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  • D3s & D4s Register now for Metro Dentalcare's Open House!

    Metro Dentalcare

    University of Minnesota
    Open House

    We invite you to attend our Open House
    For 3rd and 4th Year Dental Students
    And Specialty Residents

    Thursday, January 28, 2016
    5:00 – 8:30 p.m.

    At Metro Dentalcare, we integrate a small team
    approach to dentistry with the benefits of a group practice.

    You’ll begin the evening with an escorted Coach Bus ride from the
    3rd Floor of Moos Tower to Metro Dentalcare where you’ll
    enjoy dinner and learn about our Company.
    Beer and wine will also be served.
    The bus will return you to campus by approximately 8:30 p.m.

    We hope you can join us!

    Metro Dentalcare
    3030 Centre Pointe Drive, #100
    Roseville, MN 55113


    To register for the event
    Call Cheryl Binenstock at 612-861-9157 or

    Due to limited seating on the bus,
    the trip is limited to the first 27 students who register.

    We look forward to seeing you!


  • Hot off the press! Check out the newest Central Groove!

    Check out the newest edition of MN ASDA's Central Groove!

  • The Research Academy at HSDM & Forsyth

    Harvard School of Dental Medicine and The Forsyth Institute are pleased to announce a joint Research Academy which will offer an unparalleled three-year (minimum) structured Doctor of Medical Sciences (DMSc-only) research-intensive degree in oral biology.

    Under the mentorship of world-renowned scientists, participants will undertake an intensive research training experience in laboratories at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) or Forsyth. The goal of the program is to train academic researchers in oral and craniofacial biology and skeletogenesis in the best possible scientific environment, and thus provide superior research leadership to institutions and countries around the globe.

    For full details click here.  Deadline to apply is December 15, 2015.

  • Check out the latest issue of Dental Lifeline Network Insider

    Click here for the 2015 fall issue of the Dental Lifeline Network Insider.

  • Save the date! Feb 11, 2016 - Park Dental Forum

    4th Annual Park Dental Forum on Current Strategic Health Care Issues

    “What Does the Doctor Order in 2016?”

    Save the Date:
    Thursday, February 11, 2016
    4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Commons Hotel

    Featured Speakers:

    • Dr. Jeff Bauer - Health Care Futurist
    • Dr. Ed Ehlinger - Commissioner, MN Department of Health
    • Dr. Penny Wheeler - CEO, Allina Health
    • Dr. Jon Christianson - Vice Chair, MedPAC
    • Dan Jabs - D4 Student, UMN School of Dentistry

    Emcee/Moderator: Dr. Archelle Georgiou - KSTP Health Expert
    Formal invitation to follow.

  • The MATCH for 2016

    The Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (the “Match”) is being implemented to fill positions beginning in 2016 for the first year of training in the following types of postdoctoral dental education programs: Advanced Education in General Dentistry, General Practice Residency, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Anesthesiology.

    The Match is sponsored jointly by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Special Care Dentistry Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists and the American Student Dental Association. In addition, the Match has been endorsed by the American Dental Association Council on Dental Education and Licensure, the American Dental Education Association, and the Veterans Administration.

    The Match is administered by National Matching Services Inc. (NMS) on behalf of the sponsoring organizations.

    Click here for the:

    Match Web Site

    A web site has been established at the following address: The information available on the web site includes:

    • an overview of the purpose and operation of the Match
    • the detailed schedule of dates
    • rules of participation for applicants and programs
    • a description of the matching algorithm

    Additional information will be added to the web site in the future as it becomes available, including a list of participating programs, instructions for preparing and submitting Rank Order Lists, individual applicant and institution Match results, and lists of unmatched applicants and programs with positions available after the Match.

    Applicant Registration

    Since most programs that participate in the Match also participate in the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS), NMS has partnered with ADEA to implement a single online access point where applicants can register for either the Match or PASS, or for both services at the same time. Applicants who wish to register for the Match must do so using the shared PASS/Match registration portal. Information on accessing the registration portal is provided in the accompanying Instructions for Applicant Registration.

    If you have any questions about the Dental Match, please contact NMS.

    National Matching Services Inc.
    20 Holly Street, Suite 301
    Toronto, Ontario Canada M4S 3B1
    Telephone: (800) 461-6322
    Fax: (844) 977-0555

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  • 2015-2016 DDS estimated tuition and fees

    Here are some handy documents for DDS students that outlines the estimated cost of tuition and fees along with an explanation of the costs.

    If you have additional questions please contact Kari at

    Questions regarding your financial package can be directed to Liz Holm at

  • Spotlight on Dental Therapy - Star Tribune featuring Kathlyn Leiviska

    The School of Dentistry's dental therapy program was discussed in the Star Tribune's "My Job" column featuring Kathlyn Leiviska, a 2011 graduate of the our first dental therapy class. Read all about it here!

