About Our Expert Dentists in Apple Valley, MN


Fred Hermanson, DDS

Dr. Hermanson places your comfort at the forefront of his care and provides the promise of total relaxation paired with the assurance that everyone in the office is committed to your healthy, winning smile. This is what makes him one of the best dentists in the state. In fact, more than 350 patients have recently given him a solid, five-star rating for excellence.

Dr. Hermanson has more than 30 years of experience providing cosmetic, implant, and family dental care to individuals of all ages. His attention to detail and methods of educating patients regarding what they can expect regarding their appointment solidifies his appeal to all ages. He and his staff are excellent communicators.

Dr. Hermanson has been the Official Dentist of Miss Minnesota USA since 2003, and he has worked with other contestants such as Miss Wyoming, Miss Wisconsin, Miss South Dakota, and Miss North Dakota. He also serves as the dentist for some of the local sports figures and was among the first general dentists in Minnesota to become certified in sedation dentistry. His expertise and influence are far-reaching.

Dr. Hermanson received an undergraduate degree in biology from St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minn., and a dental degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He also completed Level II in post-graduate esthetic dentistry and was among the first nine dentists (out of 2,500) to earn the Certificate of Achievement for Continuing Education at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, where he has served as a visiting instructor and lecturer.




Anne Yahiro, DDS

Dr. Anne Yahiro is the most recent addition to our team, and we are very excited to have her. She graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she earned her degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery.

Prior to dental school, she attended Villanova University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she studied psychology and Spanish for health professionals. In addition to her academic successes, she was a Division I track and field athlete for all four years and is a three-time Big East champion in triple jump.

After graduation, she moved to Minneapolis and has enjoyed exploring her new home. In her free time, she loves cooking, hiking, traveling and walking the world’s largest dog, Buck.

Dr. Yahiro’s goal is to put each patient first, prioritizing the highest levels of care, comfort and communication. She is eager to give you a reason to smile.


  • American Dental Association
  • Delta Sigma Delta, President (2019-2020)
  • Minnesota Dental Association