707 Bielenberg Dr. #101,
Woodbury, MN 55125

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Welcome to our Dental Family!

Our mission is to provide you with exceptional experience and the highest quality dental care every single time. Expect nothing but the best in our commitment to excellence as we look forward to building a long lasting relationship.

Our Tamarack Hills Family Dentistry team looks forward to meeting you.
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A Message from Dr. Avi Matha

At Tamarack Hills Family Dentistry, we strive to bring the latest advancements in the dental field to you and your family. I, along with my team, take continuing education courses and attend numerous trainings a year that give us the skills to provide you with the treatments that make your time with us faster, safer, and many times, more affordable.

I have completed advanced training at the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies and have taken postgraduate studies in Esthetic and contemporary Dentistry at the University of Minnesota. Apart from the Cosmetic Dentistry courses, I have completed advanced Implant training and Bone grafting surgeries. I have achieved Fellowship and Diplomate/Mastership status with the International Dental Implant Association and fellowship status with the Academy of General Dentistry.

 

 

I am also an active member of the the Academy of General Dentistry, the Practice-Based Research Network, ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologist), IDIA (International Dental Implant Association), AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry), and a member in the 3m focus panel group as well. These classes and organizations help me provide a high-quality Woodbury dental home for you and your family.

Dr. Avi Matha is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry

Fellows and Masters of the Academy of General Dentistry
The Fellowship and Mastership designations are two of the most rigorous continuing dental education programs today. A general dentist who is a “Fellow” in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) has been recognized by other general dentists as a leader and example to other dentists of the importance of quality continuing dental education to patient care. A general dentist who has earned the designation “Master” of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD) has completed a structured and demanding set of requirements involving all the dental disciplines.

The Academy of General Dentistry
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of more than 40,000 general dentists from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1952, the AGD has grown to become the world’s second largest dental association and it is the only association that exclusively represents and lobbies for the needs and interests of general dentists. AGD’s headquarters office is located in Chicago, Ill.

Fellowship
To earn a Fellowship Award, a dentist must earn a minimum of 500 approved continuing dental education credits and pass a comprehensive 400-question examination. The dentist is required to be an AGD member for three continuous years. While attaining Fellowship is a challenge, it allows dentists to remain current with what is new in dentistry, and to incorporate the latest research techniques into their practices.

How FAGD or MAGD Benefits Patients
Fellows and Masters of the AGD follow a lifelong pursuit of continuing education to provide the highest quality of dental care to patients. The award symbolizes the professional responsibility of general dentists to remain current in their profession and reminds each member of the dental profession to continue to learn new techniques for their dental practice. These are awards, however and should not be confused with post-graduate degrees or certification. Every dentist who applies for the Fellowship or Mastership Award has their application reviewed by the AGD Council on Dental Education to assure that the high standards of the AGD are met.

How AGD Membership Benefits Patients
When a dentist has achieved the Fellowship or Mastership Award, patients can be assured that their dentist is dedicated to providing the finest care in general dentistry. To date, more than 2276 members of the AGD have become Fellows and over 6451 have gone on to receive Mastership. The AGD is proud of all of its members who must take at least 75 hours of continuing dental education every three years, and especially proud of its members who have made the commitment to pursue these awards.

Dr. Matha owns two locations, one in Woodbury and one in Bloomington, and he looks forward to meeting you.

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Ryan Howley, D.D.S.

Dr. Howley grew up in Eagan, MN. He earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN where he competed in USA Triathlon’s Collegiate National race. He also took an interest in theological studies and theater during his time on the hill. With his dad and sister as Dentists, it was only a matter of time before Dr. Howley discovered his true passion. He continued his academic studies at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2017.

Dr. Howley is excited join Tamarack Hills Family Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry,member of Spear education and also an active participant ofa local Spear dental education study group. Dr.Howley believes in life long learning and has a passion for continuing education so that he can deliver the best possible care based on current research and technology.

He takes an undivided interest in the comfort an needs of each of his patients and holds himself to a high level of care in his work.

