Dr. Wilhelm has been in private practice in St. Paul and now Woodbury since 1990. As a prosthodontist, he focuses on cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, advanced restorative dentistry, and dental implants. Over the years, he and his staff have helped thousands of individuals feel a renewed sense of confidence and excitement by improving their smiles.
After graduating from the University of Illinois, Dr. Wilhelm received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 1985 from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. He continued his education to achieve a Master of Science in Dentistry and completed specialty certificates in Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics at Indiana University. In 1989, he accepted a position at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, where he was promoted to full Adjunct Professor and continues to serve as a Consultant. He has also held faculty positions at Indiana University and is a staff member of the Health East Hospital system, including St. Joe’s, St. John’s, and Woodwinds.
Building off his desire to provide high-quality implant services for his patients, Dr. Wilhelm completed extensive training in implant dentistry at the prestigious Misch Implant Institute (Pittsburgh) in 1998, where he achieved Fellowship status. In 2008, Dr. Wilhelm completed coursework at the Kois Center and was awarded Mentor status and a Recognized Specialist. He is also recognized as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and is an active member of the American College of Prosthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Minnesota Dental Association.
Regarded by colleagues nationwide for his knowledge, Dr. Wilhelm is an author, consultant, mentor, and frequent speaker to dentists and the public on techniques that enhance oral health. He and his staff present many seminars on implant dentistry and advanced restorative procedures to family and cosmetic dentists in the Minnesota area. Dr. Wilhelm has completed many advanced courses in the United States and beyond to improve his understanding and skill level in implant, restorative, and esthetic dentistry. He also acts as a mentor and Recognized Specialist with the Kois Center.
Dr. Wilhelm resides in Stillwater, Minnesota, with his wife. His three adult children are pursuing their careers in the Midwest. His interests include reading, fishing, church life, and biking.
Why a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontists are cosmetic dentists who are experts in restoring and replacing teeth – they make smiles look beautiful and function the way they should. After completing four years of dental school, prosthodontists receive an extra three years of specialized training in an American Dental Association (ADA) accredited graduate program. Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the ADA.
Many like to think of prosthodontists as the “quarterback” of a dental treatment plan. They regularly lead teams of general dentists, specialists, and other health professionals to develop solutions to your dental needs.