Family-Owned Small Business
Oz Family Dentistry, Mankato
Dr. Daniel Osdoba
Dr. Daniel Osdoba is the majority owner and CEO of Oz Family Dentistry. The business was started by his father, Dr. David Osdoba, in 1956. Its original location was on Walnut Street in downtown Mankato, where Dr. Dave, as his patients came to know him, started out as a solo practitioner with no employees.
Daniel Osdoba followed in his father’s footsteps and graduated from dental school in 1984, whereupon he joined the practice and eventually bought his father out. The office later moved from downtown to Navaho Avenue and then to Adams Street on Mankato’s hilltop, where Dr. Daniel Osdoba constructed his own building. Expansion took place in 2018, when the practice built and equipped four new operatories in a new wing of the building.
Over time the practice has grown considerably. Dr. Eric Page joined the practice in 2013, and it will become a three-doctor practice with 14 employees when Dr. Dan’s daughter, Gretchen, joins as a new dentist this year. This multi-generational business has found success with a shared foundation of mission, values and community support through buying local and volunteerism.