Welcome to Our Practice

Welcome to Strait Smiles Dental, Your Dentist in Belle Plaine, MN

WELCOME to Strait Smiles Family Dentistry Our doctors and staff enjoy working together in the friendly atmosphere of Belle Plaine, Minnesota. Our dental office provides complete dental services for people of all ages, and is especially interested in creating a positive dental experience for children who are visiting the dentist for the first time. The Strait Smiles Team Members consist of our hygienists, dental assistants, and front desk staff. From the moment a patient walks into the door of Strait Smiles Family Dentistry, the Team Members work together to help make the patient’s dental experience a positive and comfortable one. Not only will you see our smiling faces in the office, but you will see our Team out and about in the Belle Plaine community participating in various events. We take pride in supporting our local small town. To schedule an appointment please call: 952-873-6380 You can also email or follow Strait Smiles Family Dentistry on Facebook.


In the News

Strait Smiles Provided Free Dental Care to Area Children

On Friday, Feb. 1, the dentists and other dental team members of Strait Smiles in Belle Plaine gave dental care to the under served children of the Belle Plaine area during their annual “Give Kids A Smile” event, which the office has been holding for over a dozen years.

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Our Doctors and Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Tasha Strait
    DDS
    Family Practice

    Dr. Tasha Strait grew-up in Appleton, Wisconsin. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology, with a minor in Chemistry at Valparaiso University in Indiana. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Strait and her husband currently reside in Shakopee with their two sons. Dr. Strait enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family. She has a special interest in prosthodontics and pediatric dentistry.

  • Dr.
    Monique Baune
    DDS
    Family Practice

    Dr. Monique Baune completed her undergraduate degree at Valparaiso University, Indiana followed by a Doctorate of Dentistry from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Dr. Baune graduated in 1996, and then completed a general practice residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH. Dr. Baune relocated to Minnesota in 1997 where she worked in a group practice for several years before joining Strait Smiles. Dr. Baune currently lives in Eden Prairie with her husband and three children. Dr. Baune enjoys traveling, biking and family activities.

  • Dr.
    Mora Cervenka
    DDS
    Family Practice

    Dr. Mora Cervenka grew up near New Prague, where she currently resides with her husband and two children. Dr. Cervenka attended the University of St. Thomas and received her doctorate from the University of MN School of Dentistry in 2002. Dr. Cervenka worked in a private practice before joining Strait Smiles. She enjoys working in the relaxed small town atmosphere of Belle Plaine! Dr. Cervenka likes many outdoor activities, gardening, and restoration of their 100 year old home and especially enjoys spending time with her children. Dr. Cervenka has a special interest in TMJ disorders, pediatrics and cosmetic dentistry.

  • Renee
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Renee grew up in Belle Plaine. Renee earned her Dental Hygiene degree at Mankato State University. Renee has been with Strait Smiles Family Dentistry since 1996. She truly enjoys helping patients achieve and maintain their dental health, along with building patient friendships. Renee currently lives on a hobby farm near Henderson with her husband. They have four children. Her hobbies include reading, gardening and watching cross country races. 

  • Dina
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Dina is originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario. She attended Normandale, where she graduated with her Dental Hygienist degree in 1996. She joined the Strait Smiles Family Dentistry team in March 2015. Dina enjoys working with her patients and helping them feel comfortable and confident with their smile. Dina and her husband reside in Maple Grove with their children along with their Teacup Yorky. When she's not working, Dina enjoys spin cycle classes, spending time with her family, traveling and attending her kids' sports events.

  • Angela
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Angela grew up in Belle Plaine and received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Angela joined Strait Smiles Family Dentistry in 2006. She hopes that each patient leaves their appointment feeling confident they are on the right track towards a lifelong health smile. She and her husband live in Belle Plaine with their children and their dog . In her spare time, Angela enjoys painting and Tae Kwon Do.

