Education:

  • Bachelor of Science (2013), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (2017), University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, MN
  • Certificate in Periodontics (2020), University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, MN
  • Master of Science in Dentistry (2020) University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, MN

Special Professional Interests

Periodontics allows me to help patients achieve a healthier and more functional smile. I enjoy educating patients and providing patient-centered care.

Professional Activities

  • Board Certified in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Minnesota Dental Association
  • Minnesota District Dental Society
  • American Dental Association

Publications

Bittner-Eddy, PD. , Fischer, LA. , Kaplan, DH. , Thieu, K., and M. Costalonga.  Mucosal Langerhans Cells Promote Differentiation of Th17 Cells in a Murine Model of Periodontitis but Are Not Required for Porphyromonas gingivalis–Driven Alveolar Bone Destruction. J Immunol. 2016. 15; 197 (4) 1435-1446; DOI: https://doi.org/10.4049/jimmunol.1502693

Verified Patient Reviews

4.9 out of 5 (161 Reviews) (46 Comments)

Overall patient ratings are based on the average score given by The Dental Specialists patients who voluntarily complete a satisfaction survey from Press Ganey, a nationally recognized firm dedicated to improving patient experience. Click to learn more about our patient ratings.

3.1 out of 5
November 16, 2022
Good about asking if I had any questions but I didn't know what questions to ask. Procedure not well explained. I learned more on the internet after my appointment.
5 out of 5
October 31, 2022
I liked her personality and attention to detail.
5 out of 5
October 17, 2022
Dr Thein goes above and beyond in her care.
5 out of 5
October 6, 2022
I am not nervous, great team
5 out of 5
September 26, 2022
Loved the dentist very good at explaining what she was doing and what treatment she suggested.
5 out of 5
September 26, 2022
Was happy that they called my insurance company. Check out person explained the cost of the treatment and insurance coverage .
5 out of 5
September 23, 2022
Excellent
5 out of 5
September 23, 2022
Good
5 out of 5
August 28, 2022
I thought the doctor was also great, very soft spoken but clear and to the point. Her approach was perfect for me, personally.
5 out of 5
August 28, 2022
Thank you so much -- I loved my doctor and the dental assistant. I also really enjoyed chatting with the office staff, they were so helpful`in explaining the health insurance next steps and they were great and helpful to get things scheduled within my availability. Truly, a great experience!
5 out of 5
August 22, 2022
Dr Thieu did a wonderful job!
5 out of 5
August 8, 2022
Answered all my questions even though I had a lot more questions than she had time for.
5 out of 5
July 4, 2022
Dry efficient from start to finish. Dr Thieu was fantastic
5 out of 5
June 19, 2022
Excellent
5 out of 5
June 19, 2022
I'm extremely nervous about dental work and was taken great care to keep me calm
5 out of 5
June 19, 2022
Dr is very professional, kind, and listened to my concerns. She also explained everything very well.
5 out of 5
June 4, 2022
I thought Dr Thieu was wonderful
5 out of 5
June 1, 2022
Docter Thieu kept me well informed of the progress and was comforting thru my procedure.
5 out of 5
May 12, 2022
Dr. Thieu was wonderful along with her assistant . They were both very attentive, kind, compassionate and informative. I only have great accolades for them both. They gave me focused attention and listened to me. I felt like we were all working as a team collaborating on what would be the best game plan going forward. Dr.Thieu was a fantastic listener along with her assistant.
5 out of 5
May 12, 2022
The office/ receptionist was stellar and explained financial matters to me. She greeted me with compassion and kindness. She was professional and very attentive to my needs and questions. She was wonderful, positive, approachable, as were Dr. Thieu and her team
5 out of 5
March 30, 2022
Very professional. Excellent experience.
5 out of 5
March 29, 2022
The staff and Dr. Were all very professional and polite.
3.8 out of 5
February 24, 2022
Front desk was very professional!
5 out of 5
January 20, 2022
Very impressed. Thorough explanation of recommended treatments and very approachable and professional.
5 out of 5
January 5, 2022
Wow! She was great. I left feeling reassured and relaxed!!
5 out of 5
January 5, 2022
Starting with the front desk kindness, education and reassurance was their priority.
5 out of 5
January 5, 2022
All staff I interacted with were awesome. Pleasant, informative! Truly concerned about my comfort.
5 out of 5
January 5, 2022
Excellent!
5 out of 5
December 30, 2021
Dr. Thieu is an excellent dentist. She and the hygenist, provided excellent information regarding improving the care of my teeth and gums.
5 out of 5
December 30, 2021
I had NO ANXIETY going into my appointment. Dr. Thieu let me know that my comfort was important. It was a very good visit.
5 out of 5
December 29, 2021
Good
5 out of 5
December 1, 2021
Very excellent Dr. She was the best I ever had.
5 out of 5
December 1, 2021
Everything was great.
5 out of 5
December 1, 2021
Very good service. They were so nice.
5 out of 5
December 1, 2021
One of the best dental experience I've had. The Dr. And nurse were great. I will be coming back.
5 out of 5
November 5, 2021
Very patient and explain in layman's terms. Very responsive
5 out of 5
September 25, 2021
I've always had a good experience there
5 out of 5
September 15, 2021
Dr thieu was very professional and very clear in discussing my issues and what she proposed
5 out of 5
September 15, 2021
None of staff was judgmental in my not seeing dentist on a regular basis( not a fan) which was great
5 out of 5
August 28, 2021
Kathleen was excellent. Both the dental work aspect and the patient care aspect were detailed and thorough
5 out of 5
July 26, 2021
She's so super caring for her patient!
5 out of 5
July 26, 2021
Great experience with everyone in the entire office!! Top notch team!!
5 out of 5
July 26, 2021
Great experience.
5 out of 5
March 26, 2021
The doctor was extremely knowledgeable, caring, and helpful. I am very grateful for the medical care and info she provided.
5 out of 5
December 21, 2020
Rosie was very nervous prior to visiting the dentist but after her consultation she said she felt very comfortable there and would come back for her procedure without worrying. She loved the doctor and the dental assistant. All the employees spoke directly to Rosie, rather than asking me (her mom) all the questions. My kids really appreciate being spoken to and not spoken about.
5 out of 5
October 29, 2020
Great doctor