I am originally from Louisville, Kentucky. I am a graduate of the U of Kentucky with a BS degree in Microbiology and Zoology. I earned a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Louisville in 1980.
In Louisville I practiced for seven years with Family Dental Associates, a full service office. During this time I developed my technical skills in general dentistry, sedation dentistry, oral surgery, periodontics, and orthodontics. It was during that time I decided I wanted to work in a smaller, more personal environment.
In 1986 I left Kentucky to pursue my dreams in Minnesota. My family has a long history of going “north” to the family cabin in Minocqua, WI. Because I love the north country, I decided that nearby Minneapolis was the best place to set up my business. In 1989 I started my practice in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. In 1998 I purchased the building which is now the home of All Care Dentistry.
Today I enjoy helping people attain greater health and personal esteem through my practice of dentistry. Because I love what I do, I am continuously learning everything I can about my profession. I attend seminars with leading experts from around the world, stay current in the literature, and I’m a member of many professional associations.
I am a happily married family man. My wife is Mara Hertelendy Teefy, and along with our six children we live in Golden Valley, Minnesota. We are active members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Robbinsdale. I have a strong faith commitment that supports me in living my life to the fullest, and pursuing my life’s dreams. Just part of the reason for the word “care” in my business name is that I truly do care about each of my patients.
I’m less interested in just another client, and very much interested in developing long term relationships with the people I serve.
I look forward to meeting you, and discussing how All Care Dentistry can improve your dental health, self-esteem, and the quality of your life.