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Home | Our Dentists | James A. Kerr, DDS

James A. Kerr, DDS

4.7 out of 5 (174 Reviews)(33 Comments)
Data integrity Press Ganey Certified
Park Dental Cottage Grove
7501 80th St S, Suite 214
Cottage Grove, Minnesota, 55016

P 651-459-2300

F 651-458-1836

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Overall Patient Rating
4.7 out of 5 (174 Reviews)(33 Comments)
Data integrity Press Ganey Certified

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  • B.S. Biochemistry (1991) University of California – Riverside, Riverside, California
  • M.S. Chemistry (1996) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (2000) University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • American Dental Association
  • Minnesota Dental Association


I enjoy the many challenges that come with being a dentist in general practice for the past 10 years. Outside of the office, my wife, children and I enjoy various outdoor activities, particularly camping and fishing. I also enjoy wood working.

The dental care you deserve is waiting for you at a nearby Park Dental.

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4.7 out of 5 (174 Reviews) (33 Comments)

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very satisfied
5 out of 5
November 23, 2019
This is my first time with this dentist-transferring from a long time relationship with another due to a change in insurance. The listening to get to know you factor was missing. I felt the dentist was more curious about why I was a new patient than learning about my experience and preferences for dental care.
3.4 out of 5
October 23, 2019
Dr spent very little time in room. Never sat down, looked at xrays glanced in mouth &left. Felt he did not listen. I said there was pain in one area he said it looked fine, was probably cracked filling on tooth in back. Wrong area. Being dismissed like that is wrong. People go home only to have problem continue and they don't want to go back and be dismissed again or they can't afford another visit.
0.7 out of 5
September 21, 2019
The doctor sat down and talked with me for a reasonable amount of time about my problems with my autoimmune disease. I appreciated that.
4.8 out of 5
August 19, 2019
A true professional. I will return.
5 out of 5
May 9, 2019
This was by far the worst experience I have ever had at a dentist! I have anxiety with the dentist, they just looked at my tooth and said I have to have you knocked out and have some oral surgery which to me is just a way for them to make more money when they could have just given me the gas to calm down now the oral surgeon has he have to call when I called the clinic the receptionist was extremely rude and wouldn't even take the time to look at my record just transferred me to there appointment setter who wasn't in I am in an immense amount of pain and that clinic does not even care I will not be back
No rating provided with comment
May 6, 2019
Doctor and staff were exceptional. All showed genuine concern for my care.
5 out of 5
February 19, 2019
my doctor was very positive and said my teeth are great which made me feel good
5 out of 5
January 25, 2019
Dr. has a great sense of humor and truly cares for the patients comforts
5 out of 5
January 15, 2019
Very professional and friendly people here. I showed up 15 minutes before my appointment and I got in and out early.
5 out of 5
December 22, 2018
If I could add more than a 5 I would Dr was awesome.
5 out of 5
November 19, 2018
Dr Kerr and his staff are great!!
5 out of 5
October 18, 2018
There only reason I chose good over very good is because I only required very basic treatment which didn't offer much opportunity to evaluate some areas. In general I'm very pleased with all care and services to date and the convenience of being able to schedule future appointments at my current appointment.
4.4 out of 5
June 27, 2018
I wish the Dr. was a little more gentle with my toddler.
3.8 out of 5
May 14, 2018
The doctor and the assistant (I apologize I do not know what the role is called) were the best. We had a lot of laughs and made things very comfortable.
5 out of 5
April 20, 2018
just in for a cleaning. not much time spent with dr
4 out of 5
April 19, 2018
he made sure I knew what to expect and that made me less afraid
5 out of 5
March 7, 2018
Dr Kerr is great addressing concerns, dental work is done well and quickly.
5 out of 5
March 7, 2018
We drive almost an hour to see Dr Kerr because we trust him, his knowledge, judgement and skill.
5 out of 5
February 4, 2018
Was so wonderful for my son's very first visit. Both were not pushy and made it a great experience for him. Even if my son didn't allow much but they both followed his lead and made him feel extra comfortable.
5 out of 5
January 25, 2018
my appointment was 5 pm and I feel like the doctor did not enough time to do thorough exam and he mention he will further review my X-ray tomorrow telling the hygienist to remind him but does not see issue on the tooth that I said sometimes bother me. but it's day 5 now since my appointment and I have not been updated of the finding of my other x Ray if all are good or not. May Be next time I will choose an earlier appointment time and see how it goes.
2.9 out of 5
January 21, 2018
Dr. Kerr is the best. I wouldn't want to see anyone else.
5 out of 5
January 10, 2018
Dr. Kerr is very nice
5 out of 5
January 9, 2018
Dr. Kerr was very nice and communicated well. I was a little anxious with a new dentist and hygienist but all went well!
5 out of 5
October 5, 2017
Only a dental check up, doctor is fairly new so have no used him for any actual dental work yet, so hard to accurately describe confidence level.
4.5 out of 5
August 17, 2017
routine exam without. difficulties.
3.1 out of 5
July 22, 2017
I really didn't have any concerns at this appointment and everything looked good.
3.8 out of 5
June 20, 2017
Dr. Kerr is an excellent dentist and I have been very pleased with his care.
5 out of 5
June 8, 2017
DR. Kerr is moving to Cottage Grove and I am distressed about losing him as a dentist. he is a GREAT dentist and nice man.
5 out of 5
May 5, 2017
I only saw the Dr. for 5 minutes or less one time, not much to say about him.
2.8 out of 5
April 10, 2017
The doctor was rude and short. I will not be seeing him ever again.
0.3 out of 5
March 21, 2017
Dr. Kerr is a skilled dentist. The last 2 times I had bridges put in - I had no pain after the Novocain wore off. It was like I never went to the dentist. He is very friendly and I trust his judgment and work completely. His assistants are very good too!
5 out of 5
February 23, 2017
he's great! and funny too...
5 out of 5
January 5, 2017
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