Meet The Doctors


Dentist Sarah Carlson | Stillwater, MN

Sarah Carlson

Dr. Sarah L. Carlson is a fourth generation resident of the St. Croix Valley, and she and her husband are proud to call the beautiful town of Stillwater their home. Since starting her dental career in 2001 she dreamed of one day working at her own hometown practice where she could help care for her community. In 2018 her dream came true when she purchased this excellent dental office from Dr. Ned Windmiller, and she is excited every day to carry on with his tradition of personal care while creating beautiful smiles.

Dr. Carlson is an SAHS alumnus and was awarded her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota in 2005. Through the years she has attended countless hours of additional education in a variety of topics, but what excites her most is helping people with severely worn, missing, painful, or embarrassing teeth get back a smile they are proud of.

To help her patients achieve a long-lasting and beautiful result she adheres to tested techniques taught to her by some of the world’s most recognized and accomplished dentists, one of whom is Dr. Windmiller. She is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and the Minnesota Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (MACD).

When Dr. Carlson has time free to enjoy outside of the practice and away from the business she re-energizes with her husband Hal Peterson. They share a passion for cooking, boating, skiing, hiking near and far, and are in the process of extensively remodeling their old house on their own. They can often be seen around town walking their two standard poodles and enjoying time out with those closest to them.


Dentist Ned Windmiller | Stillwater, MN

Ned Windmiller

More than 30 years ago, Stillwater, MN dentist Dr. Ned W. Windmiller decided to start his own dental practice because he enjoys working with people and using his hands to create beautiful smiles. He considers meeting and getting to know many wonderful people over the years the most rewarding part of his job.

Dr. Windmiller is proud of his private practice and his commitment to providing outstanding dentistry for his patients right here in Stillwater. His unique artistry allows him to care for smiles of all ages, from preventive care to full-mouth restoration. He and our staff work hard each day to offer state-of-the-art treatment that creates beautiful, natural-looking smiles.

To provide the best care to his valued patients – whether for routine hygiene visits or for the most complex dental treatment – Dr. Windmiller has hand-selected a professional team. They share his values of continued development and achievement of our patients’ optimal health, comfort, and trust.

Dr. Windmiller has created many of Minnesota’s most beautifully distinctive smiles, including Miss Minnesota 2011. He is accredited by both the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and the American Society for Dental Aesthetics (ASDA). He is also a diplomate in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Windmiller is one of only seven dentists in the state of Minnesota and only 270 dentists worldwide who has these accreditations.

He has been repeatedly recognized by the Consumers Research Council of America as one of America’s Top Dentists. In addition, his peers have consistently recognized him as one of the Top Dentists in Cosmetic Dentistry and General Dentistry in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.

As a result of his unique talent and artistry in cosmetics and general dentistry, Dr. Windmiller is privileged to receive recognition as an international speaker and consultant on cosmetic and restorative procedures. He has presented at national symposiums and contributed to continuing education courses.

Dr. Windmiller completed his undergraduate degree at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, then graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1976. He is a long-standing member of several professional dental organizations that uphold the same uncompromising expectations and values he instills in his practice. These organizations include:

  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

  • The American Dental Association

  • The Minnesota Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Founding Member


Dentist Matt Hawn | Stillwater, MN

Matt Hawn

Dr. Hawn was born and raised in Eau Claire, WI. He graduated egregia cum laude from Saint John's University, where he also played four years of varsity football and track and field. He received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery and graduated with high honors from the University of Minnesota Dental School. He then continued his training at the VA in Salt Lake City for a General Practice Residency. Through his experience, he gained added expertise enabling him to offer treatment in all areas of dentistry; including but not limited to: implants, veneers, Invisalign, full-mouth reconstructions, smile makeovers, splint therapy, wisdom teeth extractions, and other oral surgeries. Dr. Hawn is also trained to offer sedation for anxious patients, invasive treatment and/or lengthy procedures.

Dr. Hawn loves spending time with his close-knit family and friends. He loves the outdoors and enjoys golfing, fishing, downhill skiing, and being on the lake. Dr. Hawn spent 4 years treating patients in Vail, CO prior to returning home and joining our office. He has been an excellent addition to our team and is very excited to continue his career in the Midwest.