MEET OUR DOCTORS & DENTAL FAMILY

Doctor Kyle Skjei

Dr. Kyle Skjei

Dentistry runs in the family for Dr. Skjei and has been a part of his life since childhood. Dr. Skjei grew up in rural western Minnesota, where his father was a dentist. He is now the youngest of 8 dentists in his family, and he has been practicing since he graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Because of his strong family influence and values, Dr. Skjei understands how important it is to take care of your family’s dental health. When you’re at Lake Dental Care, Dr. Skjei will treat you like an extension of his own family and make sure that your experience is comfortable. As the founder of Lake Dental Care, Dr. Skjei is invested in delivering an exceptional experience for every patient who walks through the door. With years of expertise and a commitment to ongoing education (such as advanced Invisalign training or certifications for Botox and fillers), Dr. Skjei seeks to make modern dental care accessible for everyone. Always upbeat and energetic, he will make you feel more like a friend than a patient, and you’ll feel right at home when you’re in our office.

When he’s not in the office, you can find Dr. Skjei spending time with his family, hunting, and spending time outdoors.

Doctor David Pachuta

Dr. David Pachuta

Dr. Pachuta enjoys the creative aspects of dentistry. He loves to combine scientific expertise with artistic skill, and he sees this as a mark of a good dentist. Creating custom, natural looking replacement teeth is a fine art, and Dr. Pachuta is always up for the task. Dr. Pachuta also loves to build relationships with his patients. He prides himself on getting to know every patient who sits in his chair, and he will always work to come up with dental solutions that make you truly happy.

As part of his commitment to helping people achieve and maintain positive dental health, Dr. Pachuta has traveled to Antigua, Guatemala to help underserved populations with their oral care. When he isn’t working to strengthen and restore smiles, you can catch Dr. Pachuta exercising or trying out new restaurants. Dr. Pachuta loves to run, and before he became a dentist he once competed in the 800 meters at the 2012 Olympic Trials in Track and Field in Eugene, Oregon.

If you’re looking for quality dental care in the Big Lake area, Dr. Pachuta would love to meet you and make you smile!

Doctor Eric Peterson

Dr. Eric Peterson

Dr. Peterson is very passionate about dentistry. He stated in 8th grade that he wanted to be a dentist and hasn’t once looked back. After graduating from Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato he spent his four years of dental school in New York City at NYU College of Dentistry followed by a one year General Practice Residency at HCMC in downtown Minneapolis.

Dr. Peterson will forever be a student of his craft. He continues his learning through post-graduate courses, with a special focus on oral surgery/implants and endodontics. He is involved in study groups including Spear Education and the Kois Learning Center. He is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE). His goal is to use the knowledge gained and skills learned to create the best patient care through patient driven treatment planning. Dentistry is a team sport, and he is thrilled to be a part of the Lake Dental Care team.

Outside of dentistry Dr. Peterson enjoys cooking, reading, exercising, and spending time with his nieces and nephew.

Lake Dental Care Staff

Michelle

Director of Clinic Operations
Invisalign® Specialist

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Vicki

Patient Care Coordinator

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Brittany

Patient Care Coordinator

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Tammy

Patient Care Coordinator

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Kim

Hygienist

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Rachel

Hygienist

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Candee

Hygienist

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Deb

Assistant

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Brooke

Assistant

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Katie

Assistant