WEST FARGO - Crossroads Dental has finally filled the building at 1918 9th St. E.

The former Callender Nygard Family Dentistry practice opened at its new location Monday, July 8, under the new name.

The office is owned by Dr. Nathan Nygard, who had been practicing dentistry at 120 1st St. in West Fargo for four years, an office spokeswoman said.

Nygard said Tuesday, July 9, that from the time he took over the practice from Dr. Richard Callender, he determined that if the practice grew quickly that he would build a new facility.

He said in the last two years, the practice “had to say no to a lot of new patients.”

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Planning for the new office at the crossroads of 9th Street East and Interstate 94 began about a year ago.

“We had a lot of patient and family growth. … We just had to take the plunge and do it to take the patients in that wanted to be seen,” Nygard said.

Construction on the 5,300-square-foot building started last fall next to The Blarney Stone Pub. It is one story with a basement and is valued at $750,000, according to city records. That valuation doesn’t include Nygard’s investment in high-tech medical equipment such as high-speed, high-definition cameras and a milling machine that are used to make and install crowns within 90 minutes - start to finish, or a 3D printer that can be used to make dental appliances within an hour, he said.

The building also has room to add partners, something he would like to see in the next five years if the practice continues to grow, Nygard said.

“We built it to house future dentists,” he said.

The building is also designed for patient privacy.

“We strived from the beginning to make it a comfortable, private atmosphere for patients,” Nygard said. “You can’t hear anything in the rooms going on in the room next to you. … As far as patient comfort, it adds to their experience."

Nygard earned his dental degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha in 2015. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology with a chemistry minor from the University of Jamestown.

Nygard grew up in Fargo and attended Park Christian High School in Moorhead.