Dr. Prochaska graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in 1980. Shortly after graduation, Dr. Prochaska moved to Minneapolis with a mutual vision to both purchase a dental clinic and to partner in a practice with longtime friend and colleague Dr. Nancy Hamilton.
Taking the time to find the right practice to fulfill their future development goals, they purchased a longtime General Family Dentistry practice in Minneapolis called Lowry Hill Dental Clinic. After practicing for several years he and partner Dr. Hamilton developed a brand new office in the Uptown area and renamed their clinic Uptown Smile.
Now over 20 years later, they have moved Uptown Smile to a new, beautiful location near Lake Calhoun. The practice continues to thrive as a significant contributor to the Uptown community. Drs. Prochaska and Hamilton have expanded their special style of relaxed, yet outstanding dental services to include an office in Minnesota’s Cannon Valley area- Cannon Falls Smiles.
Through the years, Dr. Prochaska has worked hard to maintain a personal touch and sense of community in his practice. Serving family members of all ages with comprehensive services including, endodontics, oral surgery, cosmetic dentistry, and implant dentistry. He is a member of the Minnesota Dental Association and the Minneapolis District Dental Society. He is a member the City of the Lakes Study Club, which is affiliated with the Seattle Study Club, a cutting edge, forward - thinking study club which works with the top dentists in the country to provide advanced guidance in complicated treatment and case planning for a patients most challenging needs.
Dr Prochaska has also served locally and nationally in high level volunteer roles. His personal hobbies include, biking, gardening, music, skiing and cooking.
Dr. Hamilton graduated in 1981 from the University Of Nebraska College Of Dentistry. Upon graduation, she joined Dr. Prochaska in practice in Minneapolis.
After several years together, Dr. Prochaska & Dr. Hamilton moved their practice in 1984 to a beautifully restored building in the Uptown District of Minneapolis. And three years ago, they moved into a beautiful new state of the art office space just off of Lake Calhoun. In 2006 They expanded their special style of relaxed, yet outstanding dental services to include a clinic in Minnesota’s Cannon Valley area- Cannon Falls Smiles.
Dr. Hamilton is deeply committed to exceptional care and is known for her compassionate regard for both the Dental Health and personal well-being of each and every one of her longtime patients. Her emphasis is on cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, and Invisalign clear braces. Dr. Hamilton is a preferred Invisalign provider. She is a member of the Minnesota Dental Association and the Minneapolis District Dental Society. Dr. Hamilton is also a Member of the City of the Lakes Study Club, which is affiliated with The Seattle Study Club, a cutting edge, forward thinking study club which works with the top dentists in the country to provide advanced guidance in complicated treatment and case planning for patients with the most challenging restoration and /or cosmetic needs. Dr. Hamilton has served both individually, and with Dr. Prochaska, in high level leadership roles as local volunteers on a national level.
Her personal hobbies include, training her dogs, scuba diving, snow skiing, fitness training, and golf.
Carol – Office Coordinator
Carol is from California. She graduated from Gallen College of Medical and Dental Assisting. After working as an assistant for 15 years she later turned her focus to Office Administration. She has many years of experience with medical and dental insurance. Carol will assist you in making financial arrangements as well as scheduling appointments. Outside of the dental office, she enjoys flower gardening, motorcycle riding with her husband and playing with her pets
Mai – Registered Dental Hygienist
Mai has been with Uptown Smile since 2001. She graduated from Minneapolis Community and Technical College with a degree in Dental Assisting and in 2007 from Herzing University with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Mai is experienced in many aspects of the dental office which include general dentistry, whitening, Invisalign and new technologies being used. The first 3 years of her career were spent working as a dental asisstant for a non profit pediatric organization. Mai takes great pride in her ability to provide exceptional work and care for her patients. She loves the Minnesota State Fair and spending time with her family.