High-Quality Children’s Dentistry in Grand Forks


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Safe, Comfortable
Dental Care for
Children in Grand Forks

The team at Dakota Pediatric Dentistry’s Grand Forks office is experienced in working with children of all ages. You can rely on us for exceptional pediatric dental care. We’ve also made our Grand Forks office into a fun place so kids have a positive, stress-free experience.


Our Services

We provide a wide range of pediatric dental services at our Grand Forks office.

Pediatric Dentistry

From preventive care to pulp therapy to mouth guards, our Grand Forks team offers all treatment solutions under one roof.

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Orthodontic treatment is available, including aligners, braces, and retainers, as well as early intervention options.

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Sedation Dentistry

If your child needs extensive treatment, sedation dentistry is a great option to keep them relaxed throughout their appointment.

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Pediatric Oral Health Guide

Our guide has some great tips to help you improve your child’s oral health and instill healthy dental habits.

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Lip and Tongue Ties

Lip and tongue ties are common in infants. Our office offers simple frenectomies to solve these issues so your child can thrive.

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We love hearing from parents and children who visit our office.

Tracy Dunn
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I feel very fortunate for the care that was given to my (almost) 6 year old as she needed a dental procedure today. Dr Tyler...
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I brought my 3 and 2 year olds in for their first visit. The atmosphere was very welcoming. I was able to go back to...
Maggie Gudmundson
2 weeks ago
We saw Dr. Johnson for my sons tounge tie and lip tie revision. We can't say how much we appreciate him! He was absolutely fabulous....

Meet the Dentists

Our kind, gentle doctors are here to give your infant, child, or adolescent the best possible dental experience.


Dr. Chad Hoge

Originally from Bismarck, North Dakota, Dr. Chad received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Jamestown College in 2001. He completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 2005. Dr. Chad says it is rewarding to communicate with children and make their dental experiences as positive as possible.


Dr. Mikala Hoge

Dr. Mikala is a Lincoln, Nebraska, native who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2001 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She then completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 2005. Dr. Mikala enjoys both the challenges and rewards of being a pediatric dentist.


Dr. Tyler Johnson

Born and raised in Bismarck, North Dakota, Dr. Tyler received his degree in biology from North Dakota State University in 2012. He went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 2017. He enjoys making a positive impact on children’s lives through pediatric dentistry.

Meet our Grand Forks team.


Office Manager

Hi! I am the Grand Forks Office Manager. I have been with Dakota Pediatric Dentistry since January, 2015. I grew up in Oslo, Minnesota and graduated from high school in Grand Forks. I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota. My passion is to make you and your child comfortable by building confidence, trust, and friendship. I appreciate how positive the environment is here and we all work extremely well together to provide the best service for you.

When I am not at work, I value quality time with my husband, Zach, my child, Nash and my two puppies. I love to travel, golf, snowboard, ski, and go to the lake.


Account Manager

Hello! My name is Allison and I’m the Account Manager for both our Fargo and Grand Forks offices. I joined the team in 2012 as the Fargo office manager and I feel so blessed to be a part of this team. The best part about working here is the relationships I’ve made with both our amazing families and also our team members. It’s so rewarding to watch our patients grow in confidence from their first dental visit and then as they get more comfortable as they continue their dental journey. We have so much fun as a team and I enjoy each and every day at work.
When I’m not at work I spend my time with my husband, three amazing children, and our mischievous dog Sadie. We enjoy travelling, especially to the beach, trying delicious cuisine, and watching NFL football. I truly look forward to helping you in the future!

Hospital and Sedation Care Coordinator
Referral Care Coordinator

Hi! I am one of the Patient Care Coordinators here at Dakota Pediatric Dentistry. I am originally from Fisher, MN. I graduated from Northland Community and Technical College with my associate’s degree for Occupation Therapy Assistant. I strive to make every visit in our office welcoming, fun, and enjoyable for both you and your child. I currently live out in the country with my husband, our son, and two puppies. We cherish our time with our family and friends going to the lake, cooking out, and playing games. I look forward to meeting you and your kiddos!



