Dr. Daniel Raether

Some may presume Dr. Dan’s fascination with bees must be about the honey. But they, of course, would be wrong.

“Bees are just cool!” Dr. Dan excitedly says. “They’re a bug, but they’ve got everything figured out, with a hierarchy and organization to work together for an awesome cause.”

A man of many talents and passions, Dr. Dan says the apiary in his backyard is one of his newer “things.” He participates through a formal bee program at the University of Minnesota, and he estimates there are tens of thousands of bees in two hives in his backyard.

“But it takes very, very little time,” Dr. Dan says. “For the most part, bees are self- sufficient. Depending on the season, you don’t want to bother them.”

At work, Dr. Dan works to empower young patients to develop healthy, long-term dental habits. But he revels in identifying and solving problems.

“I love the challenge that a difficult child or family brings,” he says.

More about Dr. Dan

What superpower do you wish you had? I would like to fly because it would be liberating.

What is one of your actual superpowers? Focus.

What is your favorite snack? Sardines! I grew up eating it with my father.

Favorite fluoride flavor? Walterberry

Dr. Dan’s Professional Background

Dr. Daniel Raether graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and completed his residency program there in 1987. He moved to Sweden, where he taught pediatric dentistry for one year. In 1989 he moved to Mankato and practiced pediatric dentistry for 3 years. Since 1992 he has lived in Minneapolis and opened Camp Smile Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Dan’s Professional Involvement

Dr. Raether is very active in the Minnesota Dental Association and both the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Minnesota Association of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Curriculum Vitae

    • St. Olaf College, Biology and Art, 1979, B.A.
    • University of Minnesota School of Dentistry 1984, D.D.S.
    • University of Minnesota School of Dentistry 1987, M.S. in Pediatric Dentistry
    • Private Practice, Golden Valley/Plymouth 1992 — present
    • Fellow and Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
    • Past President of the Minnesota Association of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Bobbi Augustyn

Dr. Bobbi likes to keep life simple. She cares for her family, which includes three children, works at Camp Smile, and water skis on Lake Minnetonka.

“I’ve been slaloming since I was 5 years old and it’s one of my favorite things to do,” Dr. Bobbi says. “You have to keep yourself in good shape, and I want to do it forever.”

Dr. Bobbi isn’t kidding.

“I want to be able to water ski when I’m an old grandma!” she says. “Wouldn’t that be cool?”

Dr. Bobbi enjoys the physical challenge of the sport, which requires full body strength and plenty of balance. But she also appreciates the beauty of the sport, especially at dusk.

“The water looks like glass,” she says, “and it feels like you’re just walking on water. It’s pretty awesome.”

She also uses the word awesome to describe her family, both at home and at work.

Known for her colorful frames, Dr. Bobbi is a bundle of positive energy to her clients and teammates at Camp Smile.

“I love my job because I have awesome patients and an awesome team and I get to laugh and smile multiples times a day,” she says.

More about Dr. Bobbi

What are some of your hobbies? Hiking, strength training, boating with the family. I love to read, if I can get away on vacation long enough to do that. I also love to play ball; I throw a mean spiral!

What superpower do you wish you had? A “magical smile” that can keep all my kiddos in the office care-free, childlike and happy for their entire life.

What is one of your actual superpowers? I make great kids — my husband tells me all the time!

What is your favorite snack? It’s a chocolate-dipped sugar cone with coffee ice cream from Licks Unlimited in Excelsior.

Favorite fluoride flavor? Orange creamsicle

Characteristic you admire in people? Honesty, integrity and kindness.

