Meet Dr. Nancy H. Holm

Burnsville MN Dentists Dr. Nancy Holm

Nancy H. Holm, D.D.S.

I have to say that what brought me to Dentistry is the supreme joy I get from really taking care of people, and getting to know them on a personal level. (That's what kept me from choosing medicine, have you noticed that the average time a patient spends with their physician is now down to about 7 minutes?) It is a privilege to be able to spend that time, and to see the tangible results of my skill at the end of every appointment, and each time I get to examine and visit with each of my patients!

I have always enjoyed working with my hands. I was the kid who had every imaginable kit and craft while growing up. My mom noticed that when she brought me along to my older sister's Girl scout meetings, it was me who was the first one done with the craft project, even though I was just the little sister who tagged along! My fourth-grade teacher insisted that I become an artist, which I convinced her years later, is what a dentist really should be. Crafting a beautiful smile, restoring a broken-down tooth, and seeing unhealthy gums transformed back to health feels like the best kind of art to me! My upbringing focused on the call to take care of others, and I was fortunate to have the knack and curiosity for science as well as an incredible work ethic instilled in me by my parents. I am truly grateful that Dentistry has satisfied my every expectation, and then some.

I look forward to getting to know you when you come to our office. I am lucky to be surrounded by a team of nurturing, smart, enthusiastic dental professionals who are on a mission, just like I am! Here's a bit more of what you may want to know about me:

Professional Education

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Hill-Murray High school, 1980 Maplewood MN,

  • National Honor Society, top 25 graduate in a class of 350.

College Of Saint Benedict, 1984

  • BA Biology
  • graduated with honors: Magna Cum Laude

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, DDS 1988

Professional Affiliations: St. Paul District Dental Society, Minnesota Dental Association, American Dental Association, And nationally-recognized Interdisciplinary Study Groups: Seattle Study Club and Spear Institute Study Club

Professional History

  1. Dr. Holm has been practicing the art and science of dentistry since July 1988
  2. Associated dentists, Ltd. 1989-1996 a private group practice in St Paul. Dr Holm had the privilege of working closely with a periodontist, orthodontist and pediatric specialists. Dr. Holm gained experience in trauma dentistry being on call for a large group, and occasionally taking calls from Children's Hospital ER.
  3. Purchased a Solo, private practice of her own in Burnsville MN since 1996

Continuing Dental Education

  1. Dr. Holm has more than tripled the required hours of continuing education since graduating in 1988
  2. She has studied all areas of dentistry, including:
    • Cosmetic dentistry
    • Periodontal (gum) disease
    • Restorative care, including advanced courses in occlusion (rehabilitation of the bite and TMJ)
    • Pediatric Dentistry
    • Technology advances, such as intra-oral and digital dental photography, digital x-rays, DIagnodent Laser.
    • Dental health's impact on General Health, including past membership in Dentistry for Diabetics,

Some highlights include:

  1. Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study ("TMJ"-occlusion, study of how jaw and teeth operate together)
  2. Seattle Study Club (interdisciplinary comprehensive dentistry involving specialists from every area of dentistry, coordinating advanced treatment for patients)
  3. Spear Institute for comprehensive dentistry


  1. Dr. Holm grew up in Roseville, MN, and has lived in the Twin Cities all of her life. She has been married to her husband, Bill since 1998. She is attempting to achieve "world's greatest aunt" status with her 6 nieces and nephews, and any other child that crosses her path!
  2. Lifetime Community Involvement:
    • Girl Scout Leader, non-denominational Christian youth group minister, volunteer dentistry for the homeless at the Union Gospel Mission, and St. Paul Public Schools, MN Mission of Mercy professional committees for the St. Paul District Dental Society and American Cancer society.
  3. Personal Interests
    • She is an active endurance athlete, who has achieved much in the way of competitive, long-distance events, even though she would categorize herself as a "social athlete":
      • Completed twenty 26.2 running marathons, including: 2 Boston Marathons, Grandma's, Twin Cities, Chicago, and New York City marathons
      • Twenty Cross-country ski marathons worldwide, like the American Birkebeiner in Wisconsin and similar races in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, France, Switzerland,
      • MN Border-to-Border Triathalon, as a 2 person team with her "little" sister, Chris
      • Northshore Inline Skate Marathon, Chequamegon Fat-Tire Mountain bike race, DairyLand Dare,countless other road and mountain bike tours, and hiking escapades with similarly outdoor-obsessed friends and family members
    • She has been a season ticket subscriber to The Guthrie Theatersince 1986 with active support of other arts institutions, like Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN Orchestra, and MN Public Radio.
    • Dr Holm is an avid reader, mostly Dental Journals, Wall Street Journal and books: spiritual growth, business, human behavior, and a heavy dose of fiction.
    • Travel is one of her favorite past-times, especially involving the outdoors or anything historical.