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Paul Bothun DDSPaul Bothun, D.D.S.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Paul Bothun has provided his patients with exceptional comprehensive and cosmetic dental care. He earned 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 has had memberships in:

  • American Dental Association
  • Northeast District Dental Society
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • American Orthodontic Society

He also keeps up to date by reading his favorite dental literature, 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 in the Grand Forks area. He also participates in the high school job shadowing program. Dr. Bothun has volunteered his time and talents to Give Kids a Smile, Third Street Clinic, and provided dental exams at Head Start. He also talks to high school students about oral health and has given lectures to students at the University Of North Dakota School Of Medicine.

In his personal life, Dr. Bothun enjoys spending time with his family, which includes his wife 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 DDSHeidi Stevens, D.D.S.

For more than 15 years, Dr. Heidi Stevens has been providing quality care to her patients at Dakota Dental Associates. In 1998, she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree 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 longtime supporter of the North Dakota Dental Foundation.

Dr. Stevens maintains memberships in many prestigious professional organizations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • North Dakota Dental Association
  • 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 Cummings DDSRachel Cummings, D.D.S.

Dr. Rachel Cummings is a Grand Forks native who graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 2016. In 2011, she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree 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, her dad, Dr. Paul Bothun, and brother, Dr. Chris Bothun.

Dr. Cummings enjoys staying up to date on continuing education. She is a member of both the North Dakota Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

Away from the office Dr. Cummings can be found spending time with her husband Cody and their dogs Thor and Wanderlei. She likes to read, run, bike and play sports such as volleyball and golf. She often joins her family at the lake during the weekends. While she may have spent her college years in Nebraska (go Big Red!) she is a UND hockey fan who enjoys attending home games.

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

Chris Bothun DDSChris Bothun, D.D.S.

Dr. Christopher Bothun recently joined Dakota Dental Associates after graduating from University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2017. He was born and raised in Grand Forks and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at the University of North Dakota.

He enjoys staying up to date on the newest techniques in dentistry by reading clinical journals and maintains memberships with both the North Dakota Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Bothun enjoys spending time with his wife, Rachel, who practices physical therapy in Grand Forks, and their dog, Vinci, a 2 year old Vizsla. Although he spent 4 years in gopher territory, he is still loyal to UND.

Dr. Bothun is glad to be back in Grand Forks with family, and is looking forward to serving the Red River Valley at Dakota Dental Associates.