St Paul Family Dentistry
Peter Stanton, DDS:
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St Paul Family Dentistry
Peter Stanton, DDS
Saint Paul, 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: 6:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 6:30 am to 8:00 pm

Wednesday: 6:30 am to 8:00 pm

Thursday: 6:30 am to 7:00 pm

Friday: 6:30 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Lyle H. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Stanton has been my dentist for 20+ years, and I have the highest praise for his skills, professional manner, guidance and genuine care for his patients. I trust him completely, and he has transformed and helped me maintain my dental health to a greater degree than, at one time, I thought would be possible. He is the best health care provider that I have ever had in my life – and I’ve been around quite a while. I also give the dental assistant, Amanda, and the dental hygienist, Jackie, the highest marks for their tremendous skills and professionalism. I am always assured that I am in the best of care at St. Paul Family Dentistry.

Nancy Salmon (Source: Google)


Every time I go to this office I come out smiling! They are so competent along with being so personable! Shout out to Cheri and Dr. Stanton for their amazing work! Getting a crown isn’t anyone’s idea of fun but you both made it the best experience it could be!! Thanks for all of the comfort you provide. I never doubt your care. Being with you for over 20 years says it all!! This is the dentist office I’d choose if you want the best!

Kelly Callaway (Source: Facebook)


I have been a patient at St. Paul Family Dentistry for 15+ years. The staff is amazing, and the office is always spotless and well-maintained. It is easy to schedule convenient appointments. I highly recommend this dental office – especially Jackie, dental hygienist – she is AWESOME! I have been her patient for the entire 15+ years.

Alex B. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I brought someone in a couple years back who had extreme tooth pain with a likely abscess. It was a last minute appointment, and the person didn’t have proof of insurance. They got her in right away and helped her while she had the tooth pulled. They gave her good advice about when to go to a regular dentist and to look into antibiotics. They were very fair about pricing and gave her complimentary X Rays.

Jeffrey Haefemeyer (Source: Google)


I did not have a regular dentist and found myself with a broken tooth and needed to be seen quickly. Another office had me scheduled three weeks out. St. Paul Family Dentistry fit me in that morning. It was determined that they could save the tooth with a crown, which they completed later that day. There was no temporary crown and a later visit. I am petrified by the dentist in general, but the whole staff was great and made this adventure a pleasant experience. This is an easy recommendation.

Holl L. from North End, St. Paul, MN (Source: Yelp)


I have been going here for 8+ years. The hygienists are all very nice and have been there for many years. I used to see Dr. Stanton which I like a lot but when a new dentist came I started seeing him for the years following (Dr. Opack). They are efficient, thorough and friendly. The only time I felt they were selling me on something was to get me to use an electronic toothbrush… I took the bait and now I love them for turning me on to it! How did I ever think my teeth were clean before having one is beyond me! I refer all my friends and family here.

Shawn H. from St Michael, MN (Source: Yelp)


Doctors and staff are great. I been getting my teeth cleaned for over 10 years here and have no complaints about their service. I bring both of my children (now 6 and 8 yrs old), and they love the staff. Not sure why someone would complain about the service this office provides?? I give’em two thumbs up

Stephanie Kurkoski (Steph) (Source: Google)


I have been a patient at St. Paul Family Dentistry for a couple of years now and have been very pleased with their work, professionalism and especially patient care. Today I had a cleaning with Lori for the first time and she was just the sweetest. She was so thorough and addressed my concerns. Being a dental professional myself, I get excited about people like her! Dr. Stanton was wonderful as always, humorous and professional, and he truly listens to me and takes the time to discuss my treatment with me. The other staff are also so genuine, friendly and accommodating. Amanda and Sheri have been with me since day one and are amazing assistants in every way. They always stop to say hi even in passing, and Erica up front always remembers me and takes the time to say hello and ask me about my dog, even on a busy morning. It is truly a great team here.

A Ritari (Source: Google)


I have been regularly visiting St. Paul Family Dentistry for over 2 years. At first, the visits were difficult, (I have PTSD) and I broke down crying at frustration over the condition of a couple of my teeth. I have seen all three dentists, and Dr. Stanton was very compassionate. The desk staff have been amazing, the hygienists have been amazing, and once I disclosed my PTSD, I was given Dani as a hygienist, and she is WONDERFUL. It’s still difficult getting through visits, but I haven’t had any new cavaties, or problems whatsoever. It’s the first time I’ve felt like I’ve had dental care where I get help staying on the right track.

