Daniel D. Skaar

Daniel Skaar

Academic Title

Associate Professor
Interim Director, Division of Periodontology
Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences


Pharmacy, BS, University of Iowa, 1977
Periodontics, MS, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, 1986 - Business, MBA, Northwestern University, 1990
Other Education
Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), University of Iowa, 1982

Contact Info



Office Address

7-368 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Research Interests

Dental service utilization in the elderly.

Impact of drug therapies on dental service utilization.


BS Pharmacy with High Distinction

Dean's List 1973-1977

Rexall Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pharmacy Graduating Class

Rho Chi National Pharmacy Honor Society

MBA with Honors

Beta Gamma Sigma Business Scholastic Honor Society

Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology


Skaar DD, Park T, Swiontkowski MF, Kuntz KM Cost-effectiveness of antibiotic prophylaxis for dental patients with prosthetic joints: Comparisons of antibiotic regimens for patients with total hip arthroplasty. J Am Dent Assoc. 2015 Nov;146(11):830-9.

Skaar, DD, O’Connor H, Lunos S, Luepker R, Michalowicz, BS. Dental Procedures and Risk of Experiencing Second Vascular Events in a Medicare Population. J American Dental Assoc 143(11):1-9, 2012.

Skaar DD, O’Connor H. Trends in Utilization of Dental Services by Older U. S. Adults, 1998-2006. SCDA Special Care in Dentistry, 32(2): 42-48, 2012

Skaar, DD, O’Connor H. Use of the Beers Criteria to Identify Potentially Inappropriate Drug Use by Community Dwelling Older Dental Patients. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology.Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology 113(6): 714-721, 2012.

Skaar, DD, O’Connor, H, Hodges, JS, Michalowicz, BS. Dental Procedures and Subsequent Prosthetic Joint Infections.- Findings from the Current Medicare Beneficiary Survey. J American Dental Assoc 142(12):1343-1351, 2011.

Skaar DD, O’Connor H. Potentially Serious Drug-Drug Interactions among Community Dwelling Older Adult Dental Patients. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology 112(2):153-160, 2011.

Skaar DD, Hardie NA. Demographic Factors Associated with Dental Utilization Among Community Dwelling Elderly in the United States. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 66(1):67-71, 2006.

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