Velva Dental Center
Colleen Hofer, DDS
Creating Beautiful Smiles

Meet the Doctor

I am excited to welcome you to my practice and want help you achieve a healthy, beautiful, lifelong smile. My dedicated staff care about you as an individual patient, and we sincerely want your experience to be as pleasurable as possible. Please allow me to share my background, along with my staff, giving you an opportunity to know who we are.

Dr. Colleen J Hofer, DDS, MAGD

Born in Minot ND and a graduate of Minot High, I did my undergraduate study at Jamestown University and continued on to the University of Minnesota School of  Dentistry, graduating in 2001. While practicing in Williston ND and working for Public Health Services, I began to feel a yearning  to return to my home area. In 2008 I bought  the practice from the late Dr. Jon Florence family, and I knew I'd found what I wanted for  my life's work.  I love the patients. I love Velva. I am humbled  to continue providing  care to existing patients and establishing relationships with new patients. 

Education is an integral part of my work, so early on I began the journey to my Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, achieving that level 2007.  In June 2015 I received my  Master of General Dentistry (MAGD), an accomplishment for which I am most proud. The prestigious MAGD is awarded to fewer than 5% of dentists nationwide.  In dentistry, as in almost all walks of life, continuing education never stops.  Through national and state symposiums we keep our practice on the cutting edge of technology and innovation, so we can provide premium care to each patient.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • North Dakota Dental Association
  • Northwest District Dental Association-past president
  • Minot Dental Society

Outside of the dental world, I have one son, Beau, and enjoy gardening, traveling, fishing, flying and camping.  I am a member of Velva Wildlife Club, AOPA, VCDC, ADA, and AGD.