Our Dental Team
Dentist in Robbinsdale, MN
All of our professionals at Robbinsdale Dental Care maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry,The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Jeffrey Westman, DDS
Dr. Westman did his undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with distinction with a Bachelor of Science degree. He then attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and received his DDS degree in 1985. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Westman started in private practice in Robbinsdale. In order to stay on top of the constantly advancing field of dentistry and to continue to offer his patients the best that dentistry has to offer, Dr. Westman attends continuing advanced dental education courses.
He has completed courses from renowned advanced dental educational programs such as:
- The Panke Institute
- Dawson Academy
- Spear Education Center
Dr. Westman is also a member in good standing with the following professional dental organizations:
- American Dental Association
- Minnesota Dental Association
- Minnesota Dental Society
As a way to give back, Dr. Westman recently started traveling to Honduras where he has provided dental care in a medical/dental clinic as well as in their outlying local communities. Dr. Westman and his wife live in New Hope, have three adult children and four grandchildren. During his free time, Dr. Westman enjoys playing golf, reading, and spending time at his cabin in Northern Minnesota. He is also very involved in his local church.
“I believe all people should be respected and valued. My goal is to provide optimal dental services in a timely fashion that fits with each patient’s needs and circumstances. I also believe that the education we provide our patients is just as vital as the services we provide. The education allows each patient to take an active rolel in their dental care decisions as well as their oral health care regime. I enjoy the relationships that I have built over the years with my patients. I appreciate their trust and confidence in my expertise and judgment regarding their dental care. Helping my patients reach their goals for their oral health and over-all smile is extremely rewarding for me.”
Ronald Malone, DDS
After graduating Dr. Malone practiced dentistry at the Hennepin County Pilot City Health Center. In 1980, he started a private dental practice in Robbinsdale. In 2000, Dr. Malone joined the Uptown Community Clinic as an Associate Dentist.
As a way to continually provide his patients with the latest in dental techniques and technology, Dr. Malone participates in numerous advanced dental courses and seminars. He has clocked over 1100 hours of post doctorate continuing education in various dental disciplines such as periodontics (gum disease), dental implants, endodontics, prosthodontics (crowns, bridges, and dentures), dental surgery, and pedodontics (children’s dental care).
He has also completed advanced courses with the following world-renowned dental educators:
- Dr. Clifford Fox – Occlusion Courses
- Dr. Frank Spear – Occlusion Courses
- Dr. Carl Misch – Dental Implants
Dr. Malone is a member in good standing in the following professional dental organizations:
- American Dental Association
- Minnesota Dental Society
- Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Seattle Study Club
- South Side Comprehensive Study Club
As a way to give back, Dr. Malone provides dental services to the needy in the jungles of South America. He loves the opportunity to travel the world practicing and teaching dentistry to the underserved.
Dr. Malone has four lovely grown children, one who is a writer, one who is a film maker, one who is a photographer, and one who is a musician. He also has two granddaughters. Dr. Malone lives in Plymouth.
In his free time Dr. Malone enjoys swimming and sailing.
He is also a student of Yoga and several eastern traditions such as Meditation, Energy Healing, Reiki, Quantum Touch, and Pranic Healing.
“I believe that every person deserves to enjoy over-all health, and one’s oral health plays a significant role in achieving optimal over-all health. I love being able to assist my patients in accomplishing optimal over-all and oral health as well as a beautiful smile. Whether it is helping a fearful patient feel calm and relaxed or solving a challenging dental issue, I have always felt that my skills in the field of dentistry are a true gift. I value each of my patients as a unique individual, and I strive to use my talents to assist them in becoming healthy and have a smile they can’t help but show off.”
Clinton Been, DDS
Dr. Clinton Been attended the University of Minnesota where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and serves as a panel member for evaluating dental products at 3M. Dr. Been and his wife were married in 2012 and reside in Minnetonka, MN, along with their newest addition to the family their son Calvin and their dog Rambo. In his free time, Dr. Been enjoys fishing, hunting, golfing, exercising, grilling, and volunteering at The School of Engineering and Arts in Golden Valley where he tutors children in Math and Science.
“My ambition as a dentist is to treat all of my patients with the compassion, respect, and high quality care that I would expect for myself.”
A Fun Fact About Dr. Been:
At age 11, Dr. Been was a champion speed jump-roper and could jump 56 jumps in 10 seconds. He was shorter back then :)