APPLE VALLEY, MN – Brite Smiles Dental Care (, in Apple Valley, announced that because February was National Children’s Dental Health Month, Brite Smiles has now taken steps to improve how kid-friendly their practice is.

Brite Smiles Dental Care believes developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children to get a good start on having healthy teeth and gums for life. With their new stock of toys and books, children can be introduced to the world of dentistry and feel comfortable during their visits.

Dr. Dennis Simmons, owner and founder of Brite Smiles Dental Care, stated, “Many of my clinical staff have been with me 10 years or more. They all have their own children, some of them small children. So the whole team is very understanding of how to introduce ‘going to the dentist’ to a small child. We do whatever is comfortable for that little person at the first visit. Maybe we are able to look in the child’s mouth, maybe we even count teeth and if we can look at their teeth – it’s a great day! The important thing is that it’s a good experience.”

Dr. Dennis Simmons graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1976, receiving the Class Honor in prosthetics – dentures partial and full. Since then, he has participated in over 3,000 hours of continuing education courses, focusing primarily on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, dental implants and implant-supported restorations, orthodontics, extractions, crown/bridge, root canals, bite and TMJ disorders and sleep apnea. For his studies, he has been honored with the status of “Diplomate” from the International Congress of Oral Implantology and the International Osseous (bone) Integration Society. For more information on dental services from Brite Smiles Dental Care, visit, or call 952-891-8484.