Dr CJ Specht grew up on the Iron Range and attended high school at Nashwauk-Keewatin High School. Her love for the dental field started when she attended the dental hygiene program at Lake Superior College from 1997-1999 where she graduated as a licensed Dental Hygienist. Dr CJ worked fulltime as a dental hygienist in Grand Rapids, MN for 4 years. During those years, she realized she wanted to further her career in the dental profession. She left the hygiene field and began prerequisites for dental school. Dr CJ was accepted to the University of Minnesota Dental School in 2005 where she then graduated from in 2009 with her D.D.S. degree. Dr CJ returned back to rural northern Minnesota to provide care to her community.
Dr CJ joined Hibbing Dental Service in June 2009 as an associate. In Dec 2009 Dr CJ opened her own office in Nashwauk. June 2012 Dr CJ decided to leave Hibbing Dental Service and focus her attention on her sole practitioner office in Nashwauk. Dr CJ met her husband, Matt in 2014, who she married in May 2016. In 2016 CJ and Matt decided to expand the office and add another office in an area in need of dentists. They bought a building in Virginia, MN that they completely renovated into a modern and eclectic dental office. They started off by opening for two days a week with the hope to open the office fulltime in the future. Her husband Matt operates a small resort in the Side Lake area where Matt, CJ and her two stepsons, Charlie (11) and Anthony(10) enjoy spending their time on the lake. Fishing, 4-wheeling, tubing and pontooning are among the many things Dr CJ Specht and her family love to do.
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