PATRICIA FERNANDES BOETTNER, DDS, MS

Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
4.7 out of 5 (219 Reviews) (129 Comments)

Overall patient ratings are based on the average score given by Facial Pain Center 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.

Dr. Patricia Fernandes Boettner has been treating patients for TMD and obstructive sleep apnea for many years and joined The Facial Pain Center in June 2017. She attended the University of Minnesota, where she obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Master of Science and a certificate in TMD and Orofacial Pain. She continues to broaden her training and experience each year.
Education:
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (2002), Universidade Game Filho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • MS, Certificate in TMD and Orofacial Pain (2008) University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (2014), University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Professional Activities:
  • American Academy of Orofacial Pain
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
About Me:

In her free time, Dr. Fernandes enjoys living an active lifestyle: exercising, seeing the world, cooking, being with her husband and two children, as well as friends.

Contact Information
Locations
- Blaine

Blaine

4190 108th Ave NE, Suite 130
Blaine, MN 55449

- Roseville

Roseville

1835 County Road C-West, Suite 200
Roseville, MN 55113

- Woodbury

Woodbury

241 Radio Dr
Woodbury, MN 55125

Verified Patient Reviews

4.7 out of 5 (219 Reviews) (129 Comments)

Overall patient ratings are based on the average score given by Facial Pain Center 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
April 6, 2024
I know that when I see Dr. Fernandez, it will be a good visit where my issues are addressed and I leave with answers, not more questions.
5 out of 5
April 6, 2024
The dental assistant and Dr.Fernandes were Wonderful. The dental assistant carefully listened to all concerns and very well thorough verification of all concerns and Dr Fernandes examined in detail and overall it was excellence care.
5 out of 5
February 29, 2024
I've never had a physician (any practice) since down and do through DETAILS of every aspect! It wasn't her assistant, it was HER! She didn't just hand me papers and send me on my way. She went through everything with me, in detail! Wow, just WOW!!! Very pleased.
5 out of 5
February 24, 2024
I already recommended the dentist
5 out of 5
February 5, 2024
Will recommend this practice to others.
5 out of 5
February 5, 2024
Very pleasant to work with.
5 out of 5
December 9, 2023
Dr Fernandez is the greatest! My last clinic stopped taking insurance so I tried Dr Fernandez office-and I'm very thankful she had space for me! She's excellent! I thought I had good care before-but I didn't know what I was missing. My last clinic-the care was done by the assistants-not the doctors. At Dr Fernandez clinic-you are treated by the doctor you came to see. You are given information by the doctor-the one w the knowledge. I'm very appreciative for her ability to care so much about her patients. I sometimes feel lost as a patient-but not at this clinic. Thank you Dr Fernandes
5 out of 5
December 7, 2023
I really appreciated everything she had to say to me and what to do going forward.
5 out of 5
November 16, 2023
Great Team!!
5 out of 5
November 16, 2023
The Best!
5 out of 5
November 10, 2023
Very Good experience.
5 out of 5
November 10, 2023
Very nice and professional!
1.5 out of 5
November 8, 2023
Dentist/doctor does not have a good bedside manner and she was very judgmental.
5 out of 5
November 6, 2023
It was a much better experience than I anticipated!!
5 out of 5
November 6, 2023
She listened and explained well, gave time to process and ask questions.
5 out of 5
October 11, 2023
I appreciated the clear message about care of the device.
5 out of 5
October 6, 2023
Love Dr. Fernandez, she's terrific!
4.5 out of 5
September 27, 2023
Very specific advice that I can use.
5 out of 5
September 8, 2023
Everything explained nicely , with a gentle touch...I would recommend anyone with the problem I am experiencing. Very professional and clean as well.
5 out of 5
September 1, 2023
Advise me to confirm with my insurance the coverage I received which was very smart
5 out of 5
September 1, 2023
Covered absolutely everything with me very helpful and very kind. And very professional.
5 out of 5
August 28, 2023
Great experience.
5 out of 5
August 28, 2023
Great Job!
3 out of 5
August 23, 2023
The explanation was a little fast. But the doctor answers my questions.
3.5 out of 5
July 31, 2023
I had a very positive experience - from the front desk team, to the dental assistant and to Dr. Fernandes.
3.5 out of 5
July 31, 2023
Dr. Fernandes was excellent!
5 out of 5
July 22, 2023
I'm very impressed with the team at Dr. Fernandes's office. I have had excellent results, and feel like they really care about my success and comfort. I recommend them frequently.
5 out of 5
June 22, 2023
