JOHN A. FISHPAW D.D.S
I started my dental practice in Minot in 1977 after serving two years at the Minot Air Force Base. At the same time, I initiated my involvement with Minot arts originations. My family has grown since then to include my wife, Dr. Kim Krohn, and sons John, Turner, and Chase. Initially educated at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, I have continued throughout my career to learn new and perfect older techniques. I have completed both a fellowship and a prestigious mastership with the Academy of General Dentistry which require participation in hundreds of hours of targeted instruction and proof of competency. I have developed expertise and experience in prosthedontics, which include dental implants, crowns, and bridges in addition to the broad scope of general dentistry. In my leisure time, I enjoy fitness activities (I can be seen at the YMCA most mornings by 6am), singing with the Heritage Singers, and serving as President of the Mouse River Players Community Theater.
DOUGLAS T. BENGSON D.D.S.
I grew up in Minot, a graduate of Minot High School and Minot State University. I received my formal dental education at The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, graduating in 1990. I have been passionate about dentistry and have continued my dental education ever since. I have completed the prestigious Gordon Christensen Fellowship through the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry and the Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship. I am active with Cerec Doctors continuing education, this training allows me to place the highest quality crowns in a single dental visit for our patients. I am also involved in dental education through the highly respected Spear Institute. These educational choices have stimulated my professional growth thus allowing me to provide my patients with leading edge dentistry of only the highest quality. I am a member of the American Dental Association, North Dakota Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, Minot Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. In my time away from the office I enjoy virtually all sports, staying connected to my Alma Maters through the Beaver Booster Club and the Golden Gopher Fund. Attending sporting activities is a great way to stay involved with our community. My wife Patti and I have two daughters, Emily and Sophie, both of whom are students at the University of Minnesota. I think my wife and I would agree that some of our family’s most enjoyable times are spent at our lake cabin. Life slows down, if even for a weekend.
NICHOLAS B. FAURE D.M.D
Growing up, Dr. Nicholas Faure was always helping his dad with various remodeling or building projects around the house. A self-professed science nerd in school, he found his calling in dentistry, allowing him to combine the attention to detail of building with the science of dentistry. He has established a reputation focused on high quality dentistry, in a relaxed, comfortable environment.
Dr. Nicholas Faure received his Bachelor of Science in Health Science, Chemistry, and Biology from Valley City State University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. Though he will miss the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, he is glad to be back to his roots in the Midwest.
Known for his sense of humor, Dr. Faure is quick with a joke to lighten the mood, but he is serious about quality dental care, using the latest technology available to help patients with their dental health. Using the latest technology helps get patients the quality care they expect while not interfering with their busy schedule. He offers a fresh perspective on dentistry as a recent graduate and is skilled in the current technology of the dental field. He continues to broaden and advance his knowledge of all areas of the dental field through a multitude of continuing education courses, allowing him to provide outstanding patient care.
His attention to detail can be found outside the office as well, constantly working to perfect his favorite recipes. From cookbooks to family recipes, he enjoys learning different techniques or experimenting with new types of cuisine. In addition he is an avid reader, with a special keen interest in nonfiction and biographies.