About Your Dentist

John Mittelsteadt, DDS

Dr. Mittelsteadt founded our dental practice in 1987. He received his dental training at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and the University of Vermont Medical Center. Dr. Mittelsteadt served as an associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and has continued working with students at the Union Gospel Mission in St. Paul and as part of St. Olaf College’s annual medical mission to Peru.

Education & Continuing Education

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry – Minneapolis, MinnesotaDoctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Mittelsteadt completed Advanced Dentistry Training at the University of Vermont Medical College. He is also an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in the area of diagnosis and radiology.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Mittelsteadt serves on the Board of Directors for Hope Dental and Union Gospel Mission, and is a Co-Founder of Andean Community Partners. He is also currently leading a collaborative between Prince of Peace Dental mission and Mosaic Dental.

Recently, Dr. Mittelsteadt was recognized by Minneapolis St. Paul magazine and was named to their “Dentist Hall of Fame.” He has also been recognized by St. Olaf College and was named the alumni of the year for Outstanding Service.

Life & Hobbies

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Mittelsteadt and his wife Lisa have three grown boys and have recently moved to Minneapolis, bringing their "new" very old home back to health.  Not ones to let much grass grow under their feet, renovating their very old home and enjoying their favorite activities of bicycling and hiking seems to fill up much of their free time.

Dr. Mittelsteadt and his wife Lisa have been active in District 196 and have been honored as friends of Eastview High School.  Their three sons are no longer in the district, but they have continued working with students in need.

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Erik Solberg, DDS

Dr. Solberg received a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota. He received an AEGD (residency) certificate from Idaho State University where he was able to train extensively under Surgeons to become skilled in procedures including placement of Dental Implants, Wisdom Tooth Removal,  Oral and IV conscious sedation, atraumatic tooth extraction, gum and bone surgery and bone grafting.

Dr. Solberg went on to complete a 1-year full-time Implant Fellowship at Southern Illinois University. He also received his status of Master of the College of Sedation in Dentistry (MaCSD) from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and status of Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantology (FICOI).

Dr. Solberg is originally from Eden Prairie and currently resides in Prior Lake with his wife Brooke and their 2 children.   They have dogs of their own and enjoy fostering dogs for rescue organizations. They love to travel, with one highlight being a journey to Guatemala for a dental service trip. He can typically be found with family and friends, enjoying the outdoors by hiking, gardening, skiing or playing various sports.

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Joanna Tran, DDS

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Michael Scott

My Mission

“My long-term career goal is to become a mission’s dentist and provide care to the less fortunate in different parts of the world. I have served on several trips to Guatemala, Panama, and Costa Rica, and I hope to continue with as many as I can.”

Education & Continuing Education

University of Minnesota Twin Cities School of Dentistry – Minneapolis, MinnesotaDoctor of Dental Surgery

University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MinnesotaBachelor of Science in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Tran was born and raised in Bloomington, Minnesota. She now resides in St. Louis park with her husband and two dogs, Speedy, a Jack Russell, and Honeybee, a Whippet. In her free time, Dr. Tran loves to travel. She has backpacked through Japan, Thailand, China, Inner Mongolia, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. Recently, Dr. Tran and her husband have taken up beekeeping as a hobby. This season (summer 2021) they have collected almost 15 gallons of honey from their hives!

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Shelley Sidhu, DDS

“A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear.”

My Mission

“My mission is to provide quality, comfortable, and compassionate dental care for the community I serve.”


NYU Langone – New York, NYAdvanced Education in General Dentistry Certification

Apple Tree Dental - Mounds View, MNDental Residency

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry – Minneapolis, MNDoctor of Dental Surgery

University of British Columbia – Vancouver, B.C.Bachelor of Science in General Biology

Life & Hobbies

Outside of the office, Dr. Sidhu enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outdoors, hiking, traveling, painting, drawing, and baking.