Overall, I've had a great experience working with the team. I feel heard. I have many at-home care options now based on recommendations of the doctor. My quality of life has also improved given the reduction in pain after I followed the recommended treatment plan.
4 out of 5
June 22, 2023
They did so well last year when I met them I didn't have any concerns about this appointment.
5 out of 5
May 30, 2023
I didn't feel nervous
3 out of 5
May 25, 2023
I felt the first appointment was pretty good. The doctor spent quite a bit of time with me getting to understand the problem. The second visit was not a great experience. The doctor didn't follow up on anything from the first visit other than fitting me for my appliance despite me feeling worse. I didn't advocate for myself because I didn't' knw what to expect and wasn't prompted by the doctor.
3 out of 5
May 25, 2023
At the time of the first visit, it was a normal experience. I wish the doctor would have been more aggressive in treatment but I probably should have been more assertive.
5 out of 5
May 22, 2023
The doctor is very friendly and professional. She was thorough in her examination and answered questions well.
5 out of 5
April 17, 2023
I'm very happy with Dr. Fernandes; she's friendly and asks good questions and listens well to my comments/concerns
4 out of 5
April 6, 2023
I have been please in the past with this dentist, but today I felt I was being a bit shamed for not doing as many of my exercises or for being "non-compliment." The dentist didn't stop to ask what barriers may be keeping me from doing these things or how she might help me to make a better plan going forward. As a medical care provider myself, I appreciate the motivational interviewing approach, to behavior change and find this more effective than shaming a patient to try and motivate them.
5 out of 5
March 24, 2023
Informed and clear descriptions.
5 out of 5
March 20, 2023
My provider put me at ease , explained preventative measures to me , very helpful..I do not remember her name
5 out of 5
March 13, 2023
Dr. Fernandez is very easy to talk to. I feel like she respects me and sees me as a person. She takes excellent care of my conditions. I would absolutely recommend her to others but, I want to keep her to myself!
5 out of 5
February 27, 2023
Dr Fernandes was very thorough. She took a lot of time to explain my condition (with visuals) and was great at explaining my treatment. I received written instruction, which I liked.
5 out of 5
February 20, 2023
Will definitely recommend
1 out of 5
February 20, 2023
I've been coming to this clinic for over a year now. I feel like my treatment has stagnated. I brought up the possibility of changing my mouth guard to an upper or an upper/lower combo instead of my lower. I feel my lower appliance is actually contributing to my pain. The Dr didn't want to hear any of that and put it back on me about keeping up with physical therapy and other treatments. She wasn't interested in hearing my thoughts. I'm considering starting over and going to a different TMJ treatment place now.
5 out of 5
February 16, 2023
Very good experience.
5 out of 5
February 16, 2023
Dr. Fernandez was very patient, kind and listened and explained things very well.
2 out of 5
February 14, 2023
Staff is great. Practice is probably fine. Dentist is not that great.
2 out of 5
February 14, 2023
Dentist does not remember my issues from session to session, so it doesn't seem like she reads her notes before meeting with me. I am taking her recommendations and doing the best I can, and instead of collaborating and facing the problem together, she takes a very blaming and "shaming" stance every time. I need someone who collaborates with me against the problem instead of telling me that I am the problem and that if I "just do things perfectly", I wouldn't need to see her. Her approach is very demotivating and has not yet helped solve the problem.
5 out of 5
February 13, 2023
Dr. Fernandez is so great! She's knowledgeable, understanding, gentle and is very thoughtful.
5 out of 5
January 27, 2023
I had no anxiety, but I'm sure if I did, the staff would be excellent.
5 out of 5
January 24, 2023
I had a great experience with Dr.Fernandes knowledgeable and kind!
5 out of 5
January 19, 2023
Very satisfied overall. Staff was great. I really appreciated how thorough they were in telling me what additional treatments would cost and didn't proceed until they had my approval. I felt like I wasn't pressured to make any decisions but that it was shared decision making. Very satisfied, would recommend. Thanks!
5 out of 5
January 19, 2023
The dentist listened to me, explained things well, I didn't feel she was rushing to see the next patient. She didn't shame me either for anything I could have done to prevent my condition, she just stated that stopping a certain habit could help and left it at that and I appreciated that, it helped motivate me to want to continue to work on that health habit.
5 out of 5
December 10, 2022
Overall good experience. I wish you had more office hours/availability at Woodbury as I had to drive to Roseville, but overall not a big deal. I had a good experience and I liked the dentist. She asked good questions, explained what had changed with my jaw from when I began using the device 10 years ago, which was good to know.
