Dentistry Made Just For You

Custom Care With A Friendly Smile

At University Ave Dental

Dr. Blakeslee and team at University Ave Dental are committed to serving the Blaine and Coon Rapids communities with compassionate, individualized care. We understand each patient has different needs and desires. It’s our duty to always take time to get to know you and answer any questions you may have about your dental health. Our dentists believe in being your advocate. Offering honest guidance to help you make informed decisions about your care. Our team, described as genuine, easy-going and personable are each highly trained to help you achieve your personal dental health goals.

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"I Have A Toothache"

Our Doctors and team recognize timely care is of the essence when Tooth Pain involved. Questions to ask: Can my dental office resolve the issue I'm having? Can I be seen and make an appointment as soon as possible?.

Our team provides focused emergency dental care to allow you to rest easy and get back to your normal day to day ASAP. Say goodbye to that nagging toothache today.

"I Need A Dental Cleaning"

Our Dental Hygienists pride themselves in giving gentle, thorough, judgment free cleanings. Understanding your unique needs while delivering custom care is our priority.

If it's been years or just 6 months, our hygiene team treat you as family. No lectures, no shaming or an eye roll. We think of ourselves more as a coach, cheerleader and motivator. Let us think about teeth 24/7 so you can come just for routine visits.

"I Have A Missing Tooth"

Difficulty chewing, lisping and incomplete smiles are just a few issues missing teeth pose. Have you ever discussed new Dental Implant technologies that can easily restore a mouth?

Whether you're missing just one or multiple teeth, dentistry has advanced to make Grandpa's poor fitting denture a thing of the past.

"My Dentures Don't Fit"

Looking at old photos, a lot has changed. So have your gums in the last year. After a tooth is pulled your body does the one thing it knows to do best, change.

It's why old clothes don't fit as well, an old denture set can become worn and ill-fitting. There are new affordable advanced dental techniques rejuvenating mouths without any teeth. Consider the options when it comes to dentures.

A Dentist Near Who Makes Visits Fun For That Listens To Who Cares For Makes It Simple For Me

Shari W
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Dr. Blakeslee and his staff are so caring. He never tries to sell you on dental repairs that aren’t needed, and he is so gentle. He has top of the line equipment and his fee schedule is very reasonable. I drive 2 hours to go to his clinic, because they are the BEST..
Randal H
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Nice job preparing my tooth for a crown today Dr. Blakeslee! The entire experience was about as pleasant as it can get for a visit to the dentist 😉
Jennifer W
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I've had many bad experiences with the dentist as a child... But, the team here made me so comfortable and took my threats to harm them seriously if I felt any pain I couldn't handle! The conversations they have while I'm in that chair having my teeth reconstructed make me not think about what they are actually doing in there....I am not so afraid to go to the dentist anymore!
Carrie D
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I've been coming here for 14 years. They are very easy to do business with, and always treat you like family!
John F
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Friendly and professional staff. Very satisfied with the procedures I've had done there. Heather always does a great job with my cleaning.
Jenny T
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Leave it up to my daughter to get an abscessed tooth the day before she leaves for India🙈 However if you need an AMAZING dentist who comes in as an emergency visit on a Sunday during the Vikings game, come see Dr. Blakeslee! Thank you!! Top notch care and staff!
Dr. Don Blakeslee Checking Girl Teeth 2


Dr. Don Blakeslee

Educated by the finest. A 1980 graduate of the University of Minnesota. Dr. Blakeslee has committed to thousands of hours in continuing education. Its this dedication to the art of dentistry that has made him reknown in the community for his work.


Giving back to the community. He has volunteered his dental skills since the inception of Give Kids a Smile and has been a statewide organizer of the yearly event. Every month,  you’ll also find Dr. Blakeslee in the free dental clinic at Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis.


Dedicated to his family. Dr. Blakeslee and his wife, Susan, have made Fridley their home since 1981. They have two grown daughters.  Outside the office, his many areas of interest include gardening, travel, photography, pottery, sailing, hiking, camping, snowshoeing, yoga and the company of many friends and family.

Call us today to meet Dr. Blakeslee!