Welcome to the University of Minnesota School of DentistryOur 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. The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry advances health through scientific discovery, innovative education, and the highest-quality care for all communities. Click here to view our mission statement.
What's happening at the School of Dentistry
School of Dentistry launches Dental Hygiene – Dental Therapy dual degree program
The School of Dentistry now offers a unique dual degree program in dental therapy and dental hygiene. Effective Fall 2016, students will be able to earn a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and a Master of Science in Dental Therapy. The new 32-month program will provide students with all of the coursework needed for state licensure as a dental hygienist and an advanced dental therapist.
UMN researchers help identify mechanism that helps block HIV's ability to spread
Louis Mansky PhD, a University of Minnesota School of Dentistry professor and director of the Institute for Molecular Virology, joined with other University of Minnesota and Emory University researchers on a project which may lead to a more cost-effective option for HIV medication.