Why Choose Us?


Choose a Stillwater Dentist Dedicated to You

Many Stillwater and greater Twin Cities families are proud to call us their dental office home, and below you can learn more about why so many patients are happy to visit us and recommend us to their family and friends.  As you’ll see, we work hard to put a smile on our patients faces both in and out of our dental office. Our goal is to minimize your stress by helping you understand the options that are available to help you meet your dental goals, so you can feel confident in the choice you are making and move toward a smile you’re excited to show off!

Positive, Comfortable Dentistry        

At Dr. Sarah Carlson’s Stillwater dental office we think dentistry should be a positive experience!  We listen to the concerns of our patients, use a gentle touch during treatments and strive to create the most comfortable atmosphere for your dental care.

Dental Care in a Relaxing Environment

How many times have you heard the saying “Laughter is the best medicine”?  It’s true! Science shows that laughter can cause positive changes in brain chemistry by releasing endorphins and lowering stress hormones.   The Team at Windmiller and Carlson loves to laugh with our patients!

    Q: What kind of teeth do deer have?

    A: Buck teeth!

All Ages Are Welcome

We offer dentistry for the whole family - from toddlers to seniors.  Our services are extensive and include regular cleanings and check-ups, preventive care like dental sealants, treatment of gum disease, fillings, crowns, root canal therapies, replacement of missing teeth with or without implants, a variety of options to perfect your smile, and SO MUCH MORE!

State of the Art Dental Technology

All doctors at Windmiller & Carlson Distinctive Dentistry are members of local and/or national chapters of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and attend numerous meetings, lectures and conventions throughout the year to stay up to date on the latest techniques, products and equipment available to dentistry today.  Ask us to show you what’s new in the office at your next visit!

The Smile You’ve Dreamed Of

Distinctive Dentistry isn’t just our name, it’s our mission and passion to help you get the extraordinarily beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. With our extensive training in aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry, our attention to detail in all areas of restorative dentistry, and our focus on providing and maintaining your family’s dental health we will help keep your smile stunning.

No Shaming

We want to meet you, and we don’t care if it’s been 6 months, 6 years or 60 years since you’ve been to a dentist.  We’ve seen it all and we won’t make you feel embarrassed or shamed no matter what condition your teeth are in. Our dentists, care providers and treatment coordinators look forward to helping you move forward from whatever point you are at with your dental care journey.

Community Involvement

We really love being a part of the Stillwater community!  Most of the staff as well as both Dr Sarah Carlson and Dr Ned Windmiller have spent their lives in and around the Stillwater area.  We do our best to show our love by actively supporting and donating to a number of local organizations committed to making our home a better place for everyone.  Some recent groups we’ve donated to are Andersen Elementary, Stillwater Girls LaCrosse Booster Club, SAHS, and we have pledged volunteer time for this year’s Lumberjack Days events.  Dr Carlson and her husband are both animal lovers and donate frequently to the Animal Humane Society as well as the MN State Patrol Troopers Association.