Mankato Marathon

Pediatric and adolescent dentistry is proud to be sponsoring the Kid Zone for the 2013 Mankato Marathon!  Look for us near the Kids Zone and help us wish the best of luck to all runners, both big and small.

Congratulations Mighty Molars!

Congratulations to our dental sponsored softball team the Mighty Molars, Division Champs 2013!

Kids & Baby Expo in Mankato

Look for us at the Kids and Baby Expo this year on Saturday February 23rd at the Verizon Wireless Center.  Doctor Hartmann will be available to answer questions along with two other members of our amazing staff!  Please visit Kids and Baby Expo for more information on this wonderful event!

Teach Me How To Brushy – Oregon Dental Association

The Oregon Dental Association recently released a hip hop video as a fun educational guide to brushing.

Teach Me How To Brushy

North Mankato Kids Tri

This year was our first year sponsoring The Green Hornets, a team of youth interested in training for and competing in a triathlon.  We are so proud of all of them and their success.  Congrats on a great race!



MN Mission of Mercy

Our offices will be closed on Friday, August 17th.  Our entire team will be volunteering at Minnesota’s first Mission of Mercy event at the Verizon Wireless Center.  We will be beside many other dental professionals and community volunteers to provide dental care to approximately 2000 patient with an estimated worth of $1 million dollars.  We are happy to participate in the amazing event!

Click on the link below to see Mankato dentists Dr. Bothun and Dr. Smyth in action!

Mission of Mercy – Mankato News Cast

Goodbye Dr. Walton – We will miss you!

After 35 years as a practicing pediatric dentist, Dr. James Walton has retired.  He will certainly be missed by his patients, colleagues and the community.  Dr. Walton has brought smiles to many people and touched many lives.  His plans in retirement are to travel, relax and spend as much time as he can with his grand-daughter.  We hope that he will stop by the office occasionally to say hello!


Drs. Ovalle, Hartmann, Walton and Bothun



Toothfairy Visits Local Preschools

Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry is happy to visit local preschools and give dental talks to eager young minds!  Our Toothfairy comes prepared to answer any question regarding dental health, proper dietary and brushing/flossing habits.  She even has answers to questions that aren’t related to teeth!  This year we have already visited 3 schools and had several classes from the YMCA preschool visit the practice.  If you would like more information please contact our office.

Baby & Kids Expo, February 25th

Look for us again at the 5th annual Baby & Kids Expo at the Verizon Wireless Center.  Four of our dental assistants will be available to answer your questions!!  Please visit www.eventsandexpos.com for more information on this fabulous event!

Dr. Bothun to ski as Inga of Vartieg in the American Birkebeiner

Dr. Kristin Bothun will be skiing the American Birkebeiner, a 33 1/2 mile course in Hayward, WI, at the end of February.  She was chosen to ski as Inga, the mother of Prince Haakon, who was rescued by the two warriors, Torstein and Skervald, during the Norwegian Civil War in 1206.  She will ski this race in full costume and old fashioned wooden skis.  Dr. Bothun will be skiing with her father and a close family friend.  This is a dream come true for her, not only to ski with her father, but to be a part of such a fantastic representation of her heritage.  We wish her the best of luck!!!

For a link to the article please visit http://mankatofreepress.com/sports/x584481953/Mankato-dentist-will-go-old-school-for-Birkebeiner)