About Us

DR. LEDERMANN

about Dr. Ledermann

Dr. Ledermann graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2002. She has a broad-based background in general dentistry performed in both private and nonprofit clinics, which has included seeing patients under general anesthesia in a hospital setting. Additionally, she has a master’s degree in speech-language pathology and is experienced in the treatment of oropharyngeal dysfunction. Dr. Ledermann has completed extensive training and miniresidencies in the areas of craniofacial pain and sleep for children and adults, craniocervical and craniomandibular pathophysiology, and orthodontics. Dr. Ledermann is a:

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
  • Member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Member of the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines
  • Member of the Minnesota Sleep Society

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DR. HAKALA

about Dr. Hakala

Dr. Hakala graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1975 and has been working in the field of TMJ disorders and obstructive sleep apnea ever since. He established the Minnesota Craniofacial Center specifically for the treatment of these disorders in 1994. Dr. Hakala is a:

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
  • Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Fellow of the American Back Society
  • Member of the American Academy of Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine
  • Diplomate of the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines

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Dental Assistants

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Our dental assistants at Minnesota Craniofacial Center are licensed by the state of Minnesota and are certified or undergoing certification by the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. They have extensive training in:

  • The treatment of TMJ and obstructive sleep apnea
  • The John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach
  • Craniosacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute
  • Oral Systemic Balance therapies

Administrative Staff

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Our administrative staff is dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to our patients at the Minnesota Craniofacial Center. With over 15 years experience our staff is fully committed to accommodating your needs as we treat the cause of your pain, from your first appointment and continuing through your ongoing treatment.