  • Callie
    Dental Assistant

    Callie grew up in Cottage Grove and graduated from Herzing in 2009 with a degree as a Licensed Dental Assistant. She joined the Strait Smiles Family Dentistry team in April 2017. Callie's favorite and most rewarding aspect of her job is seeing a patient leave with a smile on their face. Callie resides in rural Henderson with her husband, their son and dog. She enjoys walking and going on road trips to new places. 

  • Dawn
    Patient Care Coordinator

    Dawn is originally from New Prague and resides in rural Belle Plaine with her husband and their children. Dawn has been at Strait Smiles Family Dentistry since 2001. Dawn enjoys interacting with patients at the front desk while providing outstanding customer service. Outside of work she enjoys doing craft projects, reading and spending time with her family.  

  • Monica
    Patient Care Coordinator

    Monica grew up in rural New Prague and resides in Belle Plaine with her husband Chuck. They have three adult sons, Andy, Ryan, and Tony. Monica has been with Strait Smiles Family Dentistry since 1996. She strives to provide outstanding patient care whether it's answering an insurance question or scheduling an appointment for a patient. Monica enjoys sewing and spending time with her family.

  • Kathee
    Patient Care Coordinator

    Kathee grew up in Jordan and joined the Strait Smiles Family Dentistry team in March 2017. She finds the greatest reward is when a patient leaves the practice with a smile on their face. Kathee and her husband reside in Shakopee with their children. When she’s not working she can be found attending her children’s sporting events, reading or gardening.


  • Sarah
    Patient Care Coordinator

    Sarah grew up in New Prague and joined the Strait Smiles Family Dentistry team in June of 2018. She has worked in the dental field for several years including the specialty of periodontics. Sarah enjoys working with insurance and helping patients understand and get the most out of their benefits. Outside of work, Sarah can be found running, camping and spending time with her family.

Featured Articles

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  • Veneers

    Teeth that are badly stained, shaped or crooked may be improved by a veneer placed on the surface of the affected teeth. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, ...

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  • Fillings

    Frequently asked questions: dental fillings Are dental amalgams safe? Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to amalgam? Is it true that dental amalgams have been banned in other countries? Is there a filling material that matches tooth color? If my tooth doesn't hurt and my filling is still in ...

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  • Sealants

    Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities—even on teeth where decay has begun. The pits and grooves of your teeth are prime areas for opportunistic decay. Even regular brushing sometimes misses these ...

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  • Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient

    Patient Rights You have a right to choose your own dentist and schedule an appointment in a timely manner. You have a right to know the education and training of your dentist and the dental care team. You have a right to arrange to see the dentist every time you receive dental treatment, ...

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  • Overview

    Pain can occur in any number of places in your mouth: teeth, gums, roots, the palate, tongue and jaw. Cavities are a common culprit causing pain. Untreated cavities can impact nerves because of infections of the tooth and gums. Impacted and abscessed teeth and sore jaws from teeth grinding are other ...

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  • Toothaches

    Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving ...

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  • Introduction

    Does mercury in the silver fillings in your mouth pose any long-term health risks? Does fluoride, in spite of everything we've been told since childhood, actually cause more harm than good? What does the latest research reveal about tobacco use on your overall oral health? This section is dedicated ...

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  • Your First Dental Visit

    Your first dental visit promises to be a pleasant experience. Making sound decisions about your dental care and oral health is an easy thing to do with the right preparation beforehand: Make a list of questions to ask our office, so you don't forget anything on the day of your appointment. This ...

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  • Medications

    Some dental procedures, such as tooth extractions and oral surgery, may call for our office to prescribe medications before or after a procedure. These medications are used to prevent or fight an infection, or to relieve any post-operative discomfort and pain. For these reasons, it is extremely important ...

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  • Oral Piercing

    Oral piercings (usually in the tongue or around the lips) have quickly become a popular trend in today’s society.  With this popular trend, it is important to realize that sometimes even precautions taken during the installation of the piercing jewelry are not enough to stave off harmful, long-term ...

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Strait Smiles Dental

Monday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Thursday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Friday:

8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed