Welcome to Our Practice

We love to see you smile, and that is why we provide the latest in dentistry and smile rejuvenation including Crowns and Bruxzir

A leading dental practice conveniently located just minutes from downtown Minneapolis, MN in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood.

Our goal is to help you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Check out what our patients are saying!

We love to see you smile, and that is why we provide the latest in dentistry and smile rejuvenation including Bruxzir,  Zoom Whitening, and cosmetic imaging. Our office is equipped with innovative technology such as digital X-rays, intra-oral cameras, Medit Digital scanning, and laser cavity detection for more accurate diagnoses and efficient treatment.

Personalized and progressive dentistry with a commitment to excellence – that’s what you can expect from Mill City Dental.

We fight urban decay!

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  • Reclaim your smile
    A healthy mouth with a beautiful smile can improve your self-image, your confidence and much more. Cosmetic dentistry creates a positive change to your teeth—and to your smile. When cosmetic dentistry comes to mind, people tend to think of tooth whitening or veneers, but a cosmetic dentist can provide much more. Today, cosmetic dentistry has(...)

Meet The Doctor

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Jay Williams

    A native of Minnesota, I grew up in Fridley and attended the University of Minnesota for both my undergraduate education and Dental School, graduating in 1997.

    I opened Mill City Dental in August, 2001 after gaining experience in three dental practices as an associate. In those four years I learned to not only treat patients with care and compassion, but that I wanted to own a dental practice that focused on treating each patient as a person, not just a walking tooth. The patients have become more like friends and family!

    My specific dental interests are in family dentistry, tooth-colored fillings for both adults and children, crowns, bridges and dental implants. I love to have the latest dental technology.

    When I’m not working on teeth, I enjoy spending time with my wife, our 2 children and our cat, traveling the world, and playing hockey and the drums. I also enjoy listening to and talking about any kind of music. We live in Edina, about 10 minutes from Bryn Mawr. 'I wanted to own a dental practice that focused on treating each patient as a person, not just a walking tooth.'


    Mill City Dental has been my dentist of choice for 3 years now. I'm still as satisfied as the first time I went for a cleaning. The doctor and the staff are truly amazing and you can absolutely tell they care about each and every patient that walks thru theirs doors. Highly recommend Mill City Dental. #BestDentistEver

    Dennis A.

    I'd been away for a while but needed a teeth cleaning & check up. They got me in at the last minute! Tracy, the Receptionist has the best phone voice & office manor! And Jackie, the Hygienist was gentle, kind, and efficient, Doc carefully explained what my options for further work could be. I LOVE Mill City Dental! Thanks, crew!

    Alan T.

    I've been away from dental work since Covid. Went back today - the staff and service were amazing. I had Curt as my hygienist, my teeth have never been cleaner. Thanks to Dr J and his whole team for being just plane AWESOME ! You won't be disappointed with a visit to MC Dental !

    Denny A.

    Dr. Jay and all of his staff our so friendly. The first time I went in he spent a few minutes just getting to know me. I had a baby and everyone is always so kind and accommodating to me having to bring her with. I especially enjoy talking to their extraordinary receptionist! She is always so helpful. Thanks for caring for both mine and my husbands teeth! We will forever come see you guys!

    Samantha R.

    I’ve used the Mill City Dental for about 20 years. They’re the bestI moved about 20 miles away and i still go there.

    Fred P.

    Very friendly providers. Had my teeth thoroughly cleaned (manually) by Rachel. 5 Stars!

    Susana G.

    I was always terrified going to the dentist, but since seeing Dr. J, my fears are eliminated. Just there today and the staff got me in right away with an emergency toothache. And now the toothache is gone! The staff are extremely efficient and very thorough. I highly recommend Dr. J.

    Pat S.

    I used to loathe going to the dentist. Since I started going to Dr. Jay at Mill City Dental several years ago, my attitude as completely changed. I appreciate how friendly and effective the entire team is! Dr. Jay is truly the best. Excellent chairside manner, conservative approach so I never feel ripped off. A great experience, every visit. Keep it up, team!

    Jamie K.

    One of the best dental offices I have been to. The staff is friendly and courteous. Both the hygienists and Dr. Jay always take time to explain what is going on with my teeth, educate me on my options, and give me the space to ask questions and advocate for my own dental health. I love coming here!

    Clare P.

    I’m ECSTATIC!! I have always been afraid of dentists. I’ve never been numbed probably in the past but the doctor had a special technique so I didn’t even feel the needle and my procedure was painless. The staff knew I was nervous and was very kind about it and helped distract me throughout, while also informing me about every step they were about to take. When I was finished I was happily surprised with the LOWEST dental bill I have ever received for a procedure like this. THANK YOU!! I am no longer scared to come in for dental work and I have my smile back! 😁✨

    Stolas J.

Featured Articles

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  • Tooth Decay Prevention

    What is tooth decay? Tooth decay begins with the Streptococcus mutans bacteria. These bacteria join with food particles and fluids in the mouth to create plaque, a constantly forming biofilm which sticks to the surface of tooth enamel. The bacteria in plaque convert the sugars in our foods into lactic ...

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  • Bridges

    When you lose a tooth, it affects not just the appearance, but the function of your smile. It can be difficult to eat or speak naturally, extra stress is put on your remaining teeth, you’re at greater risk for developing gum disease, your remaining teeth can shift out of position causing bite problems, ...

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  • Veneers

    A dental veneer is a thin, durable porcelain shell that is custom-fabricated to cover the front of a tooth. Veneers can restore the appearance of teeth with chips, cracks, and stains, can close small gaps between the teeth, and can reshape misshapen or slightly misaligned teeth. Veneers are a popular ...

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  • Root Canal Treatment

    Every tooth has two sections: a crown, the visible part of the tooth above the gum line, and one or more roots, which anchor the teeth within the jaw. Each tooth has three basic layers: an outer layer of hard enamel (which protects the crown) or cementum (which covers the root), a middle layer of softer ...

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  • Educational Videos

    Take a few minutes to watch our educational videos and learn more about different dental treatments and procedures. Video topics include general & cosmetic dentistry, Implants, oral health and hygiene, orthodontics and preventative dentistry. ...

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  • Fillings

    The bacteria in plaque produce acids that erode tooth enamel, eventually creating a hole, or cavity, in the tooth surface. Left untreated, this decay can spread to the interior of the tooth, and might lead to the need for a crown, a root canal, or even extraction. When caught early, your dentist can ...

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  • Laser Decay Diagnostics

    Using lasers, dentists can detect tooth decay that is not yet visible and would otherwise be undiagnosed using traditional methods. Laser cavity detection is based on the fact that healthy tooth structure reflects light, or “fluoresces,” differently than does decayed tooth structure. Teeth with decay ...

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  • Orthodontic Retention

    Getting your braces off is definitely a cause for celebration. You can finally enjoy your new smile after all that work and effort! But getting your braces off isn’t the end of treatment. Once your braces come off, you will enter the retention period of treatment. During the retention period, you will ...

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  • Dental Implants

    If you have recently dealt with an injury or disease that affected your oral health, there are options available to recover the smile you once had. You may even be able to achieve a better smile than the one you had. Dental implants make it possible to renew your smile if you have lost some teeth. There ...

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  • Inlays and Onlays

    Inlays and onlays are indirect restorations used to repair molars and premolars damaged by decay or trauma. Inlays and onlays fit more securely and last longer than fillings, strengthen compromised teeth, and preserve more natural tooth structure than crowns. An inlay is used to restore the center of ...

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