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Home | Our Dentists | Chris J. Fondell, DDS
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Chris J. Fondell, DDS

4.8 out of 5 (352 Reviews)(102 Comments)
Data integrity Press Ganey Certified
Park Dental LaSalle Plaza
800 LaSalle Ave S, Suite 100
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55402

P 612-338-4546

F 612-338-2059

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Overall Patient Rating
4.8 out of 5 (352 Reviews)(102 Comments)
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Education
  • B.E.S. (1976) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (1980) University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Professional
  • American Dental Association
  • Minnesota Dental Association
  • Mission Dentistry in Sierre Leone, West Africa
Personal

Dr. Fondell and his wife, Lauren, live in Bloomington. Lauren is a clinical psychologist and teaches at the University of St. Thomas. They have two young adult children. Dayna is an RN and Will is working in financial services. Dr. Fondell is an avid fisherman and enjoys hunting, hiking, exercising, volunteering, dancing (kind of), and most outdoor recreation activities.

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4.8 out of 5 (352 Reviews) (102 Comments)

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Excellent care and treatment plan.
5 out of 5
July 26, 2019
wonderful dentist- he took the time to explain every detail
5 out of 5
July 22, 2019
Dr. Fondell is the best dentist I have ever seen. He is caring, courteous, and ultimately really has a deep and wide knowledge of dentistry. Park Dental in general is an excellent practice, because it's a one stop shop for check-ups, cavities, extractions, and root canal work.
5 out of 5
June 2, 2019
I have total trust in Dr Fondell, who I have known for a long time; I have also been very satisfied with hygienist.
4.5 out of 5
May 14, 2019
doctor was only there a few minutes but did make notes for future
4.4 out of 5
May 9, 2019
doc spent less than 3 minutes with me during last exam.
2.3 out of 5
April 29, 2019
Dr Fondell is so great!
5 out of 5
April 17, 2019
Dr. Fondell in one word - awesome. I love coming to him. He performs all of the above to perfection. I wish all my physicians were like him. He is one of the main reasons I stay with Park Dental. He is very knowledgeable and always appears to have the best interest of the patient in mind.
5 out of 5
April 12, 2019
I have complete confidence in Dr Fondell and his team
5 out of 5
April 2, 2019
Dr. Fondel was very patient and informative. He informed me of each step to my extraction practice and when I asked for a break before the next step he was very respectful.
5 out of 5
March 22, 2019
Thoroughness of the exam and treatment from the hygienist was fair. The doctor's treatment was excellent.
4.7 out of 5
February 19, 2019
I must say, Dr. Fondell is the kindest most gentle man I've every known. He explains everything as he goes and there is no pain whatsoever. I was just telling my co-worker about my experience and what a great dentist this man is!
5 out of 5
February 4, 2019
Dr. Fondell is a treasure. He immediately makes me feel at ease and offer clear instructions about options for my dental care.
5 out of 5
December 21, 2018
I felt very well treated by Dr. Fondell. He explained the diagnostic procedures completely, giving me confidence that we were moving forward with my painful tooth in the correct direction. I felt that my budget and time commitments were honored very well. And I felt respected when he gave me the heads up about the risk of having a C.diff infection develop with the antibiotic I am on, with clear instructions about how to best ward-off that side effect. He reviewed the big picture of my planned dental work and touched my shoulder as he left. That little connection indicated to me that Dr. Fondell understands my priorities and has my best interests in mind. I was totally satisfied by the way I was treated.
5 out of 5
December 17, 2018
I saw Dr. Fondell for all visits this year and he has provided excellent care, listens to me, and is a fabulous dentist. I don't "dread" dental visits because I get consistently great care from Dr. Fondell and they hygienists.
5 out of 5
December 17, 2018
I've only worked with this doctor a few time but his service and communication were outstanding
5 out of 5
December 14, 2018
Dr. Fondell is outstanding. I have total confidence in him.
5 out of 5
November 24, 2018
