Meet Our Dentist
Dean Anderson, DDS, known by his patients as "Dean the Dentist," leads Alexandria Dental Clinic in Alexandria, Minnesota. Alongside his team, Dr. Anderson offers an array of cosmetic and family dentistry services, including orthodontic treatments.
From the time he was a junior in high school, Dr. Anderson knew that the attention to meticulous detail and the chance to help people made dentistry his perfect life's work. Today, he loves to apply new ideas and technology to serve his patients. There are so many new things to offer in terms of a great dental experience, including durable and beautiful new materials, improved techniques, and better health science behind it all.
With the wealth of experience gained in his 38 plus years of practice, Dr. Anderson is fully qualified to evaluate fresh ideas and new technologies and to select and offer the best of the best to his patients. He was the first to provide Invisalign orthodontics in central Minnesota in 2001 and the first in 1996 to convert to low dose digital x-rays. He also was a pioneer in using more comfortable local anesthetics, newer functional orthodontic appliances, and computerized health records.
Most exciting is that Dr. Anderson has offered the Solea laser since 2018 for "no-shots, no-drill, no-numbness, no-pain laser fillings." That's right — Dean the Dentist now does 90% of fillings without picking up a needle or a drill, and people love it.
In addition to his dental practice, Dr. Anderson enjoys painting, gadgets, sailing, travel, and spending time with his wife, including their family of four married children and nine grandchildren. He has served on the Alexandria School Board for over 30 years, where he also exercises his growth mindset and is committed to lifelong learning.
If you're looking for the best dental value in central Minnesota from an excellent innovative and compassionate dental office, Dean the Dentist would be your choice. Please set up an appointment and try out Alexandria Dental Clinic today.
The Healthy Start System™ is a revolutionary departure from traditional orthodontics that treats children early, is non-invasive, and is a natural way of straightening teeth. It works as well as or better than braces, plastic aligners, surgery, or any other options to achieve a picture-perfect, beautiful smile.
"They are all sweet hearts that work there and are always on top of the newest dental procedures."
"Very friendly staff and love the laser for fillings, no numbness or shots and in and out so much faster."
"Dr Anderson really took the time to examine my teeth and made me feel comfortable the entire visit!"
"Going to the dentist at this place is awesome it's not even like going to the dentist people are so great and fun."
"His new techniques employing a laser instead of a drill made it possible to do the work without anesthesia and without pain."
"Dean is a fantastic dentist! The care is thorough with top level service. I always feel comfortable and confident that I’m receiving great treatment."
"Little did we know that we would find him and his staff so professionally knowledgable, always using the latest in dental technology."
"I had the most thorough exam and cleaning I’ve ever had. They will answer any questions you have and are very professional! I loved this office!"