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The Southdale Dental Associates Difference


At Southdale Dental Associates, our patients are our top priority. Each of us believes we are here to help and serve you, assisting you in developing great oral health and a smile you love. We place your comfort, concerns, and goals at the forefront. We’d like to form a partnership with you, working toward the shared goal of optimal dental health and a beautiful smile.


Our dentists: Dr. Thomas Telander, Dr. Sachin Mehta, Dr. James Healy, Dr. Kyle Gearhart, Dr. Lara Bainer, and Dr. Cindy Trosen Sundet have years of experience delivering patient-focused care. They know your needs are as individual as your smile, and will develop a unique treatment plan based on those concerns. Supported by our warm and friendly team members, our doctors will soon have your smile bright and healthy!


Trusted for Years


Southdale Dental Associates has been serving our community since 1970. We are now caring for the smiles of the children and grandchildren of some of our initial patients: this, we feel, is the strongest testament to the level of dentistry we provide.


Our doctors and team members enjoy the relationships and friendships we’ve developed with our patients over the years. We feel like they’re part of our extended family, and we’re part of theirs. When they come for a visit it’s a chance to hear the latest news and we love it!


We have a long history of fantastic dental providers.  Southdale Dental Associates began back in 1970 when Dr James Mitchell and Dr Lee Odland merged their dental practices and established what has now become one of the premier dental practices in Minnesota.  In 1972 Dr Don Watson joined Dr Mitchell and Dr Odland and Southdale Dental Associates was officially born.  Dr James Raymond and Dr Gary Rene joined our team shortly after to form the "original cast" of Southdale Dental Associates.  


Southdale Dental Hall of Fame

  • Dr. James Mitchell
  • Dr. Lee Odland
  • Dr. Don Watson
  • Dr. James Raymond
  • Dr. Gary Rene
  • Dr. Steven Johnson
  • Dr. Mark Bettes

Our Commitment to Your Happiness


Each of us is committed to providing the highest level of quality dental care in a welcoming, safe, and supportive environment. We want you to look forward to coming to see us and to be smiling at the end of your visits.


We promise to always:

  • Treat you with compassion and respect
  • Provide ethical treatment suggestions and explain why we are recommending them
  • Offer patient-centered care that helps you attain your dental health goals
  • Educate you about your unique oral health situation and how you can keep your mouth healthy
  • Encourage your participation in all aspects of your care

Schedule a Visit


We welcome new patients and families at our Edina, MN dental office, serving Bloomington, Eden Prairie, and the surrounding area. Please call to schedule a visit for yourself or a loved one, today.


Everyone at Southdale Dental Associates looks forward to meeting you and starting you on the path to a healthy, beautiful smile!