Hi, my name is Alyssa and I am a PCC at Dakota Pediatric Dentistry, but working towards my QDA certificate. I’ve been working in the dental field for 3 years and grow more in love with it every day. I grew up in Minto, ND and attended high school in Grafton, ND. I currently reside in Manvel, ND with my boyfriend. In my free time I enjoy going to the lake and spending time with my two dogs. I look forward to meeting your littles and watching them meet various milestones as they grow.


Dental Hygienist

Hello, I’m a Registered Dental Hygienist here at Dakota Pediatric Dentistry. I was born and raised in Grand Forks and now live in Thompson, ND with my son. I knew at an early age this was the profession for me, particularly being able to work with kids. I strive to put children at ease and love to celebrate their accomplishments in the dental environment. My favorite things to do outside of the office are spending quality time with my son and friends, going to sporting events, hunting, and crafting. I cannot wait to meet your family!


Dental Assistant

As a dental assistant, I enjoy helping your child with any dental treatment by providing a caring and calming environment. I grew up in Edinburg and Adams, North Dakota on a farm. After graduating from Adams High School, I received my dental assisting education from Lakeland Medical Dental Academy in Minneapolis. I then moved to East Grand Forks and began my dental assisting career in general dentistry. However, for the last 25 years, I have enjoyed assisting in pediatric dentistry. My husband Dean and I live in Alvarado and we have three adult children, Chelsey, Emily, and Adam. We also have two grandsons, Murphy and MaCready. I love spending time with my family and playing with my grandsons. I enjoy warm vacations, movies, walking, and spin classes.


Dental Assistant

Hi! I am a Registered Dental Assistant and Expanded Functions Dental Assistant here at Dakota Pediatric Dentistry in Grand Forks. I earned my degree in Dental Assisting from North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, and I received my Expanded Functions through the University of Minnesota. I am originally from Walhalla, North Dakota, but my husband and I now reside in Hatton, North Dakota. Spending time with friends and family is something I really cherish. I also enjoy hunting, exercising, and summertime. My goal at Dakota Pediatric Dentistry is to provide a relaxed and enjoyable experience for kids during their dental treatment. I am thrilled to meet you and your family and to welcome you to this friendly, fun environment that I love being a part of!


Dental Assistant

Hi! My name is Kaia and I am a Registered Dental Assistant here at Dakota Pediatric Dentistry. I am originally from Fisher, Minnesota. I received my Dental Assisting degree at MState in Moorhead. I enjoy being outdoors, going to the lake, working with children, and spending time with my husband, two children, and dog. I look forward to meeting you and your family and hope to provide you an enjoyable and fun experience here.


Dental Assistant

Hello, I am a Registered Dental Assistant At Dakota Pediatric Dentistry. I enjoy helping your family feel more comfortable and confident here. I grew up in Devils Lake, North Dakota. I earned my Associates Degree in 2016 from Northland Technical College in Bemidji, Minnesota. I now live in Grand Forks with my husband, Brandon, our daughter, Jo, and our three dogs. In our free time we love spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, and camping.


Dental Assistant

Hello! I’m a Registered Dental Assistant here at Dakota Pediatric Dentistry. I grew up in the small town of Red Lake Falls, MN. During my high school years, I worked at after school programs and babysat for families during the summer. These jobs created my passion to work with children. I earned my Registered Dental Assistant degree at Northwest Technical program in Bemidji, MN. When I'm not working, I love spending my free time at the lake, tubing on the Red River, hunting, fishing, seeing friends and family, and spoiling my niece and nephew! I look forward to meeting you and your family, and to help provide a fun and comfortable environment for your family. Hope to see you soon!


Registered Dental Assistant

Hi! My name is Maddie and I am a Registered Dental Assistant here at Dakota Pediatric Dentistry. I am originally from Bemidji, MN where I attended Northwest Technical College and graduated with my Dental Assisting Degree in 2018.  My family and I currently reside in Grand Forks where we enjoy spending time outdoors and catching as many hockey games as possible. I look forward to meeting you and your family while providing a fun and positive atmosphere!

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Sterilization Assistant

Hi! My name is Taylor and I am a sterilization assistant here at Dakota Pediatric Dentistry in Grand Forks. I grew up in Moorhead, Minnesota and am currently a pre-dental student at the University of North Dakota. I enjoy being at the lake in the summer, fishing, hiking and hanging out with family and friends.

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