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Upon graduation from St. Olaf College, I spent two years in Mali, West Africa as a health care volunteer for the Peace Corps. It was during this impressionable journey that I decided to pursue a career in dentistry.

My dental degree is from the University of Minnesota. I also earned a Masters of Science degree while completing my pediatric dental residency at the University of Minnesota. This past fall I became a board certified pediatric dentist.

Loving children, from Mali to Mankato, is the foundation of my decision to become a pediatric dentist. I aspire to inspire young lives, making a difference with potential lasting effects. I enjoy being not only a dentist, but a teacher, a coach, and a mentor of oral health care and prevention of disease.

I enjoy the outdoors, I love to travel, and I value spending time with family and friends.


Loves Voyaging

Dr. Bothun loves voyaging to far away places, like Bali!


Dr. Bothun enjoys recreational activities in the great Minnesota outdoors

Traveling on Mission Trips

Her driving passion for dentistry has led Dr. Bothun to travel around the world on mission trips. In the future she hopes to return to Mali and provide dental care to under-served children..