“Gentle and Compassionate Care Is Important to Me”
Personal Care Dentistry is happy to welcome Dr. Craig Bremseth to our team. Dr. Bremseth has three decades of experience helping patients with their oral health care needs. Known by his patients and staff as “Dr. B.”, he is a 1991 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He received his undergraduate degree at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. After graduating with his dental degree, Dr. Bremseth worked as an associate dentist for five years in the Twin Cities for several different dental practices. In 1997, Dr. Bremseth opened his own general dental practice in downtown Red Wing. He expanded to a second clinic in Zumbrota in 2007 before selling the clinics in 2018 and moving back to the Twin Cities.
“I call myself a general dentist because I enjoy handling all of the usual dental procedures that the typical patient needs. Crowns and bridges are my favorites but I also have a lot of experience in restorative and cosmetic procedures. I really emphasize prevention to my patients. It can go a long way to preventing serious dental issues.”
According to Dr. Bremseth, he was attracted to working at Personal Care Dentistry after talking to Dr. Walter Hunt and Dr. Kyle Hunt and getting to know their philosophy of patient care. “Their Golden Rule of Dentistry fits into my approach to patient care, because gentle and compassionate dentistry is important to me,” says Dr. Bremseth. “Plus getting to know the patients and giving them options for their care is essential.”
In addition, Dr. Bremseth says the idea of just caring for patients and not having to worry about the business side of dentistry was attractive. “I spent 20+ years owning dental clinics and that doesn’t interest me anymore.”
Dr. Bremseth grew up in Plymouth and lettered in football, basketball and baseball in high school. He has three children, with two of them in college and one finishing up high school. His daughter is a freshman at Augustana College after earning 7 letters playing golf in high school. According to Dr. Bremseth, who is an avid golfer, his daughter beats him on a regular basis on the golf course.
Another favorite hobby of Dr. Bremseth is a Minnesota favorite – cribbage. In fact, he has played professionally and recently placed 16th in the state championship tournament (he had to play the top-ranked player in the state in the first round and lost). Cooking is also something Dr. Bremseth enjoys immensely. “I learned in high school initially, and that was partially because I was working at Golden Valley Country Club and watched the chef there prepare great food daily.” Watching spectator sports – the Gophers, Vikings and Twins – is another hobby for Dr. Bremseth, along with getting on the tennis court.