Heritage Dental celebrates new name, offices

NCO Board member Rick Estenson sent this little bit of news about the former Division Street Dentists.

Heritage DentalThey have a new name, Heritage Dental Care, and a new larger office at 2011 Jefferson Road. The office opened May 1, but last week they held a formal celebration.

"It doesn't take long to get used to being able to breathe," said Dr. David Brust of the new space, which is twice the size of the old one. Brust shares the practice with Drs. John H. Ehresmann, Michael C. Remes and David R. Buck. The men looked for six months for a site downtown, but couldn't find anything large enough. Finally, they settled on building a new office, but that meant taking on a new name to reflect their location near the intersection of Jefferson Road and Heritage Ave.

The building may be new, but the partners have deep roots in town.

John is a California native who started his career as a mechanical engineer for Hughes Aircraft. He did a major career switch in 1979 and has been engineering happy smiles in Northfield since 1985. He and his wife, Gretchen, have two grown children.

Michael grew up in New Prague, graduated from the University of Minnesota and joined the practice in 1976. He and his wife, Pat, have four children.

David Buck, a Northfield native, earned a B.A. from St. Olaf College in chemistry in 1985 and graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1990. He and his wife, Cheryl, have two children.

David Brust also is a home town boy, and an Ole with a chemistry degree. He graduated with high distinction from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1996, and after a fellowship, joined the practice in 1997. He and his wife, Anne, have two daughters.