Welcome to North Star Dental Care in Hibbing. Our team is dedicated to providing every patient with exceptional quality of care and service using proven advanced technologies in a comfortable setting. Our dedication to a high standard of dental care is shown at all levels of the practice from our thorough examination and treatment planning, oral health maintenance and advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry. We strive to personalize the dental office experience so that no matter your age or stress-level, you can find comfort in our chair.
Dr. Jacob Smestad received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2010. Soon after, Dr. Smestad joined his father-in-law, Dr. David Gunelson, at the current practice location in Hibbing and started becoming active in the Iron Range dental community. When Dr. Gunelson retired in 2011, Dr. Smestad started North Star Dental Care and continues Dr. Gunelson's brand of comfortable and personalized dentistry.
Dr. Smestad is originally from a small town in southern Minnesota, called St. Clair, but the abundance of outdoor activities and nearby family in northern Minnesota attracted him to Hibbing. Depending on the season he can be found biking, running, skiing, hunting, fishing and enjoying spending time with his wife, Sara, their three young children, William, Joseph and Maria and their yellow lab, Splash.
Dr. Smestad is a member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, the Northeastern District Dental Society and is on the Board of Directors of the local non-profit Northern Minnesota Dental.
Dr. Brekke Hudelson received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in 2017 along with her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. Dr. Hudelson completed a general dentistry residency program at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center before joining North Star Dental Care in July 2018.
Dr. Hudelson is delighted to have returned to her hometown of Hibbing to practice dentistry with the incredible team at North Star Dental Care. She is the daughter of Hibbing educators and graduated from Hibbing High School. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Hudelson spends her time with her family fishing, hunting, kayaking, capturing photos and enjoying the beauty of the northland.
Dr. Hudelson is a member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, and the Northeast District Dental Society. She also sits on the board for Northern Minnesota Dental. Lastly, she remains active in the field of dental public health by working with the Minneapolis-based non-profit, Ready, Set, Smile.
2020 1st Avenue
Hibbing, MN 55746