About Us

Meet Dr. Dennis Simmons

Dr Dennis Simmons - Apple Valley Dentist Dr. Dennis Simmons is a dedicated professional with extensive training in both cosmetic and general dentistry. He graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1976, receiving the Class Honor in prosthetics (dental crowns and dental bridges). Following graduation, Dr. Simmons spent three years as an intern in a private periodontal practice, gaining experience in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of gum disease. Since then he has participated in over 2,500 hours of continuing education courses, focusing primarily on cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry, occlusion and TMJ disorders, dental implants and implant-supported restorations. For his studies, he has been honored with the status of “Diplomate” from the International Congress of Oral Implantology and the International Osseous Integration Society. If you are looking for a dentist in Apple Valley with advanced training in implant dentistry, consider Dr. Dennis Simmons.

Dr. Dennis Simmons is a participating member of many professional organizations, including the Minnesota Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantology, and the American College of Oral Implantology.

Dr. Simmons and the staff of Brite Smiles Dental Care strive to give each patient the best dental care. We use the most advanced techniques and treatments available to give you a healthier, more beautiful smile.

Meet Dr. Lisa Edstrom

Dr Lisa Edstrom - Apple Valley MN DentistDr. Lisa (Yonke) Edstrom joined Brite Smiles Dental Care in 2010. Dr. Edstrom grew up in Burnsville and graduated from Apple Valley High School.  She attended the University of Saint Thomas for her undergraduate work and played volleyball there as well.  After three years at UST, she was accepted into the University Of Minnesota School of Dentistry’s early admission program where she obtained her doctor of dental surgery degree.

A relaxing and fun environment is what Dr. Edstrom strives to provide each of her patients.  She understands that going to the dentist can be difficult for some people and she goes out of her way to ensure that all of her patients are as comfortable as possible.  It is her goal to reshape her patients’ perceptions of the dental office and to provide an exceptional experience to all of her patients.

Dr. Edstrom places a high priority on continuing education and considers it to be of the utmost importance to stay current in the continually changing dental field.  She has received extensive training in orthodontics, implantology, soft tissue grafting, occlusion (bite) issues, root canals, extractions, and treating sleep apnea and TMJ with oral appliances.  Brite Smiles Dental Care has been an excellent fit for Dr. Edstrom because of the tremendous amount of technology we have to offer as well as the variety and multitude of services that are available to our patients.

Outside of the office, Dr. Edstrom enjoys spending time with her family.  She and her husband, Matt have two little girls, Emma and Whitney.  Together they enjoy being active, going swimming and spending time at their family cabin up north.