Dentistry for the Entire Family
John Cretzmeyer, DDS:
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Dentistry for the Entire Family
John Cretzmeyer, DDS
Fridley, MN













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Renee H. from Minneapolis, MN (Source: Yelp)


I have a special needs child and I held off taking him to the dentist until he was 3 years old because I was afraid of what a disaster the experience would turn into and traumatize him.  Had I known how awesome Dentistry for the Entire Family would be I would have taken him sooner.  He had a great time, and the staff was all so caring and accomodating without making me feel like they were making special accomodations, this just seems to be how they operate.  Caring, understanding, and fun.  I set up an appointment for myself to transfer over from my current clinic because they were all so great.  I will continue to drive by about 8 other clinics to go to Dentistry for the Entire Family, and will be bringing my baby girl in when she turns 1 as I now have no fears and know I can trust this team.

Kathleen Pastones (Source: Google)


I walked in one day in a lot of pain. And a couple hours later I walked out pain free. The next day after the novocaine wore off I was expecting to be in some pain, but there was no pain. I was very scared going to the dentist, but they made me feel relaxed. I have never been to this dental office, as for a matter of fact no dentists office in many years. I felt so good about Dentistry for the Entire Family, I went back the next day and had my teeth cleaned. Again I thought it would hurt really bad but it felt so good to have my teeth cleaned. And no pain. My teeth were really dingy looking, now they look bright again. I would like to thank everyone for the good care I received and taking me in without a true appointment.

Eric Hansen (Source: Facebook)


The whole staff is fantastic. I have been going to Doc and team for over four decades and just got a 17 year old crown redone. Everyone does their jobs with efficiency because they are all super pros. I don’t live nearby but have been making the drive to see them because their that good and fun to be around!However today was lots of nova-cane but done well! Everyone has been working there for a long time and it shows in there professionalism. Cheers!

Adam S. from Minneapolis, MN (Source: Yelp)


I have been coming here for years. Even after moving away I continue to come back. Staff turnover seems very low and a lot of familiar faces when I show up. My main interaction is with the hygienist  and I have same one every time. And you’ll never need to worry about forgetting your appointment, they text and email you reminders to be sure you’re there.

Valerie Halvorson (Source: Google)


Hope all stars are good. I’ve been a patient at dentistry for the entire family about 15 years , that says a lot . Always had great service from phone calls, checking in, insurance and everyone I’ve came in contact with. Very good dental hygienists and I’ve been seen by all the dentist there and they are great. I will continue my care there . And I just want to say thank you to everybody at dentistry for the entire family.

Mary L. from Minneapolis, MN (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to DFTEF for about 3 years. Before that I was with the same wonderful dentist for 50 years. He was aware of all my fears, and anxiety so I knew he would take care of me. Never in a million years did I think I could find someone as good to replace him. Boy was I wrong. My very first interaction was with the front desk to inquire about starting getting my dental needs met there. They were so helpful and friendly. What a great first impression. My second experience was with my first clean & check Appt. I was greeted by my hygienist (Emily). She was a great match for me. Friendly, professional, & very very sweet. Thankfully I have been her patient for all my cleanings. Until now for three years I’ve only needed my teeth cleaned. So on to my third experience. My worst nightmare is having extensive dental work done. Today I met with the Dental Assistant (Jenny), and Dr Laing. I’m sorry I don’t remember the name of the Hygienist who gave me my novocaine, but she was great too. Well again I was met by the best fit I could have asked for. Aware of my severe anxiety they could not have been more understanding, comforting & compassionate. This is long, but I wanted people with severe anxiety like myself to know that there are places they can go & not be judged or made to feel bad about their fears. Thanks to all of the professionals in the this office, you are very much appreciated. My Husband & daughter also come here for checkups and work. They have different people to work with, and have had great experiences with them as well.

Cheri G. from Saint Paul, MN (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Cretzmeyer for over 30 years. I’ve had fillings, crowns, and of course, cleaning. He has the most up to date equipment, friendly staff, and with 40 years of experience, I wouldn’t go anywhere else. He has a professional yet gentle manner, and always brings a smile to my face. He’s absolutely wonderful with kids. Also, I can’t say enough about his staff. Many have been working with him for years. That should convince you of what a great dentist he is! One unfortunate review shouldn’t sway you. He is the best!

