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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.
Nirmala Prabhu, DMD
Dr. Nirmala Prabhu (Dr. Nina) is the Vice President of Dental Services at Delta Dental of Minnesota. Prior to joining Delta Dental of Minnesota, Dr. Nina was the Director of National Dental Policy and Surveillance and Utilization Review Subsystem (SURS) at Delta Dental of California for 18 years.
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.
This information in this post is for general educational purposes only and does not warrant or represent any information as related to health as specifically appropriate for you. It is not intended to be medical advice or replace the relationship that you have with your health care providers. You should always seek medical advice on any diagnosis or treatment from a qualified health care provider. The information is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied.
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Questions to ask your dental benefits broker
Your benefits broker is the person you rely on to understand your company’s unique needs and concerns, and to use that knowledge to recommend the best coverage options for your business. Your broker is trained to gather and convey the right information, but it can still be helpful for you to know what questions to ask your broker. Consider the questions below.
Keeping smiles happy when family comes to town
For many, the holidays are a season of families coming together. If this is something you both look forward to and stress about, you’re not alone. A lot of work goes into getting everything ready for a visit! If you’re hosting holiday celebrations at your place, you may want to add a little prep time to ensure your family’s smiles stay sparkling – especially for relatives traveling from out of town
Asthma and your oral health
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Answers to your frequently asked questions about senior dental benefits
Do you have a question about dental insurance for seniors? You’re not the only one! Our support team put together the most commonly asked questions they receive – and their answers! – below.
My Tricare Retiree Dental Program ended. What are my options?
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The bigger the network, the better for your business
When it comes to your business, the bigger dental network you have, the better. With a larger network size, your employees have a greater selection of dentists to choose from, which means lower cost for your and better convenience for your employees.