Meet our Doctors and Team
Thorsten Grünheid, DDS, Dr med dent, PhD
Dr. Grünheid received his dental degree, doctorate, PhD and specialist training in orthodontics from the University of Mainz, Amsterdam and Minnesota. He is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and has gained clinical experience in both academia and private practice. Dr. Grünheid has written many scientific articles, contributed book chapters, and lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of topics in orthodontics and oral biology. He is committed to excellence and is proud to contribute to education and scientifiic advancement in the field of orthodontics.
John P. Beyer, DDS, PhD
Dr. 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 Graduate orthodontic training program.
We know that our clinic 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.