About University Ave Dental

Meet

Dr. Don Blakeslee

Dr. Don Blakeslee, his beautiful wife and two talented daughters, have called Fridley their home since 1981. When not in the office, you can find him tending to his burgeoning garden, trekking the world with his DSLR camera, molding pottery clay, sharpening his sailing abilities, camping in Minnesota wilderness and maintaining his fitness with yoga.

Home-grown talent. Ever since graduating from the University of Minnesota, Dr. Blakeslee has committed to providing the best care for his patients. From his kind smile, gentle demeanor and focus on understanding your needs, you know he has your best interest at heart.

Dedicated to service.     Not only can you find him in the Blaine office, you’ll find him volunteering throughout the Twin Cities. Every month, Dr. Blakeslee donates his dental skills to Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis. Another way he has given back is through the Give Kids a Smile program since 2003. A free program held every year to help families and children unable to afford basic dental care. 

With a heart of gold, Dr. Blakeslee treats every single person who walks through his doors as family. His quick witted humor makes seemingly difficult dental appointments, easy as pie. Stop by the University Ave Dental office to get to know Dr. Blakeslee even more.

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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.

Compassionate And Personal Care

Meet the University AVe Team

When you’re at University Ave Dental, you’ll feel like part of a family. We greet everyone who walks through our doors with a warm welcome. We believe in being your best dental advocate providing you with answers about your dental health or your treatment options. We can’t wait to meet you and see you smile!

Dentist Sheryl

Sheryl

Dental Hygienist

I have been a dental hygienist since 1989, graduated from University of Minnesota Duluth. I have enjoyed working with the staff at Blakeslee Dental since 1998. While making each patients experience unique to their needs, I find it rewarding to help them achieve a higher level of health.

 

I balance my work schedule by spending time with my husband, our two daughters, and our dog.

 

Dentist Bobbi

Bobbi

Dental Hygienist

I graduated from the University of North Dakota (go Sioux) in 1992 with a degree in political science, spanish and psychology. My intention at that time was to go onto dental school. After deciding instead to pursue a career in dental hygiene, I enrolled at Normandale Community College. I have been a registered dental hygienist since 1996 and have been with Blakeslee Dental for the past 9 years. I wish I would have found them earlier!!

I love working with Dr. Blakeslee and all the girls; they truly are fun to be around. The best thing is that we ALL enjoy our jobs and want to improve the health of our patients.

 

I have 3 children who keep me busy with hockey, fast pitch, lacrosse and yes, more hockey. I also have a 4th child – Charli – our golden retriever who loves 24 hour attention