SOURCE: Northwest Dental Group

Northwest Dental Group

April 26, 2016 09:14 ET

Northwest Dental Group Main Sponsor for Annual Running Event

ROCHESTER, MN--(Marketwired - April 26, 2016) - Northwest Dental Group, a Rochester general dental office, is the main sponsor for a highly anticipated fitness and family event set for May.

The annual Rockin Robin Run is scheduled for Saturday, May 7 and begins at 9 a.m. The Rochester event includes a 20-mile run, 10K, 5K and half-marathon, as well as a run for kids. When runners cross the finish line, they will be greeted by live bands and family activities.

"The Rockin Robin Run is an exciting event in our community, and we're thrilled to be the event's main sponsor this year," said Dr. Katie Post of Northwest Dental Group. "This event brings together so many great people in the community, and it gives us an opportunity to focus on improving the overall health of our community."

The Rockin Robin Run draws runners from around the Rochester area. All running courses for the Rockin Robin Run are on paved trails and will include aid stations and volunteers. Each runner will finish the race at Graham Arena, and there is no time limit. The event accommodates runners, walkers and strollers. Many runners use the Rockin Robin Run 20-mile run to train for the annual Grandma's Marathon or Med City Marathon.

There is no same-day registeration for the event, but participants can sign up for the event online at

"These runs are a great opportunity to get the family out of the house and do something fun and healthy," Dr. Post said. "It's hard to pass up a rockin concert and fun event like this."

Northwest Dental Group provides comprehensive services in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, tooth extractions, Invisalign, sleep apnea treatment, sports dentistry, root canals and dental implants. The talented staff at Northwest Dental Group can replace missing teeth with dental implants or use implants to provide stability to dentures.

Northwest Dental Group is a unique Rochester dental practice as it offers several forms of sedation. The practice uses sedation techniques like oral conscious sedation and IV sedation for fearful patients or for patients who need extensive dental work.

Northwest Dental Group is active in the community and supports Mission of Mercy and The Salvation Army Good Samaritan Health Clinic and hosts Dentistry From The Heart. The Salvation Army Good Samaritan Health Clinic, located in Rochester, provides medical and dental care to patients regardless of insurance status.

Dr. Post earned her dental degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and completed a residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Post is a member of the the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Zumbro Valley Dental Society and Minnesota Dental Association.

Dr. Steven Sperling holds an undergraduate degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield and earned his dental degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He holds a Mastership from the Academy of General Dentistry and Fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Sperling has completed thousands of hours in continuing education, including live training and in-office training. Dr. Sperling is also a governor-appointed member of the Minnesota Board of Dentistry and is the co-author of an Amazon best-selling book, "Change Agents."

Northwest Dental Group locations are at 1615 14th St. NW and 2056 Superior Dr. NW. For more information about the practice's family services or Invisalign clear braces, visit the practice's website at or call 507-216-6252.

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