Mai Thao (Source: Google)


I’m a new client at the place, and the staff is super friendly. The person that was cleaning my teeth made me feel comfortable, and she explains the procedures to make sure I know what is going on. I believe her name was Britney, so if it’s your first time there, I recommend meeting her. Overall I love this place, and I will continue to go there for any of my dental appointments!

Wayne Hanson (Source: Google)


As a person who’s least favourite thing is to go to the dentist, I have to say that my last appointment for prep for a crown, which included novocaine, was not only painless but left me laughing my head off (no gas involved). All 3 professionals who worked on me were extremely sensitive to my needs, highly competent and unexpectedly hilarious. What a team. It reflects my previous visits to this dental office. Who can say they look forward to the next time in a dental chair? This clinic delivers!

Robyn D. from Scandia, MN (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. Cretzmeyer for many years and have had extensive dental work done over those years. I have always been pleased with the excellent quality of work, and the very caring and professional staff. They have all gone out of their way to welcome me, make me feel taken care of, and when I leave, I leave with a big smile.

Beth Denning (Source: Facebook)


I was able to be seen same day as a new patient. Very kind staff. The hygienist and provider were up front about what to expect and explained things thoroughly, asked if I had questions. The hygienist was talkative (but not too much) and gentle. Very sweet. When finished I met to establish cost and treatment plan. They were Upfront and explained the whole process and what to expect.

Jamielynn Sparre (Source: Google)


We absolutely love Dentistry for the entire family, by daughters are 6 and 8 and have been seeing the staff here since they were 2 years old. The Docs would let them come in with me when I got my teeth cleaned so they would be comfortable, and now I think they make excuses to go see the dentist. They are so compassionate and kind!! When I started my Journey to get my teeth corrected from years of not knowing how to take care of my teeth I was 21 years old, we have worked together for years now and my teeth and mouth are healthy and beautiful. Highly recommend them!

 (Source: Yelp)


Chris Larson (Source: Facebook)


I have been going to Dentistry For The Entire Family since 1976 when they were located in North Minneapolis with a very small staff. I have seen them move and grow to a much larger and very successful office. I will never change dentists. I love how they have taken great care of my teeth over these last 44 years. So professional and SO friendly. Highly recommended. My son has also been going there for the same amount of years and also loves them.

Ashley Carter (Source: Facebook)


I have anxiety when it comes to going to the dentist but my experience here has led me to bring my 4 year old as well. No judging, lecturing, etc. Everyone has always been super positive, genuinely kind, and the entire experience has been amazing! My 4 year old said it was the “best day ever!” at her first visit. We definitely recommend!

Debbie Waldon (Source: Facebook)


My most favorite dental professionals! Dr. Cretzmeyer and his team of professionals do the job right. They listen, don’t judge, offer solutions and do high grade professional work. I am a hot mess when it comes to dental issues, and Dr. Cretzmeyer and his team help me so that things don’t seem as scary. Thank you for being the go-to team!

Melissa Murphy (Source: Google)


I got in right away (maybe even a little early). Everyone at every part of the process is so friendly. I don’t love going to the dentist but they really put you at ease! I have recently switched to this dental office because they were able to crown my tooth that broke, when my previous dentist said I would have to have oral surgery, miss 2 days of work and it was going to cost more than $1000.00 more than what I paid for the crown. I was glad I sought out a second opinion and now I have a new GREAT dentist and dental office!

Louis Thompson (Source: Google)


This was the best dental experience I have ever had. They took time to listen to what happened and what my concerns were. They explained everything in a manner to understand. When it came time to discuss the cost after insurance they were great and openly explained. I highly recommend them to anyone. Professional and up to date office and equipment

Elizabeth Abel (Source: Google)


I willingly travel over 2 hours one way to have all cleanings and dental work done by these amazing people! From the professional and kind people who answer the phone & get you checked in, to the hygienists & dentists, everyone is wonderful. No lectures, they take the time to listen to any concerns, and explain things every step of the way. I recommend them to everyone.

