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Home | Our Dentists | Gary J. Hedin, DDS
Dr. Gary Hedin

Gary J. Hedin, DDS

4.9 out of 5 (217 Reviews)(26 Comments)
Data integrity Press Ganey Certified
Park Dental Downtown Duluth
324 W Superior Street, Suite 1130
Duluth, Minnesota, 55802

P 218-722-3679

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Overall Patient Rating
4.9 out of 5 (217 Reviews)(26 Comments)
Data integrity Press Ganey Certified

Overall patient ratings are based on the average score given by Park Dental patients who voluntarily complete a satisfaction survey from Press Ganey, a nationally recognized firm dedicated to improving patient experience. Click to learn more about our patient ratings.

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Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology (2000), University of Minnesota, Morris Campus, Morris, Minnesota
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery (2004), University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Professional
  • American Dental Association
  • Minnesota Dental Association
  • Northeastern District Dental Society
  • Duluth Dental Forum

I feel fortunate to have a set of skills that allows me to provide a unique service to those around me. I am passionate about providing a comfortable and compassionate experience for each patient that comes to visit, regardless of his or her age. I am excited to show patients that modern dental care can be comfortable, beautiful, and affordable.

One of my favorite aspects of dentistry is getting to know such a variety of patients on a daily basis. Learning more about my patients allows me to provide a more tailored experience for them. Nothing makes me feel better than when a patient lets us know how happy he or she is with the care we have provided.

A person’s oral health is an important part of the overall health of the human body. By treating oral conditions early we can have a positive effect on the health of the whole body. Even something as minor as a chipped or discolored tooth can have a major impact on a person’s self-confidence, and when we treat problems such as these, we have a positive impact on the person’s well-being.

Outside of the office:
I believe that in order to become fully engaged in your community, you have to be an active participant, not a bystander. Volunteering in the community, serving on boards, being active in professional organizations, and developing a stronger sense of community are all very important to me.

I have been a member of the National Ski Patrol since 2005, to provide palliative care and support to injured skiers and snowboarders at our local ski hills, Spirit Mountain and Chester Bowl. I have been a member of Kiwanis of Friendly Duluth since 2008, and have served on the Duluth Art Institute board of directors since 2011. Being active in my community helps me feel more connected to the community and it gives me an opportunity outside the workplace to bring about change.

I grew up on the North Shore of Lake Superior, in Little Marais, MN. My family and I live in the heart of Duluth, and have been here since 2004. My wife Kari is a watershed biologist for the Fond du Lac Reservation, in Cloquet. We have two children — our daughter Linnea, and our son Jonas — both of whom have bright red hair! We also have two dogs: Ullr, a Gordon setter, and Baxter, a Pug.

I enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities, including downhill skiing, mountain biking, golf, kayaking, hunting, fishing, and camping. As a family, we enjoy playing outside, camping, playing with Legos, and socializing with other families.

A passion my wife and I share is running. We have both completed several marathons and half marathons together. Training for a race is very similar to dentistry in several ways. A patient may come to our office with many complex needs, and after thoroughly working our way through treatment in a systematic way, we can get to the finish line and feel good about the end result.

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4.9 out of 5 (217 Reviews) (26 Comments)

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dr had looked at my history
3.1 out of 5
June 24, 2019
every thing was great
5 out of 5
June 10, 2019
such a wonderful, kind, caring, thoughtful, and capable dentist!!
5 out of 5
May 26, 2019
Always superb!
5 out of 5
April 18, 2019
I appreciate how Dr. Hedin always answers my questions honestly and thoroughly. I trust him completely with my dental care.
5 out of 5
March 6, 2019
Dr. Hedin is great. His professionalism and "chairside" manners are subperb.
5 out of 5
January 31, 2019
My hygienist is very friendly and has been really great in helping me clean my teeth every 6months. Likewise, Dr. Hedin is an amazing dentist and take good care of his patient. Kudos to your whole team! I love how they are open late to accommodate working clients.
5 out of 5
January 30, 2019
I appreciated how Dr Hedin presented me with all options, and did not cast any judgement with the direction I will most likely go. He is very knowledgeable and explains things well.
5 out of 5
November 29, 2018
dentist did not perform a thorough oral exam
2.5 out of 5
November 25, 2018
Dr. Hedin is very personable and puts one at ease. The entire atmosphere is calm and relaxing. The hygienist is great!!
5 out of 5
October 27, 2018
Always a pleasure. I never feel rushed and the team even covers potential things to look out for.
5 out of 5
September 17, 2018
Dr. Hedin explained everything as he was doing it and that I find very respectful.
5 out of 5
August 22, 2018
We love that Dr. HEDIN remembers details about our lives and asks us how we're doing at our visits. very personable.
5 out of 5
April 21, 2018
I came in for the first time to meet the doctor and I felt as though we only spoke about one problem that I was having, not my overall oral health. I would have liked it if he had spent a little longer looking at all of my teeth, not just the one that I identified as problematic. I know that it was busy but I felt like my appointment didn't answer all of my questions.
2.9 out of 5
March 12, 2018
Dr Hedin took the time to answer all of my questions. I did not feel rushed.
5 out of 5
March 12, 2018
Dr. Hedin always answers my questions honestly and thoroughly. I appreciate the time he takes to show he cares.
4.7 out of 5
February 18, 2018
Really appreciate taking the time to talk health overall, not just clean teeth.
5 out of 5
February 8, 2018
Dr Hedin is fabulous! Always very nice and easy to talk to.
5 out of 5
December 13, 2017
I appreciated the directness, eye contact, explanation, and lack of the usual condescension that I see with most medical professionals.
5 out of 5
December 13, 2017
Dr. Hedin is one of the nicest doctors in any type of practice I have ever met. Is always thorough and never rushed. I can genuinely say my health and my teeth are one of his top concerns.
5 out of 5
November 23, 2017
He is my knight in shining armor.. :) Good Dentist... :) Thank you !!!
5 out of 5
October 9, 2017
Dr. Hedin is the best dentist I have ever had! His team is awesome too!
5 out of 5
September 27, 2017
Doctor reviewed my exray with me. Just great. I have already scheduled my next visit in 6 months.
5 out of 5
September 20, 2017
Gary is a great doc! I highly recommend
4.5 out of 5
September 18, 2017
I am very impressed with Dr. Hedin. I hope to retain him as my regular doctor.
5 out of 5
August 14, 2017
Very impressed.
5 out of 5
July 12, 2017
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