Meet The Doctors

Dr. Mark

Dr. Mark grew up in Hutchinson, Minnesota and as long as he can remember, knew he wanted to pursue a career in dentistry. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Minnesota and is a 2011 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Mark practiced in Buffalo, MN for three years prior to joining Elk Dental Center in 2014. He recently moved to Otsego with his wife and their 2 sons, and is excited to live closer and be more involved in the Elk River community. Outside of the office he enjoys the outdoors, coaching his sons' sports teams, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Brian

Dr. Brian attended the University of Minnesota for his undergraduate degree, and is also a 2011 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Peters has specialized training and certification in Botox and Dermal Fillers, Botox for TMD and Facial Pain, Sleep Apnea, Invisalign, Cosmetic Dentistry, Endodontics, and Oral Surgery. He has also attended continuing education courses at the Spear Education Center in Scottsdale, AZ. Before joining Elk Dental Center in 2021, Dr. Peters owned a practice in downtown Minneapolis. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, golfing, downhill skiing, hunting, biking, and trying new restaurants.

Dr. Nick

Dr. Nick grew up in Forest Lake, Minnesota. He attended St. John's University for his undergraduate studies before attending and graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2008. Dr. Nick lives in Wyoming, MN with his wife, Alicia, and their 5 children. In his spare time he enjoys writing, playing and teaching tennis, eating good food, and spending time with his family. Dr. Nick joined the Elk Dental Center team in 2022 and is looking forward to building long-lasting relationships in the Elk River community. 

Dr. David Klump Periodontist Dr. David Klump - Periodontist

Dr. Klump received his DDS degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1986. After one year as a general dentist, Dr. Klump began his emphasis in the non-surgical and surgical treatment of periodontal disease, including implant dentistry. Dr. Klump completed his specialty training in Periodontology at the University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry in 1994. Dr. Klump taught at the University of Minnesota dental program in addition to the Normandale Community College Hygiene program. He has continued to practice periodontics and implant dentistry with various larger private practices in the Minneapolis area. Dr. Klump joined Elk Dental Center in 1990.

Dr. Doug Carter Dr. Doug Carter - Oral Surgeon

Dr. Carter is a native of Fairmont, Minnesota. He received his BA in Biomedical Science from St. Cloud State University before graduating from the U of MN School of Dentistry. He served as a General Dentist in the United States Navy at Naval Air Station in San Diego, and with the Marines in Saudi Arabia in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He then returned to Minnesota to complete his residency in Oral and Maxiofacial surgery at the University of Minnesota. He has since practiced as an Oral Surgeon in the Western suburbs for the past 25 years. In his free time Dr. Carter enjoys spending time with his family, lake activities, running and biking.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

    Elk Dental Center provides a great experience in dental care. Extremely caring staff and doctors. Most refreshingly, they don’t over-diagnose treatments like other dentists - several times they’ve told me “You have a very early stage cavity that could need a filling in the future, but for now let’s watch it until your next exam.” Well worth the drive to get there from Plymouth!

    - David K.

    Always friendly! They make sure you are comfortable too - if you’re afraid of going to the dentist, go to Elk Dental Center, they’re a great team. Receptionists are always helpful and courteous. The dentist does a thorough job and which ever one you see, all are very knowledgeable and have time for any questions. I’ve been a patient there for quite a few years - it can’t be too bad...I go every 6 months!

    - Amanda O.

    I've been going to Elk Dental Center for 35 years. I had to go somewhere else for awhile because of insurance and couldn't wait to get back. All staff is professional, friendly, and truly caring. The dental work itself is high quality. They never "over prescribe" any work, and the cash discount is greatly appreciated. They also made extra effort to get me in on short notice when I've had problems.

    - JoAnn G.

    Always so polite and pleasant to there customers. Very satisfied, I have been going to dentist off and on for thirty-five years. Moved out of state, then when moved back went back to Elk Dental Center. We drive two hours both way to get dental services at Elk Dental Center.

    - Rita S.