I've had a few root canals and the one i had done by this doctor was the worst ive experienced. I would have rather gotten a recommendation for an endo then to have him practice on me.
4.1 out of 5
November 21, 2018
Hi, I wanted to leave a comment about Dr. Fondell. What a nice, caring dentist. I'm so happy that I was paired with Dr. Fondell and his hygienist. I need to have some expensive work done, but I explained that I was laid-off, he understood that right now it wasn't the right time. When he left, he patted me on the shoulder, which he has done before, but that said to me that he cares. I have only started seeing him, but because I worked downtown, I felt that I should switch to a dentist close to work since I spend so much time at work. Once I find another job, I plan on continue seeing Dr. Fondell even if it isn't convenient.
5 out of 5
November 20, 2018
The best dentist I have ever had and I have lived in 7 cities.
5 out of 5
November 20, 2018
Dr. Fondell is your best asset. I don't like coming into the city, but I do for him. He is the only reason I stay.
5 out of 5
November 14, 2018
Love my dentist....all of them at the practice!
4.8 out of 5
November 2, 2018
My dentist found white spots on my tongue and warned me that he will follow up in 2 weeks to see if it was still there. I couldnt sleep the entire night because he said it was still there, he would send me to a specialist and there was a slight chance it could be cancer. Next morning, i wake up and use a qtip and it comes right off. I was surprised that he wouldn't have realized that while in the examination? It was just a burn that was healing, def not cancer. Scared the ##$# out of me!
3.1 out of 5
October 30, 2018
I had two concerns, and after talking about the first one, Dr. Fondell didn't give much of an opening to talk about the second one. I felt like I had to interrupt the proceedings. after I was able to tell him, there was no issue with the discussion and his attention to it.
4.5 out of 5
October 13, 2018
I particularly appreciated Dr. Fondell's suggestion and reasoning for the epoxy filling rather than to replace silver with silver.
5 out of 5
October 11, 2018
Dr. Fondell is the reason I come all the way to see him in the downtown office. I had followed him from another practice to Park Dental.
5 out of 5
October 8, 2018
Very nice provider. First time seeing him and would see him again if my regular dentist isn't available.
5 out of 5
October 1, 2018
dr fondell always does a great job of explaining what he's doing which I appreciate
5 out of 5
September 19, 2018
Hygienist & Dr. Fondell are such great practitioners. I always feel very comfortable and appreciate their caring manner EVERY time I visit. they are what keep me coming back every 6 months.
5 out of 5
August 5, 2018
I believe he spelled his name Fondell. He was amazing. Not only did he get the tooth removed the same day I called in an appointment but he explained what was going on so that I could understand it. He also outlined a plan to get the rest of my dental needs taken care of. Will definitely be going back to Park Dental.
5 out of 5
August 3, 2018
he was great. best dentist I have had
5 out of 5
August 2, 2018
He is extraordinary!
5 out of 5
July 30, 2018
have seen Dr. Fondell all my life. won't switch until he retires. Great care and service
5 out of 5
July 16, 2018
Dr. Fondell and the dental hygienist were very professional, considerate, and thoughtful -- they gave great advice and made it a great visit!
5 out of 5
June 28, 2018
Dr. Fondell is extremely knowledgeable in this field, and it shows. He did not use any complicated medical jargon and made sure to tell me what he was doing before he did it. He also checked in multiple times during the treatment to make sure I was not in pain.
5 out of 5
June 22, 2018
Dr. Fondel is the reason I chose Park Dental. He is an outstanding, talented and personable dentist!
5 out of 5
June 3, 2018
Previously had avoided going to dentist because of anxiety (at one point for 6+ years between visits) but feel totally comfortable w/ Dr Fondell and I take much better care of my teeth / mouth as a result
5 out of 5
May 7, 2018
Checkup/cleaning--limited time to evaluate doctor.
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April 30, 2018
Dr. Fondell is a top-notch dentist and I would gladly refer him to friends and family.
5 out of 5
April 28, 2018
Dr. Chris Fondell explained the necessity for a crown clearly and compassionately. I was completely at ease and referred my husband to Dr. Fondell for his dentistry needs.
5 out of 5
April 26, 2018
