By Tom Hauer
Are you looking for ways to brighten your smile? The goal of the staff at Parkview Dental, of Hutchinson, is to not only brighten your smile, but intently look forward to knowing you — as a person as well as a patient. They will be celebrating 25 years as a dental practice in 2016. “We are a patient-centered practice who works hard to change the lives of our patients. Our staff and doctors are all about the patient,” said Dr. Kent Kuball. Going to a dentist isn’t on everybody’s wish list and the staff at Parkview Dental understand this premise. The staff at Parkview Dental wants your visit to be a positive experience with a gentle approach to care. To make you feel comfortable they provide stereo headphones, nitrous oxide sedation and other options to help you feel as comfortable as possible. Mark and Sandra Rickertsen, of Hutchinson, have been going to Dr. Kuball at Parkview Dental for almost 20 years with their entire family. “His staff is so friendly and competent that we have always received great service. They are very accommodating and allow us to schedule all of our children’s appointments on the same night for great convenience! A specific concern we had was with Mark’s snoring. Dr. Kuball initiated the advice of looking into a snore guard product. Dr. Kuball was so helpful and thorough with the adjustment process, and Mark ended up with a new model that fit his adjustment needs perfectly! The snore guard has solved Mark’s snoring concern that had been occurring for over 20 years!” Richard “Dick” Marcellus, who had pretty difficult dental work to be done, said “We appreciate their office and are happy with the work they did for me. The whole office staff is marvelous and treated us very nice.” The staff consists of three doctors of dentistry, four dental hygienists, five dental assistants and four administrative assistants. The office is located at 10 Hassan Street North and they are open Monday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m. to 6p.m., Thursday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday once a month. To make an appointment you can call (320) 587-2726 or go to their website at www.parkviewofhutchinson.com. They have an e-mail address of p[email protected]. Parkview Dental offers a full range of dental treatments, including preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
Mini implants They can help you relieve lower denture discomfort. Dentures slip and make it difficult to speak and make many foods difficult to eat. When dentures become loose and cause painful sore spots and they can fi x that with system implants. The procedure takes approximately one hour and provides a cushion for your gums while keeping your dentures firmly in place. Implants eliminate the need for adhesives and there will be no more bad odors. This procedure is very affordable.
Crown in single visit Another special service available at Parkview Dental is the single visit crowns (CEREC). It is the production of all-ceramic crowns that make this possible. Some of the benefits of this technology include: one visit, no impressions, no temporaries, metal free, highly aesthetic and long lasting.
Snore guards Snore guards are more prevalent in dentistry and are available at Parkview Dental. Snore guards are patient-friendly oral appliances. Do you or a family member have problems with snoring and/or sleep apnea? An FDA-approved snore guard may be the answer for you.
Migraine Headache Treatment Migraine Headache Treatment (NTI device) is the first dental device to be cleared by the FDA for the prevention of medically diagnosed migraine pain.
Doctors Dr. Kent Kuball is originally from Mapleton, MN. After graduating from Concordia College in Moorhead, he went on to the University of Minnesota Dental School and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1989. He then served three years in the U.S. Navy as a dentist from 1989 to 1992. He came to Parkview Dental in 1992 and is the owner of the practice. He is active with the American Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Association. Dr. Gretchen Von Rueden moved from Roseville to Litchfield. She attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with a B.A. degree in psychology in 1984. In 1988, she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. She practiced in Andover, MN. for 13 years and one year in Milwaukee, WI. Von Rueden is member of the American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association and the Minneapolis Dental Society. She has been with Parkview Dental since May of 2002. Dr. Valerie Vadnais is originally from Chanhassen, MN. Her husband, Chuck Vadnais, and three children, Richard, Victoria and Alexandria live in Chaska. She attended Hamline University and received her B.S. degree in biology in 1996. In 2001 she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and her master’s degree in public health from the University of Pittsburg. She received dental training in 2001 from the general dentistry program at the University of Minnesota Advanced Education. She is board certified by the State of Minnesota in the practice of dentistry and also is a member of the American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association and the Minneapolis Dental Society. She came to Parkview Dental in June of 2012.
Dental Hygienists Pam Houk is a licensed dental hygienist and has been working at Parkview Dental from 1987-1989 and since 1992. She graduated from Normandale Community College in 1975. Tracy Kurth is a licensed dental hygienist and graduated from Normandale Community College in 1989. She has worked at Parkview Dental since 1989. Amy Monson is a licensed dental hygienist and has worked at Parkview Dental since 2002. She did her schooling at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and graduated in 1992. Sara Schreifels is a licensed dental hygienist. She attended Argosy University and graduated in 2010. She and her husband, Ryan, live in Hutchinson. She has been with Parkview Dental since March of 2012.
Dental Assistants Vonnie Brelje attended Hennepin Technical College and became a licensed dental assistant in 1999. She has been with Parkview Dental since 2000. Haley Buckley attended Hennepin Technical College and became a licensed dental assistant in 2003. She has been with Parkview Dental since 2006. Amy Buboltz attended South Central College and became a licensed dental assistant in 2006. She has been with Parkview Dental since 2006. Heather Vandervoort attended South Central College and became a licensed dental assistant in 2009. She has been with Parkview Dental since September 2014.
Administrative Assistants Vicki Lee attended Canby Technical College where she received her degree in Dental Assisting in 1975. Vicki is also an administrative assistant and financial coordinator. She has worked at Parkview Dental since 1986. She has been in the dental business for 40 years. Pam Kucher has worked at Parkview Dental as an administrative assistant since 2010. Teresa Mahoney has worked at Parkview Dental since 2011 as an administrative assistant. Brett Monson has worked as an office manager in the dental field for over 12 years, starting at Parkview Dental in October 2013. Brett attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where he graduated with a B.A. degree in Business Management and Human Resource Management.
At Parkview Dental their mission statement states they strive to develop lifelong patient relationships while providing high quality dentistry in a caring environment. Now there is finally a reason to smile!