About Us

DR. LEDERMANN

about Dr. Ledermann

Dr. Kim 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/orofacial pain and sleep for children and adults, craniocervical and craniomandibular pathophysiology, and orthodontics.  She is married with 2 children, a dog and a cat.  She enjoys traveling, music, spending time with friends and family, and volunteering. 

Dr. Ledermann is a:

  • Specialist in Orofacial Pain
  • Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial Pain
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain
  • Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine 
  • Immediate Past President of the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Fellow, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
  • Director, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
  • Member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain
  • President-Elect of the Minnesota Sleep Society
  • Breathe Institute Ambassador
  • Member of the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry

Click here for Dr. Ledermann’s CV.


DR. CERVENKA

about Dr Cervenka

Dr. Mora Cervenka graduated in 2002 from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, where she completed two externship programs and a mini residency and earned a scholarship award in Oral Pathology. Inspired by her experiences as a TMD and migraine patient, she then began to study TMJ disorders at the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. Over the next several years she worked in general dentistry while also treating patients with TMJ disorders and taking continuing education courses in treating orofacial pain, migraines, and sleep apnea. Dr. Cervenka’s undergraduate education was at the University of St. Thomas, where she earned departmental honors in biology, graduated Magna Cum Laude, and participated in research that led to her co-authoring a published research paper. Dr. Cervenka joined Minnesota Craniofacial Center in 2018 and is excited about applying her experience to help patients here, while continuing to take courses through the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Tufts School of Dental Medicine, and many others. Dr. Cervenka is passionate about researching multiple modalities of treatment and learning about the latest available techniques to better help her patients, and she is thrilled to be able to help patients with the advanced treatments available at Minnesota Craniofacial Center.

Dr. Cervenka is a:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Member, American Dental Association
  • Member, Minnesota Dental Association
  • Member, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
  • Member, American Academy of Orofacial Pain
  • Member, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

Kelsey Sharma, APRN-CNP

Kelsey Sharma is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (CNP). She graduated from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota with Bachelors of Science in both Nursing and Exercise Science as well as Masters of Science in Kinesiology and Nursing. She is a certified member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, and Minnesota Sleep Society. She has experience in pulmonary and sleep medicine and is enjoying seeing patients in the outpatient setting with focus in TMD and Sleep Disordered breathing. She enjoys riding bike and hiking with her husband and two dogs. She is also passionate about medical mission work with her husband to underserved populations through LifeStream Foundation.


DR. GREEN

about Dr. Green

A Minnesota native and graduate of the University of Minnesota, Dr. Britney Green received her DDS degree from New York University before returning to practice general dentistry in the Twin Cities. While practicing she has sought out opportunities to learn more about sleep breathing disorders, TMD, and orthodontics. She joined the Minnesota Craniofacial Center in 2018 and is passionate about using dental care as a tool for better overall health for her patients. In particular, Dr. Green is interested in helping children and adolescents establish a harmonious relationship between the teeth, jaw and muscles in order to reduce the risk of potential TMJ dysfunction or orofacial disorders, and in helping adult patients affected by TMD or other facial pain.

Memberships:

  • American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • International Association of Orthodontics
  • Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

DR. HAKALA (Consultant)

about Dr. Hakala

Dr. Roy 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:

  • Specialist in Orofacial Pain
  • 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

Click here for Dr. Hakala’s CV.


Dental Assistants

our licensed dental assistants

Our dental assistants at Minnesota Craniofacial Center are licensed by the state of Minnesota and are certified or undergoing certification by organizations including 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 Team

our licensed admin team

Our administrative team is dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to our patients at the Minnesota Craniofacial Center. With over 20 years experience, our team is fully committed to accommodating your needs as we treat the causes of your pain or sleep issues, from your first appointment and continuing through your ongoing treatment.

 

 

The office is planning medical mission trips to improve oral health and sleep through organizations including LifeStream Foundation in Africa and San Lucas Mission in Guatemala.  We also help to support local organizations such as Ready, Set, Smile, My Very Own Bed, and others.


our licensed admin team