Dr Joshua Vang


I’m Dr. Joshua Vang and I’d like to personally invite you to explore what makes our practice unique and special.

About us

Welcome to Cherokee Dental where we are a family practice located in the heart of West St. Paul, MN. Please take your time to look through our website to learn more about our practice!

Meet the Doctor


Dr. Joshua Vang was born and raised in the Twin Cities. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry at Carleton College. He went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2006 from the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry.

Dr. Vang began private practice soon after graduating in 2008 at Cherokee Dental where he’s been able to provide treatment in all aspects of dentistry from surgical to cosmetic treatments. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, St. Paul District Dental Society and has recently become a member of the International Academy of Facial Aesthetics where he recently became certified for Botox and Dermal fillers and continues to strive for more.

Dr. Vang was nominated as a Top Dentist in MN in 2009, 2010 and 2013 featured in Minnesota Monthly magazine. He was recently nominated for the office for the best dental care in the Reader’s Choice 2019 Lillie Suburban Newspapers and was also nominated in the as one of the favorite dental offices for the Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorites. Dr. Vang serves as one of the longest tenured volunteer dentists at Hope Clinic (formerly known as the Union Gospel Mission) in St. Paul and was also a former adjunct assistant professor at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in the Prosthodontics Division.

Dr. Vang is blessed to be happily married to his wife Mai Ya, and have four children, Kingston, Titan, Scarlett and Hero. He’s an avid enthusiast of ultimate frisbee, loves watching sports, doing dirty mud runs and having family fun nights playing board games with an occasional good night of bowling and movies.

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Meet the Team



My Name is Renee and I began my career as a dental hygienist in 1984 and have worked at Cherokee Dental since 1986.

My Name is Renee and I began my career as a dental hygienist in 1984 and have worked at Cherokee Dental since 1986. I feel blessed being able to get to know my patients through all these years and am lucky to love my job. Along with my husband Jim, we have two daughters Kaila and Marissa, and a Son-in-law James. In my free time, I enjoy reading, doing counted cross stitch, and Saturday date night with my husband.


My name is Phuong and I graduated from Argosy University in 2012 and have been with Cherokee Dental since then.

My name is Phuong and I graduated from Argosy University in 2012 and have been with Cherokee Dental since then. In my free time, I like to spend time with my husband and two boys. We enjoy everything outdoors. I also love to cheer on the Minnesota Vikings but am disappointed every year. #SKOL!

Our Patients Say

Our Patients Say

This is the by far the best dental experience that I have experienced! I used to dread going to the dentist but going to Dr. Joshua Vang has changed all of that . He is engaging, kind, and thoughtful, not to mention that the is an excellent dentist! Cherokee Dental and Dr. Joshua Vang are simply the best!

- Rick J.

Had a tooth that all the dental clinics I went to all said I needed a root canal. But Joshua was able to fix my tooth without doing root canal. Great, honest, and excellent skills.

- Louis L

I hadn't seen a dentist for 17 years, the first practice I went to after my dental hiatus  was not clean and reminded me of a dental chop shop ,so I listened to my wife and switched to Cherokee. The building is clean, the techs are nice, and Dr. Joshua Vang did an amazing pain free job on the first cavities I've ever had filled. Thanks Dr. Joshua Vang and company!
It just, they listen to you, they understood my need.

- Mike H

This is the best dentistry I have ever had. Use to hate the dentist, but Dr. Joshua Vang, and all that work there are so pleasant, kind, and talented. No pain, and fun to go see them. Thanks Cherokee dental team.

- Kimberly C.