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Meet The Clinicians
Learn about current topics and trends in dentistry and the importance of oral health as it relates to overall health from our team of experts.
Eileen Crespo, MD
Dr. Eileen Crespo is the Vice President of Medical Services at Delta Dental of Minnesota. Dr. Crespo is a practicing pediatrician of 20 years. She is currently a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and a member of the Board of Directors at Children’s Dental Service and the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
R. Bruce Templeton, DMD
Dr. Bruce Templeton is an oral surgeon and has served both on the board and as a medical consultant for Delta Dental of Minnesota since 2011. Dr. Templeton has served as both the Chief of Dentistry and Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, and as a clinical professor at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.
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Recent Blog Articles
The new school year is a great time to freshen your family's oral health supplies! Here are a few suggestions to add to your back-to-school shopping lists.
Summer is a great time to get kids caught up on routine dental visits and seek additional preventive care treatments ahead of the school year! Learn about fluoride treatments and dental sealants.
Even though medical and dental treatments are looked at as separate – the HPV vaccine is an area where integration between the two is important. HPV infection is thought to cause 70% of cases of cancer in the back of the throat and tonsils (also known as oropharyngeal cancer). The vaccine prevents these types of cancer-causing infections.
Cleaning the spaces and surfaces between your teeth is as important as the front and back. Unfortunately, using a toothbrush is not an effective way to clean these hard-to-reach spaces. Besides traditional floss, there are other ways to keep these spaces free of plaque and build up. Take a look to see which option may work the best for your routine!
Snoring can cause some negative oral health consequences. Learn what the risks are and how to help prevent snoring.
Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, we are focusing on the connection between mental health and oral health, specifically for children and adolescents. Anxiety and depression in youth doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May is Root Canal Awareness Month. In this post, let's take a look at this treatment to understand what it is and when it is needed.
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month. Let's take a look at the warning signs in the mouth and ways to reduce the risk of contracting these cancers.
Just like your natural teeth, fillings, crowns and restorations are affected by age and quality of care. Learn about filling, crown and restoration options and their expected longevity.