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Find Out What Our Patients Are Saying

If you've had a great experience with Dr. Waln, Dr. Klabo, Dr. Peterson or any of our dental staff, be sure to let us know. We love hearing your feedback, so we can turn our focus to what matters most to you and your family. Call the office, post on our Facebook page, send an email, or speak with us in person to share your thoughts. Look forward to your dental visits once you've experienced the comfort and relaxation we provide. Our friendly staff will ease your mind with soothing music and warm blankets to calm your nerves during the entire process. Take advantage of our state-of-the-art dental technology and personalized care.

Lori wrote:

"Such a warm welcoming environment! Dentist and staff are outstanding. True small town hospitality with incredible professionalism."

Mike and Holli said:

"Dr. Luke Saved Vacation!! When a rouge fruit snack attacked my 8 year old's braces leaving her with a wire to the gums we walked into Dr. Luke's office and he was able to do a temporary fix to allow vacation to continue without pain! Thank you Nisswa Smiles & Dr. Luke for truly keeping us smiling!"

Taylor said:

"I received excellent care at my recent Dentist Appointment. Thank you for all that you do. Keep on being awesome Dr Klabo."

Caleb wrote:

"Not many places can greet someone by first name as soon as they come through the door, but Nisswa Smiles can. I live close to other good dentist offices but I choose to drive an extra 15 miles just to get my teeth cleaned here. Good staff, knowledgeable and friendly."

Bill from Nisswa says:

"If you thought getting a tooth crowned was just about as boring and painful as watching the Vikings lose, you've got something to learn. I broke a tooth while driving and eating beef jerky. (I don't think this is against the law yet.) My regular dentist was three hours away, and I needed this taken care of now! I did Google search on “Nisswa Dentist“ and Nisswa Smiles, Dr. Luke Waln, DDS showed up. I made an appointment.

This place is located right in the middle of downtown Nisswa, in case you like to shop or get a cup of coffee. From the minute I walked in, I knew this is not your typical dental office. The place looks like a log cabin on Gull Lake, complete with fireplace and leather sofa. There's even a kids corner! I wanted to try it out but felt a little too big and old to sit in those small chairs.

Once in the procedure chair, I felt like I was in a rocket ship, completely equipped with an HD TV and they gave me the remote. My wife doesn't do that! I flipped through the weather channel, CNN, and Fox News. I felt productive even if I wasn't. Dr. Waln proceeded to take pictures of my broken tooth and showed me the problem and his recommendation on the HD TV. Not a pretty picture but very effective.

The neatest part was when Dr. Waln designed my crown on his computer right in front of me. He made a perfect tooth, much better than the way we used to get crowns. You know, take an impression and come back a week or two later to get it installed.

I walked in with a broken tooth and when I walked out, I was all fixed up. Job complete, one happy camper! This took weeks in the past Dr. Waln does it in a couple hours. Not bad for a first time experience. They even called the next day to see how I was doing.

If you need dental work in the Brainerd Lakes area, you need to check this out. I give it five stars. Free coffee to boot!"

John said:

"My first visit to Nisswa Smiles was over 5 years ago and from the minute I walked in the door I knew I had found a new Dentist. The entire staff is extremely welcoming and friendly. The offices feel clean, warm, welcoming and cozy. This doesn't feel like a typical sterile dentist office with white walls. It really does feel like a family yet packs all of the latest technology. This is a dentist office that I actually enjoy visiting!"
  • A+ for customer service
  • A+ for professionalism
  • A+ for being a great dental team.

Carolee wrote:

"Just had an “ancient” silver filling removed and replaced with a beautiful porcelain one. Granted no one knows it's there but me, but it looks and feels great!! Thank you"

Sarah wrote:

"What a great dental office! Moved here from IL and brought my 3 kids here along with myself and the staff was amazing!! It was my youngest sons first time to a dentist and he has sensory issues and The doctor was absolutely amazing along with the hygienist. Highly recommend this place!"

Mariana said:

"Warm friendly surroundings.. followed by a very professional staff and most importantly Dr. Waln explained the procedure as he went along. Never a bit of pain.. job well done.. Thank you. DEFINITELY, would recommend NISSWA SMILES."

Sheila wrote:

"Nisswa Smiles makes going to the dentist a relaxing and positive experience! They are very knowledgeable and treat all their patients like family. They take pride in always giving the best customer service. I unfortunately have moved 2 hours away, but I will still be making an appointment there this summer... well worth it!"

Nancy said:

"I have always felt comfortable seeing Dr. Klabo. He has been honest with me and has had my best interest at heart."

Eli wrote:

"Quick and friendly, fixed a couple fillings a different place screwed up, very happy and would recommend to anyone."