Meet our Doctors

  
  

Peter H. Mielke, D.D.S.

Dr. Peter Mielke graduated from Cretin High School, attended St. Mary’s College in Winona and St. Thomas College in St. Paul. He received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Science degree from the University of Minnesota Dental School. He was Post Dental Surgeon at Fort Greely, Alaska while in the U.S. Army. He completed a dental rotating internship and his pediatric dental residency at Eastman Dental Center. He is a Fellow and Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, St. Paul District Dental Society and the Minnesota Dental Association. He is a Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and lectures in radiographic interpretation of growth and development at the University of Minnesota. He is in private practice with his partners Dr. Richard Baylon and Dr. Greg Beinlich in the Stillwater, MN office and with Dr. Claire Mielke in Maplewood, MN.

 Claire Mielke, D.D.S.

Dr. Claire Mielke grew up in Stillwater, MN and graduated from Mounds Park Academy in 2000. She attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St.Peter and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Spanish. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota Dental School. After dental school graduation, she practiced for a year at two different Twin Cities' community clinics. She realized that she wanted to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry and she was accepted to The Children's Hospital pediatric dental residency program in Aurora, Colorado .On October 3, 2012, she became board certified.  She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, St. Paul District Dental Society and the Minnesota Dental Association.

Greg S. Beinlich, D.D.S, M.S.

Dr. Greg Beinlich operates in our Stillwater, Woodbury and Inver Grove Heights offices. He graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and then received his Master of Science degree in Pediatric Dentistry at The Ohio State University School of Dentistry and Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Beinlich has been in private practice since 1990 and is on staff at Children’s Hospital in St. Paul. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Minnesota Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the St. Paul District Dental Society. Dr. Greg and his wife, Teri, a pediatric occupational therapist, live in Woodbury and are very busy raising their three daughters: Olivia, Sophia and Grace.

Richard J. Baylon, D.D.S.

Dr. Richard Baylon received his dental education at the University of Minnesota and the Royal Danish Dental College at Aarhus, Denmark (1972 to 1976). He completed his pediatric dental residency at the University of Minnesota (1977 to 1979), where he currently serves as an Advisory Board member for the university’s Continuing Dental Education Division and as a frequent CE program lecturer. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, where his responsibilities are lecture presentation and clinical instruction of pre-doctoral and post-doctoral dental students, and pediatric dental residents. Dr. Baylon is an active staff member of Children’s Hospital Health Center in St. Paul and has served as the Consulting Pediatric Dentist on the Surgery, Anesthesia and Pathology Committee. He is a Consulting Pediatric Dentist for 3M/ESPE and maintains an active private practice with two pediatric dental partners. Dr. Baylon is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Minnesota Dental Association, the St. Paul District Dental Society, the University of Minnesota SOD Alumni Society and (g)nathos.

Wafa Qureshi, D.D.S.

Dr. Wafa Qureshi graduated from the University of Minnesota Dental School in 2001 and practiced general dentistry before returning to the U of M to specialize in pediatric dentistry.  She received her certificate in 2009, became a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2010.  She is a member and past president of the Minnesota Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is on staff at Children's Hospital in St. Paul.  Dr. Qureshi makes her home in Eagan with her husband and two sons and in her spare time thoroughly enjoys reading, cooking and photography.