Dr. Bobbi's Professional Background

Dr. Bobbi L. Augustyn graduated from University of Nebraska Medical Center and College of Dentistry in 2005, and completed her pediatric residency in 2007. She practiced in Hastings, Nebraska for three years prior to moving to Minnesota where she has been part of Camp Smile since May of 2010.
Dr. Augustyn is the owner of Camp Smile Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Bobbi's Professional Involvement

Dr. Bobbi is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and the Minnesota Association of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Hastings College, Biology 2001, B.A.
  • University of Nebraska College of Dentistry 2005, D.D.S.
  • UNMC College of Dentistry 2007 Pediatric Certificate
  • Private Practice, Plymouth, Minnesota, 2010-present
  • Private Practice, Hastings, Nebraska, 2007-2010
  • Past President of the Nebraska Association of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Past President of the Minnesota Association of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Past volunteer faculty at UNMC College of Dentistry
  • Hospital Affiliation: West Health, Children's Hospital
  • Fellow and Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Colin Maguire

Dr. Colin has learned so much from golf, a sport he’s played since he was four years old. He enjoys being outside, the uniqueness of each course and the different challenges and opportunities each hole presents.

“I love that you have to read a hole and pick an appropriate play,” Dr. Colin says. “That plays into my job: Reading the situation and being able to adapt based on a patient’s needs and concerns.”

As a dentist, Dr. Colin meets lots of new, young patients who are nervous.

“It’s great to provide an experience that is hopefully positive and life-changing to a patient population that you can really impact,” Dr. Colin says. “I want to help each kid through whatever they need and have them high five me at the end so they don’t have to be scared to go to the dentist.”

More about Dr. Colin

Do you have any children? Ben, who is 20 months old. He’s a life changer! It’s one thing to work with kids all day, then having one at home.

What are some of your hobbies? I enjoy being out on the lake, wakeboarding, wake surfing, and I wished I fished more. In the winter, I downhill ski.

What superpower do you wish you had? Teleporting because you could just be wherever you wanted! I’d put myself on the first tee at the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland.

What is one of your actual superpowers? Being able to make a cookie disappear!

Favorite fluoride flavor? Orange creamsicle

Characteristic you admire in people? Humor. The ability to smile and laugh, and keep the mood light is important to me. That’s what gets you through the good times and bad times.

Professional Background:

Dr. Colin Maguire graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2012. After graduation, he completed a 1-year general practice residency in Oklahoma City, OK at the OU Children's Hospital. He then completed his pediatric residency at the University of Minnesota, where he served as Chief Resident.

Professional Involvement:

Dr. Colin Maguire is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and the Minnesota Association of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Montana State, Cell Biology & Neuroscience, 2008, B.S.
  • University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, 2012, DDS
  • OU Children's Hospital General Practice Residency, 2013, Certificate
  • University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Pediatric Residency, 2015, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry
  • Hospital affiliations and privileges at West Health, and Children's Hospital

Dr. Katherine Bell

After completing her pediatric dental residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado, one of the top ten children’s hospitals in the nation, Dr. Katie decided she could not get enough cold weather and followed the snow to Minnesota!

Originally from Montgomery, Alabama, she immediately felt at home at Camp Smile.

“There is something special about Camp Smile, and I feel incredibly blessed to be part of such an amazing team,” says Camp Smile’s newest doctor. “I have enjoyed getting to know our wonderful patients and their families!”

Dr. Katie’s hobbies quickly will endear herself to those around her. A cross country and track athlete in high school, she runs several times each week. In fact, she has already enjoyed running around several of the Minneapolis area lakes and has even taken advantage of cross country skiing terrain. She looks forward to applying the skills she learned from downhill skiing in Colorado, too!

When she is not running or embracing the outdoors, you may find Dr. Katie baking anything from chocolate chip cookies to her mother’s banana bread.

“Baking brings a smile to nearly any situation,” Dr. Katie says. “Hospitality can be extended through a gesture as simple as giving someone a fresh batch of cookies.”

Dr. Katie loves being a dentist because she can pursue another passion— serving others.

“Dentistry is unique in that one can get to know families while addressing their needs and concerns,” she says. “It’s a privilege to serve others through dentistry, and I find joy in hearing my patients enthusiastically share their own passions, activities, and milestones.”

