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Dental Care

About Dakota Family Dentistry

Dakota Family Dentistry has a rich history and deep roots in the city of Huron, SD, and its community. Our dental clinic opened its doors in 1995 by Dr. Bruce Wintle. Dr. Wintle envisioned a dental office where the patients’ needs came first with a business model that included giving back to the community. Years later, when Dr. Jesse Fast took over the practice, he continued to follow these values and beliefs. To this day, our purpose and mission are centered around patient care.


Dakota Family Dentistry’s philosophy is simple: we strive to help the families in the Huron community through dental disease control, prevention, restoration, and improved dental aesthetics. We are dedicated to the greater Huron community. In fact, many of our team members completed the exclusive Leadership Huron program, whose goal is to enhance the city’s quality of life. Our team uses their talents to support patients and support various community organizations, clubs, churches, and other Huron, SD area projects.

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Meet the Doctors

Dr. Fast, Dentist at Dakota Family Dentistry

Dr. Jesse D. Fast

Dr. Fast enjoys all different areas of dentistry, and this is why he chose general dentistry. This Huron dentist is a lifelong learner and places a high priority on continuing education. He attends many educational seminars a year to gain more knowledge and skills to better serve and treat his patients. In June 2015, Dr. Fast received his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, which requires three years of membership, a minimum of 500 approved CE credits, pass a comprehensive written exam, apply for the award, and attend an AGD convention ceremony. Then, in July 2023 Dr. Fast attained Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry, which is the highest honor available in the AGD. To attain Mastership, AGD Fellows mush earn an additional 600 approved hours of continuing education credits meeting the minimum requirements in each of the 16 dental disciplines. In addition, 400 hours of the required credits mush be from participation courses, where skills are learned through hands-on training. In AGD’s 70-year history, 18265 members have earned Fellowship while only 3767 have received Mastership. Also, to demonstrate the significance of this award, only 6% of dentists have earned AGD Fellowship and 4% have earned Mastership. The awards earned demonstrate Dr. Fast’s long-term commitment to go above and beyond continuing education requirements to provide his patients with the most up-to-date treatment options and superior patient care!  


  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
  • American Dental Association
  • Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
  • South Dakota Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry


When Dr. Fast is not at our Huron dental office, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Kara, their two boys, Noah and Isaac, and daughter, Lydia. His other interests are coaching his kids in basketball and soccer, hunting, his family farm, being active in his church, and James Valley Christian School. He is very thankful for being able to practice dentistry in the wonderful Huron community.

Dr. Bruce Wintle, Dentist at Dakota Family Dentistry

Dr. Bruce D. Wintle

During his years of service in the U.S. Army, Dr. Wintle attained the rank of full colonel and retired with 20 years of service.

Memberships & Associations

  • Member of American Dental Association
  • Member of South Dakota Dental Association
  • Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Diplomat of the American Board of General Dentistry
  • Honorary member of Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • Honorary member of International College of Dentists

Awards & Recognitions

Dr. Wintle has served as a delegate for the South Dakota Dental Association and was President of the South Dakota Academy of General Dentistry. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from both the Huron Area Center for Independence and the South Dakota Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Wintle has also won Employer of the Year in Huron, the Annual Mayor’s Award of Excellence, and the South Dakota “Great Smiles” Award.

Personal Life

When Dr. Wintle is not at the Huron dental office, he enjoys spending his time on the family farm. His interest in farming and his passion for helping his community have kept him active in 4-H events since he was a young man. Dr. Wintle is married to his wife, Susan, and is the proud father of his two children, Clark and Carrie. Bruce enjoys spending time with his family and maintaining an active lifestyle with them.

Meet the Team

We place great emphasis on the education, training, and continuing education of all staff members. Each member of our dental team brings their unique skills, talents, and credentials to best serve you and your family’s dental needs. 

Brooke and Lori, Front Desk Receptionists at Dakota Family Dentistry

Front desk



Melissa, Cheryl, Chelsey, and Paula, Registered Dental Hygienists at Dakota Family Dentistry

Registered Dental Hygienists




Brooke, Juanita, Brooke, Thin, and Darla, Registered Dental Assistants at Dakota Family Dentistry

Registered Dental Assistants









Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

Chase Walder, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at Dakota Family Dentistry

Chase Walder

Jason Barnhard, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at Dakota Family Dentistry

Jason Barnhard

Come meet our team in person! Contact us at 605-352-6999  to schedule your appointment!


Monday-Wednesday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM-1:00 PM