Dr. Matt Jugovich grew up on the Iron Range and graduated from the Biwabik High School in 1983. He went on to study at St. John’s University and then attended dental school at Detroit School of Mercy. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1991 and practiced in the Twin Cites for a few years before moving to Duluth.
In 1999, he purchased Pike Lake Dental Center, which was operating out of the geodesic dome in the Pike Lake area, just across Highway 53 from where the office sits now. Back then, Pike Lake Dental Center had just 5 staff members – 1 dentist, 1 assistant, 1 hygienist and 2 front office personnel.
The small dental practice quickly grew during those first few years under Dr. Matt’s leadership until the geodesic dome wasn’t a fit for the practice any longer. In 2002, he began plans for a new office building on the land the practice now occupies. The transition to the new and modern office space in 2004 was seamless and everyone enjoyed the new facility. Pike Lake Dental continued to grow and, after working in the new office space for about 16 years, an addition onto the building was necessary to service the patients and staff at Pike Lake Dental Center in 2020.
Along the way, Dr. Matt has kept his finger on the pulse of new technology and has incorporated many new and beneficial techniques and pieces of equipment into the practice to serve his patients better. He purchased his first CEREC, a same-day digital crown milling machine, in 2007 and hasn’t looked back. We successfully place quality dental implants, offer Invisalign treatment, capture CBCT scans, take digital impressions, and much more. As a team, we feel confident you will be completely satisfied with the high quality dentistry and customer service we offer at Pike Lake Dental Center.
Today, Pike Lake Dental Center employs 17 full and part-time employees including 2 dentists, 4 assistants, 4 hygienists, 6 administrative staff and 1 sterilization tech. Each member of our staff is highly trained and efficient in their job, making our patients’ experiences with our office positive and confidently satisfied. If not, please let us know so we can do a better job next time. Our goal is for our patients to not only find a home for all their dental needs at Pike Lake Dental Center, but to also find a family they can trust.
We are proud of our office and the high quality services we provide our patients. Next, we invite you to get to know us better. Click the links below to learn more about our dentists and each of our amazing team members.