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Maple Grove, Minnesota dental care provided by Dr. Ryan Francis and staff. At Grove Health Dental we provide a wide array of dental procedures including Crowns, Implant Restorations, Fillings, Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Root Canals, Conscious Sedation, Extractions, Bridges, Veneers and many other services.

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Welcome to the Grove Health Dental family!


"Making you smile makes us smile."


Our practice has grown roots in the town of Maple Grove for over twelve years, and the midsized community that we call home closely resembles our business. It isn't too big to feel impersonal, but it's large enough to provide our patients with everything they may need. We here at Grove Health Dental strive to provide our patients with comprehensive dental services that are administered by supportive, non-judgemental staff. Our Team is sincerely happiest when they see you smile. Our growth in recent years has allowed us to branch out, increasing our office space to accommodate this expansion. We treat each of our patients like a member of our family, making their care, comfort, and financial considerations our top priorities. So what has been one of the primary keys to our success?


Keeping our grove healthy:


A manicured grove of maple trees is a joy to behold. Keeping them healthy, resilient, and vital enough to thrive for a lifetime requires maintenance, planning, life long attention, and emergency care. These very same things are necessary for your teeth to remain happy and healthy. Focusing on these fundamental aspects of dental health and wellbeing, we ensure that our patients are receiving the most exceptional service available. Just as the Sugar Maple has five points to its leaves, so does our trusted dental care program.

Our five points for dental care:


Maintenance: For your teeth to remain healthy, regular maintenance is essential. Along with scheduled cleanings, we cover all aspects of dental care, and our qualified financial and insurance coordinators help you maximize your benefits program.


Assessment: Our board-certified dentists, Dr. Ryan Francis and Dr. Kate Blubaugh  bring close to half a century of experience in the field. They are versed in the latest dental procedures and will expertly assess which treatment is right for you. Treatment could include implants, Invisalign, sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, or the use of sleep appliances.


Planning: Throughout your life, your teeth will go through many changes. We are here every step of the way, from the initial stages of baby teeth to possible repair that may have been caused by neglect or tooth loss. Our planning process is customized to each patient’s individual needs and focuses on prevention.


Life-long Attention: Having teeth you can be proud of is only achieved when you give them the attention they deserve. It calls for commitment, and that's what we provide our patients. We're committed to seeing you happy with your self-image and also know a great deal of this positive attitude is the result of the condition of your smile. A smile is only as good as the intention behind it. Our goal is to ensure that you are happy with your smile and to assist you in achieving life-long dental health.


Emergency Care: Unexpected occurrences always have the possibility of arising, but we're prepared and ready for any dental emergency. Whether it’s a chipped, cracked, or loose tooth, we can repair any of these unforeseen accidents with the utmost concern and competent confidence.


How sweet is it to have a happy smile and healthy teeth!

We look forward to you joining our dental family.







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About The Team

All of us at Grove Health Dental work together with a shared vision

of uncompromising excellence in dentistry. To fulfill the mission, we commit to:


Listen to those we are privileged enough to serve

Earning the trust and respect of patients and our community. Exceeding your expectations

Striving for continuous improvement on a professional level 




Hello! Meet Dr. Francis.... After obtaining his degree in Biology from the University of St. Thomas in 2000, Dr. Francis went on to the University of Minnesota where he graduated from the School of Dentistry in the spring of 2004. Since then he has enjoyed practicing in both private and community practice settings. He has gained much experience in emergency dental procedures as well as cosmetic procedures. Dr. Francis is a certified Invisalign provider, as well as a DOCS member staying up to date on the latest and safest methods for providing oral conscious sedation.

"The greatest thing about being a dentist is being able to build relationships and have a positive impact in the health and confidence of my patients."




Dr. Janna grew up in Andover, MN. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota and then went on to earn her Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Argosy University in 2010. She returned to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry to later complete her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. 


She has practiced in various clinic settings which have afforded her a vast background in emergency procedures, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, endodontics, pediatric dentistry, and removable appliances. Dr. Janna’s favorite thing about being a dentist is helping her patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile they are proud of while taking the fear out of the word “dentist.”

Dr. Janna dedicates a significant amount of time to continuing education. She has a special interest and training in pediatrics, cosmetic dentistry, Botox and dermal fillers, oral conscious sedation, and implants.  She is a member of DOCS oral conscious sedation protocols and keeps up with the safest methods for sedation. Dr. Janna completed training in cosmetic Botox and dermal fillers with Aesthetic Medical Training. She is also a certified Invisalign provider, a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Minnesota Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and a local Spear Study Club.  She enjoys volunteer dental work and has been to St. Paul Island, Alaska and Antigua, Guatemala. She plans on returning in the future with some of the GHD team




Meet Dr. Kate! She received her undergraduate education at the University of Kansas. She went on to graduate from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1987. She owned her own private practice in Kansas!


She moved to Minnesota in the year 2000. She has enjoyed practicing in Private practices in Edina and Burnsville, as well as in Community Dentistry.


Dr. Kate brings 32 years of experience in dentistry to Grove Health Dental and enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and oral surgery.



As a Dental Assistant, Ashley is our little ray of sunshine! Ashley has a spunky attitude, is always smiling and genuinely loves all her patients 

Ashley received her license and certification in 2005.



As a Dental Assistant, Sophia loves helping patients become better educated in their oral health as well as getting to know them personally. 

Sophia received her Degree in Dental Assisting in 2009.



Kelsey is one of our newer additions to the team! She loves to build relationships with patients to ease their anxieties and gain their trust!

Kelsey received her degree in Dental Assisting in 2012 



As a Dental Hygienist, Adrienne enjoys educating patients while providing a fun and relaxing visit!

Adrienne received her Degree  in Dental Hygiene in 2010.



As a Dental Hygienist, Katie strives to exceed her patients expectations and to provide a comfortable atmosphere.

Katie recieved her Degree in 2006.



As a Dental Hygienist, Amanda loves the prevention and wellness aspect of dental hygiene and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people she cares.

Amanda received her Dental Hygiene degree from Herzing University in 2009.



As a Patient Care Coordinator Mandy is the first smiling face you will see aka our "vibe director" she is your main girl for scheduling and marketing.




As a Financial Coordinator Alisha is your main go to regarding billing, treatment plan presentation, account questions and assisting in the insurance billing process.



Amanda has experience working with insurance in both a private, and a community setting. She will help you navigate your insurance benefits and coverage!



As a Dental Hygienist, Heather loves getting to know patients and helping them leave with a smile!

Heather received her Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2011.



As a Dental Hygienist, Ashley has a passion for dental care. If you schedule a Friday appointment you will most likely see her smiling face.

Ashley has been in the dental field as an RDH for over 10 years!



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Financing Options

We welcome a variety of payment options including cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover.

Extended Payment Plans

For your convenience, we offer extended payment plans through Care Credit 

These options are available to all patients and are a flexible means of making treatment affordable

Grove Health Dental

Savings Plan

Grove Health Dental patient now have access to savings on afforadable dental care without the hassles that come with traditional insurances. Our Dental Saving Plan Includes comprehensive preventative care [xrays, cleaning, fluoride and more!], as well as 15% savings

on most major treatments. 

Award Winning Dental Care

"I recently transferred to another state and my new dentist gave me several glowing remarks on the quality of the crown Dr. Francis did for me a few years back. Incredibly pleased with the quality of service and warmth I received during my time at Grove Health Dental. Dr. Francis truly cares about his patients and his work." - Elizabeth S. Google Review