**NOTICE**

Because of the National Emergency caused by the Coronavirus the Minnesota Board of Dentistry and the Minnesota Dental Association have recommended all dental offices postpone any non-emergent or elective dental care. Although this is not currently mandated, Dr. Uppgaard believes this is in the best interest of our patients, staff and our community, therefore the office is temporarily closed through March 31st. If you have a dental emergency please call 651 425 8214 and leave a voicemail or a text and Dr. Uppgaard will return your call. If you have appointments scheduled in the near future we will be in contact with you regarding them. If you would like to schedule and appointment please call the office and leave a message. We continue to accept and welcome new patients. Thank you for your understanding during these difficult times.

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Dentist Downtown Minneapolis, MN

From first contact at Nicollet Mall Dental Arts, Dr. Uppgaard and his staff are committed to your individual attention and strive to provide personalized oral health care tailored for your unique dental needs and goals. We work hard to create the ultimate stress-free and comfortable dental experience. Your health and comfort are our top priorities, and we do what it takes to help every patient understand their symptoms and treatment options in a relaxed office setting.

It is our mission to educate and provide our patients with the best dental care in downtown Minneapolis. For that reason, we've designed this website to provide you with all of the important information you need to make healthy decisions about your teeth and gums. We encourage you to browse our office page, service details and patient education library whenever you have a question about our practice or your oral health.

Achieving quality dental care shouldn't be difficult, so at Nicollet Mall Dental Arts we make it simple to achieve your healthiest, most beautiful smile. Whether you are looking for information on dental  implants,teeth whitening, crowns, or preventive care, you can learn more about all of your options from our services page. For your convenience, you can also request an appointment online with our downtown  Minneapolis dentist and download patient forms directly from our website.

Feel free to contact our Minneapolis dental office with any questions. We look forward to making each visit to our office a positive experience.

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Meet the Doctor

Learn Who We Are

  • David A. Uppgaard, DDS

    Dr. David Uppgaard has a rich family history in the practice of dentistry and with the University of Minnesota. His father Richard, uncle Robert O. Uppgaard and grandfather Robert L. Uppgaard all graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Dentistry and practiced together in downtown Minneapolis for many years.

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 AM-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-4:00 pm

Friday:

Business Office

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

On March 19, 2020, Minnesota Governor Walz issued an Executive Order that impacts dental treatment in Minnesota.

1. Beginning no later than March 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm, and continuing for the duration of the peacetime emergency declared in Executive Order 20-01 or until this Executive Order is rescinded, all non-essential or elective surgeries and procedures, including non-emergent or elective dental care, that utilize PPE or ventilators must be postponed indefinitely.

If you have a dental emergency please call 651 425 8214 and leave a voicemail or a text and Dr. Uppgaard will return your call. If you have appointments scheduled in the near future we will be in contact with you regarding them. If you would like to schedule an appointment please call the office and leave a message. We continue to accept and welcome new patients. Thank you for your understanding during these difficult times.