co-payments that are far less than the usual customary fees. Our professional staff is qualified to care for all of your dental needs! To enroll, simply fill out the enrollment form and return it with your check or credit card information. Call our office for details!

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that close to 43,250 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year? And it will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day? The dental community is the first line of defense in early detection of the disease. Make your dental hygiene appointment today!

Circle Pines Dental celebrates Autism Awareness Day by wearing the color blue!

Our 2013 Food Drive was a success!

A huge thank you to all of our patients who participated in Circle Pines Dental's Annual Food Drive in November! We have donated 282 items of food and household items to the Centennial Area Food Shelf. Thanks to our most generous patients! Way to go!!!!

February is Children's Dental Health Month

Many people may not know that February is National Children’s Dental Month. A child’s teeth are just as important, if not more, than an adult’s. Because their teeth are brand new and just emerging, they are more prone to infection and harm. Dr. John Stentz and Dr. Priya Shaffer are willing and able to teach your child the right tips and tricks to make sure they have a healthy smile!

It is important to bring your child in to see the dentist when their first tooth emerges. When they come in for the appointment, the dentist will be able to teach them proper flossing and brushing techniques, stressing the importance of doing so to have a healthy smile. The dentist will also stress the important role you, the parent, have in making sure they stick to the habits. When you set your child up with healthy habits from an early age, they will be able to carry those habits with them through adulthood.

A common practice in children’s dentistry is fluoride treatments and dental sealants. The dental sealants are placed on the back teeth. Because the grooves of the teeth in the back of the mouth are so deep, it makes it a perfect place for bacteria to sit and manifest. Sealants make the grooves not so deep, protecting the teeth. Fluoride treatments promote healthy tooth growth, helping your child have a strong and beautiful smile!

We encourage you to celebrate National Children’s Dental Month with the Circle Pines Dental family! We will be sure to start your little one on the right foot with their dental health!

Circle Pines Dental is hosting their annual Food Drive 2012!

Circle Pines Dental is happy to be hosting its annual Food Drive this year to benefit the Centennial Area Food Shelf. We will be collecting donations until Wednesday, November 28th. For every donated item, your name can be entered into our drawing for great prizes, that is our way of saying thank you for helping others in our community! We hope all of you enjoy the upcoming holiday season!

Circle Pines Dental is helping with School Supplies!

Circle Pines Dental is happy to take donations of school supplies for the upcoming school year, feel free to bring your donation to our office or by donating in different ways: You can help students get off to a good start by donating to the backpack supply drive: Donate new school supplies to Community Education, Festival Foods (Northway Shopping Center, South Highway Drive, Lexington MN) or Our Savior's Lutheran Church (9185 Lexington Ave S, Circle Pines MN 55014).

Adopt a backpack and supplies for a specific student--you shop for supplies and pack a backpack. Email AdoptaBackpack2012@comcast.net​ for shopping list.

Fund a backpack--Shopping is done for you. $50 donation (payable to Our Savior's Lutheran Church --note backpack in memo).

Help with school fees--provide financial support for student middle school fees. $25 donation (payable to Our Savior's Lutheran Church--note school fees in memo).

Donate your time to help count and sort, set up, pack, distribute, deliver and last minute shop. Email AdoptaBackpack2012@comcast.net​.

Circle Pines Dental now offers Invisalign!

Circle Pines Dental is excited to offer our patients Invisalign, the clear alternative to braces! Invisalign is developed by Orthodontists, and is virtually an invisible solution, so you can smile confidently both during treatment and after. Using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign gradually moves your teeth toward the smile you have always wanted. And, almost no one will know you are wearing them unless you tell them! Call our office for more details!

February is Children's Dental Health Month!

February is the National Children's Dental Health Month! Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease, but in most cases it is very preventable. Because children follow the habits and routines they learn during childhood, it becomes very important to instill good dental habits at an early age! Bring your child in for a visit this month and we will gladly teach them how to take care of their teeth, and they receive a fun goody bag too!

2011 Thanksgiving Food Drive at Circle Pines Dental another success!

Thank you to all our patients and neighbors in the community who donated food and household items this year! Our food drive was another huge success due to our friends in the community and their abundant donations! We collected 367 items (total weight of 295 pounds) for the Centennial Food Shelf ! Thank you for being so generous to those who really need our help!

September 2010

Circle Pines Dental was once again honored to be asked by Blue Heron Elementary to visit their second grade classes! We love to teach the children the importance of dental hygiene. Our very own Renee and Juanita, Dental Assistants, reviewed healthy choices in foods as well as showed them what cavities do to our teeth, and the correct way to brush and floss. Each child was given a toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss. Circle Pines Dental has taken great pride in making even our smallest patients, feel comfortable and at ease when visiting the dentist. Each class was also given a book for their classroom on visiting the dentist. If you are interested in having us visit your child’s classroom, please call us today!

Food Drive a Success

November 2009 - A HUGE THANK YOU to all of our patients who graciously made donations of food and household items for our Thanksgiving Food Drive! This was a huge success! The donations of 245 items and 252 pounds were greatly appreciated by the Centennial Food Shelf for this holiday season for community families in need.

Thank you again!

We also held a drawing for Cub gift certificates for patients who donated food shelf items; this year’s winners were Gene B., Nancy S., Jill H.and Jessica B. Congratulations!


Circle Pines Dental hosted a tour to 20 children and their parents from Lino Lakes Moms Club on Friday, August 28, 2009. The children were very excited in learning more about dental hygiene and the importance of visiting the dentist! Each child received a dental hygiene bag and a Circle Pines water bottle. Thank you Lino Lakes Moms Club for sharing the importance of Dental hygiene with your children!

Circle Pines Dental hosted a School Supply Drive during the month of August, 2009. The school supplies will be distributed to children in our area that need help filling their backpacks!

Circle Pines Dental celebrates American Heart Health month

Feb. 2009 - Circle Pines Dental celebrated American Heart Health month by promoting the importance of maintaining a healthy mouth and heart. We enjoyed celebrating with our patients by offering blood pressure readings and thanking our patients for being a loyal to us. You may have been one of our lucky patients that received a goody bag or a large red rose during the week of Valentine’s Day, to thank you for your business! Our staff was busy reminding patients of the link between oral health and how the effect of bacteria in the mouth can be directly linked to cardiac health. We care about you!

Circle Pines Dental was also happy to celebrate Children’s Dental Health month in February by visiting our local elementary schools to educate young children on the importance of dental hygiene. The children at the local elementary schools were very eager and excited to learn about brushing, flossing and 'sugar bugs'; which is what our office refers to when speaking to children about plaque on their teeth. They were thrilled to go home to tell their parents more about our office and about caring for their teeth with their new toothbrushes and floss and toothpaste! We visited over 200 children and donated fun, dental hygiene related books to their classrooms.