Why choose The Dental Doctors?

At The Dental Doctors, we strive to provide top-notch care for your whole family. Whether you are a first-time visitor or a returning patient, we pride ourselves on providing you with a family-friendly practice while using the most up-to-date technology in the dental industry. We are conveniently located just blocks from the Mayo Clinic and St. Mary’s Hospital. With off street parking behind the building, driving or walking in is easy and convenient.

We love what we do and are here to help you achieve a healthy smile. We'll meet you early, stay late. Let's work together to get you a smile you are proud of.

Your first visit

We’re glad that you’ve decided to come meet us! We are available for appointments Monday through Thursday from 8AM-5PM; or, Fridays, 7AM and even after 5PM appointments can be made to accommodate your busy schedule. We invite you to call one of our patient coordinators to set up your initial appointment. If you have not already done so, please call 507-281-3926.

Preparing for your first appointment:

In preparation for your visit, we have provided below forms available to download and complete at home. You are welcome to call our office should you have any questions!

Patient Information Form  Health History Form

What to expect from your first appointment

At your first appointment, you will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Kelly or Dr. Wadkins who will introduce you to the practice and address and questions that you may have. He will also perform an oral exam for you at this time and take any x-rays that may be needed. If you are due for a cleaning you will see a hygienist prior to meeting with Dr. Kelly or Dr. Wadkins.

If you are bringing your child in for their first visit to The Dental Doctors, please plan to stay with them for the duration of their first appointment. Though your child may be older, a new office is exciting and they may want your support during their appointment.

Emergent Care

If you are currently experiencing a dental emergency please call our office at 507-281-3926. We will do our best to get you the immediate care that you need.


Yes! We will happily submit all the information required by your insurance company. We are unrestricted providers so we can help submit to all insurance companies. Once your insurance company has received the necessary information they will reimburse you directly (well, some send it to us, even when we tell them to pay you...) for the portion of your service they cover.

Dr. Kelly and Dr. Wadkins diagnose, recommend and provide treatment based on their professional experience. We strive to offer you honest opinions of any conditions your teeth or gums may have. We pride ourselves on working with you to educate and tailor treatment that is centered around your needs and wants. We do not believe in a “one size” fits all approach. If you are the recipient of an employer sponsored dental policy, it is important to understand how the contracts are negotiated between your employer and the insurance provider. The amount of coverage is dependent upon that agreement made between the insurance company and your employer and is not based upon the cost of services or quality of care. Many employers work to limit coverages to keep the cost of plans lower. The amount of compensation you receive will be based upon your policy coverages alone.

We are confident in our team’s ability to assist patients concerning their individual dental policy. However, we strongly encourage each patient to be aware of their plan policies including yearly revisions that may take place. It is your sole responsibility to review your policy documents.