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A caring, highly-trained dental staff with decades of experience, serving Minneapolis-area families

A wonderful, professional dental staff to serve your entire family!

From our dentists and hygienists to our technicians and front-office support people, you’ll feel confident and comfortable in bringing the whole family to Rhode Island Dental. Our staff is a great team of professionals, many of whom have been with us for more than 20 years.


Dr. Douglas Talus

Dr. Douglas Talus is originally from Minneapolis, MN and currently resides in Plymouth, MN.

Dr. Talus is a 1983 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and a 1987 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He also completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Washington.

Upon returning to Minnesota, Dr. Talus joined the practice of Dr. Robert Nelson. When Dr. Nelson retired in 1989, Dr. Talus purchased the practice and has been serving patients at the same location ever since.

Dr. Talus also was a clinical instructor at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry from 1990-1999. He is a member of the Minneapolis District Dental Society, Minnesota Dental Association, American Dental Association and the 21st Century Club.

Dr. Talus and his wife Carol, have two adult sons, Bryan and Eric. In his spare time Dr. Talus enjoys reading, playing trumpet, golfing, participating in activities at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church and spending time with family.

Dr. Rachel Mondry

Dr. Rachel Mondry

Dr. Rachel Mondry is originally from the east coast, but has spent most of her life in the midwest including Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota. She earned her undergraduate degree in biochemistry and dental degree from the University of Nebraska.

Upon graduation, Dr. Mondry practiced in rural Iowa for several years before moving to the Twin Cities in 2013. Most recently she practiced in West St. Paul but is excited to care for patients near her home in Edina.

Dr. Mondry believes in creating an atmosphere that is comfortable and welcoming for each and every patient. Her philosophy is to discuss all treatment options and provide education so her patients can make informed, confident decisions about their dental care.

In her free time, Dr. Mondry is an avid runner and has completed marathons and relay races around the country. She also enjoys biking throughout the metro and spending time with her husband, Jack.


Administrative Staff


 

Tammy

Tammy is the financial coordinator for Rhode Island Dental; she has been with us for 10 years. She has over 30 years of experience in the dental field, specializing in insurance.

Tammy is married with 2 grown children. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, volunteering, caring for her menagerie of pets, and spending time with friends and family.

Patty

Patty is a Certified Licensed Dental Assistant; she received an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Dental Assisting from Pueblo Community College in Pueblo, Colorado.

Patty has been with Rhode Island Dental since 2005. She serves as the Compliance Officer for Rhode Island Dental and works at the front desk on occasion.

Patty is married with 5 adult children and 8 grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys camping, hiking, road trips and spending time with her family.

 


Clinical Staff


 

Jenni

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jenni received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.  She enjoys working in the dental field and putting patients at ease by providing gentle care.

Jennie is married to her husband, Adam. They have two dogs, Sally, a black lab and Lola, an Olde English Bulldogge. They enjoy boating during the Minnesota Summers and spend many fall weekends at Gopher Football Games.

 

Megan

Registered Dental Hygienist

Megan recently earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. She enjoys creating relationships with her patients and coworkers while providing excellent care.

Megan loves spending time with her family, friends, and two dogs named Sadie and Stella. She is an avid sports fan and loves the outdoors.

 

Jody

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jody received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry. She has been our "permanent temporary" hygienist since 2001. Jody is committed to providing the best possible care to all of our patients at Rhode Island Dental.

Jody lives with her 9 year old Papillon puppy, Oscar Meyer. In her spare time, Jody works for a non-profit organization. When possible she will take an occasional professional ballet, Pilates or yoga class, design jewelry, knit, and write.

Michele

Certified Licensed Dental Assistant

Michele has been with Rhode Island Dental for 41 years. She is pleased to work at Rhode Island Dental with Dr. O'Halloran as a team member, providing quality and caring clinical dentistry. She strives to create and provide a good dental experience to every patient at Rhode Island Dental with a smile.

In her spare time, she likes to bake and enjoys various crafts. She is married and has two daughters and one granddaughter. In the summer they travel "Up North" to Park Rapids for family vacations.

Dawn

Licensed Dental Assistant

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Rhode Island Dental – caring, professional dental care for families in St. Louis Park, Minnetonka, Hopkins, Minneapolis and beyond, for more than 66 years!

Rhode Island Dental | Douglas D. Talus, D.D.S. | (952) 938-7628 | 3645 Rhode Island Ave. S, St. Louis Park, MN 55426