Loren J. Taple, DDS graduated from the University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry in 1989. He then completed a residency in Advanced General Dentistry at the University of Minnesota in 1990. In 1991 he and Dr. Todd Thomas founded Eagan Dental Associates, now Northwood Dental. Dr. Taple has served as an adjunct faculty to the University of Minnesota’s school of dentistry and has been involved in leadership positions of several dental organizations. He maintains membership in the American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, St. Paul District Dental Society, and the International College of Dentists. He is a past president of several groups including the University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry Alumni Society, the St Paul District Dental Society, and the Minnesota chapter of the International College of Dentists. In 2004 he was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award by the Minnesota Dental Association for his involvement with charitable dentistry here in Minnesota and abroad, for which Dr. Taple continues to be involved. He has been repeatedly chosen by his peers as a Top Dentist in Minnesota (see Minnesota Monthly and Mpls-St. Paul magazines). In 2015, the Minnesota Dental Association presented Dr. Taple with the President’s Award for his many contributions to the association and the dental profession. Currently he is the treasurer and a member of the MDA Board of Trustees. Dr. Taple and his wife Susan reside in Mendota Heights.