Teeth are feeling good, looking Great-Thanks for the great job!
We are please to inform you that you have been selected by a vote of your peers to be included in Minnesota Monthly Magazine’s 2016 list of Best Dentists. The list will appear in the November 2016 issue of Minnesota Monthly Magazine and online at www.minnesotamonthly.com.
The research for the Best Dentists list was created by PRS (Professional Research Services) and is based on an online peer-review survey sent out to all certified and practicing dentists within the Minnesota area. Thousands of votes were cast honoring excellence in the dental field.
Congratulations on being honored by your peers.
Sofia Pinkhasova-Marketing Research Cooordinator & Jamie Flaws-Publisher
Dear Dr. Jaksa,
I want to thank you for taking your time with me yesterday, to really educate me on the importance of good dentistry and what issues I have going on in my mouth. I sense the compassion you have for your work and for your patients, a great quality. It’s makes me squirm to know that some of the past dental work I have had done was not done well and could have an effect on my overall health. I feel somewhat cheated by prior dentists, but that is water under the bridge now and I just want work towards having healthy and functional teeth with your help.
Thank you again. You and your staff are very friendly and caring. I feel I am in good hands.
I would like to take a minute to tell you what your patients tell us about you. Diana told me what a wonderful dentist you are Dr. Jaksa, that you do great work and you’re such a kind man. That’s impressive for a dentist!! Okay enough about you, she loves every one of your staff members. She said everyone is so helpful and nice. I am so impressed, because she lives in Miami but tells me she knows she couldn’t find a better dental office, and that’s why she is your patient of yours.
Have a great day!!
In working closely with Dr. Jaksa on the mutual care of patients where orthodontic treatment is needed, I have noticed his passion for delivering exceptional dental care. I have also noted his ability to communicate with patients about their treatment by using diagnostic aids such as dental models, films, and photos to help explain his findings and treatment objectives. Through his training and experience he has obtained the skills necessary to diagnose and provide care to the most complex dental problems. Dr. Jaksa is committed to continuing education. He has expanded his knowledge of dental malocclusions, TMD (jaw joint disorders), and comprehensive esthetic restorative dentistry by attending dental courses taught by national leaders in dentistry. Dr. Jaksa’s dedication to providing superior dental treatment is also demonstrated by the use of the most updated dental technology in his office. It is a pleasure taking care of the children and adults in Dr. Jaksa’s office when orthodontic treatment is indicated.
Dr. Brian DeVoe
Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many general dentists as I treat their patients’ orthodontic needs and consult with the family and dentist regarding treatment plans. I can say without a doubt that Dr. Jaksa is one of the finest, most detail oriented dentists with whom I’ve had the opportunity to work. Dr. Jaksa believes in taking the time to communicate his treatment goals to his patients so they can, as a team, get it right the first time. He also expects the dental specialist to whom he may refer a patient to do likewise.
Dr. Walter B. Parsons, Jr. /Orthodontist
Maplewood, Minnesota & Roseville, Minnesota
Dr. Stephen Jaksa is an excellent dentist. He is conscientious, dedicated and has consistently provided exceptionally high-quality care for his patients. His patients have well-diagnosed and highly managed periodontal health. His diagnostic procedures and treatment place a strong emphasis on ensuring perfected biting force distribution, which is very important in maintaining health for the periodontal support and temporomandibular joints and stability for restorations completed to restore lost tooth structure. Dr. Jaksa has placed an emphasis on providing beautiful esthetic restorations and has significantly improved the dental health for thousands of patients in our area. Having practiced periodontics in the White Bear area for over thirty-two years, we have had the opportunity to work with thousands of patients and many dentists and we can highly recommend Dr. Jaksa to those seeking excellent dental care. You and your family can be assured that you are in good hands with Dr. Jaksa and his friendly staff.
Dr. Rob Jensen/Periodontist
As an orthodontist working with Dr. Stephen Jaksa I have noted his commitment to achieving the highest standards of dental care. He has devoted extensive time to continuing education to improve both his diagnostic and treatment skills. This includes an understanding of the temporomandibular joint and its relationship to dental function. Also included in a comprehensive assessment of a patient’s need is the use of dental specialists when indicated. Dr. Jaksa is experienced in orthodontic evaluation, including adolescent as well as adult orthodontic needs. He utilizes orthodontic specialists as a solution to a patient’s functional and cosmetic problems as well as augmenting his ability in adult care to prepare for his restorative plan.
Dr. Gary Lunstad, Orthodontist
North Oaks, Minnesota
For over twenty years I have worked with Dr. Jaksa and have been in the field for nearly thirty years. In that time I have worked with hundreds of doctors. As an owner of a dental laboratory, I find Dr. Jaksa to be one of the most skilled and meticulous doctors that I have had the privilege to work with. Dr. Jaksa’s attention to detail and his top notch staff are about as good as it gets.
Gregory D. Mead
Owner and President
Mead Dental Arts, Inc.
