Gendler Dental Center is excited to announce Dr. Raymond “Buzz” Hellickson has joined our team. Dr. Hellickson is the son of Dr. Clifford Hellickson from Cannon Falls, MN. Deciding to follow in his father’s footsteps, he is a graduate of U of M Dental School.
Following dental school, he went on to join the US Navy where he was deployed to the Marine Corps serving as a Doctor of Dental Surgery.
After his time in the Marine Corps, he became a clinical instructor at the U of M Departments of Operative Dentistry and Occlusion. Teaching is a passion for Dr. Hellickson and he founded the Minnesota Academy of Gnathological Research, an organization who is devoted to promoting and teaching the highest skills to the profession in Minnesota.
Dr. Hellickson true passion is Implant Dentistry. He was trained by Dr. Carl Misch, one of the world’s premier implant dentistry teachers. Dr. Hellickson was a leader in this field, placing one of the first new generation implants in Minnesota. In his career, he and his team have placed upwards of 40,000 implants, helping to improve patient’s smiles! He is a mentor to many dentists regarding both the use of dental implants and how they restore health to patients.
Dr. Hellickson is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the only active member in the Twin Cities elected into membership of this premier organization, the American Dental Association, and the Minnesota Dental Association.
In his free time, Dr. Hellickson enjoys golfing, travelling, and spending time with his wife, Kate, his 5 children and 17 grandchildren.