Creating Life-Changing Smiles
for Burnsville-area Families Since 1970

We’re Now Welcoming New Patients

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Heart of the City Dental front of the office building

Creating Life-Changing Smiles
for Burnsville-area Families Since 1970

New Patients



With our customized care, private treatment rooms, state-of-the-art technology, and passion for excellence — you’ll quickly find out what the buzz is all about. Fun, joy, and great smiles… all delivered with heart…

Heart of the City dental celebrating over 50 years of smiles
Welcome to Dentistry with heart
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Meet Burnsville’s Dentists

Dr. Heidi Smith and Dr. Tanya Peterson

Drs Heidi Smith and Tanya Shulz Peterson

It has been a privilege to serve the Northwest Dakota County region including Burnsville, Apple Valley, Eagan, and surrounding areas for OVER 50 YEARS. Dr. Smith and Dr. Peterson met at a waterski show and have enjoyed working together for many years at Heart of the City Dental. They’re different from many big-box dental practices in that they strive to help their Minneapolis/St. Paul patients enjoy not only excellent oral health, but courteous service, and most of all FUN!

We believe we have the best community and patients, and we love getting to meet patients from the local area and from across the country who call our community home.

Drs Heidi Smith and Tanya Shulz Peterson
Heart of the City Dental team

Our Dental Team
Loves What They Do

Heart of the City Dental team

Our friendly and compassionate dental team works alongside Dr. Tanya and Dr. Heidi to give you the most comfortable experience possible, keeping your overall health in mind. We’re here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams! We look forward to hearing from you.

Welcome to the Right Place for Dentistry With Heart

If you’re wondering where Burnsville-area families go for complete dental care in one location, look no further than the office of Dr. Heidi Smith and Dr. Tanya Peterson. We can’t wait to meet you!

Patient Reviews for Heart of the City Dental

Dr. Peterson, Dr. Smith, and their team pride themselves in providing a world-class patient experience that is unrivaled in the Burnsville area. Come discover what the buzz is about!


“When I injured an old crown recently on a long drive from Minneapolis MN to Phoenix AZ. I had a lot of tooth pain. I called Dr. Tanya’s emergency number. To my delight, She returned my call right away. Providing a needed refill of my prescription and referral for two Endodontists in the Phoenix area. She went well beyond the extra effort for me.”
–The Norgaards


“I had my first dental appointment in years here today and I was blown away by the care and the service that I received! As someone, who like may others, suffers from dental anxiety, I was very nervous about coming to my appointment today. I was instantly greeted by friendly staff that were genuine, kind, and helpful. When it came to the actual cleaning and the exam, I was amazed by the expertise and friendliness of the hygienist and doctor.”
–Wil H.


“Kind, friendly, extraordinarily skilled and never in a hurry. From the receptionist through the entire staff, they made it a point to make me feel welcome; to express their happiness that I had chosen them as my dentist. Dani is an exceptionally good hygienist. I look forward to my next check-up; now that’s not something you’re likely to hear very often!”
–Doug H.

Before and After Photos