Since his time at St. Olaf, Dr. Howley has hung up his road bike in favor of fatter tires, and enjoys mountain biking around the area. He keeps his love of chemistry alive with continuously new concoctions of home brew and loves to chat about craft beer!


Meet Our Team

Justine, Office Manager/Licensed Dental Assistant

As a graduate of Lakeland Medical-Dental Academy with a degree in Dental Assisting, Justine is passionate about her career and has endless enthusiasm for all areas of dentistry.  She holds over 18 years of dental experience as a Licensed Assistant, Treatment Coordinator and has extensive training in the specialty of Orthodontics.  Justine strives to make each patient’s visit a great one!

As a resident of Woodbury she and her family spend much of their time active in the community.  In her free time she enjoys spending it with her friends & family, fishing, traveling and playing Adult CoRec kickball at Bielenberg.  She is also training for her black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Susan, Licensed Dental Hygienist/Licensed Dental Assistant

Susan graduated with an Associates in Applied Science in Dental Assisting at Century College. Susan strives for excellency when providing care for patients. Professionalism and integrity are her top priorities when assisting patients to ensure they have the upmost pleasant experience at Tamarack Hills Family Dentistry. She strives to provide excellent patient care to make each patient’s visit a memorable one.

Susan is currently enrolled in Century College’s Dental Hygiene program. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, crocheting, playing the piano and exercising.

Kelsey, Licensed Dental Hygienist

Graduated with an Associate in Applied Science in Dental Assisting and found a new passion and furthered her career in Dental Hygiene graduating in 2016. Her greatest passion in hygiene is personally getting to know her patients. She loves visiting historical homes and sites around Minnesota, walking at Fort Snelling and Minnehaha Falls in the Summertime, going to the Guthrie Theatre, watching movies and spending time with her family especially the family dog Levi who has an adventurous life swimming, canoeing, and paddle boarding!

Heidi, Licensed Dental Hygienist

Heidi graduated from Ferris State University, MI in 1992 with an Associates in Dental Hygiene. Heidi finds her job rewarding and enjoys getting to know each every one of her patients and their oral health needs.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, knitting, crocheting, sewing and walking.

Shelley, Licensed Dental Assistant

Shelley has been a dental assistant for 18 years, she strives to have patients have a great experience in the dental chair, and excellent patient care while they are here. I love meeting new people and developing relationships with them. In my spare time I love to spend time with my 2 boys and my grandchildren, fishing, hunting and woodworking.

Alyssa, Licensed Dental Assistant

Bio coming soon.

 


Amenities at Tamarack Hills Family Dentistry

Your comfort is important to us. To keep you relaxed and comfortable, we offer numerous spa-like amenities.

Blankets and Pillows

Our treatment rooms have blankets and pillows so you can lay back, relax and enjoy your visit.

iPads for Adults & Kids

Use one of our iPads to read our HIPAA Notice, check your email, or get caught up on the latest news. We even have kid-friendly games that are age appropriate, educational, and fun!

Warm Scented Towels

We are changing the way you think about dental care. To help you feel refreshed after your dental treatment, we offer warm scented towels.

Noise Canceling Headphones

We know that sometimes our instruments can sound scarier than they really are. To help you stay calm during your treatment, we have noise canceling headphones that eliminate all the sounds going on in the treatment room.

Internet Cafe & WiFi

All of us like to “stay connected.” We have an Internet cafe and free WiFi, so you can check your email and update your status from one of our computers or from your smartphone.

Beverages

Feel free to enjoy any of our complimentary beverages before or after treatment. Warm up with a cup of coffee or quench your thirst with a bottled water.

Flatscreen Apple TVs

We have TVs throughout our office so you can start watching a movie in the reception area and continue watching from where you left off in the treatment room!

Children’s Play Area

We love treating kids and kids enjoy coming to see us! We have a fun team and a play area with toys, books, and video games.

Treasure Chest of Prizes

After your child’s dental visit, he or she can pick any prize from our treasure chest of prizes. We believe children should be rewarded for a great dental visit.

We look forward to treating your entire family.
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