Connie S. from Minneapolis, MN (Source: Yelp)


I am surprised someone gave a bad review. I can not recommend a dentist more. I have been seeing Dr. Cretzmeyer since he had his practice in Minneapolis. I also see Dr. Lang and he is equally as wonderful! I have sent coworkers there and they love it there as well. In fact the other day one of my coworkers said she recommended them to a friend. My kids actually like going to the dentist and this is do to the great care they get at Dentistry for the entire family. They have things for the kids to do while they wait. There even is a video game machine and my kids would beg to go early just so they cold get enough play time. my daughter recently had teeth pulled there and she asked if they could just pull all the remaining loose ones, the dental assistants could hardly believe the request! I completely recommend the dentists here!

Debra R. from Minneapolis, MN (Source: Yelp)


I have high anxiety and a definite phobia about dental work. So much so, that had not been to a dentist in years. When I experienced severe pain from a cracked and decayed tooth, I knew I needed to finally go. I researched dentists in my area and found Dentistry for the Entire Family. They state that they offer pain free dentistry, so I decided to give them a try. When I called, they were able to give me an appointment late the next afternoon. They basically squeezed me in between appointments due to the pain I was experiencing. All staff at the clinic were friendly, professional, knowledgeable, accommodating, and above all CARING! They performed a full exam, identified the problem, and although they could not complete a root canal that afternoon, they made sure I had an appointment set with a nearby orthodontist for the next day. Not only did the orthodontist exhibit the same great qualities of the staff at Dentistry for the Entire Family, he made the visit absolutely pain free. He also did a wonderful job with the root canal. I cannot praise this clinic enough. I will definitely be back for further dental work, and wouldn’t think of going elsewhere. You guys are the best!!!

Yolanda McCray (Source: Facebook)


I had tooth and gum pain for a while….I called Entire Dentistry they gave me a same day appointment….I was seen right away which such good care from the staff….I have been going here for a while and they are so nice to me….I was scared to go to the dentist but they make you feel so comfortable when you are there….Thank you all for coming to work everyday and putting smiles on everybofy face that visit the office

Dan Westrum (Source: Google)


I’ve been seeing Dr. Cretzmeyer et al for 41 years and have received nothing but outstanding service. When I’ve had an urgent need, they’ve worked me in immediately. I’ve been seeing Jeanna lately for my routine care and like the other professionals I’ve seen, she gave me first class care. My wife had been seeing another group for her care, but when she needed some urgent crown work, they got her in immediately and gave her first class service. She was very happy with the level of service and the timeliness of the service and will continue to see Dentristy for the Entire Family!

Amanda Mickelson (Source: Google)


This is the best dentist of all time. I have been going here for about 10 years after a co-worker recommended them to me. I came to them nervous and skeptical after a life time of dental issues & pain. They have been nothing but exceptional. The staff are incredibly helpful and friendly. The technicians are so wonderful and thorough. The doctors are personable, thorough and understanding of your dental, financial and emotional needs. I used to be terrified to go the dentist and now I genuinely look forward to it!

Julie G. from Saint Paul, MN (Source: Yelp)


I love this place! I have severe anxiety when it comes to dentists, but for the past 4 years their staff has treated me like family and has helped me over come my fear. The lady at the desk when you check in has always been friendly and smiling. The hygienists are knowledgeable and are easy to relate to when I need to keep my mind busy. There is one with a poodle (I forgot her name), she was able to keep me calm even when my anxiety was at it’s worst. Their office has completely redone my smile. They gave it a beautiful make over and fixed all my gaps! I never smiled before for photographs with my teeth showing and now I can’t stop smiling! All three dentists that I’ve worked with have been helpful and I’ve never felt rushed. They’ve always done what was needed and they’ve never caused me an ounce of pain. They’ve worked with my budget and with my insurance to make sure all my work was scheduled within my means. All in all I can’t say enough good things. They remember you and you’re treated like family. I will never go to another dentist and I will never bring my children anywhere else. My son also loves his goodies after a cleaning. They are the best!