15! Fifteen years of fear and not going to the dentist. I was then introduced to Dr. Jaksa and his incredible staff. Because of the kind, caring and professional treatment I have experienced at Lake Area Dental, fear is no longer an issue. I trust Dr. Jaksa and am thankful for his skill, knowledge and friendship.
Dr. Jaksa and staff,Thank you for making me want to smile! My teeth have always been small and yellowed. The damage to my lower teeth from my overbite seemed to be something I was going to have to live with forever. I went to Dr. Jaksa thinking that I needed a crown to save one of my lower teeth. Dr. Jaksa looked at my teeth and said we needed to discuss a comprehensive solution to my top and bottom teeth. I have many crowns that were old and in the yellow tone to match my real teeth. Dr. Jaksa put together a plan, first a mock up of what the finished product would look like. He went through all the details, which steps of the process would be done when, how my bite was going to be changed and what color my new teeth would be. He and his staff were very professional and wanted to make sure the job was done to perfection. Yet, I always felt very comfortable at every appointment….in fact; the staff seemed genuinely excited about my new smile!I would recommend Dr. Jaksa and his staff to anyone that is looking to have cosmetic dentistry done to perfection!
I have been so very happy with the extensive dental work that I had done over the past year, that I wanted to finally thank you for your excellent work and care! I had some cosmetic and some non-cosmetic crowns placed, and I cannot believe how wonderful and natural they look. I do not consider myself to be extremely interested in appearances, but having a beautiful smile gives me self-confidence and makes me feel that I am looking my best now! In addition, I am very pleased with your careful adjustment of my bite. A natural, even bite seems to make my entire face and jaw more relaxed. You and your wonderful staff proved the most professional and friendly care, and I truly appreciate all of you! Thank you so much.Dr. Ann Buttermann
“Mommy thank you for taking me to the best dentist in the whole wide world” I have never heard a child thankful to go to the dentist. Great job and Thank you!Blake(5) and Mom (Liz)
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for giving me such an incredible smile. I am always receiving compliments on what nice teeth I have and I absolutely love it. I personally feel that a smile is the first thing one notices about another person and the last thing to be forgotten; a great smile can go a long way. In my school, we do superlatives for the 8th and 12th grades. These are voted for among the students and one could win titles such as class clown, most likely to be president, or in my case best smile. I won the award for having the best smile among my peers in 8th grade and again as a senior. My younger sister, Mackenzie, is now a sophomore and she too won the award for best smile in 8th grade and there is no doubt that she will win it again in 12th grade, just as I did. Again, thank you, my sister and I both feel we have wonderful teeth due to your skill set, we are extremely grateful!
It is clear that you truly care about your patients.John
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you have done for me, as well as your skillful work and making payments affordable for me. Your kind and caring staff and well run office makes each visit a pleasure. You are truly one of a kind dentist and staff. I will recommend you at every opportunity.Thanks again.
Dr. Jaksa & Team,I wanted to thank you for taking such good care of me while in my “time of need”. After being in intense pain for the whole weekend, your office was able to get me in the same day I called, even though I was not your patient at that time. To tell you the truth I was extremely nervous as I knew I was going to need a root canal & I had never had one before, so I was expecting the worst. You and your fabulous team made me feel very comfortable and calm. Then I left feeling GREAT!*I will be referring all my family and friends here!
Dr. Jaksa is a dentist that is committed to providing remarkable care for his patients. He is continually working on honing his diagnostic, treatment planning and clinical skills. Once he has made a diagnosis and develops a plan, he has a unique skill in communicating with the patient so that the patient understands their condition and a course of action to take for the best results. Dr. Jaksa is skilled at working with various specialists and coordinating complex treatment and patient needs. Dr. Jaksa and the staff at Lake Area Dental are devoted to providing each patient with the best experience possible.
Karl H, Andreasen, DDS
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
“Dr. Jaksa has been my dentist for over 25 years. His conscientious and meticulous skills are remarkable. Dr. Jaksa and his entire staff are dedicated professionals in every respect. I am thankful to have been, and continue to be one of his patients.”
“I have been working with Dr. Stephen Jaksa and his staff for several years. It has been my pleasure and honor to work alongside such a talented and highly recommended dentist. The results of Dr. Jaksa’s aesthetic cases have been outstanding. He is a very talented dentist committed to excellence in dentistry.”
Edgar Jimenez of Edgar Jimenez Dental Studio
Accredited Member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Congratulations Dr. Jaksa,You are considered a scholar level of The Dawson Alumni Association because of your completion of the core curriculum. On behalf of The Dawson Academy we congratulate you on the completion of The Concept of Complete Dentistry Series. Your commitment to continuous learning and growth is to be commended. In recognition of this accomplishment, we present to you The Concept of Complete Care Dentistry Award. This award recognizes your commitment to excellence and Complete Care Dentistry. Your dedication to your profession and patients is rare to find and for that we are proud to call you one of our students.We have enjoyed immensely having you as a part of our Dawson community and look forward to hearing about your successes.
