Dakota Dental Apple Valley Family Dentistry is serving as an excellent model of a successful high school mentor program.
While a student at Apple Valley High School, Dakota Dental’s dentist, Bennett Isabella, participated in AVHS’s professional mentorship program. Having been interested in dentistry from a very young age, he was selected for a mentor opportunity with Dr. Shelley Wakefield at Dakota Dental Apple Valley Family Dentistry.
Reflecting a truly successful professional mentor relationship, Dr. Isabella now practices dentistry alongside his mentor, Dr. Wakefield at their Apple Valley dental clinic. Interestingly, their Dakota Dental Clinic happens to be located just blocks from Apple Valley High School where their connection was made through the school’s mentor program.
Both Dr. Wakefield and Dr. Isabella continue to invest in the Apple Valley community and in the lives of students by carrying on with the mentor program by welcoming, guiding and mentoring new students. Their Dakota Dental Clinic also donates dental services to the Give Kids A Smile program and they speak to schools, parenting and church groups and other organizations promoting good oral health and wellness.
Most recently, Dr. Wakefield and Dr. Isabella have been increasing awareness for good dental and oral health through their Dakota Dental Clinic blog. They’ve kicked off their “Tooth Truth or Mouth Myth” blog series where the dentists bust myths, shed light on old wives’ tales and provide the history behind familiar sayings about teeth and oral health. Individuals are invited to submit their question to the Dakota Dental Apple Valley Dental Clinic at: https://dakotadental.com/ask-questions/. The dentists let individuals know what is a Tooth Truth and what is a Mouth Myth within their Dakota Dental Family Dentistry blog posts.
Dakota Dental Apple Valley Family Dentistry serves the southern Minneapolis/Saint Paul suburbs. Located in the Pennock Professional Building in Apple Valley, Minnesota, Dakota Dental Center provides comprehensive dental work including, but not limited to, preventative dental services, restorative dental procedures, dental implants, periodontal disease treatment, dentistry for kids, low anxiety dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign and dental emergency services.
14682 Pennock Avenue
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Dr. Shelley N. Wakefield and Dr. Bennett Isabella