Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology (1988), Loyola University, Chicago, IL
  • Doctor of Dental Science (1992), University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, MN
  • Certificate of Endodontics and Masters of Science in Dentistry (2005), Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Special Professional Interests

After practicing general dentistry for over 10 years, I decided to focus on one aspect of dentistry and endodontics was the natural choice.  I have always enjoyed the challenge of diagnosing and treating patients with dental disease.  I do my very best to allay patient’s fears and misconceptions about endodontic treatment.  My goal is to have every patient I see leave more comfortable and less fearful about endodontic treatment.

Professional Activities

  • American Dental Association
  • Minnesota Dental Association
  • Northeastern District Dental Society (past president)
  • Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics
  • American Association of Endodontists
  • Minnesota Association of Endodontists (past president)
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists
  • Duluth Dental Forum study club

Verified Patient Reviews

4.8 out of 5 (425 Reviews) (158 Comments)

Overall patient ratings are based on the average score given by The Dental Specialists patients who voluntarily complete a satisfaction survey from Press Ganey, a nationally recognized firm dedicated to improving patient experience. Click to learn more about our patient ratings.

5 out of 5
July 4, 2022
Adored my dental assistant she was amazing.
5 out of 5
June 27, 2022
Dr. Lindquist was phenomenal! She addressed all of my questions and allayed my fears and staved of the beginnings of a panic attack for me. She was a reassuring presence and would highly recommend her.
5 out of 5
June 27, 2022
Every aspect of this treatment was handled professionally, and most importantly, in a very caring way.
3.8 out of 5
June 23, 2022
I think it would be helpful to have more discussion regarding options (i.e., I'm recommending X treatment, but you could also do Y, but here's why I think X is the best route).
5 out of 5
June 21, 2022
Professional service in my experience. Outside of the discomfort of recovery from the novocaine, the procedure was and remains pain-free. I'm impressed.
5 out of 5
June 9, 2022
Introduced herself, explained the procedure, and did a fabulous job. Practically painless Novocaine.
5 out of 5
June 9, 2022
Was very pleased with my dental experience. Everyone was professional and competent.
5 out of 5
June 6, 2022
They were kind and reassuring. I was initially very nervous but they put me at ease, and I had no pain.
5 out of 5
May 28, 2022
I was very impressed with the skill level and information provided by both the assistant and dentist. The dentist also consulted by phone with my referring dentist.
5 out of 5
May 20, 2022
Very professional
5 out of 5
May 20, 2022
She was calming and empathetic and her treatment brought almost immediate relief.
5 out of 5
May 14, 2022
Highly professional
5 out of 5
May 9, 2022
Very thorough and pleasant
5 out of 5
May 9, 2022
They were a very coordinated team
5 out of 5
April 22, 2022
Wonderful experience - highly recommend
5 out of 5
April 22, 2022
I appreciate everyone's skill - knowledge and friendly environment
5 out of 5
April 18, 2022
Dr Lindquist was awesome- explained everything very well- Made me feel very comfortable
5 out of 5
April 16, 2022
I have severe dental anxiety and the team made me feel incredibly comfortable
5 out of 5
April 12, 2022
Very professional, I liked her a lot.
5 out of 5
April 10, 2022
It couldn't have gone better. Thank you
5 out of 5
April 7, 2022
Dr Lindquist was amazing! She explained everything. We also had friendly discussion the whole time I was there.
5 out of 5
April 7, 2022
The dental assistant & Dr. Lindquist we're both excellent.
5 out of 5
April 4, 2022
I am extremely happy with my experience at this endodontist office!
5 out of 5
April 4, 2022
Dr Lindquist and her team where excellent . I would highly recommend them.
5 out of 5
April 2, 2022
From the check in to the check out, I was treated with respect and they constantly asked if I was in pain. This was not my first root canal, but I have to say it was the best one. I was not in pain at all, didn't even feel the needle inserted for the Novocain. I really appreciated the time the Doctor took to explain what was going on with my tooth. I have already referred a friend to your office.
5 out of 5
April 1, 2022
The Dentist was very informative about the procedure that was to take place and the expected results
5 out of 5
April 1, 2022
I felt confident that the Dentist and Asst were very well qualified
5 out of 5
March 25, 2022
Always loved Dr. Lindquist. Excellent care.
