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Welcome to Longfellow Family Dentistry, Your Dentist in Minneapolis, MN

At Longfellow Family Dentistry, we value our patient relationships, making it our priority to deliver gentle compassionate care that you deserve from a dentist in Minneapolis. We work hard to make you feel at ease by providing exceptional patient care in a relaxed, convenient atmosphere. We strive to develop lifelong relationships with our patients by combining the latest dental technology with a professional and compassionate staff. The result is a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. We also believe that patients should have sufficient information to make educated decisions about their oral health, treatment options and choice of dentist in Minneapolis. You’ll find all of this important information on our website, including directions to our Minneapolis office, service descriptions, patient forms, patient education resources and more.

Not only are we a leading dentist in Minneapolis, we are a full-service practice providing for all of your dental needs.

Our services include:

  • General Dentistry
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Crowns
  • Preventive Care
  • Periodontal Exams

Should you ever need additional information about our practice, we are always available to answer your questions. Let us care for your entire family! We look forward to meeting you.

Meet Our Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Stephen Tervola

    Dr. Tervola did his undergraduate work at the University of Minnesota (U of M). He continued and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the U of M School of Dentistry in 1978.

    For the past 30 years, Dr. Tervola has been practicing at Longfellow Family Dentistry along with his dental hygienists and assistant who have been with him for those 30 years as well as his receptionist for the past 25 years. This veteran team is dedicated to providing quality service in a family-oriented environment.

    Dr. Tervola enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, traveling to warm locations with his wife, golfing, his occasional trip to Las Vegas and spending time during the summer at his cabins with family and friends.

  • Terry - Receptionist

    Terry is our receptionist who handles scheduling as well as our insurance and billing department. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren aswell as sampling craft beers on her free time.

  • Pam - Registered Dental Assistant

    Pam is our registered dental assistant. She got her initial training as ad ental assistant while serving in the US Army. After getting out of the army she attended Hennepin County College to attain her current position as a registered dental assistant. She is an avid Minnesota Vikings fan. She spends her free time with her mother, working in the yard and watching HGTV.

  • Sue - Dental Hygienist

    Sue is our dental hygienist who also grew up in south Minneapolis. She went through the Dental Hygiene program at the University of Minnesota and has spent her entire career working at our office. She especially enjoys time with her grandson, cooking, volunteering, and trips to Lake Vermillion.

  • Deb - Dental Hygienist

    Deb graduated with a B.A. in Dental Hygiene and has spent her career in family dentistry with an emphasis on periodontal treatment. She loves working with all ages from childhood through adulthood.

    When not at the office she travels with her husband, gardens, quilts and enjoys spending time with their four children and their families.

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Hours of Operation

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8:00 AM-12:00 PM


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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • ""Small, professional, very friendly office. My son and I have had
    whitening, bridge work, cleaning, cavities filled, as well as repairs done on my front teeth.""
  • ""Very clean, professional, and friendly environment. Each visit I walk into a warm smile and exceptional service," said a patient of six years. "Dr. Tervola is very honest and never over diagnoses or overcharges. I plan to bring my kids here someday.""
  • ""This group has been together for many, many years so they have small town friendliness. The office is tiny, modest, cozy and very clean.""