About Us

At Hugo Dental Care, we are interested in complete dental health. We take a different approach to dentistry that never settles for the status quo; instead, we strive to stay on top of the most advanced technologies and give you, our patients, the best dental care possible.


Kristen Eklund, DDS

Kristen Eklund, DDS, brings a gentle style to her dentistry, making you and your family comfortable in the dental chair no matter what dental services you require. It is her belief that a healthy, beautiful smile is essential for a quality life.

Dr. Kristen EklundDr. Eklund has live in Minnesota most of her life; she was raised in Richfield and lives today in Mahtomedi with her husband and three children. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Dental School, with high distinction, upon completing her undergraduate work at Mankato State University and the University of Minnesota. Dr. Eklund previously served her alma mater as a clinical professor, but now exclusively practices in Hugo.

Dr. Eklund enjoys her involvement in community theatre, as both a board member and performer. She thinks Hugo is a special community, and has served its residents since 1997.


Patrick Merritt, DDS

Patrick Merritt, DDS, offers family dentistry with an eye toward excellence. He places high priority on continuing education and offering far more than basic dental care. He wants to get to know you as much as he wants to support your dental health.

Dr. Pat MerrittDr. Merritt graduated with distinction from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, receiving the Quintessence Award for academic excellence in periodontology. He has been practicing in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area for more than 15 years. Dr. Merritt is active in the community and enjoys playing hockey, as well as spending time with his wife and daughters.


Both doctors are active members of the following professional organizations.

We invite you to visit Hugo Dental Care. We want to be your family dentists. Call to set up a consultation or an appointment for dental care.

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