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 Dentist

Dr. Lisa (Yonke) Edstrom joined Brite Smiles Dental Care in 2010 and loves practicing in the southern metro.  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 in staying current in the continually changing dental field.  She has trained at the Dawson Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida and the Misch International Implant Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona.  She has also received additional training in root canals, extractions, treating sleep apnea with oral appliances, and TMJ.  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.

Aside from dentistry, Dr. Edstrom also enjoys being with her friends and family.  She has four nieces and nephews and a fifth one on the way.  She and her husband, Matt, also love spending their summer weekends at the lake with their adorable cockapoo, Tyson.  Dr. Edstrom is a member of the American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, St. Paul District Dental Society, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.