Dr. Matt Penz and wife, Kate, in the waiting room of the new dental office. Renovations began on July 5, 2016. 

Dr. Matt Penz and wife, Kate, in the waiting room of the new dental office. Renovations began on July 5, 2016. 

From the Post-Bulletin's "Heard on the Street" column
7/15/16

Dr. Matt Penz is returning to his hometown of Rochester to launch his own dental practice. 

Penz, who previously worked at Northwest Dental Care for three years, has spent the past year in Chaska. Kate Penz, his wife, said, "He found that he really missed Rochester."

Now, he is coming back to fulfill a longtime goal.

"He has an entrepreneurial spirit. It has always been his dream to start his own practice from scratch," said Kate Penz.

They hope to open Penz Dental Care in suite 110 in the Uptown Square building at 2001 Second St. SW in early or mid-September. Construction is underway in the 2,000-square-foot space last occupied by Southwest Family Dental Center. 

It has been empty for a while, but it provides a good foundation for Penz to build out his new clinic, she said. The office will have four procedure rooms with dental chairs.

When Penz Dental Care opens its doors, the plan is to have two support staff members to assit Dr. Penz. If things go according toplan, they hope to add another employee in the months soon after the opening.

Penz Dental Care will offer the full array of dental services. However, Dr. Penz does have a particular interest in cosmetic and sports dentistry. During his previous time in Rochester, he worked with some high school teams to create custom mouth guards for local athletes.

--Jeff Kiger

Reprinted with permission

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