Blaine’s Choice for Gentle & Expert
Dental Care

Excellence in Dentistry, Kindness in Care, We’re here for you

Same-Day Crowns Using Digital Impressions

Same-Day Appointments

Precision Dentistry with Compassion and Care

Does it Feel Like Going to the Dentist is a Major Ordeal, Every Time?

Dentists don’t take the time to fully explain what they’re doing. It’s like they don’t think I’m smart enough to understand.

In-network, out-of-network? Covered, not covered? Hidden fees and confusing invoices. Ugh! Just tell me how much it is!

You have to miss work. You show up 15 minutes early only to sit in the waiting room until 30 minutes after your appointment time.

You’re lucky if they even know your name. They just get you in and get you out as fast as possible. It’s frustrating!

Our Dentists Care About You, Your Time, & Your Budget

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Convenient Appointment Times

With early and late appointments available right in the heart of Blaine, you won’t have to miss work for your appointment.

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Expert Doctors providing a Wide range of Services.

From general dentistry to cosmetic and emergency services, our dentists are expertly qualified for anything you and your teeth will need.

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Gentle Dentists

Most dentists err on the side of too much distance & stay uninvolved. University Ave Dentists are welcoming and gentle. They know what you’re going through.

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Savings Plans for Everyone

Everyone deserves affordable dentistry, even if you don’t have insurance. Save money every visit.

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Pediatric Dentistry

Children’s dentistry takes a special approach. Our doctors are great with kids and trained in pediatric dentistry.

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We Listen

You have a lot at stake when it comes to your dental health. We want to hear what you have to say. After all, it’s your mouth. We want to hear from you.

You Deserve Expert Dentists Who Care

You CAN Afford Expert Dentistry

You CAN Afford Expert Dentistry

With several payment plans, you can afford the best dentists in the Twin Cites, right here in Blaine – even without insurance.

Your Dentist Can Be Friendly & Professional too

Your Dentist Can Be Friendly & Professional too

We don’t believe in clinical cones when it comes to our patients. We want to get to know you, so we can me your individual needs.

Your Mouth is in Good Hands​

Your Mouth is in Good Hands

Over 90% of our first-time patients become lifelong patients. You and your family are in good hands now and in the future.

You deserve excellent, caring dentists who care enough to treat you like a friend, not a number

“I would never trust any other Dentist more than Dr. Blakeslee. He is kind and gentle and generally cares about you and your teeth. I would never go anywhere else!!!”

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Even if you’re not ready to make an appointment now, we want you to take care of your teeth until you are. Fill out the form below to receive a complimentary, Oral B Electric toothbrush!

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Dr. Brendan Reich

Dr. Brendan Reich

I’m originally from Colorado Springs colorado, completed my undergrad career at Bethel University in St. Paul Minnesota where I met my beautiful wife Morgan, and then went back to the university of colorado to get my Doctor of dental surgery degree.

In my free time I love playing soccer, going on hikes with my wife Morgan, baby Arthur, and two golden retrievers Finn and Winston, and spending time skiing in the fresh powder of the Rocky Mountains. When football season comes around we are a divided house with a packer fan (myself) and Vikings fan (Morgan).

What makes me uniquely me is my emotional awareness and ability to connect with patients in a way where they feel heard and appreciated. I have a zest for learning and am always looking for new and better ways to treat my patients. I believe it is essential to stay up to date with new technology as long as it is supported by peer reviewed research.

Dentistry is a very complicated world and it is very easy to be distracted and overwhelmed by nearly everything in the field. With that being said, it becomes a lot less stressful when we listen to our patients and provide honest patient centered care to everyone who walks through our door.

Dr. Don Blakeslee

I am Dr. Blakeslee, a home-grown talent who received my degree from the University of Minnesota. I am dedicated to delivering the best possible care to my patients. With a kind smile and gentle demeanor, I am committed to understanding each patient’s needs and ensuring their best interest is always at heart.


I treat every patient like family, putting them at ease with my quick-witted humor during seemingly complex dental appointments. Stop by University Ave Dental to meet me, Dr. Blakeslee, and experience my compassionate care firsthand.

Dr. Don Blakeslee

What Our Patients Have to Say

Laura Shallbetter
After a long history of bad dentists, I finally found University Avenue dental. I'm in my sixties and I have the pleasure of wearing the best fitting crown in my life. I had an appointment just today and I was warmly greeted by Stephanie, at the front desk. The lovely lady who cleaned my teeth was a temporary fill-in for them today, but I would hope that they give her a permanent job. She had an excellent chair side manner and was very gentle. I would recommend this place to anyone. After all when I found them, someone had referred me to this office after hearing about my previous Dental experiences.
Christopher Sok
One of the best dental office I’ve been to throughout my lifetime, the staff there are extremely knowledgeable and super friendly, the hygienist and dentist are amazing! Highly recommend to you try this place. Ask for Stephanie, she’ll take care of you.
Joshua Buechele
Very friendly staff. They did an amazing job on my teeth and very fair price. Would definitely recommend
Kathy Zwerdling
From the moment you walk in the door, everyone is so welcoming. Caitlin is a great hygienist and Dr. Blakeslee is a great dentist. If you're a person who is uncomfortable going to a dentist, University Ave Dental is the office you should go to. Love their newsletter they send out.
Adria Deutsch
Dr. Milano is amazing. I was very nervous going back to the dentist after years of not going and Dr. Milano and hygienist Mary made me feel at ease and not ashamed for the status of my teeth. Definitely recommend University Ave. Dental.
Kathy Dahl
I have major dental anxiety and Bobbi did an amazing job calming my fears and getting me through a pain free cleaning!
John Kruk
Always a top level experience with dental visits at this office! Bobbi S. and Dr Blakeslee have been seeing to my dental needs for many years and I feel that it has made a huge difference in not only my dental health, but also how one feels about going to the dentist! Truly the best!

Expert Dentistry Provided With Compassion

We know that going to the dentist isn’t usually something people look forward to. But we believe it doesn’t have to be that way.
Most dental offices provide an unwelcoming experience, treating you with polite, but unfriendly, clinical coolness. That can be pretty frustrating, and a little demeaning. After all, it’s your mouth they’re working on. Before they start rooting around in there, shouldn’t they at least hear what that mouth has to say?

We know that you want a dentist who sees and hears you, actually listens to you, so they can understand your goals. Every patient is different and every patient deserves to be treated in a unique way.

At University Ave Dental, you’re not a number. You’re valued as people. Our patients describe us as “compassionate, caring, and gentle.”

That doesn’t mean we don’t take our responsibilities and our dedication to the science of dentistry seriously. Our continuing education sessions help us provide you with the best, and most modern techniques available. Here’s how Shari W. describes University Ave. Family Dental, “They are so caring. They never try to sell you on dental repairs that aren’t needed, and they’re so gentle. They have top-of-the-line equipment and the fee schedule is very reasonable. I drive 2 hours to Blaine to go to this clinic because they are the best.” If you’re looking for a dentist that’s worth driving two hours to see, getting started is simple.

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2. Show up and feel welcomed

3. Find your dentist for life

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University Avenue Family Dental Combines State of the Art Technology, Expertise, and Compassion to Provide Unmatched Convenience and Excellence

Same Day Appointments

You don’t have to wait for your appointment. Same-day hygiene appointments available.

Same Day Crowns

Digital impression technology means decreased wait times. No temporaries! No goopy, messy impressions.

Complete In-House Implant Service

From examination to final implant or tooth replacement, we do it all in house to decrease wait times and ensure a perfect fit.

Same-Day Crowns Using Digital Impressions