Meet Dr. Arhart


James W. Arhart, D.D.S.


Dr. James W. Arhart has been setting the highest standards of excellence in dentistry for over 30 years! He grew up in the northwestern town of Thief River Falls. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota and graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 1977. Dr. Arhart also held a faculty position at the dental school for 16 years with a rank of Associate Professor. He is a member of many leading dental organizations, including the:

  • Minneapolis Dental Society
  • Minnesota Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Bloomington Study Club
  • Dakota Valley Study Club

Jim lives with his wife, Kathleen, and two daughters: Kyja and Kesley. Both daughters were adopted from Korea as infants. Kyja graduated from Argosy in Eagan in January 2015 with a Vet Technician degree. Kesley is attending UMD and majoring in Speech Pathology. Kathleen is a dental hygienist. She graduated from Normandale in 1983. She has worked as an office manager since 1990.

Jim is an avid road and mountain bicyclist. He also enjoys automotive and motorcycle track days. He is a certified high speed driving instructor. Kathleen is an avid gardener, using Jim as the muscle for frequent projects.