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


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 children, William, Joseph and Maria.

Dr. Brekke


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.


  • We are conveniently located on 1st Avenue on the west end of downtown in Hibbing, ½ a block from Howard St, and across the street from the Holiday Gas Station. Show on map
  • Parking is on-street in the front, but additional parking can be found in the lot behind the building.


  • Our regular appointment hours are 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Thursday.
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