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

4.8 out of 5 (128 Reviews) (26 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.

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
Excellent!
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
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
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 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 29, 2021
Good
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
December 1, 2021
Everything was great.
5 out of 5
December 1, 2021
Very excellent Dr. She was the best I ever had.
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
Great experience.
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
She's so super caring for her patient!
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