Patient Info

Your “New Patient Experience”

The initial visit to the office will include a conversation with the treatment coordinator and the doctor. We will spend time talking about your concerns and desires.

We promise to spend the time to get to know you in a relaxed, friendly and personalized manner.

A brief tour of the Eden Prairie facility is offered followed by a comprehensive exam and dental cleaning by the dental hygienist.


Forms & Documents

Before your first visit to our office, you can fill out the online forms below to save yourself some time:


Insurance

We accept insurance from the following companies:

  • Delta Dental Premier
  • CIGNA Dental Network Savings Program
  • BCBS-MN
  • Health Partners Dental Open Access

We do not participate in any other programs.

Payment

We accept payments from the following credit cards:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover
  • American Express

We also do Care Credit.


Services

Here are some of the services we provide:

  • Bonding
    Crowns (or caps) are used to cover weak or broken teeth. They are usually done with a white porcelain material. When a tooth is missing, a false tooth or bridge can be inserted using two or more crowns.
  • Crowns and Bridges
    Crowns (or caps) are used to cover weak or broken teeth. They are usually done with a white porcelain material. When a tooth is missing, a false tooth or bridge can be inserted using two or more crowns.
  • Specialty Dentures
  • Cosmetic Fillings
    A variety of dental fillings are used today. Most people prefer a composite or porcelain that matches the actual tooth color or shade.
  • Implants
    Implants are titanium structures that placed in the area of a missing tooth or teeth. A tooth colored crown is then attached to the implant which both functionally and esthetically resembles the real tooth.
  • Veneers
    Veneers are thin layers of custom prepared porcelain cemented on the front side of teeth to change the size, shape, and color. This conservative preparation corrects discolored, broken and unevenly shaped teeth.
  • Sedation Dentistry
    The most common form of sedation is Nitrous Oxide or “laughing gas”. It is very safe and comfortable. For very anxious patients an oral tablet can help reduce potential fears.
  • Sealants
    Teeth have small pits and fissures. Sealants are preventively added to keep food and bacteria from collecting on teeth which could cause cavities.
  • Root Canal Therapy
    An endodontic procedure is necessary if decay or a fracture causes necrosis of the nerve or pulp of a tooth. This can be done painlessly to heal a tooth abscess. Dr. Derr prefers to have his favorite specialists provide their expert care.
  • Extractions
    Teeth are removed only at a last resort when severe decay or unexpected fractures occur. In this situation a local anesthetic allows gentle removal without discomfort.
  • Scaling and Root Planing
    This is also known as a “deep cleaning”. This service is provided (sometimes with a numbing medicine) when tarter build up is heavier than usual.
  • Dentures
    This is usually not the first choice for missing teeth, but when necessary as a final or temporary measure, a variety of removable prosthetic devices can be designed. Sometimes a referral is made to a denture specialist or prosthodontist.
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
    This a term that includes any variation of treatment to enhance appearance of a person’s face and mouth. This is done by changing position, size, color and shape of teeth. This might include orthodontics, crowns, veneers, white fillings or teeth whitening.
  • Teeth Whitening
    There are several ways to make teeth look whiter and brighter by use of bleaching agents. This is much more effective and safer than anything available over the counter. The staff will make recommendations depending on individual preferences. Methods vary with the time commitment and financial investment a patient wishes to make.
  • Orthodontics & Invisalign
    Braces are placed on people of all ages. We are lucky to have several great ortodontists in the Eden Prairie area, including the convenience of our own dental building. Dr Derr makes referrals based on need but also on the timing associated with growth and development.


FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions about our office:

Where is your office located?
Find out everything about our office on Our Location Page.

How can I schedule an Appointment Online?
You can request an appointment time via our Appointment Request Form.