“At a young age I fell in love with the field of dentistry. It happened when I was in 10th grade while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Without any relatives in the field, it was my family dentist who introduced me to the artistic side of the profession. I’ve always enjoyed art projects such as drawing and woodworking, and dentistry provides me with the perfect outlet to continue that passion.
The unique part of dentistry is that we get the opportunity to have long-lasting relationships with our patients. The greatest compliment a patient can give me is that they trust my judgment and understand the rationale for proposed treatment. My goals for treatment are simple – resolving dental issues in the easiest and most cost effective way possible, and improving smiles to enable patients to live their best life. During my studies and clinical work at the University of Minnesota, I saw firsthand how an improved smile can change a patient’s life. From the moment I meet a new patient, and throughout their treatment, I focus on how I can fix any dental issues they may be facing while giving them the best aesthetic and functional outcome. Whether a patient has been in for routine checkups or is seeing a dentist for the first time in a while, I strive to make them feel comfortable and treat them as if they were a family member or friend. Serving patients in this way is the reason why I chose this profession.” — Dr. Schmura
Dr. Schmura completed his undergraduate studies at the University of St. Thomas and dental school at the University of Minnesota. It was during his undergraduate education where he met his wife Madeline, a fellow student who also is a practicing dentist in Edina. Dr. Schmura enjoys performing a wide variety of procedures for his patients such as endodontic therapy, surgery and cosmetic treatment.
When not in the office Dr. Schmura enjoys spending time with his wife and their two bulldogs (Darla and Doug). His hobbies include traveling, golfing, and working on house projects.