Steve F. from Saint Paul, MN (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to them for more than 15 years. I did not take care of my teeth and gums for a long time before visiting them. I feel they were very patient with me and I have a great set of teeth and gums today. I have also had 2 teeth capped. One did fall of after a few months and they took care of it promptly and at no charge. I have had no problems with my caps after about five years. Great staff of dental hygienists.

Sandy Washington (Source: Facebook)


Dr Cretzymeyer is my Dentist, Kat (my songbird) hums the entire visit, which I love, Its calming, My anxiety is always on 10, just the thought of having to be at the dentist. They actually listen to you, and adhere to your concerns and feelings. Emily, and Kay are all a part of my team. Convenience and availability is always a priority. Sandy Washington.

Jacky S. from Circle Pines, MN (Source: Yelp)


I’ve have been a patient at DFTEF for over 20 years.  I was extremely fearful, had not been to the dentist in years and they were just wonderful!  They worked with me, no judgement, fixed all my problems and I have a beautiful smile!!  I can’t imagine seeing any other dentist!  All the staff is caring and compassionate. I’ve referred several of my family and friends over the years and will continue use to do so.

Debbie W. from Minneapolis, MN (Source: Yelp)


It makes me a bit sad that someone had a bad experience with this business, because it overshadows how good and kind they have been for me. Everyone, from scheduling, cleaning, two crowns, more cleaning and billing have been top notch as far as services for me. I have seen a lot of dentists and specialists, and when I compare this team to others, they are great. They don’t make you feel like a number and never push stuff on you you don’t need. Even though I can be difficult at times, they treat me with respect and great compassion. Love this dental office.

Darla Ramsbottom (Source: Google)


Dr. Cretzmeyer and his staff have been wonderful to me for almost 20 years. Everyone is patient, understanding and caring. I lost my crown while in St. Louis recently and flew back to MN for a few days to have Dr. Cretzmeyer look at it. I can’t imagine going anywhere else. His assistant at this appt was Kat and she was so sweet and kind and even took the time to switch me to another room because the nitrous didn’t seem to be working in the room I was in. She never made me feel badly about it or that I was wasting their time. She just wanted me to be comfortable. This is one of the reasons that no matter where I am, I will always go to Dr. Cretzmeyer for my dental work.

Steve Nelson (Source: Google)


After 10 plus years of skipping the dentist due to anxiety and general fear, based on reviews I chose them. Throughout my initial visit and follow ups, theymade me feel completely at ease, made sure I was comfortable, and got me to a point where I am no longer going to fear dentist again. Caring and understanding of my anxiety. And no shaming!

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Ron Ruch (Source: Facebook)


After waiting through the pandemic season we were able to get in for our cleaning, since Jan 2020. The scheduling person was amazing & accomadating! We were not delayed upon our visit! 5 min and we were in the chair! My hygienist was new to me but very kind & gentle. I mentioned to Holly that I couldn’t feel when she touched my gums, that has never happened my whole life! Thank you for serving us!!!!

Carissa Behrendt (Source: Google)


Dentistry for the Entire Family is wonderful for all members of the family! They are responsive to urgent situations and fabulous for routine preventative health visits. They make my daughter (almost 4) excited to go to the dentist. They are very flexible with her and go at her pace. Recently, my daughter had an urgent need. They got us in last minute and referred us to a specialist to take care of our need. The specialty scheduler, Donna, spent so much time trying to find us options for our daughter and made multiple phone calls to ensure we had options that we wanted. Thank you for going above and beyond to ensure our family was taken care of! Another great experience with Dentistry for the Entire Family!

Dan Westrum (Source: Facebook)


I’ve been going to Dr Cretzmeyer for 40 years and have always had outstanding care. Most recently I had a crown put in and they saw me promptly for the first step in the process, and then he was very patient with me and took the time to ensure I had a proper fit. The rest of the dental staff and the admin staff are also exceptional. I have always received top notch care. I highly recommend the entire group for your dental needs!