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Dr. Telthorst believes that part of his job is to educate patients about their dental treatment so they can make informed choices

What does Dr Dean F. Telthorst love about my job?  "Getting to know my patients and showing them how easy it is to stay healthy."

Dean F. Telthorst, DDS, FAGD has been in practice for over 30 years and armed with training from the prestigious Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, Dr Telthorst strongly believes in taking the time to understand his patients desires and individual situations.

“A dental exam starts with conversation, not with teeth,” he says. “It’s important that I have some understanding of the person that is before me. Only then can I recommend practical and appropriate dental treatment.”

Dr. Telthorst is meticulous and thorough in his work, which includes porcelain crowns, veneers, bonded white fillings, oral surgery, and the treatment of periodontal disease. “Patients hear these dental terms,” he observes, “but frequently don’t understand what it means for them today and the implications for their future.” 

Earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri in 1983.

Became a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry in 1998

Attended the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Studies 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006

Member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Greater St. Louis Dental Society

Is a delegate to the Missouri Dental Association’s annual House of Delegates meeting

Served on the Board of Directors for the Greater St. Louis Dental Society 2006 – 2008

He became a fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International in 2012.

Received the Greater St Louis Dental Society Distinguished Service Award in 2015

President of the Dental Society 2018 

Favorite restaurant: Rigazzi’s

Hobbies: motorcycling, photography


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