“Being a pediatric dentist is a great honor for me. I am able to provide care for my patients in a fun, lighthearted way daily. This, along with the lessons I am able to learn from my patients of all ages, is a true blessing. I honestly couldn’t see myself doing anything else!” — Dr. Matt
Dr. Matt Husman, “Dr. Matt” to his patients, considers it a privilege to help guide girls and boys into lifelong dental patients who will fully appreciate the importance of proper oral hygiene and dental care. From helping a youngster who may be afraid or anxious and providing them with not only a helpful but enjoyable dental experience, to providing proper dental treatment to get a child out of pain or discomfort, Dr. Matt is passionate about his patients’ care.
Dr. Matt is originally from Rapid City, South Dakota. He earned his undergraduate degree in cell biology and neuroscience from Montana State University in Bozeman. After shadowing many professionals in the oral healthcare field, Dr. Matt realized that, as a dental professional, he could make a positive difference in the lives of his patients, as well as those in his community. He graduated with his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona, and completed his general practice residency certificate from OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
Dr. Matt finished a specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry from the University of Minnesota. He currently serves as a part-time faculty member at HCMC and the University of Minnesota pediatric dental residency programs.
As a healthcare provider, Dr. Matt understands the importance of being a lifetime learner, and participating in continuing education courses makes this possible. Continuing education helps Dr. Matt stay up to date with the latest in dental advances and treatment modalities, and enables him to offer the best possible care for his patients. Whether it is the latest in caries prevention or new techniques in restorative dentistry, continuing education not only broadens his dental knowledge, but also helps with day-to-day patient care.
In addition to continuing education courses, Dr. Matt is actively involved with several professional organizations. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Minnesota Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Matt enjoys spending time outside with his wife Rachel around many of the numerous lakes in the Twin Cities. They play on a volleyball team throughout the summer, love to travel, and are always looking for a concert to attend. Dr. Matt loves to cook and try the many wonderful restaurants throughout the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. He is also a huge sports fan, especially of college and pro football.