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Stephen C. Hovda, DDS

4.6 out of 5 (136 Reviews)(17 Comments)
Data integrity Press Ganey Certified
Park Dental Ridges
40 Nicollet Blvd W
Burnsville, Minnesota, 55337

P 952-898-0990

F 952-891-0230

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Park Dental Savage
14170 Highway 13 S
Savage, Minnesota, 55378

P 952-444-9500

F 952-444-9515

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Overall Patient Rating
4.6 out of 5 (136 Reviews)(17 Comments)
Data integrity Press Ganey Certified

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  • B.S. Chemistry (2007) University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (2012) University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • American Dental Association
  • Minnesota Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Professional Statement

I have a passion for dentistry and enjoy the wide variety of procedures that I get to perform each and every day as well as the chance to develop long term patient relationships. I believe patient education is an essential component of quality dental care so knowing that my patients fully understand their current oral health as well as all their treatment options is extremely important to me.

I care for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and am currently working toward Diplomat status with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, a certification for dentists who treat OSA with oral appliance therapy. I also collaborate with sleep physicians to identify the best treatment for each patient.


In my free time I enjoy traveling, music, skiing, tennis, and taking care of my three pet goldfish. I live in Minneapolis with my wife, Leslie, and we enjoy exploring the city and cooking together.

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4.6 out of 5 (136 Reviews) (17 Comments)

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My doctor is Great
3.8 out of 5
November 13, 2018
all good
4.8 out of 5
November 6, 2018
Dr. Harder has a very warm demeanor and he showed genuine concern and interest in my questions and explanation of my dental health.
5 out of 5
October 28, 2018
Very Good!
5 out of 5
October 24, 2018
The doctor and staff were very genuine.
5 out of 5
September 21, 2018
I was extremely impressed with the doctor. He was polite, informative, and inspired confidence in the care received.
5 out of 5
September 17, 2018
This was my first time seeing Dr. Hovda and he was great. He took the time to review my history, explain my treatment options, and made sure I was comfortable throughout the entire procedure.
5 out of 5
September 14, 2018
Dr. Hovda was polite and open to answering my questions, but I do feel there was a lack of information given, especially related to regular dental care at home between now and the next appointment and following up to what the dental hygienist had noticed during her cleaning.
3.6 out of 5
June 23, 2018
I don't have dental issues, so it is hard to evaluate based on minimal conversation - since minimal conversation would be needed.
3.6 out of 5
June 21, 2018
best dentist I have been to
4.7 out of 5
April 6, 2018
Awesome experience. Dr. Hovda was very courteous and communicative.
5 out of 5
January 15, 2018
Truly enjoyed Dr. Hovda!
5 out of 5
August 18, 2017
I was very impressed with Dr. Hovda. He was professional and told me what I could expect with the extraction, and kept me appraised of what was going on. He was very kind. I have had minimal pain since that time, which I attribute to Dr. Hovda's excellence.
5 out of 5
August 1, 2017
Dr Hovda was patient and kind during my appointment... I have anxiety because of negative experiences when I was a child - he was patient during my tense moments
5 out of 5
May 16, 2017
Dr hovda seems young but he was extremely knowledgeable and very smart about dental health
5 out of 5
May 4, 2017
Dr. Hovde was very good at answering my questions, explaining how we should proceed, but most importantly I did not feel judged for the condition of my teeth or my financial situation. I am confident with his care I am well on the way to getting my teeth in better condition.
5 out of 5
March 1, 2017
It was a bit frustrating that the doctor was running behind. I was done with my teeth cleaning at 7:30pm and had to wait to see the doctor until 7:50pm. That was 20 minutes of me sitting with the dental hygienist (sp?) and waiting with idle conversation. It only took the doctor 3 minutes to check my teeth.
3.8 out of 5
February 8, 2017
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