Our Doctors

Our Doctors

We are a Sartell, MN, dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!

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Julie Ann Nyland, D.D.S.

Dr. Julie Ann Nyland grew up in the northwestern community of Stephen, MN. Dr. Julie first received her degree in Dental Hygiene from the North Dakota State College of Science and practiced for ten years in Detroit lakes and Pelican Rapids. Dr. Julie later graduated with distinction from the University of Minnesota with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and has practiced in the St. Cloud area since 2001. 

Continuing Education is her passion and she strives to bring new technologies in Esthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry to her family of patients. With meticulous attention to detail, she has the goal of helping every patient achieve their healthiest, beautiful smile.

Dr. Julie and her husband Dave own and manage Pine Peaks Wedding and Event Center in Crosslake, MN. Check them out at www.pinepeaks.com. They have converted Dave’s beautiful family homestead property into a destination wedding resort. The parallel between being a dentist and a “wedding coordinator” are amazing. Both give Dr. Julie inspiration and energy. While it is amazing to achieve dental health and create beautiful smiles on her patients, it is likewise breathtaking to watch a bride and groom commit their lives to each other.

Dr. Julie loves to cook, take photos, garden and loves being “Mama” to two devoted cats Gus and Zoe, and “Grammy/Dr. Julie” to two wonderful grandchildren.

Nureddin Ozturk, D.D.S.

Dr. Nureddin Ozturk better known as Dr. Oz has been practicing dentistry since 1998. In 2006 he furthered his education doing a general practice residency at St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland Ohio. After his residency Dr. Oz worked with a practice in the Minnetonka area for 5 years. Dr. Oz is very passionate about the quality of his work. Even though he is well accomplished and very experienced he continues to further his education; taking courses on a variety of treatments using a variety of different state of the art techniques to achieve optimal results.

In his free time Dr. Oz enjoys playing soccer a few nights a week. He is a huge Real Madrid fan. Dr. Oz enjoys his weekends biking, hiking, boating and motorcycling. Furthermore Dr. Oz will go bowling, paintballing and even skeet shooting. He is a very active man who enjoys a wide variety of foods and activities.

Eric Christenson, D.D.S.

Dr. Eric Christenson has always had a passion for dentistry. Born and raised in Rochester, MN, by his parents, Jay and Thuy Christenson. He is the oldest of three children, with a younger brother and sister. His passion for dentistry began at a young age when he got his braces put on in the 6th grade. From there, his desire to become a dentist continued to grow as he volunteered at a Good Samaritan Dental Clinic throughout high school and college. Dr. Christenson completed his undergrad degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Biology with a minor in Environmental Science. After his undergrad, he returned home to Minnesota, where he received the high honors of Magna Cum Lade at the University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry. Throughout his years of education, Dr. Christenson developed his meticulous attention to detail, and strong artistic abilities which allow him to truly enhance a smile and deliver quality care to his patients.

Dr. Christenson looks forward to working with the people of central Minnesota. Through numerous continuing education courses in pediatric dentistry, endodontics, esthetic dentistry, and implant dentistry, Dr. Christenson has been able to expand the scope of his practice. This has allowed him to deliver a wide range of care to patients with different needs and backgrounds.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Christenson enjoys spending time with family and friends back in Rochester and the Twin Cities. He thoroughly enjoys playing pickup football and soccer games with his friends, playing beach volleyball, and spending as much time on the lake as possible. Dr. Christenson has recently taken up golf, but still has a ways to go.

As time goes on, Dr. Christenson hopes to help give back to the community and provide dental care to the underserved and underprivileged and give everyone a smile they can truly be proud to show off. 

Steven Carlson, D.D.S.

Dr. Steven Carlson grew up in St. Joseph, MN. In 2010, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He went on to obtain his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2014. Dr. Carlson graduated with honors of high distinction and received an award for recognition of Outstanding Achievement in the Study of Prosthodontics. Additionally, he completed comprehensive dental implant training through the University of Minnesota Prosthodontics Honors Course.

Dr. Carlson has a passion to provide the highest standard of care to each and every patient. He has a passion for learning and continues to further his education taking courses highlighting the latest dental technologies and techniques. Dr. Carlson is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

When Dr. Carlson is not treating his patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife Kayla and his dog Frankie. His hobbies include mountain biking, golfing, fishing, and being in the outdoors. Dr. Carlson is found on a regular basis sharing stories with his patients.
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