We are a family-owned dental office providing comprehensive dental services for the past 25 years to our patients in the Northern and Eastern metro areas of Minneapolis and St Paul. Drs. Eliason and Andrea met in dental school and opened their office shortly after graduation.
Dr. Eliason had worked as a dental hygienist in Blaine while in school, and Dr. Andrea worked for a home builder throughout the northern and northeastern suburbs. Together, they are raising four children. Dr. Osbeck joined the practice in 2000 upon graduation from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a field scientist at Cedar Creek Natural History Area. She and her husband are raising two children, twins. Most of the staff has been with them for at least five years and some as many as fifteen years. We all have enjoyed watching our patients grow from small children into adults with their own children. In some families, we have cared for five generations. We have also cared for families that have relocated to other countries yet continue to seek quality care in this country.
Technology has revolutionized dentistry in many ways. Digital x-rays have reduced the radiation exposure to patients by 75% and given higher quality images. Lasers have enhanced diagnostic capabilities, so that cavities can be detected at such an early stage that they can be resolved without any discomfort or need for anesthesia. Cerec technology has allowed for crowns to be made the same day - without the need to wear a temporary crown for two or three weeks. Flexible nylons or thermal plastics have given us more esthetic denture materials to replace missing teeth. Digitalized patient records make information more readily accessible and electronic submission of claims brings a quicker resolution of insurance claims.