Business Spotlight - Park Dental Riverdale
In 1972, Dr. Greg Swenson and Dr. “Bud” Murn formed a group practice with a vision to bring consistent, high-quality, affordable dental care to their community and successfully opened Brookpark Dental Center in Brooklyn Center. After deciding that “Park Dental” was a more encompassing name as their practice grew, they decided to rebrand in the early 90’s. Today there are 42 Park Dental practices throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin, including two here in Coon Rapids.
“Coon Rapids is one of the few cities in the Metro area where Park Dental has two locations,” says Dr. Brett Knutson, DDS. “This speaks to the trust that our patients have in us and the way our patients speak highly about their experiences which brings new patients into our offices. It makes us feel empowered to reach for even higher levels of patient care.”
Dr. Brett Knutson has been practicing at the Park Dental Riverdale location for five years, since the facility opened in 2012. Dr. Knutson has been practicing dentistry for 12 years, after receiving his undergraduate degree from North Dakota State University before earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Minnesota Dental School.
Park Dental doctors and staff work to promote good oral health within the community through projects like “Give Kids A Smile,” which provides free dental care to children in need and “Mission of Mercy,” which helps underserved populations of children and adults receive dental treatment that they cannot otherwise obtain.
“We want to do our part as a member of Park Dental to help raise Minnesota to a leader in oral health care. We want to make sure that everyone has access to dental care and we are working with the state legislature to help make that happen,” says Dr. Knutson.
After 45 years in business, Park Dental shows no signs of slowing down. The implementation of Park Dental’s Vision 2030 is a long-term plan to obtain outstanding oral health throughout the state.
“Park Dental’s Vision 2030 is to raise the level of oral health care in Minnesota to #1 in the country. This is a hefty goal that will require us to grow not only in the Metro area but in other areas within the upper Midwest. We feel that our doctor owned and operated management style allows us to keep patient care as our number one priority,” says Dr. Knutson.