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Quality, Comfort, and Community

Our entire team is committed to providing the best of modern dentistry with a human touch. We believe that dentistry is about doing what is right for you.

 

First opened in 1940, White Birch Dental is located in a historic bank building in beautiful Princeton, Minnesota. The practice is owned by Dr. Heidi Lund and Dr. Alex Lund, who purchased it from Dr. Lingle when he retired in 2016. White Birch Dental is committed to remaining an independent practice and supporting the local community.

The mouth is the gateway to the body

Your oral health is connected to your overall health, so by improving your oral health you can improve your overall wellness. Poor oral health has been shown to be connected to many systemic inflammatory diseases such as heart attack, stroke, dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Diabetes, adverse pregnancy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and more.

Our doctors and staff are committed to providing you the best care for your overall wellness. Based on your specific concerns, we provide resources and customized treatment plans. By focusing on proactive dental care, in a calm and relaxing environment, we hope you can make White Birch Dental your home for optimal dental care in Minnesota.

Dr. Heidi Lund

Dentistry is very rewarding: it is amazing to be able to transform a person’s smile, relieve dental pain, and restore oral health and function. These procedures improve a person’s enjoyment of life and increase their confidence!

 

The practice of dentistry is a combination of art, science, and people. I love being constantly challenged, and to be innovative, too. The profession gives me all of that, along with the opportunity to really help others. I appreciate being able to tell a person that something can be done to make them feel better, and seeing their relief!

 

I want the best for each person in my care. That starts with open communication and building trust. Knowledge is empowering, and I want my patients to make informed decisions and feel confident in their choices. Taking time to explain a diagnosis, showing photos, and discussing treatment options, are all key to how I practice dentistry.

 

Educational and Professional Affiliations:

Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of St. Thomas

Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

As a dentist, I want the best for each person who comes to see me. Through continuing education, constantly expanding and strengthening my skills and knowledge, I provide the highest-quality care.

 

I take courses to increase the treatment options we offer patients, stay up-to-date with current techniques and materials, and perform at a high level of expertise.

 

Beyond the Office:

I grew up in Alexandria, MN, and now live here with my husband, Dr. Alex, whom I met in dental school. I love working alongside him!

 

If I’m not at work, I can often be found biking or exploring the outdoors. I also enjoy cooking, drawing, and time with friends and family.

Sammi

Licensed Dental Assistant

I graduated from St. Cloud Technical & Community Collect in 2021. Dentistry is a very rewarding career. I decided to become a dental assistant because I love making people feel better about their smiles! When I’m not working, I enjoy fishing, hunting, and spending time with my husband and dogs!

Katie

Licensed Dental Assistant

Hi, I’m Katie! I’ve been a licensed dental assistant for four years, and I graduated in 2018 from St. Cloud Community & Technical College. Outside of work, I love to garden, tend to my lawn, fish, and spend time with my friends and family.

Lynn

Licensed Dental Hygienist / Treatment Coordinator

I enjoy helping people with their smile and their overall dental health. I’ve been in dentistry as a career for a long time and continue learning new dental treatment. I enjoy spending time with my family and all my fur babies.

Chelsey

Licensed Dental Hygienist

I'm Chelsey, a dental hygienist here at White Birch Dental. I love working here because I like connecting with patients and getting to learn more and more about them each time we meet. White Birch dental is a great place to work because I am always learning new things about dentistry and technology. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends and getting outside each chance I get.

Emily

Licensed Dental Hygienist

My name is Emily and I graduated in 2019 at the St. Cloud Community & Technical College with a degree in dental hygiene. I live in Foley with my husband and my dog. Outside of improving people’s smiles and overall health, I enjoy hiking, yoga, and attending concerts.

Kelsey 

Receptionist

Hey there! My name is Kelsey. I enjoy working at White Birch Dental because I get to meet so many great people, and the atmosphere is so positive! I enjoy being outside, spending time with family, and (when it’s not frozen) going to the lake!

Kristin

Office Manager

I love working in the dental field because it is so rewarding to see the patient’s journey to better oral health, and I really enjoy working with the team here at White Birch Dental. When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my family, gardening, and tending to my chickens!

Meet the Doctors

Meet the Team

Professional organization dedicated to supporting clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of airways and sleep related health issues.

Spear Education provides dental continuing education for striving dentists that are dedicated to the pursuit of clinical excellence in dentistry.

The AAGO is dedicated to advancing the Crozat method of orthodontics, which aims to bring out the full potential of jaw growth and make room for all the teeth.

The American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry is the leader in interdisciplinary collaboration and education for optimal airway growth and function.

The ADA is the leading resource for dentists, an advocate for the dental profession and a place for dentists to connect and grow.

Smile Source is governed by both business and clinical leaders. In fact, Smile Source has the top clinical leadership team in the dental industry.

Professional Affiliations

At White Birch Dental we want to provide the best dental care in Minnesota for each person we meet. Through continuing education, we are constantly expanding out knowledge and skills to provide the highest let of care.

Dr. Alex Lund

Dentistry is about compassionately serving those clients who entrust us with their care. It is an honor to part of transforming people’s lives as they achieve a healthy mouth and a smile!

 

I chose to be a dentist after doing a medical mission trip to the Philippines during college. While working in a remote village, I treated a young boy with a severely infected tooth. I immediately saw how important dentistry could be, and how I had taken for granted the dental care I grew up with.

 

That experience informs how I care for each person who comes to us. I want to help people lead healthier, happier, fuller lives.

 

Educational and Professional Affiliations:

Undergraduate degree in Biochemistry, Bethel University

Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

One of the most exciting aspects of my profession is ongoing research that leads to new techniques and materials. Through continuing education, I stay current on the latest developments in dentistry, from snoring appliances to dental implants to smile makeovers, and incorporate those which show the best results.

Beyond the Office:

I was raised in Hudson, WI, and now live here in Minnesota with Dr. Heidi, my wife, whom I met in dental school.

 

Much of my free time is spent enjoying the great outdoors of Minnesota. I enjoy portaging in the boundary waters, camping, fishing, and hunting. Closer to home, I love relaxing with friends and family.

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