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Dr. Tony Frank

"I was born and raised in Bismarck, and have always cherished the North Dakota lifestyle. My wife and I are thrilled to be living in our hometown, and enjoy the simple things…like North Dakota winters. After graduating from Century High School, I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Montana State University—Bozeman, and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota—Minneapolis.

Shortly after graduating from Dental School in 2008, I returned home to Bismarck, and began my career at A Lifetime of Smiles. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Drs. Ralph and Bob Honkola, and Dr. Derik Hoerner. Practicing in a group environment has afforded me a great opportunity to share different perspectives."

Dr. Derik

"I grew up on a farm north of Richardton, North Dakota, a small community about 70 miles west of Bismarck. When not at the office, I enjoy relaxing with family, helping out on the farm, hunting or spending time with my girlfriend, Katie. I attended North Dakota State University for undergraduate and Creighton School of Dentistry for dental school. Following dental school, my dental career began at A Lifetime of Smiles with Drs. Ralph Honkola, Bob Honkola and Tony Frank. Drs. Ralph and Bob Honkola retired in 2011, at which time Dr. Tony and I purchased A Lifetime of Smiles.

Taking up to 50 hours of continuing education each year allows me to provide my patients with the highest level of dental care available. I realize that dental needs are as unique as each patient’s individual smile. I have always enjoyed working with my hands and working with people. Dentistry allows me to do both of these daily."