Student Support

AJS grotto banner

Dear Colleagues,

The road traveled to the School of Dentistry is different for each of us.  Some of us hail from strong rural communities; others from major cities across the nation and world.  Some of us have parents who are dentists; others are the first in their families to attend a professional school. No matter what distance you have traveled to the School of Dentistry, we are committed to providing a welcoming, supportive environment for your education.

Surveys we conducted with you, our students, indicate you are unsure of the resources available should you ever feel as though you are not being treated with the respect each of our community members deserves.  This website was created to provide more information about how to address these situations and where to turn if you need support.  I hope you find it useful as we work together to build a respectful, inclusive community for everyone in our school.


Dean Leon A. Assael, D.M.D.

Not sure how to handle a challenging situation?

To speak confidentially about your experience stop by and see Sara Johnson, the Director of Student Affairs, in 15-106 Moos Tower or call her at 612-624-6960 or contact Dr. Richard Nadeau, the Interim Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, in 9-450a Moos Tower or at 612-625-5955. You can also review these tips for handling difficult conversations and difficult behavior.

Reporting Incidents

Faculty, staff and students in the School of Dentistry should use the Professional Behavior Report Form to report behavior contrary to the School of Dentistry and University Codes of Conduct. Completed forms should be submitted to Sara Johnson, Director, Student Affairs, 15-106 Moos Tower, Please contact Sara with any questions regarding the reporting process.

  • ©2014 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.
  • The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer
  • Last modified on January 24, 2013