5 out of 5
November 22, 2022
Very professional and informative
5 out of 5
November 19, 2022
De Fern?ndes was caring, listened well and included me in the decision of my case. I was very impressed by her knowledge and how she related to me.
5 out of 5
October 15, 2022
I came initially for help on getting device for sleep apnea but then got help with my tmj. Very grateful to have connected with Doctor Bottner. She referred me to physical. Therapy and had a mri done. The therapy has been very helpful and the mri gave valuable information.
5 out of 5
October 15, 2022
Overall good experience.
5 out of 5
October 4, 2022
Both the dental assistant and Doc are always excellent to see. They take good care of me, listen and show they care.
5 out of 5
September 20, 2022
Really loved our doctor.
5 out of 5
July 16, 2022
Vey well satisfied with the sevice
5 out of 5
July 1, 2022
Dr Fernandez is awesome!!!
5 out of 5
June 15, 2022
Costs were not discussed but the wide array of potential solutions was invaluable
5 out of 5
June 15, 2022
Walked away feeling HOPEFUL for resolution
5 out of 5
May 9, 2022
Nice people
5 out of 5
May 9, 2022
Very nice people
5 out of 5
May 3, 2022
Everything was great
5 out of 5
May 3, 2022
Very thorough, explained everything
5 out of 5
April 11, 2022
Both Dr Fernandez and the dental assistant were friendly and professional.
5 out of 5
March 14, 2022
I have had impeccable care throughout my entire journey with the facial pain center.
5 out of 5
March 14, 2022
Dr. Fernandez listen very well and made the adjustments to a mouth guard base on my input.
4.5 out of 5
March 12, 2022
I would have liked further demonstration of the exercises to do. I have figured them out, however, I think correctly.
5 out of 5
March 9, 2022
I had the appointment time mixed up and arrived 15 minutes late. They still made time to see me! Forever grateful!
5 out of 5
March 9, 2022
She is so fabulous!
5 out of 5
March 4, 2022
Very informative and personal. Took the time to educate me and create a game plan.
5 out of 5
March 2, 2022
I came in with odd and a bit vague symptoms, except for the pain, and she worked through what might be happening with great diligence and communicated with me clearly.
5 out of 5
February 25, 2022
Very thorough and professional
5 out of 5
February 25, 2022
Very knowledgeable about the process for the mouth guard. The pros and cons. Explained what is wrong in my mouth so I do not get enough air through there. How it can and will over time move my jaw and teeth.
5 out of 5
February 25, 2022
Great place to refer family or friend.
5 out of 5
February 25, 2022
She explained very thoroughly. I was so glad to have see who I did for the first. I had no idea at all about the process and see if it was a option I might want to have instead of the sleep apnea machine.
5 out of 5
February 7, 2022
I truly appreciate Dr. Fernandez - she is so kind and understanding and most of all extremely helpful and knowledgeable about my facial pain issues.
5 out of 5
February 2, 2022
Dr fernandes is amazing I already referred her to someone else who has been suffering with TMJ
5 out of 5
January 26, 2022
The support staff has always been responsive to my needs.
5 out of 5
January 26, 2022
She listened and responded to my concerns. The pace of the appointment was efficient, yet I didn't feel at all rushed.
5 out of 5
January 12, 2022
Fantastic experience all around.
5 out of 5
January 1, 2022
Both are great! Beyond expectations.
5 out of 5
December 29, 2021
Good experience
5 out of 5
December 23, 2021
I would display a "I love my TMJ doctor" bumper sticker if they were available.
5 out of 5
November 29, 2021
Everyone is always pleasant.
5 out of 5
November 29, 2021
Dr. Fernandez is always attentive and very helpful
4 out of 5
November 18, 2021
I thought the dentist was very thorough, listened to my thoughts and concerns, and explained things rather well.
5 out of 5
November 10, 2021
Excellent doctor!
5 out of 5
November 5, 2021
All very nice people
5 out of 5
November 3, 2021
Very helpful
5 out of 5
October 23, 2021
The doctor took much more time with us than I expected. She was excellent.
3.5 out of 5
October 23, 2021
Dentist seemed somewhat preoccupied-kept looking at watch. Bedside manner could improve
5 out of 5
October 21, 2021
Very pleasant experience
5 out of 5
October 13, 2021
Excellent visit
5 out of 5
October 13, 2021
I was not nervous or afraid. Staff were very kind and professional.
5 out of 5
October 13, 2021
Dr. Fernandez was thorough, very helpful, and kind. She helped me determine the best way forward, given my pain level and issues.
5 out of 5
September 25, 2021
She was amazing and I look forward to working with her to resolve my facial pain issues/concerns.
5 out of 5
September 20, 2021
Love the whole staff at facial pain center!
5 out of 5
September 14, 2021
Always punctual
5 out of 5
September 11, 2021
Dr. Fernandes has always done a great job of listening and assessing my needs.
5 out of 5
August 31, 2021
Staff was helpful and professional.
