News and Events from your Eagan Cosmetic Dentist
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Dr. Loren Taple and Dr. Todd Thomas
Your Eagan Cosmetic and Family Dentists
EAGAN DENTIST HONORED BY MINNESOTA DENTAL ASSOCIATION
April 28, 2016
Dr. Loren Taple Receives President’s Award
Dr. Loren Taple was chosen as the recipient of the Minnesota Dental Association’s (MDA) President’s Award. He was honored by nearly 9,000 dental professionals in attendance at the association’s recent annual convention, the Star of the North Meeting at St. Paul’s RiverCentre.
Dr. Taple graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1989, followed by a residency in Advanced General Dentistry. In 1991 he co-founded Eagan Dental Associates, where he continues to practice now under the name Northwood Dental. He is past president of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Alumni Association and is current president of the Minnesota chapter of the International College of Dentists. He has served the St. Paul District Dental Society in many capacities, including on the Executive Council, on the Peer Review Committee, as its president in 2008-09 and as a delegate to the MDA’s House of Delegates multiple years.
In 2004 Dr. Taple was the recipient of the MDA’s Humanitarian Service Award for his involvement with charitable dentistry in Minnesota and abroad. He has served as faculty and program director with the University of Minnesota’s Jamaica Dental Mission, as a volunteer dentist with International Health Service-Honduras, and in 2002 was founder of the first Cuban educational exchange program between the University of Minnesota and the University of Havana Schools of Dentistry. He continues to be involved in charitable dentistry activities in Minnesota as well, including volunteering at the Minnesota Mission of Mercy and serving as its x-ray lead for the past four years.
The Minnesota Dental Association is the voice of dentistry in Minnesota, representing 77% of practicing dentists. It is committed to the highest standards of oral health and access to care for all Minnesotans. You can learn more at www.mndental.org.
At the Minnesota Dental Associations recent annual House of Delegates business meeting in Mankato, Dr. Taple was awarded the Presidents Award by MDA President, Dr Dan Rose. The Presidents Award is given annually to one dentist in the State of Minnesota for their exemplary service to the association and the profession of dentistry over the years. Congratulations and thank you to Dr Taple for his service.
We are so proud that our office was voted the #1 dental office in Eagan by the Sun Newspapers Readers Choice Awards. Thank you to all of our patients!! You are the best.
Northwood Dental is pleased to sponsor the Children's Activity tent at the 20th annual Eagan Art Festival June 28-29, 2014 in Eagan Central Park festival grounds. Make sure to complete your stamp card and turn it in for a special surprise from our office.
Dr. Taple is the head of radiology for the second annual Minnesota Dental Association's Mission of Mercy event in Bemidji. The mission is taking place the weekend of June 14-15 at the Sanford Center in Bemidji Minnesota. Volunteers from all over the state are also participating to help provide much needed dental care to the citizens of Minnesota. Next years mission is scheduled to be held in Duluth.
It is with deep sadness that our office regrets to inform you of the passing of our friend and colleague Anna Noubleau. Anna ran our patient and insurance accounting office since 2006. She will be dearly missed and our deepest sympathies go out to her husband and entire family.
Dr Taple and Hygienist Pam Krizak were among over 1200 volunteers helping to staff this years Mission of Mercy event in Mankato Minnesota. In two days over 1.3 million dollars of dentistry was donated to those in need. Thank you to all of those who helped.