Director of Oral Health Services for Older Adults Program
Division of Comprehensive Care
Department of Primary Dental Care
Director of Graduate Studies
University of Minnesota Graduate School and School of Dentistry
Faculty Fellow, University of Minnesota Minnesota Area Geriatric Education Center, 1989-1990
BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1973-1977
Geriatric Fellowship, Oral Health Services for Older Adults Program, MS, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, 1987-1989
Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Temple University, 1978-1982
15-136 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Dr. Shuman joined the School of Dentistry faculty in 1989 and directs the Oral Health Services for Older Adults (Geriatrics) Program. In addition to his University positions, he also serves as the Dental Director for both the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation's Senior Dental Program (http://www.wilder.org/programs/OlderAdults/DentalProgram.html) and for Presbyterian Homes of Arden Hills and Roseville, where he oversees the clinical training in geriatrics and maintains his clinical practice. He also directs the school's nationally recognized continuing education program in long-term care dentistry, "The Miniresidency in Nursing Home Care for the Dental Team."
Dr. Shuman's research and publications have focused on dentistry in long-term care, economics and utilization of geriatric dental care, ethical and legal issues in the care of special patient populations, and medical issues affecting the dental care of older adults. Dr. Shuman served on the board of directors of the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry for 10 years and was president of that organization from 1998-99. He has also served as a board member of the Federation of Special Care Organizations in Dentistry and Secretary-Treasurer of the Minnesota Section of the American Association for Dental Research. He currently serves on the Minnesota Department of Human Services' Dental Access Advisory Committee.
"Walker Senior Dental Clinic"
Minnesota Department of Health & Walker Methodist Senior Services
Minneapolis, MN. 2005-06
"Oral Health Services for Older Adults"
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, MN. 1989-present
"Presbyterian Dental Program"
Presbyterian Homes of Arden Hills and
Presbyterian Homes of Roseville 1998-present
"Geriatric Rural Interdisciplinary Training Program,"
Core faculty, Quentin Burdick Rural Training Grant
(with University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth) 2003-present
"Kansas Miniresidency in Nursing Home Care"
Kansas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
and Academy of General Dentistry 2003
"Maryland Miniresidency in Nursing Home Care"
Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy 2001-03
"Postmenopausal Estrogen Deficiency and Tooth Loss"
NIH/National Institute of Dental Research
R03 DE 11325-02 1995-1997
"Utilization and Revenues for a Post-acute Care-based Dental Service"
HealthEast, Physician Services and
Minnesota Clinical Dental Research Center, University of Minnesota 1993
"Faculty Training Project in Geriatric Medicine and Dentistry"
Dentistry Project Director
(with Dept. of Family Practice, Medical School)
US Health Resources and Services Administration 1990-94
"Minnesota Area Geriatric Education Center"
(with School of Public Health)
US Health Resources and Services Administration
Geriatric Oral Health Care Award, American Dental Association 1995
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society 1994
Achievement Award, National Association of Counties, Washington, D.C.- "Dental Care to Underserved Groups in Peoria County, IL" 1987
Shuman S.K., Simonson M.J. Partnering Community Service and Education: The Oral Health Services for Older Adults Program. American Society on Aging/National Council on Aging Joint National Conference, San Francisco, April 16, 2004.
Shuman S.K., Simonson M.J. Growing Old with a Smile: Developing Effective Dental Programs in Long-Term Care American Society on Aging/National Council on Aging Joint National Conference, Chicago, March 14, 2003, April 15, 2004.
Shuman S.K., Simonson M.J. Linking Oral Health and Long-term Care: Strategies for Success American Society on Aging/National Council on Aging Joint National Conference, Denver, April 5, 2002.
Shuman, S.K., Simonson, M.J. Outcomes of a Continuing Education Program in Nursing Home Dentistry. Journal of Dental Research 79(Special Issue):3302, 2000.
Shuman, S.K, Pronych, G.J., Ofstehage, J.C. Dental Services. In Markenson, A. (Ed.), Long Term Care Facility Survey and Certification Guide. Chap. 14, Durham: Eli Research, 2000.
Shuman, S.K. Doing the Right Thing: Ethical Challenges in Geriatric Dental Care. Journal of the California Dental Association 27(9):693-702, 1999.
Shuman, S.K. Goals and Strategies for Improving Dental Care in the Nursing Home: Part Two. Northwest Dentistry 78(1):23-26, 1999.
Shuman, S.K. Goals and Strategies for Improving Dental Care in the Nursing Home: Part One. Northwest Dentistry 77(6):21-26, 1998.
Johnson, T.E., Shuman, S.K., Ofstehage, J.C. Fitting the Pieces Together: Treatment Planning the Geriatric Dental Patient. Dental Clinics of North America 41(4)945-59, 1997.
Thai, P.H., Shuman, S.K., Davidson, G.B. Nurses' Dental Assessments and Subsequent Care in Minnesota Nursing Homes. Special Care in Dentistry, 17(1):13-18, 1997.
Shuman, S.K. New Dentists and Older Patients: Preparing for Dental Practice in an Aging Society. Dentistry 96, Journal of the American Student Dental Association, 16(3):7-9, 20-1, 1996.
Shuman, S.K., Bebeau, M.J. Ethical Issues in Nursing Home Care: Practice Guidelines for Difficult Situations. Special Care in Dentistry, 16(4):170-176, 1996.
McCusker, M.L., Shuman, S.K., Irvine, P.W. Medical Issues in the Dental Care of Older Adults. In P. Holm-Pedersen and H. Loe (Eds.), Geriatric Dentistry. 2nd Ed., Chap. 13, Copenhagen: Munksgaard, 1996.
Shuman, S.K., Davidson. Patient Age, Service Mix, and Dental Practice Productivity. Gerodontology 11(1):50-56, 1994.
Shuman, S.K., Bebeau, M.J. Ethical and Legal Issues in Special Patient Care. Dental Clinics of North America 38(3):553-575, 1994. Reprinted in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America, November, 1995.
Shuman, S.K., Loupe, M.J., Davidson, G.B., Martens, L.V. Productivity in Minnesota Dental Practices with Increased Visits by Older Patients. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 54(1):31-38, 1994.
Shuman, S.K., McCusker, M.L., Owen, M.K. Enhancing Infection Control for Elderly and Medically Compromised Patients. Journal of the American Dental Association 124(9):76-84, 1993.
Shuman, S.K., Loupe, M.J., Davidson, G.B., Martens, L.V. Are Dental Practices Less Productive with Older Patients? Comparison of Alternative Output Measures. Special Care in Dentistry 12(6):238-244, 1992.
Shuman, S.K. A Physician's Guide to Coordinating Oral Health and Primary Care. Geriatrics 45(8):47-57, 1990.
Shuman, S.K. Ethics and Rationing Health Care. Journal of the American Dental Association, 121(5):639, 1990.
Shuman, S.K. Ethics and the Patient with Dementia. Journal of the American Dental Association 119(6):747-748, 1989.