Cook Dental Clinic

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 8-5, Thursday 8-6
12 South River Street, Cook, MN 55723

Phone (218) 666-5958 Fax (218) 361-3149  



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Ann is a licensed Dental Hygienist in the state of Minnesota with several years of experience in general dentistry as well as in periodontics.  She is a native of northern Minnesota and enjoys spending time with her husband of 35 years and her daughter, son-in-law, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Outside of the office Ann enjoys swimming, kayaking, camping, cross country skiing, reading and crafting. Ann sees patients of all ages.

Ann practices at the Cook Dental clinic.

Danielle Keister, LDH

Dani grew up in Orr. She is a graduate from Hibbing Community College where she became a Licensed Dental Assistant and continued her education at Lake Superior College, where she became a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2016. Outside of the office, Dani enjoys being in the outdoors whenever possible, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and spending time with family and friends.


Dr. Talberg grew up in Plymouth, MN and graduated from Wayzata High School in 2001.  He finished a business degree at UMD in 2005 and after several years of working odd jobs decided to pursue dentistry.  After a few years at North Hennepin Community College, he was accepted into the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and graduated in 2017.  Dr. Talberg really likes the people part of being a dentist, getting to know patients and helping them however possible.  He decided to work at SRHS to help fill the need for dental professionals in the rural areas of our state.  Outside of the dental clinic, he enjoys spending time with his two children, golfing, shooting pool, listening to the radio and relaxing.  He has really enjoyed living in Cook since moving in July 2017 and hopes to stay for many years.

Dr. Talberg practices at the Cook Dental clinic.

Teresa Bushnell, DT

Teresa comes from sunny Tucson, Arizona.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona in 1997 in math education.  She was a high school math teacher for a number of years until she decided to pursue a career in dentistry.  An oral surgeon recommended the dental therapy profession to her, and she moved her family to beautiful and snowy Minnesota.   She successfully completed her education and training to become an Advanced Dental therapist.  She has been licensed since 2013 and has practiced in the public health sector.   Residing in northern Minnesota since 2014, her family has grown to love it here.  With four children and hosting exchange students, spare time is a rare luxury!  She enjoys being with family, attending school and sporting events, playing the piano, and volunteering at church.

Tim Sprouls, DDS

Dr. Tim Sprouls grew up in western Nebraska. He obtained a BS in Biology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in 1986 and completed a general practice residency at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis in 1987.  Dr. Sprouls first came to Cook in 1989 and has spent the bulk of his career working in community health centers in St. Paul and Cook, Minnesota.

Dr. Sprouls practices at the Cook Dental and Tower Dental clinics.


Valerie Flank grew up in Cook, MN.  She worked for Scenic Rivers as a Dental Assistant while earning her Dental Hygienist license from Lake Superior College in 1996, and has been employed as a hygienist for Scenic Rivers since 2003.  She currently resides in Bear River and loves spending time with her husband and children.  When she’s not at work, she loves to decorate and work on her garden.  Val provides dental services to patients of all ages.

Valerie practices at the Cook Dental clinic.