Meet the Doctors


Paul Bothun, D.D.S.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Paul Bothun has provided his patients with exceptional comprehensive and cosmetic dental care. He obtained both a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degrees from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Bothun feels it is important to stay on the cutting edge of dentistry. Thus, he has had memberships in:

  • American Dental Association
  • Northeast District Dental Society
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • American Orthodontic Society
  • Mid-America Orthodontic Society

He is also kept up-to-date with some of his favorite dental-related reading materials, including the Journal of American Dental Association, Compendium (advanced dentistry), Journal of the American Orthodontic Society, Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Products Report, Clinical Research Associates Newsletter, Inside Dentistry (cosmetic dentistry), ADA News, Chairside, Inclusive “Restorative Driven Implant Solutions”, and CEREC Doctors.

Dr. Bothun enjoys sharing his knowledge of dentistry with the community by lecturing to the public. He also participates in a high school job shadowing program. Dr. Bothun volunteers his time and talents to Give Kids a Smile, Third Street Clinic, and provides dental exams. Gives dental exams at Head Start. He has also talked to high school students about oral health and has given lectures to students at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine.

In his personal life, Dr. Bothun enjoys spending time with his family, which includes his wife of 29 years, Lori, and their five children: Rachel, Chris, and triplet sons Ryan, Adam and Loren. He likes running, hunting, fishing, woodworking and water sports.

Heidi Stevens, D.D.S.

For more than 15 years, Dr. Heidi Stevens has provided quality care to her patients at Dakota Dental Associates. In 1998, she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of North Dakota, and she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2002.

Throughout her career, Dr. Stevens has given presentations at the Grand Forks Senior Citizens Center, Grand Forks Public Schools, St. Michael’s School, Head Start, and the University of North Dakota. She has volunteered her time providing dental care for Give Kids a Smile, Head Start and Third Street Clinic. She has also been a longtime supporter of the North Dakota Dental Foundation.

Dr. Stevens maintains memberships in many prestigious professional organizations, including the:

  • American Dental Association
  • North Dakota Dental Association
  • Northeast District Dental Society

She is a past president of the Northeast District Dental Society and has served as a delegate to the North Dakota Dental Association House of Delegates.

Dr. Stevens enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her husband, Brian, and their two children, Jack and Hayley. She also enjoys the lake, playing piano, traveling and keeping busy with her kids various activities.

Rachel Bothun, D.D.S.

Dr. Rachel Bothun is a Grand Forks native who has graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 2016. In 2011, she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Anthropology. She is excited to be back in her home state to practice dentistry with Dr. Heidi Stevens, her dad, Dr. Paul Bothun, and brother, Dr. Chris Bothun.

Dr. Bothun enjoys spending time playing with her German Shepherd, Thor. She likes to read, run, bike and play sports such as volleyball and golf. Dr. Bothun often joins her family out at the lake during the weekends. While she may have spent
her college years in Nebraska (go big red!), she is a UND hockey fan who enjoys going to home games.

Dr. Bothun is looking forward to serving the Greater Grand Forks community by providing comprehensive, quality dental care.

Chris Bothun, D.D.S.

Dr. Christopher Bothun recently joined Dakota Dental Associates after graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2017. He was born and raised in Grand Forks and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at the University of North Dakota.

He enjoys staying up to date on the newest techniques in dentistry by reading clinical journals and maintains memberships with both the North Dakota Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Bothun enjoys spending time with his wife of 3 years, Rachel Louise, who practices physical therapy in Grand Forks, and their dog, Vinci, a 2 year old Vizsla. Although he spent 4 years in gopher territory, he is still loyal to UND hockey.

Dr. Bothun is glad to be back in Grand Forks with family, and is looking forward to serving the Red River Valley at Dakota Dental Associates.

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