As a lifelong Grand Forks resident, I consider it a privilege to care for the dental health of people in our community. For me, dentistry is more than just teeth, it is about caring for others! Through advanced, gentle dentistry, I’m able to change a person’s life and the happiness they experience.
At Amundson Dental Associates, we care about our patients as people. It is an honor to call each a friend and to partner with them on their path to great oral health! Each patient brings joy to us as they share stories and experiences they have lived. It is a wonderful feeling being able to help our neighbors work towards their healthiest, most beautiful smiles and strengthen our bonds with every visit!
As a young child, I chose a career in dentistry as a result of two strong role models: with encouragement and mentoring from my general dentist and orthodontist, I knew dentistry was right for me. Both of these men were kind and caring leaders of our community, each with a soft heart and gentle touch. They truly helped people lead fuller, happier lives and I can think of nothing more rewarding than following in their footsteps.
Beyond the Practice
I’ve lived in Grand Forks for my entire life, except for the four years spent at dental school in Milwaukee, WI. Kim, my wife, is an integral part of the dental team. We’ve been married more than 39 years and have two sons and two daughters-in-law. One son lives here in Grand Forks and the other is in Nashville, TN.
Kim and I love to travel and explore new areas as well as visit friends and family. When home, we love to walk and bike and I enjoy time in the yard, grooming the grass and trimming the trees. In 2021, we were blessed with two grandchildren and love to play with them!
The motto at Marquette is “Be the Difference”; to me, this means caring for people the way I would want to be treated. That is how I approach each patient I see, always thinking about what is right for that person and how to give them what they need.
The motto also inspires me to pursue continuing education. In addition to completing numerous post-graduate courses throughout the year, I’m an active member of the Two-Bit Study Club and the Red River Valley Study Club. These studies keep me current on new concepts, ideas, and products, and allow me to incorporate the best into the practice.
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
- Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- North Dakota Dental Association
- Chicago Dental Association
- Northeast District Dental Association, Secretary and Treasurer for 25+ years
- Fellow of the International College of Dentists
- LD Pankey Institute Alumni
- Academy of Dental Practice Administration
- Dentist-on-call for Valley Senior Living for more than 34+ years