Pete Dawson, DDS
Founder and Director of The Dawson Academy
Dr Jaksa is great to work with. He understands comprehensive treatment planning that takes into account the needs and specific concerns of each patient individually. He is talented in communicating with patients and specialists alike. His care and concern for his patients really shows through!
Larry Kent, DDS
Dr. Jaksa is the greatest dentist ever, I have had nothing but great experiences with him and his office, friendly staff that really cares. I am self employed and everything is out of pocket for me, he is very considerate of this, makes every apt the best value for me and my family. He is such a master at his craft and shows such care in his work I no longer have fear of going to the dentist. I bring all 3 of my kids to see him and they love going. I would recommend Dr Jaksa to anyone I know.
Dr Jaksa and his team have provided dental care for my wife, daughter, son, and myself. Both of my children, now adults, have had the benefit of lifelong care at his practice and I couldn’t be more pleased with his services. Collectively my family has received every imaginable procedure, from correcting pre existing problems from sub standard care, to cosmetic/functional restoration. I can honestly say that Dr Jaksa and his team maintain absolutely the highest level of care, expertise and results. Our family photos are full of beautiful smiles thanks to Dr. Jaksa and the team at Lake Area Dental.
Dr Jaksa and his staff are amazing! My Husband and I have both been patients at Lake Area Dental for years. We both have had significant work done and it is always done to perfection, with care and a sense of humor when needed. Great team!!
Dear Dr. Jaksa,All of us at the Dawson Academy are proud to have you as an Alumni Associate.Your participation in the curriculum at The Dawson Academy is a testimonial to your dedication to treat your patients at the highest level of quality care. As you know, my personal passion has been to provide the necessary educational opportunities to dentists who feel “usual and customary” dentistry is not good enough for their patients.You have shown a desire to serve your patients with uncompromising integrity and that makes me grateful for your interest in the concept of complete dentistry that enables you to provide the level of care that every patient is entitled to.The entire faculty and staff join me in wishing you success and happiness in your continued quest for excellence.
Warm personal regards,
Pete Dawson, DDS
The Founder of the The Dawson Academy
Dr. Jaksa,Thank you for being a dedicated doctor. I know I am getting the best of care. May you have many moments to celebrate in this new year!
Reflecting back on 2014 makes me smile proudly!I have been on a journey to correct my bite with ortho and a full mouth rehabilitation with crowns. There were several steps with a significant time and money commitment. I am absolutely thrilled with the results, and as I reflect, feel this is one of the best things I have done for myself. My teeth look natural and I love the bite. Dr. Jaksa and his team worked closely with me the entire way, laying out a plan step by step to completion. I have been Dr. Jaksa’s patient for approximately 25 years. He exhibits passion and a superior knowledge in his field along with a commitment to his patients providing the caring atmosphere that is appreciated.Hats off to Dr. Jaksa and his team!
Dr. Jaksa and staff, You guys are simply the best!
This is long past due. I really wanted you to know how grateful I am to you for the beautiful work you did on my teeth. If I lived closer to White Bear Lake, I would still be a patient, as my experience with you and your friendly staff was all very positive, and I appreciate the kindness. So glad I took my “good friends” advice
to make an appointment with you.Thank so much for a great smile!Donna Mackenburg
Yet not one of them will fall to the ground
apart from the will of your Father.
…..you are worth more than many sparrows.”Matthew 10:29, 31Dear Dr. Jaksa,I want to thank you for taking care of my teeth a few weeks ago. You are so generous!
Your generosity is one of God’s ways of taking care of the Sisters. I will be keeping you in all of my holy week prayers.
May God bless you! Have a Happy Eastertime.
In the Sacred Heart,
Sr. Mary Angela, F.M.
Dr. Stephen Jaksa,
The finest Dentist in the world!
Dr Jaksa is a one of a kind. He has an outstanding grasp on the science and art of his profession. I appreciate the time he take to explain alternatives in terms that I can understand. I found him by convenience, will stay with him by my confidence that he is the best.
Ken Klann (Google Review)
“Superior service from the entire staff!”
I am so glad you have been my dentist for over 30 yrs. Always making sure your every move was perfect before moving on. You are exceptional and truly the best! Thank you for my great new smile.
Thank you for being an angel and all your special care during my “procedure”. It is truly appreciated!
Thank you for taking such good care of me at my appointment. Your kind heart helped me get through the day! You are much appreciated.
Thank you for the work you have done on my teeth! I wouldn’t have had my teeth worked on by anyone else; I would have left my teeth the way they were.
As an engineer, I worry about a lot of things, and research EVERYTHING. But I don’t need to do that with you. I know you have done the heavy lifting of obtaining the
knowledge and that you have the experience and the top notch professionals around you to get a great result. That is a great feeling to have a complete dental network like this
that I can trust for both my teeth and especially my kids. My new teeth feel great and look great, so thank you for all of the hard work you have done to excel
dentistry in the Twin Cities. It is really appreciate and I can stop worrying about teeth and get onto other things, like designing spinal cord stimulators.