As a team we promise to earn and keep your trust. We make a commitment to our patients, to listen to your concerns as well as keeping your smile healthy and beautiful. We want your teeth to last a lifetime.
I have had many patients ask me through my years in dentistry, how do you do what you do? To many people, working in the mouth, and not only working in it, enjoying and loving my work, is something they can’t quite understand. And after some self reflection, I have come to the the realization that my passions in life are perfectly suited for my calling to be a dentist.
Art, science, and people. That’s is the gift that dentistry gives me everyday. For as long as I can remember , I have always loved art. Some of my earliest memories are me with a pencils and paper drawing. Then, as I went through school, I discovered I also had a natural inclination for science. Friends of my family’s were teachers and would give us old text books, and I would spend afternoons looking through them learning about what lightning is or how flowers grow. That love for science and art is a great foundation for dentistry. But it wouldn’t mean as much without my third love, getting to work with people.
This love for dentistry has led me here, to Oxboro Family Dental. To a place where this incredible team has been providing care for their patients for many years.
Dr. Saldarriaga(“Sal-dar-e-a`-ga”) is a board certified Prosthodontist. He specializes in treating and handling dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structures. Prosthodontists are highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, restorative dentistry, and more. Essentially, prosthodontists are the recognized experts with anything that needs to be replaced in your mouth. Dr. Saldarriaga obtained his DDS from the prestigious UCSF School of Dentistry and completed a three-year residency in Prosthodontics as well as his Masters of Science degree at the University of Minnesota (UMN). Dr. Saldarriaga has been practicing dentistry for more than 14 years in the Twin Cities and is part time Faculty at UMN school of Dentistry During his free time he likes to spend time with his wife Sara and lovely son Victor.
Sandy Is a Dental Hygienist. She graduated from Mankato State University with a degree in Dental Hygiene.
She has been part of Oxboro Family Dental’s team since 1991.
Sandy enjoys spending her time away from the office with family and friends. She also loves to garden in the summer months and is involved in a local women’s club that keeps her very busy.
She has been in the dental field since 1997, both in the business office and as a Licensed and Certified Dental Assistant.
Michelle has been working with what she calls an amazing team here since 2010 and is an integral part of what happens in the practice.
In her spare time Michelle enjoys being with her family and friends.
Denise is a licensed Dental Assistant; she has been with Oxboro Family Dental since 1989.
Denise grew up in Bloomington, MN and raised her family in Farmington, MN where she lives.
In time away from the office, she is always working on some DIY project around her home. Denise also enjoys snowmobiling and spending time with family and friends at her camper home on Rush Lake.
She has been in the dental field since 1980, both in the business office and as a Licensed Dental Assistant. Deb has been working with Dr. Sara and Dr. Augusto since 2018 and works hard at getting all your insurance claims paid.
In her spare time Deb likes refinishing furniture, and enjoys being with her family and friends.
She has been in the dental field since 2019, She graduated from Normandale Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Alexandra grew up in Bloomington and still lives here with her family. Alexandra has been working with Dr. Sara since 2022 and is in the office seeing patients four days a week. In her spare time Alexandra enjoys being with her family and friends.
She has been in the dental field since 2022. Ellie came to us from running her own Home Daycare to then working for the USDA food program. Dr. Sara as her Dentist knew Ellie and convinced her to change careers to come work for her. Ellie had a lot to learn since she had never worked in the dental field before, but took on the challenge with open arms, and is now the Treatment coordinator who goes over treatment costs with you. In her spare time Ellie enjoys being with her family and friends.