Dr. Preetanjali Thakur comes to us with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. She subsequently completed a fellowship in Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders, and an Advanced Education clinical training residency in Temporomandibular Disorders at the University of MN. Most recently, Dr Thakur completed her Masters of Dental Science, also at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Thakur has done training and lecturing with the residents at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis. She is also a co-investigator at the VA Health Services within the Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research.
Within Minnesota Head and Neck Pain Clinic, Dr. Thakur treats both adults and children with TMJ and Orofacial pain disorders, neuropathic pain, burning mouth syndrome, and headaches. She works in conjunction with an interdisciplinary team of clinicians including physical therapists, health psychologist, and physicians. Dr. Thakur works to coordinate and manage both simple and complex chronic pain disorders involving the jaw, face and head. Additionally, she has a special interest in the management of obstructive sleep apnea with the use of oral appliances. Dr. Thakur is seeing and accepting new patients in all our locations: Burnsville, Plymouth, St Cloud and St Paul.