More about Dr. Katie

What are some of your hobbies? Snow skiing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. I also love to read and explore art and history museums.

What superpower do you wish you had? I wish I could fly!

What is one of your actual superpowers? I’ve been told I’m a good listener.

What is your favorite snack? Hummus is always on my grocery list.

Favorite fluoride flavor? I like Mint!

Dr. Katherine’s Professional Background

Dr. Katherine M. Bell graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry in 2016. While in dental school, she served as president of the Ethics Council. She then completed her residency training at Children’s Hospital Colorado, where she received extensive experience both in treating patients with special health care needs and in managing multidisciplinary trauma cases.

Dr. Katherine’s Professional Involvement

Dr. Bell is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Minnesota Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Christian Medical and Dental Associations.

Curriculum Vitae

    • Auburn University, Biomedical Sciences, 2012, B.S.
    • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, 2016, D.M.D.
    • Children’s Hospital Colorado, Residency, 2018, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry
    • Hospital Affiliations: West Health, Children's Hospital Minnesota

Dr. Amelia Leuer

Dr. Amelia comes from a farming family, and horses were a fixture throughout her childhood. She first appeared in a horse show when she was three years old and started riding Patrick, her own shetland pony, when she was seven.

“We always had ponies around,” Dr. Amelia says. “My first memory of having any responsibility was cleaning his stall and feeding him.”

After school, she cleaned and groomed horses prior to spending at least forty-five minutes riding. On weekends, she participates in equestrian and horse showings, winning her share of local and regional titles.

“It takes a lot of compassion and empathy to care for a horse,” Dr. Amelia says. “Your horse cannot verbalize experiences of discomfort or distress to you. You have to really be in tune to that.”

Dr. Amelia says those characteristics serve her well as a pediatric dentist.

“When kids are really young,” she says, “they don’t possess the communication skills adults do.”

Dr. Amelia is grateful for the special relationships she developed with her horses, including Snooky 1 and Snooky 2. These horses appeared similar; however, they were different in many ways.

“Most people couldn’t tell them apart,” Dr. Amelia says. “I could. They are both so sweet and loving.”

Although she won most of her awards with Snooky 2, Dr. Amelia still learned a lot riding Snooky 1 on trail rides at Cross Hassan Park Reserve. Snooky 2 enjoyed being pampered, preferred being inside, and did not like to get dirty.

“[Snooky 2]’s kind of a diva!” Dr. Amelia says.

More about Dr. Amelia

If you had a free day to do anything, how would you spend it? I love spending time with my family. I would probably want to spend the day with them and take our motor home camping where we could hike, bike, grill, play games, boat on a lake, and sit around a bonfire.

What superpower do you wish you had? I always thought it would be so fun to talk to animals!

What is one of your actual superpowers? I love to sing, and I know the words to many of the Disney princess songs.

What is your favorite snack? Oreo cookies

Why do you love your job? Being a pediatric dentist is the best job in the world! It is a remarkable privilege to care for the dental health of children and patients with special health care needs. Every day incorporates fun, challenge, and a unique set of skills to guide children through the dental experience. I feel so blessed to be entrusted with this role and form relationships with children and their families to help promote healthy smiles that will last a lifetime.

What is your favorite cartoon or animated movie? Beauty and the Beast

Professional Background:

Dr. Amelia Leuer graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, with a B.S. in Biology. She then went on to earn her D.D.S. from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. In dental school, Dr. Leuer was awarded the Student Leadership and Service Award in recognition of her demonstrated leadership. It was during her residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin that Dr. Leuer received extensive training in treating patients with special heath care needs and experience in hospital dentistry, sedation, orthodontics, and dental trauma.

Professional Involvement:

Dr. Leuer is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Minnesota Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.

Curriculum Vitae

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Biology, 2013, B.S.
  • University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, 2017, D.D.S.
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Residency, 2019, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry