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About Ham Lake Dental

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What motivates us to come to work each day? You do! At Ham Lake Dental, we love the opportunity we have to build personal relationships with you and your family.
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About us

Personal Relationships
In order to build that kind of relationship, we take the time to get to know you personally. We listen to your needs and concerns for your care, as well as to the every-day activities in your life! When you visit our practice, it's like you're visiting a good friend!

Comprehensive Exams
Our exams are more comprehensive and thorough than most around. Our initial exam not only includes a detailed oral health examination but a one-on-one with Dr. Shnaydruk, Dr. Wendt, Dr. Kirkhoff to discuss your goals and/or concerns for your care. If your treatment needs are more extensive, you will also receive a separate treatment conference where your oral health will be presented along with your treatment options. Why do we go out of our way to do all this? Because your lasting oral health is important to us, and we don't want to miss a single detail!

Friendly Team
Our patients often comment on how much they enjoy our friendly team. We are attentive, helpful and kind. Our fun personalities, genuine care and excellent chairside manner will instantly put you at ease! We truly want our patients to be happy and enjoy their dental visit. Give us a chance — we'll make you proud!

Gentle Touch
We truly understand how difficult it can be to come to the dentist! Our kind staff is very sensitive to your needs and desires. You will be treated with constant compassion and empathy, and our skilled team always works with a gentle touch. We aim to provide a pain-free and comfortable dental experience at every visit.

Quality Dentistry
We sincerely want to be the best at what we do so that we can better serve you. We never settle for anything but the highest standard of care. Our team members work consistently to the best of their abilities and are experienced in their field. We aim for excellence and can be trusted for quality.

Comfortable Environment
We know it's rare to feel comfortable in the treatment chair, which is why we are committed to creating a comfortable environment at our practice. Special headrests, blankets, gentle and unseen injections, patient education brochures and pictures — these are just a few of the many things we do to make sure your visit is relaxing, smooth and comfortable.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Alex Shnaydruk
Dr. Alex Shnaydruk

Dr. Alex was born in Riga, Latvia, and moved to Chaska, Minnesota at the age of 9. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Alex is extremely passionate about learning and keeps up to date with the latest and greatest in dentistry, through continuing education courses and local study clubs. He provides general dentistry with a special interest in digital dentistry, endodontics (root canals), oral surgery, prosthodontics (Implants), and clear aligners. When Dr. Alex is not helping patients, you can find him enjoying the beautiful Minnesota outdoors with family and friends. He also loves to bike, travel, and keep active with CrossFit.

Dr. Jeffrey Wendt

Dr. Jeffrey Wendt was raised in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota in 1983. Dr. Wendt also has a degree in biology from the University of Minnesota. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, Association of General Dentistry, and is a founding member of the Minnesota Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Jeffrey Wendt
Dr. Scott Kirkhoff
Dr. Scott Kirkhoff

Dr. Scott Kirkhoff was raised in Burnsville, Minnesota, and has been active in the North Metro dental community for over 20 years. He attended the University of Minnesota for both undergraduate studies and dental school. He graduated in 1991. Dr. Kirkhoff is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Association. Dr. Kirkhoff resides near Cambridge, Minnesota, with his wife. He has two children, one of which is now a Dentist and the other is in Dental Hygiene school. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, fishing, skiing, bicycling, and sailing.

Our Patients Say

Our Patients Say

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I cannot recommend this place enough!!! I’ve had problems with my teeth most of my life and it was time for a change. I spent a lot of time with Dr. Alex planning and coming up with the best treatment plan. We decided to proceed with a full mouth rehabilitation in other words a smile make over. The whole process was smooth, painless and comfortable. Dr. Alex made sure to explain every procedure from start to finish. I LOVE my new smile!! Thank you so much!!

-Olga S

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The staff at Ham Lake Dental are always so fun and friendly. I enjoy every time I’m in the practice, and always have an enjoyable experience with the treatment I receive.

- Mia W

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As most people have anxiety going to the dentist... I too am one of those people.. The entire staff from the front desk to the dentist are amazing.. not only professional, very welcoming and are excellent at putting your mind at ease.. I would recommend them to anyone!!

- Janelle C

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After a schedule mix up on my part Dr Kirkoff and staff was able to get me in later the same day to have my temp crown work done. I have been a customer of this office for 15 plus years and they have always been great. Thank you!

- Jerry V

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I have never felt more comfortable and at home at a dental office. The front desk is so warm and welcoming! Dr. Alex and Scott made my root canal appointment enjoyable, if that’s even possible! They are amazing!

- Katy R

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I appreciate the total information that is given before a procedure is given.  So I know what to expect.  My dentist explains what he recommends and the consequences if I decide not to do a procedure.  No pressure just facts so I can decide.  Very pleased with the staff as well!

- Diane O