We are a specialty practice best known for providing natural-looking customized dentures that give you the appearance and feel you want.
Our practice is small and as comfortable as a dental office can be. We are known for our meticulous attention to detail, and we pride ourselves on the level of respect, concern and warmth we show each of our patients. That might explain why so many general dentists in the region refer their most challenging cases to us, and why so many of our own patients recommend us to their friends and family.
Dedicated to providing a comprehensive diagnosis and a customized restoration plan for each and every patient, we design clearly defined treatment plans that minimize patient stress. Most treatment plans can be completed in stages, making the entire process more affordable.
Since receiving her D.D.S. from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Dr. Hermanson has practiced general dentistry in New York, Wisconsin, and California before moving to Minnesota, where she studied at the University of Minnesota Department of Graduate Prosthodontics and taught at the dental school. She has owned and operated Maplewood Prosthodontics since 1992. She has been a member of the St. Paul District Dental Society executive council since 2001, serving as its president in 2009-10.
After receiving her D.D.S. and master’s degree in prosthodontics from the University of Minnesota, Dr. Bangtson completed a residency in maxillofacial prosthodontics at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has been in private practice in the Twin Cities since 1983. She is a past president of the Minnesota Prosthodontic Society. As a specialist in maxillofacial prosthodontics, Dr. Bangtson has extensive experience doing reconstructive dentistry for cancer survivors and people born with congenital defects, such as cleft palates.
Sue came to our office in 1999, after having worked at 3M for almost 25 years. She took time off to daycare grandchildren and assist with the care of aging parents and is now back as our full time front desk coordinator. Sue will assist you in scheduling appointments, handling payments, and insurance claims. She enjoys her role as an advocate for our patients, especially when helping them understand complex treatment plans or working with insurance carriers to resolve benefit issues. Sue’s hobbies include hiking with her husband, traveling, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and extended family.
Donna graduated from Minneapolis Technical College in 1987, along with taking dental courses from Century College. She has been working as a dental assistant for the past 30 years, and has been employed at Maplewood Prosthodontics since 2009. Donna is very knowledgeable in all dental procedures and enjoys working with patients on challenging cases. She strives to make patients comfortable on a personal level with her professional manner and make sure their questions and concerns are addressed. When she’s not at the dental office, Donna enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and browsing antique shops.
Laura joined our office in 2012. She is a graduate of Century College’s dental hygiene program and she shares her talents between our office and another dental office within the area. Laura’s gentle chair side manner and precision skills in prophies and deep cleanings have made her a very welcome addition to our staff. Our patients have expressed their appreciation of her professionalism and thoroughness.When Laura is away from the office, she enjoys working out, hanging out with friends and enjoying the social scenes of our metropolitan area.
Thank you for all the great prosthodontics care today and all of 2012. Thanks for the detailed estimate that you made on the needed work. I can more easily budget all the costs into my plans and payments for any outstanding bills of the recent past and the bills of the near future.
- John, St. Paul, MN
There are no words that I might find which are sufficient to express my deep and lasting gratitude for your kindness, understanding and compassion.
- Joan, Stillwater, MN
You not only gave me back my smile, you gave me back my self confidence & pride in myself. I had almost forgotten what it was like to eat certain foods (like nuts, and apples), it has been years since I was able to eat these things. Words will never suffice to thank you for what you have done for me.
- Marv S, Hudson, WI
I've never had anyone treat me with such care & patience. I am so blessed to have been referred to your office over anyone else.
- Melissa B, Center City, MN
It is hard to put into words the gratefulness I feel! Your talent, patience, & perfection have overwhelmed me; with that "special magic" you do with such integrity & with a spirit-filled heart! It honors me to know you. Each time I smile I will think of you & the genuine blessings you have given me.
- Kathleen M, River Falls, WI