Matt Jugovich, D.D.S.
Dr. Matt Jugovich grew up in the country a few miles outside Biwabik on the Iron Range of Minnesota. The youngest of three children, he has always enjoyed sports and played both basketball and football as a kid. He graduated from Biwabik High School in 1983. He studied at St. John’s University and was accepted at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 1987. Leaving their youngest child in a very big city and a 12 hour drive away from home was a difficult transition for his parents. The distance was worth it, though, when he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1991.
Dr. Matt practiced dentistry in the Twin Cites for a few years, even owning a small dental practice in St. Paul, before moving to Duluth to work downtown on 4th Street, close to St. Mary’s Hospital in 1995. He met and treated many amazing patients he still sees today at Dr. Chart’s office all those years ago.
Dr. Matt met his wife, Stephanie, in 1998 and purchased a small dental practice, Pike Lake Dental Center, in 1999. From there, his life moved ahead pretty quickly. He bought a house, got married, had a baby, built a house, moved a house, built an office building and had two more children by 2005. Through it all, Dr. Matt was steadfastly committed to his patients and transformed Pike Lake Dental Center from a small dental practice into the thriving, multi-doctor dental practice it is today.
Community involvement has always been important to Dr, Matt. He has coached his children in youth soccer, tee ball and basketball over the years. He has volunteered in many ways within the Duluth and Hermantown communities and continues to do so today. The office’s list of Community Involvement boasts a wide array of Dr. Matt’s philanthropic interests.
In his rare free time, he enjoys time at his cabin, fishing, hunting and cheering on the Vikings. Some of his outdoor highlights have been fishing in Alaska and Canada, hunting in South Dakota, Texas, New Mexico and even Argentina. There is always something new to talk about in the dental chair when you see him!
With over 30 years of dental experience, Dr. Matt is confident, level headed and skilled, no matter what the situation brings. He is proud of the excellent practice he has built and is thankful to be part of this wonderful Northern Minnesota community.