Our Heart of the City Dental Team Loves Burnsville

Dr. Tanya Peterson, Dr. Heidi Smith, and their team have helped thousands of Burnsville-area patients transform their smiles and improve their lives.

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.

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Tanya Schulz Peterson, DDS

General & Esthetic Dentistry

  • I was born and raised in Burnsville, MN, and attended the College of St. Benedict and St. Cloud University, where I attained my Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science.
  • I graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1997.
  • Our practice was started as Schulz Family Dental by my father in 1970, and I have worked in all areas of the office since 1987.
  • I enjoy volunteering my time to Donated Dental Services in the community.
  • I am dedicated to providing excellent dental care in a caring, family-friendly environment. We strive to make our patients comfortable by providing personalized dental care. I believe that our patients will live longer, healthier, and happier lives when their teeth are healthy, look good, and function well.
  • I believe that extensive continuing education for myself and my staff is the best way to provide my patients with the most options available.
  • I have over 24 years of experience and am highly skilled in all aspects of dentistry.
  • My husband, Jeff, and I have a son and a daughter along with a cat and a dog. I enjoy waterskiing, spending time with family and friends, and gardening.

Caring for Generations of Patients

“My father started the practice in 1970, and I worked here part-time while in college and decided I wanted to go into health care. My favorite part of Heart of the City Dental is caring for generations of people from our area.” –Dr. Tanya

Heidi Smith, DDS

General & Esthetic Dentistry

  • I went to the University of MN for undergrad and dental school. Go Gophers!!!
  • I love the relationships I get to build with people and the lives I can change by giving someone the smile they’ve always desired.
  • I’m passionate about airway issues and sleep-disordered breathing in adults and children. It’s an epidemic that’s negatively impacting our lives and our health. As a dentist, I might be the first person to see the signs and be able to provide early intervention. That’s exciting!
  • I’m a continuing education junkie. I travel all over the US keeping up on the latest and greatest in dentistry.
  • I’m a member of the St Paul District Dental Society, the MN Dental Association, the American Dental Association, Spear Study Club, and Seattle Study Club.
  • I regularly volunteer with Mission Outpost Dental Clinic and Mission of Mercy.
  • I grew up in Apple Valley and my husband grew up in Burnsville. We met in high school!
  • We have a son who loves football, swimming, and two cats who love eating and sleeping.
  • I love to travel. I’ve been to all seven continents! Ask me about my favorite places.
  • I love waterskiing and skied in a waterski show for over 15 years. That’s where Dr. Tanya and I met.
  • I enjoy reading when I can find the time. If you have a favorite book I’d love to know about it.

We Like to Have Fun & Laugh with Our Patients

“Dr. Tanya and I met doing a waterski show together. There’s a lot of corporate dentistry coming to our market now, and we’re a very different experience than a big box. We like to have fun and laugh with our patients.” –Dr. Heidi

Introducing the Heart of the City Dental Team

Our compassionate and energetic dental team wants what’s best for your smile and overall health. Their training and care gives our guests a gentle and exceptional experience.
Practice Manager
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Dental Hygiene Student
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Financial Coordinator
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Contact Us

Tanya Schulz Peterson, DDS
Heidi Smith, DDS
550 Burnsville Pkwy #200
Burnsville, MN 55337
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Call Our Office: 952-260-1446



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