Minnesota Dental Association elects new president

R. Bruce Templeton, D.M.D., chief of oral surgery and dentistry at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis, has been elected president of the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA).

Dr. Templeton is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, past president of the Minnesota Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and past president of the Minneapolis District Dental Society, and he holds the rank of clinical professor at the University of Minnesota Faculty of Dentistry. He has also been a board member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and chaired their annual session for two years.

"I look forward to working with the entire dental community to help pave a future for dentistry that reflects our past excellence, while expanding on opportunities to provide access to quality dental care for all Minnesotans," Dr. Templeton said in a press release.

Dr. Templeton received his dental training at the University of Manitoba, Canada, and worked as a general dentist in Canada's far north prior to completing an oral surgery residency at the University of Minnesota. He is past chief of surgery at North Memorial Medical Center, a level I trauma center in Minneapolis, and past chief of dentistry at Minneapolis Children's Medical Center.

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