At Dakota Dental we want each patient to know they are part of our family. Our goal is that every person leaves with a smile that is not only healthy, but one which they can be proud of. From our excellent support staff to our homey environment, the Apple Valley dental care offices of Dakota Dental Clinic are warm and inviting for all.
Dr. Lauren Ashburn
Lauren Ashburn, DDS graduated with honors from University of Minnesota’s School of Dentistry. Joining an amazing team like the one we have at Dakota Dental has been a career goal for Dr. Ashburn. Her energetic personality, great communication skills and an eye for attention to detail lend to her ability to deliver quality, comfortable, compassionate dental care to our patients.
Dr. Ashburn was born and raised in Ocean City, MD, a small coastal resort town where her parents are respected members of the dental community. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Gavin and their beloved furry family.
In her time away from the office she enjoys strength training, yoga, trying new restaurants, traveling to Aruba, and spending lots of time with their Golden Retriever, family, and friends.
Dr. Bennett Isabella
Bennett Isabella, DDS, attended Marquette University and was accepted after three years into the Marquette University School of Dentistry. After graduation, he moved back to Apple Valley, MN where he grew up, to start seeing patients in private practice where he grew up and can help inside the community, he has life ties with. He has always had an interest in dentistry and has pursued continuing education with the very top professionals in the field. Dr. Isabella has consistently done 100 hours or more to stay at the top of his profession. Dr. Isabella completed the Dawson Academy’s full curriculum to allow him to provide complete dental reconstructions. In 2013, he began lecturing to other dentists both locally and nationally on the placement and restoration of dental implants. He was inducted in the “40 under 40” top dentists in the nation in 2018 and has been included in MN Monthly magazine’s “Top Dentist” list multiple times. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and Academy of General Dentistry.
While in dental school, Dr. Isabella finished his first Ironman Triathlon. Since then he has completed three more including Hawaii, has two National Championship titles, is a four-time triathlon All-American, and has represented Team USA for the International Triathlon Union World Championships. Ultra running is his new passion, completing multipe 100-mile trail races including the Western States 100. And his greatest support is his wife, Jessica, and two sons Oliver and Weston.
Dr. Ellen Jacobson
Ellen Jacobson, DDS is a friendly and gentle dentist who has expanded her practice to include airway conscious dentistry for children and adults, treatment of ankyloglossia (tongue and lip-ties) from infancy to adulthood, as well as orthodontics. She has extensive training in pediatric growth and development and organizes the Minnesota AGD’s Orofacial Growth and Development Study Club. In her free time, she can be found traveling nationally and internationally to dental and wellness conferences and spends as much time in the great outdoors as she can. She is a frequent visitor to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Dr. Jacobson also enjoys gardening and doting on her pets. She is a University of Minnesota Alumna and a Twin Cities native.
Dr. Jacobson feels that one of dentistry’s greatest privileges is the relationships she builds with her patients. She looks forward to meeting you and your family!
Professional Memberships and Affiliations:
Breathe Institute Ambassador, International Consortium of Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals (ICAP), International Affiliation of Tongue-Tie Professionals (IATP), American Orthodontic Society (AOS), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD-MN), American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry (AAPMD), American Dental Association / Minnesota Dental Association (ADA/MDA)
Dakota Dental Team
We are quite proud of the different look and feel that our dental office near Apple Valley, MN exudes. It is important to us that you feel comfortable and at home while visiting our dental clinic. Our waiting room welcomes you with comfy leather furniture, a fully stocked snack counter and a soothing environment to help you relax. Children can enjoy our play space made just for them. There are dozens of books, puzzles and toys to help them enjoy their trip to the dentist.
We do everything at Dakota Dental Clinics with you in mind. While healthy teeth are our bottom line, we believe we can deliver top-notch quality dental service while keeping you at ease.
Call Dakota Dental Center and set an appointment to begin receiving superior dentistry services today.