Gentle Dentistry serves a wide area in the Twin Cities and surrounding communities. If you are searching for a dentist in Minneapolis, Minnesota, give us a call or visit! We strive to make your experience at the dentist as gentle as possible.

Sedation Dentistry
Our Minneapolis location is proud to offer Sedation Dentistry as a gentle and safe option during treatment. Sedation dentistry uses medication to guide you into a sleep-like state and help you feel comfortable and relaxed while receiving treatment. Patients who benefit from sedation dentistry could have high dental anxiety, fear of dental procedures, a bad experience with previous dental work, sensitive oral nerves, a small mouth that becomes sensitive to dental work or a resistance to local anesthetic or simply prefer to be sedated while receiving treatment.

If you are worried about upcoming dental treatment call our Minneapolis location to inquire about Sedation Dentistry. You might feel better about going to the dentist and not having to be worried about being awake for the treatment plan.

At our Minneapolis location, we are proud to offer dental implant treatments for our patients. If you are tired of failing teeth or suffer from poor fitting dentures, we encourage you to find out about the latest treatments in Implant Dentistry.

Because of our many years of experience, we are able to offer a greater variety of individualized implant treatments that enable you to replace missing teeth in the most natural way possible and soundly secure dentures from unwanted movement.

Dental implants change lives. Being able to chew, smile, and interact with all the confidence of having your own teeth back again, is truly a life changing event.

5401 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55417
Phone: 612-827-2801

Monday: 9AM – 7PM
Tuesday: 7AM – 4PM
Wednesday: 7AM – 4PM
Thursday: 7AM – 4PM
Friday: Closed


Minneapolis Gentle Dentistry Doctors

Dr. Joseph Shama, DDS

B.S. : Creighton University, Omaha, NE (1980)
D.D.S. : University of Minnesota School of Dentistry (1987)
American Academy of Restorative Dentistry Award for “The Dental School Graduate Showing the Greatest Knowledge and Proficiency in Dentistry”

Hospital Dentistry Residency: University of Minnesota School of Dentistry (1988)

Former University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Clinical Instructor

* Tatum Surgical Implant Institute Residency
* Midwest Implant Institute Residency
Presented Hahn Award for “Innovation in Implant Dentistry”
* Misch Implant Institute Residency
* Miami Valley Hospital Intravenous Anesthesia Residency
* Solis Surgical Center Advanced Intravenous Anesthesia Residency

Dr. Shama is a leading provider of intravenous sedation for dental procedures in the Twin Cities and has provided over 20 thousand successful intravenous sedations for his patients and for the patients of many other sedation dentists.

* 22 years experience in implant dentistry
* 22 years of experience in oral surgery and wisdom teeth removal

American Academy of Implant Dentistry
International Congress of Oral Implantologists
American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

I grew up in Mankato, Minnesota and even though I’ve spent most of my career practicing in the Twin Cities, I carry with me those small town values that are so important in patient relationships. When diagnosing and treating patients, I believe in listening carefully to patient concerns and always doing what is in the best interest of each individual. Having extensive experience in both restorative dentistry and oral surgery, I feel I am better able to solve dental problems and deliver the best dental treatment possible.

My personal interests include mentoring other dentists, church activities, golfing and being involved with animal protection organizations. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and going on long walks with my lovely girlfriend.

Dr. Shama