Meet The Doctors

A caring, highly-trained dental staff with decades of experience, serving Minneapolis-area families

A wonderful, professional dental staff to serve your entire family!

From our dentists and hygienists to our technicians and front-office support people, you’ll feel confident and comfortable in bringing the whole family to Rhode Island Dental. Our staff is a great team of professionals, many of whom have been with us for more than 20 years.

Dr. Douglas Talus


Dr. Douglas Talus is originally from Minneapolis, MN and currently resides in Plymouth, MN.

Dr. Talus is a 1983 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and a 1987 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He also completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Washington.

Upon returning to Minnesota, Dr. Talus joined the practice of Dr. Robert Nelson. When Dr. Nelson retired in 1989, Dr. Talus purchased the practice and has been serving patients at the same location ever since.

Dr. Talus also was a clinical instructor at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry from 1990-1999. He is a member of the Minneapolis District Dental Society, Minnesota Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Talus and his wife Carol, have two adult sons, Bryan and Eric. In his spare time Dr. Talus enjoys reading, playing trumpet, golfing, participating in activities at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church and spending time with family.

Dr. Michael Hammon


Dr. Michael Hammon grew up in Simi Valley, California and graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in 2012. During his undergraduate degree he served a religious mission in Toronto, Canada for two years. He later worked as an elementary school physical education teacher and substitute teacher for three years before attending Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating dental school, Dr. Hammon completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency on the Navajo Reservation in Winslow, Arizona.

Dr. Hammon lives with his wife Kelly in Orono, MN. Together they spend their free time outside enjoying activities like waterskiing, running, hiking and camping.

They love traveling and have been to 22 U.S. states together and counting.

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