Love Dr. Fondell! He is always friendly and courteous and really shows care and concern for me and my teeth
5 out of 5
April 23, 2018
cannot praise enough, best dentist trip of my life.
5 out of 5
April 21, 2018
Was there for semi-annual hygiene visit. No actual treatments needed to be discussed. Doctor pointed out an area that he is monitoring but is not a problem and has not progressed.
5 out of 5
April 11, 2018
Doc was great at explaining what was next and managing getting me numb for a filling.
5 out of 5
April 5, 2018
Dr. Fondell is the best.
5 out of 5
April 4, 2018
Dr. Fondell is the greatest.
5 out of 5
April 2, 2018
RE: Explanation of your options for treatment - I have a tooth to which a root canal was done several years ago. Each time I go in for a cleaning/exam, I have been pressed to consider having a crown put on. At not time have other options been suggested (i.e., an implant in lieu of a crown). I understand that the dental community may be prone to taking a conservative approach. However, as a patient, I should have the option to consider all options. In my case, I see a crown as a long-term yet temporary and costly solution. In a more pragmatic and fiscally sound view, I feel that if the tooth in question is currently at such high risk that it deserves the annual "pressure" that I'm subjected to, my preference would be to "cut-to-the-chase", save future costs & hightened maintenance, and have been offered as a "permanent", "much lower maintenance", "higher value" solution the option of considering replacing said tooth with an implant. Is an implant not a permanent, lower maintenance, lower risk of damage, lower cost over time, therefore higher value solution or am I simply naive?
4.5 out of 5
March 23, 2018
Dr. Fondell is awesome. I appreciate how he explains what it is he's doing and checking as he goes along. I feel like I leave the office more educated about my dental health because of it.
5 out of 5
March 13, 2018
he is friendly, respectful and shows care in patients.
5 out of 5
March 10, 2018
I have always enjoyed coming to Park Dental LaSalle for my dentistry needs. I've been coming here for years.
5 out of 5
March 9, 2018
He did an excellent job of walking through each stage of the procedure, which made it much easier.
4.7 out of 5
March 3, 2018
First time seeing this Doc -- he was tremendous and I look forward to being a patient of his in the future. Also worth noting, my hygenist was fantastic as well.
4.8 out of 5
February 13, 2018
The only reason I come down to your office from Eden Prairie is to see the wonderful Dr Fondell
5 out of 5
February 13, 2018
Dr.Fondell has been my dentist for 20+ years. He's very friendly, and understanding. I would highly recommend him to others.
5 out of 5
February 8, 2018
I have total trust in Dr Fondell.
5 out of 5
February 5, 2018
Chris is great.
5 out of 5
January 31, 2018
I have been with Doctor Fondell for over 30 years
4.7 out of 5
January 29, 2018
great service
5 out of 5
January 28, 2018
Doctor was excellent
4.2 out of 5
January 15, 2018
Highly pleased.
5 out of 5
December 31, 2017
Dr Fondell was SO kind and really showed he cared. He spoke to me about everything he was doing, step by step, which I really appreciated. I have never had a dentist who was both so thorough and so caring!
5 out of 5
December 15, 2017
Dr. Fondell is great! I have been seeing him for many years and have complete confidence in him.
4.8 out of 5
December 4, 2017
love the assistant and dr fondel
5 out of 5
November 20, 2017
I have had only positive experiences at this office
5 out of 5
November 14, 2017
I really like Dr. Fondell. He and the dental hygienist are the reasons I still go to the downtown Minneapolis location, even though the location is no longer convenient for me
4.5 out of 5
October 31, 2017
Broke part of tooth, they got me in within a day and did a temp fix and crown scheduled for 2 weeks from now due to my scheudle
5 out of 5
October 12, 2017
Mr Fondell is amazing and makes the patient understand exactly what's going on and does an amazing job answering questions.
5 out of 5
September 14, 2017
Dr Fondell is absolutely top notch in every way.
5 out of 5
September 7, 2017
Dr Fondell is exceptional!
5 out of 5
August 30, 2017
I have been seeing Dr. for over 25 years and he is the best in the industry.
5 out of 5
August 28, 2017
Extremely nice and caring dentist. He made me feel comfortable and explained everything he did which is great!
5 out of 5
August 28, 2017
He's got a wonderful sense of humor. That means a lot to me.
4.6 out of 5
August 24, 2017
No questions/worries.
5 out of 5
August 24, 2017