5 out of 5
March 22, 2022
Dr. Kim & her assistant were excellent & explained everything & answered all questions
5 out of 5
March 21, 2022
Very Positive interactions.
5 out of 5
March 20, 2022
Outstanding explanation of procedure with attention to my understanding, desire to ask questions and comfort.
5 out of 5
March 17, 2022
This was the best dental care I have ever received. I am tempted to switch to this dental practice if they provide regular care.
5 out of 5
March 17, 2022
The most through explanation of the procedure before starting the procedure that I've ever been given
5 out of 5
March 11, 2022
Great
5 out of 5
March 11, 2022
Good
5 out of 5
March 10, 2022
I would recommend this practice to anyone!!
5 out of 5
March 4, 2022
Some of the most well informed professionals people I have come across. Felt very at ease. Good people
5 out of 5
March 3, 2022
I had an excellent experience and would highly recommend Dr. Lindquist
5 out of 5
February 19, 2022
The best explanations I have ever received. I learned some things, which is great because I am a very curious person.
5 out of 5
February 19, 2022
Best treatment I have ever gotten. Not exaggerating. Even if I am out of state I may come back if I need care again.
5 out of 5
February 11, 2022
Dentist was wonderful
5 out of 5
February 11, 2022
I have severe dental phobia and this was a scary situation for me. This dentist and assistant made it so comforting. I didn't even need nitrous and I fully planned on it going in. Would absolutely recommend.
4 out of 5
February 10, 2022
Good experience
5 out of 5
January 29, 2022
Excellent
5 out of 5
January 28, 2022
Dr. Lindquist is the most gentle soul. Fortunately, my situation was not to the severity of what my dentist had suspected, but if ever needing her services again, I will not hesitate to see Dr. Lindquist. Since there wasn't a comment section for The dental assistant, I would also like to say that she too did a wonderful job of helping me feel comfortable and listened as I nervously babbled.
5 out of 5
January 28, 2022
I will definitely speak highly of this team and recommend them to friends and family.
5 out of 5
January 28, 2022
Again, the team's friendly welcome as I arrived created a calming environment. Another factor to the welcoming arrival was not encountering the awful "dentist" smell that I attribute to most dental offices.
5 out of 5
January 28, 2022
Super friendly and kind staff and Dentist!
5 out of 5
January 24, 2022
This is, without doubt, the best dental experience I have had ever. The staff at the front desk were welcoming and efficient. The dental assistant was attentive and welcoming, as well. Dr. Linquist was so kind and articulate and I forgot I was having dental work. This is it exceptional practic and an exceptional team.
5 out of 5
January 22, 2022
Excellent experience overall, I am thankful Dr Lindquist is there with her team!
5 out of 5
January 22, 2022
Happy and satisfied
5 out of 5
January 21, 2022
Dr. Kim and her dental assistant were very professional and skilled. Excellent experience.
5 out of 5
January 18, 2022
Dr. Kim was amazing. It did not take her long to complete the root canal and she did a great job. Her assistant was amazing as well, very personable.
5 out of 5
January 13, 2022
Pleased with the amount of time and pain management provided for my treatment
5 out of 5
January 8, 2022
I was late and they accommodated me. Great
5 out of 5
December 31, 2021
I was extremely happy with the way Dr. Lindquist conducts business with her patients. She took her time and provided me with opportunity to ask questions.
5 out of 5
December 31, 2021
I felt that I was treated very well. I was not a bit anxious about what was planed and happy with the diagnosis of not having a Root Canal.
5 out of 5
December 31, 2021
I was only in the waiting room for less than 10 minutes.
5 out of 5
December 31, 2021
A very friendly office. The office receptionist's do a wonderful job they are pleasant to talk with and ask questions. Your Dental assistant id also friendly and professional, and Dr. Lindquist is excellent.
5 out of 5
December 20, 2021
Dr Lindquist is patient and professional as is her staff. It's apparent that this is a great place to work.
5 out of 5
December 20, 2021
I received prompt replies to both email and phone and then was able to come in on a bad weather day and fill an open slot. Communication was superb!
5 out of 5
December 18, 2021
Dr. Lindquist and ALL of her staff are very friendly, very thorough and knowledgeable in their field. I highly recommend them to anyone needing endodontic services.
5 out of 5
December 12, 2021
Dr. Lindquist is EXCELLENT . She has an excellent manner and is well skilled . Her demeanor also has a very calming presence. If I ever have to have another root canal I would not hesitate to come back to this Dr.and the team she has with her.
