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We were thrilled to host an excited group of Pre-Schoolers for Dental Health Month in February.  

They learned how to take care of their teeth by brushing and flossing and even left with a few goodies to take home.  We enjoyed having you here!!





Scott Martinka, D.D.S. Selected To Be CAD / CAM Trainer



Willmar, MN, November 3, 2014Patterson Dental Supply, Inc. has announced the appointment of Dr. Scott Martinka as a new CAD /CAM Trainer.  He will begin training other dentists from around the Midwest on their CEREC system, which has the technology to make same day crowns, implant crowns, and veneers.   He will continue practicing full time at Lakes Area Dental, in Willmar while training other dentists outside of his regular business hours.


Dr. Martinka has furthered his dental education specializing in Cosmetic Dentistry and Implantology.  He was selected by Patterson Dental as one of only a few dentists in Minnesota based on his impressive results and understanding of this new technology.  Dr. Martinka is excited about the future of digital dentistry and his ability to bring the convenience of same day crowns and cosmetic dentistry to West Central Minnesota.


“I’m honored to have been recognized for the work I’ve done in bringing this advanced technology to outstate Minnesota.  I’m excited to be able to deliver immediate dental solutions including beautiful cosmetic results.”


Dr. Scott Martinka attended St. Johns University in Collegeville,MN with a major in Biology before attending the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.  He grew up in Willmar, MN and lives in the area with his wife and two children.  


Lakes Area Dental is located in Willmar, MN and has been taking care of the dental needs of their patients for over 30 years.  Dr. Scott Martinka practices with his father, Dr. Steve Martinka and together they have a caring and trustworthy staff trained in the most advanced digital dental technologies available.   





Welcome to Lakes Area Dental

Many people fear their semi-yearly trips to the dentist. The prospect of a cavity and the dreaded reality of a filling weigh heavily on many minds. Add in the possible need for a crown or veneer to repair damaged teeth, the dental visit quickly goes to the bottom of the to do list.

Thankfully, innovation in dentistry has made tooth restoration easier, more convenient, more accurate and overall less worrisome for patients. Our office has recently installed CEREC® equipment, which provides for on-site creation of natural-looking ceramic fillings – in a single visit. We use a digital camera to take an optical impression of the damaged tooth, design the appropriate restoration using CAD software and mill tooth-colored ceramic on-site in about 10 minutes. There’s no need for a temporary and return visit. From tooth preparation to placement and bonding, a patient can have his or her smile restored in about an hour.

While patients are most interested in the attractive quality of the final result and the time-saving approach, health professionals laud the conservative treatment plans made possible by CEREC. Advanced bonding techniques and precise restoration design allow us to salvage more of the healthy tooth material, creating a stronger, more natural result.

CEREC is a shining example of recent advances in the dental profession and we at Lakes Area Dental are proud to be the first in the Willmar area to offer patients this new approach to tooth restoration.