Patient Comments

What Our Patients Say About Us

Med City Dental has a rating of 5 based on 31 reviews.

5 out of 5 stars

Professional expertise in a comfortable setting

“Once again I had a great experience. My hygienist was thorough, professional and explained her actions before she proceeded. I’ve always had a lot of anxiety with dental visits but since switching to Med City Dental with Dr. Carlson and his fabulous team I look forward to my visits knowing I’m getting the best care.”


5 out of 5 stars

Great Cleaning

“I used to hate getting my teeth cleaned because the hygienists were often so rough that I’d leave with irritated, swollen gums. But the hygienists at Med City Dental take their time and clean with care. Much appreciated. No swollen gums here! :)”


5 out of 5 stars

The best dental clinic

“Again, an appointment that went smoothly and efficiently with kind, gentle attention. Can’t imagine going anywhere else and besides what other dental office gives you a new toothbrush, dental floss and a bag of wonderful Honey Crisp apples?”


5 out of 5 stars

Always enjoy our dental visits

“My husband and I travel to Rochester and the Mayo Clinic from the UP in MI every six months or so, and always get our dental visits in as well. Love the staff ar Dr. Carlson’s: always congenial, professional, knowledgeable, and very helpful with the best advice. Have been coming here for several years, and have never been disappointed. Like visiting with family. The new office is a great place, with the latest gadgetry. Conveniently located to the Clinic and downtown amenities. Love you guys!”


5 out of 5 stars

Med City Dental—-the best ever

“My experience has always been very positive at Med City Dental. Firstly, Dr Carlson was highly recommended by two of my friends. I have not been disappointed. He was able to offer me an alternative solution, to my problem, which continues to work well. The office staff are very warm and friendly, as well as competent and efficient in processing my payments and my insurance claims. The tech, who takes my x-rays and cleans my teeth, is excellent in her care. Heather is very professional, friendly, gentle and thorough in her work. She has a beautiful smile and obviously enjoys her work.”


5 out of 5 stars

Excellent care and compassion

“Dr Carlson and his staff are top notch! Everyone is so caring and kind. Excellent service always. It’s like having one big happy family. Thank you for providing me with excellent care over the past 20 years. Here’s to many more!”


5 out of 5 stars

“Dr. Carlson and Wonderful Staff,

Thank you all for treating me so well and making the experience one I am so happy about! The results are even better than I would have expected. I am very grateful to you all!”


5 out of 5 stars

Fred has been my Dentist for well over 20 years. Through continuing education I have found Fred to be on the cutting edge of Dentistry. Fred’s work is meticulous. Any time I have had an emergency Fred has found the time to fit me into his busy schedule. He is personable and very conscientious. If you are looking for a Dentist I highly recommend Fred. I consider him to be the best Dentist in Rochester and the surrounding area.


5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Fred Carlson has been my dentist for many many years, and I have always received excellent advice, and outstanding service. We have had a few dental emergencies over the years. In one instance, he met my wife at his office on a Sunday right after she got off an airplane to take care of an issue, and another time he made a phone call to another dentist to arrange for me to get in while I was on vacation in Montana. I consider both above and beyond normal service. I also serve with Dr. Carlson in our local Rotary club, and have always found him to be upbeat, and outgoing. He is a super individual!


5 out of 5 stars

“In a childhood mishap, my upper two front teeth were broken off. Over the years, three different dentists put in three different sets of caps that altered my bite and caused my lower front teeth to be ground down almost to the gum line. Dr. Carlson gave me new teeth, corrected my bite, and improved my appearance . I am no longer reluctant to smile. I am very pleased.


5 out of 5 stars

“Dear Dr. Carlson,

When I am settled into the dentist chair, it is a great comfort to know that you are there with skills, and knowledge of your craft. Your genuine concern for my needs is also greatly appreciated.”


5 out of 5 stars

“If my car is making a funny noise, I take it in and expect it to be fixed. When my teeth were aching however, I did not expect that anyone could fix them. I thought tooth pain must be part of the normal aging process like any other ache or pain. I assumed my teeth would always be sensitive to hot or cold, and that I would never again chew a carrot or an almond.

Luckily, when I needed a new dentist, I found my way to Dr. Carlson, who assured me that tooth pain could be ended if my teeth fit properly and the jaw was aligned. After doing some needed repair work on old fillings, Dr. Carlson fitted me with a splint that I wore for about three months. Once my jaw was relaxed and aligned, he adjusted the fit of all of my teeth by careful marking and calibration so that they touched only in the places where they are supposed to touch. When he finished, I had no tooth pain. I could eat carrots and nuts again. Now, over a year later, my teeth continue to feel good and serve me well. I still occasionally wear the splint at night, but I don’t need to wear it every night.

Will I ever need another crown, filling or root canal? No doubt I will. But do I anticipate a lifetime of not being able to drink hot coffee or eat ice cream? Not at all. Dr. Carlson’s practical, non-invasive approach to dental health has made me expect that with continued good care, my teeth will serve me well for years to come-much longer than any car. And, by the way, he has a great support staff too!”


