Even after 20 years, we continue to work to refine our practices so you'll receive the best dental care possible. That's why individuals and families throughout the Twin Cities, have trusted The Dental Specialists with their care for the past two decades.
Every doctor and team member is fully credentialed and licensed (as the position requires), reviewed by peers and continually learning and improving. Our quality assurance standards build confidence with our patients so they can continue to trust our dental care and services.
Every The Dental Specialists doctor and team hold “pre-schedule meetings” at the start of each day to make sure we’re ready and prepared when our patients arrive.
The doctor and team review the following for each patient:
Dental and medical history
Planned treatment or procedures
Specific needs they may have
Other considerations to provide quality care in a caring manner
Mentoring and Peer Evaluation
As a dental group, we provide on-going opportunities for mentoring, constructive feedback and professional development at every level: doctors, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and scheduling managers. Every The Dental Specialists doctor participates in our peer evaluation and mentoring program to help ensure each patient receives necessary and appropriate care. Mentoring is a positive experience at The Dental Specialists because the focus is on learning and growing in our profession to benefit our patients.
Continuing Education and Professional Development
We promote a culture of continuous improvement and learning. The Dental Specialists doctors invest resources and time to provide continuing education for themselves and their teams. We customize our training and development programs so we can better meet the specific needs of our patients. Being a group practice allows us to pool our resources. For example, we are able to bring in local and national experts to conduct seminars and training for our doctors and team members.
Our commitment is to provide learning opportunities for professional and personal growth so that everyone acquires new skills that enhance our ability to meet patients’ needs. A high-quality continuing education program benefits our patients because the more we know, the better we can care for your needs.
Patient Record Reviews
The Dental Specialists has a formalized patient record review process to demonstrate and document our commitment to maintaining the highest possible standards of patient care.
Each doctor receives routine reviews by other The Dental Specialists doctors. These reviews evaluate appropriateness of care and proper patient record documentation. Doctors and team members also receive one-on-one feedback as a part of our ongoing peer review and quality assurance processes.
We believe that continuous review and feedback improves the quality of care that our doctors and team members provide and also helps ensure you receive the treatment that’s right for you.
Collaboration with other Dental Specialists
Our unique multi-specialty practice allows us to meet most dental needs you or your family may have throughout your lifetime. Our close working relationship between specialties helps us to provide dental care that is seamless and consistent. Collaboration also provides educational opportunities and professional growth as we work together on behalf of our patients’ needs.
Facility Design and Practice Environment
Our facilities are professionally designed and appointed to allow each location to promote clinical excellence and patient comfort. The environment of our practices is calm and professional, enhanced by natural light, color and art.
We value the unique strengths that each of our team members contributes. We enjoy working together and have fun while providing excellent care for our patients.
Participation in The Dental Practice-Based Research Network
The Dental Specialists supports and participates in The Dental Practice-Based Research Network (DPBRN) whose mission is “To improve oral health by conducting dental practice-based research and by serving dental professionals through education and collegiality”.
The Dental Practice-Based Research Network (DPBRN) is a consortium of participating practices and dental organizations committed to advancing knowledge of dental practice and ways to improve it. Essentially, it is “practical science” done about, in and for the benefit of “real world” daily clinical practice. DPBRN’s major source of funding is the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).