ST. CLOUD - A new dentist office is opening in St. Cloud on Thursday.

Aspen Dental is at 2860 West Division Street. It's one of 10 locations set to open in Minnesota this year.

Aspen offers free new-patient exams and X-rays. They also feature an on-site denture lab for quick repairs and adjustments. Regional manager Jennifer Troxell says they're focusing on making a trip to the dentist less intimidating.

"We market to everyone and especially patients who haven't been able to get in for a while and we offer those options for them."

To accomodate patients schedules-Aspen Dental will have extended evening hours on Tuesday and will have appointments on select Saturdays.

Head dentist Dr. Eli Kahn says they strive to provide a comfortable experience for their patients.

"A lot of people are very nervous about visiting the dentist but after they get their treatment done they tend to be really happy and appreciative-that's the most rewarding part of the job."

Aspen Dental will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday.

For more, visit their website.