Greg W. from Saint Paul, MN (Source: Yelp)


This is by far one of the best dentists around. I used to hate going to the dentist because of the lectures and the pain associated with going. When I made the initial appointment with St. Paul Family Denistry they asked what I didn’t like about my past dentists and were genuine when they were listening. They explain the procedures as they are going and show you before they begin what they are going to do. Best of all they understand that YOU are the boss and they only do the work that you want done. They are all kind and professional in their service. I would recomened this dentist to anyone who has had a bad experience. Their prices are a little higher than others but its well worth the extra money. They have specialists in every aspect of dentistry from the receptionists, billing, insurance and so on. They take the time to explain your coverage in great detail and tell you how much out of pocket you will need before any work is done. There are no suprises here!!!

Kayle Julin (Source: Google)


The professionalism and friendliness of the whole team is outstanding (Erica and Trish at the front desk, to Amanda and Cheri as my dental hygienist/assistants and Dr. Stanton and his colleagues + many others). Every visit is like visiting friends. I’ve seen St. Paul Family dentistry for everything from routine cleaning, to root canal + crowns, to Invisalign/Propel procedures to emergency appointments. Anytime I go in, they always thoroughly explain everything in a way I understand and can put me to ease in seconds. I would highly recommend this dentistry to anyone. Keep up the awesome work St. Paul Family dentistry 🙂

Cory Anderson (Source: Google)


I had an emergency with infected gums/abscess and they were able to get me care right away for an appointment. It had been about 10 years since my last cleaning. Also I was a brand new patient on top of it. They did everything very well for the circumstance, explained it to me well too, and I really liked the hygienist she was kind and did a very thorough job. The dentist was amazing too, he called that night and left a voicemail to check on how I was doing, left his personal number in case my infection worsened, and he did a thorough job as well. No dentist I’ve ever had, has called to see how I was doing, which I think that gesture exceeds all. I’ll be coming back for future appointments and had a good experience overall. Not a single complaint

Jackson R. from Saint Paul, MN (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient at this office for 18 years. I absolutely love the staff and the work that they have done for me! I feel that I owe it to them that I have only had two cavities in my entire life. They are very into preventing cavities. I like that they let me decide whether or not I want to get fluoride. I always say YES! I highly recommend St. Paul Family Dentistry!

Josh H. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t recommend this place enough! I recently convinced my wife to get her teeth checked at St. Paul Family Dentistry and she, too, felt the experience was quite good. I have been having my teeth checked and cleaned here since I had teeth. The front office staff are incredibly friendly and the friendly experience continues into the exam room. My dental hygienist Kim is both friendly and professional; she does a painless yet thorough cleaning job that leaves your teeth much healthier and cleaner! If you are looking for a new dentist in the Twin Cities, look no further. If you’re very attached to a great dentist (like me), you might even make this your dentist, even though you live far, far away!

Atzel Vargas (Source: Facebook)


They have a wonderful staff and provide a very comfortable setting. I had to get a deep cleaning done, Danielle was very proffesional and informative through the whole thing. They truly provided the best dentistry experience I have had.

Cami Smalley (Source: Facebook)


I’ve been trusting St. Paul Family Dentistry with my teeth-care for more than a decade. The entire staff are kind and professional. I used to dread going to the dentist… but they go out of their way to keep me comfortable. And I have every confidence in their office during this COVID time. They are clean, thorough, and mindful.

Maivnyiaj Hawj (Source: Facebook)


From the people at the reception desk to the doctors, everyone treat their customers with care and respect. They’re all very knowledgeable and is always an extra step ahead when it comes to making sure their customers get the best treatment. I highly recommend St. Paul Family Dentistry!

Claude Cassagne (Source: Google)


I am exceedingly glad I found St Paul Family Dentistry in 2016 when I wanted to start on Invisalign. Eventually I switched from my previous dental clinic to St Paul Family Dentistry. Dr. Stanton, who saw me through then entire Invisalign cycle, continues to be helpful with it. Both Drs Opack have fixed my teeth. Today, Dr. David Opack treated me and installed a crown. He was gentle, thorough and professional. His brother, Dr. Joseph Opack, has also done some fillings and other dental work for me. He is as friendly and knowledgeable as the other Drs. I can’t forget to praise the assistants and hygienists. They’re gentle, professional and some of them make me laugh.

