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:

  • Specialist in Orofacial Pain
  • 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 American Academy of Orofacial Pain
  • 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:

  • 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

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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.
Memberships: ADA, MDA, AACP, AADSM


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 20 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.