4.5 out of 5
August 25, 2021
I was seen right away, even though I arrived a little early.
5 out of 5
August 8, 2021
Overall a very positive experience from all staff. Highly recommend.
5 out of 5
August 8, 2021
Excellent care and explanations.
4 out of 5
August 6, 2021
Dr Patricia explained how the jaw and jaw muscle work and what can happen when it does not work properly. She shared pictures of the jaw in a pamphlet and exercises to do to help with my issue. Both the assistant and dentist took time to explain what they were doing and answer my questions.
3 out of 5
July 24, 2021
The information that the dentist gave me was helpful, but her bedside manner left much to be desired. I felt like she was annoyed by what I could and could not do given my jaw pain. That attitude was unhelpful. I already felt junky about how hard it is, so that didn't help. The tips and tools that she has given me have been helpful so far though.
5 out of 5
July 16, 2021
Dr. Fernandez Boettner was great, I appreciated her expertise, her understanding and her thorough explanations.
5 out of 5
June 23, 2021
this visit was one of the best I have had since I started at FPC!
4 out of 5
May 17, 2021
The doctor was professional, understanding, thorough, helpful and listened. Really had a nice first experience.
5 out of 5
April 23, 2021
Dr. Fernandez made me feel like I was being taken care of. I've been to two doctors before finally coming to Dr. Fernandez and for the first time, I felt like someone actually cared about how much pain I was in and was genuinely trying to help me.
5 out of 5
April 8, 2021
PATRICIA FERNANDES BOETTNER, DDS, MS is amazing. She was very thorough in the exam and when explaining the treatment plan.
5 out of 5
April 5, 2021
I had a great experience from scheduling to my visit.
5 out of 5
April 5, 2021
Dr Fernandez spent time understanding my situation and showed compassion for how long I've been experiencing my symptoms. She suggested clear next steps of which I agreed with and appreciated how thorough she was.
5 out of 5
March 29, 2021
Dr Fernandes is one of the best doctors I have seen. She is patient, not rushed, and actually listens to the patient.
5 out of 5
March 26, 2021
Doctor was running late, but appreciated being told as soon as I arrived and given options to wait or reschedule. great communication and courtesy.
5 out of 5
March 26, 2021
Great experience. Thank you!
5 out of 5
March 24, 2021
Your staff is very professional and friendly
5 out of 5
March 24, 2021
Again...excellent staff
5 out of 5
March 1, 2021
Dr demonstrated extreme care and concern for my issues
5 out of 5
February 11, 2021
I was very impressed by my whole experience - I only wish I would of found you sooner!
5 out of 5
February 8, 2021
I have always had wonderful, friendly interactions with the facial pain center staff and doctors. I have been a patient for 15 years or so. I think you are all awesome.
5 out of 5
February 8, 2021
Dr. Fernandes is so wonderful. I have followed her from Edina, to Bloomington to Roseville. I live in Richfield and am willing to drive to Roseville because she is that great. She is kind and courteous. I just love her. She cares about me!!! And knows who I am and a bit about me. I cannot tell you how important that is to me.
5 out of 5
February 3, 2021
Staff didn't rush my visit even though they were very busy. Dr. Fernandez took the time to make sure my oral device was adjusted properly.
5 out of 5
February 3, 2021
I was very pleased with her service.
5 out of 5
January 23, 2021
I've referred my son to you for jaw pain.
5 out of 5
January 23, 2021
My Dr takes the time to listen and have jaw and neck exercises for me to do. and adjusted my splint.
5 out of 5
January 7, 2021
felt she has a true concern for my overall health
5 out of 5
November 23, 2020
Dr. Fernandes is always very kind and thorough.
5 out of 5
November 13, 2020
I have recommended Dr Fernandes to others.
5 out of 5
October 7, 2020
everyone is so friendly and professional
5 out of 5
October 7, 2020
if only more clinics and more doctors were as caring and as professional. I feel very fortunate to have found your clinic.
5 out of 5
October 7, 2020
I wish that Dr Fernandez practiced general medicine because she is one of the most caring, thorough and professional doctors I have ever met.

Testimonials

"I have had my appliance for about a month now. The difference it has made in the quality of my sleep is quite literally remarkable! I sleep sounder with far fewer wake events during the night. Best of all, I feel much better rested in the morning. My only regret is that I didn't visit the excellent Facial Pain Center team to pursue my sleep apnea dental appliance treatment option sooner."

"I have had my appliance for about a month now. The difference it has made in the quality of my sleep is quite literally remarkable! I sleep sounder with far fewer wake events during the night. Best of all, I feel much better rested in the morning. My only regret is that I didn't visit the excellent Facial Pain Center team to pursue my sleep apnea dental appliance treatment option sooner."