Thorsten Gruenheid, DDS, Dr med dent, PhD

Associate Professor
Thorsten Gruenheid, DDS, Dr med dent, PhD

Contact

Office Address

6-320C Moos Tower 515 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Affiliations:
Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences,
Division of Orthodontics

Titles

Associate Professor

Education

PhD, University of Amsterdam
 

Dr. med. dent., University of Mainz
 

DDS, University of Mainz
 

Licensures and Certifications

Orthodontics, University of Minnesota
Orthodontics, University of Mainz

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Biography

Bio

Dr. Grünheid received his dental degree and Dr. med. dent. from the University of Mainz. After practicing general dentistry for a year, he then completed a three-year orthodontic residency and, upon graduation as a specialist, joined the faculty in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Mainz. He completed his PhD and was on faculty at the University of Amsterdam before joining the Division of Orthodontics at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Grünheid has written many scientific articles, contributed book chapters, and has lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of topics in orthodontics and oral biology.

Clinical Summary

Dr. Grünheid practices full scope orthodontics in the University of Minnesota Orthodontic Faculty Practice. The Faculty Practice is a specialty clinic staffed by current School of Dentistry faculty and operates like orthodontic offices outside the School of Dentistry. Dr. Grünheid has served as the Director of the Orthodontic Faculty Practice since 2012.
 

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Orthodontics, Residency
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

Orthodontics, Residency
University of Mainz
Germany

Grants and Patents

Selected Grants

Award: Clinical performance of a new esthetic, self-ligating or
Principal Investigator: Gruenheid, Thorsten
Sponsoring Organization: 3M
Award Dates: 2016 - 2021

Award: Orthodontic brackets coated with antimicrobial peptides
Principal Investigator: Gruenheid, Thorsten
Sponsoring Organization: AMERICAN ASSOC OF ORTHODONTISTS FDN
Award Dates: 2014 - 2016

Award: Use of a "flash-free" adhesive resin for orthodontic bra
Principal Investigator: Gruenheid, Thorsten
Sponsoring Organization: 3M
Award Dates: 2013 - 2016

Award: Debonding and adhesive remnant cleanup: an in vitro comp
Principal Investigator: Gruenheid, Thorsten
Sponsoring Organization: 3M
Award Dates: 2013 - 2014