When you arrive at Highgrove Dental Care, know that it is our mission to give you the best dental experience possible. In fact, if your new patient experience isn’t your best dental visit ever, it is free.

We are not part of a corporate chain of dental offices. Drs. John Grittner and Jadilyn Nguyen Grittner are part of a long tradition of superior dental care at this location right here in Highland Park, St. Paul since 1948.

Our team has experience treating apprehensive patients using conscious sedation. This informs comfortable care for all patients. We make every effort to deliver pain-free dentistry using prescription topical anesthetic and buffered local for your maximum comfort.

As a patient, you will receive cosmetic dentistry with the goal of creating a beautiful natural-looking smile.

If you have an emergency dental situation, we will make every possible effort to get you out of pain today. We will handle all of your insurance billing and help you to receive the maximum benefit that your plan allows.

At Highgrove Dental Care expect to be treated with the kindness and care that you deserve.

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Your First Visit

For many people, going to a new dentist can be an intimidating experience. That is why our staff makes every effort to make you feel comfortable and cared for. 

Highgrove Dental Care has been serving the people here in Highland Park for decades. We are not part of a corporate chain. We strive to get to know you and your needs. 

On your first visit, one of our skilled dentists will review your medical and dental histories and listen to any of your concerns about dentistry and your oral health. If you don’t have current x-rays, we will radiograph all of your teeth and the surrounding bony structures as part of a thorough dental and oral cancer exam. We will measure where your gums attach to your teeth to determine gum health which is monitored on every visit.

After gathering all of the information about your current oral health, your dentist will personally explain your oral condition, answer any questions you might have, and present treatment options if appropriate.

After your thorough exam, you will see our hygienist for a professional cleaning using hand and ultrasonic instruments depending on your comfort and preference.

For those of you who are apprehensive about dental treatment, we offer Nitrous Oxide or conscious sedation. If you would prefer to have a consultation about sedation or any subject prior to your exam and cleaning, please notify our receptionist.

We are here to serve you. So what're you waiting for? Give us a call today!

Patient Safety Information
New Covid-19 Policies

Patients, Parents, and Guardians:

Everyone must wear a mask or other face-covering when entering the building. The patient may remove their mask once they are seated in the treatment room.

You will remain in the car when arriving at our office. Call us when you have arrived.  We will tell you when it’s time for you to enter the building.

Only the patient, and if necessary, the parent/guardian will be allowed in the building.  No siblings or other individuals may enter.

Waiting areas such as the lobby are closed. During the patient’s appointment, the parent/ guardian will return and wait in their car. If necessary, a parent or guardian may be in the treatment room with the patient.

Upon entering the building, all individuals will be asked to sanitize their hands, screened for COVID-19 by answering a few questions and having their temperature taken by a  no-touch forehead thermometer.

For everyone’s safety, anyone with a temperature of 100.0 or higher will be required to leave the building.

At the beginning of every appointment, you will be asked to pre-rinse with a mouth wash that includes hydrogen peroxide (1.5%)

Patients will be given eye protection to wear during their appointment.

Your Highgrove Dental Care Staff:

  • All employees must wear a mask when entering the building.
  • Upon entering, all employees will be screened for COVID-19 by answering a few questions and having their temperature taken by a no-touch forehead thermometer.
  • For everyone’s safety, anyone with a temperature of 100.0 or higher will be required to leave the building.