5 out of 5 stars

“Dear Dr. Calrson and Staff,

This is just a note to tell you how grateful I am for the wonderful restoration work you did on my teeth. Though I had decided dentures were the best thing for me since I seemed to live at “the dentist’s office”, as a favor to a friend, I agreed to see one more dentist. That happened to be you, and were it not for that thirty minutes, I would not now have any of my own teeth. It is amazing how thirty minutes can make such a big difference in a person’s life. I am glad you are my new dentist and being around your staff and in your office makes me feel comfortable. Thank you for the excellent care.”


5 out of 5 stars

Fred goes above and beyond his position as a dentist. I am fortunate to have someone that cares so much about me and my teeth! He has also given me several treatments for TMJ over the years. I would recommend his services to anyone first without hesitation.


5 out of 5 stars

“My husband needed a frontal crown, and was concerned that our local dentist (in Michigan) was not up to the task. We are frequent visitors to Rochester, MN and the Mayo Clinic. Fortunately, when we inquired at the Concierge there we were provided with the name of Dr. Fred Carlson. Dr. Carlson was very knowledgeable and offered my husband some choices (something the other dentist had not done). He also had us meet with the dental technician who would construct the crown. It turned out great. My husband is so happy with the crown, he is never too shy about an extra smile or laugh. Believe it or not, we may be one of very few people who travel from Michigan to Minnesota for dental visits. But we consider it well worth it and have been doing so for the last several years. Dr. Carlson is not only very personable and attentive to patient needs, but extremely knowledgeable in several different disciplines of dentistry. No surprise then that the AGD should have awarded him with the prestigious Mastership Award. His brand new office is state-of-the-art, and his staff is top notch also! Med City Dental is truly the best.”


5 out of 5 stars

“Punctual, courteous, professional and as painless as dentistry can be. I’ve been seeing his team for 25+ years. He and his staff have ALWAYS been top notch. Kathy has been my dental hygienist for years and is fantastic. To be short, sweet, and succinct, they are the best.”


5 out of 5 stars

“No problems. Everyone is always helpful, they greet me with a “hi” and a smile.”


5 out of 5 stars

“Love the new office space! The staff is so accommodating and friendly. Makes me not mind going to the dentist!”


5 out of 5 stars

“My wife, our 4 children, and I have been going to Dr. Carlson and his staff for over 20 years and Dr. Carlson has always taken good care of me. Heather is a great Hygienist and my teeth feel so good when she is done.”


5 out of 5 stars

“From very first appointment have had excellent care. When a dental problem is found, a explanation of what the total problem is; then a definite plan or care ; and /or corrective approach is defined. Have never felt pressured to decide Immediately. Dr. Fred cooperates fully with consultants at Mayo Clinic and in the case of the patient being a part of a Mayo Research Study– goes the extra mile to follow the protocol. Have never had any untoward effects or pain with any procedure. Have and will continue to refer friends to this Dental Practice.”


5 out of 5 stars

“I would recommend Dr. C’s practice. The staff made me feel comfortable rather than fearful. Actually looking forward to my next visit.”


5 out of 5 stars

“Love the new office space! The staff is so accommodating and friendly. Makes me not mind going to the dentist!”


5 out of 5 stars

“I have been a patient at Med City Dental for over 30 years and would not consider going anywhere else. The care, accessibility and professionalism demonstrated by Dr. Carlson and everyone in that office is exceptional!”


5 out of 5 stars

“I love going to the dentist at Med City Dental. I have been going there for over 20 years and Dr. Carlson has always taken good care of me. Heather is a great Hygienist and my teeth feel so good when she is done.”


5 out of 5 stars

“Dr. Carlson and his staff have provided care of my kids’ teeth for, well, as long as they’ve had them! Friendly and professional, the care they provide lets you know they care!”


5 out of 5 stars

“From the moment I walk in the door, throughout the entire procedures, and as I leave, the staff remains uniformly friendly and superbly capable.”


5 out of 5 stars

“Started with this dental practice in 1959,have never wanted to change!”


5 out of 5 stars

“Dr. Carlson and Med City Dental are great. I’ve been going to them for several years now. Scheduling is convenient and flexible, and I know I can get in soon when I call for an appointment. I hadn’t been to a dentist for several years due to anxiety, and Dr. Carlson and his team were very reassuring and always make my visits as enjoyable as can be.”


5 out of 5 stars

“Have to say that I am always happy to give a big smile without being self-conscious. And all because of excellent care received here from a very professional and friendly staff. They are the best of the best.”


5 out of 5 stars

“After not being to a dentist for over 10 years and having horrible experiences your team was awesome!”


5 out of 5 stars

“Excellent hygenist Ms. Heather, she is very thorough and did a good job. Dr. Carlson is very will exprienced and will give you his opnion that best for you regardless. All other staff are friendly and professional.”


5 out of 5 stars

“Dr. Carlson and his staff run the best dental practice! Dr. Carlson is an eminently skilled practitioner whose experience and talent are second to none, and his deep involvement in professional societies shows in the state-of-the-art updates in his practice. His staff are amazing in their own right, friendly, accommodating, and always respectful of their patients as people and not just sets of teeth and gums. I wouldn’t consider any other dental practice in SE MN!”