Orthodontist coming to practice in Devils Lake, his hometown

Mike Bellmore, Features Editor
Dustin Hollevoet

Dustin Hollevoet graduated from Devils Lake High School in 2000 with a great amount of loyalty to his hometown.

That’s why the new orthondontist is coming back to provide a service.

He opened a satellite office Friday in the office of Dr. Kirsten (Johnson) Enget.

Hollevoet plans to lease space from Enget and come here once or twice a month from his main office in Bismarck.

“When I was younger, my parents used to drive me to Jamestown to get braces, so I thought this was a way I could provide a service to Devils Lake,” said Hollevoet.

“I had long planned to return to Devils Lake to provide some type of service.”

Hollevoet’s services will be completely separate from Enget’s. They are not affiliated and he will simply lease office space from her.

The former Devils Lake three-sport athlete began his quest with four years at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and a chemistry degree.

He followed that up with four years at the University of Minnesota dental school.

That was followed by a couple of years of specialty training in Minnesota to become an orthodontist.

But he hasn’t forgotten his hometown roots.

“I’m a Devils Lake native through and through,” he smiles. “I?just want to provide a service here.”

Hollevoet and his wife, Leslie, who is from Mandan, are the parents of a two-year-old daughter, Carden. They will have another child in January.

He says his initial exams here in Devils Lake will be free of charge.

Hollevoet said he landed in Bismarck because of his family connections there, and came there a couple of months ago from the Twin Cities area.

He can be reached at (701) 425-1429.