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Home | Our Dentists | James C. Loots, Jr., DDS
Park Dental Dentist James Loots

James C. Loots, Jr., DDS

4.4 out of 5 (202 Reviews)(44 Comments)
Data integrity Press Ganey Certified
Park Dental Shakopee
1515 St. Francis Ave, Suite 145
Shakopee, Minnesota, 55379

P 952-496-1538

F 952-496-3910

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4.4 out of 5 (202 Reviews)(44 Comments)
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  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1989, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • General Practice Residency, 1990, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • American Dental Association
  • Minnesota Dental Association

I enjoy dentistry because of the personal connections you make with your patients.  Building relationships with my patients allows me to provide the best solutions for their dental needs to achieve a lifetime of good oral care.

When I am not working, I love spending time with my family. I enjoy being outdoors, hunting, camping, gardening and fishing.

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4.4 out of 5 (202 Reviews) (44 Comments)

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not sure had enough Novocain Couple Touchy Moments
4.8 out of 5
March 4, 2020
This was my first visit with this dentist.. not sure he even gave me a second thought.. came in didn't ask any questions really, not even a nice to meet you..
1.6 out of 5
February 11, 2020
Dr. Loots is a very compassionate, caring Dentist.
5 out of 5
January 24, 2020
he was very quick and rough when checking my teeth.
2 out of 5
January 7, 2020
He was excellent.
5 out of 5
December 5, 2019
First time seeing this doctor. He didn't go much further than ask how it's going... the basics.
3.1 out of 5
November 25, 2019
great job
5 out of 5
November 25, 2019
Dr. Loots you are awesome - thanks for being so great with the kids!!!
4.8 out of 5
November 13, 2019
Dr. Loots provided very thorough oral and jaw examinations. In addition, he asked the cleaning specialist about my the condition of my gums and reviewed previous x-rays. He also ensured that I was using the correct tooth brush (electric) for ensuring optimal oral hygiene. Dr. Loots provided the best oral exam I can recall having.
5 out of 5
November 7, 2019
I appreciated the amount of time Dentist took with me to explain options and plan.
5 out of 5
November 6, 2019
I really liked this doctor--he put me at ease, he was a comfortable dentist--I would consider getting a crown from him. I am such a nervous patient-- I can tell right away if the dentist will help me.
4.7 out of 5
November 6, 2019
the doctor who repaired a cracked filling was quick and professional.after 20 minutes with him, my mouth felt better than it had for 10 years.
5 out of 5
October 15, 2019
Dr. Loots and assistant have been wonderful to me during my most recent appointment and previous appointments... They're great at making me feel relaxed, when I'm going through my checkups and treatments, and they're very thorough during treatment and always explain to me what they're doing... Bottom Line: I have total confidence in them!
5 out of 5
October 12, 2019
saw Dr. Loots for an emergency. He repaired a cracked tooth, addressed the other areas effected, and did a thorough job of explaining everything. His hygienist was great as well. Very pleased!
5 out of 5
October 11, 2019
Dr. Loots is great. Been going to him for a long time. Hygienist is super also. So gentle with her cleaning, etc. I could fall asleep in the chair while she's doing her work!
5 out of 5
September 30, 2019
the time the dentist spent was very brief and perfunctory. I have no reason to doubt the quality of care, but his bedside manner was not amazing.
3.1 out of 5
September 10, 2019
Dr. Loots and his assistant and hygienist were AWESOME! I love them and trust them very much <3
5 out of 5
August 16, 2019
There was not much of a conversation outside the initial introduction. No summary of overall findings, explanation of treatment options down the road, etc. Didn't ask if I had any questions.
2.5 out of 5
July 15, 2019
Dr Loots greeted me, asked me how many times a day I flossed and brushed, and when he was done with the exam said "ok" and walked out - providing no recap of his exam. Poor Poor Poor.
0.3 out of 5
May 22, 2019
I had no additional treatment needs and no worries.
5 out of 5
May 22, 2019
The dentist was at kind of a loss to explain my presenting issue.
3.3 out of 5
May 20, 2019
