• Conrad wins ACP honor

    Dr. Heather J. Conrad named American College of Prosthodontists Educator of the Year

    Dr. Heather J. Conrad was presented with the American College of Prosthodontists Educator of the Year award by ACP President Dr. Frank Tuminelli and last year's recipient Dr. Hiroshi Hirayama at the ACP Annual Awards and President's Dinner in Orlando on October 23, 2015. 

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  • Honoring Outstanding Achievement

    Honoring Outstanding Achievement

    Six-time University of Minnesota graduate E. Dianne Rekow, D.D.S., Ph.D., received the Outstanding Achievement Award, the University of Minnesota's highest recognition, and Michael Zakula, D.D.S. received the University of Minnesota Alumni Service Award at an October 15 ceremony.

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  • 2015 all school retreat

    Strategic Plan moves forward at All-School Retreat

    The School of Dentistry Strategic Plan took a significant step forward on Monday, September 14, at the 2015 School of Dentistry All-School Retreat in the DQ Room at TCF Bank Stadium.

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  • Owre

    Alfred Owre’s legacy continues with relative’s visit from Norway

    The School of Dentistry's past, present and future came together on June 26 as Moos Tower hosted Fridjtov Owre of Norway, a relative of Dr. Alfred Owre, the School of Dentistry's influential dean from 1905 to 1927.

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    Graduation 2015

    The 2015 School of Dentistry graduation ceremony took place Friday, May 15, 2015 at Northrup auditorium. Check out video of the ceremony.

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  • Give Kids a Smile Day 2015

    School of Dentistry students help more than 150 kids

    More than 150 kids received free comprehensive dental care at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry on Saturday, February 7, as part of Give Kids a Smile day.

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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

  • 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

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    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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  • 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. 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

2015 White Coat Ceremony
Introducing our first year students to the profession

First-year dental, dental therapy and dental hygiene students received their white clinic coats on Friday, September 18, in Northrop Memorial Auditorium in a White Coat Ceremony.

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James Swift
James Q. Swift receives Distinguished Service Award

James Q. Swift, DDS, received the 2015 Robert V. Walker Distinguished Service Award on September 30, 2015, at the 97th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition of American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Washington D.C.

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