Welcome to Capitol Dental Center PLC

About Us


St. Paul, Minnesota Dentist

 Located in the heart of downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, Capitol Dental Center is proud to serve the oral healthcare needs of patients in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.  We adhere to office standards that only allow for excellence while you are in our care. 


Committed to our Patients

 Our staff is committed to continuing education in order to offer you the most up-to-date treatments for all of your dental needs.  We attend classes, seminars and lectures to stay atop of the dental industry standards of care and learn about the latest equipment, technology and products to offer you the best treatment possible.  


Uncompromised Safety

 Your safety is our number one concern.  To protect our patients, we maintain a strict sterilization regimen and cross contamination process using standards set forth by the ADA (American Dental Association), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  We welcome any questions you may have regarding the sterilization techniques used in our office.  

Meet Dr. Schafhauser

About Dr. Schafhauser

 Dr. Michael Schafhauser was born in Fort Worth, Texas and raised in Roseville, Minnesota.  A Minnesota boy through and through, he attended the University of Minnesota where he earned his B.A. in Psychology in 1975.  He continued his education and earned his D.D.S. from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1979.  He has been practicing dentistry in the heart of St. Paul ever since.  

 In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Susan, and their three daughters- Carrie, Emily and Alison.  Skiing, fishing and woodworking are a few of his hobbies, and getting away for a weekend at his Cabin in northwestern Wisconsin is always a welcome respite for him.  

Giving Back

 Dr. Schafhauser strongly believes in the importance of giving back to the community.  He participates in the national Donated Dental Service program, offering free dental work for qualifying patients with extenuating circumstances.   And, if need be, patients can be seen by him at St. John's Hospital, where he is a dentist on staff.  

Professional Organizations

 Outside of his community work, Dr. Schafhauser is active in numerous professional dental organizations aimed at continuing his education and enhancing the level of care he provides.  He is a former President and current member of the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA), a current member of the American Dental Association (ADA), an active member of the St. Paul District Dental Society (SPDDS) and a clinical instructor at the University of Minnesota.  He is also a member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an Inductee into the American College of Dentists and the College of Dentistry International.  

Meet the Team

Julie - Office Administrator

Julie - Office Administrator

Julie - Office Administrator


 Julie is a Licensed Dental Assistant and received her degree from Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, North Carolina. She has been in the dental field for 25 years and joined our practice in 2015.  Julie's husband was in the military, which took her from coast to coast.  She is enjoying life back in Minnesota and reconnecting with family and friends.  In her spare time, she enjoys being at her cabin, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.  

Susan - Office Manager

Julie - Office Administrator

Julie - Office Administrator


 Susan has been a member of our team since 1992 and has extensive expertise in treatment planning, financial planning and insurance claims.  If you have any questions regarding you or your family’s account, please contact Susan for assistance.  

Joanne - Dental Assistant

Julie - Office Administrator

Joanne - Dental Assistant


 Joanne is Dr. Schafhauser’s Assistant, and right hand.  She has been an integral part of our team since 1991 and is a graduate of the Dental Assisting Program at the University of Minnesota.  Her warm and compassionate personality will ensure that you are comfortable during your treatment in our office.  If you have any questions regarding your treatment, Joanne, along with Dr. Schafhauser, will be happy to address your concerns.  

Mary - Hygienist

Yelena - Hygienist

Joanne - Dental Assistant


 Mary graduated from Normandale in Dental Hygiene and joined our team in 1990.  She sees patients in our office Tuesday through Friday.  Be sure to ask her about her Grandchildren- she has plenty of stories that are sure to make you laugh!  

Yelena - Hygienist

Yelena - Hygienist

Yelena - Hygienist


 Yelena graduated from Normandale in Dental Hygiene and has been an integral member of our team since 1997.  Fluent in Russian, Yelena has been a tremendous asset to our office so that we can better communicate with patients whose first language is Russian. She sees patients in our office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  

Maria - Hygienist

Yelena - Hygienist

Yelena - Hygienist


 Maria has been with our team since 2003 and graduated from the Hygiene program at Century College.  A hockey fan in every sense of the word, Maria is always good for conversation about the sport.  She sees patients in our office on Fridays.  



 The team at Capitol Dental Center is committed to your overall oral health.  We use the latest technologies to diagnose and treat your specific dental needs.  From cleanings and exams to restorative care and cosmetic work, we take pride in creating and maintaining a smile that you can be proud to showcase.Some of the services we provide are:

Routine cleanings and examinations, including oral cancer screenings 

Composite Fillings

Porcelain Crowns


Porcelain Veneers

Tooth Whitening

Dentures and Partials

Root Canals

Periodontal Disease therapies

Under Armour Performance Mouthwear

Implant dental restorations for crowns and dentures 

New Patients


Your first visit

 At Capitol Dental Center, we warmly welcome new patients into our practice every day.  It would be our pleasure to assist you in maintaining your smile, or helping you to create the smile you have always dreamed of.  Please contact the office to schedule an appointment for a dental examination and a preventative cleaning.  Please plan for this initial visit to last roughly 90 minutes as we feel it is important for you to sit down with Dr. Schafhauser to discuss your treatment plan, in addition to your routine cleaning.  

Please print the forms below and complete them prior to your first visit.  If you would like to fill them out in our office, please arrive 15 minutes early for your scheduled appointment.  




 We are located on the first floor of Wells Fargo Place– across from the former Macy's, suite 101.  Please see the map below for our location.  For your convenience, we validate parking at the Children’s Museum parking ramp, as well as the Wells Fargo Place parking ramp.  Please note that the Wells Fargo Place parking is valet only and can be accessed on Cedar Street, between 6th and 7th Street.  We will validate your parking for the scheduled length of your appointment.  

Walk in

 Cedar Street entrance between 6th & 7th streets.  

From Minneapolis

 East I-94, take 5th street exit.  Take left at 7th Street.  Go to Wabasha Street.  Park at World Trade Center/Children's Museum Ramp (NE corner).  

From the Northern Suburbs

35E South into downtown.  Take exit 107A (10th Street/Wacouta).  Continue on to Wacouta Street.  Turn right onto E 7th Street.  Turn right onto Wabasha.  Turn right into Wells Fargo Place parking ramp. 

From the Eastern Suburbs

 West I-94 to 6th Street exit.  Right on Wabasha.  Right into World Trade Center/Children's Museum Ramp (after 7th Street).   

From the Southern Suburbs

  North I-35E to Kellogg Boulevard exit.  Take first left at 7th Street.  Go to Wabasha Street.  Park at World Trade Center/Children's Museum Ramp (NE corner).  

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our patients, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Capitol Dental Center PLC

30 East 7th Street, Suite 101, St. Paul, MN 55101

(651) 222-1201


Tuesday: 7am - 5pm

Wednesday: 7am - 4pm

Thursday: 7am - 4pm

Friday: 7am - 12pm


Accessibility (pdf)