5 out of 5
December 12, 2021
Information provided in advance was very helpful, the whole organization is just one classy outfit.
5 out of 5
December 12, 2021
Everything was timely and efficient .
5 out of 5
December 12, 2021
Amy from the office contacted me a couple of times and was most pleasant and helpful. Everyone in the office was excellent to work with.
5 out of 5
December 11, 2021
Awesome!! :) thanks so much!
5 out of 5
December 2, 2021
Everyone was polite and friendly. Office was clean and calming with the music playing.
5 out of 5
November 26, 2021
Positive, thourough, professional.
5 out of 5
November 26, 2021
Good overall experience.
5 out of 5
November 26, 2021
All good, being treated by both assistant and the Dentist.
5 out of 5
November 20, 2021
They tried to cover all the options and gave me reading materials to take home.
5 out of 5
November 8, 2021
All in all, the service and treatment was very good, can't imagine that it could have been better. My recovery afterwards was better than expected. All discomfort ended in about 24 hours, almost as if I'd had no procedure at all. Kudos to the team!
5 out of 5
October 29, 2021
Second time I have used this office and no problems after the root canal.
5 out of 5
October 19, 2021
No question as to efficiency and to recommend her to anyone.
5 out of 5
October 11, 2021
Great experience
5 out of 5
October 5, 2021
The doctor was outstanding in every way. If I ever need more treatment I hope she is the one that does it.
5 out of 5
October 5, 2021
Everything about this dental office is top notch!
5 out of 5
October 4, 2021
As always, you guys are awesome. I was referred on for help from another specialist, but the consultation and explanation of what was going on was such a relief to hear because you guys do such a great job of articulating what's going on in a way that's really understandable.
5 out of 5
September 28, 2021
This was a remarkably painless experience that I had been dreading. Dr. Kimberly provided excellent care. I am completely happy with her work and have already recommended her to others.
5 out of 5
September 28, 2021
Again, I can't say enough about the experience and treatment!!
3.8 out of 5
September 24, 2021
Very patient during the visit. Answered questions that I had. Explanation of follow up was good. Dentist wore a mask. That is important to me.Did not feel rushed.
5 out of 5
September 14, 2021
If I could hug my dentist, I would. It is the first time in years that I can chew on that side of my mouth. She really listened and confirmed that my discomfort wasn't imagined!
5 out of 5
September 14, 2021
Great team. Out of my network but that was well communicated at the start of the process.
5 out of 5
September 13, 2021
I was glad to hear I didn't need a root canal but if I did need one this would be where I would go.
5 out of 5
September 13, 2021
I felt comfortable in all phases of my evaluation. I thought the cost was fair for my evaluation.
5 out of 5
September 2, 2021
I have told everyone I talked to about what a wonderful experience my procedure was especially compared to how nervous I was about going through it. I said if you ever need to have a root canal you have to go Northern Endodontics. They are the best.
5 out of 5
August 30, 2021
Dr. Kim Is an excellent endodontist. She is so pleasant, knowledgeable, professional and pain free.
5 out of 5
August 30, 2021
I give this office an A+! I have another medical issue coming up and I needed this done quickly. This office is outstanding. Thank you for getting me on my way pain free. I have no problems days later. Thank you so much. It is greatly appreciated.
5 out of 5
August 30, 2021
I was very anxious before my appointment, and even cried before the procedure started. The assistant was very kind, even wiping my tears. She showed compassion, which was exactly what I needed.I also want to make sure Dr. Lindquist knows how much I appreciated her matter of fact presentation on what happened to my tooth, and what she was going to do to try to save it. Within a few hours after the procedure, I was on my way, feeling better than I had in a week. My anxiety was far worse than the ultimate procedure. I give Dr. Lindquist & her staff 5 stars/out of 5. When/if I need more endo work in the future, I will be glad to be in her skilled hands & in an environment that actually saw me as a human being. Not just a number...
5 out of 5
August 26, 2021
Professional and highly competent. A+
5 out of 5
August 17, 2021
I already have recommended this office for treatment to others.
5 out of 5
August 16, 2021
Definitely would recommend.I never felt tense (I'm kinda nervous when it comes to doctors) and I had no pain after words which may have been expected.
