Park Dental, St. Croix Valley Dental Combine Dental Practices



MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 28, 2014 – Park Dental, an independent group practice based in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, today announced that St. Croix Valley Dental’s 14 general dentists and eight practice locations have merged with Park Dental effective January 1. The combined organization now boasts a total of 111 doctors and 36 practice locations operating under the Park Dental name.

“St. Croix Valley Dental was dentist-owned and managed and this will continue to be the case,” said Dr. John Gulon, president of Park Dental. “We share the same core values of providing quality, patient-centered care, and both practices believe in the importance of oral health as a component of one’s overall health.”

“St. Croix Valley Dental’s similar philosophies make it a natural fit with Park Dental,” added Pete Swenson, Park Dental chief administrative officer. “Our strategies align very well, as do the communities we serve. There is very little overlap.”

St. Croix Valley Dental was comprised of young, driven doctors with a passion for enhancing dental care for all patients. The group has provided patients with exceptional dental care for more than 40 years. In joining forces with Park Dental, St. Croix Valley Dental shares the same unique practice model that enables dentists to work cooperatively, participate in quality assurance activities and collaborate to provide the best possible experience to each patient.

“The combined resources and talents of our two groups will further strengthen our presence in the Twin Cities market,” said Dr. Chris Browning of the former St. Croix Valley Dental.

“It’s an exciting growth opportunity for us and for our team members, and our patients will benefit from our shared approach and the expanded presence and experience we will have in combination with Park Dental,” said Dr. Lori Gmeinder, also of the former St. Croix Valley Dental.

The combination of St. Croix Valley Dental and Park Dental helps expand the new combined group’s geographic coverage throughout the seven counties in the Twin Cities metro area and into western Wisconsin. St. Croix Valley Dental doctors, team members and patients will benefit from Park Dental’s 40 plus years of experience in developing the structure and systems required to efficiently and effectively operate a large dental group practice. As the newly combined practice, Park Dental and St. Croix Valley Dental are committed to advancing the practice of dentistry through their involvement with the American Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Association.

About St. Croix Valley Dental
St. Croix Valley Dental was founded in 1973 in Stillwater, Minn., by Dr. Steve Wolff. Over the past 41 years, it grew to eight general practices with 14 general dentists and one specialty practice with a periodontist in the Twin Cities east metro area and western Wisconsin.

About Park Dental
Park Dental was formed as a group practice in 1972 with a vision to bring consistent, high-quality and affordable dental care to the community. It currently has 36 practices throughout the Twin Cities metro area and western Wisconsin. Learn more about Park Dental at