This summer Dr.Bomstad's daughter has spent time working in the office as a sterilization tech. She has been contemplating a career in dentistry, and this job has allowed her to see all facets of the office. Have you ever wondered what it takes to work in the dental field? To become a licensed dental assistant you must attend dental assisting school. Most programs are 12-18 months long. There are 15 dental assisting schools in Minnesota. A minimum GPA must be maintained and dental clinical observation hours must be completed. Once a student has completed dental assisting school, they have to pass 3 different examinations before being licensed. Onced licensed, a dental assistant may perform patient procedures; like taking x-rays or placing temporary crowns or dental sealants. There are 10 different dental hygiene programs in Minnesota. College classes in English and science are prerequisites for hygiene school, a competive GPA over a 3.0 is needed to get accepted. Some … [Read more...]
We are excited to announce, Dawn, has joined our team! Dawn will primarily be assisting Dr. Karban on Thursdays and Fridays. She comes to us with 20 years of experience in the dental field. Dawn received her dental assisting degree from Rochester Community & Technical College. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two young boys. In her free time, Dawn loves to spend time with her family, baking & cooking, and paddleboarding in the summer months. Dawn is a very organized, detail oriented person and we are thrilled to have her! Make sure to welcome her the next time you are in the office. … [Read more...]
School’s Out For the Summer!
School's out for the summer!!! Do you have your child's dental cleaning scheduled? Now is the perfect time, nobody wants to take their children out of school for doctor's appointments! Bomstad Dental recommends having teeth cleaned at least twice per year. If you schedule your appointments now, you will avoid the back to school rush at the end of the summer. When children are young, they lack the dexterity to do an adequate job of brushing their teeth. Historically, the 6 year old molars are the most restored teeth. Speaking as a parent of teenagers, we loose control or let go-whichever you prefer, as our children become more independent. This means we aren't always around to help them make healthy food and beverage choices. It is just as important to get those teenagers in for dental exams to make sure they aren't working on developing any cavities. We have VERY talented, kind and gentle hygienists to take care of your child's teeth. There is no need to worry, they are in … [Read more...]
Routine Dental Cleanings
Routine dental cleanings are important in maintaining the health of your mouth. There are three key risk factors for gum disease; smoking, diabetes, and genetics. Researchers have examined the link between frequency of teeth cleanings and long term tooth loss. Two dental cleanings a year provide significant benefits to people with one or more of the risk factors, while people with two or three risk factors may require more than two cleanings a year. Our hygienists will review your medical history, perform an oral cancer screening, gum tissue probing, look for signs of gum/periodontal disease, remove plaque and calculus, polish your teeth, and do a thorough examination of your dental health. Best of all, you will leave with your teeth feeling smooth and clean. If you are worried because it has been awhile since your last dental cleaning, our staff pride themselves in making their patients as comfortable as possible. They will take their time with you, explaining steps as they … [Read more...]
Get to Know, Robin!
This month we are featuring Robin, our newest hygienist. Robin joined Bomstad Dental last year and we have enjoyed having her ever since then! Even though she is relatively new to Bomstad Dental, Robin has been a hygienist since 1984. She does such a nice job communicating with her patients and a thorough job cleaning their teeth. We really appreciate all of her hard work! Robin is our outdoorsy girl, she loves being outside more than anything. She is looking forward to summer, like most of us in Minnesota. Robin can't wait to spend time in her screen porch (where you might just find a good glass of wine in her hand)! She will also visit her cabin as much as possible, and has a trip planned to California and possibly one to Colorado too. Fittingly, Robin met her husband, Pat, at the lake the summer after her freshman year of college. They have two children. Emma is 22 and just graduated from Colorado State with a degree in Spanish & International Studies. Emma loves … [Read more...]
Baby Aurora Mae
Maia and Todd are pleased to announce the arrival of little Aurora Mae. She arrived February 5th at 1:38pm. Aurora weighed in at 8lbs 4oz and 20.5" long. We had the pleasure of having lunch with the newest member of the Bomstad Dental team and her parents. It was the BEST lunch EVER!! … [Read more...]
Get to Know Lori!
Lori is a part time hygienist at Bomstad Dental, but everyone wishes she was in the office more! Lori has been at Bomstad Dental since 2014, but did you know Lori worked with Dr. Bomstad when he first graduated from dental school? How great is that?! Lori and her husband, Rich, have been together for 24 years. They were set up by their brothers, who happen to work at Bridgeman's together...if that isn't adorable! Lori and Rich have three kids. Calli will be graduating from Iowa State this spring, Sydney is a sophomore at the University of Minnesota and their youngest, Walker, is a sophomore at Wayzata High school. At least she won't have THREE kids in college at the same time-YIKES, that would be expensive! If you would like to make an appointment to have your teeth cleaned by this kind and gentle lady, call 952-938-7746 or click HERE. … [Read more...]
Sandy’s Sugar Cookies
As promised, here is Sandy's sugar cookie recipe! Cream together: 1/2 cup soft shortening 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg Stir in: 1 Tablespoon milk or cream 1 teaspoon lemon extract 1 1/2 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt Chill dough (overnight is best) Roll dough very thinly onto a floured surface (add more flour if dough is really sticky). Cut into shapes, place on lightly greased cookie sheets and sprinkle with sugar/decorations. Bake until browned in 425 degree oven for 5-7 minutes. … [Read more...]
Bomstad Dental Highlights, Sandy, in December!
Sandy has VERY loyal patients! It's no wonder, with the kindness, compassion and care she shows them. Plus, it doesn't hurt that she has been a hygienist at the practice for over 22 years! What loyalty and dedication. Sandy is dedicated in many other ways as well. She is a wonderful mother and friend. Something you might not know, Sandy has continued to play the flute since picking it up in 5th grade, now that's dedication! With Christmas right around the corner, we asked Sandy about some of her holiday traditions. One unique tradition is family Bingo! As family grows and changes, Bingo has been a constant. Sandy also has an amazing sugar cookie recipe. She will be sharing the recipe for these delicious cookies on an upcoming blog, so stay tuned! If you would like to make an appointment to see Sandy, call 952-938-7746 or click HERE. When you see her, make sure to ask her about her holiday plans! … [Read more...]