5 out of 5
August 14, 2021
Dr. Lindquist provided good, relevant information at all stages of what turned out to be a lengthy procedure, explained her proposed treatment and my options, and listened well to my comments about my previous history with root canal to the affected molar. I would certainly recommend her without reservation.
5 out of 5
August 14, 2021
Both Dr, Lindquist and her staff were quite professional and seemed to be a tight-knit team who worked together seamlessly, both in the front office and in the procedure room. I felt I was in good hands and, as a result, I didn't have any anxiety about the procedure. I must add that after a few days of of minor pain In the tooth, which was forecast by Dr. Lindquist, all now seems well. I'm grateful for Dr. Lindquist's thoroughness and skill, which resulted in her finding and (re)treating not two, but four canals in the tooth.
5 out of 5
August 12, 2021
This is a top notch practice in my opinion. Professional, kind, thorough and on track.
5 out of 5
August 12, 2021
I was asked if I was anxious or nervous, but it isn't an issue for me.
5 out of 5
July 18, 2021
I would be interested in the dentist explains more what is being done along the way during the procedure.
5 out of 5
July 17, 2021
Would like to switch my clinic to have her as my dentist!
5 out of 5
July 17, 2021
Best place ever!!
4.3 out of 5
July 15, 2021
The reception staff was also VERY friendly and easy to work with.
5 out of 5
July 12, 2021
Dr. Lindquist did all the the above with interest in me and my dental problems. Couldn't ask for more compassion or expertise.
4.5 out of 5
July 7, 2021
She was very thorough, and had great patience to take care of my dental problems.
4.5 out of 5
July 7, 2021
Overall, they were very helpful and understanding about everything.
4.5 out of 5
June 21, 2021
she did seem very busy, and I had a lot of questions. She helped as best she could with the time she had. I would recommend her to friends and family for sure.
5 out of 5
June 16, 2021
Communicated well and explained everything in detail to my understanding.
5 out of 5
June 14, 2021
excellent dentist!! professional and gave great description of the procedures and very comforting!
5 out of 5
June 14, 2021
everyone in the office was very polite, professional and helpful
5 out of 5
June 14, 2021
I was thoroughly impressed with the way the dentist explained everything to me. I was new to this procedure and a little unsure but I was put at ease with this doctor. Excellent.
5 out of 5
June 14, 2021
I have nothing but great things to say about my experience.
5 out of 5
June 3, 2021
Excellent doctor. I would very highly recommend her.
5 out of 5
June 3, 2021
Dentist was professional, skilled and explanations were clear.
5 out of 5
June 3, 2021
This is a well managed practice, from point of entry to discharge. One can tell each person is part of an overall team, and the organization of each part of the process is handled very professionally. It is clearly a patient focused practice
2.5 out of 5
June 1, 2021
Everything had been well explained until we came to the end of the procedure and Dr. Linquist left quickly and I did not understand why I would have to go back and have more work with my regular dentist.
5 out of 5
May 20, 2021
Excellent Dr and Assistant demeanor
5 out of 5
May 20, 2021
Excellent Dr.
4.6 out of 5
May 4, 2021
very positive experience
5 out of 5
May 3, 2021
This was the most thorough a medical professional has ever been with me, and I appreciated every second of it.
5 out of 5
May 3, 2021
I really wish all medical providers served their patients the was Northern Endodontics does. I felt cared for from the second I called in to set up an appointment to the second I left the office. I would recommend them to anyone for any endodontic services they made need.
5 out of 5
April 29, 2021
VERY GOOD TREATMENT
5 out of 5
April 22, 2021
Dr. Lindquist left quickly after the procedure and I felt like I would have liked a little more time to discuss what happens next.
5 out of 5
April 19, 2021
I was so impressed by the way the doctor and assistant worked, it was great.
5 out of 5
March 22, 2021
Doctor was excellent! Extremely respectful and caring.
5 out of 5
March 2, 2021
I noted that I was kinda nervous about the procedure in my online profile, and I could tell they knew this and provided lots of helpful information to me. I wasn't nervous at all by the time they started working on my tooth.
5 out of 5
February 26, 2021
exceptional in all regards
5 out of 5
February 18, 2021
very thorough.
5 out of 5
February 16, 2021
Extremely satisfied 100%.
5 out of 5
January 19, 2021
Dr. Lindquist was very straight forward and informative. I appreciated that.
