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Staying connected and supporting the next generation of dental professionals

Through such programs as the School of Dentistry Alumni Society, Clinical Grand Rounds, Cap and Gown Graduation Fund, and numerous alumni events and fundraisers, the School of Dentistry is committed to supporting the next generation of dental professionals. Thank you for your continuing support of the School of Dentistry.

Continue your education

class reunions

Class Reunions

Contact the Alumni Office to assist you in planning your next reunion.

Upcoming Events

November 2016

December 2016

December 8 - Distinguished Alumni Award nominations due

January 2017

  • January 19 - School of Dentistry Alumni Society board meeting

February 2017

  • February 25 - MinneCollege in Arizona 
  • February 26 - Alumni & Friends Breakfast in Sun City, AZ

March 2017

April 2017

  • April 20 - School of Dentistry Alumni Society board meeting
  • April 21-25 - Alumni & Friend's reception during the American Academy of Orthodontists in San Diego, CA
  • April 26-29 - Alumni & Friend's reception during the American Academy of Endodontists in New Orleans, LO
  • April 27-29 - Star of the North Annual Session School of Dentistry Exhibit
  • April 28 - Dental Hygiene Alumni Lunch, The Saint Paul Hotel, 12:00 - 2:00
  • April 28 - Dean's Reception during Star of the North
  • April 29 - Class of 1982 Reunion, St. Paul Hotel

May 2017

  • May 19 - Alumni & Friend's reception during the South Dakota Dental Association Annual Session in Sioux Falls
  • May 27 - Alumni & Friend's reception during the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists in Washington, D,C,

Alumni Society

Linking alumni to the School of Dentistry and the University of Minnesota, generating alumni support and pride, affecting policy, and improving the student experience, members of the School of Dentistry Alumni Society get to be part of numerous aspects of the School of Dentistry and larger University community.

Dental Hygiene 1919 Alumni Society

The Dental Hygiene 1919 Alumni Society, named for the year the Dental Hygiene program was first conceived, was formed to engage and encourage support from alumni and friends for the Division of Dental Hygiene.

Alumni Apparel

Unisex gold polo shirt with School of Dentistry Goldy Gopher logo on upper left side of shirt

Show your School of Dentistry pride with School of Dentistry shirt.

Submit a class note

To submit a class note for inclusion in Dentistry magazine, please contact Emily Best at emilyj@umn.edu.

Alumni Relations and Development Office

15-136 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Meet our alumni and development staff

Fred Bertschinger

Fred Bertschinger
Director of Development
15-136 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-1657
Fax: 612-624-0027
berts001@umn.edu

Emily Best

Emily Best
Director of Alumni Relations
Major Gifts Officer
15-141 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-6811
Fax: 612-624-0027
emilyj@umn.edu

Nicki Black

Nicki Black
Annual Giving and Stewardship Coordinator
15-136 Moos Tower
515 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-301-6663
Fax: 612-624-0027
black842@umn.edu