Dr. Katz and staff are dedicated to professional development through continuing education courses, dental study clubs and involvement in professional organizations.
We are conveniently located at 2934 Texas Ave S in St. Louis Park near the intersection of Minnetonka Blvd and Texas Ave behind Eric’s Bike Shop.
If you are an emergency patient we will make every attempt to see you the same day.
Dr. David Katz grew up in St. Louis Park and attended St. Louis Park schools. In fact, he grew up on Texas Avenue, the same Texas Avenue his office is located on.
After graduating from St. Louis Park High School, he went to the University of Minnesota and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in biology. He attended the University of Minnesota Dental School and graduated in 1982. Dr. Katz worked for another dentist for five years before he acquired the practice of Dr. Irv Frankel in 1987. He has remained in this location for the last twenty-six years.
Dr. Katz has had advanced training in endodontics (root canal therapy), cosmetic dentistry, and prosthodontics (crowns and bridges). He currently resides in Plymouth with his wife Karen, who is a dental hygienist. He has three grown children. Dr. Katz enjoys golf, basketball, biking, and travel.
Bonding includes adhering resin material that we match to the color of your tooth. We do this to repair damage/decay, close gaps between teeth, and/or fix cosmetic concerns you may have.
A veneer is a thin material that is placed over your tooth. We customize our veneers from porcelain material and permanently bond them to your teeth.
With teeth whitening, we offer take home trays. An impression is taken of your teeth, that impression is used to make your custom trays that will fit comfortably over your teeth. Your trays will come along with tubes of whitening gel. The whitening gel is placed inside the trays and the trays are inserted easily into your mouth. The trays are usually worn for 3- 4 hours daily/nightly. Trays are usually worn for 5-8 days/nights.
Our dentures are high-quality, well-fitting, precisely designed pieces and they are molded to fit your mouth.
Bridges are custom pieces that are anchored onto neighboring teeth covering up one or more missing teeth.
Crowns are permanent coverings that fit over your original teeth. The need for a crown is usually due to decay and/or damage to your tooth. Our crowns are either porcelain or gold.
Fillings are done to replace and restore your tooth structure that is damaged due to decay and/or damage.
The grooves that form the biting surface of your back teeth are difficult to clean. Bacteria can form in the grooves and break down the tooth enamel, causing decay. A tooth sealant is applied to protect your tooth by sealing the grooves, preventing bacteria from residing. Sealants are made of resin and are mostly applied to premolars and molars of youngsters as their teeth erupt.
An extraction is the removal of your tooth. We perform extractions for many reasons such as decay and/or damage.
Root canal therapy is a procedure that extracts decayed/infected pulp from the canal within your tooth.
We offer a TMJ exam that evaluates the joint. In some cases we may suggest using a mouth guard to prevent teeth grinding and to relieve tension in the joint.
Your first appointment usually involves medical and dental history review, an oral examination, diagnostic x-rays, and a prophylaxis. After your first visit we will go over any recommended treatment.
For emergency patients, we strive to provide relief treatments the same day. Further treatment may be needed after emergency relief is completed. Dr. Katz will consult with you about any recommended treatment.
We ask that our new patients bring (or have the previous dentist send) current x-rays, a list of your current medications and if you have dental insurance, please bring your insurance card.
We accept a variety of insurance plans including Delta Dental, HealthPartners, Preferred One, UCare, Metlife, Guardian, Wilson/McShane, Zenith, United Healthcare, Cigna. and more. Please call our front office with any dental insurance questions at 952-935-7707.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Dr. Katz and staff strive to provide the best dental care at the most reasonable cost to our patients. With this in mind, we ask that our patients pay at the time of service unless other arrangements have been made with the front office. If you have questions or concerns about your family ledger, please contact our front office at 952-935-7707.
We also offer a payment plan through CitiBank Health card if you are accepted. Our front office will be happy to review this option with you.
A reminder that you, the patient is fully responsible for all fees charged by our office regardless of your insurance coverage.
Our office sends a monthly statement and most insurance companies respond within one month. Please call our office if there are any questions or concerns about your monthly statement.