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Your Smile, Our Passion

The Authentic Mission

Rooted in the heart of Willmar, Dr. Neisen and the team are committed to providing high-quality, life-changing dentistry for the community we know and love most. For that reason, it’s our mission to improve the oral health and quality of life of our local neighbors and friends by way of honesty, compassion, and authenticity. We pride ourselves in our dedication to excellence and the real relationships we get to build at our office every day. Here, you’re not just a number – you’re a part of the family, and your smile is truly our passion.

"I wanted to create a practice that was true to me and my character. Every day that I wear the Authentic name on my scrubs, it's a reminder to be my true and authentic self."

- Trent Neisen, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

Get to Know

Dr. Trent Neisen

Dr. Neisen grew up in Bird Island, Minnesota and graduated from BOLD High School. With his natural love for anatomy and biology, he knew that he wanted to pursue a fulfilling career in the medical field and make a positive impact in the lives of others. After shadowing a local family dentist in high school, he discovered his calling in caring for smiles and hasn’t looked back since.

He attended North Dakota State University where he earned his undergraduate degree with highest honors in zoology - health sciences. He then went on to become a Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, graduating with highest honors as 6th of 98 students in his class. After dental school, he completed his Advanced Education in General Dentistry at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona, where he began his training in dental implants, extractions, and advanced dentistry.

Today, Dr. Neisen is living his dream as the owner of Authentic Dental of Willmar. Gentle and approachable, he makes it a point to connect with his patients on a personal level, relate to their challenges, and create the most comfortable, individualized dental experience. He couldn’t feel more excited to partner alongside Willmar patients with trusted support and provide unparalleled care for his home region.

Outside of the office, you can find Dr. Neisen making fun memories with his wife and best friend, Hope, and being a loving father to his bundle of joy, Mila. He also enjoys reading (a self-proclaimed bookworm), learning a new riff on his guitar, preparing for his next half marathon, playing with his rescue pup, Nellie, and cheering on the Minnesota Vikings. SKOL!

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Who We Are

The Authentic Team

We’re home to a team of kindhearted go-getters who love what we do every day. From our sweet front desk crew to our informative dental experts, thoughtful patient care is our speciality. We cultivate a growth mindset and a positive attitude. We know that our only competition is who we were yesterday. Together, we strive to bring you a five-star dental experience and a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles.

Nicole Williams

Nicole Williams

Administration

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Nicole Williams

Administration

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Hope Neisen

Hope Neisen

Office Manager

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Hope Neisen

Office Manager

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Vicky Wadsworth

Vicky Wadsworth

Administration & Dental Assistant

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Vicky Wadsworth

Administration & Dental Assistant

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Brandy Grieger

Brandy Grieger

Dental Assistant

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Brandy Grieger

Dental Assistant

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Amber Thompson

Amber Thompson

Dental Assistant

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Amber Thompson

Dental Assistant

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Traci Amsden

Traci Amsden

Dental Hygienist

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Traci Amsden

Dental Hygienist

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Erica Nelson

Erica Nelson

Dental Hygienist

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Erica Nelson

Dental Hygienist

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Julie Osterfeld

Julie Osterfeld

Sterilization Assistant

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Julie Osterfeld

Sterilization Assistant

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Visiting Our Office

What to Expect

When you’re at Authentic Dental of Willmar, you can always expect a superior patient experience from the best team around. We’ll welcome you with sincere smiles and ensure you feel right at home. During your first visit, it’s our goal to get to know you! Dr. Neisen and our caring crew will focus on learning your needs and refreshing your smile with a thorough polish and shine. After your preventive care, Dr. Neisen will share a detailed overview of your oral health and answer any questions you may have along the way. By the end of your appointment, you’ll walk away with a personalized, pressure-free treatment plan and a gleaming smile. Plus, a few new dental friends!

Modern Amenities & Relaxing Comforts

Cozy Guest Lounge

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Sedation Options

Elevate Your Experience

Our Technology

Unwavering in our aim for comfort, we invest in the latest tools and technology that modern dentistry has to offer. Say goodbye to traditional x-rays. Our office is equipped with best-in-class cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and intraoral scanners. These advanced digital imaging tools give both you and our dental pros an in-depth view of your teeth, gums, and facial bones for the safest and most accurate treatment planning possible. For second-to-none convenience, we also use 3D printers to create stunning, custom-fit dental solutions.

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We Love Willmar

The Authentic Pay-It-Forward Project

Our hometown is the heartbeat behind our care. The majority of our team is from West Central Minnesota. That’s why we’re honored to extend our care beyond the walls of our office through the Authentic Pay-It-Forward Project. Every month, we make a charitable donation to uplift and strengthen those in need. Just a few of the many amazing organizations we donate to include:

  • Salvation Army
  • Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota
  • Kandiyohi County Food Shelf
  • United Way of West Central Minnesota
  • Safe Avenues
  • Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA

If there’s a cause that’s close to your heart, we’d love to know! We’re always looking for new ways to give back to our community, and we couldn’t do it without the support of local patients just like you.

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