Woodbury Implant Sedation and Oral Surgery

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Dr. Richard Pihlstrom


Dr. Pihlstrom is a 1993 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry following an undergraduate degree from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.  He completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the Downstate Brooklyn/Kings County Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York where he was the Chief of Service in 1998.  After his training in New York,  Dr. Pihlstrom practiced on Long Island for two years and returned  to Minnesota in 2000. 


Dr. Pihlstrom is Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  His clinical interests are in dentoalveolar and implant surgeries.


Professional Affiliations:

  •  Diplomate - American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  •  Fellow - American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  •  American Dental Association
  •  Minnesota Dental Association
  •  Minnesota Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Society


He has two boys and in his leisure time enjoys golfing, skiing, travel and anything involving cooking.




Amanda - Treatment Coordinator


A New Jersey transplant, Amanda is now at home in Woodbury.  Her role is to assist patients with their treatment plans, benefit questions, and financial options. .



Riley - License Dental Assistant


Riley is a surgical assistant to Dr. Pihlstrom with advanced training in sedation dentistry.  Riley enjoys getting to know patients and providing comfort throughout each dental visit.  Riley grew up in Cottage Grove, MN. She enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and volunteering in humanitarian efforts around the world.


Jami - License Dental Assistant


Jami is surgical assistant to Dr. Pihlstrom with advanced train in sedation dentistry. Jami enjoys working with a staff that always puts patients first. Jami lives in St. Paul Park with her fiance, Greg, and two dogs, Finn and Chevelle.


Jen - License Dental Assistant


Jen  is a surgical assistant to Dr. Pihlstrom with advanced training in sedation dentistry.   Jen lives in Cottage Grove, MN with her husband, Antonio, and their two children, Brody and Elle. She enjoys spending time with her neighbors and watching her son participate in all his sporting events.