Jessica Kunkel (Source: Google)


Friendliest dental practice I’ve ever been too! I learned in much detail about my teeth and exactly what I needed to do to keep up with them. I even learned new things about them I didn’t know before. From start to finish at my appointment it went so smooth and easy. Highly recommend if you are new to the area and are looking for a place to make an appointment.

Aubs D. from Saint Paul, MN (Source: Yelp)


I just switched dentists because my old one is too far away and I’ve been so happy with St. Paul Family Dentistry as my new dentist!  All the staff is super nice and friendly, I felt very safe and well taken care of, and each of my visits was quick and well done.  The hygienist even put vaseline on my lips while my mouth was pried open for a good half hour – such a gem! Would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a new dentist!

Sarah D. from Little Canada, MN (Source: Yelp)


I had to have an emergency root canal and Dr. Stanton and his staff got me in right away. Everyone in the office really helped me stay calm and went above and beyond in making sure I felt better. I can’t say enough good things about St. Paul Family Dentistry. If you’re looking for a new dentist- this is the place for you!

Gene Thompson (Source: Facebook)


I had a chipped front tooth repaired by Dr. Stanton today and you can’t even tell that it was chipped. He does amazing work and has a great personality. Also had my teeth cleaned by Kim who also does an amazing job. I have nothing but good things to say about St. Paul Family Dentistry.

Susan (Source: Google)


Been going to Saint Paul Family Dentistry since I did my Invisalign with Dr. Stanton years ago. He and Cheri were always amazing and made sure I understood the process and loved my results. I’ve had other work done since and I’ve always had great results with everyone I’ve seen. I now see Toni for my regular cleaning and she’s super personable, makes you feel comfortable and absolutely great at what she does. I’ve sent many friends and family their way because they do such a fantastic job.

Taylor West (Source: Google)


Decent experience. Had Heidi as a hygienist and she was great. I have really poor teeth with significant dental work done and still needed, as well as heightened dental anxiety because of childhood traumatic dental encounters. Felt a little shamed at first by the dentist but it felt like he was a bit more understanding and compassionate as we continued talking. The rest of the staff there were all very warm and welcoming. I will be continuing my dental care there as of now.

Tara B. from Minneapolis, MN (Source: Yelp)


There isn’t an office around that is better than St. Paul family dentistry. Let me start by saying I have a phobia of needles. Anytime I need a filling these guys step up to accommodate me. I pass out (or close to) every time I need a shot. Today I needed to get a few fillings and right away the staff grabbed me a fan, got oxygen and had the best bedside manner anyone could ask for, and that’s just the start. This staff takes the extra minute to make sure everything is perfect. I have had my wisdom teeth removed, teeth cleaned and cavities filled from them over the last 9 years. Every time they make sure my bite is lined up just right, make sure I’m comfortable in the chair, make sure I know the process of things (like not letting my cavities become root canals). They are the best. I couldn’t rave more about them. Front the front desk to the doctors and everyone in between. They make you feel comfortable, like you’re at home.

Laura Rossi (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Stanton and the staff at St. Paul Family Dentistry understood my fear of the dentist. They are all very patient and kind helping my get through my appointments. I’ve had a bunch of work done and now have an amazing smile. Thank you.

Marie Z. from St Paul, MN (Source: Yelp)


This place rocks!  The staff is so friendly and helpful.  My husband and I do not have dental insurance which is no problem here.  They offer a benefits plan for $295 per person per year which includes two cleanings, two exams, two fluoride treatments, bitewing x-rays, and 15% off all other services.  By purchasing the benefits plan we have been able to save a fortune on all of our dental work.  We recommend this place to all of our friends!

