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Shelley Townsend, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Shelley Townsend grew up in Mankato, Minnesota, the daughter of a dentist. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree with honors at the University of Minnesota. An exceptional student, (graduating early in just three years), she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. She was the first woman to graduate from the University of Minnesota Orthodontic Program receiving her two-year specialty training as an orthodontist, and the second female orthodontist to practice in Minnesota.

Dr. Townsend was the first female South East District Dental Society president, the first female President of the North Dakota Society of Orthodontists, and a component officer of the Midwest Society of Orthodontists. The only female dental specialist and first female orthodontist in North Dakota for over 20 years, she has also done presentations at the American Association of Orthodontists annual meeting.

She holds two U.S. Patents for orthodontic devices, and has worked closely with 3M engineers on those projects.

Additionally, Dr. Townsend is a member of the North Dakota Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, American Dental Association, North Dakota Society of Orthodontists, Minnesota Society of Orthodontists, Midwestern Society of Orthodontists, and the American Association of Orthodontists.

Dr. Townsend is your orthodontic specialist offering braces for children, teens and adults. We welcome the opportunity to give a second opinion, and offer a variety of treatment options for reasonable fees. Dr. Townsend has successfully treated thousands of children, teens and adults over the years, and has extensive experience with more challenging cases including impacted cuspids, and orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery).

Our braces are comfortable, small and low-profile with over 25 choices of colors that are changed at each orthodontic visit. We offer a variety of retention options after active orthodontic treatment is completed.

We serve Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, and surrounding communities in Minnesota and North Dakota.

Please call for a complimentary consultation to discuss treatment possibilities at your first visit. Our office is conveniently located two blocks north of the Sanford Broadway Clinic.

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