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Special Announcement

We recently announced that Dr. Roy Hakala was designated as a Specialist in Orofacial Pain (OFP). We are excited to report that Dr. Kim Ledermann has also received this honor in recognition of her dedication over the past 10 years to ongoing advanced education and treatment of TMJ disorders, orofacial pain and headaches, and sleep breathing […]

NWHSU Homecoming 2018

We enjoyed talking with other professionals at the Northwestern Health Sciences University Homecoming last weekend!  

Special Announcement

We are proud to announce that the Minnesota Board of Dentistry recently designated Dr. Roy Hakala as a Specialist in Orofacial Pain (OFP). Since the American Dental Association has not yet designated OFP as a specialty field, this represents a particular honor presented after consideration of his commitment to advanced education in the field both […]

Baby Sophia!

We are excited to announce that Ashley, our wonderful scheduling coordinator, had her baby girl on January 6!

Can Hot and Cold Packs Relieve TMD Pain?

The pain can be unbearable, so what options do you have for relief? You might have tried ibuprofen, or other pain relievers, to no avail—there’s still that constant ache hanging out. The pain of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) can be frustrating at times, but we have another option that might help: hot and cold packs. […]

Untreated Sleep Apnea Can Lead to Health Complications

f you let sleep apnea go untreated, it could be dangerous to your health. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to a variety of health conditions, such as an increased risk of heart disease or diabetes. These health conditions should not be ignored. To help you gain a better understanding of health complications with untreated sleep […]

Drop Your Gum Chewing Habit to Prevent Jaw Complication

“POP!” “SNAP!” “CRACK!” The sounds of gum chewing are far too familiar. However, while chewing bubble gum might be a daily habit for most people, it can pose a threat to your jaw health. If you chew gum and suffer from headaches or jaw pain, you might want to think again about picking up a […]

Visit Our St. Paul Dentist for Sleep Apnea and Snoring

If you snore or have sleep apnea, where do you go for help? Many people might immediately call their family doctor or ENT specialist, but there is another key option: your dentist. Yes, your dentist can help treat sleep apnea. While it might come as a shock, not only do dentists treat oral conditions, but […]