Dr. Carley Odens, DDS
Dr. Carley Odens, a 2015 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, started her career as a dental hygienist in 2007 in her home state of North Dakota. She embraced her love of dentistry and returned to school. She takes great pride in her work and was recognized by faculty at the U of M two years in a row for “Excellence in Patient Care, Technical Skill, and Professionalism”.
Dr. Odens completed the Mini-residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the U of M in 2016 and enjoys treating children and adults alike. She enjoys connecting with her patients to make their dental experience comfortable as well as enjoyable. She has also received additional training in LASER skin care, Botox, dermal fillers, Invisalign, and dental implants. She is passionate about using her skills to promote health, happiness, and confidence in her patients.
Volunteerism has been an important part of Dr. Odens’ path in dentistry. She has been a participant in the Give Kids a Smile and Mission of Mercy programs as far back as 2012. In 2016, she traveled to Guatemala with the Common Hope organization to provide free dental care to impoverished families. Dr. Odens was so moved by the experience that she became the sponsor for a child through their program.
Dr. Odens practiced full-time in public health during her first 3 years as a dentist. She served the patients of East Side Family Dental Clinic (now Minnesota Community Care) in Saint Paul and Northpoint in Minneapolis. She enjoyed working as part of a large team, utilizing her proficiency in Spanish language, and becoming skillful at gentle, but effective oral surgery techniques. She was grateful to have had the opportunity to improve the lives of the people she treated.
Dr. Odens and her husband, Brian, have four young children and live in Saint Paul. They enjoy home improvement projects and spending time with their families in North Dakota and Nebraska. They can be found exploring the national parks and cheering on the Vikings, Wild, and Twins.