Meet our Doctors and Team

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Our Doctors

Thorsten Grünheid, DDS, Dr med dent, PhD
drthorsten.jpgDr. Grünheid received his dental degree from the University of Mainz, Germany. After practicing general dentistry for a year he then completed an advanced education program in orthodontics and, upon graduation as a specialist, joined the faculty in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Mainz. He was on faculty in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, before joining the faculty in the Division of Orthodontics at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Grünheid is committed to excellence and is proud to contribute to education and scientific advancement in the field of orthodontics. He is a member of numerous professional societies and serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals. Dr. Grünheid is a published author and has lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of topics in orthodontics and oral biology.

John P. Beyer, DDS, PhD
drbeyer_15Oct2014.jpgDr. Beyer earned his Dental Degree, Certificate in Orthodontics and PhD from the University of Minnesota. After completing his graduate training Dr. Beyer was a fulltime faculty member for twelve years within the Division of Orthodontics. He spent time teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level and was briefly appointed co-director of the graduate program in orthodontics. Dr. Beyer then went into private practice for five years, while still maintaining involvement in the graduate orthodontic training program through a part-time adjunct position. In 2014, he returned to fulltime academics at the University of Minnesota’s Division of Orthodontics and is currently the director of the pre-doctoral orthodontic training program.

Our Team

We know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members! As a team, we are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs as a patient.

Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and each one of our team members has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

Adina
Clinic Supervisor
Paula
Executive Accounts Specialist
Sara
Scheduling Coordinator
Lisa
Dental Assistant
Katie H.
Dental Assistant
Katie S.
Dental Assistant
Shannon
Dental Assistant
Lexy
Dental Assistant
Breanna
Dental Assistant
Donna
Dental Assistant
Dominique
Dental Assistant
Emma
Dental Assistant