Dr. Chelsea Longlet has always loved the feeling of clean teeth. She enjoyed going to the dentist and getting a thorough cleaning by the hygienist. She even begged her parents to get braces. Dr. Chelsea had braces two other times before now (she’s currently in them)! Most people who knew Chelsea as an adolescent would say that she was destined to work in the dental field.
In preparation for Career Day, when she was in high school, young Dr. Chelsea interviewed her aunt, who is a dentist, about the field of dentistry. For her presentation, Dr. Chelsea bought dental supplies from the Dollar Store and did a brushing demonstration for those who came to the event. She was hooked! Her obsession continued as she spent a summer interning at her aunt’s dental practice. She loved everything about dentistry, especially how it combines science and art to help make beautiful smiles.
Dr. Chelsea attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with High Distinction receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. She then attended the University of Minnesota’s School of Dentistry and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, graduating with Distinction.
There are two things Dr. Chelsea is passionate about when it comes to dentistry. First, she is passionate about motherhood specific to dental health. She enjoys talking with expecting mothers about their concerns during pregnancy and coaching them in caring for their children’s teeth. Second, Dr. Chelsea is passionate about sleep or airway issues and their relation to dentistry. She enjoys working with her patients to identify signs that can indicate a sleep problem. If a problem exists, she helps her patients better understand how sleep can significantly improve their overall health and quality of life.
When not working, Dr. Chelsea likes to run and bake. She also enjoys reading. Her absolute favorite thing to do, however, is spending time with her and Dr. Mike’s daughter, Willa, and newborn son, Beck.
Bloomington, Minnesota born and bred, Dr. Chelsea loves to sit and talk and get to know people. She says she may be guilty of the “Minnesotan goodbye,” which means you never leave because the conversation is never-ending. Her background and upbringing align with the Mill Point Dental mission of treating patients like family.
“It is not just that we treat our patients like family, but we treat them as a person. All of us at Mill Point Dental take the time to listen to patients and build relationships with them in addition to providing the highest quality dental care.”
Interesting Fact: Dr. Chelsea ran the Twin Cities Marathon (Minnesota) the same weekend she took her dental board exams.