Eyota Getting First Dental Office in a Decade

January 11, 2017 07:29 PM

(ABC 6 News)--When you live in a small town, things like high speed internet access and other amenities are harder to come by.  A community just outside of Rochester is about to get something most of us take for granted. 

With only a population of about 2,000, why bring a Dental Office to the city of Eyota? Simple, it doesn't have one.


"It just sounded like a good opportunity for us as a business practice as well as for the city,” says Phillip Perry, DDS.

Dr. Perry, owner of Perry Dental in Wabasha, often thought of expanding his practice and when this opportunity came up he had to act fast.

"I actually had worked here for maybe a couple months about ten years ago, so I knew the building and I thought well jeez it just needs to be updated,” says Perry.

For those who live in Eyota, they look forward to not having to drive very far.

"It's going to be exciting being able to actually really walk down to the dentist office just to get my teeth cleaned,” says resident, Alex Gruhlke.

"When my oldest was little he actually had a dental emergency and I had to drive from rochester to come and pick him up and take him all the way back to rochester because we didn't have a dentist here. So, I think it's wonderful that we're having on move back into town,” says resident, Molly King.

The city has been without a dentist for nearly ten years.

"No matter how you look at it, you have to drive somewhere, so it would be nice to have one right here in town," says King.

The opening date has been delayed and will hopefully open in the beginning of March.


Marissa Collins

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