  • Health Literacy Program is in need of motivated leaders

    The Health Literacy Program is in need of motivated leaders for the 2015-16 school year. Our club is focused on increasing communication between health professionals and patients, especially on campus. We are currently involved in a vaccination awareness campaign with Boynton that will likely continue to next school year. We have available leadership positions in administrative work, public relations and communications, money/grant management and event coordinating. If you're interested in applying or in general membership, you can reach us at


    Anna Milone, PharmD
    Teaching specialist
    University of Minnesota
    College of Pharmacy

  • AGD New Graduate Professional Liability Insurance Coverage

    In collaboration with the Academy of General Dentistry’s (AGD) Corporate Sponsorship and Affinity programs, as well as Dentist’s Advantage, I’m pleased to announce the renewal of one of AGD’s most popular member benefits: AGD New Graduate Professional Liability Insurance Coverage.

    Designed to help guide today’s young dental professionals toward successful careers, this benefit will provide up to 12 months of complimentary professional liability insurance coverage to qualified AGD members* who will graduate from dental school or complete a general practice residency program in 2015, and who also will enter into their first year of licensed practice in the U.S. 

    Qualified dental school graduates and residents can enroll online now at in anticipation of coverage beginning May 1, 2015**.

    Should you feel that your 2015 graduates may benefit from the practice protection and financial savings offered through AGD New Graduate Professional Liability Insurance Coverage, I invite you to announce this exciting, new opportunity to them and encourage immediate online enrollment. To assist you in your promotional efforts, several informational pieces have been created by the AGD’s Marketing and Communications teams, and are linked below for your convenience:    

    • AGD New Graduate Professional Liability Insurance Coverage flyer and enrollment form
    • Download the attached flyer and enrollment form, and print copies to post on-site within your dental school.
    • Distribute individual copies to graduating students during your program’s scheduled curriculum.
    • Send a personal email to each of your 2015 graduates and attach the flyer and enrollment form.
    • AGD New Graduate Professional Liability Insurance Coverage article text
    • Publish the linked article text in your local dental program newsletter or send it as a memo to each of your graduating students. (Editor’s note: For legal purposes, if you choose to publish this article, it must be published in its entirety, without any changes to the text or content.)
    • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding AGD New Graduate Professional Liability Insurance Coverage
    • Arm yourself with answers. Read through the FAQs to familiarize yourself with the program benefits, terms, and conditions, so that you are prepared to answer questions from potential applicants and can instantly guide them toward online enrollment at
    • AGD Member Benefits flyer and 2015 Membership application
    • These materials are for 2015 graduates who are interested in enrolling in AGD New Graduate Professional Liability Insurance Coverage, but who are not yet AGD members.
    • Join the AGD online at today to take full advantage of this exclusive, members-only offer. 

    We at the AGD are very excited about AGD New Graduate Professional Liability Insurance Coverage and the great money-saving potential it provides to new dentists. I sincerely hope that you find similar value in this benefit and view it as a tool to help prepare your graduates for a rewarding first year of practice. 

    If you have additional questions regarding the program email or call 888.AGD.DENT (888.243.3368), ext. 4355.


    *The cost of coverage is assumed by the AGD, and coverage is available through Dentist’s Advantage. Qualified applicants must graduate from an accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school or complete an accredited U.S. or Canadian general dentistry residency program between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2015; be entering their first year of licensed dental practice in the U.S.; be an active AGD member at the time of enrollment; and maintain active AGD membership through Dec. 31, 2015. 

    **Policy coverage is effective May 1, 2015, through April 30, 2016, for qualified applicants who enroll by April 30, 2015. For those who sign up after this date, coverage applies from the enrollment date through April 30, 2016.

    Dentist’s Advantage is a division of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc.; (AR 244489); in CA & MN, AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. (CA 0795465); in OK, AIS Affinity Insurance Services, Inc.; in CA, Aon Affinity Insurance Services, Inc., (0G94493), Aon Direct Insurance Administrators and Berkely Insurance Agency and in NY, AIS Affinity Insurance Agency.

  • Campus wide student workshops

    Golden Gopher Workshop Database:

    Students can use this site to find workshops and opportunities taking place all over campus. Some require registration, others do not.

  • Free peer technology tutoring!

    There's a new free student technology peer tutoring service! Students can stop in one of the Tech Stop locations around campus and build skills in Excel and the Adobe Creative Suite (that's InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop).

    See the flyer or ad for additional information or go to:

    Thank you,
    Dana Wagner
    Communications Associate - OIT

  • BE SAFE!

    Be safe around campus. Free 24-hour Campus Walk Program 612-624-WALK (9255).

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