Dental Services

Family with a big smile in Plymouth, MN
Northwoods Dental is conveniently located in downtown Plymouth, MN close to the Plymouth City Hall and across the street from Cub Foods and Lifetime Fitness. This central location also serves people in Maple Grove, Wayzata, Medina, Corcoran and other western Hennepin County cities.

The staff at Northwoods pride themselves in providing a comfortable and safe environment for our patients. From the aesthetically pleasing lobby with it's comfortable chairs, fireplace and television to the very latest in sterilization techniques and use of cutting edge equipment, our patients comfort is maximized.
Integrating advanced dentistry tools in our cosmetic dental treatments allows us to provide superior service so that our patients can have the best possible smile! We use tools like Digital X-Rays, ZOOM whitening, the Diagnodent (a laser that helps us diagnose small decay) and our Crown technology is simply amazing. We have CEREC technology which allows us to create a porcelain-based crown in one visit!

If you need a filling, we can provide you with White Fillings that look great and strengthen your teeth. Additional diagnostic tools include an Intra Oral Camera which allows our top Plymouth dentists to view pictures of your teeth on a large monitor which both saves time and helps detect potential problems.


Our Goals

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Our goal is not just to satisfy you, but exceed your expectations with comfort, care and the highest quality dental care services.

We are dedicated to always be available to you, answer your questions, calm your fears and provide our services in a friendly, comfortable, caring environment.

As your dental health care professionals, we are highly motivated, honest and innovative, dedicated to providing a personally rejuvenating experience, enriching the lives of our guests and each other.


Dr. Jack Baldwin

Dr. Jack Baldwin was raised in North Dakota and would often spend his summertime with his family at their Minnesota lake cabin. The memories of fixing and tinkering with various projects around their summer home made him fall in love with Minnesota, and he is pleased to now call it his home.

Dr. Baldwin graduated from the University of Minnesota school of Dentistry with a DDS. Since graduating ... Read more
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Dr. Scott Scharf

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Having grown up on hobby farms and lakes, Dr. Scott Scharf has quite an appreciation for Minnesota's outdoors. He currently lives on a small lake west of Medina with his wife Jennifer and five children. The whole family loves to fish, swim, camp, waterski and be outdoors. He loves the fact that many of his dental patients share his love for the outdoors as many of them are from Wayzata, Maple Grove, Minnetonka and other western Hennepin County cities that also have a wealth of outdoor opportunities.
Dr. Scharf was born and raised in Rochester, Minnesota. His father worked for IBM and twice moved for 18 month projects that he was involved in. The first move was to the San Francisco Bay Area and the second was to Milan, Italy. However, the family always came back to Minnesota.

Dr. Scharf attended the University of Minnesota, both as an undergrad and in the School of Dentistry Program. Upon graduating in 1986, He went out on his own and started Xenium Dental in Plymouth, Minnesota. After 14 years in that location, we moved in April of 2003 to our new, state of the art facility and renamed the practice Northwoods Dental.


Meet The Staff

Front Office


Shannon, Office Manager

Shannon grew up in St. Cloud, Minnesota and moved to Portland, Oregon for five years, where she started her dental career in 1993. She moved back to Minnesota to start her family and she has two amazing kids. Shannon has been part of the Northwoods Dental team for many years. She loves the outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.
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Bria, Treatment Coordinator

Bria was born in Minneapolis and has lived in the Western suburbs her entire life. She just welcomed her first niece February of 2016!

Bria loves going to concerts, playing video games, and spending time outdoors. She enjoys coffee and reading crime books in her spare time.


Rachelle, Receptionist/ Reactivation Coordinator

Rachelle was born and raised in Brooklyn Park, but moved to Uptown Minneapolis to attend U of M. She recently bought a house in New Hope.

Rachelle likes to run, work on her new house, travel and spend ... Read more
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Lauren, Receptionist

Lauren was born in Netherlands, but has lived half of her life in Woodbury and the other in Hamilton, New Zealand. She has her Bachelors in Psychology from The University of Waikato and then moved back to Minnesota in 2015.

Outside of work Lauren ... Read more

Nicole, Financial Coordinator

Nicole is from Duluth, MN and moved to the Twin Cities after graduating from UMD in May 2015.

She likes to spend time with her family and her rescue dog, Shea. She also enjoys camping, hiking, skiing, ... Read more
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Dental Assistants

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Jenny has been assisting at Northwoods Dental for over 12 years. She lives in St. Michael with her husband and son. In her free time she enjoys reading, scrapbooking, watching movies and most of all spending it with her family.

Tatyana, LDA

Tatyana grew up in Kazakhstan and came to the US in 2003.

Tatyana loves spending time with her family and staying active outdoors. She has a 5 year old daughter that keeps her busy, but she also enjoys camping, skiing, water skiing and crafts.

Tatyana ... Read more
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Nancy, LDH

Nancy was born in Phoenix, Arizona, but moved to Minnesota when she was 10 years old.

Nancy loves spending time with her little daughter, anything outdoors and enjoys long walks.

Nancy graduated as a ... Read more


Liliya was born in Ukraine and moved to the United States in 1991 with her parents. She now lives in the Northwest suburbs with her husband of seven years. Liliya graduated from Herzing University in ... Read more
Liliya Dental Assistant

Cecilia, RDH and Hygiene Coordinator

Cecilia was born and raised in a small town in the beautiful country of Norway and moved to Minnesota permanently in 2014 to be with her husband.

Cecilia loves doing anything outdoors and travelling to see new places! She'll do anything from ice ... Read more
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Phanessa, RDH

Phanessa grew up in Greenfield, MN along the Crow River.

Phanessa enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys working out travelling and trying to find new unique coffee shops.

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Valerie, RDH

Valerie grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina and moved to Minnesota back in 2012

Valerie is a very crafty person and likes DIY projects and cooking.

Valerie graduated from Fayetteville Technical ... Read more
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Betsy, RDH

Betsy grew up in Lakefield, MN. She grew up on a farm with one older sister. She loves baseball and going to Twins games with her family. Betsy enjoys traveling and recently got engaged to her high school sweetheart.

Betsy graduated with a Bachelor ... Read more