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


I just finished my 6 month cleaning with Dental Hygienist Kim and had another all around great experience at St Paul Family Dentistry. Kim is quick, efficient, gentle, and thorough. She gives great feedback about what’s going well in your mouth and what things you could do differently to improve other aspects of your oral health. Got in at 7am and was out the door by 8am. I love their flexible scheduling. I appreciate that this dental office does not push with upselling or offering unnecessary procedures. I have 1 tooth with mineralization on it from childhood and both dentists I’ve seen at this clinic have asked if it bothers me, and when I say no they totally back off and respect my decision to keep my weird tooth the way that it is. I have referred several people here. If you forget your chapstick and your lips get dry from stretching them open for so long, they’ll offer you one of their custom chapsticks. Vanilla mint all the way.

Cory Hazard (Source: Google)


Been going here for years. I had a root canal yesterday and I didnt feel a single thing. They are super thorough about what to expect and why things are being done. Each person always has a smile on their face and does whatever they can to make you comfortable!
I would recommend this place to anybody looking for a new Dentist or really just anyone in general!

Kenny Rodriguez (Source: Google)


I gave this place five stars for many different reasons, but I’ll just name a few to save you some time. First of all, they have very smart and informed dentist assistants, the assistants make it very easy to schedule your appointments by working through the loops of your insurance. Second of all they keep a clean and safe environment (COVID). All in all they are professional. I would recommend 100x

Stephen S. from St Paul, MN (Source: Yelp)


I have been going here for over 20 years. They have the most up to date technology. Very friendly and always take time to explain mouth health care options without pressure. They can do a crown in a hour visit. They make the crown at the same sitting visit rather than having to make 2 appointments. Easily located At Larpenteur and Lexington Ave.

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


I was home in MN visiting family and thought I had cracked a tooth. I had sudden pain but it would come and go so didn’t think much. I had just gone to a dentist where I live and had a clean check up. The pain got progressively worse and finally couldn’t take it anymore. A friend recommended me to Dr. Grayson West at St. Paul Family Dentistry and he was able to get me in on a moment’s notice! It turns out I had to have an emergency root canal done because I had a decay inside my tooth not a cracked or chipped tooth like I thought! Dr. Gray was able to do the procedure on the spot! I was so grateful for this because my pain was gone and had minimal discomfort while my tooth healed! I would highly recommend a visit to Dr. Gray for you or your family’s dental needs! He’s quite fantastic!

Selena Briseno (Source: Facebook)


I was recommended by the receptionist Cassie. I had worked with her at her other job. And I just went in for the consultation on Invisalign ! The consultation went so well, I had Sherri. Super bubbly, very personable, and had me laughing through our whole appt. very pleased with my visit. Then it turned into an appt for cleaning since I was looking for a new place for cleaning. (My recent person had left) so I got my cleaning done right after my Invisalign, with Jackie. And she was the sweetest ! She also gave me great options for cleaning and benefits of their place versus others. I definitely felt pleased and comfortable! I was checked up on and got tons of recommendations for preventative care, and the main dentist was a huge help as well. I know this will be where I go from now on ! Thank you all again !

Kara Lallman (Source: Google)


One of the things I appreciate the most about this office is that they tell it like it is. When I came in to have an assessment for invisalign I was asked when my last teeth cleaning was which had been just 6 months prior. My hygienist, Jackie :), who is the person I see every time now told me I needed a different type of cleaning and showed me xrays and told me why a deep cleaning needed to be done. I was shocked at the stuff she was showing me so I scheduled the appointment. My gums have never been healthier EVER, they don’t bleed at all now even when I floss quickly. Also, they were VERY clear about how much I needed to wear the invisalign and that if I didn’t properly follow the instructions that my teeth would go back. I REALLY appreciate this type of straight-forwardness because it is clear that they 1. want the best mouth health for you and 2. are not as worried about fluffing you and hurting your feelings. In cases like this where they are dealing with teeth that essentially affect your entire body’s biology I appreciate the honesty immensely!!!!!! (Don’t get me wrong they are always super friendly when I go in, I used to HATE the dentist and now it’s not bad at all). Fast forward: My teeth are now perfectly straight, not chipped, white as all white, and I could not be happier with my results! 2 of my friends now do invisalign with them and have switched to them as well for regular dental cleanings!

Pete Nelson (Source: Facebook)


I’ve been going to St Paul Family Dentistry for 20 yrs and they are awesome! Friendly and thoughtful service and exceptional dental care! You almost feel like family when you go there and are treated with genuine, kind and considerate care!