5 out of 5
January 18, 2021
Doctor Lindquist was very thorough and confident in her explanation. I felt comfortable and informed.
5 out of 5
January 9, 2021
Dr. Lindquist was so thorough in her explanation of the procedures and necessary steps - I felt so much confidence in her.
5 out of 5
January 4, 2021
Everyone was wonderful
5 out of 5
January 3, 2021
Only thing I felt was different was that the doctor did not communicate with me straight forward face to face. More like to the left side of me while I was sitting in dental chair. Really did not get a good look at her personally. Would like to have seen her face to face. But all was good.
5 out of 5
December 7, 2020
Dr Lindquist is the best. I would trust her judgement about any treatment recommended to me. She is very caring and wants to make sure I understand what she is talking about.
5 out of 5
December 7, 2020
Dr. Kimberly took time to answer all my questions, I didn't feel rushed.
5 out of 5
December 3, 2020
Great experience with this root canal. everything was explained before we started. I would definitely come here again if needed another root canal.
5 out of 5
November 25, 2020
Dr. Lindquist was very kind and explained the procedure to me as it progressed - something I had asked her to do. She was very empathetic to my concerns and anxiety.
5 out of 5
November 23, 2020
Excellent interaction with the doctor, I left with no unanswered questions.
5 out of 5
November 17, 2020
This was by far the worst pain I have ever experienced in my life. I much rather deliver 10 babies than deal with tooth pain ever again. I am sure I looked rather dramatic in the waiting room, for that I apologize. I couldn't be happier with the treatment I received. Thank you all!
4.2 out of 5
November 16, 2020
Dr. Kim's explanation of what had happened to the tooth and why, the procedure, and ways to help dry mouth were fabulous. By the time she was finished explaining, I felt I was in knowledgeable, competent hands. That helped me relax during the root canal. After root canal procedure was completed, Dr. Kim left exam room and didn't return. Ivy gave excellent after care instructions, but I had questions for Dr. Kim. I was unsure about asking her to come back into the exam room so I left without getting those questions answered.
5 out of 5
November 16, 2020
Dr Lindquist and her dental assistant were so kind and caring. Their care was exceptional
5 out of 5
November 12, 2020
Dr was kind and reassuringly competent....conversation was easy and respectful
5 out of 5
November 12, 2020
A+ for patient communication. The entire process was explained in a manner that made it easy to understand. Dr. Lindquist took the time to let me know each time I might experience any amount of discomfort. I appreciated her calm and professional demeanor. I'm so grateful for Dr. Lindquist's expertise. I feel so much better and am now free of the pain and discomfort I was experiencing prior to my root canal.
5 out of 5
October 23, 2020
I just didn't like she left right away. I wanted to tell her I was happy what she did and she took very well care of me. you are the best and continue doing what you are doing.
5 out of 5
October 16, 2020
great doctor
5 out of 5
October 5, 2020
Dr. Lindquist was amazing! I was in pain and a bit nervous but she explained to me what was happening and how she was going to treat the problem in a kind, caring, and professional way. Excellent care!
4.6 out of 5
October 1, 2020
Dr. Lindquist was warm and welcoming
5 out of 5
October 1, 2020
Excellent service!
5 out of 5
September 30, 2020
I cannot say enough good things about both the doctor and her assistant!
5 out of 5
September 23, 2020
exceeded every expectation
4.4 out of 5
September 16, 2020
only negative was that dr. left the room without comment after session was completed. I would have liked to have her final comments and to thank her.
5 out of 5
September 10, 2020
I was stressed about the procedure, it was pain free and I had worried for nothing. the doctor explained everything she was doing throughout the procedure.
5 out of 5
September 5, 2020
Best dentist I've ever had- seriously. For a horrible proceedure like a root canal- she rocked it. I'm so impressed.
5 out of 5
August 28, 2020
Dr Lindquist always makes me feel at ease.
5 out of 5
August 26, 2020
great experience
5 out of 5
August 26, 2020
I really appreciated the way everything was explained and felt very confident that my procedure would go smoothly.
5 out of 5
August 17, 2020
D. Lindquist was fantastic; certainly the best endodontist I have ever experienced, and maybe the best dentist!!
5 out of 5
July 18, 2020
This is the best experience I have ever had at a dentist--very clear explanation of root canal procedure and the doctor superbly gifted!
5 out of 5
July 17, 2020
this was my best dental experience ever