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Paul Bothun, D.D.S.

Doctor Paul Bothun DDS

For more than 28 years, Dr. Paul Bothun has provided his patients with exceptional comprehensive and cosmetic dental care. He obtained both a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degrees from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Bothun feels it is important to stay on the cutting edge of dentistry. Thus, he maintains memberships in the American Dental Association, Northeast District Dental Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Orthodontic Society and the Mid-America Orthodontic Society. He is also kept up to date with some of his favorite dental related reading materials including the Journal of American Dental Association, Compendium (advanced dentistry), Journal of the American Orthodontic Society, Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Products Report, Clinical Research Associates Newsletter, Inside Dentistry (cosmetic dentistry), ADA News, Chairside, Inclusive “Restorative Driven Implant Solutions”, and Cerec Doctors.

Dr. Bothun enjoys sharing his knowledge of dentistry with the community by lecturing to the public. He also participates in a high school job shadowing program. Dr. Bothun volunteers his time and talents to Give Kids a Smile, Third Street Clinic, gives dental exams at Head Start, and provides dental services for the local Memory Care Center. He also talks to high school students about oral health and gives lectures to University of North Dakota School of Medicine students.

In his personal life, Dr. Bothun enjoys spending time with his family, which includes his wife of 29 years, Lori, and their five children, Rachel, Chris, and triplet sons, Ryan, Adam and Loren. He likes running, hunting, fishing, woodworking and water sports.


Heidi Stevens, D.D.S.

Doctor Heidi Stevens DDS

For more than 14 years, Dr. Heidi Stevens has provided quality care to her patients at Dakota Dental Associates. In 1998, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Dakota, and she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2002.

Throughout her career, Dr. Stevens has given presentations at the Grand Forks Senior Citizens Center, Grand Forks Public Schools, St. Michael’s School, Head Start, and the University of North Dakota. She has volunteered her time providing dental care for Give Kids a Smile, Head Start and Third Street Clinic. She has also been a long time supporter of the North Dakota Dental Foundation.

Dr. Stevens maintains memberships in many prestigious professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, North Dakota Dental Association and the Northeast District Dental Society. She is a past president of the Northeast District Dental Society and has served as a delegate to the North Dakota Dental Association House of Delegates.

Dr. Stevens enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her husband, Brian, and their two children, Jack and Hayley. She also enjoys the lake, playing piano, traveling and keeping busy with her kids various activities.


Rachel Bothun

Doctor Rachel Bothun

The newest dentist to join Dakota Dental Associates is Dr. Rachel Bothun. Dr. Bothun is a Grand Forks native who has recently graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 2016. In 2011, she earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Anthropology. She is excited to be back in her home state to practice dentistry with Dr. Heidi Stevens and her dad, Dr. Paul Bothun.

Dr. Bothun enjoys spending time playing with her German Shepherd, Thor. She likes to read, run, bike and play sports such as volleyball and golf. Dr. Bothun often joins her family out at the lake during the weekends. While spending her college years in Nebraska (go big red!), she is a UND hockey fan who enjoys going to home games.

Dr. Bothun is looking forward to serving the Greater Grand Forks community by providing comprehensive, quality dental care.