I'd have liked to have more of an idea what he was doing as he was doing it rather than hearing him discuss weekend plans with the assistant.
3.9 out of 5
May 16, 2019
the doctor was with me for maybe 2 minutes and did a general sweep of my mouth. I can't remember if he asked me if I had any questions or concerns. it felt like I was an inconvenience for him.
1.6 out of 5
April 29, 2019
Dr. loots performed one of the most thorough oral examination I have received from a dentist within MN. He explained the x-ray results and answered my questions. I was very much impressed by his introduction to me and with his interaction with me.
5 out of 5
April 21, 2019
Not all treatment option or necessary treatments were discussed on this date, only the start of the recommended treatments.
3.9 out of 5
April 19, 2019
Very accommodating and made sure i was comfortable the entire time, I dont feel like he rushed and DR Loot did a great job , I usually don't fill out surveys however , People usually complain and will share the bad and the great experiences are over looked . Dr, Loot is a Great DR. !
5 out of 5
March 20, 2019
Dr. did not introduce himself to me at all. Only asked me how are your teeth twice and said after I said I have jaw pain x 2 weeks, "well lets see how it goes in the next few weeks, if there is no improvement, we can refer you to the pain clinic"
1.1 out of 5
February 28, 2019
Listened carefully to my concern on how certain antibiotics could affect my health.
4.8 out of 5
February 18, 2019
I had scheduled the appointment for the purpose of treating a cracked tooth on a lower left molar. This was causing discomfort and trapping food between my teeth. Upon examination, this was also causing decay to 2 of my teeth. The dentist filled the cavity, but apparently did not address the cracked tooth. I did not eat anything the rest of the day. I continue to have the same issues with discomfort and food getting trapped. The cracked tooth was the main issue that I went to the dentist and this was not addressed.
3.4 out of 5
February 17, 2019
First time meeting him and he didn't seem very confident
3.3 out of 5
January 19, 2019
Dr. Loots did a great job.
5 out of 5
December 20, 2018
seemed very nervous and uncertain. the exam was fine but seemed to not have a good manner of working in the space or rapport with the hygienist
3.6 out of 5
November 19, 2018
He examined my teeth and briefly looked at my X-rays. He did not address my concerns until I brought them up as he got up to leave. Even then, he just said I had an extensive history and that's why my teeth bother me. To come in for another appointment if they get worse. With it being my first time there, I guess I expected a little more. That he might try to get to know me or fully understand my history.
0.6 out of 5
November 9, 2018
Completely satisfied!
4.4 out of 5
September 27, 2018
Not a huge fan of his bedside manner - seems very awkward.
2.7 out of 5
September 17, 2018
Doctor was good. I have no complaints.
5 out of 5
July 31, 2018
Dr. Loot was Great!! His personality as well as he wanted to make sure I was not in any pain. He and His assistant very Kind and Good people.
5 out of 5
June 22, 2018
The exam was rushed and he seemed to be in a hurry. He could have been nervous.
3.1 out of 5
May 21, 2018
The doctor repeated the same thing (procedure I need) the Hygienist told me before he walked into the room. No more detail than what the Hygienist said. He heard my concerns and made assumptions. He was quick to move on before my all concerns was address.
0.9 out of 5
March 15, 2018
I've seen the same dentist for years he just moved to Park dental
4.7 out of 5
November 8, 2017
Unfortunately we weren't very impressed with our 2 year old's first visit to the dentist. I was expecting either the doctor or hygenist to create a fun atmosphere for a toddler, show them how things work, teach them something about teeth and send them home with a toothbrush. It was an awkward interaction where I ended up leading most of the visit and none of what I expected occurred. I've had a great experience as an adult at this clinic and would love to see it become a place my family can also go to.
1.1 out of 5
October 25, 2017
I had a different doctor this time around, Dr. Loots. He spent about 7 min with me. Rushed through everything and barely looked at my teeth.
3 out of 5
October 24, 2017
Dr. Loots is a great dentist!
5 out of 5
October 1, 2017
My first visit to Park Dental was a very positive experience!
5 out of 5
September 18, 2017
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