Tanya Schulz Peterson, DDS

Dr. Tanya was born and raised in Burnsville. She attended the College of St. Benedict and St. Cloud State University, where she attained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science. She graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1997. This practice was started as Schulz Family Dental by her father in 1970, and she has worked in all areas of the office since 1987. Dr. Tanya taught at the University of Minnesota in the restorative sciences department and enjoys volunteering for Donated Dental Services, Team Smile and Mission Outpost. Dr. Tanya is dedicated to providing excellent dental care in a relaxed, family-friendly setting. She believes that extensive continuing education for herself and her staff is the best way to provide her patients with the most advanced options available. Dr. Tanya and her husband Jeff have a son Kaden and daughter Kalia along with 2 dogs and a cat. She enjoys waterskiing, paddle boarding and cross country skiing.

Heidi Smith, D.D.S.

Dr. Heidi was born and raised, and currently lives in Apple Valley. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Minnesota. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree with honors in 1997, and a DDS degree in 2003. After graduating, Dr. Heidi maintained her long-time ties to the University of Minnesota by teaching at the School of Dentistry in the Restorative Sciences department. Dr. Heidi enjoys volunteering her dental skills at Mission Outpost, Team Smile and Mission of Mercy. The daily variety and challenges that dentistry offers are Dr. Heidi’s favorite aspects of practicing, and she looks forward to what is in store for the ever-advancing field of dentistry. In her free time, Dr. Heidi enjoys waterskiing, traveling, and reading. Dr. Heidi and her husband Brian have a son, Griffin, and 2 cats.

Dentists’ Credentials

Our dentists are members of the ADA (American Dental Association), the MDA (Minnesota Dental Association), the SPDDS (St. Paul District Dental Society), the Spear Education Faculty Club, and multiple local study clubs. They also spend many hours a year attending the best continuing education courses around the country to provide you with the best dentistry. Dr. Tanya and Dr. Heidi have also been chosen several times by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine and the Burnsville community as Minnesota’s Top Dentists!