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Southdale Dental Associates


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Southdale Dental Associates has been creating healthy, happy smiles for our patients for more than 50 years, and we’ve loved every minute of it! It’s an honor to care for second and third generations of the same families, and being their trusted dental health partner. Our Edina dental office, serves Bloomington, Eden Prairie, and the surrounding communities. 

Our Team

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

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For Dr. Kyle Gearhart, dentistry is the perfect combination of science and art. He is passionate about using those two approaches in helping his patients attain and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile.

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For Dr. Lara Bainer, dentistry allows her to combine her loves for art and science. This marriage ensures she’s able to provide high-quality oral healthcare to her patients, and enhance their smiles, too. 

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Dr. Sachin Mehta has practiced dentistry for the past 16 years. He is dedicated to helping patients of all ages work towards better health, and doing so with whom he considers the best team in the city.

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Dr. James Healy loves helping people. As a dentist, he educates his patients about their oral health, as well as how to keep their teeth and smile healthy and strong for years to come.


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Teresa T.

“Dr Bainer and all the staff at Southdale Dental showed me great kindness at my first appointment with them this morning. Being in the dental field, I know the routine very well of how things should be and Dr. Bainer did a top notch job on giving me a very thorough exam and assuring me that my dental health will be well taken care of at her clinic. Thanks for the nice welcome!”

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