Created By: Coleman Memorial Museum
210 Main - Dakota Dental Care
Dakota Dental Care started out as The Area Dental Clinic. It was built in 1975 and the first dentist to occupy the building was Dr. W.S. Stemm. The practice was eventually sold to Dr. Mark Persson and Dr. Ray Murray. The clinic was affiliated with clinics in Edgeley and Kulm.
In 1987, Dr. Lana Schlecht, bought the clinic and a year later renamed it "Dakota Dental Care.” In 28 years of service, she became renowned for her interest in the community, establishing personal relationships with hundreds of local residents, serving on community and state boards and arts councils, engaging in philanthropy, and working in dental outreach projects. Dr. Schlecht has done dental outreach at Evergreen Place and Prince of Peace Care Center, worked with “Give Kids A Smile,” the AGAPE Foundation, and Head Start, and has also provided free dentistry through outreach trips to Mexico, Siberia, Morocco, and Romania.
In early 2015, Dr, Schlecht passed the practice on to Dr. Caleb Johnson, who continues the high quality of service for which Dakota Dental has become known.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Ellendale - Tour of the Core City - Copy (Backup made @ 12:30 PM June 20)