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.
Stacy has been a Dental Hygienist since 2009. She graduated from Argosy University with a degree in Dental Hygiene.
She has been part of the Oxboro Family Dental Team since 2019.
Stacy enjoys spending her time away from the office with family and friends. She also loves to be outdoors and stay active, from biking to snowboarding to spending countless weekends at her family’s cabin on Leech Lake. She plays kickball, softball, and even competes in half marathons around the country. She has a passion for music especially classic rock. Stacy is always planning her next trip, aspiring to visit as many countries, states and cities as possible.
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.