avendano.jpgPablo Avendano, D.M.D.

D.M.D.: Boston University School of Dental Medicine

General Practice Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center

Memberships: American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association

About Dr. Avendano

Dr. Avendano received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Minnesota and earned his D.M.D. from Boston University. He received his GPR certificate from Hennepin County Medical Center, where he received extensive training in all aspects of dentistry. Dr. Avendano continues to stay up to date with new technology and procedures by regularly pursuing continuing education. Dr. Avendano is Invisalign certified and enjoys all aspects of dentistry. Dr. Avendano's family is originally from Chile, and he is fluent in Spanish. He loves the outdoors, playing hockey, and watching Minnesota sports.


1966: What is now Bassett Creek Dental originated when Dr. Richard Adamson opened his dental practice above North Drug on 36th Avenue North in Minneapolis.

1973: Dr. Adamson moved his practice to a third floor office of the Bassett Creek Medical Building with three treatment rooms. After remodeling and expansion took place in 1975, 1984 and 1986, there were seven treatment rooms.

1974: Dr. Steven Nielsen joined Dr. Adamson.

1979: The practice was named Adamson, Nielsen and Associates, P.A.

1981: Dr. Lisa Howard joined the practice.

1982: The practice of Dr. Paul Poss joined Adamson, Nielsen and Associates.

1984: Bassett Creek Dental became the official name. Evening hours were offered at this time and well-received by patients. Evening hours are still available today — Monday through Thursday.

1989: The current office space in Suite 100 became the home for Bassett Creek Dental. This state of the art dental facility features 12 treatment rooms.

1989: Dr. Adamson retired from practice.

1990: Dr. Todd Tsuchiya joined Bassett Creek Dental.

1990: Periodontal specialty treatment was added. Dr. John Rieke currently provides periodontal services.

1992: Oral Surgery specialty treatment was added. Dr. Ab Rahimi currently provides oral surgery services.

1994: Dr. Shari Bruning joined Bassett Creek Dental. Dr. Lisa Howard left the practice at this time to pursue a three year residency in Orthodontics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

1999: Dr. Jeff Steele as well as the practice of Dr. Norman Kushino joined Bassett Creek Dental.

2000: Dr.Kushino retired.

2001: Dr. Samira Mahabadi joined the practice.

2008: Dr. Paul Peterson joined Bassett Creek Dental.