Here at Dakota Dental, we specialize in general dentistry for both adults and children. One of our primary concerns is to ensure your visit is as comfortable as possible. We are a preventative-oriented practice that serves you with the quality care you require and deserve. We know our patients want to understand the reason for our recommended treatment plan and estimated cost. Alternative treatments are often times an option. With good communication between you and your doctor, you will be able to choose the treatment plan that will meet and exceed your expectations.
A Family Affair
Established in 1975, Dakota Dental is a 3 generation, general dentistry practice that started with Dr. James Kappenman in 1948. Dr Anlee Rola joined her father in 1977 when Dakota Dental was located around 14th and Minnesota Ave. She retired from the practice after 41 years in 2018. Dr. Tim Kappenman joined the practice in 1987. Dr. Rola’s daughter, Dr. Jaclyn Schuler joined the practice in 2005. Most recently, Dr. Samantha Kappenman, Dr. Tim Kappenman’s daughter, joined the three-generation practice in 2018. Because we are a family practice, we have an office-wide family atmosphere. We love to treat whole families, treat our patients as our family, and love seeing our patients grow. Your dental health, your smile, and your confidence are an extension of us. We take pride in our work.
A Positive and FUN Experience
We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits. We make a difference by providing a relaxing and positive experience for all ages. And yes, we even have fun! Here at Dakota Dental, our office staff will provide you with a personalized, fun and relaxing experience that you won’t forget.
We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Tim Kappenman
Dr. Tim Kappenman was born and raised in Sioux Falls, where he attended Augustana College for his undergraduate studies. Continuing the family legacy, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, graduating with his brother, Jay. Upon graduation he moved back to Sioux Falls to join his father and sister in the practice. Together they grew the practice into what it is today.
Dr. Tim is married to Jeanne, who spends her days volunteering and as a full time mom to their four children. They are enjoying this time as “empty nesters” and plan to excel in their new role as grandparents. Dr. Tim spends his free time hunting, flying and watching “his birds” at the lake cabin. He has volunteered his time at Creighton’s Dental School as a volunteer instructor in the sophomore operative laboratory and oral surgery clinic.
Dr. Tim’s dental passions lie in complicated oral surgeries and orthodontics. It is fun for the whole office to see the finished products of multi-year long ortho patients; and is something that is celebrated by the patient and staff as a whole. Dr. Tim sees patients of all ages, but especially excels in the complicated surgery cases that come through our doors.
Dr. Jaclyn Schuler
Dr. Schuler joined the practice in 2005, making Dakota Dental a three-generation practice. She received both her undergraduate and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. She is a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society in Dentistry. Dr. Schuler currently serves as the dental department chair at Avera McKennan Hospital.
Dr. Schuler lives in Sioux Falls with her husband, Eric, and two children, Ava and Zachary. The Schuler home life is busy, the family loves lazy weekends at Lake Okoboji, playing outside and entertaining friends out at the pool.
Dr. Schuler has enjoyed getting to know the many faces that come through our doors, and, has really found her passion for the practice in the younger generations. She excels in caring for kids as young as 1. As an experienced mother of young children, Dr. Schuler cares for the children of Dakota Dental as if they are her own. Besides being our go-to caregiver for our young patients, when needed, Dr. Schuler takes patients of all ages to the Avera Surgical Center. This has provided our patients with an option for quality dental care, when extenuating circumstances make dental care otherwise impossible, and is a wonderful option for disabled patients.
Dr. Samantha Kappenman was born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD. She attended O’Gorman High School and then moved on to study finance and biology at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. She stayed at Creighton to earn her doctor of dental surgery. She is a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society in Dentistry and the Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society. Dr. Kappenman joined the practice in 2018.
Dr. Kappenman received the Spirit of Creighton Award. She has also been honored with awards for her work in endodontics, pediatric dentistry, general dentistry and periodontics.
In her free time, Dr. Kappenman enjoys spending time at the lake partaking in the sun, boating, and watersports. She also enjoys reading and cooking and is always looking for suggestions for her next book.
Dr. Kappenman looks forward to everyday and the wide variety of patients she serves. Her passion lies in helping patients achieve a smile that makes them proud.