Welcome! Since 1988, Dresser Family Dentistry has been working with patients to provide the best comprehensive dental care for patients in the Owatonna area. Dr. Richard Dresser's 30 years experience in dentistry is coupled with genuine concern for their patients. All our staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well. Our goal is to keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright by providing services like fillings, root canals, crowns, sealants, bridges, veneers and implants. 

This web site provides you with an overview of our practice and the field of dentistry. As you navigate the site, you'll find information about Dresser Family Dentistry's practice philosophy, team members, our Owatonna office location, insurance policies, and appointment scheduling procedures. Please browse the site at your convenience and feel free to contact us with any questions.

You'll find a lot of valuable information on the web site about dental problems, diagnoses and treatments. We believe informed patients are better prepared to make decisions about their health and well being. We encourage you to review this information to help you understand any health concerns you may face.

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  • Richard Dresser

    Dr. Richard Dresser was born and raised in Edina, MN. His interest in dentistry began early on, having a father who was an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. After three years of studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Dr. Dresser was granted early acceptance into the University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry. Upon graduation in 1984, he became an associate dentist in a general dental practice in St. Paul, MN. In 1988, Dr. Dresser purchased an existing dental practice in Owatonna, moving it to our current state of the art facility in 2007.  


What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Dresser Family Dentistry made me smile again! After a devastating bike accident which resulted in major dental damage Dr. Dresser went above and beyond to repair my smile. Thanks to him, his amazing staff, and several visits you would never …"
    Stacy C.
  • "Friendly, respectful and compassionate dentist and staff! They pride themselves in making you feel comfortable and confident in your oral health and in your appearance! I highly recommend them!"
    Christy G.
  • "I have been visiting Dresser Family Dentistry for nearly 10 years and have always been very impressed with the level detail provided by all staff. They are intimately knowledgeable on all facets of their business and are sure to inform you …"
    Jonathan M.

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