• School of Dentistry's 125th Anniversary Gala

    School of Dentistry's 125th Anniversary Gala

    Join us at the McNamara Alumni Center on Friday, October 24, to celebrate a momentous occasion in grand style.

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  • East Side Family Dental Clinic

    School of Dentistry expands outreach with East Side Family Dental Clinic

    The School of Dentistry has expanded its off-campus service-learning sites through a new strategic partnership with the East Side Family Dental Clinic in St. Paul. The move is sure to put smiles on faces, young and old.

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  • patients

    Patient Care

    At the University of Minnesota Dental Clinics we provide general and specialty dental care in association with the School of Dentistry's educational programs.

    Patient care at the School of Dentistry

  • Outreach

    Outreach

    The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry has a strong commitment to community outreach, and our community oral health activities are an important part of both our education and service mission.

    School of Dentistry outreach

  • Rice Memorial Hospital

    School of Dentistry, Rice Memorial Hospital Partner for Success

    In 2005, Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar approached the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry for assistance in meeting the growing oral health needs of the area. Today, the Rice Regional Dental Clinic serves patients in a 17-county area. Watch a video documenting this partnership.

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  • admissions

    Programs and admissions

    In addition to having the largest enrollment of pre-doctoral dental students in the Upper Midwest, the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry also offers numerous programs for aspiring dental therapists and dental hygienists.

    School of Dentistry programs and admissions

  • research

    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.

    Research at the School of Dentistry

Welcome to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

Our Mission

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is the state’s only dental school, and the only dental school in the northern tier of states between Wisconsin and the Pacific Northwest. As such, we are a regional resource to five states for dental education, consulting services, patient treatment, and ongoing continuing dental education. We educate general dentists and dental specialists, dental therapists, dental hygienists, dental educators and research scientists. Our mission is to improve oral and craniofacial health by educating clinicians and scientists who translate knowledge and experience into clinical practice. Click here to view our mission statement.

What's happening at the School of Dentistry

Jean Merry
Open Wide and Say 'Mom'

Discover how former School of Dentistry class president and faculty member Jean Merry, D.D.S., became the attending dentist for the Minnesota Vikings.

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Dentistry Magazine Spring 2014
Dentistry Magazine

The Spring 2014 edition of Dentistry takes a look at the life and times of the School of Dentistry's most famous alumnus, Alfred Owre, D.D.S., M.D.

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