Meet Your Fargo Dentist

Dr. Vetter and his well-established dental team work side by side to bring you a new brand of dentistry.

Austin Vetter DDS

Using modern technology and his fun personality to make all our patients feel at ease.
Dr. Vetter, your Fargo dentist, smiling and wearing a white dental coat
Dr. Vetter, your Fargo dentist, smiling and wearing a white dental coat

An engaging and committed Fargo dentist.

Dr. Austin Vetter was raised in Minot, ND where he was active in sports and the Boy Scouts. He played a number of sports at Bishop Ryan High School before being awarded a full-tuition football scholarship to North Dakota State University where he played tight end. While there, Dr. Vetter met his wife, Kate, who played NDSU basketball. After graduating, they both moved to Creighton for his dental training.

Right from high school, dentistry interested Dr. Vetter because he wanted to help people while expressing his artistic side. He also has an avid interest in technology, which drew him to the everchanging dental field.

With a keen interest in this industry, Dr. Vetter learned from a number of top-class dentists. He appreciated the value of not only fixing issues but also beautifying them. He brings this approach to all his patients as he helps them achieve their personal goals. Our Fargo dentist takes the time to understand your needs and enjoys developing close relationships with his patients.

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Dr. Vetter, your Fargo dentist with his wife and two daughters all wearing Bison gear.

Dr. Vetter was recognized by North Dakota State University for football and played in seven games for the Bison in 2009. Our Fargo dentist contributed to several special team units and played tight end. He received the Missouri Valley Football Conference Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award that same year.

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Dr. Vetter, your Fargo dentist with his wife and two daughters all wearing Bison gear.
What do you do in your spare time?

I enjoy spending time with my wife and two daughters, Grace and Olivia. We attend local high school and college sporting events and swim in the area pools. I also like researching digital dental techniques and communicate with clinicians around the world.

Who is your hero?

My Grandpa Vetter. He raised 12 children that are all amazing aunts and uncles. All the advice I received from him has always rung true. He always valued hard work and education.

What was the best day of your life?

I would say there was a period of my life when I was on cloud nine. I was accepted into dental school and shortly after that, I proposed to my wife. Those few months were some of the greatest months of my life.

What flavor ice cream would you be?

I would be chocolate chip cookie dough with plenty of cookie dough. After all, everyone loves cookie dough.

His Credentials

Your Fargo dentist uses his training, expertise, and compassion to care for your family's smiles.

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Education
  • North Dakota State University

  • Creighton University

  • Active in many dental forums and always doing research on the most current and advanced technologies

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Experience
  • Owner of Vetter Dental

  • Practiced in South Dakota

  • Graduated Creighton University with the Implant Concierge award for use of technology

Dr. Vetter and his entire staff were so amazing. Courteous, professional, and personable from the beginning. They took in all four of our kids at once and proactively rescheduled to make things so convenient for us. Our nine-year-old needed some procedures and I can’t say enough about how kind and patient Dr. Vetter was in getting her through the process.

Michelle L. (Vetter Dental Patient)

Meet Your Smile Team

As the backbone of our practice, our team shares the same values and approach to make your family's visits something special.

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Sydney, a dental hygienist at this Fargo dentist office, smiling in a white blouse with long hair
Sydney, a dental hygienist at this Fargo dentist office, smiling in a white blouse with long hair

Sydney - Dental Hygienist

“I am married to Patrick who is a Realtor by profession. We have a young daughter, Remy, and a husky named Dre. I am an identical twin and my sister is a dental assistant. I have been educated in dental assisting and dental hygiene at a number of establishments including NDSCS.”

Why did you choose dentistry?

“Dentistry is sort of a family business. My mom and sister are dental assistants, my step-dad is an orthodontist, my uncle is a dentist, and I have two aunts and a sister-in-law who all work in dental offices. Dentistry is a great field, and we have awesome schedules, no weekends, nights, or important holidays!”

What is the best part of your job?

“I love meeting and educating patients in my hygiene chair. It is very rewarding to know that you played a part in helping someone improve their oral hygiene and overall health!”

What do you do outside the office?

“I love spending time with my family, going to the lakes in the summer, traveling, and going to the movies.”

What’s one item on your bucket list?

“I would like to travel to Hawaii.”

Sydney
Dental Hygienist

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Becky, a dental hygienist at this Fargo dentist office, is smiling and wearing a black top with red roses on it.
Becky, a dental hygienist at this Fargo dentist office, is smiling and wearing a black top with red roses on it.

Becky - Dental Hygienist

“I live in Dilworth with my husband Shawn and our two daughters, Reagan and Reese. Right after college, I moved to White Bear Lake (Twin Cities) and worked full-time as a hygienist for five years. Shawn and I then decided to move back home, and I’ve been working at Vetter Dental ever since.”

Why did you choose dentistry?

“I choose to become a hygienist because it’s a family friendly career. I also had braces for six years and became friends with my dentist, who spoke to me about the profession.”

What is the best part of your job?

“The best part of my job is helping patients feel comfortable at our dental office. I’ve heard so many patients express their fears and it’s rewarding to make them feel at ease.”

What do you do outside the office?

“Outside the office, you can find my family and I camping at the lake every chance we get! We love to swim, fish, pontoon, and play yard games. I also like to jog and ride my motorcycle.”

What’s one item on your bucket list?

“I would love to travel to Hawaii. It would be nice to lay on the beach soaking up the sun and do some exciting excursions!”

Becky
Dental Hygienist

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Lynette, a dental assistant at this Fargo dentist office, with short blonde hair and wearing glasses
Lynette, a dental assistant at this Fargo dentist office, with short blonde hair and wearing glasses

Lynette - Dental Assistant

“I grew up in Felton, MN and attended Moorhead Tech where I graduated from the Dental Assisting program. After graduating from tech school, I married my husband, Erik, and we started our life together.”

Why did you choose dentistry?

“I chose dentistry by accident. I wanted to do something in the medical field and they offered a dental course at the Tech school, so I went. I didn’t know a lot about dentistry at that point, but here I am today!”

What is the best part of your job?

“I enjoy getting to know all different kinds of people and proving to some that it is possible to feel relaxed (or fall asleep) in the dental chair.”

What do you do outside the office?

“Spending time with my husband and our two cats, Morgan and Doc. In the summer, we enjoy weekends at the lake with family. In winter, it’s much the same, spending time with family and friends.”

What’s one item on your bucket list?

“I would love to travel to Machu Picchu atop the Andes Mountains in Peru.”

Lynette
Dental Assistant
Saying Farewell to Dr. Erickson
Thank you for serving our community so well!

It is with great joy that we congratulate Dr. Jay P. Erickson on his retirement. He established a wonderful, family-friendly practice in the heart of our community and for that, we are truly grateful. He will be missed, but you may see him around the office as he and his wife Bonnie are continuing on as patients of Dr. Vetter.

Thanks for your service Dr. Erickson!

Ushering in a New Era of Dentistry

You will always be our priority as we continue to offer unrivaled care to the people of Fargo, ND.