Dr. Louis Sullivan visits the School of DentistryDr. Louis B. Sullivan visits the School of Dentistry

Dr. Louis B. Sullivan, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, visited the School of Dentistry on April 14 to meet with dental therapy students and educators and tour the school's team care clinic.

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.


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UMN researchers help identify mechanism that blocks HIV's ability to spread

Louis M. 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.

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.


Aaron Henderson at podium at ASDA

ASDA elects Aaron Henderson vice president

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry second-year student Aaron Henderson was recently elected vice president of the American Student Dental Association.

Service

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


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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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