Dr. Scott Lingle
Dr. Lingle likes being with people, and dentistry allows him to share his friendly nature with patients. In turn, patients appreciate his communication skills, which are evident throughout the entire practice. He believes dentists should always call their patients after surgery to see how they are doing, a practice that all of the doctors follow at the Dental Implant Center.
Dr. Lingle has been a dentist for more than twenty-five years. After graduating Magna cum Laude from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, with a Bachelor's of Arts degree and a Bachelor's of Science degree, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He has been in private general practice since 1979 and has been a prosthetics clinic instructor at the University of Minnesota.
Continuing Education and Honors
A strong believer in continuing his education after dental school, Dr. Lingle regularly takes continuing education courses to stay on the cutting edge of dentistry. He has a Fellowship from the Misch Implant Institute, the International Congress of Oral Implantology, and the American College of Dentists. He is a member of the Pierre Fauchard Honor Academy and has been named in the Marquis Who's Who Young Leaders in America. Dr. Lingle received the Outstanding Service Award from the Minnesota Dental Association.
Dr. Lingle is an avid participant in organized dentistry, holding several memberships in dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, the St. Paul District Dental Society, the Minnesota Dental Association, and the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He also was past president of the Minnesota Dental Association. Because Dr. Lingle can walk to the Capitol from his office in the heart of St. Paul, he is often called to testify at the legislature on healthcare issues, such as access for the underserved and taxes that affect patients.
Dr. Lingle lectures regularly on implant dentistry to other dentists locally and around the country at a variety of meetings, including the World Dental Congress, the American Dental Association Annual session, the Star of the North Meeting, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also launching personal support seminars for referring doctors in the St. Paul area, teaching them about new implant systems in a study club format.
Dr. Lingle is involved in several community organizations, including Century College, the White Bear Lake United Methodist Church, and the St. Paul Union Gospel Mission. He has been a volunteer dentist for Give Kids A Smile. For two years, he was chairman of this group, which provides 6,000 children with free dental care every year.
Dr. Lingle has been married to Anne Lingle since 1975. Together they have two daughters, Courtney and Brittney. He was a Mahtomedi Community Ed girls' softball coach for seven years. His interests include skiing, golf, bicycling, in-line skating, hunting, woodworking, and canoeing. He regularly rollerblades in the Northshore Inline Skate Marathon, the largest in-line skating marathon in the United States, held in Duluth every September.