When a dentist talks about having a specialty, that’s not just talk. At least, it shouldn’t be.
The American Dental Association recognizes nine specialties, and our own Dr. Mark W. Wilhelm is one of those specialists.
Specifically, he is a prosthodontist. We’ll explain what that means in a moment. What you need to know is that he has the skills and experience to give you a smile that looks as good and many times better than it ever has.
If you have damaged or lost teeth, we encourage you to visit our office in Woodbury, MN. You can plan your visit by calling 651-319-9064.
Becoming a Prosthodontist
Dentistry, like medicine, has different kinds of doctors who focus on different aspects of care.
It’s why you have a family physician to do preventive care, but you would go to a surgeon if you needed a specific procedure or a dermatologist if you are dealing with a skin condition.
In dentistry, general dentists can do a lot of things, and we know general dentists who are amazing at what they do. But a prosthodontist like Dr. Wilhelm is an expert in replacing missing teeth and repairing teeth that have been damaged.
All prosthodontists must first graduate from dental school and obtain a dental license. Then they must complete a three-year residency for specialized training in services including implants placements and restorations, such as dental crowns, bridges, and dentures.
Meet Our Doctor
Dr. Wilhelm has been helping patients rebuild their beautiful smile for decades, and he has been serving families in Woodbury and the surrounding area since 1990.
He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois, then he attended Southern Illinois University, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 1985. He continued his studies at Indiana University, which is where he earned his certificate in prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics.
He was hired to teach at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1989, and he continues to serve as a consultant for the school. He is a member of the team in the Health East Hospital system, including St. Joe’s, St. John’s, and Woodwinds.
Even with his extensive training, Dr. Wilhelm has maintained his desire to learn more so he can provide the best care possible. He has studied at the renowned Misch Implant Institute (Pittsburgh), where he achieved Fellowship status. He also has obtained mentor status and is considered a recognized specialist at the Kois Center.
He also widely respected by his peers for his expertise. He and other members of our team have presented seminars on restorative care and implantology to family and cosmetic dentists throughout the state.
Skills You Can Trust
If you are missing teeth, need teeth removed and replaced, or you just need to repair teeth that are broken or cracked, you should go to a dentist you know with fix your smile correctly. Dr. Wilhelm has helped thousands of patients who were considered too far gone or too difficult by other dentists.
No matter the condition of your teeth, we can help you restore your smile and give you replacements that function as well as healthy natural teeth.