Clean waterHerzberg, Riggs awarded Grand Challenges Research grants

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry faculty members Mark Herzberg, DDS, PhD and Sheila M. Riggs, DDS, MS, DMSc were among those receiving the first Grand Challenges Research grants from the University to support water safety and helping early childhood development.

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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.


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

The School of Dentistry at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair

Biomechanical research featured at Minnesota State Fair

ART, a robotic mouth created by the School of Dentistry's Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics (MDRCBB), was featured at the dental school's booth at the Minnesota State Fair on August 26, 2016.


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.

White Coat Ceremony

Commitment to professionalism

First-year dental, dental therapy and dental hygiene students were welcomed to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry on September 16, 2016, at Northrop Auditorium at a White Coat Ceremony. 


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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