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Welcome to Erik Skatvold Family Dentistry

How do your feel about going to the dentist? As our patient, you'll enjoy a whole new outlook on visiting the dentist. you'll look forward to an enjoyable time with friends (our team) who genuinely care about you and your health. We pay attention to the details that will make you feel comfortable, confident, and well cared for in our Moorhead dental office.

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Our vision is to provide comprehensive dentistry by using state of the art technology for our valued patients. Because we treat our patients as friends, we strive to educate them on oral health issues in a clean, relaxed environment.

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Comprehensive Family Dentistry in Moorhead MN

All of your family's oral health needs: checkups, cleanings, restorative dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry are covered in our Moorhead, MN office. Dr. Skatvold and our team love to listen. The more we understand your goals and experiences, the better we can serve you. At your initial visit, the dentist will spend time talking with you before your comprehensive exam. If you don't have periodontal disease, you'll also meet with our hygienist for a thorough dental cleaning. Once we've compiled data and reviewed your records, Dr. Skatvold will explain his findings and options for treatment. We'll partner with you to create and maintain a strong, healthy, sensational smile that will serve you well long into the future.

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How do I know when it is time for a checkup?

Our Moorhead dental office adheres to the American Dental Association’s recommendation that all people with good oral health visit the dentist for a checkup and professional dental cleaning every six months. In some cases, more frequent checkups and cleanings are necessary. We will schedule your next visit before you leave your appointment, so you’ll know exactly when to come see us again. Since six months is a long time, we’ll also contact you to remind you about your visit about a week prior to the appointment.

Do I need x-rays?

To provide optimal care, we take bitewing X-rays once a year and a panoramic X-ray every three to five years. Because we use a digital system, our patients are exposed to about 80-percent less radiation than with a traditional radiograph. X-rays and intraoral photographs help us track your oral health and address problems early, when conservative dentistry can correct most issues. If you haven't had a checkup and X-rays in a while, call us for an appointment.

What precautions do you take to ensure patient safety?

We follow strict guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and OSHA. Our practices include sterilizing reusable instruments in an autoclave, then sealing them for the next use; disinfecting treatment rooms between patient visits; and using disposable products when possible. We always wear disposable gloves during exams and treatment, for your safety.

Do you refer patients to specialists?

While we are trained and equipped to handle many dental issues in our office, when a specialist would better serve you, we'll refer. Some dental specialists are oral surgeons, periodontists (supporting structures), endodontists (internal tooth problems), orthodontists (for moving teeth), and pedodontists (for children). We refer to only trusted professionals with whom we have a good rapport.

1401 8th Street South, Moorhead, MN 56560 USA
Erik Skatvold, DDS Moorhead MN dentist (218) 236-5466 (218) 236-4948 skatvolddental@702com.net