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Reuter Family Dentistry to open new clinic

Reuter Family Dentistry announced plans for a new state of the art dental clinic in Wadena. The new facility will be located at 80 Juniper Avenue, near the entrance to Walmart.

The clinic will feature the latest in dental innovation, including digital x-rays, on site equipment

sterilization and custom athletic mouth guards.

"Research has shown strong links between people's oral maintenance and their overall health," said Dr. Heidi Reuter, D.D.S. and owner of Reuter Family Dentistry. "We want to offer dental care that's at the forefront of technology to people in Wadena."

A native to the Wadena area, Reuter graduated with honors from the College of St. Benedict's, then earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

After practicing in Rochester and Hastings for several years, she and husband Ryan decided to move their young family back north.

"We knew we wanted a dental practice near family and friends," said Ryan Reuter, business manager and owner of Reuter Family Dentistry. The Reuters bought the practice in Wadena from Dr. James Matthiae in January 2010. "We soon realized we needed a larger facility to serve our patients, and started looking for a suitable building site in Wadena," Reuter said.

In addition to the latest technology, other features of the new clinic focus on patient comfort and

privacy, including a special waiting area designed just for kids and family friendly exam rooms. "Our goal is to make visiting the dentist a positive experience for everyone by first giving people friendly, comfortable surroundings, then giving them outstanding care," Dr. Reuter said.

Crews broke ground for the new clinic in July, and the Reuters hope to open their doors by December. Until then Dr. Reuter and Dr. Matthiae will treat patients at the current facility on 1st Street, and they always welcome new patients.

"The new facility is a huge investment," said Ryan Reuter, "and it's one we're excited to make in