Meet Dr. Thomas Telander - Dentist Edina MN


Dr. Thomas Telander has been practicing dentistry for almost 30 years. He values the relationships he’s built with his patients and especially likes hearing about their lives and families.

Working one-to-one with each person, Dr. Telander helps them develop optimal dental health and beautiful smiles. He has special interests in implant dentistry and complex aesthetic and restorative dentistry.

Education and Continuing Education

Committed to delivering the highest level of care to his patients, Dr. Telander takes many hours of continuing education courses each year. He has studied with the Pankey Institute, Misch Implant Institute, Seattle Study Club, and the Spear Study Club.

Professional Memberships

Special Honors

Dr. Telander has been recognized as a TOP DENTIST by the Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine in all issues since the survey’s inception.


Personal Life

Dr. Telander and his wife Sue have been married for more than 30 years. They have four adult children; Dr. Telander likes to point out that, while they are all continuing their education, no one is following in his footsteps! Away from the office, Dr. Telander loves the outdoors. In the winter he’s an active cross-country skier and in the summer he loves biking and hiking. He dreams of spending more time fishing, especially from a canoe in the Boundary Waters.



Our Patients Love Us

"We have been SDA patients for over 50 years and always admired their tenacity in solving problems --- they are personally concerned with your need. Thanks for another comforting visit!" ~ Patient
"In my 40 years and living in two different countries, I can honestly say this is the best continued care I have received!" ~ Patient
"I have never been to a more friendly dentist office than Southdale Dental Associates. Everyone was helpful, knowledgeable, and provided me with plenty of information regarding my visit and the steps they were going to take to ensure the health of my teeth." ~ Patient
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