Dr Fondell does a better job than most dentists explaining any processes and ensuring the patient understands. Super thoughtful!
5 out of 5
August 23, 2017
I've seen hundreds of medical professionals in the last 10 years(only a few dentists though) and Dr Fondell is one of very few who exudes a genuine personality and a passion for helping people be healthy.
5 out of 5
August 9, 2017
Best I have experienced
5 out of 5
July 28, 2017
Dr. Fondel is personable, professional, and an exceptional dentist. Dr. Fondel fit me into his schedule when I called the next day (even though he was completely booked) and I have requested to see him ever since.
5 out of 5
July 24, 2017
I followed Dr Fondell from his previous practice. he is good
5 out of 5
July 17, 2017
Felt like I got lots of information during this visit and always knew what was going on. It was much different than my old dentists in a good way as I understood much more!
5 out of 5
July 5, 2017
I always feel my doctor takes the time to answer questions and offer options.
5 out of 5
July 3, 2017
I have seen Dr.Fondell for many years. He is always very courteous, welcoming, and offers advice in a polite, friendly manner.
5 out of 5
June 28, 2017
I can tell the doctor knows my history. I appreciate that.
5 out of 5
June 28, 2017
This was the first appoint where it distinctly felt like the office and the dentist were trying to upsell me on services--the sleep apena survey right when I walked in the door felt like a grab for business referrals, and then (for the first time in my life), the dentist suggested braces for a very minor cosmetic issue ("don't worry, the consultation is free and there's a great business right nearby..."). If this continues, I will absolutely seek care elsewhere. This experience is why I've given 3s above.
3.6 out of 5
June 26, 2017
I loved meeting him. he did some things I haven't seen before. and helped me w a consultation w something that's been bothering me for a long time but I wouldn't have brought it up.
5 out of 5
June 19, 2017
Good
5 out of 5
June 14, 2017
I love my Dentist and his Assistant.
5 out of 5
May 23, 2017
Dr. Fondell is the best dentist in the world!
5 out of 5
May 18, 2017
The ONLY reason I go downtown to the dentist is because of the dentist, DR. FONDELL. He is superb and I have confidence in him. Great, great dentist.
5 out of 5
May 12, 2017
Dr. Fondell is the best dentist I could hope to have. He excels in every area of care and I always feel confident he is giving me the best treatment possible. and I alway feel confident that he is giving me the best treatment possilble.
5 out of 5
May 5, 2017
Dr Chris F is an awesome doc! best dentist I've had !
5 out of 5
May 3, 2017
Dr. Fondell is my all time favorite provider. I followed him from his previous office to Park Dental because I trust him so much!
5 out of 5
April 24, 2017
Dr. Fondell is wonderful. I am so glad to have him as my dentist. Very good and very professional. A treat to see him.
5 out of 5
April 7, 2017
I will only go to Dr. Fondell, he is wonderful. I'm so thrilled to have found Dr. Fondell.
4.5 out of 5
April 6, 2017
Dentist was very nice and concerned, explained all that was going on and why. He was calming and hygienist was very friendly and helpful.
5 out of 5
April 4, 2017
Doctor Fondell is great - he is kind, interested, and quick. He spends enough time with me, but also respects my time and keeps the appointment moving.
5 out of 5
April 3, 2017
Dr. Fondell is simply amazing. Is he single? ;)
5 out of 5
March 21, 2017
Dr Fondell, just a Great Doctor Really!!!!
5 out of 5
March 10, 2017
I feel I was very well cared for by the Hygienist and the M.D. They both answered my questions clearly. I had peace of mind after my concerns were answered.
5 out of 5
March 3, 2017
Social interaction with the staff actually improved my mental and physical well-being!
5 out of 5
February 2, 2017
I followed Dr. Fondell from his previous practice. He has a respectful, relaxed style that make it easy to work with him. I an confident is his care and the staff that works with him.
5 out of 5
January 16, 2017
Best Dental Experience ever for me. Great job Chris Fondell!
5 out of 5
January 6, 2017
I love Dr. Fondell. He's awesome and truly cares about my well-being. I appreciate the time he spends with me during my appointments. He explains in my language what's the procedure he'll be doing, and what I will experience as he goes through each step. I've never felt more comfortable with a dentist since I've been seeing him.
5 out of 5
January 5, 2017
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