Dean Leon AssaelLeon Assael to retire as Dean

Leon Assael, D.M.D., will retire as dean of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry by the end of the 2016-17 academic year.

Dr. Assael has led the School of Dentistry since August 1, 2012.

Become a skilled and successful dental professional. The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry provides rigorous, hands-on education through a wide variety of degrees and programs.

Research

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry supports a strong research program in basic sciences, clinical sciences, social and behavioral science, and public health.


Retrovirus

No two kinds of retroviruses look - or act - the same

In a study published online in the Journal of Virology, University of Minnesota scientists in the School of Dentistry-based Institute for Molecular Virology, analyzed seven different retrovirues, including two types of HIV, and found that no two kinds of retroviruses look -- or act -- the same.  

Education

We offer opportunities to prepare for dental school, pursue a dental degree, continue your education, and advance your training and career as a dental professional.


Graduation Outside Northrup Auditorium

127th Commencement Ceremony

Students, family, friends, faculty and staff gathered on May 13 to celebrate the accomplishments of our students at the School of Dentistry's 127th Commencement Ceremony held at Northrop Memorial Auditorium. 

Service

Community oral health activities are an important part of both our education and service mission, and we operate outreach sites throughout the region.


Dental hygiene students working with children to apply fluoride varnish

Dental hygiene students and Fairview Foundation team up to protect teeth

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry dental hygiene students teamed up with Fairview Foundation to apply fluoride varnish on the teeth of 350 children free of charge.

  • We are the only dental school in the northern tier of states between Wisconsin and the Pacific Northwest, making us a regional resource to five states for dental education, service, and treatment.

  • We are the only dental hygiene program in the state associated with a dental school.

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  • The school of Dentistry educates 73% of Minnesota's dentists, through a team-based approach to care.

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  • We educate general dentists, dental specialists, dental hygienists, dental therapists, dental educators and research-scientists.

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