Dr. Dawn Diehnelt


Dr. D, as she is affectionately called by her patients, completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa in Japanese and spent a few years in Japan studying its language and culture before becoming a dentist more than 20 years ago. She also earned Master’s degrees in both International Affairs and Economics. Results of her studies and dental research were published here and abroad.

It was her father’s sleep problems and his resulting death, which got her interested in dental sleep medicine and facial growth development. She is excited and passionate about how she can help kids and adults alike breathe right, smile bright, and sleep tight! 

Dr. Diehnelt is a member of the North American Association of Facial Orthotropics (NAAFO) and is a staunch supporter of the Foundation for Airway Health as well as Start School Later. She is the owner of Serenity Dental Studio in Schaumburg, IL.

Listen to Dr. Diehnelt's interview on the Exercise Is Health podcast here!