Dr. Trish M. Braga
Dr. Patricia (Trish) Braga has been a dentist at Cahill Dental Care in Inver Grove Heights since 1983, more than 30 years. After receiving a B.A. in Chemistry from the College of St. Catherine, she graduated as Valedictorian of her University of Minnesota Dental School class.
Dr. Braga is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) and is one of only four Minnesota dentists to achieve that status in Dental Sleep Medicine. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the physician sleep medicine specialty, recognizes the ABDSM and the designation as Diplomate. More information on her Dental Sleep Medicine Practice can be found at SleepMedicineOfMN.com.
She is also Clinical Director of Dental Sleep Medicine at Cahill Dental Care, one of only two Accredited Dental Sleep Clinics in Minnesota. Clinical Accreditation was awarded by demonstrating that Cahill Dental Care adheres to strict treatment protocols and audited procedures for dental sleep medicine treatment. The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), an affiliate of the prestigious medical organization, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), awards the Accreditation.
Dr. Braga has made numerous presentations on both the national and local level including presenting at the National Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. She is a recipient of the Women in Dentistry Award and has earned a Fellowship in the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics.
As a life-long student, she is actively involved in the following organizations:
• Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM)
• Clinical Director, Accredited Dental Sleep Medicine Clinic at Cahill Dental Care (AADSM)
• Member Accreditation Committee, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
• Fellow, International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics
• Graduate, Las Vegas Institute of Neuromuscular Dental Studies
• Presenter, National Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
• Member, MN Sleep Society
• Member, Dental Organization for Sleep Apnea
• Member, American Dental Association (ADA)
• Member, Minnesota Dental Association (MDA)
• Member, Minnesota Holistic Medical Society
• Member, International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists
• Member, International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
Recently, a poll conducted by consumer Reports and Checkbook Magazines found Dr. Braga to be one of the “Top Dentists” in Dakota County, receiving 100% approval ratings in all surveyed categories.
In addition to treating Dental Sleep Apnea she has special interest in overall health and well being, Dr. Braga has also focused her practice on life changing care including Safe Mercury Removal and as a Graduate of the prestigious Las Vegas Institute of Neuromuscular Dental Studies she is also highly skilled in Cosmetic Smile Transformations.
She recognizes how fortunate she is to have been a part of the community for so long and reports, “My work has never been more rewarding.”
On days off, when she is not golfing with her husband, Bob, you can find her reading, meeting with close friends or working out. Her son, Joe, is a business graduate from the U of WI, Madison and is working in Minneapolis.
“I have been coming to Dr. Braga for many years. My extreme fear of ‘dentists’ is gone due entirely to her gentleness, kindness, concern for her patients comfort and the excellent work that she always does. I wish everyone could go to her.”
– Mary K.
I wanted to send an email to say thanks for your help and to compliment you on your excellent customer service. I was very pleasantly surprised that you return phone calls personally, and that your response time is really pretty amazing. I also wanted to thank you for not charging me for your time during our initial consultation. It is really hard to find good customer service in any business these days, and when I do I like to acknowledge it. Your efforts are not unnoticed.”
– Rick P.
“As a child growing up I hated dentist visits! They were painful and just plain scary. Once a friend recommended Dr. Braga my view on dentist visits did a total turn around. The staff and service is of the highest quality and they actually make going to the dentist an enjoyable experience.”
“I have found Dr. Braga to be very professional and caring. I appreciate the extra time she takes to explain the steps of treatment and to make sure that I am always completely comfortable.”
– Helen B.
“My wife is so pleased that Dr. Braga has stopped my snoring completely. Not only did she explain my sleep study to me better than the doctors at the sleep clinic but now my night appliance is successfully treating both my sleep apnea and my headaches. I am thrilled not to have to wear a CPAP machine any longer.”
– Eric C.
“Dr. Braga was the first one to notice that my oral tissues might be causing sleep apnea. She told my wife to keep track of my snoring and we soon discovered that I have sleep apnea. My treatment is going well and I am grateful for her intervention.”
– Ted M.
“I am so glad my boss recommended Cahill Dental Care. I had a real problem tooth and Dr. Braga was so patient and thorough in her examination that she had it figured out in no time. I haven’t felt this good in almost a year. Her employees seem to enjoy their work. They are always cheerful.”
– Sue S.
“I wanted to send an email to say thanks for your help and to compliment you on your excellent customer service. I was very pleasantly surprised that you return phone calls personally, and that your response time is really pretty amazing. I also wanted to thank you for not charging me for your time during our initial consultation. It is really hard to find good customer service in any business these days, and when I do I like to acknowledge it. Your efforts are not unnoticed.”
– Rick P.